October 30th, 2012
Editor's note â€” This is the first of a two-part series previewing the Carl Albert State College basketball teams, whose seasons will begin Thursday night. The Vikings season preview will be in Thursday's edition.
The Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings will open their 2012-13 basketball season at 6 p.m. Thursday against St. Gregory's University junior varsity team at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Jeff Tadtman, CASC women's coach, will look for improvement from the Lady Vikings in the season opener.
A clerk at the Days Inn and Suites of Poteau escaped without injury during a robbery Monday night.
According to Poteau Chief of police Stephen Fruen, the two men entered the hotel while the clerk was in a room near the front desk. When she heard a noise, she went to investigate and she discovered one man behind the front counter taking money and another standing in the lobby.
The clerk locked herself in a bathroom and called police.
The two men fled the scene with an undetermined amount of money and were not apprehended.
The robbery still is under investigation.
Area business owner, William Joseph LeRoux Jr., 47, of Hodgen, was arrested Monday night on a sex crimes warrant issued in Arizona.
LeRoux has been charged with 12 counts of sexual conduct with a minor and three counts of public sexual indecency. He is being held in the LeFlore County Detention Center without bail pending transport to Maricopa County, Ariz., to stand trial.
LeRoux opened the web-based business, 701 Corp., on Dewey Avenue in Poteau two years ago after relocating to Oklahoma.
EDMOND â€” The Poteau High School cross-country teams were able to keep their streaks intact with seasons with their full teams making state.
The Lady Pirates made state for the sixth straight time, and were rewarded with a top 10 finish as they came in ninth with 233 points in Saturday's Class 4A State Meet at Edmond Santa Fe High School.
Oklahoma City Mount St. Mary won the team state championship with 45 points, followed by Oklahoma City Heritage Hall (70 points), Vinita (105), Madill (143), Newcastle (187), Cache (188), Anadarko (191) and Tulsa Cascia Hall (194).
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.