September 21st, 2012
IvaJo Shykes, 71, of Eufaula died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. She was born on Sept. 25, 1940, in Heavener. IvaJo loved her family, her children, her grandchildren, and her great-grandchild very much. IvaJo was preceded in death by her parents, Lula and Jodie Allison; and her grandson, Christopher Keith Shykes.
Funeral services for David Eric Wald, formerly of Poteau, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at First Christian Church in Lamont with burial in Pond Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Wilson Funeral Home, Pond Creek.
When anyone enters the Poteau Pirates football team's locker room, on the wall are several team goals. No. 8 â€” Beat Sallisaw. No. 9 â€” Go undefeated at home. If the Pirates achieve goal No. 9 tonight at Costner Stadium, it means the Pirates also achieved goal No. 8.
The Pirates (3-0) will welcome the archrival Black Diamonds (2-1) to town to open District 4A-4 play at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Costner Stadium.
â€śIt's nice to be home,â€ť said Greg Werner, Poteau's new coach. â€śIt's going to be special because this will probably be the largest crowd these players are going to play in front of.â€ť
For professional wrestling fans, grappler Bill Goldberg always said, â€śWho's next?â€ť as he was keeping a undefeated streak intact. If the Vian Wolverines football team and their fans ask that question, the answer is the Pocola Indians.
The Indians and Class 2A's top-ranked Wolverines will open District 2A-6 play at 7:30 p.m. tonight at John Carter Field.
Ches Brown of Bokoshe was the Week 3 winner of The Poteau Daily News' Pigskin Picks contest.
Brown successfully picked 10 of the 12 games, and was actually tied with a 10-2 record with other pickers.
However, Brown won the tiebreaker as he was closest to picking the final score of the Tulsa Webster-Poteau game from last week, which was won by the Pirates 21-0. Since Brown's prediction was closest to the actual final score, Brown got the nod as the winner and earned $25.
Entries for this week's contest must be in by 5 p.m. this afternoon.
Our Poteau Bandit League's fourth-grade team was in an exciting game Saturday in Greenwood, Ark. The Pirates scored on the opening drive, which was capped by Cole Hensley's 10-yard touchdown run. Colton Williamson's conversion was good, but was called back due to a holding penalty, so Poteau stayed ahead 6-0.
Two Greenwood possessions later, the host team scored and made its PAT to take an 8-6 lead. By the way, kicking an extra point is worth two points in Bandit League play.
Florine Heavener, 93, of the Conser community died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at her home. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Hodgen Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener.
Sherry Ann Hollan, 61, of Red Oak died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, in Oklahoma City.
For quite some time, Sept. 21, 2012, is a date which Poteau Pirate football players, coaches and fans have had etched in stone. Not only is it the District 4A-4 opener, but it is against archrival Sallisaw at 7:30 p.m. Friday night. One such individual is senior center/defensive lineman Logan Hildebrand.
â€śWe're just ready to play,â€ť he said. â€śWe've been ready since summer. We believe that it's our time.â€ť