September 14th, 2012
Bessie Cooper, 100, of Spiro died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at Lighthouse Church at the Crossroads with burial at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tenn., under the direction of Mallory Martin Funeral Home, Spiro. Visitation will be at 6 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Donna Jean (Rogers) Shaw, 76, of Poteau died Thursday, September 13, 2012, in Oklahoma City after a lengthy illness.Â Donna was born June 20, 1936, in Tacoma, Wash. She was a devoted mother, loving grandmother and great-grandmother. She always had a love for writing and for music.
A Spiro man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly bit and kicked officers.
Bryant Cooper, 22, of Spiro, was arrested on two counts of assault and batter on a police office, destruction of city property, disorderly conduct, driving under suspension and no insurance stemming following his arrest by Spiro Police Officer Theo Capes.
Cooper allegedly kicked at Capes after being placed in a patrol car and when officers tried to restrain his feet, he reportedly bit Spiro Officer Michael Draper.
An independent film released last weekend at the famed Toronto Film Festival has a tie to Poteau after a local business owner was given a speaking role.
Last summer Ryan Adams, with R.L. Sockey Construction, sent his photo to a casting agent to be an extra on a movie that was going to be doing some filming in Oklahoma.
â€śMy wife heard about it and told me I should send in my picture. She thought it would be fun,â€ť Adams said.
Pirates football team will hit the grass at Costner Stadium. They will see someone very familiar as the Pirates will entertain the Tulsa Webster Warriors at 7:30 p.m. tonight.
â€śThere's nothing like being at home, especially as much traveling as we've done,â€ť said Greg Werner, Poteau's new coach. â€śWe're very excited to be home.â€ť
The Pirates have done as well as possible, winning two games to begin the season â€” and two road games at that, 28-21 on Aug. 31 against Durant and last week's 18-15 victory over Van Buren, Ark.
The Heavener Wolves football team is hoping for happy homecoming tonight when it entertains the Gore Pirates at 7:30 p.m. at Harvey Stadium. Homecoming festivities will begin at 7 p.m.
Carl Lee, Heavener's first-year coach, is hoping that the players do not get too caught up in homecoming and forget about the Pirates.
â€śWe're trying to keep it as even keel as we can,â€ť Lee said. â€śIt's just another ball game. If we take care of business, we'll be all right. We need to enjoy homecoming, but we still have to focus on the game.â€ť
POCOLA â€” Rick Lang, Pocola's football coach, was hoping for a game where his Indians didn't have to pull one out of the fire â€” as in their opener, winning 35-34 over Tulsa Regent Prep with the game-winning score coming with 1:48 left to play. Lang was wanting a game where his team was in control from start to finish, and he got his wish in last Friday night's 49-0 rout of the Haileyville Warriors.
BOKOSHE â€” Most LeFlore County football teams had to endure a weather delay when last Friday night's rainstorms moved through the area. The Arkoma-Bokoshe game last week was no exception.
However, when the storm passed, it seemed like only the Mustangs were prepared to play football as they blanked the Tigers 48-0.
â€śI don't know if it was the (weather) delay or what,â€ť said Tyler Massey, Bokoshe's second-year coach. â€śThey (the Mustangs) were here, too, so they had to wait it out like we did. They came out ready to play, and we didn't.â€ť
The Spiro Bulldogs seem to be heading in the right direction, especially the way that last Friday night's home-opening 20-12 win over the Muldrow Bulldogs ended.
â€śI thought we had a better second half,â€ť said Chris Bunch, Spiro's coach. â€śWe didn't play very well in the first half, offensively or defensively. We came back and had a strong second half. We had some good defensive stands. Our quarterback (Trevon Mitchem) had a long touchdown run. We were able to take advantage of some breaks. (Jermaine) Jimmerson was steady for us in the backfield. We just were able to make something happen.â€ť
It was a pretty successful weekend for the Poteau Bandit League teams in Saturday's game against Van Buren, Ark., at Costner Stadium.
The fifth-grade team posted a 27-0 win over Van Buren. Mason Barcheers scored two touchdowns on runs of 68 and 43 yards. Dauntay Warren had a 32-yard TD run, while Hunter Sebo scored on a 41-yard run.
Christian Duncan threw a two-point conversion pass to Kass Fenton, while Sebo threw a pair of two-point conversion passes to Easton Francis.