January 3rd, 2013
Christmas break has been awesome around the Midgley household. I got to spend a few days camping and hunting, then the rest of the break with my family.
First we took the boys to Branson, Mo., for a few days. They got to experience the Dixie Stampede and the Chinese Acrobats, along with the beauty of Branson at Christmas.
We are planning a trip in the spring or summer so they can go to Silver Dollar City when it is not so cold. They are pumped about it, too.
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Sunday Couple Scrambles at Wolf Ridge Golf Course will take place at 2 p.m. Sundays.
The entry fee is $15 per person for the nine-hole weekly event.
For additional information, call (918) 647-2582.
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The Poteau Lady Pirates Dugout Club is selling personalized bricks to be placed in the backstop at the Poteau High School softball field as a tribute to players, fans, coaches, area businesses, etc.
Order forms are available at JOB Construction or Poteau High School.
For more information, call (918) 649-7527 or (918) 413-2428.
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Let me first off, wish you all a Happy New Year, and I hope God will bless you all in 2013.
After the Christmas break, high school basketball will resume Thursday night. Check out the complete schedule at the end of this column.
JH County Tournament Play-In Games Friday Afternoon in Monroe
Kendrick Hardaway, 6-1 point guard for the Poteau Pirates, and his brother, Kanaan, also 6-1 and a combo guard for the Pirates, recently competed in the Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association annual District 6 Free Throw Shooting Competition, which took place Dec. 22 at the Stuart High School gym.
December 31st, 2012
PANAMA â€” The weather had a little effect on the 2012 Panama Holiday Festival as the basketball teams from Acorn, Ark., could not make it up on Friday due to threatening weather conditions.
So, the two LeFlore County teams in the event, host Panama and Spiro, ended up playing each other on Friday.
The Bulldogs handled the Razorbacks 84-58, while the Lady Bulldogs defeated the Lady â€™Backs 51-28.
On Saturday, Spiro's teams each beat Acorn, with the boys winning 85-40 and the girls posting a 56-41 victory.
MANSFIELD, Ark. â€” The Heavener High School basketball teams saw 2012 end on a sour note on Saturday.
The Wolves lost 56-46 to host Mansfield in the title game of the Bill Frye Invitational to end the three-day event.
The final day got started on the wrong foot for Heavener as an outmanned Lady Wolves team suffered a 44-39 loss to Booneville, Ark., in the consolation championship game.
Jay P. Shelton, 89, of Shady Point died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Pocola.Â
Â Services are pending Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau. You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com.
Ileen M. Newby, 93, of Fanshawe died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, in Poteau.Â
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at the Free Will Baptist Church in Fanshawe. Burial will be in Fanshawe Cemetery. The family will be at the Evans and Miller Funeral Home from 5-7Â Tuesday to visit with relatives and friends.