April 28th, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The bad news for the Poteau Pirates golf team was for the first time this season they did not place in a tournament.
However, the good news was they had by far their best tournament of the season as they were eighth at the Class 4A Preview, which took place Monday at Lake Hefner North Golf Course. The Pirates had a team score of 307, but were well behind the team champion Heritage Hall (283).
David White, 64, of Talihina died Wednesday, April 25, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at the Falfa Baptist Church with Carrol Fitzgerald officiating. Burial will be in Old Town Cemetery, Tuskahoma, under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
David Eugene Taylor, 68, of Spiro died Tuesday, April 24, 2012. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 30, at Mallory-Martin Chapel under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
A man accused of possessing child pornography appeared in District Court Thursday morning as proceedings continue.
Marty Hester, 52, of Hodgen, appeared before Special Judge Jeff Singer with his defense attorney Rob Cowan present. Hester, who was arrested in October, appeared for his preliminary hearing. After consulting with his attorney, Hester signed a waiver declining his rights to a preliminary hearing and was set for District Court Arraignment on May 30.
Once again, the Poteau Pirates soccer team is playoff bound. The 2012 Class 4A playoffs will begin at 7 p.m. tonight on the road against the Catoosa Indians.
For five Pirate seniors, this marks the stretch drive of their high school soccer careers.
â€śI really haven't thought about it that way,â€ť forward/midfielder Spencer Hall said. â€śI guess it's kind of sad, but it's motivating us to try to keep it going for as long as we can.â€ť
The 2012 Poteau High School Sports Hall of Fame inductees have been announced by the selection committee.
For football, the inductees are Jim Craig, Chris Odom, Michael Thompson, Ed Green, Bob Dorey, Leon Wyatt, Howard Florence, Nik McDaniel and Samuel Brown. McDaniel is the modern-era leader in numerous offensive categories â€” yards rushing (4,366), rushing average (7.5 yards per rush), all-purpose yards (5,814) and total points scored (370).
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The Oklahoma City Thunder had virtually nothing to play for against the Denver Nuggets in their last game (and home game) of the season Wednesday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena. After sitting his starters for the entire fourth quarter Tuesday night against the Sacramento Kings, Oklahoma City Coach Scott Brooks played them in the final quarter against Denver, but it didnâ€™t matter as the Thunder fell to the Nuggets 106-101.
OKC got off to a slow start in the game while Denver got into a groove early, jumping out to a 23-14 lead midway through the first quarter.
MIDWEST CITY â€” The Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings closed out the regular softball season Tuesday afternoon by splitting a doubleheader against Rose State College.
The Lady Vikings run ruled the hosts in the opener 14-5 before losing 10-8 in the nightcap.
The Lady Vikings will not return to action until the Region II Tournament, which will be May 4-6 in Oklahoma City.
We went to Wolf Ridge Golf Course last Friday night for its famous â€śFriday Night Steak Dinner.â€ť We sat down with Jose' and Heather Chavez, Brian and Suzanne Free, Keith and Robin Marquez, Alan and Stacey McDaniel and Steve and Regina Peck. You might say it looked like â€śDate Night.â€ť
We all had a really great dinner, and that's when The Gabe Cunningham Band fired up. Man, he sang everything â€” Stone Temple Pilots, Lionel Richie, Prince, Alice in Chains and Johnny Cash. We broke out on â€śRing of Fire,â€ť and the crowd went nuts â€” and it was a now a party!
Dorthy Ann Williams, 84, of Pocola died peacefully at home with her family on Wednesday, April 25, 2012.Â Dorthy was born March 15, 1928, in Fort Smith, Ark., to Albert Lee and Elva (Howard) Beshears.Â
She worked in civil service for 24 years and retired from the FAA Center in Oklahoma City after 19 years.Â
Dorthy was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Donnie Beshears; son-in-law, Don DeSelms; grandson-in-law, Stephen Medley.Â Her love for her family and her faith is a legacy that her children and grandchildren cherish and value.