February 21st, 2012
Dale Keith, 78, of Whitesboro died February 18, 2012 at the Veterans Hospital in Muskogee.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, February 21, at 2 p.m. in the Talihina Funeral Home Chapel in Talihina.
Internment will be at the Whitesboro Cemetery in Whitesboro.
The Talihina Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Alta Holt, 77, of Poteau, Okla., passed away Friday, February 17, 2012 in Poteau. Mary was born December 31, 1934 in Talihina, Okla., to George N. and Atha Irene (Mahorney) Stoynoff. Mary was a retired telephone operator. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Jack Holt.
Janice Pauline Midgley Couch, of Wister, Okla., passed away Sunday, February 19, 2012 in Fort Smith, Ark. Janice was born Sunday, December 2, 1962 in Stockton, Calif., to Clifford Melton and Lilace Elaine (Sampson) Midgley. She was a cook at Wister Public Schools. Janice was preceded in death by her paternal grandpa, Charley Midgley; maternal grandparents, O.C. and Mildred Sampson; and best friend, Cheryl Johnson Seagraves.
Dorothy Curtis, 85, of Talihina, passed away February 18, 2012 in Fort Smith, Ark.
Funeral services will be conducted on February 21, at 10 a.m. at the Talihina First Baptist Church in Talihina.
Interment will be at the Riechert Cemetery.
Talihina Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
James Houston â€śHootâ€ť Jackson, 71, of Poteau, OK passed away Sunday, February 19, 2012 in Hot Springs, Ark. Hoot was born July 1, 1940 in Tahlequah, Okla., to Hyrum annd Evelyn (Wann) Jackson. He was a veteran of the National Guard. He worked in metal fabrication. Hoot was a member of Summerfield Baptist Church. He was baptized in Holson Creek in 1952. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Lois Jackson; his parents, Hyrum Jackson, Arden and Evelyn (Wann) Evans; and brother, A.C. Evans.
Monroe Sebo, 82, of Spiro died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Victory Worship Center in Spiro. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Rena Gene Moore, 48, of Cheyenne, formerly of Wister, died Feb. 17, 2012, at Cheyenne.
Graveside memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25,at the Cheyenne Cemetery under the direction of Rose Chapel Funeral Service, Cheyenne.Â Condolence can be made at www.whineryfs.com.
For the second straight season, there will be two Poteau Pirate wrestlers at the Class 4A State Tournament.
At Saturday's Class 4A Regional Tournament in Cleveland, Okla., Poteau's Tyler Tustin and Kaydon Evans qualified for this weekend's state tournament at Oklahoma City's State Fair Arena.
Tustin, who won state a season ago, won the regional title at 132 pounds, while Evans â€” who came out midseason â€” battled his way back to be third at 138 pounds.
The good news Saturday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse was that the Poteau Lady Pirates claimed their second straight Class 4A District Tournament title, but the not-so-good news was the Pirates suffered a loss.
The Lady Pirates won their second straight district title with a 59-45 win over the Hilldale Lady Hornets. However, in the nightcap, the Hornets were able to make it a split with the two schools as they defeated the Pirates 59-49.
WARNER â€” The Talihina Lady Golden Tigers took the first step in a four-game postseason winning streak to the Class 2A State Tournament in fine fashion Saturday night as they defeated the host Warner Lady Eagles 54-20 to win the district tournament.
The Lady Golden Tigers are now just three wins away from the Class 2A State Tournament. They will face Hulbert at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Warner, with another win putting them into not only Saturday night's regional title game but automatically qualifying them for next week's Class 2A Area Tournament at the new Wilburton Gym.