October 30th, 2012
BROKEN ARROW â€” Four Poteau Lady Pirates softball players, Shelby Standridge, Gabba Wilson, RaeLynn Caldwell and Sidnee Ward, helped the Oklahoma Bedlam Black softball team to a pair of victories Friday night. Oklahoma Bedlam Black doubled up Tuff E Nuff 4-2 and handled the Tulsa Shootout Gold 9-2.
In the win over Tuff E Nuff, Oklahoma Bedlam Black broke a 1-1 first-inning tie with a single run in the third inning.
After the opposition tied the game at 2-2 in the fourth inning, Oklahoma Bedlam Black scored twice in the fifth inning to get the win.
Bobby S. Morgan, 68, of Shady Point went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in Cameron. He was retired from Whirlpool. Bobby was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Pocola. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol; son, Robbie; his parents, Russell Morgan and Jewell Phelps.
Brad Speaker, 61, of Pocola died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012.Â He was born April 5, 1951, in Fort Smith, Ark., to Charles â€śBudâ€ť and Bobbie Speaker. He was the owner and operator of Speaker Trailer Sales in Pocola. He also served in the U.S. Army, was a rancher, avid hunter and enjoyed fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Speaker of the home; two sons, Brent Speaker of Fort Smith and Jared Speaker and his wife, Tamara, of Fort Smith; his mother-in-law Dora â€śMomâ€ť Howard; one uncle, Danny Robison of Fort Smith; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Evelyn Norene Uzzel Clark of Moore died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012.
She was born in Red Oak on Nov. 27, 1927.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles O. Clark; son, Corby O. Clark; and brother-in-law, Marshall Clark.
She is survived by her son, Dane Clark; one grandson, Curren Clark; one great-grandson, Ahzyna Clark; two sisters, Peggy Kirkes and Phyllis Whitworth; three sisters-in-law, Jonell Hildebrand, Jean Estes and Diann Clark; cousins, Leonah Hein and Johna West; many nieces and nephews. She was deeply loved. Her loss is deeply felt.
Our precious mother and Meme, Elizabeth A. Coffey, went to Heaven on Oct. 27, 2012, peacefully at home surrounded by her beloved family. She was born Dec. 6, 1927, to Lizzie and Wm. Blount in Poteau.
She married Paul D. Coffey, Feb.12, 1955. She was bookkeeper for their businesses, Coffey Construction, CEC Sand, H.D. Trucking and others. She was a loving, faithful and devoted wife.
The Poteau Pirates will have their Senior Night at 7:30 p.m. Friday against the Tulsa Rogers Ropers.
The Ropers were at one time one of the better schools in the state, and I understand that they won several state championships along the way. However, somewhere along the way something happened, and they completely stopped playing football.
STILLWATER â€” The old football adage says, â€śDefense wins championships.â€ť While it wasn't a championship the Oklahoma State Cowboys football team won Saturday afternoon at Boone Pickens Stadium, it was a Big 12 victory they got.
The OSU defense played stellar after the Pokes fell behind 14-0 due to Texas Christian University takeaways as it kept the Horned Frogs scoreless the final 39:22 of the game to win going away by the score of 36-14.
How time flies when you're having fun. Can you believe that by the end of this week, the regular season for 2012 high school football will be done? It just seems like I was doing small trips to our local high schools to do media days and preparing the 2012 LeFlore County Gridiron Preview. Now, come next Friday night high school football will be over for those teams who don't make the playoffs.