February 22nd, 2013
August Dean Phillips Sr., 81, of Heavener died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at Rock Island.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Jerry Don Driver, 66, of Poteau died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Poteau. Jerry was born Aug. 5, 1946, in Hackett, Ark., to Albert and Ida (Higginbotham) Driver. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Charles Driver; and one sister.
Survivors include his daughter, Sherry and Patrick Hamilton of Arkoma; son, Bobby and Heather Driver of Poteau; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Gene Driver of Van Buren, Ark., Jim Driver of Kansas City, Mo.; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones.Â
Shirley Beam, 71, of Bokoshe died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Bokoshe. Shirley was born Jan. 10, 1942, in Silverton, Ore., to Gerald and Helen (Hale) Wright. She was retired from Oklahomer Smith Furniture. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles David Beam, and granddaughter, Telisha Beam.
Sherman Phillip Floyd, 88, of Poteau died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in Poteau.
Sherman was born March 9, 1924, in Tahona to King Philip and Bessie B. (Morrison) Floyd. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II. He was a retired teacher. Sherman was a member of the First Baptist Church in Poteau. He was preceded in death by his parents, K.P. and Bessie; daughter, Toni Thompson; two sisters, Earlene Sallis of Oklahoma City and Bea Blankenship of Spiro; brother, Ray Floyd. Sherman started coaching in 1949 and was Poteau High School principal from 1972 mto 1986 when he retired.
PANAMA â€” The Panama Lady Razorbacks basketball team knew when the Class 2A Regional Tournament began Thursday afternoon it needed to win three games in three days to make it to next week's area tournament in Wilburton. Win one is in the books.
The Lady Razorbacks (15-9) will play the loser of Thursday night's Talihina-Savanna game at 6:30 tonight on Chris Gillespie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium in Talihina in the consolation semifinals. Tonight's winner will play at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Talihina for the consolation championship, and a trip to the Class 2A Area Tournament.
CROWDER â€” Two LeFlore County basketball teams, the Howe Lions and the Wister Lady Wildcats kept their seasons alive â€” at least for one more day â€” at the Class 2A Regional Tournament.
The Lions held off the Porter Consolidated Pirates 51-49, while a fourth-quarter rally lifted the Lady â€™Cats to a 50-44 win over the host Crowder Demonettes.
WILBURTON â€” The Spiro Lady Bulldogs basketball team made sure there was going to be at least one more night to the 2012-13 season.
The Lady Bulldogs got past the Coalgate Lady Wildcats 44-34 on Thursday afternoon in the Class 3A Regional Tournament at the Wilburton High School gym.
The Lady Bulldogs (13-12) will play the loser of Thursday night's Hugo-Davis game at 6:30 tonight in Antlers in the consolation semifinals, with that winner playing for the consolation championship at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Antlers.
FORT GIBSON â€” There will be another afternoon of Poteau Pirates basketball.
The Pirates held off a fourth-quarter rally by the Jay Bulldogs to earn a 56-51 victory Thursday afternoon at the Class 4A Regional Tournament.
The Pirates (13-12) will play at 3 p.m. Friday in Fort Gibson in the consolation semifinals against the loser of Thursday night's Inola-Muldrow game. That winner will play for the consolation championship, and a trip to the Class 4A Area Tournament next week at the Muskogee Civic Center, at 3 p.m. Saturday.
The Carl Albert State College baseball team will head south of the border for a three-game series with Tyler (Texas) Junior College, beginning tonight.
The Vikings (4-1), who lost their first game of the season Saturday afternoon to Jefferson College, Mo., at Ival Goodman Field, will play Game 1 of the three-game series beginning at 7 tonight. It will be a single, nine-inning game.
Then, the two teams will play a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Four Poteau Pirate wrestlers will get the chance to win state titles this weekend at the Class 4A State Tournament, which will take place Friday and Saturday at Oklahoma City's State Fair Arena.
For three of them, Devin Anderson (120 pounds), Derek Francis (170) and Gabe Sanchez (195), they will be making their first-ever appearances at state.
Senior Tyler Tustin will try to three-peat as state champion at 138 pounds, and believes that he is performing his best now than ever before.