March 11th, 2013
The Eastern Oklahoma State College Mountaineers baseball team took the first of its rivalry games from the Carl Albert State College Vikings on Saturday afternoon at Ival Goodman Field.
A three-run eighth inning broke a 4-all tie to enable the Mountaineers to beat the Vikings 8-5.
The Vikings will return to action this afternoon in a road doubleheader against Arkansas Baptist. Action in Little Rock is slated to begin at 2 p.m. The two teams split a twinbill Friday afternoon at Ival Goodman Field, with the Vikings winning the opener 9-0 but losing the nightcap 8-1.
Tuesday afternoon's Carl Albert State College softball doubleheader against Seminole State College in Shawnee has been canceled. The twinbill has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. April 2 in Shawnee.
The Lady Vikings will play Connors State College in a twinbill at 2 p.m. Thursday in Warner.
Wilma Jean Johnson, 80, of Panama died Thursday, March 7, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â Services held Monday, March 11. Burial was in Greenhill Cemetery, Cameron, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Dorothy L. Dukes, 73, of Pocola died Thursday, March 7, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â No services are scheduled at this time. You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com.
Thelma Mae Black Whitmore, 77, of Bokoshe died away Friday, March 8, 2013, in Bokoshe.
Thelma was born August 10, 1935 in Milton to Luther and Ina Grace (Painter) Nixon. She was a homemaker and a member of New Life Church in Panama. Thelma was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Glen Black and William Whitmore; brothers, Robert, Vernon, Jodie and Jimmie; and sisters, Lelia, Irene, Jeanita and Oteka.
Therral Ray McConnell, 74, of Poteau died Friday, March 8, 2013, in Poteau. Therral was born Oct. 16, 1938, in Paris, Ark., to Lewis and Sarah McConnell. He owned and operated McConnell Furniture Mfg. and McConnell Construction. He was a loving husband, Dad and Papa. He loved life, hunting, and storytelling. He will be missed greatly by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Irene; brothers, Albert and Orville.Â
Come celebrate the end of Winter and beginning of Spring at the 24th Annual Family Kite Flite Day at the Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center. The Kite Flite Day will be held from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2011. Normally there is an entry fee to the site but this will be a Free Day although donations are appreciated. It will be a great day for families and folks of all ages.
Friends of the Buckley Library held their first St. Paddy's Day 5K run/walk Saturday morning.
More than 150 people participated in the event.
All proceeds will go toward the completion of the Patrick Lynch Library scheduled to open in May.
Winners were announced in 15 event categories. Over male finisher was Matt Aguero and Hali Repass took the finish line as top female finishers.
The monthly Jumpstart family literacy program will be held in the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center for the next three months, according to Dorene Doyle, director of the LeFlore County Literacy Council.
The family reading and activity event is held at 5:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month. The next Jumpstart will be March 26.
The event includes a story reading for younger children, craft activity and free books for children up to age 11 and their parents or guardians.
Free refreshments also are provided.
For more information, contact Doyle at (918) 647-3833.
STILLWATER, Okla. â€“ About this time every year, Oklahomans watch thousands upon thousands of acres of land burn up in wildfires. However, this fire season has been better than usual due to the low grassy fuel loads caused by drought during last yearâ€™s growing season.
While we have seen some recent moisture across much of the state, how big of an effect does it have on wildfire this time of year?