October 12th, 2012
Melvin Ray Roberts, 59, of Van Buren, Ark., died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, in Van Buren.Â He was born Oct. 4, 1953, in Poteau to Willie and Vera (Godwin) Roberts.Â He was a carpenter.Â He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Weldon and Bob Roberts.Â
Jacob Ulmon Hollan, 22, of Konawa, formerly of the Summerfield / Reichert area, died Thursday, Oct. 12, at Konawa. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the Leflore School gymnasium. Burial will be in Summerfield Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener.
LaVerne Ward, 78, of Poteau died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. LaVerne was born Dec. 27, 1933, in Haywood to Earnest Daniel and Mable L. (Pollard) Gray.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Hezzy Ronald â€śBoâ€ť Ward and sister, Earlene Brannon. She was a homemaker. LaVerne was a member of the Pleasant Valley Free Will Baptist Church for over 45 years. She loved gardening and reading. She loved her church and her family and fellowshipping with them all.
Earlier this season, the Arkansas Razorbacks had a shot at No. 1 Alabama. Tonight, the Poteau Pirates will get that opportunity.
The Pirates (4-2, 1-2 in District 4A-4 play) will travel to meet the top-ranked Tulsa Cascia Hall Commandos (6-0, 3-0) at 7:30 p.m. tonight.
â€śWe're excited about the game,â€ť said Greg Werner, Poteau's first-year coach. â€śThere's one of two ways you can take it. You can say, 'Oh, no, it's here,' or you can get excited about the chance to play them. We're excited to get this chance.â€ť
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District 4A-4 Standings
Team District Overall +/-
Fort Gibson 3-0 6-0 +45
It may not be the high school football postseason yet, but it will likely feel like it tonight at Spiro's McClain Stadium.
The Heavener Wolves will visit the Spiro Bulldogs for a crucial District 3A-8 contest, beginning at 7:30 p.m. tonight.
The Wolves (3-3 overall, 1-2 in district play) are coming off a tough loss to the Checotah Wildcats, falling 48-18 last Friday night at Harvey Stadium.
It will be a big District 2A-6 showdown at 7:30 p.m. tonight when the Pocola Indians come calling on the Hartshorne Miners. The winner will take a stronghold on second place in the district.
The LeFlore County Bass Club's 2012 Classic Tournament took place last weekend at Firefly Landing on Broken Bow Lake. There were 30 boats in the two-day tournament. A total of 55 anglers caught 124 total fish, which had a combined weight of 257.89 pounds. The average fish weighed 2.08 pounds, and 10 limits were caught.
The 2012 champions are Keith Griffith and Gary Steelman, who hauled in 30.65 pounds to pocket $3,400.
Rosanna Lee Wade, 34, of Hodgen died Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 in Fort Smith, Ark. No services are planned. Cremation is under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home.
Donna Jean (Rogers) Shaw, 76, of Poteau died Sept. 13, 2012, in Oklahoma City. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau.