February 2nd, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The Oklahoma City Thunder returned home from its six-game road trip to face the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Meanwhile, the San Antonio Spurs have reeled off nine straight wins to take a one-and-a-half game lead on the Thunder (tied in the loss column) in the race for the best record in the National Basketball Association heading into Thursday nightâ€™s game.
The Thunder needed a win to keep pace with the Spurs, and to avenge a mid-November loss at home to these same Grizzlies.
Earlier this season, the Spiro Lady Bulldogs seventh-grade basketball team defeated the Pansy Kidd Middle School Lady Raiders. The Lady Raiders had a chance to avenge that loss, and in the process take home first place in their own tournament Thursday night. It didn't quite happen.
After making a furious fourth-quarter rally, the Lady Raiders fell 35-33 to the Lady Bulldogs in the championship contest.
WARNER â€” Behind a strong effort on the defensive end and 18 points from D. Brown and 16 points from Ericka Edwards, the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings rolled past the Connors State College Cowgirls 69-55 on Thursday night.
A late run in the second half proved to be the difference for the 22nd-ranked Connors State Cowboys in their 64-54 win over the Vikings in the second game on Thursday night.
Loy J. Dobbins, 93, of Poteau died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, in Poteau. Loy was born July 30, 1919, in Dadeville, Mo., to Ormal and Eliza (Brotherton) Dobbins. Loy graduated from Dadeville High School and the University of Missouri. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Loy married Gertrude Frank July 3, 1959, in Tulsa. He worked at Guaranty Abstract Co. in Tulsa before moving to Poteau in 1971. In Poteau he worked for Logan Abstract Co. and ultimately retired from the Department of Human Services in 1988.
Friends of Buckley Library are hosting the second annual Chocolate Decadence Party and Contest from 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Lowery Hotel.Â
To enter -
â€¢ Bring your entry form to the library by Feb. 8.
â€¢ The recipe must contain chocolate. It does not have to be completely chocolate.
â€¢ Entry must serve at least 24.
â€¢ Drop off entry at the Lowery Hotel by 1 p.m. Feb. 12.
The criteria used for judging is creativity, taste and visual appeal.Â Categories are professional or culinary student, adult amateur (18 and up), and youth amateur (Under 18).
A Poteau man was charged with domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon after he allegedly attacked his girlfriend with a steak knife.
Michael D. Jefferson, 42, of Poteau is accused of cutting his girlfriends cheek several times with a steak knife during an altercation. His girlfriend told police Jefferson also grabbed her by the neck.
Jefferson was jailed at the LeFlore County Detention Center in connection with the incident. He has been released after posting bail in the amount of $10,000.
The Poteau High School basketball teams played Stilwell on Tuesday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse. It was their second of two meetings this season, but thanks to the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association the two schools will meet once more on the hardwood.
Poteau's teams will entertain Stilwell in a Class 4A District Tournament when the playoffs begin in two weeks.
All Class 4A, 3A and 2A district assignments were announced Thursday afternoon by the OSSAA.
The Poteau Youth Wrestling Club had representation in three different events, with at least one wrestler medal in each.
At the Cascia Hall Tournament in Tulsa, three members, Jarrett Lilley, Parker Rosenberg and Riley Rosenberg, participated. Lilley placed first in his division, while Parker Rosenberg was third in his division. Lilley will represent the club at the Junior High State Tournament in Oklahoma City this weekend.