January 6th, 2015
The girls' top-seeded team in the LeFlore County Junior High Tournament, the Howe Lady Lions, had little problem in taking care of their opening-round game Monday night, downing Pocola 55-8 at the Howe Gym.
Three other top-seeded girls teams that played at this site also won as No. 3 Hodgen beat No. 14 Monroe 39-16, while No. 7 Whitesboro defeated No. 10 Panama 31-21.
On the boys' side at Howe, No. 4 Heavener beat No. 13 Bokoshe 43-19, No. 6 Pocola downed No. 11 Monroe 42-22 and No. 7 Wister defeated No. 10 Howe 36-23.
I wish all of you a Happy New Year and I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas break, but itâ€™s back to normal â€” and in a big way â€” on the hardwood.
Itâ€™s LeFlore County Junior High Tournament Week. I want to thank all individuals who helped get me the 34 teamsâ€™ photographs and numeric rosters for this yearâ€™s tournament guide.
PRESTON â€” The Talihina High School basketball teams had a rough start to the 2015 portion of their basketball seasons Saturday night as both lost road games against Preston. The Pirates rallied past the Golden Tigers 43-35, while the Lady Pirates were too much for the Lady Golden Tigers in a 72-37 victory.
Editorâ€™s note: Talihina Correspondent Calvin McClain contributed to this story.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” Several local wrestlers competed, with many of them placing, at last weekend's United States Junior Open Championships at State Fair Arena.
The Poteau Youth Wrestling Club had 16 members compete with four of them bringing home medals.
Evelyn Brewer, 86, formerly of Fanshawe died Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, in McAlester.
Evelyn was born April 23, 1928, in Fanshawe to Otis Edward and Ollie May (Newby) Goss. She married Joseph Albert Brewer and moved the family around during his military career. After Josephâ€™s discharge, they moved to Evelynâ€™s hometown of Fanshawe and raised their family. Evelyn was a homemaker and worked as an aide at local nursing homes. She was a loving and generous woman who fed and clothed anyone in need. She was greatly loved by her family and will be deeply missed.
Linda Kay Olive, 67, of Heavener died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2015, in Heavener. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, at Trinity Baptist Church in Heavener. Burial will be in Reichert Cemetery under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home.
Ida Ann Partain, 92, of Spiro died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, at Murry Spur Freewill Baptist Church in Spiro. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Martha Ann Gassaway, 87, of Denison, Texas, died at Crawford Street Place, Denison, on Dec. 31, 2014. She was born on Sept. 7, 1927, in Heavener to Robert and Mayme Baucum Mobley.
She married James Gassaway, who passed away in 1994, on Jan. 27, 1945. She was a homemaker and loved doing for her family. She especially loved cooking. She was an avid bird watcher, favoring blue birds. She moved to Grayson County from Monroe 14 years ago. She was of the Baptist faith.