September 12th, 2012
Jewell Earls, 84, of Wister died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in Wister.Â Jewell was born June 2, 1928, in Glendale Bottoms to James and Alice (Ollar) Luman.Â She was a homemaker, a loving mother to her family, a kind and gracious aunt to her nieces and nephews and a kind person to friends and loved ones.
Jewell was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, Virgil A. Earls; four brothers, Cleo Luman, Hack Luman, Hershel Luman and Harland Luman; two sisters, Dean Pilgrim and Elsie Heflin.
For the past 39 years, LeFlore County Youth Services, Inc. has gathered donations and money from fundraisers in hopes of building a debt free facility that houses the emergency shelter along with administrative offices.
They raised $368,026 and began construction but fell short of the total cost for completion. The organization is now in need of raising the additional $469,024 to avoid paying on the facility for the next 20 years.
For the most part, things went as planned on Day 1 of the 2012 LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament, which took place Monday at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
Three of the top four seeds, Poteau, Panama and Talihina, reached Tuesday night's winner's-bracket semifinals, but the other top seed, Wister, lost.
The Lady Pirates blanked Cameron 8-0, the Lady Razorbacks handled Heavener 8-1 and the Lady Golden Tigers beat Spiro 3-2 in a thriller. However, the Lady Wildcats fell 5-4 to the Pocola Lady Indians, who opened the day with a 10-0 win over the Bokoshe Lady Tigers.
When this school year began, LeFlore County schools, coaches, athletic directors and administrators were going to be faced with a big challenge thanks to the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association. The OSSAA handed down two big rules. No. 1 â€” no games can take place on Wednesdays. No. 2 â€” no games can begin earlier than 4 p.m. and cannot start after 9 p.m.
For the Class A and B schools of the county, and state for that matter, it can pose a big problem.
WHITESBORO â€” The Whitesboro Bulldogs used late-inning offense to bounce back from Saturday night's loss to Wister in the title game of the Howe Wood Bat Classic.
Down 9-1 in the fifth inning, the Bulldogs came back to claim a 12-11 victory over the Leflore Savages Monday night.
Wister 12, McCurtain 10: In Wister, the Wildcats were able to outlast the Bulldogs to get the week off on the right foot.
The â€™Cats (12-6) scored five runs in the second inning to take a 7-3 lead after two innings. A pair of runs in each the third and fourth innings put Wister ahead 11-4 entering the fifth inning.
The four-player team of Hal Dowden, Doc Chitwood, Ray Luman and Mike Hahn won Monday's Carl Albert Coaches Golf Tournament at Wolf Ridge Golf Course. The foursome's score was 54.
The second-place team of Gabe Smith, Josh and Joe Tackett and Brandon Severe was just a shot behind at 55.
There was a stroke difference between second and third place as well as the quartet of Perry Reed, Alan McDaniel, Chad Knight and Chris Faust shot a 56.
There were two winning duos in Saturday's Couples Scramble, which took place at Wolf Ridge Golf Course.
In the first flight, Kay Chitwood and Jerry Bowers (68) edged Terry and Stacey Harrison (70) to win the title.
It was an even closer battle in second flight as Josh and Courtney Wiles (78) got past Derrick and Hailey Benson (79) by a stroke.