March 27th, 2013
Pansy Lee Bitsko, 78, of Cameron died March 24, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark. Pansy was born Aug. 28, 1934, in Millsap, Texas, to Olen Odus and Lester (Blue) Estes. Pansy was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Melvin, Boyd, Aurich, Billie and Odus Estes; one sister, Marzie Rials; and a daughter-in-law, Norman Burden. She was a member of Shady Point First Baptist Church.
Shirley Ann Harper, 72, of Shady Point died Friday, March 22, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark. Shirley was born March 11, 1941, in Parthenon, Ark., to Cyril P. and Flora (Wilson) Toney. She worked in the nursing home. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul Harper, and brother, James Toney. She was a good cook. Shirley was a Baptist.
Survivors include her brother, John Toney of Calhoun; sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Jerry Loudermilk of Calhoun; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and other relatives and loved ones.Â
ROLAND â€” The Cameron Yellowjackets jumped to aÂ 5-3 lead through two inningsÂ Monday afternoon against the Roland RangersÂ and held onÂ for a 13-8 victory.
PANOLA â€” The Leflore Savages baseball team got the second half of the season off on the right foot by handing the Panola Bearcats a 12-4 loss Monday afternoon.
The Savages scored six runs in the first inning to put the game away.
Stigler 4, Pocola 0: In Stigler, the Panthers broke a scoreless tie with a four-run fifth inning, with all runs unearned due to five errors by the Indians.
Gore 19, Arkoma 0: In Arkoma, the Pirates scored twice in the first inning, five runs in the second inning and 12 runs in the third.
It was a rough return to action off spring break for the Carl Albert State College softball team Tuesday afternoon.
The Lady Vikings suffered a home doubleheader sweep by archrival Eastern Oklahoma State College by scores of 7-1 and 16-6.
The Lady Vikings will return to action in a road doubleheader at 2 p.m. Thursday against Northeastern Oklahoma A&M in Miami.
CAMERON â€” The Poteau Pirates baseball team was voted the top seed of the 2013 LeFlore County Tournament, which will begin Monday at three sites around the county.
The Spiro Bulldogs, last year's runners-up and the 2011 champions, are the second seed, with the defending county champion Wister Wildcats the third seed and the Heavener Wolves the fourth seed.
Tournament host Cameron is the fifth seed, followed by Leflore, Pocola, Whitesboro, Panama, Howe and Arkoma.
Two teams â€” Bokoshe and Talihina â€” will not be in the tournament field.
An old adage says, â€śGood things come in threes.â€ť For the Poteau Pirates baseball team, it sure did.
The pitching trio of starter Jace Pitchford and relievers Roger Barcheers and Jay Werner combined on a five-inning perfect game as the Pirates blanked the Cameron Yellowjackets 8-0 Tuesday afternoon at Town Creek Park.
RED OAK â€” While it was chilly outside on Monday, the Poteau bats were hot as the Lady Pirates split their two games at Red Oak, routing the Fort Gibson Lady Tigers 26-6 but being outlasted 16-12 by the host Lady Eagles.
Panama 4, Keota 1: In Keota, the Lady Razorbacks got back on the winning track, thanks to a three-run fourth inning to break a scoreless tie.
Kendra Swindle's solo home run in the sixth inning made it 4-0.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” An Oklahoma House committee approved a proposal Wednesday that its sponsor said would help protect Oklahomans from what he called subpar roofing "vultures" that swoop into the state after severe weather to take advantage of the desperate.
Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore, introduced a bill that would require roofers to buy a $30,000 bond the state could use to help reimburse customers for any damage caused. The House Economic Development and Financial Services Committee approved the proposal without opposition and sent it to the full House for consideration.
Heavener's Trevor Smith and Talihina's Clark Austin were named the Co-Most Valuable Players of the 2012-13 All-Black Diamond Conference Basketball Team.
Talihina's Alan Lockhart and Ethan Sisk, Pocola's Preston Hobbs, Tyler Hutchens, Lance Standridge and Tanner Francis and Heavener's Luke Culpepper and Noah Davis were named to the all-conference team.
Talihina's Logan Hillebrand, Pocola's Omar Qamoun and Heavener's Tyler Hamm were honorable mention.