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March 2nd, 2012

Carl Albert baseball team sweeps pair from University of Ozarks JV

March 2, 2012

CLARKSVILLE, Ark. — The Carl Albert State College baseball team will be perfect for this week. The Vikings swept a doubleheader from the University of the Ozarks junior varsity by scores of 9-3 and 9-2 Wednesday afternoon. The twinbill is the only action scheduled this week for the Vikings.
The Vikings will return to action at 2 p.m. Tuesday in a road doubleheader against Seminole State College.

Higgins duo capture first open tournament last weekend

March 2, 2012

The LeFlore County Bass Club had its first open tournament of the 2012 season last weekend on Broken Bow Lake. There were 40 anglers who caught a total of 29 fish weighing 68.89 pounds. Each fish caught averaged 2.37 pounds. Of the 22 boats, five limits were caught.
The duo of Haskell and A.J. Higgins won the tournament with a total of 15.71 pounds, earning $500.
Keith Griffith and Gary Steelman were second (13.62 pounds, $300), while Al Monks and John Newell were third (10.24 pounds, $200).
Jason Wickware had the big bass winner, weighing 6.35 pounds to earn $200.

March 1st

Glenis Shoemake

March 1, 2012

Glenis Shoemake, 92, of Talihina died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, in Talihina.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the Falfa Baptist Church with Carroll Fitzgerald officiating. Burial will be in A. L. Stephens Cemetery, Clayton, under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.

Tea Party Meeting tonight

March 1, 2012

Traci Barnes and other members of the Poteau Area Business Association (PABA) will be on hand tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Buckley Public Library to speak about the upcoming special election on the proposed hotel tax in Poteau. The party has also invited anyone wishing to speak in favor of the tax to come to the meeting as well.

Ruth James

March 1, 2012

Ruth James, 83, of Colbert died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, in Colbert.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 5, at Talihina First Baptist Church with Kip Heth and Ollie Heth officiating.  Burial will be in Sardis Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.

Dewitt Ray Nelson

March 1, 2012

Dewitt Ray Nelson, 49, of Wister died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, in Wister.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, in Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, with Rev. Leon Glenn officiating, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.

Lawanna Keirsey

March 1, 2012

Lawanna Keirsey, 40, of Sallisaw died Feb. 28, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.  Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 2, at Flower Hill Pentecostal Church. Burial will be at Sallisaw City Cemetery, under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Spiro.

Wesley Doyle Adams

March 1, 2012

Wesley Doyle Adams, 59, of Spiro died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 5, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.

Edna Lou Walkup

March 1, 2012

Edna Lou Walkup, 80, of Howe died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, in Poteau.
Edna, a lifelong area resident, was born Nov. 6, 1931, in Independence to Calvin and Mary (Fortner) Waymire. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Howe, where she worked in many areas, loving each person who came in contact with her. Edna worked for years in the day care at Heavener First Baptist Church, where she cared for many children from the area.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Ewing Waymire, Bob Waymire and Eugene Waymire.

Prep basketball playoffs resume today, tonight with area tournaments

March 1, 2012

For six LeFlore County high school basketball teams, they each find themselves three wins from an appearance in next week's state tournaments.
The Poteau Lady Pirates (Class 4A), the Spiro Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs (Class 3A), the Talihina Lady Golden Tigers (Class 2A), the Howe Lady Lions (Class 2A) and the Wister Wildcats (Class 2A) will begin what they each hope is a three-game winning streak this week which will culminate with area tournament consolation championships — and, more importantly, trips to next week's state tournaments.

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