September 20th, 2012
This year has been a tough one on our family, particularly my parents. They have lost a daughter, a mother/mother-in-law and a brother/brother-in-law.
A couple weeks ago, my mom wrote a tribute to my grandmother, Dorothy Midgley, and the Thursday it was printed her youngest brother V.J. Sampson passed away in Ardmore from complications from polio that he had when he was 6 years old.
I asked her if she would write one for him, too, and here it is:
What can I say about my little brother, V.J. Sampson? He was the last of nine kids and was never content to just sit back and watch.
An investigation by several agencies resulted in the seizure of what is being called the largest marijuana growing operation ever found in LeFlore County.
According to an Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics spokesperson, several weeks of investigation culminated Tuesday night after OBN agents, members of the District 16 Drug Task Force, LeFlore County Sheriffâ€™s Department, Poteau Police Department, U.S. Forestry Service, assisted by the County Commission District 3 staff, launched a raid on the operation. One man was arrested and four others fled the location on foot.
Sherry Ann Hollan, 61, of Red Oak died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, in Oklahoma City. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Wister School Cafetorium.Â Burial will be in Wister Cemetery, under the direction of Jones Harkins Funeral Home, Wilburton.
Lula Faye (Green) VanVeKoven, 79, of Poteau passed away peacefully under the watchful eyes of the nurses and staff members at Select Specialty Hospital in Fort Smith, Ark., on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at 4:06 a.m. Born Feb. 23, 1933, in Williams, she was the youngest of two children born to native Oklahomans William A. â€śJudeâ€ť Green and Edith Naomi (Hobbs) Green.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Jeffrey Rolf, 41, of 303 North Ave. in Poteau in connection with an Aug. 22 search of his home by Poteau Police and the District 16 Drug Task Force.
He was arrested on Wednesday and was being held in the LeFlore County Detention Center.
GREENWOOD, Ark. â€” It was a rough Saturday of Bandit League football for the Poteau teams as they went 1-3 on the day against host Greenwood.
The only Poteau team that won was the fifth-grade squad, which posted a 38-0 victory.
The sixth-grade team suffered a 40-6 loss to Greenwood.
The fourth-grade Poteau team lost a heart-breaking 16-12 contest to Greenwood.
The third-grade squad lost 12-6 to Greenwood.
The Poteau teams will return home this Saturday against Van Buren (Ark.) White at Costner Stadium.
TALIHINA â€” The regular season ended on a high note for the Talihina Lady Golden Tigers as they edged the Hartshorne Lady Miners 2-1 Monday afternoon.
The Lady Golden Tigers broke a scoreless tie in the second inning on an RBI triple by Kelsey Transue, who later scored on a wild pitch, as Talihina led 2-0.
The Lady Miners scored once in the fourth inning, but they got no closer.
Whitesboro 18, Clayton 0: In Clayton, the Lady Bulldogs ended the regular season on a very high note. Whitesboro jumped out to an 8-0 lead after an inning and never looked back.
WHITESBORO â€” In a battle of Bulldogs, Whitesboro was able to get past Clayton 12-8 in a Class B District Tournament tune-up for the locals.
Whitesboro jumped out to a 12-0 lead after an inning, and had to hold off some late inning offense by Clayton â€” which scored eight runs over the final three innings.
Cameron 18, Crowder 1: In Crowder, the Yellowjackets jumped out to a 4-0 lead after an inning, which ballooned to 8-0 after two innings.
The â€™Jackets put the game away with a 10-run third inning to put the game into run-rule status.