January 26th, 2012
Michelle Helton, 49, of Poteau died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, in Poteau. The family will hold a memorial service at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at New Hope Cemetery in Spiro. Cremation is under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau.
Roy â€śJuneâ€ť Eubanks Jr., 86, of Spiro died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, in Mount Triumph Baptist Church under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Vester Queen, 88, of Heavener died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at his home. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at the Loving Cemetery, Heavener, under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Alice D. Blake, 91, of Shady Point died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday Jan. 28, at Evans Chapel of Memories under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
William E. Whitton, 56, of Howe died Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.
William was born June 6, 1955, in Sebastopol, Calif., to Robert Easco and H. Lorraine (Smith) Whitton.Â He was a recycling engineer.Â William would give you the shirt off his back.Â He helped many in the community.Â You could not help but love him.Â
Susan Jayne Waymire, 62, of Poteau died Jan. 23, 2012.Â She was born May 28, 1949, in Omaha, Neb., to Richard Crumbliss and Ava Jayne Turner.Â She was an accountant for nursing homes and a devoted member of Immanuel Baptist Church.Â Susan demonstrated her love for people in her community by being a volunteer of Samaritanâ€™s Kitchen.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Herman Boyd Hollingsworth, 70, of Poteau died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Herman was born March 20, 1941, in Simms, Texas, to Frank James and HattieÂ Mae (Obneskey) Hollingsworth.Â He was a U.S. Military Publication Officer. He was in the Army Reserves for eight years.Â He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Lottie Insko, Ethel Malone; and brother, J.W. Hollingsworth.Â Â
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2012 Poteau High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Categories include: football, boys and girls basketball, baseball, fast-pitch and slow-pitch softball, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls track, boys and girls golf, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls all-around athlete, wrestling, coaching and support and service.
The deadline to submit nominations is March 30.
For additional information or to submit a nomination, call (918) 839-0394.
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The Poteau Pirates had a shot to do what no one else has done to this point â€” knock off Class 4A's No. 1 Roland Rangers â€” Tuesday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse. And for a brief moment in the final period, the Pirates had a lead on the undefeated Rangers. But in the end, foul problems ended up plaguing the Pirates as they lost 45-36.
It was a heartbreaking night for the Lady Pirates, who led for most of the game. But a late fourth-quarter rally, keyed by 3-point shooting by Roland's Sidney Walters, fueled a comeback victory for the Lady Rangers by a score of 54-49.
WISTER â€” Despite leading for most of the way, the Wister Wildcats had to hang on for dear life to down the Howe Lions 41-40 Tuesday night at the Wister Gym.
Spiro 52, Heavener 40: In Heavener, the Bulldogs had a tough game on the heels of their championship game win in the LeFlore County Tournament. The Wolves had a 7-6 lead after one period, but Spiro's 20-14 second period gave the â€™Dogs a 26-21 lead at halftime. After Heavener cut the deficit to 37-33 after three periods, Spiro used a 15-7 final quarter to seal the deal.