November 20th, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The Oklahoma City Thunder played very well Friday night at New Orleans and looked to keep on track with a win over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Kevin Durant, who was named the Western Conference Player of the Week on Monday, made sure of that by securing his first triple-double of his career with 25 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Thunder past the Warriors 119-109.
Margaret Marie Parks, 87, of Howe died Sunday, Nov. 18, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov, 21, at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener. Burial will be in Ellis Chapel Cemetery.
Lester Thompson, 83, of Poteau died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, in Poteau. Lester was born in Poteau on April 9, 1929, to Bud Andrew and Pernie (Garrett) Thompson. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Lester was a car salesman. He was married to his beloved wife, Joyce for 57 years, 10 months and 17 days. Lester was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Evelyn Miller, and great-granddaughter, Sheila Fikes.
Marie Ganote, 89, of Talihina died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at her home.
Mrs. Ganote was born in Keota on Dec. 10, 1922, the daughter of Columbus LeFlore and Edna (Tom) Carter. She married KentÂ Ganote in Wichita, Kan.
Charlie Horsley of Poteau shows off the citation of recognition signed by Sen. Mark Allen, D-Dist. 4 and Brian Bingman, president pro-tem of the Senate recognizing LeFlore County as the only county in Oklahoma where all communities display the Ten Commandments. Horsley said he contacted Allen about the citation after checking with all the communities and finding that the Ten Commandments were displayed somewhere in each community.
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Four local high school basketball players, Heavener's Trevor Smith, Spiro's Knifeis Carter and Philicea Mack and Wister's Tyler Gibson, have been named as four of the top 100 high school players to watch in the Vype Oklahoma Basketball Preview magazine, which will be out on newsstands at the end of this month including all Tote-A-Poke convenience stores in LeFlore County.
That's quite an honor to be put in such a select group of athletes from state of Oklahoma. Congratulations to all four of you for your honor.
Gans at Cameron, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
STILLWATER â€” As any team approaches a big game, it wants to be playing well. It would appear as if the Oklahoma State Cowboys are doing just that.
After a 44-30 loss to Kansas State on Nov. 3, the Cowboys have eclipsed the 50-point mark in their last two games â€” a 55-34 win over West Virginia on Nov. 10 and Saturday afternoon's 59-21 rout of Texas Tech, both games being played at Boone Pickens Stadium.
TULSA â€” An epic western movie is entitled, â€śHow the West Was Won.â€ť There was a football game Saturday at Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium that could have also been described with that title.
Keyarris Garrett caught three touchdowns receptions to lift Tulsa to a 23-21 victory over Central Florida Saturday in a battle of Conference USA division leaders, and a likely preview of the league championship game.