October 6th, 2011
Thanksgiving is quickly approaching
and with it comes a time for families to
gather together and find time to enjoy
each otherâ€™s company and reflect on all
the things in life there are to be thankful
for. However, there are those in our community
who all too often find themselves
alone during the holidays. One local
man, however, has made it his mission to
provide a Thanksgiving dinner for those
who would otherwise be alone.
For the past seven years, Jim Berngen
has been serving up hot meals to his
community with The Annual Thanksgiving
An Oklahoma City man who was
allegedly found passed out behind the
wheel of his vehicle while parked on a
county road near Spiro has been formally
charged by the LeFlore County District
Attorneyâ€™s Office with being in actual
physical control of a motor vehicle while
under the influence. Since this is his
second or subsequent offense, the charge
is a felony that could result in prison
time if convicted.
Timothy Scott Carter, 32, of Oklahoma
City, was arrested on September 21 after
a passerby reported a vehicle parked in
According to the affidavit filed by
LeFlore County Women's Crisis Services
Director Sissy Carden speaks to the crowd
gathered Wednesday at the Leflore County
Courthouse to see the Silent Witnesses
exhibit in honor of Domestic Violence
Awareness Month. Each red silhouette in
the back ground represents a person in
Oklahoma killed by domestic violence.
Several area elected officials spoke during
the event. To the left is one of the children
that was represented in the exhibit.
The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team took the first step in making it to next week's Class 4A State Tournament.
The Lady Pirates handled the Stilwell Lady Indians 8-3 Wednesday afternoon to make it to Wednesday night's winner's-bracket final against the Fort Gibson Lady Tigers (25-10), who defeated the Broken Bow Lady Savages 7-0 in Game 2 Wednesday afternoon.
â€śIt was a long wait,â€ť Poteau Coach Misty Collins said.
The winner of Wednesday night's Poteau-Fort Gibson game will advance to this afternoon's title game at 2 p.m., with the if-game at 4 p.m.
It looked like last week, the Poteau Pirates were going to snatch a win away from the jaws of defeat last Friday night against Tulsa Webster. Instead, the Warriors scored in the waning moments to snatch the win away from Poteau. Needless to say, the Pirates were very disappointed.
An old adage says, â€śTo be the best, you have to beat the best.â€ť The Panama Lady Razorbacks softball team hopes to have that saying become reality today.
The Lady â€™Backs (25-9) will meet No. 1 Colbert at 5 p.m. today at Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City in the Class 2A State Tournament quarterfinals.
For the fourth straight baseball season, dating back to the 2010 spring season, the Wister Wildcats baseball team has ended them at the same place â€” the state tournament.
Last spring, the â€™Cats made third time the charm as they won the Class 2A State Tournament. Now, they will look to win the Class A Fall State Tournament this weekend.
First up for the Wildcats (21-3) is the Amber-Pocasset Panthers at 5 p.m. today at Edmond Memorial High School in the state quarterfinals.
The Spiro Bulldogs not only snapped their three-game losing streak last week in a 34-19 win over the Eufaula Ironheads last Friday night at McClain Stadium, but they also may have salvaged their season.
But to keep their postseason hopes alive, the â€™Dogs (2-3 overall, 1-1 in District 3A-8 play) will need to keep the momentum going when they hit the road for a 7:30 p.m. Friday game against the Hugo Buffaloes (1-4, 0-2) â€” who lost last week's 3A-8 contest 21-0 to Atoka.
Luther Wayne Strickland, 79, of Heavener died Sunday,
Oct. 2, 2011, in Poteau. He was born Sept. 4, 1932, in
DeQueen, Ark. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 5, at First Baptist Church, Heavener,
with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Dowden Funeral
Home, Heavener, is handling arrangements.
Jonathan H. Carden, 29, of Fort Smith,
Ark., died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, in Fort
Smith. Jonathan was born in Fort Smith on
Nov. 3, 1981 to Randall W. and Donna
(Chestine) Carden. He was preceded in death
by his half brother, Henry Joe Harrison; stepbrother,
Chris Carden; and maternal grandparents,
Margie and Leon Drake.
Survivors include his wife, Tabatha (Langston) Allison
of Fort Smith; daughter, Cassie Carden of Roland; son,
Corbin Adam Carden; mother, Donna Carden Eller of
Poteau; father, Randy Carden of Covington, Ga.; brother,