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Lavinia Jane Quigg

September 4, 2012

Lavinia Jane Quigg, 95, of Poteau died Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, in Poteau. Lavinia was born Oct. 4, 1917, in Avery to O.W. and Drucella (Sample) Wilcher. She was a homemaker. Lavinia was a member of the Poteau Church of Christ. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Fred Murfin; second husband, Clyde Quigg; sister, Zula Province; grandsons, Steve Chandler, Mikal Morphis; great grandson, Colton Samuels; son-in-law Winford Chandler.

Donald W. Parker

September 4, 2012

Donald W. Parker, 62, of Poteau died Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, in Poteau. He was born May 11, 1950, in Oklahoma City to Bennie Franklin and Wilma Lafaye (Blaylock) Parker. He was a graduate of Poteau High School, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps where he served in Vietnam, a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans and retired from the production department at Bremner.
He is preceded in death by his father, Bennie F. Parker, and his only son, Bryan Lee Parker.

Football revival beginning in Poteau

September 4, 2012

Sweeping this way — yes, sweeping this way,
A mighty revival is sweeping this way.
You can find those words in most church hymnals in Poteau. While these words talk of a revival in the churches, I can since the Pirates have had a change in their philosophy and their work ethic. This old church song could be the new motto for the Poteau Pirate football team. The Pirates are on the rise, and these players and coaches are going to have a football revival that will bring the Pirates back to football glory of yester years.

Pocola's late score propels Indians to comeback victory over Tulsa Regent Prep

September 4, 2012

COWETA — Rick Lang, Pocola High School's football coach, mentioned after his team's last scrimmage about finding ways to finish games. Friday night's 2012 season opener may not be what he had in mind, but he'll take it.
Beau Kerbow's 30-yard touchdown run and Dalton Richardson's extra point with 1:43 left to play lifted the Indians to a 35-34 come-from-behind victory over Tulsa Regent Prep.

Vian proves to be too much for Spiro

September 4, 2012

VIAN — The Spiro Bulldogs knew they were going to have their hands full in their 2012 football opener on the road against Class 2A's top-ranked Vian Wolverines. They proved to be right.
The Wolverines outgained the Bulldogs 453 to 103 in total yards as Vian routed Spiro 55-6.
The Wolverines (1-0) scored 23 points in the opening period, followed by a 20-point second quarter to take control of the season opener for both teams.
The Bulldogs (0-1) will have their home opener against the Muldrow Bulldogs at 7:30 p.m. next Friday at McClain Stadium.

What a game last Tuesday; Howe Wood Bat Tournament is big local event this week, followed next week by LeFlore County Tournament at PARC

September 4, 2012

I'm still amazed at the softball game I witnessed, or at least got to witness most of it, last Tuesday when Panama visited Poteau. The game went 14 innings before the Lady Pirates outlasted the Lady Razorbacks 1-0. The game very well could be a prelude of this month's title game at the 2012 LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament, which will begin next Monday at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex. FYI — I will put the County Tournament bracket in Saturday's edition.

It was all OSU over Savannah State

September 4, 2012

STILLWATER — It was a no-brainer that Oklahoma State would cakewalk through Savannah State Saturday night at Boone Pickens Stadium. It did exactly that, making carnage of the overmatched Tigers in a one-sided 84-0 rout.
No contest.
Unless you’re an OSU fan and enjoy dominance, it was boring, but even a vast majority of Poke fans felt that. Most left as the game progressed.
The Cowboys scored on 12 of 16 possessions, keeping sports information department representatives busy thumbing through media guides, looking for records being broken.

Arkansas handles Jacksonville State in Crowe's return, but Hogs could have been even better

September 4, 2012

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The Arkansas Razorbacks did what they wanted to do Saturday night at Frank Broyles Field at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. They defeated the Jacksonville State Gamecocks 49-24 to spoil the return of Jack Crowe, former Arkansas coach for the Hogs' last two seasons in the old Southwest Conference and current coach of the Gamecocks.
When one sees that the Razorbacks (1-0) won by 25 points, one might think there were positives all around. Don't get me wrong, there were.

September 3rd

Public Trust to hold special meeting

September 3, 2012

The LeFlore County Detention Center Public Trust has scheduled a special meeting Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the LeFlore County Commissioners meeting room to discuss purchasing stun guns for detention officers.
According to Claud Jones, LCDC administrator, several of the detention officers are certified to carry stun guns and he is hoping to get the trust's approval to purchase up to four stun guns.
Other items on the agenda for discussion are personnel issues involving new employees.

Trail of Tears motorcycle ride coming to Heavener

September 3, 2012

The 19th annual Trail of Tears Motorcycle Ride is schedule to stop in Heavener on Sept. 17.
More than 150 riders are expected to arrive in Heavener at 11:30 a.m. for lunch then continue the ride through Wister, Fanshawe and Red Oak on their way to the Seminole National Museum in Wewoka.
The ride is billed as the largest organized motorcycle run in history spanning multiple states and a total of 25,000 motorcyclist in the three day ride.

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