November 25th, 2014
The announced crowd was 84,908 at Saturday's Kansas-Oklahoma game at Owen Field, but it was clear that was all paid, not actual number of bodies at the game.
Samje Perine was the story Saturday in OU's 44-7 win over KU. It wasn't the first time he had a big game. He was the highlight the previous week against Texas Tech and an early season win for the Sooners (8-3 overall, 5-3 in Big 12 play) against West Virginia, but it will go down as most memorable.
Joe Charles Walker
Joe Charles Walker, 42, of Bokoshe died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Joe was born May 31, 1972, in Atoka to Charles and Ruth (Hunt) Walker. Joe took great pride in his occupation of doing the finish work on custom homes. He loved his wife, kids, family and was excited to be a Papa. Joe enjoyed playing his guitar and spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Dakota Walker; brothers, Ernie and Michael Johnston; sisters, Sheila Phillips and Gayla Johnston.
Glenda Christene Swearengin, 60, of Poteau died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Glenda was born July 30, 1954, in Sapulpa to Lawrence Edward and Ethel Christene (Hays) Daniels. She worked as Human Resource Manager at Tyson Foods for 29 years. She was church pianist at the Gospel Tabernacle for 53 years. Glenda was preceded in death by her grandparents, Theodore and Ermal Hays.
ARKOMA â€” The Arkoma High School basketball teams got the 2014-15 season underway Friday night by splitting their home openers with Providence Academy of Rogers, Ark. The Lady Mustangs stampeded past the visitors 90-47 in the opener, but the nightcap went the way of Providence Academy boys with a 55-34 win.
LAVERNE â€” After a first-half scare from the Keota Lions, Class Bâ€™s top-ranked Laverne Tigers used a strong second half to down the Lions 62-48 in the state quarterfinals Friday night.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. â€” Second-year Arkansas coach Bret Bielema kept telling fans that good things were coming if they would be patient. It would appear as if those times are fast approaching.
One week after ending a 17-game Southeastern Conference losing streak with a 17-0 win over Louisiana State University and bringing â€śThe Golden Bootâ€ť back home, the Razorbacks became bowl eligible for the first time in three years with a 30-0 shutout of the Mississippi Rebels on a rainy Saturday afternoon on Frank Broyles Field at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium to celebrate Senior Day.
Glenda Swearengin, 60, of Poteau died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Gospel Tabernacle in Poteau. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
Reba Holt, 90, of Talihina died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at McAlester.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Falfa Baptist Church. Burial will be in Old Talihina Cemetery under the direction of Burkhart Funeral Service, Talihina.