May 24th, 2012
The Wister High School Class of 2012's baseball players had quite a way to finish their Wildcat careers. Of their eight baseball seasons in four years, the last five were spent with trips to the state tournament â€” winning the Class 2A Spring State Tournament in 2011. One of those players got a special honor earlier this week.
Outfielder Caleb Hill was named to the Small East All-State Baseball Team, and he will play during the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State Games Week in the last week of July in the Tulsa metropolitan area.
There were several winning duos at Tuesday's Wolf Ridge Ladies Golf Association 2-Player Scramble at Wolf Ridge Golf Course.
Brenda Dandy and Eva White won the championship flight title with a 61. Joanne Winstead and Cheri Gosey were second (68), while April Peterson and Marilyn Davis were third (68).
The first flight title went to Cindy Farrell and Prissy Buchanan, who had a team score of 69. Kay Chitwood and Norma Landers were second (71), and Tammy Best and Catherine Young came in third (71).
The 2012 Poteau Pirate Red-White Scrimmage will take place at 4 p.m. Friday at Costner Stadium. Admission to the game will be towels.
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The Wayne Husak/Memorial Day Tournament will take place Saturday and Sunday at Choctaw Country Club. Entry fee for the two-man tournament is $100. The format will be 18-hole low ball on Saturday and an 18-hole scramble on Sunday.
For additional information, call (918) 647-3488.
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This is the time of the year when I really love my job. Donâ€™t get me wrong, I canâ€™t think of anything else I would rather be doing for a living (except maybe fishing or hunting), but I do love my summers off.
Now when I say â€śoff,â€ť you must understand that I still coach summer baseball teams and junior high basketball league teams, and take kids to sports camps all through the month of June. With school being out, there is a time in between those things to fish and spend time with my family.
Iva Dell Kennedy, 90, of Talihina, died Monday, May 21, 2012, in Talihina. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at the Whitesboro Baptist Church. Burial will be in Whitesboro Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Jason Edward Laxson, 31, of Fort Smith, Ark., died Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in Fort Smith.Â Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26, at Trinity Baptist Church in Pocola under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Pocola.
Lucille E. Midgley, 86, of Poteau went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, in Poteau.
Lucille was born March 7, 1926 in Stuart to James and Pauline (Carpenter) Casey.Â She was a homemaker.Â Lucille was a member of the Church of God Seventh Day in Wister.Â She was a woman of God.Â Lucille was married to Harrell Midgley on October 4, 1945, in Stockton, Calif.; his devoted wife for 66 years.
She was a licensed back seat driver.Â Lucille was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.Â