March 10th, 2012
WILBURTON â€” Eastern Oklahoma State Collegeâ€™s Men's Basketball Coach Scott Edgar has been named the NJCAA Region II Coach of the Year.
â€śItâ€™s an honor any time youâ€™re named Coach of the Year by your peers,â€ť Edgar said. â€śIt could not be accomplished without a tremendous team and that includes our players, our administration and our community.â€ť
Three players for the eighth-ranked Mountaineers also received honors, which are voted on by the Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference coaches.
Linda Loretta Pike, 62, of Fairbanks, Alaska, formerly of Panama, died March 3, 2012.
Linda was born Sept. 15, 1949, in Calhoun to Roland Burch and Freda Mae (Anderson) Bandoni. She was preceded in death by a brother, Daniel Bruce Burch.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry Pike of the home; her mother, Freda Mae Bandoni of Shady Point; one son, Steven Pike of Fairbanks; one grandson, Steven Pike II of Fairbanks; a sister, Diane Puryear of Eureka, Calif.; and a brother, David Burch of Shay Point.
The good news was that no LeFlore County baseball or softball team lost their games Thursday afternoon. But they didn't win them, either.
Thursday's rain postponed all of the county baseball and softball games, as well as Poteau High School's season-opening track meet at Fort Smith (Ark.) Southside High School.
Baseball games rained out Thursday were Heavener at Poteau, Cameron at Pocola, Howe and Battiest at Leflore, Union Christian, Ark., at Arkoma, Hartford, Ark., at Panama and Spiro at Tulsa Union.
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2012 Poteau High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Categories include: football, boys and girls basketball, baseball, fast-pitch and slow-pitch softball, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls track, boys and girls golf, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls all-around athlete, wrestling, coaching and support and service.
The deadline to submit nominations is March 30. For additional information or to submit a nomination, call (918) 839-0394.
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The LeFlore County Bass Club had its first tournament of the 2012 season at Grasshopper Landing on Broken Bow Lake. The tournament had 19 boats with a combined 38 anglers who caught 70 fish weighing a combined total of 138.13 pounds. Each fish averaged 1.97 pounds, and 10 limits were brought to the scales.
Judd â€śVan Dammâ€ť Wann and Josh â€śMisterâ€ť Roberts took home first place with 11.32 pounds, earning $450.
Judy Ann Williams, 53, of Sallisaw, died Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in Van Buren, Ark.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Talihina United Methodist Church.Â Burial will be the New Talihina Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Reita Jeanne Hardin, 74, of Poteau died Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in Poteau.
Reita was born April 6, 1937, in Fanshawe to T. Clyde and Lucille (Kellum) Hardin.Â She was a homemaker.Â Reita was a member of the Community of Christ Church in Fanshawe.Â She was preceded in death by her parents.
The weekend of March 16 has been announced as the date for the first annual Oklahoma Slam.
The Oklahoma Slam will be a combination skateboard camp and contest at the Skatepark Off Broadway located at 105 Reynolds and South Broadway in Poteau.
At 4 p.m. on March 16, the event begins with skate camp, providing tips and help with contest runs to everyone from beginners to advanced skaters. On hand at the skate camp will be skateboarding legend Bill Danforth and the Short Bus Crew.
The sounds of music and festivities will soon be wafting through the air above Heavener as the Heavener Viking / Celtic Festival gets underway.
The Friends of Heavener Runestone would like to announce their upcoming festival to take place at the Runestone to help raise park operation funds. The festival is scheduled to kick off on March 17-18 with fun, entertainments and games for all ages.
Festival go-ers are encouraged to don their finest Celtic or Viking garbs and join the friends for a two-day event guaranteed to have something for everyone.