April 8th, 2014
MIDWEST CITY â€” The Western Oklahoma State College Lady Pioneers, featuting former Poteau Lady Pirate Gabba Wilson, swept a pair of games from the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings on Saturday afternoon at Rose State College. The Lady Pioneers took the opener 11-2, then doubled the Lady Vikings 8-4 in the nightcap.
Sunday's doubleheader got rained out, but it will be rescheduled at a later date since it is a conference twinbill.
CAMERON â€” It took two title games to decide LeFlore County supremacy on the baseball diamond for 2014. Both games were won by the top-seeded Spiro Bulldogs.
After the Bulldogs beat the defending champion Poteau Pirates 9-3 in Friday night's title game to force the if-game Saturday afternoon, the â€™Dogs used a three-run sixth inning to break an 8-all tie for an 11-9 victory to win the LeFlore County Baseball Tournament.
The Bulldogs reached the finals with a 10-7 victory Friday night over the Pocola Indians, who finished third.
MUSKOGEE â€” The Poteau High School track teams competed Friday at the Hilldale Invitational, with the Lady Pirates winning the team title with 105 points.
For the Pirates, Kendrick Hardaway was runner-up in the 100-meter dash (10.87 seconds, which is the fastest time among Class 4A sprinters).
ATOKA â€” The Poteau High School soccer teams dominated the Atoka squads Friday night at Phillips Field by identical 10-0 scores.
The Pirates will play at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Sequoyah-Claremore. Then both teams will hit the field Friday night at Fort Gibson, with the girls game at 5 p.m. and the boys contest at 7 p.m.
Virginia D. Barnes, 50, of Fort Smith, Ark., died Sunday April 6, 2014, in Fort Smith.Â
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at Coaldale Free Will Baptist Church.Â Burial will be in Coaldale Cemetery under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Â Family visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
JoAnn Clubb, 80, of Talihina died Sunday, April 6, at her home.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at the New Talihina Cemetery under the direction of Burkhart Funeral Service, Talihina.
Clydie Pervelder Taylor, 72, of Cameron died Friday, April 4, 2014, in Cameron.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Royal Oak Cemetery, Poker Bend under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Cynthia Ann Fesperman, 66, of Bokoshe died Friday, April 4, 2014. Services were held Monday at Bokoshe United Methodist Church. Burial was in old Bokoshe Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Dylan Andrew Potter, 19, of Wister died Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Wister. Dylan was born Nov. 7, 1994, in Poteau to Charles Andrew Jr. and Joanie Marie (Phillips) Potter. He worked in construction. Dylan was preceded in death by his brother, Riley Andrew Potter; maternal great-grandma, Easter Buckner â€śGrandma Buttonsâ€ť; paternal grandfather, Charley Potter Sr.; paternal grandmother, Barbara Hays.
Troy Franklin Riddle, 86, of Blanchard, died April 3, 2014, in Norman. He was born May 9, 1927, in Cox City, to John Franklin and Emma (Dutton) Riddle.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Troy married Irma Sue Clay on Sept. 16, 1951, in Poteau. Troy worked as a maintenance supervisor at both Will Rogers and Wiley Post Airports for many years and was a member of Knob Hill Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. He enjoyed woodworking, building things and playing golf.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Debra Sue Mudd; and great granddaughter, Madison Lee Ann Arnold.