March 7th, 2014
WILBURTON â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates took the first of the necessary three wins to make next week's Class 4A State Tournament on Thursday night at the area tournament at the Wilburton High School Gym.
The Lady Pirates started slow, but ended up routing the McLoud Lady Redskins 55-35 to advance to Friday afternoon's consolation semifinals for a rematch with the Hilldale Lady Hornets. Friday's winner will play the loser of Friday night's area finals between Ada and No. 1 Fort Gibson at 6:30 p.m. Saturday for the consolation title and a trip to state.
WILBURTON â€” Last week in the Class 4A Regional Tournament, the Poteau Pirates got off to quick starts. When they needed it the most in Thursday afternoon's area consolation quarterfinals, they didn't get it â€” and the Ada Cougars did.
Thanks to eight 3-point baskets, six by Walker Whitworth, the Cougars were able to down the Poteau Pirates 61-49 Thursday afternoon in the area consolation quarterfinals at the Wilburton Gym. The loss ended the Pirates' season.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” Thristian Young scored 26 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead No. 4 Frontier to a 79-71 victory over Arkoma in the Class A State Tournament quarterfinals Thursday night at Jim Norick Arena at Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in a battle of Lady Mustangs.
Dawn Renea Rogers, 51, of Spiro died March 4, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â A memorial service was held Friday, March 7, at Unite Church in Spiro under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home, Spiro.
Sharon Shaw Cooper, 70, of Shady Point died Friday, March 7, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Sharon was born Sept. 24, 1943, in Poteau to Roscoe and Alburvia Shaw. She graduated from Poteau High School, attended Carl Albert State College, a computer tech school in Spiro and worked many years at Safeway stores in McAlester and Fort Smith. Sharon was a member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Roscoe Jr.; sisters, Mary Katherine McClain, Jane Weiler; and brother, Lewis Shaw.
Our precious little angel, Jenna Sky Ballard, was called Home by the Lord on March 3, 2014, in Holdenville. She was born on March 29, 2013, in Poteau to James and Ashley (Lockaby) Ballard. During her short time, she learned to coo, smile, laugh, play with her toys and walk. She was such a blessing and was taken way too soon but we know she is playing in Heavenâ€™s streets today.
The LeFlore County Sheriff's Department has released on Friday [March 7] more details in a Whitesboro house fire on Monday that led to the discovery of three bodies.
According to Sheriff Rob Seale, 57-year-old Edith Custard and 80-year-old Lawrence Schlienz were murdered by Jacob Custard, 30, who then took his own life after setting fire to the house.
Emma Ann Burgess, 4, would like to announce the engagement and marriage of her mother, Jesse laAnn Loomis to James Benjamin Johnson.
Family and friends are invited to share in their special day.
James and Jesse will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 5 p.m. at the Green Country Cowboy Church in Poteau.
The groom is the son of Jesse and Brenda Johnson of Arkoma.
The bride is the daughter of Larry and Beverly Loomis of Wister.
A reception will follow.
Ed Burlingame's Pride Amusements began getting rides ready Thursday [March 6] for tonight's grand opening. Gates open at 6 p.m.
The carnival is located in the vacant lot north of Car-Mart in Poteau.
Several items are slated to be discussed during the Poteau Board of Educations regular meeting Monday, March 10, at 6 p.m. at the Bert Corr Administration Building.
The 2014/15 school calendar will be discussed as well as an executive session that lists discussion on the purchase of land and discussion of the details of the superintendents contract.