January 27th, 2015
The Poteau High School basketball teamsâ€™ Pink-Out Games will be tonight against Spiro at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse, with the girlsâ€™ game at 6:30 p.m. and the boysâ€™ contest at 8 p.m.
There will be baked goods for sale with all proceeds to be donated to the American Cancer Society.
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The LeFlore County Soccer Associationâ€™s spring 2015 registration is now opened. Registration closes Feb. 2. There will be a coaches meeting is Feb. 17.
Practices will start the week of Feb. 19, with games starting Feb. 28.
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A question going into the 83rd LeFlore County Tournament was seeing if the Howe Lady Lions would remain undefeated at the end of it. They answered that with an emphatic yes.
The Lady Lions clawed the Arkoma Lady Mustangs 77-50 in Saturday nightâ€™s championship game at the Spiro Multipurpose Gym.
The Spiro Bulldogs won the county title for the fourth straight season, downing their rivals, the Poteau Pirates, 55-49 in the boys championship contest.
The girls seeding held true to form for the 83rd LeFlore County Tournament on Friday night as the top seed, the Howe Lady Lions, and the second seed, the Arkoma Lady Mustangs, won their semifinal contests at the Spiro Multipurpose Gym.
The Lady Lions got past the Heavener Lady Wolves 54-40 in the first championship semifinal, then the Lady Mustangs edged the Spiro Lady Bulldogs 59-56 in a barnburner in the second semifinal.
The day began with the fifth-place games. The Whitesboro Bulldogs clawed the Wister Wildcats 56-31, while the Pocola Lady Indians defeated the Leflore Lady Savages 39-32.
Itâ€™s hard to believe, but the 83rd LeFlore County Tournament is in the books. It seemed like it just got started.
We had some exciting games, and crowned a new girls champion in the Howe Lady Lions and saw the Spiro Bulldogs four-peat as LCT champs.
Class A, B District Tournament Assignments Announced by OSSAA
The Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association announced on Friday the assignments for the Class A and B district tournaments that will begin the postseason parade next month.
Stan L. Cottrell Sr., 65, of Arkoma died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at his home after a valiant battle with cancer.
He was born to Ernest and Emily Cottrell in Fayetteville, Ark., on July 11, 1949. He was of the Presbyterian faith. He was a good friend to many, always ready to help others and never expecting anything in return. He was a graduate of Waldron High School in 1967 and the College of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Ark. He held a Masters in Education Degree from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah.
Carl Piersant, 86, of Howe died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in his home. He was born Oct. 6, 1928, in Youngstown, Ohio, to John and Josephine (Magdalena) Piersant.
He was a veteran of both the U.S. Air Force and Army. Carl was a member of the Heavener VFW, Poteau DAV and Heavener American Legion Post. He was a very active member of Immaculate Conception Church of Poteau where he loved to serve the Lord.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, Ruby Piersant; brother, Pat Piersant; and three grandchildren.
Frances Ferrell Gray, 94, of Pocola died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 in Fort Smith, Ark.
Frances was born Jan. 23, 1921, to Elvis and Jennie (Ramsey) Cruson. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Pocola. She played the piano. She worked at McKesson Wholesale Drug. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Ella Jane Reaves; and sister, Alice Marie.
Survivors include her son-in-law, George Reaves of Pocola; grandson, Britt Reaves of Pocola; great-grandchildren, Hayden and Alyssa; other relatives, loved ones and friends.
The following people were booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center overnight. The information was gathered from the jail's daily roster and only shows booking information. Only those with a case number listed have been charged. Stay tuned each morning to see who was arrested overnight.
CF â€”Â criminal felony
CMâ€” criminal misdemeanor
FD â€”Â family docket such as child support
For more information about an arrestee, you can search by name or case number on www.ODCR.com or www.OSCN.net.
January 23, 2015
Chad Eatman, sent to doc, held in jail; no bond