Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings Basketball Coach Jeff Tadtman would like to announce Danielle Gant as the new Lady Vikings' assistant coach.
In 2005 as a senior at Putnam City West, Gant led the state in scoring with an average of 25.2 points per game. Also, she was named the Oklahoma State Player of the Year.
Following her senior year, she signed and played basketball in the Big 12 for Texas A&M.
PANAMA â€” The 2011 Holiday Festival hosted by the Panama High School basketball teams kicked off Tuesday with four games of action.
The Spiro and Howe teams swept the Day 1 contests of the festival in both girls and boys action.
In a close in-county battle, the Lions beat the homestanding Hogs by a final score of 48-46, while the Lady Lions handed the Lady â€™Backs a defeat of 56-35.
The Spiro squads won over the Acorn Lady Tigers and Tigers with the Lady Bulldogs posting a final score of 49-45, and the â€™Dogs running the floor in a game that ended with them winning 69-33.
Alumni football is coming to Poteau. Gridiron Alumni is planning several full contact alumni football games.
Gridiron Alumni travels the nation pitting old football rivals against each other one more time.
Players are needed to sign up, and the first 40 players on each team get to play. The team that gets 30 people registered first gets home-field advantage.
Last year, hundreds of players and thousands of fans swarmed stadiums to watch their home town heroes strap it on one more time.
This year, Gridiron Alumni would like to bring alumni football to the whole state of Oklahoma.
Troyce Dees Tanner, 80, of Fort Worth, Texas, formerly of Poteau, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, graveside at Greenwood Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Notice provided by Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Hannah Rae Lovett, infant daughter of Joshua Micah and Tessa Dawn (Powell) Lovett died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, in McCurtain.
Hannah was born Nov. 22 in Poteau. She was preceded in death by her great-grandmothers, Oteka Bryant and Arlene Branson, and great-grandfather, Bodie Powell.
The Board of County Commissioners, LeFlore County, State of Oklahoma, met in a Regular Business Meeting on December 27, 2011 at 9 a.m. with Chairman Lance Smith presiding. Also present were Vice-Chairman Derwin Gist, Member Cebern Scott and County Clerk First Deputy Roxane Ballew.
The following action was taken by the board:
Item 1 â€“ Chairman Lance Smith called meeting to order.
Item 2 â€“ Motion was made by Lance Smith and seconded by Derwin Gist to approve the minutes of December 19, 2011. Motion was approved all voting yes.
COLLINSVILLE â€” Four members of the Poteau Youth Wrestling Club competed at Saturday's Cardinal Christmas Classic.
Bryson Terry was runner-up, Ross Johnson and Jarrett Lilley were third and Doncurian Jones was fourth.
Race Williams competed, but did not medal.
Wade D. Wells, 89, of McAlester died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, in Mallory Chapel under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Stigler.
Jo Anne Boone, 64, of Spiro died Monday, Dec. 26, 2011. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of Spiro. Burial will be at Spiro City Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Nancy Lynn Day, 51 of Summerfield died Sunday Dec. 25, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Nancy was born Dec. 25, 1960, in Huntington, Calif., to Jim and Joy Day. She was preceded in death by her father and her grandparents.
She is survived by her mother of Summerfield; two sons, Michael Kubiak and William Day; two sisters, Deborah Retting and husband Ronald of Keller, Texas, and Janet Robinett and husband Mel of Celina, Texas; two grandchildren; and her dear friend, Jim Berngen of Poteau.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel.