November 8th, 2012
HOWE â€” It was a rough beginning to the 2012-13 basketball season for the Cameron High School teams Tuesday night at the Howe Gym.
The host Lady Lions got things going with a 52-33 win over the Lady Yellowjackets, then the Lions clawed the â€™Jackets 69-20.
LEFLORE â€” The Leflore Savages got not only their first win of the 2012-13 season, but new coach Daniel Caldwell his first win with his new team Tuesday night as the Savages routed the Panola Bearcats 68-36 in their home opener at the Leflore Gym.
The Savages jumped out to a 14-0 lead after a period en route to a 34-5 halftime advantage.
Whitesboro 63, Smithville 57: In Smithville, the Bulldogs remained undefeated for new coach Billy Karr. The â€™Dogs doubled up the Braves 20-10 in the first quarter, but the hosts cut the deficit to 29-25 at halftime.
SMITHVILLE â€” The Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs made it 2-for-2 to begin the season as they got a 45-43 come-from-behind road win over the Smithville Lady Braves.
Trailing 15-11 after one period, the Lady Bulldogs outscored Smithville 13-9 in the second quarter to knot the game at 24 at halftime.
In the third quarter, the Lady Bulldogs outscored the Lady Braves 9-6 to take a 33-30 lead into the final period.
Wister 56, McCurtain 38: In McCurtain, the Lady Wildcats jumped out to a 16-5 lead after one period to take control of the game.
Stephen James Simmons, 28, of Heavener died Monday, Nov. 5., 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at House of Hope in Poteau. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Heavener.
Bill Ellman, 87, of Poteau died peacefully Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.
He was a former newspaper owner, publisher and editor. Bill was raised in the Lutheran faith but joined First Christian Church, Poteau, when he and his wife retired. Bill was born in Preston, Md., on Nov. 28, 1924, to William H. Sr. and Marie Schulke Ellman.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; a stepfather, Tucker Davis; his first wife, Elizabeth â€śLibâ€ť Boylston Ellman; and two sisters, Betty Ellman and Thedora â€śTedâ€ť Browne.
Mike Trout left quite an impression during his rookie campaign, in which he compiled a historic stat line and established himself as a candidate for the American League Most Valuable Player Award.
His peers certainly were impressed. Trout garnered the distinction of Outstanding Rookie in the AL, as voted on by his AL colleagues in the annual Players Choice Awards, presented by the Major League Baseball Players Association.
Wilson also selected Trout as the American League Defensive Player of the Year.
This weekend is one of my favorite weekends of the year to hunt. I have always had good luck on the weekend closest to Nov. 10. The bucks are chasing does around all over the place. I always try to sit in my stand all day at least one day on this weekend every year.
Dan Carter and I will join my ol' buddy, Butch Parks, at Clayton to hunt my lease for the weekend. Last year on this weekend, we saw nine bucks chasing does in one day. I hope it will be that good again this year. Even if it isnâ€™t, we will have a great time and eat really well.
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The family of Ruby Poole,74, of Pocola, whose body was discovered Saturday, will most likely never know how she died.
The Pocola Police Department has confirmed the Oklahoma State Medical Examiners Office was unable to determine the cause of death for Ruby Poole, 74, of Pocola.
Poole was reported missing Oct. 18. Poole was last seen the night before walking in the area of North Gray Street and Choctaw Road.
Her body was discovered near the Wells Creek Bridge on Oklahoma Highway 112 by a pedestrian.
A Heavener man is listed in stable condition at an area hospital following a Tuesday night accident.
According to the accident report completed by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Buddy Vaughn, 28, of Heavener, was traveling north on Oklahoma Highway 112 one mile north of Poteau Tuesday night when the accident occurred.
The report shows Sophia Pearson, 47, of Poteau, was driving a 2001 Ford Explorer on a private driveway. She pulled onto the highway and struck Vaugn who was driving a 2003 Honda motorcycle.