September 20th, 2013
A Panama man accused of murdering his father will spend more than 50 years behind bars after a court appearance Wednesday afternoon.
Timothy Rue Lockaby, 51, was charged with first-degree murder in the hanging and beating death of his 77-year-old father, Arlen "Buck" Lockaby, in March.
The fate of accused double murderer Christopher Kenyon Simpson lies in the hands of nine women and three men after jury selection concluded and opening statements were heard Thursday.
Simpson is accused in the 2012 death of 20-year-old Ka'Loni Flynn and her unborn child.
On Thursday morning, jury selection got underway in LeFlore County District Court and by 3 p.m., 12 county residents took their places to hear testimony in the murder trial.
Poteau 46, Tulsa Webster 6
Talihina 40, Sallisaw JV 19
Editor's Note: Look for sports correspondent Jim Marsh's story on Poteau's game and sports correspondent Calvin McClain's story on Talihina's game in Saturday's edition.
For the first time since Oct. 5 of last season, the Bokoshe Tigers football team will play a home game.
The Tigers will welcome the Sasakwa Vikings to town for a District C-4 game at 7:30 tonight.
The Tigers are glad to be finally home.
â€śThe kids are excited about getting to play at home,â€ť Bokoshe coach Bryan Murray said. â€śWe've been hitting the grindstone to try to get better.â€ť
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District C-4 Standings
Team District Overall +/-
Arkoma 1-0 1-1 +15
Maud 1-0 2-0 +15
Sasakwa 1-0 1-1 +4
Thackerville 0-0 2-0 0
Webbers Falls 0-0 1-1 0
SW Covenant 0-1 0-2 -4
Bokoshe 0-1 0-2 -15
After winning the battle of the Bulldogs 14-12 last week at Muldrow, the Spiro Bulldogs will look to make it two wins in a row tonight when they welcome the Haskell Haymakers to McClain Stadium for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.
The Bulldogs (1-1) survived last week at Muldrow, namely due to the defense.
â€śI thought we played good defensively,â€ť Spiro coach Chris Bunch said. â€śI was proud of them. We gave up a big pass play to get them the touchdown. We still give up some big plays every now and then, but overall I was proud of our defense.â€ť
After a rough start to the 2013 season last week in a 42-6 loss to the Hartshorne Miners, the Heavener Wolves will look to rebound tonight against the Gore Pirates. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. in Gore.
While the first half of last week's opener was a tough one for the Wolves (0-1), the second half was a lot better â€” and a nice building block to use for tonight's game at Gore.
The Pocola Indians football team will hit the road for the first time in 2013 as they will meet the Quinton Savages at 7:30 tonight in Quinton.
The Indians (1-1) won their first game last week, a 73-29 rout of the Haileyville Warriors at John Carter Field.
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To Get There â€” Take Oklahoma State Highway 9 west to Enterprise. Take Oklahoma State Highway 71 south to Quinton.
Championship Game â€” Poteau 7, Heavener 1
Loser's-Bracket Final â€” Heavener 4, Panama 2
Winner's-Bracket Final â€” Poteau 4, Panama 0
Loser's-Bracket Semifinal â€” Heavener 4, Wister 1
Week 3 is upon us, and so, too, is another home game for the Panama Razorbacks football team, which will welcome the Warner Eagles to George Ollie Stadium for a 7:30 p.m. Friday contest.
â€śWe've love getting to start with three home games,â€ť Panama coach Brandon Ellis said. â€śThat gets the kids fired up playing at home. The thing is we don't have to leave early. They can go home and get ready. The fan base doesn't have to travel. The environment is better with more fans here.â€ť
After having both of its scrimmages this preseason, its season opener and District C-4 opener all at Mustang Field, the Arkoma Mustangs will finally hit the road. However, it's going to be a rough road opener as the Mustangs will meet the Maud Tigers at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
â€śIt's our first road trip of the season,â€ť Arkoma coach Mark Weatherton said. â€śYou always worry about that when you haven't been on the road yet. It's a long road trip â€” three hours to get there. I hope it won't be a factor, but it could be a factor.â€ť