September 18th, 2012
Ruth Pauline Webb, 93, of Poteau died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, in Poteau. She was born in Spiro Jan. 8, 1919, to John and Lillie Sherfield. She married John â€śDocâ€ť Webb Aug 10, 1938. She was a homemaker, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Lillie; her beloved husband, Doc; and a precious granddaughter, Christy; and eight brothers and sisters.
Arlene Annett Davidson, 71, of Poteau died Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, in Poteau.Â She was born Feb. 11, 1941, in Shamrock, Texas, to George William and Leona (Henry) Barrett.Â
Arlene was a retired registered nurse, having served as nursing supervisor for Health South in Fort Smith, Ark. She also was the director ofÂ Emergency Medical Services at Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center in Poteau.Â She was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley â€śBuckâ€ť Davidson, and her parents.
The first Balloonfest 5K walk/run will be held in conjunction with the annual festival but will be held adjacent to the LeFlore County Fairgrounds at the PARC complex.
The race will be held on Oct. 19 and will begin at 5 p.m.
Ricochet rebounds into Poteau Friday, closing out the summer concert series at the Donald W. Reynolds Center amphitheater with their polished brand of high-energy country music.
The Tulsa-based Wanda Watson Band will open the show at 7 p.m., returning to Poteau with a mix of blues, R and B and soul. Ricochet is scheduled to take the stage at 8:30 p.m., according to Reynolds Center Director Candace Martin.
Tickets will be $15 at the gate, $10 for students with a photo I.D., and free for children under 8.
The non-District 4A-4 portion of season has came to an end, and I really believe the Poteau Pirates should be awarded passing grades in all areas. In fact, I believe they should make the Honor Roll. Here's my grades for each group.
Offensive line â€” A. This group of student athletes are the motor that causes the Poteau Pirates offense to roll. I think I'll make that an A+ due to the depth. The first line is very strong and the subs that fill in are improving. The coaches are not afraid to make changes in personnel.
The Poteau Lady Pirates, fresh off winning the 2012 LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament Thursday night at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex, found out this past weekend that they will entertain the Muldrow Lady Bulldogs for a Class 4A District Tournament next week.
All other LeFlore County fast-pitch softball and baseball teams will begin postseason play this week as district tournaments will begin.
The up-to-date schedule for this week's playoffs and regular-season games is below.
Class 2A District Tournaments
WISTER â€” Everybody left somewhat satisfied after Friday's three-way baseball action with the host Wildcats entertaining the Whitesboro Bulldogs and the Oktaha Tigers.
In the only game where LeFlore County teams met, the Bulldogs blanked the Wildcats 2-0.
In the middle game, the â€™Dogs' rally came up short as they were outlasted 15-11 by the Tigers, who then lost the final game of the three-way as the â€™Cats beat them 7-2.
Monday Games Canceled Due to Wet Fields
TULSA â€” The Poteau High School cross country teams competed Saturday at the Oral Roberts University Invitational, put on by Tulsa Bishop Kelley High School, amidst perhaps the best field of runners they've seen to this point in the season.
TULSA â€” After a tough season-opening loss Sept. 1 on the road against Iowa State, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team has made it 2-for-2 in home games, and both in dominating fashion.
After winning their home opener Sept. 8 against Tulane, the Golden Hurricane looked even more impressive in a 66-16 rout of the Nicholls State Colonels Saturday night at Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium.