September 25th, 2012
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. â€” The stage was set for Arkansas starting quarterback Tyler Wilson and the Hogs to stop a two game-losing streak, and maybe save what's left of their season Saturday night at Frank Broyles Field at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.
The Razorbacks had the opportunity to come back from a 14-10 halftime deficit, after squandering a 10-0 first quarter lead, but the Hogs let too many scoring chances go by the board and fell to gunslinging Gary Nova and the Knights 35-26.
TULSA â€” For most of the first half â€” even into the third quarter â€” of Saturday night's game between the Fresno State Bulldogs and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium, it didn't look to good for the home team.
Tulsa quarterback Cody Green had two interceptions returned for touchdowns by the Bulldogs, who led 20-7 after one quarter and had a 26-17 advantage after the second pick-six with 12:33 left in the third quarter.
However, the mark of a good team is to find ways to win, and the Golden Hurricane did just that as they ended up with a 27-26 victory.
Ray Edward Pebsworth, 67, off Checotah, formerly of Heavener, died Friday, Sept. 24, 2012, in Checotah..
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, in the Dowden Funeral Home Chapel, Heavener, with burial in Mount View Cemetery in the Glendale community.
Billie Reamy, 80, of Albion died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2012, at her home.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Albion First Baptist Church with Frank McCawley officiating.Â Burial will be in Albion Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Alma M. Barnes, 86, of Poteau died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, in Poteau.Â Alma was born May 23, 1926, in Monroe to Frank and Irene (Terry) Riggs.Â She was a homemaker.Â Alma was a lifelong resident of Poteau.Â She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, James.
Survivors include daughters, Lavanna Akins of Benton, Ark., Kasey Barnes of Dallas, Brenda Jackson of Poteau, Verna Cook of Springdale, Ark., Susan Flowers of Tulsa; sister, Lola Grimes of Monroe; 11 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; other relatives and loved ones.
Thurman Dorey, 101, of Poteau, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at his home in Poteau. Thurman was born Jan. 10, 1911, in Wichita, Kan., to Wilfred and Bertha (Woods) Dorey. He worked as a coal miner for 17 years and as a carpenter for 28 and a half years in the San Francisco Bay area and many other places. Thurman was a member of Pleasant Valley Free Will Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dora Ruth; son, Donald Dorey; brothers, Wilfred Jr. â€śBuster,â€ť Herman and Leon Dorey; sisters, Ruth Fair, Dorothy White and Louise Walker.
A Poteau man lost his life Saturday morning in a single vehicle accident east of Poteau.
According to the accident report completed by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Justin Ward, 24, of Poteau, was driving a 2004 Kia westbound on Old Highway 112 one mile east of Poteau when he left the roadway and struck a ditch then striking a power pole and overturning one and half times pinning Ward inside.
Investigators believe the accident occurred when Ward fell asleep while driving.
Justin Wayne Ward, 24, of Poteau went to Heaven Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.
Justin was born on April 18, 1988. Justin graduated from Wister High School in May 2007. He married the love of his life, Danielle Nicole Ward, on April 15, 2010, at Ellis Chapel in Wister. Justin and Danielle are expecting their first child, Justin Wayne Ward Jr., on Jan.. 31, 2013. Justin will be dearly missed by Copenhagen and Tucker, his two most loyal companions.
Friday night's District 4A-4 opener between the visiting Sallisaw Black Diamonds and the Poteau Pirates at Costner Stadium was billed as the No. 10 game in the state of Oklahoma, and it lived up to that billing.
The Pirates were tied with Sallisaw 21-21 at the end of the first half, but the Black Diamonds increased their defensive intensity in the second half. Also, when the Pirates were in the midst of a promising drive, they made silly mistakes, and had the ball deep in Sallisaw's territory only to make a miscue.