February 18th, 2013
Mary Irene Nobles of Poteau died Feb. 14, 2013, in Poteau. She was born June 22, 1930, in Booneville, Ark., to Robert and Nellie (Moore) Phillips. She was a homemaker, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and dedicated member of First Baptist Church, Poteau.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Ray Phillips, Clarence Phillips, Roy Phillips and Argie Phillips.
Calvin Phillip Hopcraft, 88, of Poteau died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2103, in Fort Smith, Ark. Calvin was born Nov. 1, 1924, in Mansfield, Mass., to Walter and Gertrude (Warner) Hopcraft. He was a petroleum engineer. Calvin was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy Hopcraft; son, Barton Hopcraft; five brothers and three sisters. Calvin was very involved with the ââsack-lunchââ program at St. Johnâs Episcopal Church in Fort Smith. The program was very near and dear to his heart.
Former University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (Westark College back then) player, and current Arkansas womenâs assistant coach, Tari Cummings from Pocola was inducted earlier this month into the schoolâs Sports Hall of Fame.
Lake Wister and Talimena state parks have joined together to promote a heart healthy hiking program this year. A hike will take place each month, alternating between the two state parks.
The next hike will take place at Lake Wister State Park's Wards Landing Campground on March 9.
All hikes will begin at 1 p.m. Bottled water will be provided at each month's hike.
For additional information, call (918) 567-2052 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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LEFLORE â In postseason play, there's nothing like a buzzer beater to give a team momentum. Just ask the Whitesboro Bulldogs.
Quintin Ludlow's 3-point basket with a second left in regulation capped a dramatic fourth-quarter comeback for the Bulldogs as they pulled out a 33-31 victory over the Kinta Eagles in the Class B Regional Tournament on Thursday night at the Leflore High School gym.
PADEN â After a strong start by the Bokoshe Lady Tigers in Thursday night's Class B Regional Tournament game, the Lomega Raiderettes finished the contest the same way â and then some.
After falling behind in the opening period, the Raiderettes stormed past the Lady Tigers over the final three quarters en route to a 95-55 victory to reach tonight's championship game against Midway at 8 p.m. at Ada High School's Cougar Activity Center.
The first team from LeFlore County to make the state tournament did so Thursday night in the 2013 Organization of Rural Elementary Schools (ORES) state playoffs.
The Monroe Lady Eagles defeated Stidham 47-29 to win the Division IV Tournament championship game Thursday night at Fanshawe.
The Lady Eagles will play the winner of the Swink/Albion consolation final contest at 7 p.m. Thursday in at Shawnee Middle School in the opening round of the state tournament.
OKLAHOMA CITY â In a rematch of last year's National Basketball Association Finals, the Miami Heat visited the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena, already owning a win at home earlier in the season.
LeBron James set an NBA record with 30-plus points and 60-plus percent shooting over the past six games, and was looking to extend that streak.
PARIS, Texas â For the second time in a week, the Carl Albert State College softball team suffered a doubleheader sweep at the hands of Paris, Texas.
After Paris took the season-opening twinbill Feb. 7 in Poteau, Paris did the same thing to Carl Albert on Thursday afternoon by taking a doubleheader by scores of 7-5 and 4-0.
The Lady Vikings will have their own festival Saturday afternoon at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
2013 Carl Albert Festival Schedule
At Poteau Area Recreational Complex
Field No. 1
Noon â Cowley County, Kan. vs. Paris, Texas
TAHLEQUAH â The Poteau Youth Wrestling Club qualified 12 members for this weekend's state tournament at Oklahoma City's State Fair Arena.
At last weekend's regional tournament, 12 of the 20 members placed to punch their tickets to state.
In Divisions I and III action in last weekend's regional tournament, Dauntay Warren was runner-up, Mason Barcheers was fourth and Grant Ford and Kadin Repass were sixth. Other wrestlers who participated in these divisions but did not qualify were Remington Reed and Ethan Carey.