April 10th, 2012
Gary Clay Thompson, 49, of Poteau died Friday, April 6, 2012, in Poteau.Â Gary was born March 14,1963, in Poteau to Phillip Don and Beverly Wray (Newell) Thompson.Â Gary worked at OK Foods. He was preceded in death by his sister, Lisa Thompson, and grandparents, Truman and Paulene Thompson.Â
Theresa Ann Cosgrove, 61, of Bokoshe died Friday, April 6, 2012. Services were held Tuesday, April 10, at United Methodist Church in Bokoshe under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Jack Dempsey Duncan, 93, of Poteau, formerly of Heavener, died Sunday, April 8, 2012, in Pocola.
Dempsey, a longtime area resident, was born Jan. 7., 1919, in Watts to Albert and Magnolia Parmallee âNoleâ (Rhodes) Duncan. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Heavener, a U.S. Army World War II veteran and retied after 40 years as a KCS Railroad engineer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Reta Faye (Bowen) Duncan; and son, Norris Lee Duncan.
If last week's LeFlore County Baseball Tournament was not enough for you, there's good news.
The 2012 Slow-Pitch County Tournament started Monday at the Poteau Area Recreational Area and will end on Thursday. If you want to see the diamond dolls of the county in one place, here's your chance!
the Record Straight
Now that the 2012 LeFlore County Baseball Tournament is complete, Spiro Coach Paul Croft did want to make sure that all fans were aware of why the tournament took place in Spiro and not Arkoma â which was the host school.
SPIRO â It took every game slated in the 2012 LeFlore County Baseball Tournament to decide the champion this year, but the Wister Wildcats were able to dethrone the Spiro Bulldogs.
After the âDogs forced the second title game with a 9-4 win Friday night, the âCats came back to win the winner-take-all contest Saturday afternoon by a score of 5-3.
The Bulldogs, who suffered a 7-5 loss to Wister in Thursday night's winner's-bracket final, reached the championship round with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over the Pocola Indians on Friday. The Indians finished third.
ATOKA â The Talihina Golden Tigers came in second in this past weekend's Atoka Tournament. The Golden Tigers lost 7-2 to Asher in Saturday's title game.
Talihina got two wins on Friday, beating Atoka 11-3 and the McAlester junior varsity 10-7 to reach the title game.
Whitesboro 8, Buffalo Valley 7: Friday afternoon in Whitesboro, Quintin Ludlow's RBI single in the eighth inning lifted the Bulldogs to victory.
While the beginning of the four-game, two-day series at Ival Goodman Field with the Western Oklahoma State College Pioneers was not to the Carl Albert State College baseball team's liking, the end sure was.
The Vikings ended the four-game series with a doubleheader sweep of the Pioneers by scores of 4-3 and 4-0 on Saturday afternoon.
However, the series began with a Western sweep on Friday afternoon by scores of 3-1 and 10-0.
GREENWOOD, Ark. â The Poteau Pirates soccer team placed third at last weekend's Greenwood Tournament, after winning it a season ago. The Pirates went 2-1 in the tournament, beating two Arkansas teams â Mena (3-0) and Van Buren (2-1 in sudden death overtime), but losing to Fort Smith (Ark.) Northside 2-1.
The Lady Pirates were fourth. The Lady Pirates won their first game of the season with a 1-0 win over Northside in a game decided by a shootout, but Poteau suffered losses to Van Buren (2-0) and Mena (1-0).
FORT GIBSON â When the Fort Gibson Tigers beat the Poteau Pirates on March 30, that win put the Tigers into the driver's seat for the district title. But along came the Heavener Wolves.
The Wolves pulled a shocker on the Tigers and defeated them 3-2 in a shootout Friday night.
The Lady Tigers earned a split for Fort Gibson with a 5-0 victory over the Lady Wolves.
The Lady Wolves will return to action in a road district game at 6 p.m. tonight at Keys (Park Hill).
The Wolves won't return to action until their home district contest against Westville at 7 p.m. Friday at Harvey Stadium.
A murder investigation is ongoing in LeFlore County after a Fort Smith woman was found dead inside her car Monday morning.
According to LeFlore County Sheriff Bruce Curnutt, the department received a call about a possible homicide at 3:46 a.m. Monday morning after a passerby stopped to check on a vehicle parked in the middle of McGinnis Lane near Fort Coffee.