March 14th, 2013
LeFlore County Undersheriff Kendall Morgan confirmed Myrtly Cooper, 47, of Spiro, passed away Thursday morning at a Tulsa hospital. Cooper was the alleged victim of an assault and a house fire on Jan. 14 and has been listed in critical condition since the incident.
Elec E. Cusick, 39, of Spiro, was charged with kidnapping and assault and battery by means likely to produce death in connection with Cooper's injuries.
In the Poteau Pirates baseball team's home opener Saturday afternoon at Town Creek Park, Stilwell's 11-run sixth inning spoiled things.
When the Pirates returned to Town Creek Park for Tuesday's home game against the Red Oak Eagles, the Pirates were three outs away from their second home loss. The Pirates made sure that wasn't going to happen.
A one-out, seventh-inning rally lifted the Pirates to a 4-3 come-from-behind win over the Eagles.
WHITESBORO â It was a successful 2-for-2 in the Whitesboro Bulldogs baseball team's home openers Tuesday afternoon, picking up a 7-3 win over the Panola Bearcats and an 11-4 victory over the Eagletown Eagles.
Spiro 3, Fort Gibson 1: In Fort Gibson, the Bulldogs trailed 1-0 after an inning, but got an RBI single by Colton Gamble and took advantage of three Fort Gibson errors in the sixth inning to rally for the win.
Kinta 10, Arkoma 0: In Kinta, the Eagles scored five runs in the opening inning to take control.
CAMERON â The Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs softball team got its first win of the season as the Lady Bulldogs outlasted the Lady Yellowjackets 20-14 Tuesday afternoon, but lost its other game to the McCurtain Lady Bulldogs 10-9.
The Lady âJackets fell 10-5 to McCurtain's girls in the third game of the day.
Heavener 12, Howe 0; Heavener 12, Gans 2; Howe 14, Gans 7: In Heavener, the Lady Wolves got a pair of home wins Tuesday afternoon.
In the win over Howe, the Lady Wolves scored four runs in the opening inning to take control.
WAGONER â The Poteau Pirates came out in the opening half, behind Ashby Clark's hat trick, and pulled out to a 5-0 lead at the intermission and then posted the 8-0 victory over the Wagoner Bulldogs on Tuesday night.
The Lady Pirates were not as fortunate. The Lady Bulldogs came out in the half and kept the pressure on Poteau's defense en route to a 6-1 victory.
HEAVENER â The 2013 high school soccer seasons got under way in fine fashion for the Heavener High School teams as they swept Wickes, Ark. on Tuesday at Harvey Stadium.
The Lady Wolves had to go into a shootout before downing Wickes 6-5, then the Wolves handled Wickes 6-1.
The Heavener teams will return to action Thursday as they entertain the McAlester Lady Buffaloes and Buffaloes at Harvey Stadium. The girls game will begin at 5 p.m., then the boys contest at 7 p.m.
Fishing season is here, and my bass fishing mentor, Chuck Restine, has fished in four tournaments â and been in the money in all four. I have to get hooked up with him soon and catch some bass. Just the other day, he caught two four-pound bass on an Alabama rig. He said there were three on it before he got it into the boat. Man, I wish I was there to have seen that!
Nona W. Smith, 88, of Spiro died Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 15, at New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
William Webb âBillâ Langdell, 59, of Poteau died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Poteau. Bill was born May 30, 1953 in Holtville, Calif., to Jack Sr. and Naomi (Perry) Langdell. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a truck driver. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Chester Langdell.
Colleen Huddleston, 90, of Heavener died March 12, 2013, in Heavener. She was born February 24, 1923, in Heavener to J.D. and Jessie Lee (Spoon) Langston. She was a retired case worker supervisor for the Oklahoma State Welfare Department in LeFlore County, where she worked for 35 years. Colleen loved music; she played the piano over 50 years at various churches in the area and played for 25 years at Perry Chapel Church. She was a devoted Christian, loved her family and friends and also loved cats and dogs.