March 18th, 2013
Lonnie L. Pickering, 81, of Bokoshe died Sunday, March 17, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark. Lonnie was born July 12, 1931, in Cameron to Floyd and Dile (Archey) Pickering. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Korea. He worked for Felt Mills in Kansas City, Mo. Lonnie attended Calvary Assembly of God in Poteau.Â
The Carl Albert State College baseball team took the first two of three games in a three-day, five-game series with Southwestern Community College, Iowa, at Ival Goodman Field.
The Vikings took a 11-4 win in the third game, which was started Sunday afternoon and ended Monday afternoon after being suspended by rain on Sunday.
On Saturday, the teams split, with the Vikings taking the opener 4-1 but losing the nightcap 6-5.
The two teams were slated to play a single game Monday after completing Sunday's suspended game.
Panama Businesses and Associates is looking to showcase local performers during its second annual talent contest.
The organization will hold the PBA Talent Contest at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in the Panama Elementary School cafeteria.
The contest is open to all ages and talent categories including singing, dance, comedy, magic, etc. There will be three age divisions: 3-12 years old, 13-17 years old, and 18 and older. Winners will receive cash prizes and a plaque provided by AES Shady Point and Panama Hardware.
James Haskin Jr., 61, of Monroe, has filed a notice to appeal his sentence of more than two centuries after being convicted for sex crimes against his children.
Haskin was convicted by a jury on nine counts of child neglect and three counts of child sexual abuse.
In February, District Judge Jon Sullivan followed the jury's suggested sentencing and gave Haskin 245 years in prison.
AP- Former Oklahoma quarterback Steve Davis was among two victims in a plane crash Sunday in South Bend, Ind. A South Bend television station confirmed the death with the cororner.
Two persons survived the crash and are hospitalized. A woman on the ground was injured. The second victim has not been identified.
Davis, 60, was best known as the Soonersâ€™ quarterback from 1973-75. During that span OU went 32-1-1 and claimed back-to-back national championships in 1974 and 1975. His 32 wins were a program record until it was surpassed this past season by Landry Jones.
The Poteau High School soccer teams split their home openers with Mena, Ark., Thursday at Costner Stadium.
The Pirates blanked the Bearcats 9-0, but the Lady Pirates suffered a 5-2 defeat at the hands, or feet rather, of the Lady Bearcats.
After taking Spring Break week off, the Poteau teams will return to action March 26 against Van Buren, Ark., at Costner Stadium.
The girls contest will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the boys game at 7 p.m.
HEAVENER â€” The Heavener High School soccer teams will enter Spring Break on a high note as they swept home games Thursday night from McAlester at Harvey Stadium.
The Lady Wolves had to go to another shootout, but outlasted the Lady Buffaloes 3-2. The Wolves blanked the Buffaloes 6-0.
The Heavener teams will be idle until after the break. The Lady Wolves will play at 7 p.m. March 26 on the road against Porter Consolidated. Then, both teams will return to the field for the Stilwell Tournament, which will take place March 28-29.
BROKEN BOW â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates junior varsity golf team finished in fifth place at the Broken Bow Invitational on Thursday at Cedar Creek Golf Course. The Lady Pirates had a team score of 477.
Alyssa Vineyard led Poteau with a 116, while Jenna Stites and Dallas Terry each carded 118s.
Kori Lafevers had a 137, while Haley Clark shot a 137.
The Lady Pirates will hit the links next at the Oktaha Tournament, which will begin at 9 a.m. March 27 at Fountainhead Resort Golf Course.
HEAVENER â€” The Arkoma Mustangs freshmen boys, who comprise all the high school's track athletes, won the Heavener Junior High Invitational track meet Thursday at Harvey Stadium.
Dakotah Roam won five gold medals, four individually for winning the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes as well as the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles. Roam, Talon Woolsey, Nathan Willis and Ethann Gates won the 400-meter relay.
Woolsey won the 400-meter dash and the long jump, was runner-up in the 1,600-meter run and took third in the 800-meter run.
Willis was second in the 200-meter dash.
The Poteau Chip-In Club will have a golf benefit beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday at Choctaw Country Club.
The entry fee for the three-person scramble is $30 per player.
All proceeds will go to the Poteau High School golf programs to help with travel expenses, indoor training facility and golf outerwear.
For more information or to sign up, call the pro shop at (918) 647-3488.
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Choctaw Country Club is having a membership drive until April 1. Anyone signing up to become a member from now until March 30 will be able to use the country club for free, and play a round of golf for free.