October 24th, 2012
This week's column will be dedicated to the youth hunters of our area. I will keep this very short so as many of the deer hunting photographs which I got can run, and everyone can get a chance to see many of the successful young hunters from the LeFlore County area. In fact, thanks to sports editor David Seeley, today's edition has two outdoor pages to help get as many deer hunt photographs in as possible, so be sure you get your hands on a copy.
So far, the Spiro Bulldogs football team continues its winning ways as Thursday night's 42-13 win over Valliant at McClain Stadium made its winning streak reach four games.
However, it's going to be a rough road for the Bulldogs (5-3 overall, 4-1 in District 3A-8) as they will travel to meet the Roland Rangers (6-2, 4-1) in a critical district football game at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The Talihina Golden Tigers football team has done everything in its power to get to the top of District A-6. However, the Golden Tigers (8-0 overall, 4-0 in district play) are getting ready to meet their two toughest district games of the season. The first of them is at 7:30 p.m. Friday on the road against the Savanna Bulldogs (7-1, 3-1).
The Arkoma Mustangs football team wants to end its home season on a positive note as the Mustangs will play their home finale against Southwest Christian Academy at 7 p.m. Friday at Mustang Field. The game time was moved up 30 minutes to help SCA get home faster since a lot of their athletes will take the ACT test Saturday morning at home in Norman.
The Mustangs (3-5) saw their two-game winning streak snapped Thursday night with a 64-18 loss to Thackerville, which is leading District C-4. The final score really did not indicate just how well offensively Arkoma played.
Glenda F. Bouchard, 62, of Booneville, Ark., died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â Services will be held at 11 a.m.Â Friday, Oct. 26, at Howe Cemetery Pavilion with the Rev. Richard Gray officiating.Â Burial will be in Howe Cemetery under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Gary N. Morgan, 67, of Poteau died Monday, Oct. 21, 2012, in Poteau. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Evans Chapel of Memories under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
An Amber Alert has been issued in Missouri in connection with the assault and abduction of 5-year-old Abigail Berthoff on Wednesday morning in Poplar Bluff, Mo.
She is a biracial female with black hair and brown eyes and last was seen wearing a pink nightgown.
The suspected kidnapper is Jeffrey Shelton, 45, who is a white male, believed to be 6 feet, 175 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. Shelton is a registered sex offender and officials believe he may travel to Oklahoma from Poplar Bluff.
With two weeks to go before the general election, area residents heard candidates in five key races speak at Tuesday's 2012 LeFlore County Political Forum. Candidates or their spokespersons represented their views in the contests for state House District 3, county sheriff, County Commissioner District 2, state Senate District 2, state Senate District 5 and U.S. House District 2.
GREENWOOD, Ark. â€” The Poteau Bandit League football teams split their four games to end the regular season on Saturday.
The fifth-grade (33-0) and third-grade teams (18-0) posted wins, while the sixth-grade (22-14) and fourth-grade squads (24-0) lost their games.