March 28th, 2012
LeFlore County will have at least one basketball All-Stater this season. Talihina's Landry James was named to the Small East team for the 2012 Oklahoma Girls Basketball Coaches Association All-State Games, which will be June 2 at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.
â€śI couldn't be happier for her,â€ť Talihina Girls Coach Jeff Oliver said. â€śI thought one of the three (James, Krissy Houston and Chelsea Baggs) had a shot. At the tryouts, Landry just shined. I'm thrilled to death for her.â€ť
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2012 Poteau High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Categories include: football, boys and girls basketball, baseball, fast-pitch and slow-pitch softball, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls track, boys and girls golf, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls all-around athlete, wrestling, coaching and support and service.
The deadline to submit nominations is Friday.
For additional information or to submit a nomination, call (918) 839-0394.
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Pansy Kidd Middle School Invitational
March 15 at Costner Stadium
8th Grade Boys
Team â€” 1. Heavener 182, 2. Pansy Kidd Middle School 132, 3. Muldrow 29, 4. Howe 27, 5. Hodgen 22, 6. Monroe 3.
LeFlore County individuals/relay teams listed only
100 â€” 2. Price, PKMS, 12.32; 3. Martinez, Heavener, 12.67; 4. Kirk, Heavener, 13.09; 5. Titsworth, Howe, 13.42; 6. Sole, PKMS, 13.43; 7. Goodmanson, Hodgen, 13.6; 8. Castor, Heavener, 13.8; 9. Dunigan, Hodgen, 15.4.
Denver Ray Chronister, 83, of Wister died Monday, March 26, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 29, at Bethel Baptist Church in Wister. Burial will be inn San Bois Cemetery, Kinta, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
A memorial for Harriet K. Coleman, formerly of Summerfield, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at Evans and Miller Funeral Home in Poteau. Burial will be in Summerfield Cemetery under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Sue Wortham, 86, of Broken Arrow, formerly of Spiro, died Sunday, March 25, 2012. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 30, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel, Spiro. Burial will be in San Bois Cemetery, Kinta.
Jean E. Simkins, 85, of Conway, Ark., died March 25, 2012. Born April 19, 1926, in Malvern, Ark., she was the daughter of George R. and Amanda Thompson Britt. A member of Zion Baptist Church, she taught at Arkansas School for the Blind for over 20 years before retiring in 1987 then taught at the Mayflower School District for a number of years. She loved her grandchildren, church, reading and soap operas.
William Henry Thompson, 85, of Marietta, passed away peacefully in his home on March 26, 2012. A unique blend of sailor and rancher, his word was his bond. Billâ€™s outspoken personality and sense of humor are remembered by all who knew him.
A new Oklahoma state record largemouth bass was caught Friday, March 23, at Cedar Lake in southeast Oklahoma. The fish weighed 14 lbs. 12.3 oz. and was caught by Poteau angler Benny Williams, Jr. while on a camping trip at the 78-acre LeFlore Co. lake.
Williams caught the bass at 11 a.m. on a ÂĽ oz. Striker King jig. This fish measured 26 inches in length and 22 3/8 inches in girth.
Williams' fish breaks a state record held since 1999 when William Cross caught a 14-lb. 11.52-oz. bass from Broken Bow Lake.
A Talihina woman has been formally charged with first degree manslaughter charges following the results of an analysis of her blood after a fatal collision in September.
Jacqueline Renee Harjo, 44, of Talihina, is facing two charges stemming from the accident, Manslaughter first degree and driving under the influence causing great bodily injury.
According to the affidavit in the case, Harjo was driving a 1994 Ford pickup south bound on U.S. Highway 271 near Cox Lane when she crossed the center lane and struck a north bound Lincoln Town Car driven by Galen Benton.