November 15th, 2012
Back in the mid to late 1980s, I worked for Lucian Gassaway at Country Boy Furniture. I had many jobs because ol' Lucian owned a farm in Monroe, and I worked out there, too.
A three-vehicle accident Thursday morning at the intersection U.S. Highway 59 and Oklahoma Highway 83 resulted in one woman being flown to a Tulsa hospital for treatment.
According to witnesses at the scene, a silver four-door car attempted to turn onto U.S. Highway 59 and in doing so, reportedly pulled out in front of a northbound black pickup. The impact caused the pickup to turn onto it's side and slide into a semi tractor trailer carrying fuel. Witnesses said the pickup impacted with the rear wheels of the semi then came to rest on it's wheels.
CAMERON â€” It was an exciting finish to a night of high school basketball Tuesday night at the Cameron Gym.
The host Yellowjackets got their first win of the season by outlasting the visiting Wister Wildcats by a score of 50-45 in overtime.
The two schools split their games as the Lady Wildcats took the opener over the Lady Yellowjackets 35-23.
The 2012-13 basketball season will begin for the Arkoma Mustangs tonight with an 8 p.m. contest against the Cameron Yellowjackets at home.
The Mustangs were 6-17 last season, and will be very young this year.
â€śThis season's success will depend on how fast the younger players can adapt to the quicker pace of high school basketball,â€ť said Chester Johnson, Arkoma's new boys coach after taking over for longtime coach and athletic director Rick Harvey.
LEFLORE â€” The Leflore Savages bounced back from the Nov. 8 loss to Whitesboro by knocking off Class B's sixth-ranked Kinta Eagles at home Tuesday night, winning 61-53.
The Savages jumped out to a 17-6 lead after one period en route to a 28-17 halftime advantage.
Whitesboro 74, Buffalo Valley 52: In Buffalo Valley, the Bulldogs clawed their way to a 16-2 lead after a period and never looked back.
McCurtain 58, Howe 57: In McCurtain, the Bulldogs, who trailed 54-50 with about two minutes left to play, outscored the Lions 8-3 the rest of the way.
McCURTAIN â€” Despite turning the ball over 24 times Tuesday night, the Howe Lady Lions found a way to claw their way to a 59-50 road win over the McCurtain Lady Bulldogs.
Down 20-18 after a period, the Lady Lions outscored the Lady Bulldogs 16-10 in the second quarter to take a 34-30 halftime lead. Then, Howe outscored McCurtain 25-20 to kept the hosts at bay.
Whitesboro 52, Buffalo Valley 43: In Buffalo Valley, the Lady Bulldogs jumped out to a 16-5 lead after one period.
Behind 22 points from Dominique McKoy and 55.3-percent shooting from the field, the Cowley County Community College Tigers came away with the 70-57 win over the Carl Albert State College Vikings on Tuesday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
A strong first half and a 17-point halftime lead proved to be the difference for the Cowley County's women in their 68-45 win over the Lady Vikings in the first game of Tuesday night's doubleheader.
Several Poteau High School cross-country runners were honored at Tuesday night's season-ending awards banquet, which took place at the First Baptist Church Life Center.