October 3rd, 2012
PANAMA â€” In the 1970s, one of the most popular situation comedies was â€śAll in the Family.â€ť
While there's no sit-com in this LeFlore County community, there is a family connection with the Panama Lady Razorbacks softball team.
Three players â€” senior pitcher Taylor Eaves, sophomore catcher Kendra Swindle and junior shortstop Stephanie Barcheers â€” get the honor of playing for their uncle, Panama's coach Grant Ralls.
It was a Saturday of Bandit League football at a rainy Costner Stadium in which both Poteau and Union Christian Academy, Ark., could be pleased as each side won a pair of games.
Poteau took the fifth-grade (22-6) and third-grade games (12-0), while UCA won the sixth-grade (40-0) and the fourth-grade contests (22-14).
The Poteau Bandit League teams will hit the road this Saturday to meet the Greenwood (Ark.) Blue teams. Games will begin at 10 a.m., with the third-grade contest. That will be followed by the fourth-grade game, the fifth-grade contest and the sixth-grade game.
Anyone who is interested in coaching a Buccaneer Basketball team for the upcoming season needs to contact Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939.
The first coaches meeting will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 17 at Poteau City Hall.
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Carl Albert State College Assistant Softball Coach Megan Young will give softball lessons at $25 per hour to girls up through age 18.
To schedule a session or for additional information, call (580) 704-4517.
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Sunday Couple Scrambles at Wolf Ridge Golf Course will take place at 2 p.m. Sundays.
The entry fee is $15 per person for the nine-hole weekly event.
Being in a district that is not an eight-team district, like seven-team District A-6 featuring the Talihina Golden Tigers, it means that there's a choice of two things. One choice is to have an open date, and the other is to find a non-district opponent to fill the void.
The Golden Tigers did not want to have an off week, so last Friday night they welcomed Union Christian Academy from Fort Smith, Ark., to Doc Robinson Stadium â€” and routed the visitors 55-6.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The 2012-13 season for the Oklahoma City Thunder is almost upon us. Each year, it seems, the Thunder have just a bit more of an expectation put on them by the fans â€” and by themselves â€” to take that step closer to an NBA Championship â€” probably none more than this year.
William G. â€śBillâ€ť Maddux, 88, of Stillwater, formerly of Leflore, died Sept. 29, 2012. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at First United Methodist Church in Stillwater. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.
Jackie Carrol Ragains, 64, of Spiro died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel, Spiro.
Memorial services for James W. Lovelace and his mother, Arlene Davidson, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at Greenhill Cemetery Pavilion, Cameron.
J.W., 52, a lifelong resident of Poteau, died Sunday, Sept. 30, in Poteau. Arlene, 71, also of Poteau, died Sept. 17.
Prior to his passing J.W. had been working in the oilfields of South Texas.Â Also preceding him in death were his stepfather, Wesley â€śBuckâ€ť Davidson, and grandparents, George William and Leona (Henry) Barrett.
In a Good Way farm in Talihina hosted a free homestead event Saturday.
The public was invited to the event, one of several by Mother Earth and Grit magazines during International Homesteading Education Month, according to program director Teddi Irwin.
In a Good Way is a nonprofit training farm established to give Native American men a secondÂ chance after prison, Irwin said.
Irwin said she and her son, Greg Duda, are Oklahoma Choctaws and have been working to get the project started for five years. They expect to begin screening applicants after Jan. 1.
STILLWATER â€” There was an invasion of LeFlore County high school cross country runners on the campus of Oklahoma State University on Saturday as the Poteau and Heavener high school teams competed at the OSU Jamboree.
In the Class 4A girls' division, the Lady Pirates came in 20th with 499 points. Canyon, Texas, won the girls' team title with 64 points.