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June 11th, 2012

Billy V. Butler

June 11, 2012

Billy V. Butler was born Oct. 28, 1925, to circuit preacher N.D. and Evelyn M. Butler at Octavia.  He died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, June 8, 2012, at his home in Panama.
 Bill earned an associate’s degree from Poteau Community College. He was a 32nd Degree Mason through the Scottish Rite Temple in McAlester and a past Worshipful Master at his Cameron lodge. He was a WWII veteran.
In 1947, Bill married Wynema Ward, daughter of Ed and Ocie Ward, of Poteau. Wynema said he taught her to cook and she taught him to dance. The couple had four children.

June 9th

Poteau softball player to be in FP All-State Game today

June 9, 2012

There will be a LeFlore County high school fast-pitch softball player hitting the field for the last time this afternoon at the University of Oklahoma Softball Complex.
Poteau's Briley Benson will represent the county for the Middle East team in the Oklahoma Fast-Pitch Softball Coaches Association All-State Games today at OU. The Middle School All-State Game between Benson's East team and the West will take place at 1 p.m.

Columbus Bound

June 9, 2012

Late All-State Replacement

June 9, 2012

Riverdawgs outlast Russellville in 12 to win Katzer Tournament opener; locals will play for title tonight, followed by home opener Sunday afternoon against Bartlesville at Pocola High School

June 9, 2012

FORT SMITH, Ark. — It took 12 innings, but the Eastern Oklahoma Riverdawgs Major American Legion baseball team won its Maurice Katzer Tournament opener.
The Riverdawgs scratched across a run in the 12th inning to down Russellville, Ark., by a score of 7-6 Thursday night at Hunts Park.
The ’Dawgs (4-5) were to play Midwest Friday afternoon, then they will play in the championship game at 6 p.m. tonight at Hunts Park.
Spiro's Jeff Walden hit a Texas-League bloop RBI single in the 12th inning to score Spiro's Shane Thompson with the game-winning run.

Happy Campers, Bunch No. 2

June 9, 2012

Kiamichi All-Star Classic communication gaffe penalizes local athletes

June 9, 2012

I spent Memorial Day Weekend in Enid, helping my soon-to-be 86-year-old mother decorate the graves of our family and friends. We did 21 graves on a very humid Saturday morning before Memorial Day.
While I was putting flowers on the graves and sweating puddles of perspiration, I got a phone call from a local athlete's parent — Kim Standridge, whose son Austin, was on Cameron's baseball team.
I had put a preview story in the May 26 edition as an advance for the 40th Kiamichi All-Star Classic with the names of our local athletes who made the softball, baseball and basketball teams.

Poteau OK Kids League Schedule

June 9, 2012

Coach-Pitch League
Monday's Games
Heavener Hurricanes vs. Heavener Titans, Spiro Dirtbags vs. Panama Sooners, Poteau Bombers vs. Spiro Diamondbacks, Spiro Reds vs. Poteau Drillers, Pocola Mudcats vs. Heavener Thunder, Spiro L'il Giants vs. Wister Wildcats.
Thursday's Games
Heavener Titans vs. Spiro L'il Giants, Panama Sooners vs. Heavener Hurricanes, Spiro Diamondbacks vs. Spiro Dirtbags, Poteau Drillers vs. Poteau Bombers, Heavener Thunder vs. Spiro Reds, Wister Wildcats vs. Pocola Mudcats.
Friday's Games

2012 Summer Basketball League Schedule

June 9, 2012

Monday's Games
At Howe
Howe vs. Cameron, 5 p.m.; Whitesboro vs. Stigler, 5:40 p.m.; Howe vs. Stigler, 6:20 p.m.; Cameron vs. Whitesboro, 7 p.m.; Cameron vs. Stigler, 7:40 p.m.; Howe vs. Whitesboro, 8:20 p.m.
At Panama
Panama vs. Gans, 5 p.m.; Kinta vs. Hartford, Ark., 5:40 p.m.; Panama vs. Kinta, 6:20 p.m.; Gans vs. Hartford, Ark., 7 p.m.; Gans vs. Kinta, 7:40 p.m.; Panama vs. Hartford, Ark., 8:20 p.m.
At Wister

Mid-Season Tournament Champions

June 9, 2012


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