April 4th, 2013
My cousin, Jason Sampson, will be my guide and hunting partner for the weekend. We are going to be hunting on Hickory Creek Wildlife Management Area and some private land.
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Last weekend was the youth season in many counties, and my buddy, Dean Armstrong, took his son, Jacob, on a hunt. The day was special because it was Jacobâ€™s 14th birthday.
Dean bought a Double Cross call from Stephen Billy of Poteau, and used it to call in a gobbler for Jacob to kill for his birthday bird.
Lula Mae Hood, 87, of Bixby died Tuesday, April 2, 2013, in Bixby. Lula Mae was born Sept. 20, 1925, in Picher to Raymond Leander and Etta Mae (Lychliter) Fesperman. She was an assistant postmaster in Bokoshe. Lula Mae was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, William Roy Hood; her parents; three brothers, J.W., Ira Ray and Billy Joe Fesperman; and sister, Betty Jean Bowden.
C2 Supply LLC, formerly D & H Supply, changed ownership in January 2012. The business had relocated to 602 North Broadway, Poteau, OK, across from Baetz Home Center in July of 2011. C2 Supply is a sister company to Central Hydraulics, Inc. of Fort Smith, Ark. and is managed by Gary and Pandy Gargus.
Central saw the merger with C2 Supply as an opportunity to help serve the community, by bringing more products, closer to the customer, therefore, eliminating the high fuel costs and time to drive to Fort Smith for the customer.
LaRease Bryan, 80, of Wilburton died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, in Wilburton. LaRease was born Feb. 4, 1933, in Summerfield to George Rease and Oda Mae (Hankins) Barnes. She was an office secretary. LaRease was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carroll Bryan; brothers, Harley, George and Troy Barnes; and sister, Inez Barnes.
The Poteau Chip-In Club will have a golf benefit beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday at Choctaw Country Club.
The event was originally scheduled March 23, but was postponed due to inclement weather.
The entry fee for the three-person scramble is $30 per player.
All proceeds will go to the Poteau High School golf programs to help with travel expenses, indoor training facility and golf outerwear.
For more information or to sign up, call the pro shop at (918) 647-3488.
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The Poteau Kiwanis Club Little Olympics will begin at 6 p.m. April 11 at Costner Stadium.
HUGO â€” Fresh off their ranking of No. 1 in the Class 4A soccer poll, the Poteau Pirates had little problem in their first game after being voted the top team in the state. The Pirates humbled the Hugo Buffaloes 10-0 Tuesday night in their second district game of the season.
However, the Poteau Lady Pirates were not as successful in their district road opener as they lost 3-0 to the Keys (Park Hill) Lady Cougars on Tuesday night in Park Hill.
This afternoonâ€™s Carl Albert State College home softball doubleheader against Western Oklahoma State College has been rained out. No make-up date has been set.
However, Carl Albertâ€™s home twinbill against Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, which was rained out here on Feb. 28, has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. April 16.
ROLAND â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates got the season sweep of the Roland Lady Rangers, winning 11-4 Monday afternoon.
Howe 7, Cameron 6, 10 inn.; Howe 8, Sallisaw-Central 3; Cameron 7, Sallisaw-Central 4: In Sallisaw, the Lady Lions got a pair of wins in the three-game festival.
In the win over Cameron, Alli Ford's bases-loaded walk with one out forced home Keely Griffith with the game-winning run.
In Howe's win over the host Lady Tigers, the Lady Lions clawed their way to a 4-0 lead in the opening inning.
SAVANNA â€” It was the Clark Austin show in Monday afternoon's road game against the Savanna Bulldogs.
The Talihina senior hit a grand-slam home run and got the pitching victory as the Golden Tigers routed the Dawgs 18-3.
Editor's note â€” Talihina's Tuesday home game with Smithville was rained out, with no rescheduled date set as of press time.