June 16th, 2012
Cameron High School graduating baseball player Austin Standridge will leave this afternoon for Puerto Rico to participate in the Coast to Coast Baseball Program.
The Yellowjacket slugger, who won the 2012 High School Baseball Coaches Association's Home Run Derby on May 23 at McAlester's Mike Deak Field, was ecstatic when he was invited to participate.
â€śI was super excited,â€ť Standridge said. â€śI couldn't believe I made the team.â€ť
The event has brought about mixed emotions.
â€śWhile I'm excited about it, I'm a little nervous â€” but ready to go,â€ť Standridge said.
Field No. 1
Panama vs. Red Oak, 2:10 p.m.; Poteau vs. Panama, 3:20 p.m.; Pocola vs. Spiro, 4:30 p.m.; Pocola vs. Greenwood, Ark., 5:40 p.m.; Whitesboro vs. Smithville, 6:50 p.m.; Heavener vs. Smithville, 8 p.m.
Field No. 2
Panama JV vs. Sallisaw, 1 p.m.; Poteau vs. Wister, 2:10 p.m.; Red Oak vs. Vian, 3:20 p.m.; Whitesboro vs. Alma, Ark., 4:30 p.m.; Spiro vs. Muldrow, 5:40 p.m.; Heavener vs. Panama, 6:50 p.m.; Muldrow vs. Greenwood, Ark., 8 p.m.
Field No. 3
Howe vs. Heavener, 5 p.m.; Kinta vs. McCurtain, 5:40 p.m.; Howe vs. Kinta, 6:20 p.m.; Heavener vs. McCurtain, 7 p.m.; Heavener vs. Kinta, 7:40 p.m.; Howe vs. McCurtain, 8:20 p.m.
Panama vs. Pocola, 5 p.m.; Talihina vs. Whitesboro, 5:40 p.m.; Panama vs. Whitesboro, 6:20 p.m.; Talihina vs. Panola, 7 p.m.; Whitesboro vs. Panola, 7:40 p.m.; Panama vs. Talihina, 8:20 p.m.
The Duck Martin PIT Camp had its first-ever 3-on-3 basketball tournament last Saturday at the Wister High School Gym. A total of 38 teams from the area ranging from third-fourth grade to adult women and men participated in what PIT camp organizers hope will become an annual event.
Games began at 8 a.m., continuing in each division until a champion was crowned. Games concluded with menâ€™s division champions at about 11 p.m.
Thomas Earl Graham died at his home in El Reno on Thursday, June 7, 2012. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 20, in Veterans National Cemetery in Houston.
Thomas was born Aug. 18, 1929 in Tulsa. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U. S. Marine Corps. He lived in Poteau for 20 years, Anchorage, Alaska, for 20 years, and in various places in Oklahoma and Texas for 43 years. He retired as a superintendent with BP Oil. Thomas was very artistic, drawing, painting and making wood carvings. He also was a gold mining enthusiast.
Dave J. Monks, 86, of Panama died Thursday, June 14, 2012, in Poteau.Â Dave was bornÂ Jan. 18, 1926, in Tahona to Dave Sr. and Minnie H. (Robinson) Monks.Â He was a homebuilder.Â He was of the Baptist faith.Â Dave was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army.Â He served in the China-Burma Theater in Troop A of the 124th Cavalry Regiment which was part of the MARS Task Force during 1943-45.Â He was awarded the Bronze Star and Combat Infantry Badge.Â
Dave was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Alfred Monks and W.C. Monks; sister, Viola Butler; and grandson, Shon Pilkington.
The Good Times Community Theatre League will be hosting auditions for Fiddler on the Roof June 18, 2012.
Fiddler on the Roof is the story of life in the small village of Anatevkaâ€”particularly of the Jewish families living there. At the center of the story is Tevye, the local dairyman, his wife, Golda, and their five daughters who struggle to hold onto their traditions in the face of changing world values and ever-growing anti-Semitism.
A fire in Cameron endangered one occupied home and
destroyed an abandoned residence Wednesday night.
According to residents on Barton Street in Cameron,
the fire was possibly started by kids. They claim the fire
started in an abandoned school bus near the corner of West
Main Street and Barton Street. The fire spread north
through the brush, crossing underneath a cellular tower
then destroying an abandoned home. According to residents
along Barton Street, the electric lines were melted in
the fire and a transformer blew, leaving the area without