Every 51 minutes, one person is dying due to an alcohol related crash. This statistic was dramatically demonstrated to Bokoshe students Wednesday afternoon during Bokoshe Public Schools drunk driving awareness day.
Arkoma Chief of Police Daniel New and Arkoma police officer John Buszek spent the day at the high school educating students on the dangers of drunk driving. A short presentation was given during the morning and the all day, the Grim Reaper stalked the halls, pulling students out of class to represent a death due to an alcohol related accident.
MUSKOGEE â€” Poteau Lady Pirate golfer Hannah Ward was runner-up medalist at Wednesday's Oktaha Tournament. The Poteau sophomore shot a 77, coming in seven shots behind top medalist Kailey Campbell of Oktaha who shot a 70.
As a team, the Lady Pirates were third with a score of 367, finishing behind champion Henryetta (361) and Idabel (362).
As for other Lady Pirates, Addie Guthrie carded a 94, with Cathleen Manlove a shot behind at 95. Paitton Callery had a 101, while Skylynn Terry had a 109.
There were 21 teams and 110 individuals in the field.
HEAVENER â€” The Heavener High School soccer teams split their home games with Mena, Ark., Wednesday at Harvey Stadium. The Wolves rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit to down Mena 3-2, but the Lady Wolves were shut out 2-0.
After the Wolves complete playing in the Stilwell Tournament today, both Heavener teams return to district play next Friday at Fort Gibson. The girls' game will be at 5:30 p.m., followed by the boys' contest at 7:30 p.m.
HEAVENER â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves softball team suffered a pair of losses in Tuesday's home three-way, falling 5-1 to the Muldrow Lady Bulldogs and 20-4 to the Red Oak Lady Eagles.
The Lady Wolves completed play in the two-day Gore Tournament today.
GREENWOOD, Ark. â€” The Poteau High School track season got underway Monday afternoon at the Greenwood Bulldog Relays. The Pirates were fourth, while the Lady Pirates were fifth.
In the boys' division, Poteau had 71 points, finishing behind three Arkansas schools â€” champion Alma (142 points), Gentry (103) and Magazine (75).
The Lady Pirates scored 73 points to finish behind team champion Magazine (104.5 points), Waldron, Ark. (99), Mansfield, Ark. (96) and Roland (80).
Several Pirate and Lady Pirate individuals and relay teams, however, did win their events.
MUSKOGEE â€” As frustrating as Tuesday's home doubleheader losses to Rose State College at Ival Goodman Field was for the Carl Albert State College baseball team, that was all forgotten on Wednesday afternoon.
The pitching duo of Dillon Hamilton and Tanner Williams combined to throw a no-hitter as the Vikings blanked the Bacone College junior varsity 8-0 in the second game of Wednesday afternoon's doubleheader.
The Vikings took the opener in a 10-0, five-inning, run-rule victory.
The LeFlore County Bass Club had its latest tournament of the 2012 circuit March 18 at Highway 9 East Landing on Lake Eufaula. There were 27 boats in the tournament field with 48 anglers, who caught a combined total of 82 fish with a combined weight of 206.17 pounds. The average fish weighed 2.51 pounds, and 11 limits were caught.
Topping the tournament field were Andy â€śCappâ€ť Nance and Rodney â€śCarringtonâ€ť Faulkenberry, who caught a total of 18.14 pounds of fish to earn $600.
Caleb Wayne Rose Sr., 35, of Pocola, died Monday, March 19, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at Grace Manor Memorial Chapel, Poteau.Â Cremation services are under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home.
Barbara Sue Nelson, 70, of Cowlington died Wednesday, March 28, 2012. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at Cowlington Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.