August 20th, 2013
The Leflore Savages baseball team beat Soper 2-1, but lost to the two host teams â€” 8-0 to Coleman and 1-0 to Calera â€” in the two-day Coleman-Calera Baseball Festival over the weekend.
Leflore's Monday afternoon road game at Buffalo Valley was canceled due to a funeral. The game has not been reschduled.
Steve Watson, owner of Watson Motor's, along with his hard working crew, stop to pose with their newest edition to the lot, their Poteau beautification bull. Teresa Farrington (Sign Diva), right, is the artist who has painted the bulls being placed in town.
POCOLA â€” Choctaw Casino Hotel in Pocola is welcoming legendary, award-winning entertainers The Temptations for concerts on Aug. 30 and 31 at 8 p.m. at the new CenterStage event venue.
Tickets for the performance are on sale now starting at $35 and can be purchased online atÂ www.choctawcasinos.com/Pocola/Entertainment.aspx, by calling (800) 590-5825 or by visiting Choctaw Casino Hotel.
The first case of West Nile virus in Oklahoma has been reported in an Oklahoma County resident.
LeFlore County Health Department officials encourage LeFlore County residents to take precautions to reduce the risk of contracting WNV, a mosquito-borne illness.
Samantha RaeAnn Watkins, 35, of Broken Arrow died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, in the Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will be in Nubbin Ridge Cemetery.
Joyce Ann McCauley-Himes, 39, of Cove Ark., died Monday, July 29, 2013, in Hot Springs, Ark. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Baptist church in Hatton, Ark.
Forgive me if you don't see me a lot over the next two weeks. This week, I'm busy putting out the 2013 Fall Diamond Tab, which will be in Saturday's edition.
Next week, I'll be working on the 2013 LeFlore County Gridiron Preview, which will come out Aug. 31.
Once these two weeks get through â€” and I'm still alive, LOL!!!! â€” I'll be back out as usual at games.
Tahlequah at Poteau, 5 p.m.
Wister at Cameron, DH, 4 p.m.
Spiro at Heavener, 5 p.m.
Clayton at Leflore, 5:30 p.m.
Sallisaw-Central at Pocola, 4:30 p.m.
Buffalo Valley at Whitesboro, 4:30 p.m.
RED OAK â€” Two LeFlore County high school baseball teams brought home plaques Saturday from the Red Oak Eagle Classic.
The Cameron Yellowjackets held off the Crowder Demons 7-6 to win the third-place game after losing Friday afternoon's semifinal 11-3 to the Stuart Hornets.
The Wister Wildcats claimed the consolation championship with a 9-1 win over the Howe Lions.
HEAVENER â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves got their 2013 fast-pitch softball season off and running with a pair of home wins Friday afternoon, beating Sallisaw 5-2 and Battiest 11-2.
Eagletown 12, Whitesboro 11: In Eagletown, the Lady Eagles were able to outlast the Lady Bulldogs.
The Poteau Pirates had their red-white interteam scrimmage Saturday night at Costner Stadium as they split their 63 players as equally as possible.
The Pirates started practice last week, put on pads Friday for the first time, and then staged a full-contact scrimmage on Saturday night, a scrimmage that was going to be used as a starting point for evaluating players.