October 18th, 2012
Maxine McCoy, 64, of Poteau died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in Tulsa. Maxine was born Oct. 7, 1948, in Page to Isaac and Cordia (Graham) Jones. She was head cook at Poteau Upper Elementary for 34 years. Maxine was dearly loved and was a great member of the community.Â She loved to sit on her porch with her grandchildren. Maxine was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin McCoy; her parents; grandson, Jacob â€śJakeâ€ť Freeman; brothers, Leo and Billy Jones; brother-in-law, Hank Holt.
The Poteau Pirates football team will try to end its two-game losing skid tonight as the Pirates entertain the Muldrow Bulldogs, coached by former Poteau assistant coach Rob Johnson, at 7:30 p.m. at Costner Stadium.
The game is a must-win contest for the Pirates (4-3 overall, 1-3 in District 4A-4 play). Poteau must win out to have a chance for postseason play.
The current Poteau Pirates freshmen football team entered Tuesday night's regular-season finale at Costner Stadium needing a win over the McAlester Buffaloes to complete a perfect 8-0 season, and complete a three-year undefeated stretch in which it went 22-0. The Pirates didn't disappoint their fans.
The Pirates scored on the opening drive and their defense had the bend-but-don't-break philosophy to keep the Buffaloes out of the end zone, as Poteau posted a 22-0 victory.
SPIRO â€” It will be a battle of Bulldogs at 7:30 p.m. tonight at McClain Stadium as Valliant will come to town to meet host Spiro in a critical District 3A-8 contest for the local â€™Dogs.
Spiro (4-3 overall, 3-1 in district play) has won three straight games in 3A-8 play, including Friday night's 45-28 win over the Heavener Wolves.
POCOLA â€” Last week, the Pocola Indians suffered a 40-0 loss to the Hartshorne Miners. While the game did not eliminate the Indians from the playoff hunt in Class 2A, they are in must-win situations tonight and next week.
The Indians (4-3 overall, 2-2 in District 2A-6) will need to win Thursday night against Antlers and next week in their rivalry game at Panama to get at least third place in the district â€” and a playoff berth. Tonight's game with the Bearcats will begin at 7:30 p.m. at John Carter Field.
While the 2012 high school football playoffs do not begin until Nov. 9, they might as well begin tonight for the Heavener Wolves football team.
The Wolves are in a must-win situation Thursday night when they travel to meet the Stigler Panthers at 7:30 p.m. for a crucial District 3A-8 contest.
The Wolves (3-4 overall, 1-3 in district play) are on a three-game losing streak after losing 45-28 to the Spiro Bulldogs on Friday night at McClain Stadium. Heavener pretty much needs to win out to make sure the Wolves are in the playoff hunt.
Youth season starts on Friday, and I have several area youths that will go with my family as I to try get a shot at a whitetail deer. We will camp for several days. Hopefully, we will have some pictures and stories to share with everyone in my column next week.
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Iva D. Salsman, 84, of Panama died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, in Panama.Â Iva was born Feb. 11, 1928, in Birdstown, Tenn., to Dennis Rudolph and Nora (Sells) Bradley.Â Iva and her husband, James, owned and operated a service station for years in New Mexico.
Iva is survived by her son, Jim Salsman, and wife Jolene of Panama; daughter, Linda Golleher, and husband Danny of Panama; sister, Margaret Goen; andÂ brother, Eugene Bradley of Albuquerque, N.M.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
No services are scheduled at this time.
A man who was charged in the murder of a Carl Albert State College student 29 years ago will not go to trial after charges were dismissed.
Suhail Mohammad Shanti, 48, of Jordan, was arrested 16 months ago as the suspect in a 29 year old murder case. He was accused of killing Mohamed Ayman Al-Zein, an international student at CASC.
According to LeFlore County District Attorney Jeff Smith, the case was dismissed on request of the state. Smith listed the death of witnesses, the degradation of blood evidence and witnesses who could not be located as reasons for the dismissal.