November 13th, 2012
NEW YORK â€” Mike Trout and Bryce Harper were teammates on the Scottsdale Scorpions last fall. The outfielders arrived in the major leagues on the same April day this year, both played in the All-Star game and they won Rookie of the Year awards a half-hour apart Monday, the vanguard of baseball's next generation.
The 21-year-old Trout was a unanimous pick as the youngest AL rookie winner, and the 20-year-old Harper edged Arizona pitcher Wade Miley 112 points to 105 to become the second-youngest winner of the NL honor.
Poteau Upper Elementary students, third through fifth grade, participated in the annual Invention Convention hosted by the school on Tuesday. According to Launa Benson, coordinator and school librarian, 69 inventions were entered this year.
The Poteau Women's League judged the convention, naming first- through sixth-place winners for each participating grade. The winners will be announced during an awards assembly at the school Thursday â€” fourth grade at 1:30 p.m.; third grade at 2 p.m.; and fifth grade at 2:30 p.m.
Carol Gean Evans, 66, of Spiro died Thursday, Nov. 8. Services were held Saturday, Nov. 10, at Victory Worship. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery in Spiro under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Shirley Ann Stewart, 79, of Spiro died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. Private family services are planned. An online guest book is available at www.mallorymartinfuneralhome.com.
Velma J. (Rush) Grigsby, 87, of Tishomingo died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at her home. Services were held Monday, Nov. 12, at Westside Church of Christ in Tishomingo. Burial was in Wilson Cemetery at Clarita under the direction of Clark Funeral Service, Tishomingo.
Joe Edwin Bottoms, 75, of Heavener died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Heavener. Services were held Monday, Nov. 12, at Lovings Baptist Church. Burial was in Loving Cemetery in Heavener under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home.
Annie Bell (King) Ashby, 91, of Octavia died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Annie was born June 1, 1921, to Albert and Sarah (Newman) King in Waldron, Ark.
She married Neal Ashby on March 20, 1949. Annie and Neal lived in several different places, from Oklahoma to Alaska to Montana.
Annie was a wonderful mother and grandmother who enjoyed gardening and fishing.Â She was a member of the Smithville Assembly of God.
NORMAN â€” In our state song, one lyric says, â€ś... where the wind comes sweeping down the plain.â€ť Those words were no truer than Saturday afternoon at Owen Field when the Oklahoma Sooners entertained the Baylor Bears in Big 12 action. If I didn't see a football field and players â€” and known I was indeed at Owen Field â€” I possibly would have thought myself to be at a place like Wrigley Field or Candlestick Park because it was so windy. Heck, some of the OU pom-pom girls had their pom-poms blow out of their hands!