October 20th, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The Roan Ranger made his Remington Park debut in Wednesdayâ€™s $30,000 allowance/optional claiming event, handling the one-mile test to wear down rivals in the stretch for victory. Jockey Cliff Berry was up to gain his second win of the night and move closer to 4,000 career thoroughbred wins.
I just got in a deer to process that I've never seen before. I've harvested a bunch of deer, and processed even more deer.
This buck, a nice eight-pointer, was in full velvet when I harvested him on Monday. That is usually unheard of at this time of the year.
Upon closer inspection, I discovered he, or I should say it, had both male and female organs. It was in perfect health, but did not display the normal signs of a buck in mid-October.
The postseason has arrived for the Poteau High School cross-country teams as they will run at the Class 4A Regional Meet, which will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa.
The top seven teams will automatically qualify for the Class 4A State Meet, which will begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 27 at Edmond Santa Fe High School.
HEAVENER â€” The dream of any senior high school athlete is to get to state, or play for a state championship. Heavener High School senior cross-country runner Jose Farias has that opportunity Saturday morning.
Farias will be the lone Heavener Wolf to run at the Class 3A State Meet, which will begin at approximately 10:30 a.m. at Shawnee's Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech Center.
Farias qualified for state at last weekend's Class 3A Regional Meet in Henryetta. He strongly believed that his time of 18:49 was going to be good enough to earn him an individual berth to this morning's state meet.
SPIRO â€” In a battle of Bulldogs Thursday night at McClain Stadium, it was LeFlore County's â€™Dogs who had more growl.
Spiro routed the Valliant Bulldogs 42-13 in a District 3A-8 contest to run their winning streak to four games.
TALIHINA â€” The Talihina Golden Tigers started early as usual, and disposed of the visiting Haileyville Warriors in the first quarter in a District A-6 contest Thursday night at Doc Robinson Stadium.
Statistics in rushing and defense were scattered among first-stringers and subs, eventually piling up to a 56-0 victory over the winless Warriors.
ARKOMA â€” Decimated by injuries and a recent sickness that hit the school this week, the Arkoma Mustangs faced the Thackerville Wildcats Thursday night at Mustang Field in a District C-4 contest. Thackerville pulled away at halftime, mercy ruling the Mustangs 64-18.
STIGLER â€” After a strong finish to last week's loss against the Spiro Bulldogs, the Heavener Wolves were hoping some of that momentum would follow them into Haskell County Thursday night in their Distric 3A-8 contest with the Stigler Panthers. Unfortunately for them, it didn't.
The Panthers dominated the Wolves in a 54-7 victory to do major damage to Heavener's playoff hopes.
Several law enforcement agencies and volunteers are searching for a missing Pocola woman.
Ruby Poole, 74, was last seen Wednesday night at approximately 11 p.m. She was seen walking near Choctaw Road and North Gray Street near the Choctaw Casino in Pocola, according to Pocola Police Department. She was reported missing Thursday morning.
The Panama and Shady Point police departments and the Police Wives Auxiliary Group have announced the opening date for their annual charity haunted house.
Bad Dreams Haunted House opens Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. and will be open every night until the final Halloween tour. The cost to enter, if you dare, is $5 per person. A sneak preview for those seeking early spooks will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m.
Bad Dreams Haunted House is located in Panama on Midland Valley Road.
All proceed are used to fund the police departments Christmas program for children in need.