January 9th, 2013
Launa Belle Turner of Poteau died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark. She was born Jan. 19, 1934, in Bokoshe to Jacob Louis and Ola Belle (Peerson) Cloud. She was a homemaker, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and devoted Jehovahâ€™s Witness.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Doyle Gene Turner; two sons, Danny Gene Turner and Timothy Wesley Turner; two brothers; a sister; and a great-grandson.
Richard Allen Hawthorne of Shady Point died Dec. 22, 2012, in Shady Point. Richard was born Dec. 29, 1935, in Jenny Lind, Ark., to Richard W. and Grace Reynolds (Myers) Hawthorne. He was retired from the U.S. Navy. Richard was a member of the First Step of Faith Church in Poteau.Â Â
Survivors include his wife, Jacletia of the home; daughter, Karen Hawthorne of the home; sons, Rick Hawthorne of Paris, Texas, and Willie Hawthorne of Dixon, Calif.; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; sister, Doris Clifton; and brother, Donald Hawthorne of Shady Point; other relatives and loved ones.
Daryl Eugene Todd, 63, of Spiro died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark. He was born March 22, 1949, at Riverside, Calif., to Gordon and Virginia (Chrisenbery) Todd. He was a self-employed hoof trimmer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Dennis Byrd; and one sister, Tammy Ybanez.
Despite getting 21 points from Adrion Webber, it wasnâ€™t enough for the Carl Albert State College Vikings in their 83-73 loss to the Eastern Oklahoma State College Mountaineers in the second game of Monday nightâ€™s action at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Despite getting 18 points from former Heavener Lady Wolf Skylar Cooper, the Lady Vikings fell 91-73 to the Lady Mountaineers.
The CASC teams will return to action Thursday night at home as they will entertain Redlands Community College at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse. The womenâ€™s contest will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the menâ€™s game at 8 p.m.
MUSKOGEE â€” The Spiro High School basketball teams bounced back from their losses Friday night in Poteau with wins on Monday in the 2013 Bedouin Shrine Classic.
The Bulldogs clawed Summit Christian 78-59, while the Lady Bulldogs were too much for Porter Consolidated in a 53-17 rout.
The â€™Dogs will play Oktaha, a 71-29 winner over Graham (Weleetka), at 6 p.m. Friday in the championship semifinals at Muskogee High School.
RED OAK â€” It was a rough start to the week for the Wister High School basketball teams as they suffered a pair of losses to Red Oak on Monday night at C.C. Gillespie Fieldhouse.
The Lady Eagles began the night with a 60-41 victory over the Lady Wildcats, then the Eagles soared over the â€™Cats by a score of 72-31.
WISTER â€” While there was an upset on opening day of the 2013 LeFlore County Junior High Tournament, that upset didn't happen at the Wister High School gym.
All the top seeds in action at the home of the Wildcats all were victorious on Day 1.
On the boys side, the top-seeded Wister Wildcats clawed the Bokoshe Tigers 56-27, and the Spiro Bulldogs did likewise to the Panama Razorbacks by the score of 43-21.
Girls winners on Monday were No. 2 Hodgen, No. 6 Wister and No. 8 Talihina. The second-seeded Lady Bulldogs had little problems in defeating the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs 39-12.