July 13th, 2012
Although the stifling temperatures have somewhat
subsided compared to the previous three weeks, the
potential for heat-related illness is still high.
Since June, when the ever-increasing record breaking
heat wave began, LeFlore County EMS has
treated more than 20 patients suffering from heat
cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. No heatrelated
fatalities have been recorded in the county
according to Dave Grovdahl, Director of LeFlore
County Emergency Medical Services.
A recent study released concluded 33 people died
from heat-related illnesses in 2011 in Oklahoma. The
ELK CITY â€” The Poteau Pirates OK Kids Midget baseball team won the 2012 Regional Tournament the hard way last week at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex. If they want to win the state title, they will have to do the same thing this week.
The Pirates lost their opening-round game 11-1 to the Clinton White, but stayed alive Thursday afternoon with a 2-1 nailbiting victory over Tecumseh.
CUSHING â€” The Poteau Buccaneers OK Kids PeeWee baseball team found itself two wins from a state title Thursday night.
The Buccaneers blanked the Cushing Tigers 10-0 Wednesday night in the winner's-bracket semifinals of the 2012 PeeWee State Tournament. They faced the Coleman BRW on Thursday night, with the winner being in the 6 p.m. Saturday state title game, while the loser will play at 8 p.m. tonight in the loser's-bracket final with a chance to get to the championship game.
WEATHERFORD â€” The Heavener Thunder found themselves a victory away from playing for the OK Kids Coach-Pitch State Tournament title game at 6 p.m. Saturday.
The Thunder routed Tuttle 14-5 in four innings in Wednesday night's winner's-bracket semifinals at Rader Park to advance to Thursday night's winner's-bracket final against Morrison, which outlasted the Caddo Bruins 11-10 on Wednesday.
CHANDLER â€” It was a short stay for the Wister Wildcats OK Kids prep baseball team at the 2012 State Tournament.
The Wildcats suffered a 3-1 loss to the Cushing Tigers on Wednesday, then lost 5-3 in seven innings to the host Chandler Lions Thursday afternoon to be eliminated from the tournament.
In Thursday's loss, the â€™Cats jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the opening inning on RBI double by Davey Bullard and an RBI single by Cody Holzhammer.
ROGERS, Ark. â€” The Eastern Oklahoma Riverdawgs Major American Legion baseball team suffered a pair of losses in a road doubleheader on Thursday, falling twice to Rogers by scores of 14-4 and 4-3.
The Riverdawgs will conclude their season with a 2 p.m. Saturday road twinbill against the Bartlesville Indians.
The last 2012 LeFlore County Bass Club open tournament will take place from 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Ward's Landing on Wister Lake. The entry fee is $40 per angler, and no dead fish.
For additional information, call the â€śJody Ray Fishing Hotlineâ€ť at (918) 649-7387.
â€śRiver Rat Summer Seriesâ€ť at Kerr
Mark Goines, the host of â€śHooked on Fishin',â€ť will have the latest installment of his â€śRiver Rat Summer Seriesâ€ť from 5:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Applegate Cove on Robert S. Kerr Reservoir. The entry fee is $40 per angler.
Fourth of July Party
An accused murderer was informed during a court appearance Wednesday that
he is facing the death penalty if convicted. Donnie Lee Harris Jr., 29, of Talihina, is accused of the first degree murder of his girlfriend, Kristi Ferguson, who was 25 at the time of her death. Harris is accused of setting Ferguson on fire after dousing her with gasoline. The couple were inside a home in Talihina when Harris set the fire, leaving several other people endangered when the home caught fire. Ferguson succumbed to her injuries in an Oklahoma City hospital. Harris, who was originally