September 13th, 2013
POCOLA â€” Things were about as completely opposite as could be for the Pocola Indians football team Friday night at John Carter Field.
After losing a 23-20 game in last week's season opener to Tulsa Regent Prep due to nine turnovers, things went about as smooth as possible in a 73-29 rout of the Haileyville Warriors.
Francis BeatriceÂ â€śBeaâ€ť Winton, 81, of Talihina died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, in Colbert.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at Falfa Baptist Church. Burial will be in Sardis Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Time is running out before the start of the Walk, Run and Dye event held in Poteau Saturday morning.
The 5K walk/run begins at 10 a.m. in front of Poteau City Hall. Registration ends at 9 a.m.
Spectators are encouraged and vendors will be on site providing food, drinks and snacks.
There will be no parking at the City Hall parking lot or along Dewey Avenue, where the course will be marked. Parking will be available at the Donald W. Reynolds Center and other public parking areas around the starting point.
A Cameron man who was arrested about 10 months ago after allegations of committing a sex crime against a 15-year-old is back behind bars after leading police on a manhunt.
Johnny Carter, 72, was reportedly a bus driver and coach at Union Christian Academy in Fort Smith when the incident allegedly occurred.
In November 2012, Carter was booked into the Sebastian County (Ark.) Detention Center on fourth-degree sexual assault charges in connection with the allegations, according to jail records. He was later released after posting $10,000 bail.
Two members of TV's Duck Dynasty family and professional angler Jimmy Houston will be among speakers at the upcoming Kiamichi Men's Retreat, sponsored by the LeFlore Baptist Association.
Houston is scheduled to speak at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, and Duck Dynasty's Jeb and Al Robertson are slated at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. Brad Clayhost of Final Descent Outdoors also will be on hand Friday.
Organizers said about 200 tickets remain available for the â€śLiving Your Life on Targetâ€ť event at Kiamichi Baptist Assembly at Talihina.
There will be one thing for sure when Spiro's football team travels to meet Muldrow in a 7:30 p.m. contest tonight. The Bulldogs will get their first win of the season. The only question which won't be answered until about late news time tonight is which Bulldogs.
Spiro (0-1) is coming off a 32-14 loss to the Vian Wolverines in a game which was close for about a half.
Things could not have started much better than they did for the Talihina Golden Tigers football team Friday night as they blasted the Wilburton Diggers 70-22 at Doc Robinson Stadium in the season opener.
â€śWe were awesome on offense,â€ť Talihina coach Kelly Gravitt said. â€śWe made our blocking assingments. We were physical and got after it. Our defense was sound. They did a great job, and it was a great opener. They didn't look like it was a Week 1 game. They looked sharp. It was a good game for us.â€ť
On Sept. 5, I went to Dr. Scott Clark's office to get some lab work done to make sure I'm in peak condition.
I was out in the parking lot, and I was looking at this nice ol' 1983 Kingfisher bass boat that was parked in the lot. It looked brand spanking new. I couldn't believe how new it looked. I was rubbing my hand across the carpet in a daze when I walked into Mike Sullivan, who said, â€śIsn't that a nice one? I used to have one just like her!â€ť
It will be hard to match what happened last Friday night in the season opener for the Poteau Pirates football team. For the second straight year, they rallied from a deficit to down the Durant Lions, this time in double overtime by a score of 43-42 at Costner Stadium.
â€śIt was wild,â€ť Poteau coach Greg Werner said. â€śIt's one of those games that's highly emotional. It was definitely a crazy way to start things.â€ť
Such a win can do wonders for a team. Luckily it was the Pirates who won such a contest last week.
The Pocola Indians football team had a rough start to the season last week in its 23-20 loss to Tulsa Regent Prep at John Carter Field. The Indians committed nine turnovers.
If the Indians want to get win No. 1 of 2013 tonight when they entertain the Haileyville Warriors at 7:30 p.m. at John Carter Field, they can't do that.
â€śWe can't make the mistakes we made Friday night if we want to be victorious,â€ť Pocola coach Rick Lang said. â€śWe have to be more disciplined on both sides of the ball. Special teams killed us. It was not a good night.â€ť