July 28th, 2012
First off, I hope that all of you have had a happy and safe summer break. I've enjoyed the more relaxed stretch of the year when I don't have to worry about high school and Carl Albert State College athletics. There was just enough Legion baseball, camps and golf tournaments to keep me out of trouble.
However, I now have to get back to reality, which is the 2012-13 athletic season is just around the corner. In fact, I'm actually going to start getting ready for it next week.
Carl Albert State College Lady Viking Whitney Barnes, a 5-3 sophomore shooting guard from Indianola, has signed an NCAA Division II letter of intent with Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo., for the 2012-13 season.
Rockhurst is a member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference.
During the 2011-12 season, Whitney averaged 16.4 points per game, which ranked 48th in the NJCAA, a team high 5.6 rebounds per game, 2.9 assists per game and 1.8 steals a game.
Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings Basketball Coach Jeff Tadtman would like to announce his second group of recruits for the 2012-13 class.
Bernice Satterwhite, is a 5-7 point guard from Cincinnati.
Bernice will be a double threat at point guard, because she can score as well as getting her teammates involved.
Cree Conner is a 5-10 redshirt sophomore from Grand Prairie, Texas. Conner will provide the Lady Vikings with a blue collar player, which is a must for a successful season.
Carl Albert State College Assistant Softball Coach Megan Young will give softball lessons at $25 per hour to girls up through age 18.
To schedule a session or for additional information, call (580) 704-4517.
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Friday Couple Scrambles will take place at 5:30 p.m. every Friday at Wolf Ridge Golf Course. The entry fee is $15 per person for the nine-hole weekly event.
For additional information, call (918) 647-2582.
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The 2012 Poteau Quarterback Club Youth Football Camp will take place from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday through Wednesday at Costner Stadium.
Samantha Sue Shockey, 39, of Hackett, Ark., died Tuesday, July 17, 2012. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 28, at New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Kimmi Sarah Massey, 26,of Poteau died Saturday, July 21, 2012, in Poteau. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 29, at the House of Hope Church in Poteau under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
John â€śSonnieâ€ť Fullen, 64, of Shady Point died Thursday, July 26, 2012, in Fort Smith. Sonnie was born July 9, 1948, in Poteau to John Hoyt and Modean (Seaborn) Fullen. He was a general contractor. Sonnie was a member of the Calhoun Baptist Church and the Poteau Masonic Lodge.Â
Storms struck LeFlore County Thursday evening at approximately 6 p.m. leaving several residents in Arkoma without electricity.
According to Emergency Management Director Michael Davidson, the severe weather caused considerable damage to the OG&E power grid in Arkoma. The residents are expected to be out of power possible until tomorrow.
To help combat the sweltering heat, a cooling center is being opened at the Arkoma First Baptist Church Gym. Doors will open at 9 a.m. and will remain open until electrical power is restored.
TULSA â€” Megan Brownâ€™s time of playing basketball goes way back.
Sheâ€™s been involved, â€śever since I could dribble the ball,â€ť she said. â€śAbout when I was 3 or 4.â€ť
But Wednesday night marked the last time the Howe High School graduate played an official game on the hardwood, as she played for the East in the All-State Small School Girls Basketball Game at the Oral Roberts University Mabee Center. She got to start and scored just six points. But they were big, consisting of a pair of 3-point baskets. She also made her share of contributions in blocking.