March 15th, 2013
Jimmie Dee Smith, 72, of Wister died Friday, March 15, 2013, in Poteau.Â No service is scheduled at this time. Grace Manor Funeral Home in Poteau is handling arrangements. You may leave an online greeting to the family at www.gracemanorfh.com.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” A Democratic House member who shouted at a Republican colleague following a late-night floor session has apologized on the House floor.
Heavener Democrat James Lockhart delivered a brief but emotional apology Wednesday from the well at the front of the House. He then received a standing ovation.
Following a floor session on Tuesday that lasted until midnight, Lockhart could be heard shouting at Faxon Republican Rep. Don Armes, who was presiding over the chamber. Several Democrats were frustrated Armes wouldn't recognize members of their party for various motions.
The Poteau Lady Pirates didn't let a six-day layoff bother them as they routed the Roland Rangers 12-1 in a four-inning, run-rule home game Thursday afternoon.
BROKEN ARROW â€” Poteau golfers Cody Shore and Hannah Ward won individual titles at the Tulsa McLain/TSST Tournament, which took place Tuesday and Wednesday at Forest Ridge Golf Course.
Shore shot a 74 to win the tournament, which he clinched on his final hole with a birdie putt.
As a team, the Pirates were fourth with a team score of 341, and were the highest Class 4A school to place among the Class 5A and 6A teams who were in the 30-team field.
ARROWHEAD RESORT â€” The Poteau boys junior high golf team swept the titles at Tuesday's tournament.
Poteau won the team title with a 396, and golfer Ryan Ward won the individual title with an 82.
Bryce Weldon shot a 98, followed by Bryan Terry at 105, Jeremiah Loggains at 111 and Grant Buckles at 117.
The LeFlore County Bass Club had its first open tournament of 2013 on Saturday at Wards Landing on Wister Lake. There were 26 boats that had 46 fishermen who caught a total of 63 fish that weighed a composite total of 168.66 pounds. Each fish averaged weighing 2.68 pounds, and eight limits were caught.
The team of Doug and Dwight Camp won the event with 15.72 pounds of fish caught to earn $575.
Bryan Ollie and Dwayne Caughern were second (15.35 pounds, $345), while Brad Hall and Robert Wellman were third (15.01, $230). Wellman had the big bass winner, weighing 5.88 pounds to earn him $230.
The Carl Albert State College baseball team had its road doubleheader against Arkansas Baptist on Tuesday afternoon in Little Rock, Ark., canceled. The twinbill has not been rescheduled.
The Vikings (10-7) will return to action in a home three-day series with Southwestern College, Iowa, beginning Saturday at Ival Goodman Field.
Games begin each day at 1 p.m.
Otha Sober, 65, of Leflore died March 12, 2013, in Poteau. No services are planned at this time. Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau is handling arrangements.Â You may leave an online greeting to the family at www.gracemanorfh.com.
LeFlore County Undersheriff Kendall Morgan confirmed Myrtly Cooper, 47, of Spiro, passed away Thursday morning at a Tulsa hospital. Cooper was the alleged victim of an assault and a house fire on Jan. 14 and has been listed in critical condition since the incident.
Elec E. Cusick, 39, of Spiro, was charged with kidnapping and assault and battery by means likely to produce death in connection with Cooper's injuries.