February 24th, 2012
Gary Lawrence Ellis, 58, of Poteau died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Gary was born July 28, 1953, in Kansas City, Kan., to Charles L. and Gracie E. (Snell) Ellis.Â He was a brakeman for KCS Railroad.Â He was preceded in death by his mother.Â
Class 4A Regional Tournament at Sallisaw
Poteau girls vs. Broken Bow, 1:30 p.m.
Poteau boys vs. Broken Bow, 8 p.m.
Class 3A Regional Tournament at Carl Albert State College
Spiro boys vs. Antlers, 3 p.m.
Class 2A Regional Tournaments
At Ada High School's Cougar Activity Center
Panama girls vs. Haworth, 1:30 p.m.
Pocola boys vs. Rattan, 3 p.m.
Wister girls vs. Rattan, 6:30 p.m.
Talihina boys vs. Crowder, 8 p.m.
For the second straight year, the last weekend of February will see two Poteau High School wrestlers participating at the Class 4A State Tournament, which will be today and Saturday at State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City.
Tyler Tustin (44-1), who won the state title at 130 pounds last season, will be at 132 pounds, and he will face McLoud's Josh Mouser (36-5) in the opening round today.
ROLAND â€” There will be at least one more game for the Poteau Pirates basketball team.
The Pirates staved off elimination with as 45-36 win over the Checotah Wildcats in the Class 4A Regional Tournament Thursday afternoon.
The Pirates (10-15) will play Broken Bow at 8 p.m. tonight in the consolation semifinals in Sallisaw. The winner of tonight's game will play for the consolation championship â€” and a trip to next week's Class 4A Area Tournament in Muskogee â€” at 3 p.m. Saturday, also in Sallisaw.
HEAVENER â€” The Class 3A basketball playoff runs for the Heavener High School teams ended Thursday afternoon on their home court.
The Atoka Lady Wampus Cats eliminated the Lady Wolves 47-44, while the Cats then beat the Wolves 56-52 to end their season in the Class 3A Regional Tournament at the Heavener Gym.
The Lady Wolves end the season at 8-17, while the Wolves finish the year at 9-15.
Carl Albert State Collegeâ€™s newly formed Viking Golf Club is preparing for their first match in March.
The club began last semester when a group of students approached Hank Austin about the possibility of a golf club at CASC. According to Austin, who is the sponsor of the club, he made a proposal to the college and then to Choctaw Country Clubâ€™s Board of Directors. Choctaw Country Club has agreed to be the home course, and has generously offered a deal for CASC student golfers to play at the course.
By Jody Adams
Today, I just want to take the time to remember a gentleman who is one of a kind.
James Houston â€śHootâ€ť Jackson was born July 1, 1940 and went on to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012.
He was the last great cowboy of his generation, and he told his stories with such enthusiasm.
â€śHoot,â€ť you will be dearly missed, and I was proud to call you my friend.
Easy, easy partner â€” rest in peace, â€śHooterâ€ť!
Tonight is the 93rd annual Poteau Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet. In addition to the banquet, the chamber will also be celebrating it's 100th year of operation. With more than 650 guests attending, this year's banquet promises to be the grandest yet for the Poteau chamber.
The event is being held in the newly completed Don W. Reynolds Center in Poteau and will see the presentation of the Man and Woman of the Year awards. There will also be a silent and live auction and the highly anticipated Ms. Centennial pageant.