January 9th, 2012
Esta Alice âShortyâ Pipkins, 95, of Pocola died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Shorty was born June 21, 1916, in Pocola to John Eric and Gaitha (Tucker) Gregory.Â She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.Â She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Andy; two sisters; two brothers; and two grandsons.Â
Shawna Jeanette Graham Beallis, 34, of Fort Smith, Ark., died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, in Fort Smith.Â Shawna was born Aug. 9, 1977, in Big Springs, Texas, to Lucky George and Teresa Cay (Davis) Graham.Â She was a Licensed Practical Nurse. Shawna was a loving mother, precious daughter and sister.Â She always had fun living life.Â
Delbert Ray Chance, 49, of Spiro died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012. Private services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 10, at New Hope Cemetery, Spiro, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
George Aaron Williams, 89, of Hutto, Texas, formerly of Poteau,Â 89, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012. Services will be held at Round Rock Cemetery, Round Rock, Texas, under the direction of Beck Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
Poteau Police, Fire, Emergency Medical Services and Emergency management officials were called to a Poteau residence a short time ago in reference to a man being pinned underneath.
Rescue crews with the Fire Department used the jaws of life to lift the vehicle from the man whose leg was pinned under the vehicle.
He was transported to a local hospital by LeFlore County EMS.
This afternoon's fifth-place games are set for the 2012 LeFlore County Junior High Tournament after Thursday's games at both Poteau High School's Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse and Pansy Kidd Middle School.
At Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse, the Howe Lions held off the Panama Razorbacks 24-23, while the Spiro Bulldogs got past the Talihina Golden Tigers 47-32. The Lions and the Bulldogs will meet at 3:45 p.m. this afternoon at Carl Albert State College's Mick Thompson Fieldhouse for fifth place.
LEFLORE â The Leflore Savages advanced to Friday night's championship semifinals of the 2012 Rock Island Conference Shootout with a 67-50 win over the Whitesboro Bulldogs Thursday night at the Leflore Gym.
The Savages were to play Kinta Friday night with the winner playing for the championship at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the new Wilburton High School Gym. The loser will play for third place at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
WISTER â The Arkoma and Wister high school basketball teams split their games Thursday night at the Wister Gym for Wister's homecoming.
The Lady Mustangs defeated the Lady Wildcats 56-53 in overtime, then the âCats beat the Mustangs 81-50.
POCOLA â The new year got off on the right foot for the Pocola High School basketball teams as they took a pair of games from Cameron Thursday night at the Pocola Gym.
The Lady Indians got things started with a 47-27 win over the Lady Yellowjackets. Then, the Indians stung the âJackets 73-63.
QUINTON â The Poteau Pirates wrestling team rebounded from Tuesday night's dual loss at Vian with a 51-30 victory over the Quinton Savages Thursday night.
The Pirates (10-5) won nine matches, six of which came by pinfall. Tyler Tustin (132 pounds), Tanner Sanders (145), Dakota Hornbuckle (152), Khy Mote (160), Trevin Smith (170) and Derek Francis (180) all recorded pins.
Will Longenbaugh (126 pounds) won by decision, while Devin Anderson (113) and Chevy Galetka (195) got forfeits.