Opal May Allison, 84, of Poteau died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, in Poteau. Opal was born March 8, 1928, in Leflore to Bert and Eller (Hindricks) Robison. She was a member of the United Pentecostal Church. Opal was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, James Thomas Ferguson and Joe Allison; brothers, James Everett, Johnny and Bill Robison; sister, Mary Stephens; daughter, Flossie Mae Ridner; and great-grandson, Greyson Hunt.
Donnie Charles Green, 75, of Howe died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Howe. He was born July 22, 1937, at Montague County, Texas, to James Ivy and Mary Pearl (Houk) Green. He was a truck driver.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and two sisters.
There are six players who are part of the Class of 2013 for the Poteau Lady Pirates softball team. The third athlete punched her ticket to play at the next level.
Poteau outfielder Shelby Standridge inked her name on the dotted line of her letter of intent to play college softball with Connors State College in Warner in a ceremony Wednesday morning at the high school.
This week is the 81st Leflore County Basketball Tournament. Wister is the host this year, so Paula and I have been running the clock and book at the Carl Albert State College site for the first three days.
We have got a chance to see some pretty good games early on, and look forward to the rest of the week. Come out and support these young men and women as they compete for school and community.
Good luck to all the teams in the county tournament!
Have a great week!
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After coming in second in each of the last two LeFlore County Tournaments, Scott Nelke, Poteau boys coach, was hoping third time was going to be a charm come the 81st version of the state's longest-running basketball tournament.
Scott Gregory, Poteau's first-year girls coach, believed that his team had yet to play its best game this season.
Both coaches had to be rather pleased, if not ecstatic, about how their respective teams played in Tuesday night's championship quarterfinals at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
WISTER â€” If many LeFlore County high school basketball prognosticators were ready to make a prediction that there was going to be a new girls champion at the end of the 81st LeFlore County Tournament, the Howe Lady Lions are letting people know the defending champions aren't going away.
After trailing most of Tuesday night's championship quarterfinal game against the Spiro Lady Bulldogs, the Lady Lions found a way to scratch their way to a 50-48 victory to make it to Friday night's semifinals in Talihina.
Two county teams punched their tickets to the championship semifinals of the 81st LeFlore County Tournament on Tuesday at Carl Albert State College's Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
The Panama Lady Razorbacks defeated the Arkoma Lady Mustangs 46-33, while the defending champion Spiro Bulldogs were too much for the Panama Razorbacks in a 73-39 win.
Voters in LeFlore County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the annual school election should apply now, according to County Election Board Secretary Sharon Steele.
Steele said the County Election Board can accept applications for absentee ballots until 5 p.m. on Wednesday Feb. 6, voters who want to vote by absentee ballot are urged to apply early.
Absentee ballot applications forms are available at the County Election Board office located at 103 N. Church St. in Poteau or they can be obtained online at www.elections.ok.gov.
Shady Point Schools have recently installed a new LED sign for public notification of school events.
The 16 foot LED sign is located at the intersection of Wheelus Street and U.S. Highway 59/271.
Shady Point Superintendent Bruce Gillham said the sign was purchased and installed at no cost to the district due to corporate sponsors and community donations.
The sign will be used for notifications of school event and activities along with any closings.