March 5th, 2014
Vicki Byrd, 48, of Arkoma died Tuesday, March 4, 2014. No public service is planned at this time.Â Arrangements are under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau. You may leave an on-line greeting to the family at www.gracemanorfh.com.
The year was 1992. We were preparing for a presidential election, which would end up being won by then-Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton. In the month of March of that year, late disco singing legend Donna Summer got her star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame and Leona Helmsley was sentenced to four years in prison for tax evasion.
Also in that same month, the Arkoma Lady Mustangs made the state tournament. Now, 22 years later, they're back.
WILBURTON â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves saw their basketball season end with a 52-37 loss to the Wilburton Lady Diggers in the Class 3A Regional Tournament consolation semifinals Friday night at the Wilburton Gym.
TAHLEQUAH â€” The Howe Lions find themselves one win away from making next week's Class 2A State Tournament.
The Lions handled the Pocola Indians 75-56 in the regional tournament title game Saturday night in the third meeting between the two county schools
The Lions will meet the Preston Pirates at 8 p.m. Friday at the Muskogee Civic Center in the Class 2A Area Tournament for the right to make state. The loser will have a second shot at making state in the consolation finals at 8 p.m. Saturday.
ADA â€” The Whitesboro Bulldogs had already made school history by winning the school's first-ever regional championship, thus they were needing only one win at last weekend's Class B Area Tournament at Ada High School's Cougar Activity Center to make this week's state tournament. Unfortunately for them, it didn't happen.
The Bulldogs lost Friday night's area final 39-34 to Southwest Covenant, then fell in Saturday's consolation finals 40-31 to Lookeba-Sickles.
For the second and third straight days, Mother Nature was the big winner of outdoor high school and college athletic events.
Remnants from Sunday's sleet storm caused games to be canceled Tuesday and today.
High school baseball games canceled today were Pocola at Talihina, Wister at Spiro, Providence Academy at Arkoma, Eagletown at Howe, Leflore at Panola and Panama at Keota.
Frances Hollan, 56, of Wister died Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Wister. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at Leflore Baptist Church in Leflore. Burial will be in Leflore Cemetery.Â
Family visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Edith Anderson, 97, of Albion died Saturday, March 1, 2014, at her home.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at Albion First Baptist Church.Â Burial will be in Albion Cemetery under the direction of Burkhart Funeral Service, Talihina.
Helen Pendleton, 90, of Wister died March 1, 2014, in Poteau. She was born Nov. 5, 1923, in Port Arthur, Texas, to Henry Quellar and Maria (Jaurequi) Martinez. She was a retired certified nurses aide and cashier.
Helen is preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband Gene Pendleton; son, Joseph Ascencio; and sister, Sara Anaya.
Lucille D. Olive, 96, of Poteau died Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Poteau. Lucille was born December 27, 1917 in Bengal to Joe and Grace (Walling) Davis. She was a beautician. Lucille was a member of the First Baptist Church in Poteau.
Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Ann â€śPatâ€ť Olive of Santa Rosa, Calif.; four nieces, Nadine Brissey, Karen Cole, Susan Davis, Adeana Kracke; five nephews, Larry Joe Curry, Joe Russell Davis, Mike Davis and David Davis, John Davis; other relatives and loved ones.