January 24th, 2013
LeFlore County Sheriff's Department released the name of two burn victims involved in a Monday night house fire near Spiro.
According to LeFlore County Undersheriff Kendall Morgan, Myrtle Cooper, 47, and Elec Cusick, 39, were the two victims found unconscious outside a home on Stewart Loop.
The fire still is under investigation, according to Morgan, which is why the release of the names was delayed.
Lake Wister State Park and Talimena State Park have joined together to promote a "heart healthy hiking" program for 2013.
A hike will be held each month alternating between the two parks. On February 9 a hike will be held at Talimena State Park and will be two to four miles in length. The hike will return to Lake Wister for a four mile hike March 9 starting at Wards Landing Campground. These hikes will begin at 1 p.m. Bottled water will be provided for all participants.
Mossie Lene Farrar, 88, of Cameron died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, in Poteau. Mossie was born April 7, 1924, in Liberty Hill (Cameron), to Tom and Pearl (Fox) Anderson. She was a beautician. Mossie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lenard Farrar; sister, Lois Dunlap; and granddaughter, Fatima.
Jean Bass, 89, of Poteau died January 22, 2013, in Poteau.Â Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at Grace Manor Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Little officiating.Â Burial will be in Vaughn Cemetery, Poteau. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau.
Opal May Allison, 84, of Poteau died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, in Poteau. Opal was born March 8, 1928, in Leflore to Bert and Eller (Hindricks) Robison. She was a member of the United Pentecostal Church. Opal was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, James Thomas Ferguson and Joe Allison; brothers, James Everett, Johnny and Bill Robison; sister, Mary Stephens; daughter, Flossie Mae Ridner; and great-grandson, Greyson Hunt.
Donnie Charles Green, 75, of Howe died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Howe. He was born July 22, 1937, at Montague County, Texas, to James Ivy and Mary Pearl (Houk) Green. He was a truck driver.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and two sisters.
There are six players who are part of the Class of 2013 for the Poteau Lady Pirates softball team. The third athlete punched her ticket to play at the next level.
Poteau outfielder Shelby Standridge inked her name on the dotted line of her letter of intent to play college softball with Connors State College in Warner in a ceremony Wednesday morning at the high school.
This week is the 81st Leflore County Basketball Tournament. Wister is the host this year, so Paula and I have been running the clock and book at the Carl Albert State College site for the first three days.
We have got a chance to see some pretty good games early on, and look forward to the rest of the week. Come out and support these young men and women as they compete for school and community.
Good luck to all the teams in the county tournament!
Have a great week!
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After coming in second in each of the last two LeFlore County Tournaments, Scott Nelke, Poteau boys coach, was hoping third time was going to be a charm come the 81st version of the state's longest-running basketball tournament.
Scott Gregory, Poteau's first-year girls coach, believed that his team had yet to play its best game this season.
Both coaches had to be rather pleased, if not ecstatic, about how their respective teams played in Tuesday night's championship quarterfinals at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.