February 14th, 2013
On Thursday of last week, I left home to attend â€śUncleâ€ť Don Barnes' funeral service. Howard â€śRoy D. Mercerâ€ť Cagle had a sheet of plywood he was delivering to my shop. Now, here's where things get complicated.
Things will heat up today when the 17th annual Chili Cooking Contest kicks off at Carl Albert State College.
The competition will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second floor of the Costner-Balentine Student Center.Â Â
Tickets are $7 and cover all-you-can-eat chili, hot dogs, drinks and desserts.
Prizes will be awarded to those who make the tastiest chili. Several door prizes will also be given away and a silent auction will feature an array of items.
Six Poteau High School wrestlers will have one last chance to make it to state before hanging up their singlets for good.
Will Longenbaugh (126 pounds), Tyler Tustin (138), Grant Wilson (152), Kyle Kingrey (160), Derek Francis (170) and Gabe Sanchez (195) will participate in the two-day Class 4A regional Tournament in Glenpool, which will begin Friday.
Talihina's wrestlers will be in the Class 3A Regional Tournament the same two days at Berryhill High School in Tulsa in hopes of making state.
The Wister athletes are giving away a Massimo gas powered buggy along with many other prizes including several guns on Saturday. A $20 ticket will get you a chili dinner for you and your family, and a chance to win the many prizes.
The last ticket drawn will win the buggy, and they give away something every 25 or 50 tickets. It is a good time with good people for a good cause.
If you havenâ€™t got your ticket yet, go see a Wister athlete or head down to Wister Food and pick one up. However, you better hurry because they are going fast.
Have a great week!
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The Poteau Lady Pirates celebrated Senior Night on Tuesday at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse, and sent their three seniors â€” Shelby Standridge, Brenna Vise and Colleen Peterson â€” out in style. For the third time this season, the Lady Pirates dominated the Heavener Lady Wolves in posting a 65-49 victory.
However, the visiting Wolves spoiled Senior Night for the Pirates, who beat them 44-43 on a last-second, coast-to-coast drive for a layup by Jarrett Lowrimore on Jan. 11 in Heavener. The Wolves avenged that loss with a 59-46 win over the Pirates.
ANTLERS â€” The regular season ended on a sour note for the Talihina High School basketball teams Tuesday night as they were swept by host Antlers.
The Lady Bearcats took the rubber game of three games this season with the Lady Golden Tigers, posting a 36-30 win, which was followed by the â€™Cats' 10th straight victory in a 53-46 win over the Golden Tigers.
While Class 4A, 3A and 2A playoffs will not begin until Friday, Class A and B basketball teams which are still alive in postseason play will begin the second stage of playoff games today and tonight in regional tournaments.
Class A Regional Tournament
Cameron vs. Smithville, 1:30 and 3 p.m.
Class B Regional Tournaments
Whitesboro girls vs. Graham (Weleetka), 1:30 p.m.
Leflore boys vs. Eagletown, 3 p.m.
Whitesboro boys vs. Kinta, 8 p.m.
Bokoshe girls vs. Lomega, 6:30 p.m.
Class A Regional Tournament
Three LeFlore County junior high teams are a win away from making it to the Organization of Rural Elementary Schools (ORES) State Tournament next week in Shawnee.
In the Division II Area Tournament at McAlester's Frink-Chambers Middle School, the Hodgen Lady Bulldogs beat Broken Bow Holly Creek 47-14 last weekend and will play Brushy at 7 p.m. Friday at the same site for a trip to the state tournament. If the Lady Bulldogs lose, they can still go to state by winning the consolation championship at 5 p.m. Saturday against the winner of Friday's game between Holly Creek and Idabel Denison.
Lake Wister and Talimena state parks have joined together to promote a heart healthy hiking program this year.
A hike will take place each month, alternating between the two state parks.
The next hike will take place at Lake Wister State Park's Wards Landing Campground on March 9.
All hikes will begin at 1 p.m.
Bottled water will be provided at each month's hike.
For additional information, call Harold or Mary Keyser at Talimena State Park at (918) 567-2052 or e-mail them at email@example.com.
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