October 9th, 2012
Mildred Smith, 93, of Spiro died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. A wake is planned from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro with burial in Forest Park Cemetery in Fort Smith, Ark.
On Sept. 29, 2012, Helen Ione Stephens Cook, 93, formerly of Heavener, went peacefully in her sleep to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, at her home in Sun City, Calif., where she had resided with her daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Trell Mercer, since July 2010.
One of seven children, she was born Sept. 7, 1919, to the late Elsie M. and William P. Stephens in Laramie, Wyo. Helen graduated from Laramie High School in 1935 and majored in music at Phillips University in Enid.
Bobbie Lee Turner Russell,Â 84, of Poteau died Friday, Sept. 5, 2012 in Poteau.
Bobbie was born March 2, 1928, in Fine Springs, Ark., to Ray and Ida Mae (Dennis) Blount.Â She was a telephone operator for Alltel.Â Bobbie was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church, Poteau.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Ida Mae Turner, in 1958; granddaughter, Lisa Turner in 1992; her parents; and her brother, Arvel Joe Chitwood.Â She loved bowling.Â She loved to run around with her childhood school friends, Wilma Lee, Tootie Alfred, Grace Boggains, Mary Joe Logan and Doris Robertson.
Lois Olene (Chapmond) Bess, 65, of Spiro died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. She was born in Poteau on Jan. 26, 1947, to Archie and Edris â€śOleneâ€ť (Davis) Chapmond.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Aislynn Marie Oâ€™Brien, 2 months,Â passed away Sept. 29 in Oklahoma.
Born July 26, she was the infant daughter of Lisa Degilio and Patrick Oâ€™Brien IV.
In the short time with us, Aislynn was truly the light of our life, our little angel.
Rodgers and Hammersteinâ€™s â€śThe King and Iâ€ť will open at Carl Albert State College atÂ 7 p.m Thursday.
Additional performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday, and 7 p.m. Monday.
Tickets will be available at the doors of the Hamilton Auditorium. Adult admission is $7, students $5, and all CASC students and employees attend for free.
The musical is under the direction and choreography of Bill Day and Dana Dinsmore-Davis, with Bill King on piano.Â Â
A Talihina youth charged in the death of a 13-year-old has entered a plea of guilty.
Brandon Brown, 16, of Talihina, was accused of driving under the influence and having an accident which resulted in the death of Dalton Adams,13, of Talihina in 2011.
Brown appeared before District Judge Jon Sullivan Thursday and entered a plea of guilty. He will be sentenced in November.
EUFAULA â€” Chris Bunch, Spiro's football coach, said that once his Bulldogs got past their District 3A-8 opener against Stigler (a 48-16 win by the Panthers) that the other district games were very winnable for his team. So far, he's 2-for-2.
After winning 17-0 at home over Idabel Sept. 28 at McClain Stadium, the Bulldogs headed west down Oklahoma State Highway 9 to Eufaula, and picked up a 40-14 road victory over the Ironheads to go to 3-3 overall â€” and, more importantly, improve to 2-1 in District 3A-8.
I believe that Fort Gibson could be very underrated team. The Tigers are that good, and they do deserve the love that they are getting from the pollsters. This week, they're ranked seventh in the Class 4A Poll.
Jake Gandara has to be the most impressive back that I have seen in District 4A-4 for a long time.
I guess you could call me a Poteau Pirate pollyanna, but I believe if you look hard enough you can find something good in everything.
The good news was there was one softball team which made state for the second straight season â€” the Panama Lady Razorbacks. There was another softball team, the Poteau Lady Pirates, which made it for the second straight year to the Class 4A Regional Tournament championship round. The Wister Wildcats baseball team made state for the sixth straight season â€” dating back to the May 2010 spring season.
However, the bad news was the Lady â€™Backs and the â€™Cats both lost in the state quarterfinals Thursday afternoon, and the Lady Pirates lost in the regional finals.