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November 30th, 2012

Heavener freshmen boys make consolation championship against Spiro in Poteau Tournament

November 30, 2012

The Heavener High School freshmen basketball teams split their games on Day 3 of the Poteau Tournament, which took place at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
The Wolves handled the Wilburton Diggers 37-25 in Wednesday night's consolation semifinals to advance to an 11 a.m. consolation championship tilt Saturday against Spiro, which got a bye into Saturday morning's contest.
However, the news was not as good for the Lady Wolves as they were eliminated from the tournament by losing 37-16 to the Roland Lady Rangers.

Heavener Freshmen Girls Suffer Tournament-Ending Loss

November 30, 2012

Heavener basketball teams open season tonight at home against Talihina squads

November 30, 2012

The 2012-13 seasons will commence tonight for the Heavener High School basketball teams as they entertain Talihina. The girls game will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the boys contest at 8 p.m.
The Wolves, who were 9-15 a season ago, will begin a new era as Jeff Chronister, who previously coached at Sallisaw, takes over for Scott Gregory, who is the new girls coach at Poteau High School.
Paul Moore begins his second season as coach of the Lady Wolves, who were 9-14 a season ago.
Graduation hit the Lady Wolves hard as four senior players graduated, and no starters are back.

Talihina basketball girls seek another 20-win season as they open season tonight at Heavener

November 30, 2012

The Talihina Lady Golden Tigers basketball team went 22-6 last season and were LeFlore County Tournament runners-up. They expect much the same this season, which will begin with a 6:30 p.m. contest tonight against the Heavener Lady Wolves in Heavener.
The Lady Golden Tigers return two key players who saw a lot of starts a season ago — senior guard/forward Tara Hawkins (7.1 points, 6.8 rebounds a season ago) and senior forward Jazmin Humphreys (4.0, 3.3).

November 29th

New season, new coach for Poteau wrestlers; Pirate senior seeks to become three-time state champion

November 30, 2012

The Poteau Pirates wrestling team will begin its 2012-13 season this weekend, participating in the two-day Jay Duals Tournament on Friday and Saturday.
The Pirates will have a new coach, but not really that much of a new coach. Jack Hornbuckle, who has been helping with the program, is the new coach, replacing Chris Barbee — who resigned after the school year ended the past spring.
“They're more than ready,” Hornbuckle said about getting the season ready. “They're getting tired just working out every day.”

Thunder beats Rockets, spoils Harden's return to OKC

November 30, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY — There was no homecoming party for James Harden. His return was met with a smattering of boos and cheers as the former Thunder player faced his previous team for the first time Wednesday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena — and the Oklahoma City Thunder blew out Harden's Houston Rockets 120-98.
One surprising comment to relay was the lack of crowd support at the game. There were many empty seats scattered around the arena, including some in the lower areas close to the court.
The Thunder will entertain the Utah Jazz at 7 pm. Friday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Tattoo — 'The Bass Pro Possum'

November 30, 2012

It was awful. The sounds coming from our back deck made my skin crawl.
It was about 5:45 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Everybody that was at my house, a.k.a, “The Jody Ray Sports Complex,” for dinner just had left. We just got done cleaning up, and my wife, Jenny, my son, Jacques, and I were sitting on the couch, getting ready to get our game plan together for “Black Friday” shopping. All of the sudden, we heard this God-awful ruckus out in the back of our house. I grabbed a flashlight to investigate.

Billie Louise Morris

November 29, 2012

Billie Louise Morris, 88, of Wister died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Billie was born in Wister on Jan. 15, 1924, to Charles A. and Irma I. (Brown) Reed. Billie was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wister since 1957.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wilbert Morris; sons, William Charles Morris and Martin Morris; daughter, Shannon Kitchens; and granddaughter, Stephanie May.

Joyce Skinner Henry

November 29, 2012

Joyce “GG” Skinner Henry, 89, loving mother, grandmother, great- and great-great-grandmother of Colleyville, Texas, peacefully passed away surrounded by her loving daughters Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012.
Joyce was born March 2, 1923, in Booneville, Ark., to Aaron and Vora Skinner. She moved to Oklahoma City in 1952, where she owned and operated Joyce’s Beauty Salon until she moved to Fort Worth, Texas, in 1967. She owned and operated hair salons in Fort Worth until 2004.

Frances Ellen Anderton Buchanan

November 29, 2012

Frances Ellen Anderton Buchanan, 76, of Quinlan, Texas, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012.
She was born July 17, 1936, in Keota to Otto E. and Okla (Christenberry) Brigance. Frances owned and operated Jimmie Anderton Grass Co. and was a member of First Baptist Church of Poetry, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Albert Brigance; and sister-in-law, Lola Brigance.

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