March 29th, 2012
The Rose State College baseball team was swept at home in a doubleheader by the Carl Albert State College Vikings Saturday afternoon in Midwest City. When the two teams met Tuesday afternoon at Ival Goodman Field, the Midwest City team avenged that home sweep by Carl Albert. Rose State posted wins of 1-0 and 2-1 in Tuesday's twinbill.
After playing a doubleheader in Muskogee against the Bacone College junior varsity on Wednesday afternoon, the Vikings will return home to face Seminole State College in 1:30 p.m. doubleheader this afternoon at Ival Goodman Field.
WARNER â€” The Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings softball team suffered a pair of losses Tuesday afternoon to the Connor State College Cowgirls by scores of 5-1 and 8-5.
The Lady Vikings will return to action at 2 p.m. this afternoon in a road doubleheader against Seminole State College.
The post-Spring Break portion of the season did not begin as hoped for the Poteau High School soccer teams. The Pirates and Lady Pirates suffered losses to the visiting Fort Smith (Ark.) Northside teams Tuesday at Costner Stadium.
The Pirates lost 3-1, which came after the Lady Grizzlies blanked the Lady Pirates 2-0.
HEAVENER â€” It was a great start to the district season for the Heavener High School soccer teams Tuesday at Harvey Stadium.
The Lady Wolves had the more thrilling game of the doubleheader as they had to go into a shootout before getting past Porter Consolidated 3-2.
On the other hand, the Wolves were no match for the Hugo Buffaloes as they won handedly 6-1.
After the Heavener teams entertained Mena, Ark., Wednesday at Harvey Stadium, the Wolves will play in the Stilwell Tournament today and Friday. The Wolves will meet Wagoner at 2 p.m. this afternoon to begin the two-day event.
Archery in the Schools State Tournament was this week. Wister School had three teams that went to Oklahoma City to compete against 21 other teams in their division. The high school team is back again after several years of success, including a third-place finish last year. They have many successful shooters on the team, and are hoping for another good showing at the state level.
A local business has officially informed it's nearly 240 employees their services will no longer be needed as of May 31 when the facility plans to close their doors.
Bremner Food Group, located at 400 Industrial Blvd., in Poteau, is a division of the St. Louis based Ralcorp Holdings and on Wednesday afternoon Ralcorp Vice President of Human Resources, Steve Smith, confirmed the plant would close.
Dortha Evelyn Miller, 83, of Heavener died Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at Heavener. Services are planned for 4 p.m.. Friday, March 30, in the Dowden Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Reichert Cemetery.
Billie Pearl Goodrich, 85, of Talihina died Monday, March 26, 2012, at her home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at Whitesboro Assembly of God. Burial will be in Whitesboro Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Bobbie Lee Pope, 97, of the Howe-Glendale community, died Tuesday, March 27, 2012, in Pocola.
Bobbie, a longtime area resident, was born Oct. 14, 1914, in Uvalde, Texas, to Burton and Eleanor (Applewhite) Bridges. She was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Pope.
The Poteau Special Election for the Proposition 4 hotel/motel tax has resulted in a pass vote with an in-official total of 433 votes for the tax and 389 votes against.