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May 18th, 2012
First of all, I forgot to wish my mother, JoAnn Mattox, and my wife, Jenny, a Happy Mother's Day last week. For some strange reason, I thought Mother's Day was this Sunday instead of last Sunday â€” I was a week behind.
Sometimes I wonder if my elevator goes all the way to the penthouse? Anyway, Happy Belated Mother's Day, ladies.
FYI â€” I now keep a huge calendar on the kitchen table, and write everything down so I just don't forget anything any more.
Mother's Day Sunday
In the Civil War, it was the North which defeated the South. However, in the 2012 LeFlore County All-Star Basketball Games, it was the South which rose.
The South teams swept the North in the latest all-star games which took place Tuesday night at Carl Albert State College's Mick Thompson Fieldhouse. The South girls defeated the North 33-26, which was then followed by a South boys victory over the North by a score of 73-69.
For most people, when to make a change can be a hard decision to make. Just take Poteau Pirates Baseball Coach Ronnie Sockey.
After being at Poteau for 13 seasons, 11 of which was also spent as assistant fast-pitch softball coach, Sockey has decided it's time for a change. He accepted the job as the new fast-pitch softball coach at Greenwood (Ark.) High School.
A benefit T-ball tournament will take place Saturday at Cameron. Entry fee is one new ball per game. Teams will play three games.
For more information or to enter, call (479) 353-0782 after 5 p.m.
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The eighth annual Mark "Mud Duck" Sullivan Junior Golf Camp will take place Tuesday through next Thursday at Choctaw Country Club. The camp will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Wednesday, while the final day of camp will be from 1 to 4 p.m. next Thursday. The camp is open to boys and girls of all ages. Entry fee is $20 per camper.
As I promised, I have more information regarding the baiting in the Wildlife Management Areas. I had a visit with James Lockhart in Shawnee last week on the way to the Class 2A State Tournament, and we had the opportunity to discuss the issue a little bit. He told me I needed to contact Jerry Ellis who is the vice chairman of tourism and wildlife in the senate.
I have not talked to Ellis yet, but I am planning on giving him a call â€” and you should do the same, if you have questions about the change in the baiting rule.
CAMERON â€” The 2011-12 Cameron High School Athletic Awards Banquet took place Monday night, honoring the Yellowjacket and Lady â€™Jacket athletes for the achievements this school year.
When the Arkoma Mustangs football team had its Blue-White Scrimmage Monday night at Mustang Field, Coach Mark Weatherton saw both good and not-as-good things.
For starters, all players saw a lot of action.
â€śI was really pleased,â€ť he said. â€śWe don't have a lot of players, so we needed to get some reps â€” and we got reps. We got a chance to work on the stuff we had to work on. We didn't get any injuries. It went well.â€ť