June 5th, 2012
Most people like to relax on vacation and for some that means taking a leisurely stroll through the woods and maybe spending the night in a tent. For others, that sort of weekend adventure is inadequate. For them, an adventure has to move them far outside of their comfort zone and push them to the limit. Chuck Lewis, Director of the Carl Albert State Physical Plant, is decidedly a member of the latter group.
Modessa Simpson, 89, Shady Point died June 2, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â She was born March 19, 1923, at Cameron to Manuel and Lucy (Buttress) Pool.Â Modessa was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Delbert Simpson; twin daughters, Corina Stafford and Florina Leverett; three brothers, Garvin, Harvey and Loyell Pool; two sisters, Mamy Simpson and Lois Shaw; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Ray McCoin, 92, of Pocola died Monday, June 4, 2012 in Pocola.
Ray was born in Dunklin County, Mo., on Aug. 30, 1919, to Richard and Flossie (Poe) McCoin.Â Ray was a car salesman and mechanic.Â He was preceded in death by his wife, Frieda, and sister, Maggie Williams.Â He loved to golf, travel and drive around.Â He was a car salesman for years.
Linda Kay Hoffman, 54, Bokoshe died June 3, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â She was born Feb. 6, 1958, in Poteau to Eugene Sr. and Vernice (Jennings) Taylor.Â Linda Taylor married Richard Hoffman on June 2, 1978, in Spiro.Â She was employed at Sparks Hospital for 33 years as a Unit Secretary on the Mother Baby Unit.Â Linda worked on the farm; she enjoyed gardening, crafting and fishing and most of all was a loving wife and mother. She has been a member of Bokoshe First Baptist Church since July 27, 1988.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Eugene Taylor Jr.Â
The Eastern Oklahoma Riverdawgs Major American Legion baseball team thought it was going to get to begin its home season a little earlier than originally scheduled.
The Riverdawgs were rained out Sunday afternoon at Bentonville, Ark.
The single nine-inning game was to be played at 7 p.m. Monday night in Cameron, but Monday morning's rain washed it out.
Riverdawgs Coach Dave Oliver said the game has not be rescheduled as of this time.
FORT SMITH, Ark. â€” Most everyone has heard the old saying, â€śA bad day at the office.â€ť Unfortunately for the Eastern Oklahoma Riverdawgs Major American Legion baseball team, that axiom rang true for the locals Thursday at Forsgrem Field.
Kerwins opened its Legion season by sweeping the Riverdawgs in a pair of four-inning, run-rule games, 14-2 and 11-1.
It has been about five years since I came before you with the idea of putting artificial turf on the field at Costner Stadium. It was not well received, and I was even called the village idiot of Poteau â€” VIP for short.
Well, I was approached by two members of the Poteau Quarterback Club who were excited about the possibility of getting turf for the field, and those two members got my juices flowing again. Poteau deserves the best.
A representative of UBU Sports came to the Quarterback Club meeting last month, and presented the Club with the possibility of placing turf on the field.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” Down 2-0 in the Western Conference Finals, the Oklahoma City Thunder desperately needed a win in Game 3 Thursday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena. OKC Coach Scott Brooks threw his normal game plan out the window and went all out to get the win. Thabo Sefolosha answered the call playing shut down defense on San Antonio's Tony Parker â€” and anyone else that happened to have the misfortune of having him guard them. The Thunder came out with a 102-82 victory, revitalizing their postseason run.
Leflore High School basketball coach Todd Hackler has always wanted to coach at larger classification schools, and now he will get his chance.
Hackler was hired late last month as the new Sallisaw Black Diamonds Basketball Coach.
â€śIt's a larger and bigger school,â€ť Hackler said. â€śI've always wanted to coach at a big school. I came from Poteau, so I'm used to the big-school atmosphere. I wanted a change, and it's going to be a great opportunity.â€ť