October 28th, 2011
POCOLA â€” Last week, the Heavener Wolves, for the second straight season, got a forfeited win over the Tahlequah Tigers junior varsity, which canceled out on them for their Week 8 game.
This week, the Pocola Indians found out what that's like.
Thursday evening of last week, my he-man crew â€” Johnny T. Burgess, Dustin â€śStone Coldâ€ť Reece, Eddie â€śMoneyâ€ť Sockey and yours truly â€” was at my shop building the â€śegg-a-nator.â€ť It was a 7x7 feet chicken coop. It was most glorious when we finally got it built.
Last Friday, Steven Culwell from OK Foods donated 1,200 double-yolk eggs. Eddie and I loaded up the â€śegg-a-natorâ€ť and off to Balloonfest we went, along with Allan Hensley.
While there was a bunch of happy Poteau Pirate football players last Thursday night at Costner Stadium, there may have been none happier than senior wide receiver Blake Roley.
Roley and the Pirates beat the Broken Bow Savages 31-23 to snap a five-game losing streak against their McCurtain County nemesis.
Frank Dee Gist, 78, of Spiro died Monday, Oct. 24,
2011. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at
Mallory-Martin Chapel in Spiro. Burial will be in
Cowlington Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-
Martin Funeral Home.
Terry Lee Brown, 41, of Cameron died Saturday, Oct.
22, 2011, in Cameron. Services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday,
Oct. 27, at Evans Memorial Chapel in Pocola under the
direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
Imogene Webb Garrett, 96, passed away
Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. at her residence in
Hawley, Texas. Graveside services will be
held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 29, at Spiro
City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-7
p.m. Thursday at Elliott-Hamil Funeral
Home, Abilene, Texas.
Imogene was born Aug. 20, 1915, in
Spiro to Lee and Nanna Webb. She grew
up in Webb Town and graduated from Spiro High School
where she was the high scorer on the basketball team.
Imogene graduated from college in Durant. She interviewed
with Ulyss Garrett for a teaching position. She got
Another Balloonfest has
come and gone and the
Poteau Chamber of
Commerce is still reeling
from the more than 20,000
attendees of this year's festival.
According to Poteau
Chamber President, Karen
Wages, the first year the
Chamber has organized the
event was a huge success.
They set goals for sponsorship
that were met and the
arm band sales were above
and beyond all they had
On Friday, the Chamber
was hectic with pre-sales
causing them to open a virtual
drive through to meet the
demand of the more than
3,000 armbands they sold
and over $7,000 in concert
AROUND WE GO: Children and adults enjoyed the carnival rides this past weekend at the Poteau Balloonfest. See more photos on pages 6 and 7 of the October 26 edition of the Poteau Daily News.
Every year, Carl Albert
State College film students
release the horrors of their
dark imaginations at the
annual Cinemortis Student
Film Festival. This year,
CASC film students are
inviting the public to take
a trip into their own twisted
and sleep-deprived subconscious.
The theme for
this yearâ€™s Cinemortis
Film Festival is
On Thursday, October
27 at 7 p.m. in the Hamilton
Auditorium on CASCâ€™s
Poteau campus, CASC
Film Studies instructor
Marcus Blair and students
invite you to witness a
slate of films that will
scare, disgust, and delight
The Poteau Bandit League teams won two games and lost one against Panama Saturday afternoon at Costner Stadium.
The fifth-grade team posted a 22-0 win over Panama, while the fourth-graders were victorious by a score of 42-0.
Panama took the third-grade contest 7-0, while there was not a sixth-grade contest.
In the fifth-grade game, Josh Smith scored on a 70-yard run, while Clay Cross took it in from four yards out. Cross also threw a TD pass, a 67-yard strike to Atticus Pate. Bryce Palmer was 2-for-3 on two-point conversions.