July 13th, 2012
Hollis Leslie Gassaway Jr., 67, ofÂ Fort Smith, Ark., died Thursday, July 5, 2012, in Fort Smith.Â Hollis was born April 12, 1945, in McAlester to Hollis Sr. and Novella (Phipps) Gassaway. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Hollis was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Shirley Besoyan.
Survivors include his daughter, Phyllis Ann Gassaway of California; sons, Douglas and Virginia Gassaway of Blum, Texas, Treavor Gassaway of Roland; uncles and aunts, Lucian and Sue Gassaway of Monroe, and Clinton and Barbara Phipps Gassaway.
Private services will be held at a later time.
Poteau Lady Pirate basketball player Kaitlan Standridge went to participate in the United States Junior National Basketball Team tryouts on May 20 at Lighthouse Sports Complex in Oklahoma City. The goal was to make the cut from across the nation to be invited to play in next week's U.S. International Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio. She did just that.
â€śI really didn't think this would happen,â€ť Standridge said. â€śI have never really foreseen myself coming this far in basketball. I've developed a love for the game of basketball like I have over the past two years.â€ť
CUSHING â€” The good news is there will be a LeFlore County OK Kids peewee baseball team playing for a state title tonight. However, there won't be a second local team in the championship game, this year anyway.
The Poteau Buccaneers stayed perfect for the 2012 OK Kids PeeWee State Tournament with a 15-3 rout of the Coleman BRW Thursday night in the winner's-bracket final.
The Buccaneers will play at 6 p.m. tonight for the state title, but they won't get to play their fellow Poteau team for it.
WEATHERFORD â€” All that stands between the Heavener Thunder OK Kids coach-pitch baseball team and the 2012 State Tournament trophy is a win.
The Thunder reached tonight's state title game with a 13-3, four-inning, run-rule victory over Morrison in Thursday night's winner's-bracket final at Rader Park.
The Thunder will play at 6 p.m. tonight for the state title. The Sallisaw Titans and the Hollis Heat played in the loser's-bracket semifinal Friday night, with the winner meeting Morrison in the loser's-bracket final â€” with that winner playing the Thunder tonight for the state title.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” Poteau High School golfer Hannah Ward tied for 11th place at this week's 62nd annual Girls Junior Championship, which took place Tuesday and Wednesday at Willow Creek Country Club.
Ward, who was the Class 4A State Tournament individual state title and helped the Lady Pirates win the team state title, shot an 81-78 and tied Haley Hill for 11th place at 159.
Caroline Goodin was top medalist as she shot a 72-71â€”143, beating Megan Blonien (75-71â€”146) and Maci Arrington (74-72â€”146) by three shots.
There were 52 golfers in the field.
Aaron Malachi Ridenour, 78, of Poteau died Thursday, July 12, 2012, in Poteau. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at the First United Methodist Church, Poteau, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
Roger Rose Jr., 43, of Fort Smith, Ark., died July 10, 2012, in Fort Smith.Â A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at Trinity Church of the Nazarene in Fort Smith.Â Cremation services are under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau.
Carl Albert State College Assistant Softball Coach Megan Young will give softball lessons at $25 per hour to girls up through age 18.
To schedule a session or for additional information, call (580) 704-4517.
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Friday Couple Scrambles will take place at 5:30 p.m. every Friday at Wolf Ridge Golf Course. The entry fee is $15 per person for the nine-hole weekly event.
For additional information, call (918) 647-2582.
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The 2012 Poteau Quarterback Club Youth Football Camp will take place from 8 to 10 a.m. July 30-Aug. 1 at Costner Stadium.