ARKOMA â€” Things weren't looking too good for the Wister Wildcats basketball team in the boys opening-round action Tuesday night of the inaugural Green Valley Conference Tournament at the Arkoma Gym.
After seeing a first-quarter lead evaporate by halftime and still trailing going into the final period, the â€™Cats used a strong fourth quarter to rally for a 62-57 win over the Keota Lions.
The other two boys opening-round games saw the winners beat their opponents fairly handedly as Cameron knocked off Arkoma 58-39, while Howe downed Panama 77-61.
Behind strong rebounding and great defense, the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings improved to 5-7 overall in their 61-55 win over Coffeyville, Kan., in the final game of the first semester for the CASC women Friday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
A strong 40-24 second half for Coffeyville proved to be the difference for the 11th-ranked Ravens in their 67-49 win over the Carl Albert State College Vikings in the second game of Friday night's twinbill.
Robert Earl Campbell, 56, of Fort Coffee died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Mount Triumph Baptist Church with burial in Fort Coffee Cemetery. Family visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Mallory Martin Funeral Home in Spiro.
Melba Louise Scroggins Cooper, 71, of Panama died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, in Poteau. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Sandra Emerson, 50, of Panama died Dec. 1, 2012.
She was born July 7, 1962, in Poteau.
Her survivors include her husband, Donald Emerson of the home; three sons, Andrew Spears of Summerfield, Justin Spears of Wister, Blaze Moore of Panama; three sisters, Carol, Pandy and Cassie, all of Panama; one brother, Cris of Panama; stepson, Bobby Don Emerson of Cameron; stepdaughters, Michelle Ross of Greenbrier, Ark., Jeannette Lightfoot of Perkins; four grandchildren; 12 step grandchildren; and one great step grandchild.
Services were held Monday at Solid Rock Church in Panama.
Sandra J. Soprito, 62, of Heavener died Nov. 29, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Sandra was born Feb. 1, 1950, in Long Beach, Calif., to Francis and Margaret (Woods) Cravey. She was preceded in death by her father and a sister, Patti Schwietzer.
Survivors include her mother, Margaret Cravey of Monroe; daughter and son-in-law, Deanna and Keith Harris of Naples, Fla.; grandsons, Caleb and Christian Davis; brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Cathy Cravey of Fort Smith; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones.
Private family services will be held.