April 30th, 2012
Floyd Russell Clinton, 65, of Rock Island died Friday, April 27, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at Ellis Chapel Cemetery, Wister, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
Laverne Henson, 70, of Cameron died Friday, April 27, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â She was born Jan. 11, 1942, at Mena, Ark., to James Cornelius and Gertrude L. (Mills) Moore.Â She was a faithful Jehovahâ€™s Witness since September 1961.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister Imajene Bryant.Â
Laverne is survived by her husband, Dorsey Wayne Henson of the home; a brother, James R. Moore of Cameron; a sister Norma Evans of Poteau; numerous nieces and nephews; other family, friends and loved ones. Â
Earl C. Seaton, 88, of Spiro, died Saturday, April 28, 2012, in Spiro.Â Earl was born Oct. 7, 1923, in Lavaca, Ark., to O.H. and Elvia (Wise) Seaton.Â He was a U.S. Army veteran. Earl was a mechanic, working at Turman-Pierce for years.Â He was a farmer and rancher.Â Earl was a wonderful father and grandfather.
CAMERON â€” Last fall, the Cameron Yellowjackets missed out on two trips to state, losing both the championship and consolation championship game in the Class A Regional Tournament. The same ill fate happened to them once more.
The Yellowjackets lost 6-4 to the Wright City Lumberjax in the title game of the Class A Regional Tournament Thursday afternoon.
Cameron reached the regional title game as it outlasted Okay 11-10 in Friday afternoon's first game.
McALESTER â€” There will be LeFlore County representation at next week's state slow-pitch softball tournament.
The Heavener Lady Wolves won the Class 5A Regional Tournament Thursday afternoon by outlasting the Henryetta Lady Knights 6-5 in nine innings in the championship game. Earlier in the day, the Lady Wolves beat the Valliant Lady Bulldogs 11-8.
The Lady Wolves will play Blanchard at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Class 5A State Tournament at Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City.
MUSKOGEE â€” Last fall, one Muskogee County team, the Fort Gibson Lady Tigers, beat the Poteau Lady Pirates in the Class 4A Fast-Pitch Regional Tournament to deny the Lady Pirates a trip to state. Thursday afternoon in the Class 6A Slow-Pitch Regional Tournament, another Muskogee County team dashed state-tournament hopes for Poteau.
The Lady Pirates lost 11-4 to the Muskogee Lady Roughers in Thursday's regional title game to end Poteau's season.
DEWAR â€” If there was such a thing as a gut-wrenching loss, the Howe Lady Lions softball team may have suffered it Thursday afternoon in the Class 3A Regional Tournament.
After tying the game with a two-run seventh inning, the Preston Lady Pirates scored once in the ninth inning to down the Lady Lions 6-5 to end their season.
The Lady Lions (8-12) scored twice in the first and fourth innings for a 4-0 lead, only to see the Lady Pirates cut the deficit to 4-3 by the sixth inning.
SPIRO â€” The Spiro Bulldogs took the first step in reaching this year's Class 3A State Tournament. The Bulldogs swept the Heavener Wolves by scores of 14-2 and 18-8 to win the Class 3A District Tournament on Thursday.
The â€™Dogs (19-10) will find out Monday where and who they will play in next week's Class 3A Regional Tournament.
The Wolves end the season at 7-14.
WISTER â€” The Wister Wildcats are a third of the way to defending their Class 2A state title.
The Wildcats swept the Panama Razorbacks by scores of 8-0 and 12-0 to win the Class 2A District Tournament on Thursday.
The â€™Cats (19-2) will find out Monday who and where they will play in next week's Class 2A Regional Tournament.
The Hogs end the season at 7-11.
In the opener, the game was scoreless until the fourth inning when the Wildcats scored three runs for a 3-0 lead.
POCOLA â€” The Pocola Indians baseball team had to wait one more day for the chance to celebrate a district title once again.
The Indians split the first two games of the Class 2A District Tournament Friday with the Sallisaw-Central Tigers, taking the nightcap 9-1 after losing 6-5 in the opener.
In the nightcap, Tanner Francis dominated the Tigers as he struck out six batters in a complete-game win.