July 4th, 2012
HEAVENER â€” The good news on Monday night was the Heavener Thunder, the host team for the 2012 OK Kids Coach-Pitch Regional Tournament at Blues Park, won its opening-round game.
However, the not-so-good news was two other LeFlore County teams, the Whitesboro Bulldogs and the Wister Wildcats, suffered losses.
The Thunder doubled up the Hartshorme Miners 14-7 to make it to Tuesday night's winner's-bracket semifinal against the Muldrow Bulldogs, which outlasted Whitesboro 14-10. Tuesday night's winner will play in the winner's-bracket final at 8 p.m. Thursday.
ATOKA â€” The Poteau Bombers lived up to their name in Monday afternoon's winner's-bracket quarterfinals of the 2012 OK Kids Coach-Pitch Regional Tournament.
The Bombers bombed the tournament-host Atoka Cubs 18-0 to advance to a Thursday winner's-bracket semifinal contest against the Caddo Bruins, who edged the Byng Red Sox earlier in the day.
The Poteau-Caddo winner will play the Vian-Coalgate winner in the winner's-bracket final at 5 p.m. Friday, with that winner making it to the 5 p.m. Saturday title game â€” and a win away from state.
PRESTON â€” The Spiro Reds OK Kids Coach-Pitch baseball team could not have started the 2012 Regional Tournament any better than the way the Reds did so on Monday.
The Reds got a pair of run-rule, three-inning 13-0 victories over the Dewar Dragons and the Meeker Bulldogs.
The Reds were slated to play the Tecumseh Blackhawks Tuesday night for a berth into the 5 p.m. Friday winner's-bracket final. The â€™Hawks outlasted the Henryetta Bombers 25-21.
Friday Couple Scrambles will take place at 5:30 p.m. every Friday at Wolf Ridge Golf Course.
The entry fee is $15 per person for the nine-hole weekly event.
For additional information, call (918) 647-2582.
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There will be an age 8- and age 10-and-younger machine pitch softball tournament Friday through Sunday at Duncan's Hines Park.
The entry fee for the three-game guarantee event is $150 per team.
For those teams which are not registered with the Amateur Softball Association, they can do so for a fee of $25.
The deadline to enter is Thursday.
Jo Tom Howard, 82, of Pocola died Tuesday, July 3, 2012, in Pocola.Â Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 6, at Trinity Baptist Church, Pocola.Â Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Pocola.
Daymon Humphreys, 89, of Muse died Friday, June 29, 2012, at his home. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 6, at Muse Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Ruby Jane Weideman, 63, of Poteau died Monday July 2, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â Ruby was born Nov. 9, 1948, in Shattuck to Jay Fred and Ruby (Ellis) Marran.Â She was a housewife.Â Ruby was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Jay L. and Rodney Marran; and granddaughter, Ariel Bozarth.