October 11th, 2011
Edna Martha Smith, 89, of Pocola
died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, in Fort
Smith, Ark. Services will be held at
11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, at First
United Methodist Church in Pocola.
Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery
under the direction of Evans and
Miller Funeral Home, Pocola.
Ernie Lee Wooten, 97, of Spiro
died Monday, Oct. 10, 2011. Services
will held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct.
12, at Murry Spur Free Will Baptist
Church under the direction of Mallory-
Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Construction on the
Poteau skatepark is nearing
completion and plans
are in motion for the grand
opening celebration which
will include demonstrations
by professional skateboarders
from the Tony Hawk
Foundation and Bell
According to park officials
construction on the
Heavener skatepark is slated
to begin in about two
weeks as soon as the company
wraps up the finishing
touches on the Poteau
Foundation Director Lisa
Fabian said that donations
are still needed however to
bring the projects to completion.
The Nashoba Youth
The Community State
Bank is expanding with a
new branch location in
Construction on the new
branch facility has begun
at 405 Highway 271. This
new facility will have a
single commercial drive
through lane and two other
drive through lanes for
private banking. Also at
the new location will be
an automated teller
machine. Construction on
the new facility is slated
for completion in April of
The Community State
Bank purchased the First
State Bank of Wister in
June of 1999 and made
improvements to the existing
facility, however, a
fundamental lack of space
Panama players Taylor Eaves, center, hugs teammate Kendra Swindle after they
returned home from winning the Class 2A State Tournament
Saturday afternoon at Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” There were many naysayers out in the Oklahoma high school softball world which doubted the Panama Lady Razorbacks would be the one team holding the Class 2A State Tournament championship trophy Saturday afternoon at Hall of Fame Stadium. But holding the trophy they were.
The Lady â€™Backs, behind the pitching of Taylor Eaves, blanked the Oktaha Lady Tigers 1-0 in the Class 2A State Tournament title game.
There's no better way to end the fast-pitch softball season for LeFlore County than the way it did Saturday afternoon at Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City. The Panama Lady Razorbacks won the Class 2A State Tournament.
The only other way things could have ended better would have been to see the Wister Wildcats win the Class A Fall State Tournament and the Poteau Lady Pirates make this week's Class 4A State Tournament â€” and win it.
GREENWOOD, Ark. â€” Three Heavener Wolves cross country runners medaled at Saturday's Greenwood Invitational for finishing in the top 20.
Jose Farias was fifth (19:01.2), Arturo Ortega was 18th (20:07.9) and Dakotah McGee was 19th (20:13.3).
The Wolves' other runner, Octavio Sanchez, was 41st (22:17.3).
For the Lady Wolves, they had three runners, paced by Araceli Farias who was 22nd (25:10.3). Johna Enger was 25th (25:39.1) and Caitlin Carson was 32nd (26:50.7).
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. â€” Every football fan has heard the old adage, "Defense wins championships." But your signal caller can also make a huge difference in whether your favorite football team wins or loses. Quarterback play and defense won the game for the Arkansas Razorbacks against the Auburn Tigers on Saturday night at Razorback Stadium.