Nyle Jones, 83, of Albion died Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, in Plano, Texas. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the Albion Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Raymond Wilson, 77, of Wister died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Raymond was born July 28, 1934, in Smithville to Eddie and Myrl (Romine) Wilson. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Raymond was a retired educator/coach. Raymond was a former board member of Wister Public Schools and Jones Academy of the Choctaw Nation. He loved hunting, fishing and the great outdoors. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister.
Susie Gray Farmer, 89, of Pocola, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark. Susie was born Feb. 21, 1922, in Eufaula to John and Lona (Pipkins) Gray. She was a retired nurse. Susie was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pocola.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Cecil E. Farmer; daughters, Sondra and Janet; sister, Lena Karl; and brothers, Henry, Paul and Robert Gray.
Survivors include her grandson, Michael Seaman of Van Buren, Ark.; great grandson, Dylan Seaman; and sister, Mildred Hamilton of Fort Smith.
The Pansy Kidd Middle School eighth-grade Raiders won their own tournament with a 34-21 win over Sallisaw on Thursday.
One other LeFlore County team, the Spiro Lady Bulldogs, lost their title game by a score of 50-43 to Roland.
The Wister Wildcats won the consolation championship with a 47-44 victory over the Spiro Bulldogs, while Pocola Indians defeated the PKMS combined seventh-eighth grade Raiders 30-19 to win seventh place.
GREENWOOD, Ark. â€” The Poteau Pirates basketball team gave Coach Scott Nelke the best birthday present possible on Thursday, a victory.
The Pirates used a late rally to down the Westfork (Ark.) Tigers 47-44 in the first day of the H.B. Stewart Classic.
Spiro 73, Stigler 47: In Stigler, the Bulldogs (3-0) jumped out to a 26-9 lead after one period to take control of the game.
Stilwell 42, Heavener 18: In Hilldale Tournament in Muskogee, the Wolves (0-2) fell behind Class 4A's 14th-ranked Indians 14-8 after one period and trailed the whole game.
GREENWOOD, Ark. â€” The Westark (Ark.) Lady Tigers held the Poteau Lady Pirates to single digits in each of the final three periods en route to a 63-37 win Thursday afternoon in the H.B. Stewart Classic.
Stilwell 49, Heavener 35: At Hilldale Tournament in Muskogee, the Lady Wolves (0-2) fell behind 17-8 after one period and had to play catch up all game long.
Behind solid defense and 50-percent shooting from the field in the second half, the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings won 74-64 over the Murray State College Lady Aggies Thursday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Despite holding a nine-point halftime lead, the Vikings were unable to overcome a slow start in in the second half in their 62-60 loss to the Murray State College Aggies in the second game â€” which was decided by a buzzer-beating shot.
ARKOMA â€” In a thrilling comeback victory, the Arkoma Lady Mustangs rallied from a 12-point, second-quarter deficit to down the County Line (Ark.) Lady Indians 57-54 Thursday night in the Arkoma Classic.
However, the Mustangs could not make it a sweep for Arkoma as the County Line Indians prevailed 50-15.
After taking Friday off, the Arkoma teams will return to action in their own event today against Mansfield, Ark., the girls will play at 5 p.m., followed by the boys at 6:30 p.m.
The Poteau Tip-In Club will have a tailgate party before Tuesday's Poteau High School basketball teams' home openers against Spiro at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
The tailgate party will have hamburger baskets for $5, sponsored by Budâ€™s Country Junction, JoB Construction Company, Inc. and The Community State Bank.
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The Oklahoma State University 2011 Christmas Baseball Camps will be this month at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater.
TALIHINA â€” There were a couple of shockers on the opening day of the Choctaw Nation Tournament at Ray Henson Gymnasium Thursday â€” one of which involved a LeFlore County school.
The Howe Lady Lions suffered a 45-44 upset loss to the Rattan Lady Rams, while the Sallisaw-Central boys upset the Antlers Bearcats 53-46.