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Archive - Oct 2011


October 14th

Pocola 'pinked-out' Talihina last week at home; assistant coach writes touching story about game's atmosphere

October 14, 2011

For those who attended last Friday night's District 2A-6 game at John Carter Field between the homestanding Pocola Indians and the visiting Talihina Golden Tigers, they saw a pretty exciting game — won by Pocola 34-33.
But those fans in attendance, they got to notice something different, not truly related to the game. John Carter Field's football stripes were painted pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month — in fact, the “G” at the north end zone's goal line is still pink, albeit a faded pink.

Busy with Bandit League; Balloonfest, barbecue next weekend

October 14, 2011

It was a rough week for my Poteau third-grade Bandit League football team, but it's been a fun time.
Three of our four teams will be in action Saturday in Stilwell, with the sixth-grade game beginning at 2 p.m., followed by the third-grade contest at 3 p.m. and the fourth-grade game at 4 p.m. There will not be a fifth-grade contest this week. The sixth-graders will put their undefeated streak on the line as they have not lost a game in their Bandit League careers.

Fifth-Grade Bandits

October 14, 2011

Fourth-Grade Bandits

October 14, 2011

Third-Grade Bandits

October 14, 2011

October 13th

Poteau faces big road game tonight at Sallisaw

October 13, 2011

Last week, the Poteau Pirates got a big District 4A-4 win as they celebrated homecoming with a 24-0 win over the Stilwell Indians at Costner Stadium.
“Especially after the last three weeks, we needed it (the win over Stilwell),” Poteau Coach Jeff Broyles said. “And I liked the way in which we did win. We really felt like we really dominated the game. I was pleased.”

Russel Eugene Hunt

October 13, 2011

Russel Eugene Hunt,
94, of Poteau died Monday,
Oct. 10, 2011, in Poteau.
Russel was born Jan. 13,
1917, in Barkley, Kan., to
William and Bessie (Hauser)
Hunt. He was a truck driver.
Russel’s grandchildren
were very special to him
and he loved them all.
Grandson Zachary enjoyed
spending time with his
grandpa trying to beat him
at card games. Zachary
gave him his haircuts when
he was no longer able to go
to the barber.
Russel is survived by his
wife of 31 years, Willie
Jean of the home; daughters,
Jean Lane and Laurel
Cockrell of Stockton, Mo.;
sons, Chuck Hunt and his

Pride of Poteau takes home first place

October 13, 2011

The Poteau High School Band recently won first place in Class 4A at the Bron Warren Tournament of Bands at
East Central University Tigerpalooza in Ada. The band also received awards for Drum Major, Drumline, Best
Visual and they tied with Durant for Best General Effect.

Oakes guilty

October 13, 2011

A Poteau man has
pleaded guilty to federal
charges after he attempted
to bribe a witness in a federal
case against his son.
The United States
Attorney’s Office for the
Eastern District of
Oklahoma, announced
Tuesday that Tom Oakes,
age 64, of Poteau, pled
guilty to tampering with a
Witness or Victim.
According to a press
release issued in the case,
charges arose from an
investigation by the Poteau
Police Department and the
Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco and Firearms.
The federal indictment
alleged that on or about
August 26, 2011,Oakes,
did knowingly attempt to

Abandoned house fire

October 13, 2011

Poteau firefighters had a late night Tuesday after a home on the corner of South
Walters Street and Conser Avenue burst into flames. According to Poteau Fire Chief
Jon Pickel the Poteau Fire Department responded to the blaze at approximately 11
p.m. and remained on scene until approximately 3:30 p.m. The house was reported
as unoccupied and firefighters on the scene said that the abandoned home was
quickly engulfed in flame. Firefighters kept the fire from spreading, but Chief
Pickel says that the home was a total loss. The cause of the inferno is as of yet undetermined.


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