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September 20th, 2012

Cameron girls in driver's seat in Class A District Tournament; Lady Yellowjackets, host Arkoma Lady Mustangs vying this afternoon for trip to regionals

September 20, 2012

ARKOMA — The Cameron Lady Yellowjackets softball team finds itself this morning just a win away from another week of the season. The Lady ’Jackets posted wins over Gans (20-2) and host Arkoma (7-3) Tuesday at the Class A District Tournament.
The Lady Grizzlies were the first team to be eliminated as they suffered an 11-3 loss to the Lady Mustangs before losing to the Lady Yellowjackets.
The Lady ’Jackets and the Lady Mustangs will battle at 2 p.m. this afternoon in the title game of the district tournament. If Arkoma prevails, there will be a winner-take-all game right afterward at 3:30 p.m.

High School Softball Roundup

September 20, 2012

HEAVENER — The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team continued its winning ways Tuesday afternoon with a 12-2 win over the Heavener Wolves.
Keota 5, Pocola 3: Monday in Pocola, the Lady Indians jumped out to a 2-0 lead after an inning, but the Lady Lions scored three runs in the third for a 3-2 lead.
After Pocola tied the game at 3-all in the fifth inning, Keota regained the lead with a two-run seventh inning.

Heavener riding big Gore win into district opener against Valliant Friday night at home

September 20, 2012

If ever the Heavener Wolves football team needed a big win, it was last week. In their home opener Sept. 7 at Harvey Stadium, the Wolves shot themselves in the foot and ended up losing 28-21 to the Hartshorne Miners.
The Wolves came back last week at home with a strong second half to down the Gore Pirates 31-21 at Harvey Stadium to celebrate homecoming.

Spiro Bulldogs football team opens district season Friday night against Stigler Panthers

September 20, 2012

Chris Bunch, Spiro's football coach, said back in the preseason in August that he hoped that his Bulldogs and the Stigler Panthers, who are the favorite to win District 3A-8, would meet later in the season — instead of the district opener as they will at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Stigler.
The Panthers (2-1) have won two straight games — beating Hartshorne 39-6 after winning 33-2 over Okmulgee the week before. Stigler opened the season with a 26-21 loss to Hilldale.

Leflore boys entering postseason play on high note with road rout of Kinta

September 20, 2012

KINTA — The 2012 fall baseball regular season ended on a high note for the Leflore Savages as they routed the Kinta Eagles 11-1 Monday afternoon in their tune-up game for the Class B District Tournament, which will be today and Friday in Stuart.

Remembering another family member for us

September 20, 2012

This year has been a tough one on our family, particularly my parents. They have lost a daughter, a mother/mother-in-law and a brother/brother-in-law.
A couple weeks ago, my mom wrote a tribute to my grandmother, Dorothy Midgley, and the Thursday it was printed her youngest brother V.J. Sampson passed away in Ardmore from complications from polio that he had when he was 6 years old.
I asked her if she would write one for him, too, and here it is:
What can I say about my little brother, V.J. Sampson? He was the last of nine kids and was never content to just sit back and watch.

September 19th

Large pot farm busted

September 19, 2012

An investigation by several agencies resulted in the seizure of what is being called the largest marijuana growing operation ever found in LeFlore County.
According to an Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics spokesperson, several weeks of investigation culminated Tuesday night after OBN agents, members of the District 16 Drug Task Force, LeFlore County Sheriff’s Department, Poteau Police Department, U.S. Forestry Service, assisted by the County Commission District 3 staff, launched a raid on the operation. One man was arrested and four others fled the location on foot.

Sherry Ann Hollan

September 19, 2012

Sherry Ann Hollan, 61, of Red Oak died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, in Oklahoma City. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Wister School Cafetorium. Burial will be in Wister Cemetery, under the direction of Jones Harkins Funeral Home, Wilburton.

Lula Faye (Green) VanVeKoven

September 19, 2012

Lula Faye (Green) VanVeKoven, 79, of Poteau passed away peacefully under the watchful eyes of the nurses and staff members at Select Specialty Hospital in Fort Smith, Ark., on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at 4:06 a.m. Born Feb. 23, 1933, in Williams, she was the youngest of two children born to native Oklahomans William A. “Jude” Green and Edith Naomi (Hobbs) Green.

Warrant issued after house searched

September 19, 2012

An arrest warrant has been issued for Jeffrey Rolf, 41, of 303 North Ave. in Poteau in connection with an Aug. 22 search of his home by Poteau Police and the District 16 Drug Task Force.
He was arrested on Wednesday and was being held in the LeFlore County Detention Center.

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