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January 8th, 2015

Shady Poin, Wister girls, Talihina, Hodgen boys make JH LCT consolation semifinals

January 9, 2015

At least one of the 2015 LeFlore County Junior High Tournament host teams still has a shot at some hardware.
The Shady Point Lady Warriors, the host team, made it to Thursday’s consolation semifinals with a 28-26 victory over the Panama Lady Razorbacks in Wednesday’s consolation quarterfinals at the Shady Point Gym.
The Wister Lady Wildcats were the other girls team at this site to win their consolation quarterfinal, rallying to down Arkoma 37-29.

Howe, Monroe boys, Fanshawe, Cameron girls reach consolation semifinals in JH County Tournament

January 9, 2015

Four local teams kept their stay at the 2015 LeFlore County Junior High Tournament going for at least one more day during Wednesday’s action at the Spiro Multipurpose Gym.
The Howe Lions got past the Fanshawe Grizzlies 38-22, while the Monroe Eagles, last year’s champions, stayed alive as they held off the Leflore Savages 24-21.
On the girls’ side, the Fanshawe Lady Grizzlies defeated the Monroe Lady Eagles 25-16, while the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets beat the Pocola Lady Indians 31-25.

Murder charges dismissed against man in double slaying

January 8, 2015

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Pittsburg County prosecutors have dismissed two first-degree murder charges against a man in the 2010 shooting deaths of two men near Hartshorne.

District Attorney Farley Ward told the McAlester News-Capital ( ) Tuesday that he had no choice but to dismiss the charges against 34-year-old Scott Bornheim because witnesses had recanted their original statements to investigators.

John Robert Townley

January 8, 2015

John Robert Townley, 49, of Howe died Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, in Howe.

Beverly Wray “Ellen” Thompson

January 8, 2015

Beverly Wray “Ellen” Thompson, 75, of Poteau died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 in Fort Smith, Ark.

Ellen was born Oct. 17, 1939, in Winston-Salem, N.C. to Leigh and Ruby (Harrold) Newell. She was a healthcare provider but her most cherished occupation was that of being a mother and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Gary Thompson; and daughter, Lisa Thompson. Ellen was a member of First Assembly of God in Poteau.

Barbara Traw Silva

January 8, 2015

Barbara Traw Silva, 68, of Mountainburg, Ark., died Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. She was born July 29, 1946, in Whitesboro to the late Joe and Cleo Traw. She was a beautician and caregiver.

She is survived by her husband, James Silva of Vincennes, Ind.; daughter, Deanna Meadors of Mountainburg; son, Jeff Caldwell of Poteau; sister, Betty Fairchild of Odessa, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Ronnie L. Smith

January 8, 2015

Ronnie L. Smith, 55, of Pocola died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery, Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Tuesday's High School Boys Basketball Roundup

January 8, 2015

TALIHINA — The Howe Lions opened the second half of the basketball season in fine fashion as they nipped the Talihina Golden Tigers 41-40 Tuesday night on Chris Gillespie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium.
The Lions trailed 14-10 after a period, but outscored the Golden Tigers 15-8 in the second quarter to take a 25-22 halftime lead.
Leading 35-29 entering the final period, the Lions had to withstand a fourth-quarter rally by the Golden Tigers, who outscored them 11-6 in the final eight minutes but the comeback rally fell short.

Tuesday's High School Girls Basketball Roundup

January 8, 2015

POCOLA — The Panama Lady Razorbacks rallied from a first-quarter deficit to down their archrivals, the Pocola Lady Indians, 48-44 in overtime Tuesday night at the Pocola Gym.
Trailing 13-7 after a period and 23-17 at halftime, the Lady Razorbacks outscored the Lady Indians 15-10 in the third quarter and 9-8 in the final period to tie the game at 41 at the end of regulation.
In overtime, Panama outscored Pocola 7-3 to complete the comeback.

Coffeyville teams sweep CASC, which plays tonight at NOC-Tonkawa

January 8, 2015

Getting a season-high 30 points from Alyssa Banks wasn’t enough for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings as they opened the second half of the 2014-15 season with an 84-60 loss to the Coffeyville [Kan.] Community College Lady Ravens on Tuesday night.
Despite having four double-figure scorers, it wasn’t enough for the Vikings as they opened the second half of the season with a 92-74 loss to the Raven in Tuesday night’s second game.

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