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Howe teams reach Saturday title games at EOSC Classic, while Arkoma boys, Bokoshe girls, Leflore teams suffer losses

December 7, 2012

WILBURTON — The Howe High School basketball teams have a chance to sweep blue bracket championships tonight at the Eastern Oklahoma State College Classic.
The Lions corralled the Arkoma Mustangs 68-37, while the Lady Lions clawed the McCurtain Lady Bulldogs 42-15 in championship semifinals Thursday night at EOSC's Claud C. Dunlap Fieldhouse.
The news wasn't as good for three other teams. The Bokoshe Lady Tigers suffered their first loss of the season as they fell 46-43 to the Gans Lady Grizzlies in the other blue bracket championship semifinal Thursday afternoon at EOSC.

Greenwood teams sweep Spiro at H.B. Stewart Classic

December 7, 2012

GREENWOOD, Ark. — The host Greenwood High School basketball teams posted a sweep of Spiro on Thursday night on the second day of the H.B. Stewart Classic in a battle of Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs.
The Arkansas hosts won the boys game 80-75 and the girls contest 69-32.
The Spiro teams completed their three-game stay in the event with Friday games against Ozark, Ark.

Mattie M. Marshall

December 7, 2012

Mattie M. Marshall, 88, of Kansas City, Kan., died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at her home. 
Mattie was born April 29, 1924, in Ozark, Ark., to Jim and Esther Walls. Mattie married Floyd H. Waite and had five sons, Floyd, Jim, Larry, Roger and Carl. Mattie married William B. Marshall and had one daughter, Cindy Wiggins. Mattie worked for Riches Coin Laundry Mat for 39 years. Mattie is preceded in death by her husbands and two brothers, Sidney and J.C. Walls.

Betty Jo Dockery Holman

December 7, 2012

Betty Jo Dockery Holman, 85, of Sallisaw died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Sallisaw.
She was born Aug. 7, 1927, in Sallisaw to Dolly “Ella” Palmer and James Dockery. She married Hubert Holman April 8, 1948. She was the co-founder and owner of Wild Horse Mountain Bar-B-Que and longtime devoted member and prayer warrior of the Sallisaw Church of the Nazarene. She was a homemaker and served as a Cub Scout leader while living in California.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and two brothers, Bill Cheek and Walter Raney.

Laura “Charlene” King

December 7, 2012

Laura “Charlene” King, 81, of Poteau, formerly of Heavener, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Heavener.

Walter Joe Cheely

December 7, 2012

Walter Joe Cheely, 85, of Chino, Calif., died Nov. 12, 2012, in Chino.
Walter was born Oct. 5, 1927, in Shady Point to James and Maybelle (Foote) Cheely. He served two tours of duty in the U.S. Navy in Italy and Guam. He was a 1946 graduate of Poteau High School. He got his BA at Northeastern and later obtained his master’s degree. Walter taught school for two years at Fox, 10 years at Derby, Kan., and 30 years in California. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Charlene Stanley.

Ruth Wilson

December 7, 2012

Ruth Wilson, 79, of Poteau died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Ruth was born July 6, 1933, in Glendale to Wilburn Perry and Ida Mae (Balentine) Glenn. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Poteau. She was a retired hair dresser. The love of Ruth’s life was the Special Olympics and the Democratic Party. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers, Lawrence, Loren, Cecil, John, Oscar and Fred; and son, Jerry Bob Thompson.

Weekend update

December 7, 2012

Saturday, from noon until 3 p.m., the Heavener American Legion Post will play host for a Veterans Christmas Dinner.
The Rednecks and Reindeer fun run is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. at the Springhill Baptist Church in Monroe, followed by a barbecue dinner and auction fundraiser for the Bobbie and Frank Morrison family at 5 p.m.
Three LeFlore County cities will start their Christmas parades at 6 p.m. — Spiro, Talihina and Wister each have scheduled their parades to begin at the same time.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM EMPIRE FINANCE

December 7, 2012

The Staff of Empire Finance wishes everyone Happy Holidays!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE ARKANSAS VALLEY ELECTRIC CO-OP

December 7, 2012

The Staff of Arkansas Valley Electric Co-Op wishes everyone Happy Holidays!

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