March 29th, 2013
I went bowling Wednesday night at Strikes-a-Lot with the Double Branch Church. It was just like âThe Beverly Hillbilliesâ came to town. I never laughed so hard in my life.
Brandon Wann and I teamed up against Johnny and Sara Baker, who creamed us 238 to 184. We really tried, but I knew the Bakers knew how to bowl because both of them bowled strikes on their first attempts. I still can't believe they beat us. We even had a bowling coach, âSuperstarâ Larry Wann. Back in the 1980s, he was a bowling machine. I bet he still has his ball, and, at one time, thought about turning pro.
One of famous actor Gary Cooper's movies was entitled "High Noon." The Poteau baseball team will have its own high noon today.
The Poteau three-way baseball festival with Jay and Wister has been moved to a noon beginning today at Town Creek Park.
The Pirates and the Bulldogs will play at noon, followed by the Wildcats and the Bulldogs at 2 p.m. and the âCats and the Pirates at 4 p.m.
The Wister and Poteau junior varsity teams will conclude the festival with a 6 p.m. contest.
On Tuesday, the Poteau Pirates were voted the top seed of next week's LeFlore County Baseball Tournament. Just more than 24 hours later, the Lady Pirates got the same honor at Wednesday's seeding meeting at Western Sizzlin.
The Lady Pirates were voted the top seed of the 2013 LeFlore County Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament, which will be April 8-11 at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
Pocola was voted the second seed, with Wister third and Heavener fourth.
Whitesboro is the fifth seed, followed by Panama, Cameron, Howe and Talihina.
After a rough doubleheader against Rose State College Tuesday afternoon in Midwest City, the Carl Albert State College Vikings baseball team rebounded with a pair of wins over the Bacone College junor varsity Wednesday afternoon at Ival Goodman Field. The Vikings blanked the Warriors 10-0 in a five-inning, run-ruled victory in the opener, then took the nightcap 10-3.
Erma Green, 81, of Watson died Tuesday, Mach 26, 2013 at her home.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at Whitesboro Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Â Irene Caldwell, 103, of Poteau died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, in Heavener. She was born on May 17, 1909, at Tarby to Dennis and Lou Ella (Brown) James. Irene James married Paul Caldwell on Feb. 27, 1926, in Poteau. She was a clerk/seamstress, retired from Jo-Jean Dress Shop, where she was employed for 20 years.Â
Irene is preceded in death by her parents, husband Paul Caldwell, a son Dennis James Caldwell, two brothers, Ellis Levi James and Arthur Martin James.
Lobertia Michelle Anderson-Mattingly, 51, of Poteau passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 26, 2013.
Michelle was a recent college graduate, devoted mother and dear friend to many.
She is survived by her three children, Rachelle Mattingly-Gore, Nicole Mattingly, and Seth Almendarez of Spokane, Wash.
Private services were held. The surviving family members extend their sincerest gratitude for the support and prayers during Michelleâs long-fought battle against cancer and subsequent passing.
Medora Lee Allen, 83, of Pocola died Wednesday, March 27, 2013.Â
She was born in Cedars on Nov. 19, 1929, to Sterling and Mariah Beachem. She graduated from Lincoln High School in Fort Smith, Ark., and continued her education at Langston University. She was married to Richard K. Allen for more than 63 years.Â Â Â
Enrollment dates and the first day for 2013 summer and fall classes at Carl Albert State College have been announced with enrollment beginning in April.
Pre-enrollment dates include:
â¢ Current CASC sophomores Wednesday, April 3, through Friday, May 10.
â¢ Any current CASC students, Thursday, April 4, through Friday, May 10.
â¢ New, returning and transfer students, Monday, April 8, through Friday, May 10.
â¢ Concurrent students, Thursday, April 11, through Friday, May 10.
Additional enrollment dates include:
â¢ Late enrollment for summer, Monday, May 20, through Friday, May 31.
Spring time may be just around the corner but the present cold waters of Green Country are still a hazard for hunters and fishermen. Countless boats are being put in the waters of local lakes, rivers and reservoirs as area outdoorsmen and women are enjoying the warmer air temperatures. Keep in mind the water temperatures are still cold enough to pose a serious hypothermia threat. Nationwide in 2011, 75 percent of all boating fatalities are the result of drowning. Almost 85 percent of the victims were not wearing life jackets.