November 19th, 2012
Billy Don Harper, 57, of Spiro died Friday. Nov. 16, 2012. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at First Baptist Church under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Ernest Marshall Sinclair Sr., 61, of Poteau, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.Â Services were held Monday, Nov. 19, at Evans Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Jack Covey officiating under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
Margaret Ellen Stone, 69, of Poteau died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Poteau.
Margaret was born Jan. 11, 1943, in Monroe to Benny Fred and Marie (House) Burden. Margaret was a dental assistant and worked at the CASC Bookstore.
GANS â€” The Cameron High School basketball teams entered the Thanksgiving Week Break by splitting their road games Friday night against Gans.
The Yellowjackets won their third straight game this week by stinging the Grizzlies 57-37, but the Lady â€™Jackets were handled by the Lady Grizzlies 64-32.
The games were originally scheduled for Cameron, but since the gym floor was being redone the games were moved to Gans. The same two schools will hoop it up Nov. 26 at Cameron â€” which was the original date the teams were to have met in Gans.
ARKOMA â€” The 2012-13 basketball season began Thursday night for Arkoma High School, which saw its teams split their openers against Cameron at the Arkoma Gym.
The Lady Mustangs used a late surge to hold off the Lady Yellowjackets 39-33, but the â€™Jackets won for the second straight game as they spoiled the debut of new Arkoma boys coach Chester Johnson as they downed the Mustangs 65-54.
LEFLORE â€” The Leflore Savages got their second straight win this week, and, in turn, spoiled the season opener for the Bokoshe Tigers as they posted a 61-20 win Thursday night at the Leflore Gym.
The Savages, who entered the game after Tuesday night's upset of Class B's sixth-ranked Kinta Eagles, jumped out to a 24-5 lead after one period to take control of the game.
LEFLORE â€” The 2012-13 basketball season got started in fine fashion for the Bokoshe Lady Tigers as they won their opener 58-28 over the Leflore Lady Savages on Thursday night at the Leflore Gym.
The Lady Tigers jumped out to a 15-4 lead after a period and never looked back.
Red Oak 65, Whitesboro 29: At Red Oak, the host Lady Eagles jumped out to an 18-2 lead after one period and never looked back.
The 2012 Poteau Football Banquet, which took place Friday night at the Bob Lee Kidd Civic Center, was not your ordinary football banquet. For one thing, the guest speaker was a Steve Edwards, Glenpool's football coach. As Greg Werner, Poteau's first-year coach, introduced the speaker, he made known to the crowd that Edwards handed him two losses while at Broken Bow, one in the Class 4A state semifinals and the other in the state title game.
WARNER â€” Talihina started slow, which is not normal for the Golden Tigers, but they parlayed a couple of late scores and rock solid defense to hand the Warner Eagles their first defeat of the season by the score of 29-8 in a Class A second-round playoff game Friday night.
The Golden Tigers (11-1) will entertain the Cashion Wildcats at 7:30 p.m. next Friday at Doc Robinson Stadium in the Class A state quarterfinals.