October 22nd, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The 20th Oklahoma Classics were contested Friday night at Remington Park. The full slate of Oklahoma-bred stakes races did not disappoint with a mix of favorites and stars winning along with a few longshots.
Fifth Date, an 8-year-old gelding who primarily has competed in sprint races his entire career, scored the top race of the evening in the $155,500 Chickasaw Nation Oklahoma Classics Cup, powered by TVG. Easily the biggest win for Fifth Date, it happened just two races after he was claimed for $18,000.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The Oklahoma City Thunder played their last preseason home game Sunday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena, defeating the Denver Nuggets 108-101.
The Thunder had as much as a 19-point lead (49-30), but eventually trailed in the fourth quarter before finishing the game strong to capture the victory.
Maxcine Warren, 56, of Poteau died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, in Tulsa. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at First United Methodist Church in Poteau. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Albert â€śMarvinâ€ť Ulrich, 87, of Poteau, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. He was born Dec. 24, 1924, in Topeka, Kan. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a charter pilot and retired salesman from Sears.
He was preceded in death by his birth parents, Charles and Junie Guedrey, who passed away before Marvin was 5 years old, and his adoptive parents, Fred and Lucy Ulrich; his beloved wife, Mary Margaret Ulrich; one son, James Scott Ulrich; and a sister, Charlotte Ramsey.Â
Paul Nelson Johnson
Paul Nelson Johnson, 82, of Leflore, formerly of McAlester, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at the Talihina Veterans Center.
Paul was born on Nov. 30, 1929, in Bristow to Loddie N. and Edith (Alcorn) Johnson.Â He grew up in Bristow and Slick.Â In March 1951 he joined the U.S. Air Force and served in the 14th Air Force, 323rd Bomb Wing, until his honorable discharge on Aug. 24, 1952.
NORMAN â€” The Oklahoma Sooners did just what they were expected to do against the Kansas Jayhawks Saturday night at Owen Field â€” picked up an easy 52-7 win.
TULSA â€” An old sports adage says, â€śThe good teams will find a way to win.â€ť No truer words could have been spoken as dusk approached Saturday at Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium.
After being outplayed, and never ahead, in Saturday afternoon's homecoming football game for the Tulsa Golden Hurricane against the Rice Owls, it took only one play to reverse all that.
Protectors Motorcycle Association Media Officer Ima Clubb, second from right, congratulates the winners of the first Bikes, Balloons and Barbecue poker run Saturday. The winners were, from left second-place winner Curt Haney of Poteau, first-place winner Kenny Hackett of Tulsa, and third-place winner Dena LaFever of Chickasha. The run began and ended at the Poteau Daily News parking lot and included several stops along the Talimena Scenic Drive.
Sunday Couple Scrambles at Wolf Ridge Golf Course will take place at 2 p.m. Sundays. The entry fee is $15 per person for the nine-hole weekly event.
For additional information, call (918) 647-2582.
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The second annual Jugz-N-Nutz 7-3 coed softball tournament will take place Saturday at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
The entry fee is $150 per team.
The championship team will receive bats and t-shirts, the runners-up will receive a dozen softballs and t-shirts and the Most Valuable Player, both male and female, will receive a plaque and a t-shirt.