Behind strong rebounding and great defense, the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings improved to 5-7 overall in their 61-55 win over Coffeyville, Kan., in the final game of the first semester for the CASC women Friday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
A strong 40-24 second half for Coffeyville proved to be the difference for the 11th-ranked Ravens in their 67-49 win over the Carl Albert State College Vikings in the second game of Friday night's twinbill.
Robert Earl Campbell, 56, of Fort Coffee died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Mount Triumph Baptist Church with burial in Fort Coffee Cemetery. Family visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Mallory Martin Funeral Home in Spiro.
Melba Louise Scroggins Cooper, 71, of Panama died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, in Poteau. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Sandra Emerson, 50, of Panama died Dec. 1, 2012.
She was born July 7, 1962, in Poteau.
Her survivors include her husband, Donald Emerson of the home; three sons, Andrew Spears of Summerfield, Justin Spears of Wister, Blaze Moore of Panama; three sisters, Carol, Pandy and Cassie, all of Panama; one brother, Cris of Panama; stepson, Bobby Don Emerson of Cameron; stepdaughters, Michelle Ross of Greenbrier, Ark., Jeannette Lightfoot of Perkins; four grandchildren; 12 step grandchildren; and one great step grandchild.
Services were held Monday at Solid Rock Church in Panama.
Sandra J. Soprito, 62, of Heavener died Nov. 29, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Sandra was born Feb. 1, 1950, in Long Beach, Calif., to Francis and Margaret (Woods) Cravey. She was preceded in death by her father and a sister, Patti Schwietzer.
Survivors include her mother, Margaret Cravey of Monroe; daughter and son-in-law, Deanna and Keith Harris of Naples, Fla.; grandsons, Caleb and Christian Davis; brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Cathy Cravey of Fort Smith; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones.
Private family services will be held.
The Ran Ricks, Jr. Award for leading owner went to Danny Caldwell of Poteau who visited the winnerâ€™s circle 21 times. This is his third consecutive leading owner title and his fourth since 2008.
Caldwell runs an operation that is strong in the claiming department, often purchasing runners out of races then immediately moving them up in class while gaining victory. He claimed Fifth Date, an 8-year-old Oklahoma-bred for $18,000 on Aug. 25, then won the $156,000 Oklahoma Classics Cup just two starts later with the gelding.