October 22nd, 2011
VALLIANT â€” In a battle of Bulldogs in Thursday night's District 3A-8 contest, Valliant jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the opening half, then outscored Spiro 40-33 in a slugfest of a second half to prevail 61-33.
WILBURTON â€” For the first time in quite some time, the Talihina Golden Tigers have lost three straight games.
The Golden Tigers had a pair of critical turnovers and did not get key defensive stops as they lost 28-13 to the Wilburton Diggers in a District 2A-6 contest Thursday night.
The postseason has arrived for the Poteau High School cross country teams. The Pirates and Lady Pirates will run in the Class 4A Regional Meet at 2 p.m. this afternoon at Tulsa's O'Brien Park.
The top seven teams will automatically qualify all their runners to next weekend's Class 4A State Meet at Edmond's Mitch Park, while the top seven individuals remaining after the top seven teams' runners are taken out of the mix will also qualify for state.
While the Poteau runners are trying to get qualified for state, one other county runner will get the privilege to run at state this weekend.
HOWE â€” The basketball season got underway in fine fashion last weekend for the Howe fifth-grade basketball teams as they won their own Howe Tip-Off Tournament at the Howe Gym.
The Lions defeated Wister 37-35 in the finals. Howe reached the finals with wins over Keota (23-8) and Heavener (32-19), while Wister made the title game with victories over Howe Red (30-10) and Monroe (33-13).
Other first-round games saw Monroe defeat Leflore 44-14, while Heavener knocked off Cameron 22-13.
Mary Jean Rogers, 62, of Spiro died Thursday, Oct. 20.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Victory
Worship Center under the direction of Mallory-Martin
Funeral Home, Spiro.
Douglas Leroy Cooper, 85, of Cooper,
Texas, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at
Clyde Cosper Veterans Home in Bonham,
Texas. A graveside service will be held at
2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Vaughn
Cemetery in Gilmore. Visitation will be
from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Coker-Mathews
Funeral Home in Greenville, Texas.
Born April 29, 1926, in Monroe, Douglas
was the son of Bernnie Lee and Nora Dell (Bolton)
Cooper. On April 10, 1949, he married Betty Jo Callaway
in Mena, Ark. He served in the U. S. Army during World
War II. He was a retired Pentecostal Church of God minister
The Bokoshe Parent Teacher Association hosted a student art show Wednesday
afternoon. Pieces of art from students in grades kindergarten through 12 were on
display at Bokoshe schools. The Bokoshe PTA is focusing on the arts this school year
and has planned monthly events to showcase the art of the student body. Participating
students were given no direction for the art work, but were encouraged to create as
they saw fit.
During the introduction to the show, PTA officials cited reports that showed a direct
correlation between art classes offered in school and a drop in disciplinary and
An attempted arrest
turned chaotic Thursday
afternoon after the man an
investigator attempted to
arrest in the Burger King
parking lot fled the scene
almost striking him with
According to a witness
that watched the ordeal
unfold, a District Attorney's
Investigator with the
LeFlore County DA's
Office ordered a man out of
a Lexus at gun point shortly
after 1 p.m. The man
reportedly got out of his car
but then got back inside
and nearly ran over the officer
as he attempted to elude
The driver of the white
Lexus, James Phillips, 28,