ames, especially beach volleyball. We used to play beach volleyball every day at 3 p.m. at Reece's Cabinet Shop for 10 years. I MEAN every day as long as the temperature was above 32 degrees â€” and it wasn't lightning.
We loved it, and had a great time â€” but we were highly competitive. One day, I went up to block a spike by Cornel â€śStagecoach Brake Handleâ€ť Reece, and he hit it straight down. I just couldn't block it because I was at a blocking angle and he hit it down the line (in non-volleyball English, he crushed the ball straight ahead). If you know Cornel, then you know every sport he plays, he thinks he's in the Olympics â€” and has only one speed, fast. That's how he does everything, hard and fast.
We both look at each other across the net after his â€śThunder Spikes,â€ť and he would always say, â€śYeah, I'll spike on your mama, and steal your lunch money!â€ť What? Nobody talks about my mama! Now, it was fixing to get ugly.
My partner, Gary â€śThe Great White Hunterâ€ť Morris serves Cornel. Cornel passes the ball to his partner, â€śBig Alâ€ť Alan McDaniel. â€śBig Alâ€ť sets the ball up for Cornel, who rushes the net for the spike. But I was there to revenge for my poor ol' mama, and defend her honor. I go up for the block well over the top of the net, and Cornel spikes the ball. I felt like I was in the movie, â€śMeet the Parents.â€ť
Cornel hits the ball hard, but his â€śfan belt fingerâ€ť jams straight into my left ring finger (Note: Cornel's â€śfan belt fingerâ€ť was the result of him working on his hot rod and it shaved the sides off making it shaped like a shovel).
I came down with a knot on my finger the size of a golf ball, and it's been there for 13 years now! The thing about my knot is if I hit it or get too close to a high-powered microwave oven when it's on, it shoots a volt of electricity all the way up my left arm and my left eye twitches â€” and I about pee my pants.
I finally went to the doctor, and they are going to do surgery on Monday. Come to find out, it's a cyst, and it's on some nerves. So, the doctor has to put me out so I don't move around to take it out!
Red-White Interteam Scrimmage
The Poteau Pirates will have their Red-White Scrimmage at 7 p.m. Saturday at Costner Stadium.
While there will not be any admission charged, donations of body wash and deodorant will be gladly accepted.
The Poteau Pirate Quarterback Club will have a tailgate party, and have a burger basket of a hamburger/cheeseburger, chips and a drink for $5.
Be there to support your 2012 Poteau Pirates.
â€śBeat the Heat Music Festâ€ť
The â€śBeat the Heat Music Festâ€ť Battle of the Bands Competition will be Sept. 22 at Heavener Runestone Park. The gates will open at 10 a.m., and the event will last to approximately 10:30 p.m.
The entry fee for bands wishing to compete is $50, and the deadline to enter is Sept. 14.
Advanced tickets cost $3, while tickets at the gate will be $5. Children ages 3 and younger will be admitted free. All proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of LeFlore County.
For additional information, call (918) 647-7136 or email Clay Roper at email@example.com.
Save the world â€” recycle.
God bless our troops and our veterans.
Have a great weekend.
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