August 26th, 2013
PANAMA â€” For the most part, the Panama Razorbacks' outing in their first football scrimmage of the 2013 preseason, a home one Friday night at George Ollie Stadium against Savanna, was pleasing to third-year coach Brandon Ellis.
â€śI thought we got out of it what we wanted to,â€ť he said. â€śWe stayed healthy.â€ť
The Hogs scored three times, all on long scoring runs by three different people. Ryan Shirey took it to the house from 60 yards out, while Donald Lotchleas and Andy Burris each had TD scampers of 70 yards.
Martha Elizabeth Martin, 45, of Bokoshe died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, in Monroe. Â
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Monroe Cemetery Pavilion with the Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Â
Evans and Miller Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com.
E.G. Falkner, 75, of Howe died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. Services were held Monday at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener.
According to organizers of the Brave the Mud run held Saturday, about $10,000 was raised to benefit the Women's Crises Services of LeFlore County. Organizers said 422 people entered the race that led them through mud pits, hay bale climbs, rock walls and balance obstacles. Saturday's winners: Male category - first place Chris Pollard, Haworth, Okla; second place Marcus Tubbs, Wilburton; third place B.J. Johnson, Hartshorne. Female category - first place Bailey Bray, Broken Arrow; second place Barbara Johnson, Heavener; third place Vania Williams, Talihina.
The proposed ending of the LeFlore County 911 board has been postponed for another week after commissioners followed the advice of the LeFlore County District Attorney's Office.
During the commissioner's Monday meeting, they discussed passing a resolution disbanding the current 911 board for the commission of a new public trust.
As the Labor Day holiday approaches, many Oklahomans may be planning a trip to one of the stateâ€™s lakes, rivers, or streams to enjoy swimming, boating, canoeing and other water activities. While the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) encourages Oklahomans to visit the stateâ€™s many natural water bodies, the agency reminds residents to be cautious.
SPIRO â€” It was a battle of the Bulldogs on Thursday night at McClain stadium as Spiro took on Okmulgee in a preseason scrimmage.
Both teams ran 10 to 12 plays against each other, alternating possessions. Later, the teams played a shortened quarter, bringing in downs and distance and some uncontested kicking game duties.
Okmulgee took the first possession. Out of 10 plays, Spiro's defense held the visitors to justÂ two gains of positive yardage, recording four incompletions and a sack by Frankie Solomon.
VALLIANT â€” The Talihina Golden Tigers football team traveled a long way to Valliant to still find it has some more work to do to get ready for next month's season opener.
The Golden Tigers were sluggish to start, and played good defense until the offense got started.
Overall, the coaches were pleased with the effort, but the scrimmage showed some things that they need to work on next week as they prepare for the Golden Tigers' next scrimmage against Vian on Friday night at Doc Robinson Stadium.
The Poteau High School cross country runners will begin their season at Monday's Haworth Invitational.
The Pirates return three state qualifiers from a season ago. Dylan Fox was 56th (18:36.5), Ashby Clark was 71st (19:04.53) and Bobby Graham was 94th (21:08.17) at last year's Class 4A State Meet, where they were 14th as a team.
The Lady Pirates return five of their state-meet runners from 2012, in which they were ninth.
Registration is open for the 2013 LeFlore County Express Fall Soccer League.
Registration can be done through the Internet at www.leflorecountysoccer.com.
Late registration cost per child is $40.
Payment method details are available at the website.
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There will be age 8-, 10- and 12-and-younger softball leagues at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex this fall.
The entry fee is $250 for 8- and 10-and-younger teams, while the entry fee is $300 for the 12-and-younger teams.