September 2nd, 2011
Tonight's 7:30 p.m. kickoff to begin the season at home against the Keota Lions could not have gotten here any slower for the Arkoma Mustangs.
â€śIt's going pretty slow right now,â€ť Arkoma Coach Mark Weatherton said on Tuesday. â€śI keep waking up, thinking it's Friday â€” but it's not. It's something that we've been looking forward to. The kids are real excited. I'm just as excited to get it going. But it's dragging right now.â€ť
So far, the Bokoshe Tigers football team has not had as much time on the field as first-year Coach Tyler Massey would like.
First of all, school did not begin until Aug. 24, and until school began not all the players were at preseason practices. In fact, the Tigers did not even have a preseason scrimmage, where most, if not all, teams had two.
Tonight's season opener against Porum at 7:30 p.m. at home will be the first game-like situation in which the Tigers will have participated this season.
Last year, the Pocola Indians opened the 2010 football season on the road against Hulbert. This year, they'll open the 2011 campaign at 7:30 p.m. tonight at John Carter Field â€” not against Hulbert, however.
The Indians will welcome a new team to town, Tulsa Regent Prep â€” which is a very unknown opponent.
At this time last year, the Talihina Golden Tigers were one of the favorites to be successful in Class 2A. Now, with the group of the Class of 2011 graduating, it's time for the younger players to shine. They will get that chance for the first time in 2011 when they travel to meet the Haileyville Warriors at 7:30 p.m. tonight.
The Poteau Lady Pirates won last year's LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Tournament, and they have only lost once so far this fall season.
Based upon those facts, the Lady Pirates were named the top seed for this season's LeFlore County Tournament, which will be Sept. 12-15 at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
Four teams received byes into the winner's-bracket quarterfinals. Along with Poteau, getting byes were second-seed Spiro, third-seed Panama and fourth-seed Panama.
As last year, there will only be 12 teams in the field, instead of the usual 13 â€” but there is a change.
Football season is finally here! High schools and colleges across the country will be butting helmets tonight and Saturday. The Poteau Pirates will open their season at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Costner Stadium agains the Checotah Wildcats.
The Poteau Bandits (the third-fourth grade and fifth-sixth grade teams) will travel to play Sallisaw beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday. For a lot of these players, this will be their first football game, which is both exciting and frustrating.
Larry Miller, 67, of
Bokoshe died Tuesday,
Aug. 30, 2011. Services
will be held Saturday, Sept.
3, at 10 a.m. at the Bokoshe
Assembly of God.
Arrangements are under the
direction of Mallory-Martin
Funeral Home, Spiro.
Olen â€śPossâ€ť David Earls,
73, of Heavener died
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011 in
Fort Smith, Ark. He was
born July 5, 1938, in
Independence. Services will
be held Friday, Sept. 2, at
10 a.m. at the First Baptist
Church in Heavener.
Arrangements are under the
direction of Dowden
Funeral Home Heavener.
Mildred Pauline Kilgore, 94, of Poteau
died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011 in Monroe.
Mildred was born July 6, 1917, in Hon,
Ark., to John D. and Winnie (Black)
Chester. She was a nurse. Mildred was a
member of the Pleasant Valley Free Will
Baptist Church in Poteau. She was preceded
in death by her parents; granddaughter,
Michelle Gassaway; son, Thomas M;
sister, Dovie Ruyle.
Survivors include five daughters and sons-in-law,
Jeanette and Ralph LaRosa of Monroe, Sonja and Wilburn
Clark of Protem, Mo., Anna and Donnie Weaver of
Monroe, Winnie and Ron Plate of Soldontna, Alaska,
A Spiro man is facing felony
charges in the LeFlore
District Court after he allegedly
stole then wrecked a
truck then fled the scene.
Nicholas Guinn, 19, has
been formally charged with
larceny of an automobile and
leaving the scene of an accident
involving damage stemming
from an incident on
According to the affidavit,
Guinn was walking on North
Ash St. in Spiro when he
spotted a black Chevy pickup
owned by Trudy McKinney
parked on Park Lane. Guinn
reportedly got into the truck,
started it and drove away as
McKinneyâ€™s grandson came
from the home. The grandson