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September 25th, 2012

Tulsa football team struggles early, but ends up winning for third straight time

September 25, 2012

TULSA — For most of the first half — even into the third quarter — of Saturday night's game between the Fresno State Bulldogs and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium, it didn't look to good for the home team.
Tulsa quarterback Cody Green had two interceptions returned for touchdowns by the Bulldogs, who led 20-7 after one quarter and had a 26-17 advantage after the second pick-six with 12:33 left in the third quarter.
However, the mark of a good team is to find ways to win, and the Golden Hurricane did just that as they ended up with a 27-26 victory.

September 24th

Ray Edward Pebsworth

September 24, 2012

Ray Edward Pebsworth, 67, off Checotah, formerly of Heavener, died Friday, Sept. 24, 2012, in Checotah..
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, in the Dowden Funeral Home Chapel, Heavener, with burial in Mount View Cemetery in the Glendale community.

Billie Reamy

September 24, 2012

Billie Reamy, 80, of Albion died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2012, at her home.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Albion First Baptist Church with Frank McCawley officiating. Burial will be in Albion Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.

Alma M. Barnes

September 24, 2012

Alma M. Barnes, 86, of Poteau died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, in Poteau. Alma was born May 23, 1926, in Monroe to Frank and Irene (Terry) Riggs. She was a homemaker. Alma was a lifelong resident of Poteau. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, James.
Survivors include daughters, Lavanna Akins of Benton, Ark., Kasey Barnes of Dallas, Brenda Jackson of Poteau, Verna Cook of Springdale, Ark., Susan Flowers of Tulsa; sister, Lola Grimes of Monroe; 11 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; other relatives and loved ones.

Thurman Dorey

September 24, 2012

Thurman Dorey, 101, of Poteau, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at his home in Poteau. Thurman was born Jan. 10, 1911, in Wichita, Kan., to Wilfred and Bertha (Woods) Dorey. He worked as a coal miner for 17 years and as a carpenter for 28 and a half years in the San Francisco Bay area and many other places. Thurman was a member of Pleasant Valley Free Will Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dora Ruth; son, Donald Dorey; brothers, Wilfred Jr. “Buster,” Herman and Leon Dorey; sisters, Ruth Fair, Dorothy White and Louise Walker.

Poteau man killed in weekend accident

September 24, 2012

A Poteau man lost his life Saturday morning in a single vehicle accident east of Poteau.
According to the accident report completed by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Justin Ward, 24, of Poteau, was driving a 2004 Kia westbound on Old Highway 112 one mile east of Poteau when he left the roadway and struck a ditch then striking a power pole and overturning one and half times pinning Ward inside.
Investigators believe the accident occurred when Ward fell asleep while driving.

Justin Wayne Ward

September 24, 2012

Justin Wayne Ward, 24, of Poteau went to Heaven Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.
Justin was born on April 18, 1988. Justin graduated from Wister High School in May 2007. He married the love of his life, Danielle Nicole Ward, on April 15, 2010, at Ellis Chapel in Wister. Justin and Danielle are expecting their first child, Justin Wayne Ward Jr., on Jan.. 31, 2013. Justin will be dearly missed by Copenhagen and Tucker, his two most loyal companions.

September 22nd

Strong second half propels Sallisaw past Poteau Pirates

September 22, 2012

Friday night's District 4A-4 opener between the visiting Sallisaw Black Diamonds and the Poteau Pirates at Costner Stadium was billed as the No. 10 game in the state of Oklahoma, and it lived up to that billing.
The Pirates were tied with Sallisaw 21-21 at the end of the first half, but the Black Diamonds increased their defensive intensity in the second half. Also, when the Pirates were in the midst of a promising drive, they made silly mistakes, and had the ball deep in Sallisaw's territory only to make a miscue.

Heavener handles Valliant in District 3A-8 opener

September 22, 2012

HEAVENER — After a disappointing home-opening loss two weeks ago to Hartshorne, the Heavener Wolves have bounced back.
The Wolves won for the second straight week as they opened District 3A-8 play with a 47-17 rout of the Valliant Bulldogs Friday night at Harvey Stadium.

Talihina claims District A-6 opener against Quinton Savages

September 22, 2012

QUINTON — Talihina's Golden Tigers scored early and late to take their District A-6 opener 35-14 over the Quinton Savages Friday night.

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