January 9th, 2013
MUSKOGEE â€” The Spiro High School basketball teams bounced back from their losses Friday night in Poteau with wins on Monday in the 2013 Bedouin Shrine Classic.
The Bulldogs clawed Summit Christian 78-59, while the Lady Bulldogs were too much for Porter Consolidated in a 53-17 rout.
The â€™Dogs will play Oktaha, a 71-29 winner over Graham (Weleetka), at 6 p.m. Friday in the championship semifinals at Muskogee High School.
RED OAK â€” It was a rough start to the week for the Wister High School basketball teams as they suffered a pair of losses to Red Oak on Monday night at C.C. Gillespie Fieldhouse.
The Lady Eagles began the night with a 60-41 victory over the Lady Wildcats, then the Eagles soared over the â€™Cats by a score of 72-31.
WISTER â€” While there was an upset on opening day of the 2013 LeFlore County Junior High Tournament, that upset didn't happen at the Wister High School gym.
All the top seeds in action at the home of the Wildcats all were victorious on Day 1.
On the boys side, the top-seeded Wister Wildcats clawed the Bokoshe Tigers 56-27, and the Spiro Bulldogs did likewise to the Panama Razorbacks by the score of 43-21.
Girls winners on Monday were No. 2 Hodgen, No. 6 Wister and No. 8 Talihina. The second-seeded Lady Bulldogs had little problems in defeating the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs 39-12.
With the beginning of a high profile trial Wednesday morning, a temporary security measure will be implemented resulting in the closure of all entrances to the LeFlore County Courthouse except one.
The south entrance, located on Beard Street, will be open to the public during business hours and is handicap accessible. Upon entry to the building visitors will be required to pass through a metal detector.
The LeFlore County Sheriff's Office is asking that all bags, long coats and pocket knives be left at home or in a car.
Most of the top seeds in action of the 2013 LeFlore County Junior High Tournament advanced on Monday â€” that is, but one.
The Spiro Lady Bulldogs, seeded 10th, upset the second-seeded Bokoshe 47-42 on Monday afternoon in Monroe.
The other top seeds avoided the upset-bug. At tournament-host Monroe, both its teams won. The third-seeded Eagles handled the Cameron Yellowjackets 48-27, while the fifth-seeded Lady Eagles got past the Panama Lady Razorbacks 50-45.
LeFlore County Emergency Management is inviting anyone interested in forming an amateur radio operators group to volunteer during disasters to attend a local meeting Jan. 8. The meeting will be held at the LCEM office at 6:30 p.m.
LCEM is in the process of forming a Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service, according to LCEM Director Michael Davidson.
"RACES is an FCC recognized extension of emergency management," said Davidson. "It allows for amateur radio operators and civilian volunteers to assist government agencies during times of crisis or disaster."