March 21st, 2012
IDABEL â€” The Talihina Golden Tigers baseball team split its first two games in the 2012 Broken Bow Tournament on Monday.
Talihina ended the day with a 16-3 run-rule win over the Caddo Bruins after being humbled by the Idabel Warriors 8-2.
The Golden Tigers (4-4) were slated to meet their final pool play game Tuesday afternoon against Ashdown, Ark., but the game was rained out. In fact, the rest of the tournament was canceled.
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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Betty Cheatham, 84, of Talihina died Sunday, March 18, 2012, in Talihina. Graveside servicesÂ will be at 10 a.m. Friday, March 23, at the New Talihina Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Arvin Richardson, 84, of Whitesboro died Saturday, March 17, 2012, in Spiro. Graveside services were held Tuesday, March 20, at Whitesboro Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Ronnie Hollie, 68, of BokosheÂ entered the Lordâ€™s kingdom on March 19, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Ronnie was born October 18, 1943 in Henry, to Charles Cyril and Gladys Bernice (Cheshier) Hollie.Â He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Sharon Stiles and Linda Stark.Â Ronnie was a U.S. veteran, mechanic, chicken farmer and cattleman.Â He was a member of the Bokoshe Church of Christ.Â
Joe Boyd â€śJ.B.â€ť Hayes, 89, of Pocola died Sunday, March 18, 2012, in Pocola. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 22,Â in Evans Memorial Chapel, Pocola.Â Burial will be in Spiro City Cemetery â€” Garden of Memories, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Pocola.
Tommy Fuller, 68, of Pocola died Friday, March 16, 2012, inÂ Fort Smith, Ark.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, with Rev. David Nolen officiating.Â Burial will be in Shady Point Cemetery under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.Â
William Charles â€śCharlieâ€ť Phillips, 83, of Howe died Saturday, March 17, 2012, in Poteau. Charlie was born Feb. 27, 1929, in Poteau to Hansel J. and Marie (Hale) Phillips.Â Charlie was a self-employed businessman.Â He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Hansel Phillips Jr.; and great-granddaughter, Kristen Lovell.
Paul Wesley Watkins, 83, of Poteau died Sunday, March 18, 2012, in Poteau. Paul was born Jan.