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November 13th, 2012

Poteau school holds Invention Convention

November 13, 2012

Poteau Upper Elementary students, third through fifth grade, participated in the annual Invention Convention hosted by the school on Tuesday. According to Launa Benson, coordinator and school librarian, 69 inventions were entered this year.
The Poteau Women's League judged the convention, naming first- through sixth-place winners for each participating grade. The winners will be announced during an awards assembly at the school Thursday — fourth grade at 1:30 p.m.; third grade at 2 p.m.; and fifth grade at 2:30 p.m.

Carol Gean Evans

November 13, 2012

Carol Gean Evans, 66, of Spiro died Thursday, Nov. 8. Services were held Saturday, Nov. 10, at Victory Worship. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery in Spiro under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.

Shirley Ann Stewart

November 13, 2012

Shirley Ann Stewart, 79, of Spiro died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. Private family services are planned. An online guest book is available at www.mallorymartinfuneralhome.com.

Velma J. (Rush) Grigsby

November 13, 2012

Velma J. (Rush) Grigsby, 87, of Tishomingo died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at her home. Services were held Monday, Nov. 12, at Westside Church of Christ in Tishomingo. Burial was in Wilson Cemetery at Clarita under the direction of Clark Funeral Service, Tishomingo.

Joe Edwin Bottoms

November 13, 2012

Joe Edwin Bottoms, 75, of Heavener died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Heavener. Services were held Monday, Nov. 12, at Lovings Baptist Church. Burial was in Loving Cemetery in Heavener under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home.

Annie Bell (King) Ashby

November 13, 2012

Annie Bell (King) Ashby, 91, of Octavia died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Annie was born June 1, 1921, to Albert and Sarah (Newman) King in Waldron, Ark.
She married Neal Ashby on March 20, 1949. Annie and Neal lived in several different places, from Oklahoma to Alaska to Montana.
Annie was a wonderful mother and grandmother who enjoyed gardening and fishing. She was a member of the Smithville Assembly of God.

A windy win for OU over Baylor; Stoops becomes Sooners' all-time winningest coach

November 13, 2012

NORMAN — In our state song, one lyric says, “... where the wind comes sweeping down the plain.” Those words were no truer than Saturday afternoon at Owen Field when the Oklahoma Sooners entertained the Baylor Bears in Big 12 action. If I didn't see a football field and players — and known I was indeed at Owen Field — I possibly would have thought myself to be at a place like Wrigley Field or Candlestick Park because it was so windy. Heck, some of the OU pom-pom girls had their pom-poms blow out of their hands!

Pokes handle West Virginia Mountaineers

November 13, 2012

STILLWATER — The Oklahoma State Cowboys took down a struggling West Virginia team by a score of 55-34 Saturday afternoon at Boone Pickens Stadium.
Enid's Clint Chelf showed good poise and command of the OSU offense, going 22-for-31 for 292 yards and four touchdowns.  Receiver Josh Stewart had a big game, catching 13 passes for 172 yards and two TDs and rushing for another.
“We had a good game,” said Mike Gundy, OSU's coach. “I think the biggest area of improvement for us is our coverage. Our guys really stepped up and made some good plays.”

The king is dead, long live the king

November 13, 2012

Alabama was knocked out of the ranks of the undefeated Saturday by Texas A&M, and now all the fans of the Big 12 are praying that at least two of the three undefeated teams — Kansas State, Oregon and Notre Dame — will run the tables. It is time for a Bowl Championship Series national champion that is not from the SEC.
A&M screwed up big time. If the Aggies would have stayed in the Big 12, they more than likely would be undefeated and have a chance to play for the national championship.
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November 12th

Howe teams seem to be early surprise on the hardwood

November 12, 2012

I know that we've only had two weeks of high school basketball, and that the football schools haven't started yet — but that changes this week as Bokoshe began Monday night at Clayton and Arkoma opens Thursday night at home with Cameron.
Two teams — both from the same school — seem to be early favorites as strong squads in LeFlore County, the Howe Lions and Lady Lions.

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