September 13th, 2011
Retha Mitchell Barnes, 83, of Hartford,
Ark., died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, in a
Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker
and member of the Hartford First Baptist
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday,
Sept. 12, at First Baptist Church of Hartford
with burial at Monroe Cemetery under the
direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood,
Viewing will be Sunday from 1-9 p.m. at the funeral
home, where the family will visit with friends from 2-5
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, A.C.
Barnes; three daughters, Sharon White and husband
NORMAN â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team split its final two games in the University of Oklahoma Tournament Saturday at the OU Softball Complex.
Poteau began the day with a 4-2 win over the Choctaw Lady Yellowjackets, but lost a hard-fought 1-0 contest to the Washington Lady Warriors.
HOWE â€” For the second straight fall, the championship plaque of the Howe Wood Bat Tournament is going to Wister High School.
The Wildcats doubled up the Cameron Yellowjackets 4-2 Saturday night at Lions Field to win their second straight Wood Bat Tournament title.
The â€™Cats began the day with a 12-1 four-inning, run-rule win over the Whitesboro Bulldogs in one championship semifinal, while the â€™Jackets got a no-hitter from Alex Humphries to defeat the Clayton Bulldogs 8-0 in a five-inning, run-rule victory in the other semfinal.
Saturday afternoon, our business manager, Paula Midgley (whose husband, George, writes the weekly Lookin' Down the Barrel outdoor column every Thursday) send me a text message. The message said that this individual was disappointed in the fact that nothing was reported on last week's LeFlore County Junior High Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament.
I responded by simply saying, â€śNo one ever called in scores to me.â€ť
HENRYETTA â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves cross country team won Saturday morning's Henryetta Invitational.
The Lady Wolves scored 79 points, with Quinton and Glenpool tying for second (97 points).
Two Lady Wolves finished in the top 10 â€” Araceli Farias was seventh (14:26) and Johna Enger was eighth (14:46). Kaylen Leder was 17th (15:23), Jazmin Cruz was 19th (15:38) and Caitlin Carson was 28th (16:50).
The Wolves were third in their meet with 89 points. Host Henryetta won its own meet with 36 points, with Glenpool runner-up (76 points).
Tuesday, September 13
from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
there will be a Special
School Bond Election for
Monroe, Shady Point, and
Red Oak Schools.
Secretary of the LeFlore
County Election Board,
Phillip Zearley, offered
tips to voters on how to
make their voice heard.
Zearley stated that following
instructions posted at the
polling place and inside
the voting booths is essential.
If a mistake is made
in marking a ballot, voters
should not try and correct
the error, but should
instead return the ballot to
poll workers for destruction.
A new ballot will be
IDABEL â€” The Poteau Pirates made it 2-for-2 to begin the season as they routed the Idabel Warriors 42-7 Friday night.