February 24th, 2012
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.
ROLAND â€” There will be at least one more game for the Poteau Pirates basketball team.
The Pirates staved off elimination with as 45-36 win over the Checotah Wildcats in the Class 4A Regional Tournament Thursday afternoon.
The Pirates (10-15) will play Broken Bow at 8 p.m. tonight in the consolation semifinals in Sallisaw. The winner of tonight's game will play for the consolation championship â€” and a trip to next week's Class 4A Area Tournament in Muskogee â€” at 3 p.m. Saturday, also in Sallisaw.
HEAVENER â€” The Class 3A basketball playoff runs for the Heavener High School teams ended Thursday afternoon on their home court.
The Atoka Lady Wampus Cats eliminated the Lady Wolves 47-44, while the Cats then beat the Wolves 56-52 to end their season in the Class 3A Regional Tournament at the Heavener Gym.
The Lady Wolves end the season at 8-17, while the Wolves finish the year at 9-15.