MANSFIELD, Ark. â€” The Heavener High School basketball teams saw 2012 end on a sour note on Saturday.
The Wolves lost 56-46 to host Mansfield in the title game of the Bill Frye Invitational to end the three-day event.
The final day got started on the wrong foot for Heavener as an outmanned Lady Wolves team suffered a 44-39 loss to Booneville, Ark., in the consolation championship game.
Jay P. Shelton, 89, of Shady Point died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Pocola.Â
Â Services are pending Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau. You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com.
Ileen M. Newby, 93, of Fanshawe died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, in Poteau.Â
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at the Free Will Baptist Church in Fanshawe. Burial will be in Fanshawe Cemetery. The family will be at the Evans and Miller Funeral Home from 5-7Â Tuesday to visit with relatives and friends.
Poteau Chamber of Commerce, Poteau Courthouse, Walmart and Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) are starting off the new year by saving lives and inviting Poteau-area residents 16 years or older to join by donating blood at these upcoming drives on Friday, Jan. 4:
â€˘ 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Poteau Chamber of Commerce, 201 South Broadway
â€˘ 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Walmart, 3108 North Broadway
Appointments are not required but can be made by calling Chamber of Commerce at 918-647-9178, Oklahoma Blood Institute at 877-340-8777 or visiting obi.org.
Candace Martin has resigned as executive director of the Donald W. Reynolds Center in Poteau.
Poteau Mayor Jeff Shockley says that at this time, the city has no plans to replace Martin.
Shockley stated that because of the current financial climate, the city will absorb Martinâ€™s position.
During her time as executive director, Martin oversaw many events at the Reynolds Center including the popular summer concert series.
Poteau Mayor Jeff Shockley and Poteau Chamber of Commerce CEO Karen Wages help setup and decorate for the New Year's Eve Extravaganza being held tonight.
The event will be held at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center in Poteau beginning at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for the event are $40 per person.
MANSFIELD, Ark. â€” The Heavener Wolves basketball team will have a chance to bring home some hardware today.
The Wolves routed Hackett, Ark., 62-31 Friday afternoon in the semifinals to reach the championship game of the Bill Frye Invitational. The Wolves will play in the title game at 5:30 this afternoon where they will play the winner of Friday night's Mansfield-Booneville game.
Sunday Couple Scrambles at Wolf Ridge Golf Course will take place at 2 p.m. Sundays. The entry fee is $15 per person for the nine-hole weekly event.
For additional information, call (918) 647-2582.
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The Poteau Lady Pirates Dugout Club is selling personalized bricks to be placed in the backstop at the Poteau High School softball field as a tribute to players, fans, coaches, area businesses, etc. Order forms are available at JOB Construction or Poteau High School.
For more information, call (918) 649-7527 or (918) 413-2428.
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Abbott Barnes â€śHapâ€ť Sykes, age 87, of Odessa, Texas, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, at home on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, after a short illness preceded by a severe stroke on Aug. 24, 2004. He lost his ability to converse but remained upbeat and cheerful.
The youngest of nine children, Hap was born to Abbott Barnes Sykes Sr., and Samantha Taylor Sykes in Barber, Ark. He was raised mostly by his sisters following the death of his mother when he was 2 years old and attended country schools near Panama.