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September 16th, 2014

Everybody getting riled up about AD disciplining his child

September 16, 2014

When I first heard the news of Adrian Peterson being arrested for child abuse, I thought, it can't get any worse than this — and then I got the details of what he did.
He did nothing more than switch his child. A form of discipline that he grew up with and what probably made him the player and the person he is today. He left a few welts on his child's legs.
My goodness, one time my grandmother switched me, and I thought was going to kill me.
Why is everybody getting their panties in a wad about AD for disciplining his child and calling for the reinstatement of Ray Rice?

Poteau runner wins ECU Invitational; Lady Pirates fourth, Pirates finish 13th

September 16, 2014

ADA — Poteau’s Kandace Standridge, who was the Class 4A 800-meter run state champion, won the East Central University Invitational cross country meet Thursday, running the course in 13:09.
As a team, the Lady Pirates were fourth with 121 points, finishing behind host Ada (61 points), Kingston (97) and DeQueen, Ark. (104).
Standridge was joined by teammate Sheridan Hoyer in the top 10, as the Poteau senior was ninth (14:40).

September 15th

Fast-Pitch Softball County Tournament not going to start until Tuesday due to wet fields in Panama; JH LCT will have champ crowned Saturday at PARC

September 15, 2014

There should have been the opening-day games of the 2014 LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament tonight. However, Mother Nature had other ideas.
Due to wet fields, today’s opening-day games were postponed until Tuesday, with Tuesday’s originally-slated games taking place Thursday. Thursday’s games will take place Monday, meaning it will be next week before the county champion will be crowned.

Bokoshe football team loses heartbreaker in OT to Bowlegs in C-4 opener Friday

September 15, 2014

BOKOSHE — The good news for the Bokoshe Tigers is they played a much better football game in Friday night’s District C-4 opener against the Bowlegs Bison at Tiger Stadium than the week before against Arkoma in the season opener.
Unfortunately for the Tigers, they still came up short as they lost in overtime 28-20 to the Bison.
The Tigers tied the game at 20-all on a 31-yard run by Christian Stroup.

Gans Grizzlies rally past Arkoma Mustangs

September 15, 2014

GANS — The Arkoma Mustangs, who made history last football season by winning the school’s first-ever playoff game, had a chance to make some more history Friday night in their District B-4 opener against the homestanding Gans Grizzlies. Unfortunately, the Mustangs couldn’t close the deal.
The Grizzlies, who trailed 42-32 entering the final period, scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to rally for a 48-42 victory over the Mustangs.
The Mustangs still had a chance to down the Grizzlies, but Arkoma fumbled the ball at the Gans 10 with about two minutes to play.

Three injured in wreck

September 15, 2014

Three people were injured Sunday in an accident in Hughes County.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Jennifer Mayo, 39, from Wilburton was driving a 2014 Kia south on U.S. Highway 75 at about 11:56 a.m. when the driver of an oncoming car turned left in front of her.
Mayo and her passenger, 59-year-old Wyma Mayo both were taken by Hughes County EMS to O.U. Medical Center and are listed in serious condition with multiple injuries. A 2-year-old child in Mayo's car was not injured, according to the accident report.

Billy Charles “Chuck” Mitchael Jr.

September 15, 2014

Billy Charles “Chuck” Mitchael Jr., 55, of Spiro died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Haven Heights Baptist Church in Fort Smith, Ark. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery, Viewing will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.

Virgie Marie Crumb

September 15, 2014

Virgie Marie Crumb, 78, of Spiro died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in Spiro. 

Services were held Friday, Sept. 12, at the Southside House of Worship in Spiro. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.

Jackie Mae Steel

September 15, 2014

Jackie Mae Steel, 86, of Wister died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Poteau.

Jackie was born April 5, 1928, in Swink to James and Ruby (Roland) Woolery.

She was retired from Pacific Telephone. Jackie was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Tom Steel; daughter, Sharon Gutierrez; and siblings, Truman Woolery and Iva Moody.

Mona L. Crawford

September 15, 2014

Mona L. Crawford, 88, of Pocola died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Spiro.

Mona was born Sept. 10, 1926, in Fanshawe to Raymond and Alice (Jones) Armstrong.

She was a teacher at Pocola Elementary until she retired. Mona was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Crawford; daughter, Glenda Harvell; shared daughter, Heather Crawford; and brother, Bill Armstrong.

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