September 5th, 2012
Robert Swinford was the Week 1 winner of the Poteau Daily Newsâ€™ Pigskin Picks contest.
Swinford successfully picked 11 out of 12 winners to win the $25 prize.
The contest ballot runs every Saturday during the contest period. Winners will be announced weekly on the Pigskin Picks page.
This week's picks are due by 5 p.m. today since the Dallas Cowboys' season opener against the New York Giants takes place tonight.
The form was in Saturday's edition of The Poteau Daily News.
William Elijah "Liam" Lyon, 18 months, passed away Monday after battling to survive being born with a left sided hypoplastic heart disease.
Liam received a heart transplant July 2011 after several other surgeries to correct his heart defect were unsuccessful.
Liam's followers on facebook posted more than 12,500 farewell messages.
District Judge Jon Sullivan has granted a motion filed by the LeFlore County District Attorney's Office asking for James Haskin Jr., 61, of Monroe, to submit a DNA sample.
According to the motion, evidence collected at the crime scene, where Haskin allegedly sexually abused multiple children, has been analyzed and confirmed as seminal fluids.
The DNA sample from Haskin will be used to determine if he is a match to the fluids.
Haskin is scheduled to appear in court next week.
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.Â Lavinia was a member of the Poteau Church of Christ.Â
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, 62, of Poteau died Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, in Poteau.Â He was born May 11, 1950, in Oklahoma City to Bennie Franklin and Wilma Lafaye (Blaylock) Parker.Â 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.
Sweeping this way â€” 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.
COWETA â€” 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 â€” 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.
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 â€” I will put the County Tournament bracket in Saturday's edition.