November 11th, 2014
Poteau High School and Pansy Kidd Middle School basketball fans can get a sneak peak of what their teams will be like this season Thursday at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
The Red-White basketball scrimmages will begin at 5:30 p.m., featuring the PKMS seventh- and eighth-grade teams, the Poteau freshmen and the PHS varsity teams.
Admission is $2 or canned food. Any canned goods collected Thursday will be donated to the Poteau Community Thanksgiving Dinner.
Attorney General Scott Pruitt's office will host a regional seminar on the Oklahoma Open Meeting and Open Records Acts in McAlester on Nov. 20 in the Conference Center auditorium at Eastern Oklahoma State College. Five other regional seminars are being held across the state this fall in partnership with the Oklahoma Press Association and Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation.
This year's meetings feature Tom Bates, First Assistant Attorney General and former chief of the Attorney General's Multicounty Grand Jury Unit.
Nadine Wright, 90, of Spiro died Friday, Nov. 7, 2014.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, in New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
James Ed McCormick, 70, of Sallisaw died Friday, Nov. 7, 2014.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, at Unity Baptist Church Keota. Family visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home in Keota.
William Frank â€śSnappyâ€ť Enkoff, 96, of Talihina died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Talihina.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Oakland Cemetery Pavilion in Poteau under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
Joyce F. Foliart, 68, of Bokoshe died Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Joyce was born March 29, 1946, in Bend, Ore., to William and Jessie (Henson) Kirkendoll. She was a homemaker. Joyce attended the Bennington Church.
Charles â€śSonnyâ€ť Farrar, 73, of Cameron, died Nov. 8, 2014, in Fayetteville, Ark.
He was born March 7, 1941, in Cameron to Owen and Mary â€śMooneyhamâ€ť Farrar. He was retired from Johnson Controls, Inc. and also worked at Poorboy Livestock Auction.Â Sonny was preceded in death by his father Owen Farrar.
I have kept statistics for the Poteau Pirates for 25 years now, and I have seen many great backs tote the ball for the Pirates. I've never seen a back as prolific as Roger Barcheers.
Mike Sullivan said David had to average 250 rushing yards per game. If my calculations are right, I would have David Rolle at 5,750 yards unofficially.
At the present time, here are the top 10 Rushers of the modern era:
1. Nik McDaniel 4,356
2. Roger Barcheers 4,342
3. Eric Warren. 4,019
4. Tim Branch 3,161
5. Jace Pitchford 1,850
6. Zane Johnson 1,446
7. Niles McDaniel 1,354
8. Shawn Carnahan 1,253
Lookinâ€™ for a way to celebrate Veterans Day, go see some high school basketball tonight. The complete schedule for tonightâ€™s games, as well as through Monday, is at the end of this column.
Let me just say a big THANK YOU to all of our veterans, both alive and deceased, for serving our country like you are, like you have or like you did so that we can enjoy the American freedom we so richly enjoy today.
Wister at Cameron, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Kinta at Leflore, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Howe at McCurtain, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Whitesboro at Buffalo Valley, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
The Poteau Bandit fifth-grade football team will have a basketball tournament Dec. 6-7 at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
The tournament is open to boys and girls teams whose players are in grades three through eight. The cost is $120 per team.
For third-, fourth- and fifth-grade teams, call or text (918) 649-3217.
For sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade teams, call or text (479) 629-6087.
Text messages are preferred with the coach's name and phone number, team's name and grade as well as the number of players. Each team may have a maximum of 10 players.