February 8th, 2012
PANAMA â€” Just one week ago, the Panama Razorbacks lost 53-34 to the Cameron Yellowjackets at the Cameron Gym. Monday night, the Hogs avenged that loss at the Panama Gym.
Thanks to a strong third quarter, the Razorbacks upset the â€™Jackets 59-51.
Trailing 26-20 at halftime, the Hogs outscored the Yellowjackets in the third quarter by 10 points, 23-13 â€” which gave Panama a 43-39 lead going into the final period.
Loren Dale Mannon, 59, of Poteau died Monday, Jan. 30, in Poteau.Â Services are pending with Evans & Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
The Poteau High School basketball teams had their â€śPink Out Gamesâ€ť for breast cancer awareness Friday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse. They were also hoping to â€śpink outâ€ť the Stilwell Lady Indians and Indians, but the visitors had other ideas.
Stilwell's teams made it a sweep of Poteau as the Indians prevailed 44-33 over the Pirates after the Lady Indians beat the Lady Pirates 40-25.
WHITESBORO â€” The Leflore Savages ended their regular season on a high note as they defeated the Whitesboro Bulldogs 65-53 Friday night at the Whitesboro Gym.
The Savages jumped out to a 13-7 lead after one period, but saw the Bulldogs take a 24-21 lead at halftime thanks to a 17-8 second quarter.
However, Leflore took control of the game with 23-6 third period to take a 44-30 lead into the final quarter.
Cameron 66, Arkoma 45: In Cameron, the Yellowjackets only led the Mustangs by a single point at 13-12 after the first eight minutes.
CAMERON â€” The Arkoma Lady Mustangs ended the week in fine fashion with a 68-47 victory over the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets Friday night at the Cameron Gym.
The Lady Mustangs, who bounced back from a rough loss Thursday night at Keota, led 15-10 after one period and slowly kept increasing their lead from there.
Howe 51, Bokoshe 40: In Howe, the Lady Lions had a 26-20 halftime lead on the Lady Tigers, but Howe outscored Wister 19-11 in the third quarter to take a 45-31 lead into the final period.
It's hard to believe the playoffs are here. It just seems like we started the season just a while back.
But for the five LeFlore County schools in Classes A (Arkoma and Cameron) and B (Bokoshe, Leflore and Whitesboro), the playoffs will begin Friday and Saturday in district tournaments. The complete schedule is listed at the end of this column.
Class 2A, 3A and 4A District Tournaments will not begin until the end of next week. The Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association threw some unexpected match-ups for district tournaments.
Jason Willhite, 39, of Barling, Ark, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery, Cameron. Services are under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Spiro.
A safety meeting held
involving county elected
officials, law enforcement
and safety personnel concluded
with a unanimous
decision to increase security
inside the LeFlore County
In the past, the courthouse
employed a full time
deputy for security through
special funds incurred
through the collection of
fines and costs. Due to a
decrease in collection of
fines the position was
restructured to guarantee
security present during protective
order court dockets
and high risk court proceedings
A group of business owners in attendance
at the special meeting of the Poteau
City Council Wednesday night expressed
their concerns regarding the proposed hotel
tax that will be voted on later this year.
The group made up of hotel and motel
owners in Poteau addressed Poteau Mayor
Jeff Shockley and the members of the city
council before the council voted to pass a
resolution that will begin the process for a
special election in April.
The proposed tax would be a five percent
tax collected locally by the city on
money paid by people staying in motels,