TALIHINA â€” The Talihina High School basketball teams and the Pocola Indians were opening-round winners at the 2012 Choctaw Nation Tournament on Thursday on Chris Gillespie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium.
The Lady Golden Tigers started Thursday's action with a 65-38 win over the Wister Lady Wildcats, while the Golden Tigers capped the first day's games with a 68-45 victory over the Lone Grove Longhorns.
The Indians handled the Sallisaw Black Diamonds 66-45.
WILBURTON â€” The Howe High School basketball teams have a chance to sweep blue bracket championships tonight at the Eastern Oklahoma State College Classic.
The Lions corralled the Arkoma Mustangs 68-37, while the Lady Lions clawed the McCurtain Lady Bulldogs 42-15 in championship semifinals Thursday night at EOSC's Claud C. Dunlap Fieldhouse.
The news wasn't as good for three other teams. The Bokoshe Lady Tigers suffered their first loss of the season as they fell 46-43 to the Gans Lady Grizzlies in the other blue bracket championship semifinal Thursday afternoon at EOSC.
GREENWOOD, Ark. â€” The host Greenwood High School basketball teams posted a sweep of Spiro on Thursday night on the second day of the H.B. Stewart Classic in a battle of Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs.
The Arkansas hosts won the boys game 80-75 and the girls contest 69-32.
The Spiro teams completed their three-game stay in the event with Friday games against Ozark, Ark.
Mattie M. Marshall, 88, of Kansas City, Kan., died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at her home.Â
Mattie was born April 29, 1924, in Ozark, Ark., to Jim and Esther Walls. Mattie married Floyd H. Waite and had five sons, Floyd, Jim, Larry, Roger and Carl. Mattie married William B. Marshall and had one daughter, Cindy Wiggins. Mattie worked for Riches Coin Laundry Mat for 39 years. Mattie is preceded in death by her husbands and two brothers, Sidney and J.C. Walls.
Betty Jo Dockery Holman, 85, of Sallisaw died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Sallisaw.
She was born Aug. 7, 1927, in Sallisaw to Dolly â€śEllaâ€ť Palmer and James Dockery. She married Hubert Holman April 8, 1948. She was the co-founder and owner of Wild Horse Mountain Bar-B-Que and longtime devoted member and prayer warrior of the Sallisaw Church of the Nazarene. She was a homemaker and served as a Cub Scout leader while living in California.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and two brothers, Bill Cheek and Walter Raney.
Laura â€śCharleneâ€ť King, 81, of Poteau, formerly of Heavener, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Heavener.
Walter Joe Cheely, 85, of Chino, Calif., died Nov. 12, 2012, in Chino.
Walter was born Oct. 5, 1927, in Shady Point to James and Maybelle (Foote) Cheely. He served two tours of duty in the U.S. Navy in Italy and Guam. He was a 1946 graduate of Poteau High School. He got his BA at Northeastern and later obtained his masterâ€™s degree. Walter taught school for two years at Fox, 10 years at Derby, Kan., and 30 years in California. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Charlene Stanley.
Ruth Wilson, 79, of Poteau died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Ruth was born July 6, 1933, in Glendale to Wilburn Perry and Ida Mae (Balentine) Glenn. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Poteau. She was a retired hair dresser. The love of Ruthâ€™s life was the Special Olympics and the Democratic Party. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers, Lawrence, Loren, Cecil, John, Oscar and Fred; and son, Jerry Bob Thompson.
Saturday, from noon until 3 p.m., the Heavener American Legion Post will play host for a Veterans Christmas Dinner.
The Rednecks and Reindeer fun run is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. at the Springhill Baptist Church in Monroe, followed by a barbecue dinner and auction fundraiser for the Bobbie and Frank Morrison family at 5 p.m.
Three LeFlore County cities will start their Christmas parades at 6 p.m. â€” Spiro, Talihina and Wister each have scheduled their parades to begin at the same time.
The Staff of Empire Finance wishes everyone Happy Holidays!