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Then, there were three teams left

October 4, 2011

Just think, a couple of weeks ago, there were 12 LeFlore County fast-pitch softball teams and all five fall baseball teams still playing. Now, we're down to three.
The Panama Lady Razorbacks (Class 2A) and Wister Wildcats (Class A) are at their respective state tournaments, while the Poteau Lady Pirates will finally play some postseason games this week as they were named a Class 4A Regional Tournament host team.
Class 4A Regional Tournament
At Poteau

OU looks like it's ready for Texas

October 4, 2011

NORMAN — Saturday night's game at Owen Field against the Ball State Cardinals could have been a scary game. For starters, the Cardinals entered with only one loss, and beat Big 10 opponent Indiana (coached by former Oklahoma Sooner Assistant Coach Kevin Wilson) — and not to mention it was the last game before the annual Red River Shootout, which will be at 11 a.m. this Saturday at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.

Poteau, Heavener cross country runners participate in OSU Jamboree Saturday morning

October 4, 2011

STILLWATER — The Poteau and Heavener high school cross country runners participated in the 75th annual Oklahoma State Jamboree Saturday morning.
In the Class 4A-5A girls division, the Poteau Lady Pirates were 15th with 405 points.
Deven Bond led the way for the Lady Pirates as she was 46th (13:12.95), followed by Sheridan Hoyer in 51st (13:20.72), Colleen Peterson in 104th (14:22.57), Tabitha Waldrop in 131st (15:15.66), Samantha Galetka in 135th (15:24.11), Shandee Staton in 147th (16:05.89) and Katie Piquet in 153rd (16:34.18).

Whitesboro boys fall short of repeat trip to Class B Fall State Tournament

October 4, 2011

RED OAK — The Whitesboro Bulldogs baseball team was hoping to make it two straight fall seasons in which it ended the season at the Class B State Tournament. Unfortunately, it didn't happen for them this fall.
The Bulldogs lost their Class B Regional Tournament opener 17-0 to the host Red Oak Eagles Thursday afternoon, then lost an elimination game to the Stuart Hornets Friday afternoon.
The Bulldogs end the season at 13-15.

James A. Lewallen

October 4, 2011

James A. Lewallen, 67, of Poteau died Wednesday,
Sept. 28, 2011, in Poteau. James was born in Zoe on Jan.
21, 1944, to Marion J. and Lucinda J. (Dunn) Lewallen.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the
Oakland Cemetery Pavilion with the Rev. Jim Cook officiating.
Burial will follow. Arrangements are under the
direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.

Charles L. Anderson

October 4, 2011

Charles L. Anderson, 77, of Poteau died Wednesday,
Sept. 28, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark. Charles was born Aug.
11, 1934, to Charles “Woody” Anderson.
Services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 6, at Evans
Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Jim Cook officiating.
Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Evans and Miller
Funeral Home, Poteau, is handling arrangements.

For the love of learning

October 4, 2011

Theses second grade boys from Poteau Primary School who attend the Boys and
Girls Club of LeFlore County after-school program, are enjoying some time on the
computer. The BGCLC after-school program, is a non-profit organization that
relies on the support of the community. To make a donation or find out more about
the services the BGCLC offers contact Ryan Brand at 918 647-7136.

Woman sues county after December accident

October 4, 2011

A lawsuit was filed in
the LeFlore County Court
Clerk's Office Wednesday
naming the county as a
defendant after a woman
was injured in an automobile
According to the petition
filed by Attorney
Gary Buckles on behalf of
his client, Krista
McCurtain, she claims that
LeFlore County and
Bradley Lewis, 20, of
Duncan,Okla., were both
negligent in their actions
which caused her injury.
On December 11,
McCurtain was a passenger
in a 1999 Pontiac four
door driven by Lewis. At
approximately 4 a.m. they
were traveling down Green
Hill Road, two miles east

Local couple returns from missions trip

October 4, 2011

Southern Africa was the
focus of Dr. Ron and
Janice Hesser’s recent
ministry trip to Africa in
2011, sponsored by the
missionary support organization,
Crio Ministries,
they founded ten years
ago. Leadership conferences
were held in
Johannesburg, and Cape
Town, S. Africa, and one
in Lusaka, Zambia with
eight African nations represented.
More than 150 pastors
attended the three conferences
where discipleship
and service in the local
community were emphasized.
While Pastor Ron taught
the men, Janice led the
ladies in the Fruit of the
Spirit and marriage issues

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