August 16th, 2011
BEGGS â€” The Panama Lady Razorbacks got three strong pitching performances en route to three wins in the Beggs Festival last weekend.
Panama defeated Mannford 5-2 on Friday before having its second game rained out against Haskell. Then, the Lady â€™Backs posted a pair of shutouts on Saturday, beating Preston 8-0 and host Beggs 3-0.
The Poteau and Heavener high school cross country runners got a preseason tune-up for this upcoming season at Saturday morning's Poteau Preseason Practice Meet at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex. Joining the locals were the Haworth Lions and Lady Lions.
In the boys' division, Haworth won the meet with 21 points, with Poteau second (40 points).
Bobbie R. Hammons, 87, of Bokoshe
died Aug. 12, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark. She
was born Sept, 6, 1923, in Kinta to John
Johnson and Dora Anna (Griffith) Adams.
She was a retired factory worker. Bobbie
Adams married Sewell C. Hammons on
December 20, 1941, in Kinta. She was a
faithful member of the First Baptist Church
She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved
husband; a granddaughter, Amy Rachelle Hammons; a
brother, Floyd Box; and two sisters, Pauline Trahern and
Surviving her are three sons and daughters-in-law,
The LeFlore County Fire
(LCFA) has received a grant
from Homeland Securities
Assistance to Firefighters
Grant program (AFG). In a
Regional grant submitted
by host Post Mountain Fire
Department, the LCFA was
granted $159,000 to purchase
414 handheld and 116
mobile radios. Each department
will receive 15 handhelds
and 4 mobiles with
the host receiving 9 handhelds
. All 28 fire departments
in LeFlore county
agreed to be a part of the
grant which was submitted
in May of 2010. Each fire
department had to submit
run reports, number of firefighters,
D & D Counseling of Poteau won the business rodeo decorating contest sponsored by Poteau Daily News and the
Chamber of Commerce. This year it was a very tight race between D & D and First National Bank followed
closely by Arvest Bank. See additional photo's on page 6A.
A hometown cowboy
who overcame adversity
to follow his dream will
participate tonight in the
Phil Gardenhire Rodeo.
Riding with him will be
his life long friends, determination,
Cody Christian, 30, of
Spiro, has spent his life
achieving things that some
take for granted, but never
once did it slow him down.
Cody was born with a cancerous
Neuroblastoma. At the
age of nine months, Cody
was admitted to St. Judes
Research Hospital in
Memphis, TN., and soon
underwent surgery to
remove the tumor.
Following the surgery, he
STEPHENVILLE, Texas Ââ€” Two local ropers were big winners during the recent United States Team Roping Championships (USTRC) Lone Star Regional Finals at the Extraco Heart of Texas Events Center in Waco, Texas. Caleb Sebo of Spiro, roped five steers in a time of 38.37 with partner Jeff Hunter of Talihina, defeating 116 other teams to win custom Martin trophy saddles and $6,338 of the $15,884 purse. The win qualified both ropers to the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping Oct. 22-30 in Oklahoma City.