September 7th, 2011
It's here. Next week will be the 2011 LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex. Games will begin Monday and end with the championship game (or games) on Thursday, Sept. 15.
Poteau was awarded the top seed, and the Lady Pirates took home the county championship last fall.
But this fall's event could be very interesting. Spiro, the No. 2 seed, has fallen to Poteau twice â€” each time by a single run.
Panama, the No. 3 seed, only got beat by Poteau 3-0 in last month's Lady â€™Back Classic, but the Lady Pirates did run rule them about a week later.
STILLWATER â€” There's a lot of high optimism on the side of the Oklahoma State Cowboys football team. This season is supposedly going to be their best since Coach Mike Gundy took over.
The good news was the Pokes handled the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns 61-34 Saturday night at Boone Pickens Stadium. However, while there were some good things Gundy saw, he also saw some not-so-good things.
Alfred C. Barnes, 63, of West Memphis, Ark., died
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, in Meridian, Miss. Alfred was
born Jan. 10, 1948, in Monroe to A.C. and Retha (Mitchell)
Barnes. He was a funeral director/embalmer. He owned
and operated Delta Mortuary Service in West Memphis.
Alfred was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Jones.
Survivors include his wife, Debra of the home; three
sons, Michael Barnes of Little Rock, Ark., Keith Barnes of
West Memphis, Christopher Barnes of Hampton, N.H.;
one grandson; his parents, A.C. and Retha Barnes of
Judy Gayle Rice of Charleston, Ark.,
died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, in Alamosa,
Colo., from injuries suffered in a motorcycle
accident. She was born March 8,
1947, in Fort Smith to Theodore Williams
and Betty Jo (Beshears) Williams. She was
Judy was a Health Records Service
Specialist for the North Logan Health Unit in Paris, Ark..
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9 at
Brotherton Funeral Home Chapel in Charleston with The
Rev. Bill Van Meter officiating. Burial will be at Caulksville
Cemetery in Caulksville, Ark., under the direction of
Eula Maye Stivers, 90, of Del City died
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, in Oklahoma
City. Maye was born Feb. 5, 1921, in
Leflore. She was the daughter of James
Franklin and Nannie Lou Borden.
She was preceded in death by her parents;
daughter, Sandra Pollard; brother,
Robert L. Borden; sisters, Ruth Mings,
Rubye Parks and Rilla Wyatt; grandson, Nathan Pollard.
Maye is survived by her daughter, Connie Stivers and
husband, John Nolen of Del City; granddaughter, Neile
Blackwell of Del City; grandson, Bryan Pollard and wife,
Deppa of Tahlequah; many loved nieces, nephews, and
Two local schools have
chosen to begin 2011-2012
school year 24/7 tobaccofree
Tobacco kills more
Oklahomans than alcohol,
auto accidents, AIDS, suicides,
murders and illegal
drugs COMBINED. To
combat the dangers of
tobacco use and protect
their students many schools
have chosen to adopt a 24/7
Tobacco Free School
In order to recognize the
importance of adult role
modeling for students during
formative years and to
provide a healthy environment
for students, staff,
patrons and visitors, the
Spiro and Howe School
Boards recently voted to
Jeremy Crites, left, of Reed Williams Insurance Agency and Jason Graves with The
Community State Bank prepare to serve up some burgers at the annual Tailgate
Party sponsered by Poteau Quarter Back Club before the first Poteau home football
A Poteau man was
arrested on federal charges
Wednesday after he allegedly
attempted to pay off a
witness in a case against
Tom Oakes, 64, of
Poteau was arrested on
charges of tampering with
a witness or victim after
an investigation into the
accusations by Alcohol,
Tobacco and Firearms
According to the criminal
complaint filed in the
United States Federal
Court, Oklahoma Eastern
District, on August 26,
Assistant United States
Attorney Shannon Henson
notified ATF Agent Curt
Collins, that John Albert,
who is a witness in a federal
case against Tom
As the teams entered their locker room at halftime, the Poteau Pirates appeared to be sitting in the catbird's seat, but after a verbal lashing by their coach at half time, the Checotah Wildcats came out in the second half and dominated the third quarter to actually gain the lead.
Poteau had to stage two fourth-quarter scoring drives to seal the 38-35 victory in the season opener Friday night at Costner Stadium.
ARKOMA â€” Led by the passing of Christian Davis and the receiving of Tyler Sweeten, the Arkoma Mustangs defeated Keota 34-20 in a game in which they never trailed.
The win avenged last year's 62-14 loss to the Lions in Keota to begin the 2010 season.