September 20th, 2012
Chris Bunch, Spiro's football coach, said back in the preseason in August that he hoped that his Bulldogs and the Stigler Panthers, who are the favorite to win District 3A-8, would meet later in the season â instead of the district opener as they will at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Stigler.
The Panthers (2-1) have won two straight games â beating Hartshorne 39-6 after winning 33-2 over Okmulgee the week before. Stigler opened the season with a 26-21 loss to Hilldale.
KINTA â The 2012 fall baseball regular season ended on a high note for the Leflore Savages as they routed the Kinta Eagles 11-1 Monday afternoon in their tune-up game for the Class B District Tournament, which will be today and Friday in Stuart.
This year has been a tough one on our family, particularly my parents. They have lost a daughter, a mother/mother-in-law and a brother/brother-in-law.
A couple weeks ago, my mom wrote a tribute to my grandmother, Dorothy Midgley, and the Thursday it was printed her youngest brother V.J. Sampson passed away in Ardmore from complications from polio that he had when he was 6 years old.
I asked her if she would write one for him, too, and here it is:
What can I say about my little brother, V.J. Sampson? He was the last of nine kids and was never content to just sit back and watch.
An investigation by several agencies resulted in the seizure of what is being called the largest marijuana growing operation ever found in LeFlore County.
According to an Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics spokesperson, several weeks of investigation culminated Tuesday night after OBN agents, members of the District 16 Drug Task Force, LeFlore County Sheriffâs Department, Poteau Police Department, U.S. Forestry Service, assisted by the County Commission District 3 staff, launched a raid on the operation. One man was arrested and four others fled the location on foot.
Sherry Ann Hollan, 61, of Red Oak died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, in Oklahoma City. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Wister School Cafetorium.Â Burial will be in Wister Cemetery, under the direction of Jones Harkins Funeral Home, Wilburton.
Lula Faye (Green) VanVeKoven, 79, of Poteau passed away peacefully under the watchful eyes of the nurses and staff members at Select Specialty Hospital in Fort Smith, Ark., on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at 4:06 a.m. Born Feb. 23, 1933, in Williams, she was the youngest of two children born to native Oklahomans William A. âJudeâ Green and Edith Naomi (Hobbs) Green.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Jeffrey Rolf, 41, of 303 North Ave. in Poteau in connection with an Aug. 22 search of his home by Poteau Police and the District 16 Drug Task Force.
He was arrested on Wednesday and was being held in the LeFlore County Detention Center.
GREENWOOD, Ark. â It was a rough Saturday of Bandit League football for the Poteau teams as they went 1-3 on the day against host Greenwood.
The only Poteau team that won was the fifth-grade squad, which posted a 38-0 victory.
The sixth-grade team suffered a 40-6 loss to Greenwood.
The fourth-grade Poteau team lost a heart-breaking 16-12 contest to Greenwood.
The third-grade squad lost 12-6 to Greenwood.
The Poteau teams will return home this Saturday against Van Buren (Ark.) White at Costner Stadium.