September 15th, 2014
There should have been the opening-day games of the 2014 LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament tonight. However, Mother Nature had other ideas.
Due to wet fields, todayâ€™s opening-day games were postponed until Tuesday, with Tuesdayâ€™s originally-slated games taking place Thursday. Thursdayâ€™s games will take place Monday, meaning it will be next week before the county champion will be crowned.
BOKOSHE â€” The good news for the Bokoshe Tigers is they played a much better football game in Friday nightâ€™s District C-4 opener against the Bowlegs Bison at Tiger Stadium than the week before against Arkoma in the season opener.
Unfortunately for the Tigers, they still came up short as they lost in overtime 28-20 to the Bison.
The Tigers tied the game at 20-all on a 31-yard run by Christian Stroup.
GANS â€” The Arkoma Mustangs, who made history last football season by winning the schoolâ€™s first-ever playoff game, had a chance to make some more history Friday night in their District B-4 opener against the homestanding Gans Grizzlies. Unfortunately, the Mustangs couldnâ€™t close the deal.
The Grizzlies, who trailed 42-32 entering the final period, scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to rally for a 48-42 victory over the Mustangs.
The Mustangs still had a chance to down the Grizzlies, but Arkoma fumbled the ball at the Gans 10 with about two minutes to play.
Three people were injured Sunday in an accident in Hughes County.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Jennifer Mayo, 39, from Wilburton was driving a 2014 Kia south on U.S. Highway 75 at about 11:56 a.m. when the driver of an oncoming car turned left in front of her.
Mayo and her passenger, 59-year-old Wyma Mayo both were taken by Hughes County EMS to O.U. Medical Center and are listed in serious condition with multiple injuries. A 2-year-old child in Mayo's car was not injured, according to the accident report.
Billy Charles â€śChuckâ€ť Mitchael Jr., 55, of Spiro died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Haven Heights Baptist Church in Fort Smith, Ark. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery, Viewing will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Virgie Marie Crumb, 78, of Spiro died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in Spiro.Â
Services were held Friday, Sept. 12, at the Southside House of Worship in Spiro. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Jackie Mae Steel, 86, of Wister died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Poteau.
Jackie was born April 5, 1928, in Swink to James and Ruby (Roland) Woolery.
She was retired from Pacific Telephone. Jackie was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Tom Steel; daughter, Sharon Gutierrez; and siblings, Truman Woolery and Iva Moody.
Mona L. Crawford, 88, of Pocola died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Spiro.
Mona was born Sept. 10, 1926, in Fanshawe to Raymond and Alice (Jones) Armstrong.
She was a teacher at Pocola Elementary until she retired. Mona was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Crawford; daughter, Glenda Harvell; shared daughter, Heather Crawford; and brother, Bill Armstrong.
Herbert Boyd Reading of Heavener was born Feb. 15, 1937, in Rose Hill to Azariah William and Lula Reading and passed away Sept. 13, 2014, in Heavener at the age of 77.
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