November 22nd, 2011
As I mentioned last week, this week will not have any high school basketball, other than teams having a practice or two, even a scrimmage, due to Thanksgiving Break.
The only activity going on this week is compliments of the Carl Albert State College basketball teams. After playing the Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference openers Monday night at home against Western Oklahoma State College, the CASC teams will be in holiday weekend events Friday and Saturday, the women in Kansas City, Kan., and the men in Plano, Texas.
I've been blessed for the past 10 days in seeing three of the smaller school in Leflore County boys basketball teams play. I have seen Cameron, Wister and Leflore play. I believe that any one of these three schools could be a major player in the 2012 Leflore County Tournament.
Spiro, Heavener, Talihina and Poteau had better be on watch for any of these three as they could claim the title.
I saw Cameron defeat Wister by a point, but I believe that the Savages might be the sleeper in the tournament.
LeFlore County Emergency Management, EMS, the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department and other law enforcement agencies are in the south part of the county assisting a number of people stranded by flood waters.
Reports that massive flooding between Cedar Lake and Big Cedar as well as in the Wister area have washed away camping trailers and vehicles. There have been a number of swift water rescues since approximately 8 p.m.
This following a flood warning issued earlier by the National Weather Service.
BOKOSHE â€” In one last high school basketball match-up of two LeFlore County schools, each one got a win.
The Leflore Savages handled the Bokoshe Tigers 53-4, while the Lady Tigers clawed past the Lady Savages 54-22 Thursday night at Bokoshe Tigers Fieldhouse.
WHITESBORO â€” The Whitesboro High School basketball teams got a pair of wins Thursday night to enter Thanksgiving Break on a high note.
The Bulldogs got not only their first win of the season, but got new Coach Wayne Tucker his first win as â€™Dogs' coach as they clawed the Buffalo Valley Buffaloes 61-39. That came on the heels of a 53-43 come-from-behind victory by the Lady Bulldogs over the Lady Buffaloes.
The Whitesboro Junior High School teams split their games with Buffalo Valley. The Lady Bulldogs won to remain undefeated on the season, but the â€™Dogs lost by three points.
The 2011 LeFlore County high school football season end in a rough way on Nov. 11. The county had two teams, the Heavener Wolves in Class 2A and the Arkoma Mustangs in Class C.
Unfortunately for both teams, it was a one-and-done trip to the postseason as the Wolves lost 47-7 in Stroud to Class 2A's third-ranked Tigers, while the eighth-ranked Mustangs suffered a 54-8 loss to No. 6 Covington-Douglas.
But as I reflect on the 2011 LeFlore County high school football season, there will be a lot of things which stand out.
The Boys and Girls Club of LeFlore County will have a basketball tournament for boys and girls in grades three through six Dec. 3-4 at the Pansy Kidd Middle School Gym.
Cost to enter is $100 per team. Registration forms are available at the LCBGC office at 205 Dewey Avenue, Suite 6 in downtown Poteau. For additional information, call David Deaton at (918) 647-7136.
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The Oklahoma State University 2011 Christmas Baseball Camps will be next month at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater.
Every year for the last seven years Jim Berngen has put together a community Thanksgiving dinner. Every year the number of meals prepared during the dinner has increased dramatically. This year is no different, he is expecting a large crowd.
Berngen said donations for the dinner are still needed. He said he has plenty of corn and green beans but is still looking for things like canned sweet potatoes, cranberry sause, brown and serve rolls and deserts of all kinds including sugar free.
Jerry Allen Patton, 67, of Poteau died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark. Jerry was born July 15, 1944, in Lequire to James Wiley and Myrtle Pauline (Nelson) Patton. Jerry was retired from Rheem and was a veteran of the U.S. Army who served in Vietnam. He was a member of the Poteau Masonic Lodge, 32nd Degree Mason. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James Earl Patton, and stepdaughter, Trisha.
A Pocola man has asked to speak before the LeFlore County Commissioners on Monday regarding allegations that a former county employee was committing crimes while he was at work. Monti Richison is on the agenda to speak to the commissioners but it has not been said who the former employee is.
The agenda for the meeting is as follows:
NOTICE AND AGENDA OF REGULAR MEETING
NOVEMBER 18, 2011
THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, LEFLORE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, HAS SCHEDULED