The Heavener Wolves basketball team will begin their season at 5:30 this afternoon in the Hartford [Ark.] Tournament against Hackett, Ark. The Lady Wolves will play right before them at 4 p.m.
The Wolves were 7-18 last season, and they return four starters from that team.
The 2014-15 basketball season will begin for Pocola High School tonight with home games against Stigler. The girls will play at 6:30 p.m., followed by the boys at 8 p.m.
The Lady Indians, who will be led this season for the first time by longtime boys coach Eric Ladd, were 6-18 last season.
When the boys take the court after the Lady Indians play, the Indians will have a new coach, former Poteau Pirates coach and Pocola High School alum Scott Nelke.
Like I said in last weekâ€™s column, this olâ€™ man recharged his batteries since weâ€™re back into high school basketball hot and heavy now.
This week is the first of two tournament weeks for LeFlore County teams. This week is the Eastern Oklahoma State College Classic at both EOSCâ€™s Claud C. Dunlap Fieldhouse and the Wilburton High School Gym for Arkoma, Bokoshe, Howe, Leflore and Whitesboro. Also this week, Heavenerâ€™s teams will be in the Pick and Shovel Classic in Hartshorne beginning today, while the same can be said for Heavenerâ€™s teams at the Hartford [Ark.] Tournament.
Mairega Clarkâ€™s 15 points werenâ€™t enough for the Carl Albert State College Vikings in their 101-70 loss to third-ranked South Plains College, Texas, in the Thanksgiving Classic in Plano, Texas, on Saturday afternoon.
The Vikings will return to action at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday against Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Miami, OK.
For the second straight game, Kilah Cummings had a double-double of 23 points and 13 rebounds. However,Â it wasnâ€™t enough as the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings lost 86-82 to Livin the DreamÂ in the second and final day of the Penn Valley Classic in Kansas City, Mo., on Saturday afternoon.
The Lady Vikings will return to action at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday against Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Miami, OK.
Billy Joe Kinsey, 83, of Heavener died Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Heavener. Billy Joe was born June 20, 1931, in Poteau to Abe and Willie (Davis) Kinsey. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service. He boxed while he was in the service. Billy Joe taught at the elementary and middle school level in many subjects, retiring at Heavener Public Schools where he taught and coached. He was beloved by generations of children and young adults he taught and coached. He enjoyed game hunting, especially duck hunting.
The Poteau Valley Improvement Authority will meet Tuesday [Dec. 2] at 7 p.m. at Poteau City Hall.
The members will receive an archaeology update of Wister Lake by Ken Shingeton with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. They also will receive an update on the Quarry Island Cove Alum project and lake modeling and sediment analysis.
Also on the agenda:
Discussion and action on bids to sale 2003 F150 truck.
Discuss and action to use, on trial basis, aeration equipment for the Poteau tower.
Discuss and action on health insurance and appointment of members to personnel committee.
The Poteau City Council will meet Monday [Dec. 1] night at 7 p.m. at Poteau City Hall.
The council will discuss cleanup of properties in the city. Properties on the agenda include 606 Dewey Avenue, 603 No. B Dewey Avenue and 113 Burkle Street.
Also to be discussed is the possible purchase of property adjacent to PARC.
The Poteau Public Works Authority and the Poteau Industrial Authority also will meet.
Muskogee â€” The United States Attorneyâ€™s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that Christopher Jacob Froehlich, age 28, of Sallisaw, pled guilty to three counts of wire fraud, two counts of aggravated identity theft and one count of uttering a counterfeit security with intent to deceive.
The charges arose from an investigation by the United States Postal Inspector and the United States Secret Service.