March 16th, 2012
A few years ago, Jeff â€śJediâ€ť Dennis and Ed Sockey were working somewhere in Tennessee. They would call me every other day just to check in, and see how I was and what was happening back in good ol' Poteau. I could tell they were homesick â€” I knew they were going to be. I get all beside myself when I get out of LeFlore County!
Sondra Louise Robison, 40, of Spiro died Sunday, March 11, 2012. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 19, at Mallory-Martin Chapel in Spiro. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
James Bradberry, 92, of Spiro died Wednesday, March 14, 2012. Funeral services are planned at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 17, in Mallory-Martin Chapel in Spiro. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Lucille Patrice Brown, 42, of Wister died Sunday, March 11, 2012, at her home.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, March 16, at The House of Hope Church in Poteau. Arrangements are under the direction of Addâ€™Vantage Funeral Service of Tulsa.
James Hardy Windham, 73, of Temple, Texas, died Tuesday, March 13, in Temple.
Hardy was born on July 15, 1936, in Muskogee to Hardy Orban and Mildred Ruth Windham. He graduated from Muskogee High School and earned a bachelorâ€™s degree in accounting from the University of Oklahoma. After becoming a CPA, he joined the accounting firm of Ernst and Young in Houston, then spent many years as vice president and chief financial officer of Houston Corp., a private investment firm.
Bertha Jewel â€śB.J.â€ť Henry, 85, Poteau went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. Bertha was born March 5, 1927, in Stillwell, to Noah and Evia Moss.Â BJ enjoyed gardening, reading, sewing, hunting, fishing, brush hogging, and her cat, Taâ€™sha and dog, Oscar Meyer.Â Most of all she loved her kids and grandkids.
She was preceded in death by her parents, nine brothers and one sister.
Farmer James Wann, 95, ofÂ Pocola died Monday, March 12, 2012, in a Fort Smith hospital.Â He was retired Superintendent of Pocola Public Schools, member of Pocola First Baptist Church, 32nd Degree Mason and on the Kibois Board of Directors.Â He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilka Wann.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Allison Wann of the home; one son, Ronnie James Wann of Siloam Springs; one sister, Mental Balentine of Poteau; and two grandchildren.
The LeFlore County District Attorney's office filed formal first degree murder charges on Tuesday against a Talihina man accused of setting his girlfriend on fire.
Donnie Lee Harris Jr., 29, of Talihina, has been incarcerated in the LeFlore County Detention Center since February 19 on the charge of first degree arson following an incident that left his girlfriend, Kristi Ferguson, 25, fighting for her life in an Oklahoma City burn unit.
In the Class 4A District Basketball Tournament last month at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse, the Hilldale Hornets stung the Poteau Pirates. The visitors from Muskogee did the same thing Tuesday at Town Creek Park.
Thanks to a five-run fifth inning and a two-run sixth inning, the Hornets rallied from a 7-1 deficit to down the Pirates 8-7.
Trailing 7-1 after four innings, a two-RBI single by Jarrad Poteete, an RBI single by Dalton Cunningham and a Poteau error produced five runs to cut the Poteau lead to 7-6.
PANOLA â€” The Panama Razorbacks got a road win Tuesday afternoon with a 7-2 win over the Panola Bearcats.
The Razorbacks jumped out to a 3-0 lead after an inning and never lost the advantage.
Talihina 8, Smithville 1: In Smithville, down 1-0, the Golden Tigers scored twice in the fifth inning on Trevor Crone's first home run of the season and Austin Lawson's RBI double for a 2-1 lead.
Then, Talihina used Lawson's first home run of the season, a grand-slam homer, to highlight a six-run sixth inning for an 8-1 lead for Talihina, whose game Friday at home with Valliant has been moved to noon.