Ledger/LCJ newsletter 5-7-2023
The Ledger/LCJ newsletter for Sunday
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Bible verse for Sunday
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
LeFlore County scoreboard 5-6-2023
LeFlore County sports scores for Saturday.
Class 4A regional at Cushing
Cushing 6, Poteau 5
Class 2A regional at Preston
Vian 15, Pocola 1
To add scores or information, contact us.
Cushing achieves win over Poteau, 6-5
CUSHING—Cushing broke a 5-5 tie with a run in the eighth inning Saturday to stay undefeated by defeating Poteau for the regional championship and qualify for the Class 4A state tournament this week.
Poteau actually led 4-0 in the Pirates’ hope to win the game and force the “if” game to decide the regional championship.
Cushing, now 25-0, started fighting back and scored a run in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings.
Poteau ends the season with a 25-12 record and finished second in its district behind Fort Gibson, which also qualified for the state tournament.
Cody Bell pitched seven innings, giving up six hits and six runs, three earned with nine strikeouts and two walks.
Holden Mattox was 2-3 with two runs to lead Poteau’s offensive attack.
Cushing 6, Poteau 5
PHS 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0—5 6 5
CHS 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 1—6 6 2
Vian annihilates Pocola, 15-1
PRESTON—Vian eliminated Pocola from the Class 2A regional baseball tournament here Saturday with a 15-1 win over the Indians.
Vian was defeated by Preston in the next game as the Pirates qualified for the state tournament. Pocola ends the season with a 14-11 record.
Aiden Howard hit a solo home run in the bottom of the first for the Indians and finished 1-2 with one run and a RBI. Ayden Hollan had Pocola’s other hit and finished 1-2.
Tanner Buckley pitched one inning, giving up two runs and five hits with two walks, Drew Jones went three innings, allowing 10 hits and 10 runs with two walks before Howard pitched the final inning, giving up a hit with a strikeout and a walk.
Vian 15, Pocola 1
VHS 5 4 2 0 4—15 13 0
PHS 1 0 0 0 0—1 2 0
LeFlore County weather 5-7-2023
LeFlore County weather forecast for Sunday calls for clear skies early with clouds increasing later in the daywith a chance of showers or thunderstorms.
The high is forecast to be 84 degrees with a low of 68.
Sunrise is 6:22 a.m. Sunset is 8:08 p.m.
Average temperatures for May 7 are a high of 79 and low of 52.
Record temperatures for the date were a high of 87 in 1978. The record low was 39 in 1982.
Saturday’s high was 91, which set a new record for the date, breaking a record that had stood since 1977. The low was 65. A total of .11 inches of rain was recorded, bringing the monthly total to .32. Average rainfall for May is 6.20 inches.
Last year on May 7, the high was 83 with a low of 62.
Obituary for David Nobles
David Eugene Nobles, 59, of Heavener was born July 11, 1963 in Poteau to Harold and Mary Sue (Hamner) Nobles and passed away May 4, 2023 in Shearwood, Arkansas.
Funeral service is 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel with Dylan Roberts officiating. Interment will follow in the Reichert Cemetery, under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener, Oklahoma.
David was a 1982 graduate of Panama High School. He was a longtime resident of the area and a roughneck in the Oil Field. David loved spending time with his family and friends. He especially loved to grill on the smoker. David was a loving dad, grandpa, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. He will be missed by his family and all who knew him.
He is survived by two daughters Stephanie Nobles of Spiro and Stacey Nobles of St. Ignace, Michigan; a step-daughter, Nikki Hope of Poteau; two step-sons Jarrett Goforth of Howe and Derrick Taylor of Coalgate; a sister, Linda Clinton, of Heavener; a brother, Gary Don Nobles, of Heavener; a grandson, Brody Smith; and numerous other loved ones and a host of friends
He was preceded in death by his parents Harold and Mary Sue Nobles; and one brother, Tony Nobles.
Pallbearers are Daryl Hetherington, Mike Turnipseed, Brian Tackett, Randy McKinney and Jo Davis.
Viewing is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.
To sign David’s online guestbook please visit www.dowdenrobertsfuneralhome.com.
Obituary for Gomer Loyd
Gomer “Johnny” Loyd, the grandpa who would let any granddaughter or great-granddaughter paint his nails and curl what little hair he had, passed away in Fort Smith, Arkansas May 1, 2023.
Johnny was born in Pauls Valley to Christopher Loyd and Ruby (Jones) Loyd. He lived a long and healthy 89 years, to which he would claim was because he was a “meat and potatoes kind of guy”.
A family memorial service will be at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener.
Johnny was a long-time resident of Summerfield. He retired from Kenco Plastics in 1997. Once he was bored of retirement, he opened a tire shop in Summerfield and soon thereafter, decided to give the cattle business a try. He officially retired from everything in 2013 and thus began his 2 p.m. every day naps. Fishing, camping, gardening, taking drives to nowhere, and reading books are all things that he loved. He never passed up the chance to play a game of dominoes or to have a coffee at the local watering hole. But he was always best at being a grandpa. His face would light up when he was around his family and never failed to let them all know they got their looks from him. Johnny was a member of Heart O’ The Hills Church and served in the Oklahoma National Guard for seven years.
He is survived by his wife, Rosey (Turner) Loyd, of the home; one daughter, Tawanna Thornburg; one brother, Curtis Loyd; seven grandchildren Tissa Carter, Amanda McBride, Alice Thornburg, Justin Thornburg and Cortney Henson; 15 great-grandchildren Kenden Thornburg, Amya Thornburg, Tanton Martinez, Maryah Childs Hartsfield, Nathan Childs, Sean McBride, Ethan McBride, Rhianna McBride, Dale Pearson, Chris Pearson, Brook Pearson, Montana Pearson, Abagail Carter, Raeleigh Henson and Kaiden Jackson; one daughter-in-law, Jean Fetters; and numerous other loved ones and a host of life-long friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Inona (Turner) Loyd; two sons Christopher E. Loyd and Gregory M. Loyd; and a granddaughter, Christina (Loyd) Pearson.
To sign Johnny’s online guestbook please visit www.dowdenrobertsfuneralhome.com