January 11th, 2013
HOWE â€” This afternoon's fifth-place games filled their slots on Thursday at the 2013 LeFlore County Junior High Tournament.
On the girls side, the Poteau/Pansy Kidd Middle School Lady Raiders defeated the Hodgen Lady Bulldogs 29-26, while the Talihina Lady Golden Tigers had to go overtime before knocking off the Heavener Lady Wolves 30-26.
PKMS and Talihina will be the first game of Championship Saturday as they will meet for fifth place at 1 this afternoon at Carl Albert State College's Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
MONROE â€” Four county teams, both Panama squads, the Bokoshe Lady Tigers and the Arkoma Mustangs, made it to Friday's consolation finals with victories Thursday at the Monroe gym in the 2013 LeFlore County Junior High Tournament.
The Lady Razorbacks posted a 46-37 win over the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets, while the Lady Tigers were too much for the Leflore Lady Savages in a 50-38 victory.
On the boys side, the Razorbacks edged the Bokoshe Tigers 38-37, while the Mustangs took a 23-17 halftime lead and were able to keep the Whitesboro Bulldogs at bay for a 47-33 win.
Sunday Couple Scrambles at Wolf Ridge Golf Course will take place at 2 p.m. Sundays.
The entry fee is $15 per person for the nine-hole weekly event. For additional information, call (918) 647-2582.
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The Poteau Lady Pirates Dugout Club is selling personalized bricks to be placed in the backstop at the Poteau High School softball field as a tribute to players, fans, coaches, area businesses, etc. Order forms are available at JOB Construction or Poteau High School. For more information, call (918) 649-7527 or (918) 413-2428.
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After three days of trial in the District Court of LeFlore County, a Monroe man accused of child sexual abuse has been rendered a verdict by a jury of his peers.
James Haskin Jr., 61, of Monroe was charged with nine counts of child neglect and three counts of child sexual abuse.
The trial began Wednesday morning and by Friday at 3:30 a jury of seven men and five women found Haskin guilty of all charges.
James Haskin has been found guilty on nine counts of child neglect and three counts of child sexual abuse.
PDN Reporter Kim Ross reports that the jury has found Haskin guilty on all 12 counts and suggested a sentence of 245 years in prison.
The PDN has just received word that the jury in the James Haskin trial has just begun deliberation.
Sources say that Haskin's attorney called no witnesses in his defense.
Peggy Jane Wiley, 83, of Fort Smith, Ark., died Monday, Jan, 7, 2013. A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro.
Kathy Williams, 65, of Heavener died Tuesday, Jan. 8, in Poteau. No services are planned at this time. Online condolences may be left at dowdenfh.com. Dowden Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
HOWE â€” It took an extra three minutes to decide the victor between the Leflore Lady Savages and the Pocola Lady Indians in Wednesday's consolation quarterfinal contest in the 2013 LeFlore County Junior High Tournament.
After Pocola's Lupe Galvan hit a lay-up with about 30 seconds left to tie the game at 21-all to force overtime, the Lady Savages were able to outlast the Lady Indians 27-24 to reach Thursday's consolation semifinals.
The other girls consolation quarterfinal was just as close, and decided by the same score, as the Bokoshe Lady Tigers edged the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs 27-24.