November 17th, 2011
Visitors survey the interior of the $8.1 million Donald W. Reynolds Community Center during dedication activities Thursday in Poteau.
Kenneth Burton Ford, 75, of Little Axe died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, in Norman. Kenneth was born April 24, 1936, in Poteau to John Burton and Edith A. (Green) Ford. He was in the U.S. Marine Corps for 11 years. Kenneth was a truck driver. He worked at the docks and drove trucks. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Denver Ford and Don Ford.
The first LeFlore County high school football school will begin its basketball season tonight when the Bokoshe Lady Tigers and Tigers tip off the 2011-12 season tonight. The Lady Tigers and Tigers will welcome the Leflore Lady Savages and Savages to Bokoshe Tigers Fieldhouse for a pair of games which will begin at 6:30 p.m. tonight with the girls' game followed by the boys' contest at 8 p.m.
The Lady Tigers are coming off a 20-7 season last year and got all the way to the Class B Area Tournament, and return everybody from that team.
WISTER â€” In a battle of LeFlore County schools on the hardwood Tuesday night at the Wister Gym, Cameron and Wister split their basketball doubleheader.
The Yellowjackets flew out to a big lead, but had to weather a late surge by the Wildcats to post a 46-45 road victory.
In the girls' game, the Lady â€™Cats proved to be too much for the visiting Lady â€™Jackets as Wister prevailed 56-24.
HOWE â€” The Howe High School basketball teams entered the Thanksgiving break on high notes Tuesday night at the Howe Gym with a pair of wins over McCurtain.
The Lions clawed the Bulldogs 67-42 right after the Lady Lions roared past the Lady Bulldogs 70-22.
RED OAK â€” The Whitesboro High School basketball teams suffered a pair of losses Tuesday night against Red Oak at C.C. Gillespie Field House.
The Eagles flew past the Bulldogs 78-51, while a third-quarter rally allowed the Lady Eagles to fly past the Lady Bulldogs 62-49.
The Whitesboro teams will end up entertaining Buffalo Valley tonight, with the girls' game at 6:30 p.m., followed by the boys' contest at 8 p.m. When the two next meet on Dec. 2, the games will take place at Buffalo Valley.
PANOLA â€” The Leflore High School basketball teams split their games Tuesday night against Rock Island Conference opponent Panola.
The Savages handled the Bearcats 62-57, but the Lady Savages fell to the Lady â€™Cats 44-28.
After more the five years in the making the dream of bringing a state-of-the-art events center to Poteau will finally become a reality on Thursday. At least officially anyway.
Construction on the $8.1 million multi-purpose facility was completed in August and the center has already hosted numerous events as officials with the city of Poteau put the finishing touches on the building.
The public is invited to attend the event which will include tours of the building and all the aminities inside.