February 25th, 2012
The Most Valuable Player of these two games between the Poteau and Heavener soccer teams in Thursday night's scrimmages at Costner Stadium was the powerful north winds. At times the winds blew so hard it added some wicked English on shots that went across the field.
In the boys' game, with the air stream at their backs, the Pirates scored five second-half goals and won the game 5-0.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” Growing up a Los Angeles Lakers fan, Thursday nightâ€™s game was kind of hard to watch. In one way, I couldnâ€™t lose because I liked both teams. But then either way one of my teams was going to lose.
I first remember watching the Lakers play in the 1980 NBA Finals against the Philadelphia 76ers. Magic Johnson played all five positions on the floor that game as the Lakers pulled out the Game 6 victory, and secured the NBA Championship that year.
Lee Davis, 72, of Checotah died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, in Muskogee.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at First United Methodist Church in Checotah, under the direction of Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Checotah.
Timothy Brian Smith, 48, of Pocola died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at Evans Memorial Chapel, Pocola, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
Anna Morgan, 90, of Whitesboro, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at Talihina Manor Nursing Home.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Prairie Grove Baptist Church with Cecil Holcomb officiating.
Burial will be in Whitesboro Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Joe Walter, 50, of Saginaw, Texas, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012.
Survivors include his wife, Vickie; daughters, Heather and Amber Walter; and parents, Leo Walter and Judy Ivy.
Graveside service will be held atÂ 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, in Greenwood Memorial Park, under the direction off Greenwood Funeral Home.
William O. Mecom, 82, of Bartlesville, formerly of Poteau, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, in Bartlesville.Â William was born Dec. 12, 1929, in Milton to Tom and Georgia (LeFlore) Mecom.Â He was preceded in death by his parents.Â
Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law, Barney and Melba Mecom of Tulsa.Â
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Old Bokoshe Cemetery Pavilion, Bokoshe, with Rev. Jim Cook officiating.Â Burial will be in Old Bokoshe Cemetery.
You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com.
Gary Lawrence Ellis, 58, of Poteau died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Gary was born July 28, 1953, in Kansas City, Kan., to Charles L. and Gracie E. (Snell) Ellis.Â He was a brakeman for KCS Railroad.Â He was preceded in death by his mother.Â
Class 4A Regional Tournament at Sallisaw
Poteau girls vs. Broken Bow, 1:30 p.m.
Poteau boys vs. Broken Bow, 8 p.m.
Class 3A Regional Tournament at Carl Albert State College
Spiro boys vs. Antlers, 3 p.m.
Class 2A Regional Tournaments
At Ada High School's Cougar Activity Center
Panama girls vs. Haworth, 1:30 p.m.
Pocola boys vs. Rattan, 3 p.m.
Wister girls vs. Rattan, 6:30 p.m.
Talihina boys vs. Crowder, 8 p.m.
For the second straight year, the last weekend of February will see two Poteau High School wrestlers participating at the Class 4A State Tournament, which will be today and Saturday at State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City.
Tyler Tustin (44-1), who won the state title at 130 pounds last season, will be at 132 pounds, and he will face McLoud's Josh Mouser (36-5) in the opening round today.