January 12th, 2015
The Poteau High School basketball teams split its Friday night home games with local rival Heavener at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
The Pirates were on fire from 3-point range, hitting 13 of them and eight of those in the second half, as they pulled away in the second half to win going away 64-45 over the Wolves.
In the girls' game, a late fourth-quarter rally by the Lady Wolves lifted them to a 40-36 win over the Lady Pirates.
Nan (Remy) Pope, 50, of Spiro died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial in New Hope Cemetery.
James Edward Moore, 56, of Poteau died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Poteau.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at New Beginnings Family Ministry in Poteau with the Rev. Don Martin officiating. Evans and Miller Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Emma Lee Skinner, 69, of Poteau died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Pocola.
Emma was born Sept. 15, 1945, in Fort Smith, Ark., to Orville and Wilma (McConnell) McCroskey. She worked many years as a convenience store manager. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister.
Emma was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Bobby, Dinger and Eddie McCroskey; sister, Ann Marie McCroskey; sister-in-law, Leta McCroskey.
Nancy Jean Miller Neal, 68, of Poteau passed away Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Poteau.
Nancy was born March 3, 1946, in Haileyville to Vernon William and Effie Evamae (Oldaker) Lilley. She was a homemaker.
Nancy was preceded in death by her parents; 1-year-old first-born son, Curtis Lee McClode; sisters, Rita Lilley, Millie Strosser; brother, Curtis Ray Lilley.
Getting 15 points and nine rebounds from Vanessa Matlock proved to be the difference for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings in their 84-70 win over the Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa Lady Mavericks on Thursday night.
Holding the Mavericks to 34.6-percent shooting from the field was the key for the Vikings in their 61-53 win on Thursday night.
The CASC teams will return to action Monday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse against Murray State College. The women's contest will be at 6 p.m., followed by the men at 8 p.m.
Alan Callahan was the lucky man for the second straight week as he won his seventh overall Poteau Daily Newsâ€™ Pigskin Picks Contest last week, going 10-5 and winning the tie-breaker â€” which was the score between last weekendâ€™s Detroit-Dallas playoff game, which was won by the Cowboys 24-20. Callahan won $25 for his winning ballot.
The Poteau Pirates Quarterback Club will have a fundraising Frito chili pie dinner from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. today at the Bob Lee Kidd Civic Center. The dinner is $5 per person.
There will also be a pie auction as well as tickets being sold for a drawing for a Colt rifle.
All proceeds will help fund future expenses for the Poteau Pirates Quarterback Club.
For additional information, call Paul Wilson at (918) 839-7228 or Jerry Pitchford at (918) 721-9878.
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BOKOSHE â€” The Wister Wildcats spoiled the Bokoshe Tigers' shot at a modest two-game winning streak Thursday night with a 93-53 victory at Bokoshe Tigers Fieldhouse.
The Wildcats jumped out to a 25-9 lead after a period and never looked back.
Panama 67, McCurtain 46: In McCurtain, the Razorbacks pretty much led from start to finish, taking a 15-11 lead after a period, a 31-24 halftime advantage and a 48-37 lead into the final quarter.