April 27th, 2012
We went to Wolf Ridge Golf Course last Friday night for its famous â€śFriday Night Steak Dinner.â€ť We sat down with Jose' and Heather Chavez, Brian and Suzanne Free, Keith and Robin Marquez, Alan and Stacey McDaniel and Steve and Regina Peck. You might say it looked like â€śDate Night.â€ť
We all had a really great dinner, and that's when The Gabe Cunningham Band fired up. Man, he sang everything â€” Stone Temple Pilots, Lionel Richie, Prince, Alice in Chains and Johnny Cash. We broke out on â€śRing of Fire,â€ť and the crowd went nuts â€” and it was a now a party!
Dorthy Ann Williams, 84, of Pocola died peacefully at home with her family on Wednesday, April 25, 2012.Â Dorthy was born March 15, 1928, in Fort Smith, Ark., to Albert Lee and Elva (Howard) Beshears.Â
She worked in civil service for 24 years and retired from the FAA Center in Oklahoma City after 19 years.Â
Dorthy was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Donnie Beshears; son-in-law, Don DeSelms; grandson-in-law, Stephen Medley.Â Her love for her family and her faith is a legacy that her children and grandchildren cherish and value.
The Poteau Pirates baseball team could not have asked for a better way to enter the postseason than winning on Senior Day 10-2 over Spiro Monday afternoon at Town Creek Park.
Now, the three seniors â€” Blake Roley, Jake McMillin and Wilson Klutts â€” believe the Pirates are taking momentum into today's Class 4A District Tournament at Stilwell.
When Poteau Lady Pirate senior softball players Natalee King, Meagan Ryburn and Briley Benson were just sophomores, they made their first trip to the Class 6A Slow-Pitch State Tournament. By tonight, the terrific trio could end their high school careers with a third straight trip to state.
The Lady Pirates, who will face Broken Bow at 12:30 p.m. this afternoon at the Class 6A Regional Tournament in Muskogee, will make next week's state tournament as long as they do not lose twice today.
HEAVENER â€” Both Poteau Lady Pirates Coach Misty Collins and Heavener Lady Wolves Coach Rodale Sanders are hoping that the defensive miscues which happened in Tuesday afternoon's regional tune-up contest between their teams will not happen today in their respective regionals.
In a game which had 11 errors, seven of which were by Heavener, the Lady Pirates rallied in the seventh inning, then held on for a 11-10 victory.
SPIRO â€” A fast start enabled the Spiro Bulldogs to down the Panama Razorbacks 9-1 on Senior Day Tuesday afternoon.
The Bulldogs got things started with Slater Dunn's three-run home run for a 3-0 lead. Colton Gamble's two-RBI single later capped a five-run first inning for a 5-0 lead.
The â€™Dogs then added a single run in the second inning and three more runs in the third for a 9-0 lead.
The lone run for the Razorbacks came in the fourth inning on Trey Byrd's one-out, RBI single.
The Poteau High School soccer teams garnered a split with Hilldale in Tuesday's homecoming games at Costner Stadium to end the regular season.
The Pirates blanked the Hornets 8-0, but the Lady Hornets stung the Lady Pirates 4-0.
WARNER â€” The Carl Albert State College baseball team run ruled the Connors State Cowboys 16-5 in seven innings in Tuesday night's scheduled nine-inning game.
The Vikings will return to action at 1 p.m. this afternoon when they entertain Northern Oklahoma College-Enid in a doubleheader at Ival Goodman Field.
Editor's Note â€” Look for the story about Carl Albert's softball doubleheader Tuesday afternoon at Rose State College in Friday's edition.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The Oklahoma City Thunder are almost to the 2012 playoffs and have solidified the No. 2 spot in the Western Conference behind the San Antonio Spurs. Thus, about the only thing left to play for is a better record than the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference just in case they meet in the NBA Finals.
The Thunder didnâ€™t come out with much on defense in the early part of the game, giving up 40 points on 82-percent shooting to the Sacramento Kings in the first quarter of Tuesday night's game at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
I had a phone conference two weeks back with two Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation officials and State Representative James Lockhart about the stopping of baiting in the Wildlife Management Areas. I said that I could not understand why hunter conflicts out west was changing the rules in the east because that was what the attendees were led to believe at the public comment meeting at the Kiamichi Technology Center about a month ago.