September 18th, 2013
PANAMA â€” The seeding held true on opening night of the 2013 LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament.
The top four seeds â€” No. 1 Poteau, No. 2 Pocola, No. 3 Panama and No. 4 Wister â€” all made it to Tuesday night's winner's-bracket semifinals.
In the winner's-bracket quarterfinals, the Lady Pirates blanked the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets 11-0, the Lady Indians rallied to down the Howe Lady Lions 5-2, the Lady Razorbacks beat the Spiro Lady Bulldogs 9-3 and the Lady Wildcats shut out the Heavener Lady Wolves 4-0.
Another game, another win for the Poteau Pirates â€” another dramatic win at that. Friday night, the Pirates rallied for the second straight week for a victory, this time 43-40 over the Van Buren (Ark.) Pointers.
The win was good in the since it gives the team confidence to come from behind.
LEFLORE â€” Leflore pitcher Chance Long threw a three-hitter and struck out three in six innings as the Savages run ruled the Clayton Bulldogs 10-0 Monday afternoon.
All the run support Long needed came in the third inning when the Savages broke a scoreless tie with four runs on Garrett Singleterry's grand-slam home run. After a single run in the fourth inning, a five-run sixth inning put the game into run-rule status.
Smithville 6, Whitesboro 2; Haworth 6, Whitesboro 0: In Smithville, the Braves scored once in the first inning and five runs in the third.
Poteau 2, Wister 0
Panama 6, Pocola 0
Heavener 3, Pocola 2
Wister 6, Spiro 3
Heavener 10, Cameron 1
Spiro 7, Howe 6
Heavener 7, Arkoma 2
Cameron 4, Whitesboro 1
Howe 6, Talihina 4
Spiro 18, Bokoshe 1
Final Day Schedule
Poteau vs. Panama, 5 p.m. Field No. 1
Heavener vs. Wister, 5 p.m. Field No. 2
Heavener-Wister winner vs. Poteau-Panama loser, 6:15 p.m., Field No. 1
NORMAN â€” So much for a quarterback controversy at the University of Oklahoma. Junior Blake Bell took over in the fourth quarter last week against West Virginia as red-shirt freshman Trevor Knight was struggling and got the nod to make his first-ever start against Tulsa in Saturday's game at Owen Field. Bell threw for a record 413 yards and four touchdowns as the Sooners rolled to a 51-20 victory over the Golden Hurricanes.
Janie Brannon, 66, of Shady Point died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at her home in Shady Point. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept 20, in the Old Talihina Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Waylan G. Gentry, 77, of Spiro died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Graveside services are planned for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, in Spiro City Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
This year marks the 25th year for the Talihina Fall Foliage Festival.
The Oct. 26 event promises something for all interests â€” arts and crafts vendors, food, a 1967-1969 Camaro parade through Talihina that will end at the car show in the Talihina School new gym parking lot, 5k run, childrenâ€™s activities including the inflatables sponsored by Pine Cellular, the Choctaw Indian Cultural and Heritage Area and Legends of the Mountains story telling.
Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center will hold four community meetings in October through December to assess health care needs in the area, EOMC officials announced.
The assessment is required every three years under new health care legislation, according to an EOMC press release.
Community input is needed to ensure the success of the project, which will run from October into December, the release said.
The meetings will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Â on the dates listed below. The first meeting will provide a more in-depth overview of what will occur during the process.