August 18th, 2012
BROKEN ARROW â€” Two big wins against Class 6A school got the Poteau Lady Pirates off to a good start on the right track Friday in the Broken Arrow Tournament.
The Lady Pirates (8-0) remained unbeaten after victories of 4-1 against Tulsa Union and 1-0 over Edmond Santa Fe.
â€śIâ€™m pretty proud of them,â€ť said Misty Collins, Poteau's coach. â€śWeâ€™ve done well around our area, so itâ€™s good to see them come up here and play with these bigger schools, too. We got to keep it up, though.â€ť
PANAMA â€” Two LeFlore County softball teams, the host Panama Lady Razorbacks and the Spiro Lady Bulldogs, found themselves two wins from reaching tonight's title game of the 2012 Lady â€™Back Classic.
Class 2A's defending state champion Lady â€™Backs posted a pair of shutouts on opening day Thursday night, blanking Sallisaw-Central 10-0 and Muldrow 7-0.
TULSA â€” Two things the Spiro Bulldogs excelled at in a three-way scrimmage Thursday night at Marshall Milton Stadium was their passing game and a bend-but-donâ€™t-break defense.
The Bulldogs scored a passing touchdown against Tulsa Webster, going on to win 7-0 over the host-Warriors, but finished in a pair of scoreless deadlocks with Okmulgee, which carries the same nickname.
In all three sessions, Spiroâ€™s defense gave up big plays but eventually forced turnovers on downs. It also recovered a fumble early in the first session against Okmulgee.
The duo of Rick Mason and Steven Sines won last weekend's Fraternal Order of Eagles Golf Tournament, which took place at Wolf Ridge Golf Course.
The Doke duo of J.J. and Kyle was second, followed by Brad Patton and Dennis Joyce.
Patton and Joyce were given two rounds of golf by Wolf Ridge Golf Course Manager Mitzi Burkhart.
Carl Albert State College Assistant Softball Coach Megan Young will give softball lessons at $25 per hour to girls up through age 18.
To schedule a session or for additional information, call (580) 704-4517.
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Friday Couple Scrambles will take place at 5:30 p.m. every Friday at Wolf Ridge Golf Course.
The entry fee is $15 per person for the nine-hole weekly event. For additional information, call (918) 647-2582.
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Three people were arrested after the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department served a narcotics search warrant Tuesday.
Donna Sue Stone, 51, Blake Fuller, 23, and Samuel James Hendrix, 21, all of Spiro, were arrested on drug and weapons charges stemming from the search of a home located on State Highway 271 east of Spiro.
Deputies reportedly found prescription pills, marijuana and loaded firearms, one of which was reported stolen.
Oklahomaâ€™s state Runoff Primary Election is less than two weeks away and early voters can cast their ballot as early as Friday, August 24.
According to the LeFlore County Election Board, local voters will go to the polls to vote for three races and a special election. The runoff between democratic candidates Bruce Curnutt and Rob Seale in the race for LeFlore County Sheriff along with both republican and democratic races in the seat for U.S. Representative District 2. The voters of Pocola will vote in a special election to determine who will fill the vacant position of Trustee Ward 4.
Mental Lillian Balentine, 93, of Wister died Thursday, Aug. 16,2012 in Poteau.
Mental was born Oct. 19,1918, in Lone, Ark., to Benjamin and Luella (Farmer) Wann. Mental was a housewife who loved to visit with family and spoil her nieces and nephews. She worked many years operating an insurance agency and was a avid gardener who loved to grow beautiful flowers in her yard. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church, Wister.
Lani â€śLeilaniâ€ť Berry, 68, of Howe died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 at her home.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener.