April 20th, 2012
An area family may soon have a cure for their son's debilitating neurological disorder.
When Brett Brown was born, he appeared to be a normal and healthy baby boy, but by the time he was six months old, his parents began to notice that Brett was not developing as quickly as he should.
Doctors initially diagnosed Brett with cerebral palsy. However, when Brett was two years old, a therapist talking with Brett's family correctly diagnosed Brett with Angelman's Syndrome, a neruo-genetic disorder.
In District 4A-6 soccer, there is a definite difference between the upper division teams â€” Heavener, Fort Gibson and Poteau, who without a doubt are title contenders â€” and the lower division teams â€” Hugo, Stilwell and Westville â€” which are mired deep in the lower division.
The Hugo Buffaloes picked a bad time to roll into Costner Stadium on Wednesday as the Pirates were still upset after Tuesday night's defeat at the hands of the Heavener Wolves in double OT. Then, too, the Buffaloes were minus their starting goaltender, who didnâ€™t make grade and had to sit this game out.
In the retirement story on the front page of the Wednesday, April 18, edition of PDN it was incorrectly stated that Rob Seale and Jim Noggle farewell reception would be held today. The retirement party is scheduled from noon until 2 p.m. at the Poteau City Hall on Friday, April 27. PDN regrets this error.
The Poteau High School Sports Hall of Fame Committee met Wednesday night and elected an incoming class of 36 inductees to be enshrined next month.
The committee believes that they have an awesome Class for 2012. There will be players, coaches and people who have served their teams with pride and dignity from the 1940s, â€™50s, â€™60s, â€™70s, â€™80s, â€™90s, and 2000s inducted this year. Committee members present were Merl Moss, Pierre Guiellet, Doug Stone, Ronnie Soughton, Charlene McMillin and Jim Marsh.
ALTUS â€” It may have seemed like a long, six-hour bus trip going out for Wednesday afternoon's make-up road doubleheader against 15th-ranked Western Oklahoma State College for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings. However, the trip home probably didn't seem that way.
The Lady Vikings, who were run ruled 13-2 in six innings in the opener, knocked off the nationally-ranked Lady Pioneers 8-7 in nine innings in the nightcap.
The LeFlore County Bass Club had its third tournament of the 2012 circuit Saturday at Chicken Creek on Lake Tenkiller. There were 28 boats with 54 anglers who caught a total of 94 bass weighing a collective totalof 223.5 pounds. The average bass weighed 2.38 pounds, and 13 limits were caught.
The winning team was Joey Chitwood and Tony Parker, who caught 16.75 pounds of fish to earn $675. Among the fish was Chitwood's big bass, weighing 3.87 pounds to earn an additional $270.
Wilkie Ellis Frazier, 71, of Talihina died Monday, April 15, 2012, in Ada. Services will be held Friday, April 20, at St. Paul Methodist Church, Talihina, 2 p.m. with Raymond Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the New Talihina Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Samantha Ashley Moore, 21, of Fort Smith, Ark., died Wednesday, April 11, 2012. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Community Free Will Baptist Church. Information submitted by Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Lenora A. Morsund, 78, of Poteau died Wednesday, April 18, 2012, in Heavener.Â
Lenora was born Aug. 20, 1933, in Cameron to J.H. and Gussie (Sharp) Higginbotham.Â She was a homemaker.Â Lenora was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, John Morsund.Â She worked in the craft and fabric department at Walmart for more than 20 years.Â She loved her family very much and her church family.Â She loved to read her Bible, finding strength from the scriptures.Â She loved nature and seeing the flowers bloom.