March 29th, 2014
WILBURTON â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates track team won the Wilburton Invitational on Thursday with 124 points. The Heavener Lady Wolves were fourth (52 points).
For the Howe Lady Lions, their highest placer was Savannah Smallwood, who won the shot put.
The highest placer for the Pirates was Dylan Fox, who was runner-up in the 800-meter run as he was just edged by champion Talon Woolsey of Arkoma.
As a team, the Pirates were sixth out of 18 schools with 42 points.
The Spiro Bulldogs scored 47 points to place fifth as a team.
ARKOMA â€” The Bokoshe Tigers got their first baseball win in several years Thursday afternoon, beating the Arkoma Mustangs 7-3.
Trailing 2-0 after an inning, the Tigers scored five runs in the second inning, highlighted by Randy Collins' two-run triple as well as four Arkoma errors, to take a 5-2 lead after two innings.
Talihina 5, Leflore 2: In Leflore, the Golden Tigers won their third straight game. Talihina broke a 2-all tie with a two-run fifth inning and a single run in the sixth inning.
RED OAK â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team ended its three-game skid, and in so doing made it to Friday's winner's-bracket final of the Red Oak Tournament.
The Lady Pirates beat Cameron 7-6 and Quinton 12-2 on Thursday.
The Wister Lady Wildcats went 1-1 on opening day, beating Panama 4-2 after losing 5-4 to McCurtain, which beat Spiro 8-1.
The Howe Lady Lions fell to the host Lady Eagles, while Quinton beat Panama 3-1 before losing to Poteau. On Friday, Spiro then knocked Howe out with a 5-4 victory, then the Lady Bulldogs lost to Quinton 6-1 to be knocked out of the tournament.
WHITESBORO â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves, who were named the top seed for this spring's LeFlore County Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament, stayed unbeaten with a pair of road wins in Thursday's three-way.
Heavener knocked off unbeaten Whitesboro 12-0 and beat Arkoma 10-2.
Whitesboro won the third game in Thursday's three-way, beating Arkoma 11-1.
Oktaha 7, Wister 6: At Hartshorne Festival, the Lady Tigers rallied from a 3-2 deficit with a three-run third inning and a two-run fifth inning to get the come-from-behind victory.
Junior Sebo, 91, of Spiro died Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 31, in the U.S. National Cemetery at Fort Smith, Ark. Family visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home in Spiro. An online guest book is available at www.mallorymartinfuneralhome.com
Kay Wall, 69, of Honobia died Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at her home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 31, at Cupco FreewillÂ Baptist Church inÂ Yanush. Burial will be in Cupco Cemetery under the direction ofÂ Burkhart Funeral Service, Talihina.
Willis â€śChuckâ€ť Armstrong
Willis â€śChuckâ€ť Armstrong, 82, of Muskogee, formerly of Spiro died Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Tulsa. Chuck was born Dec. 19, 1931, in Poteau to Sylvester and Evie (Phillips) Armstrong. He drove a dairy truck. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Shady Point. Chuck was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Ira and Harlen Armstrong.Â
Eldon Eugene Maxwell, 65, of Bokoshe, died Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Eldon was born Feb. 25, 1949 in San Mateo, Calif., to L.D. and Carol (Leyva) Maxwell. He was a truck driver. Eldon was preceded in death by his father, L.D. and wife, Nan; sister, Sue Christian; and three grandchildren.
A.N. â€śJuniorâ€ť Hoffman, 85, of Bokoshe died Friday, March 28, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark. He was born Jan. 16, 1929, in Ballinger, Texas, to A.N. Hoffman Sr. and Annie Plumer (Stagner). On June 5, 1948, he married the love of his life, Mary Fae Garrett. He worked in the oil fields, was a rancher and raised cattle, chickens and turkeys with Mary by his side. He loved fishing, camping and gardening. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Bokoshe.