February 20th, 2014
TALIHINA â€” The Talihina Golden Tigers ended the regular season in fine fashion Tuesday night with a 46-40 home victory over the Antlers Bearcats on Chris Gillespie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium.
Lady Luck did not go in the Lady Golden Tigers' favor as they lost a heartbreaking 32-29 game to the Lady Bearcats in Tuesday night's first game.
The Rev. Donald J. Taylor, 87, of Wister left his earthly home and arrived at his heavenly home on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. He came into this world as the son of Flora and Ewell Taylor on Dec. 31,1926, in Royal.
The town of Leflore will hold its biannual meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, March 3, in the Community Building.
The agenda includes possible appointment of a new Town Board member.
The Disabled American Veterans Forget-Me-Not drive will be held Feb. 28 and March 1.
The drive raises funds to support DAV services and assistance.
DAV LeFlore County Poteau Chapter and Unit 63 will be at Walmart both days taking donations and selling Red Shirt Friday "Until the Troops Come Home" T-shirts and hoodies, military hats and pocket knifes.
Several fire departments responded to a fire at AES Shady Point Thursday [Feb. 20].
According to AES Director of Government Operations and Public Relations Lundy Kiger, an off-line boiler caught fire.
No injuries were reported.
Kiger said the cause of the fire will be investigated.
The regular season as well as Senior Night ended well for the Poteau High School basketball teams Tuesday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse as they both handled county rival Heavener.
The Pirates handled the Wolves 55-37, which came on the heels of the Lady Pirates' 77-50 victory over the Lady Wolves.
MUSKOGEE â€” The Carl Albert State College softball team used the long ball â€” as in nine home runs in the two games combined â€” to get a sweep of the Bacone College JV Tuesday afternoon. Thanks to six homers, the Lady Vikings run ruled the hosts 19-9 in five innings in the opener, then had to rally from an early deficit to post a 14-11 come-from-behind win in the nightcap.
The Lady Vikings will return home this afternoon for a 1 p.m. doubleheader against Crowder, Mo.
Behind five double-figure scorers and great defensive pressure which led to transition baskets, the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings came away with an impressive 75-65 win over the Murray State College Lady Aggies on Monday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Holding the Aggies to eight points the first 13:17 of the second half was the difference for the Vikings in their 71-57 win in the nightcap of Monday night's doubleheader.
The Rev. Donald J. Taylor, 87, of Wister died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Bethel Baptist Church in Wister. Burial will be in Centerpoint Cemetery, Wilburton. Family visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Cheryl Diane Hendrix, 65, of McCurtain died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Spiro. She was born Dec. 12, 1948, in Poteau to Otto and Marie (Whitfield) Hendrix. She worked in accounting and was a member of First Baptist Church in Bokoshe.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Marie Hendrix
Cheryl is survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Roger and Ruth Hendrix of Poteau and Steve and Jeanne Hendrix of McCurtain; numerous nieces and nephews; other family members, friends and loved ones.