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September 10th, 2011

Softball district assignments for Classes 3A through B, fall baseball released by OSSAA

September 10, 2011

The Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association announced the fall 2011 district assignments for fast-pitch softball for Classes 3A down through Class B as well as all fall baseball classes.
In Class 3A softball, both LeFlore County teams, Heavener and Spiro, will be host schools. Eufaula will visit Heavener, while Stigler (which eliminated Heavener in last fall's district tournament in Heavener) will be at Spiro.
All four local teams in Class 2A softball will get to be within the county's borders. Panama will entertain Pocola, while Talihina will visit Wister.

Thursday's High School Softball Roundup

September 10, 2011

TALIHINA — A seventh-inning rally lifted the Heavener Lady Wolves to an 8-4 win over the Talihina Lady Golden Tigers Thursday afternoon.
Wister 14, Pocola 6; Pocola 12, Whitesboro 1; Wister JV 5, Whitesboro 2: In Wister, the Lady Wildcats (13-8), who trailed 2-0 in the opening inning against the Lady Indians (6-9), responded with a five-run first inning for a 5-2 lead — which they never relinquished.

Lady Pirate cross country team second at ECU Invitational; Pirates finish in fourth place

September 10, 2011

ADA — The Poteau Lady Pirates cross country team was runner-up at Thursday afternoon's East Central University Meet. The Lady Pirates had 80 points, six points behind team champion Coalgate (74).
Three runners made the top 15. Deven Bond was fourth (14:31.9), Sheridan Hoyer was fifth (14:32.3) and Colleen Peterson was 12th (15:08.5). Samantha Galetka was 42nd (16:54.2), Shandee Staton was 44th (17:07.5), Tabby Waldrop was 46th (17:08.7) and Katie Piquet was 63rd (18:32.3).

'Heavener's best-kept secret' now living in Poteau

September 10, 2011

Jack Davis will no longer be Heavener’s best-kept secret. The former Wolf football star, who went on to play at the University of Oklahoma, the University of Arizona and later with the Denver Broncos of the old American Football League, is living in Poteau after a successful high school coaching career in California.
Davis, 78, is Heavener’s only pro football player, according to

September 9th

Debra Louise Lamb

September 9, 2011

Debra Louise Lamb, 57,
of Panama died Tuesday,
Sept. 6, 2011, in Poteau.
Debra was born May 1,
1954, in Oakland, Calif., to
Leonard and Jean (Rogers)
Lyons. Memorial services
will be held at 2 p.m.,
Monday, Sept. 12, at Shady
Point Baptist Church with
The Rev. Larry Matthiesen
officiating. Arrangements
are under the direction of
Evans and Miller Funeral
Home of Poteau.

Lois Stevens

September 9, 2011

Lois Stevens, 101, of
Talihina died Friday, Sept.
2, 2011, at her home.
Services will be held at 1
p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at
the Talihina Church of
Christ with Phil Smith officiating.
Burial will be at the
Old Talihina Cemetery
under the direction of
Talihina Funeral Home.

Harold Turner

September 9, 2011

Harold Turner, 86, of Weatherford,
Texas, (formerly of Wister) died Monday,
Sept. 5, 2011, in Weatherford. Harold was
born in Wister on April 5, 1925, to Willis
and Tennie Turner. He managed a lumber
yard. Harold loved to fish and tell stories.
He was preceded in death by his parents;
wife, Bernice; sisters Billie June Crawley
and Mary Ruth Love; and brothers, Denver
Leeodis and Glen.
Survivors include his son, Chub and
wife, Ginger Turner of Weatherford;
grandchildren, Kandice of Waxahachie,
Texas, Samuel Don of Weatherford,
Kenneth James of Irving, Texas; three

Opal J. Molton

September 9, 2011

Opal J. Molton, 86, of
Poteau died Wednesday,
Sept. 7, 2011, in Poteau.
Opal was born June 1,
1925, in Wellington, Texas,
to William H. and Nannie
Rebecca (Barker) Gibbons.
She was a homemaker.
Opal was preceded in death by her husband,
Oscar Molton; sons, W.L. Molton
and Archie Molton; four sisters and four
Survivors include her daughter, Annetta
Cortez of Poteau; son, Joe Molton of Shady
Point; eight grandchildren, Danny Andrews,
Niel Andrews, Jeffery Walker, Jody Molton,
Dawn Jones, William Molton, Micheal
Motlon, and Jamie Sample; 24 great-grandchildren;

Margie Billings

September 9, 2011

Margie Billings, 79, formerly
of Poteau died Sept.
4, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark.
She was born June 23,
1932, in Fort Smith to
Lewis LeRoy and Minnie
Evelyn (Pierce) Jackson. A
private family memorial
will be held at a later date.
Cremation services are
under the direction of Grace
Manor Funeral Home,

Police find drugs during traffic stop in Howe

September 9, 2011

Formal charges were
filed against a Heavener
man Wednesday afternoon
stemming from his arrest
in July for allegedly possessing
Jason Lee Ellis, 28, of
Heavener, was charged
with possession of a controlled
dangerous substance
– methamphetamines
and marijuana
after Howe police officers
discovered narcotics hidden
under a seat during a
traffic stop.
According to the affidavit
filed by Howe Police
Officer Michael Oliver, on
July 26, he witnessed Ellis
driving a red Chevy
Cavalier that turned onto
Old State Highway 59
northbound. Oliver followed

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