May 24th, 2012
There were several winning duos at Tuesday's Wolf Ridge Ladies Golf Association 2-Player Scramble at Wolf Ridge Golf Course.
Brenda Dandy and Eva White won the championship flight title with a 61. Joanne Winstead and Cheri Gosey were second (68), while April Peterson and Marilyn Davis were third (68).
The first flight title went to Cindy Farrell and Prissy Buchanan, who had a team score of 69. Kay Chitwood and Norma Landers were second (71), and Tammy Best and Catherine Young came in third (71).
The 2012 Poteau Pirate Red-White Scrimmage will take place at 4 p.m. Friday at Costner Stadium. Admission to the game will be towels.
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The Wayne Husak/Memorial Day Tournament will take place Saturday and Sunday at Choctaw Country Club. Entry fee for the two-man tournament is $100. The format will be 18-hole low ball on Saturday and an 18-hole scramble on Sunday.
For additional information, call (918) 647-3488.
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This is the time of the year when I really love my job. Donâ€™t get me wrong, I canâ€™t think of anything else I would rather be doing for a living (except maybe fishing or hunting), but I do love my summers off.
Now when I say â€śoff,â€ť you must understand that I still coach summer baseball teams and junior high basketball league teams, and take kids to sports camps all through the month of June. With school being out, there is a time in between those things to fish and spend time with my family.
Iva Dell Kennedy, 90, of Talihina, died Monday, May 21, 2012, in Talihina. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at the Whitesboro Baptist Church. Burial will be in Whitesboro Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Jason Edward Laxson, 31, of Fort Smith, Ark., died Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in Fort Smith.Â Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26, at Trinity Baptist Church in Pocola under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Pocola.
Lucille E. Midgley, 86, of Poteau went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, in Poteau.
Lucille was born March 7, 1926 in Stuart to James and Pauline (Carpenter) Casey.Â She was a homemaker.Â Lucille was a member of the Church of God Seventh Day in Wister.Â She was a woman of God.Â Lucille was married to Harrell Midgley on October 4, 1945, in Stockton, Calif.; his devoted wife for 66 years.
She was a licensed back seat driver.Â Lucille was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.Â
HOWE â€” Several All-State honors came the way of three graduating senior Howe High School basketball players.
Brianna Hillebrand and Jared Brown were each named to the 2012 Indian All-State Basketball Teams. They will play in the 2012 Indian All-State Games June 16 at Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartlesville. Hillebrand's game will take place at 6 p.m., followed by Brown's game at 7:30 p.m.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The Oklahoma City Thunder closed out the Western Conference semi-finals with the Los Angeles Lakers by pushing the Lakers past their breaking point and dominating the game late to win 106-90.
Kobe Bryant scored 42 points, but the Thunder shut down the rest of the team and were content to let him score. Bryant had no assists in the game, and it was apparent early on the he was looking to score at every opportunity.
Russell Westbrook took over in the third to put the Thunder up, and Kevin Durant hit two 3-point baskets early in the fourth to seal the deal.