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October 30th

Fort Gibson outlasts Poteau in crucial district contest; loss severely hurts playoff chances for Pirates

October 30, 2011

FORT GIBSON — In a game that was about as back and forth as one could get, it was the Poteau Pirates who came out on the short end of the stick in Friday night's District 4A-4 road game against the Fort Gibson Tigers.
After 70 points were put up in the first half, 85 points were added in the second half. But the bad news for the Pirates was that three more of those points were put up by the Tigers as they outlasted the Pirates 59-56.

Heavener keeps inside track to postseason with road win over Panama

October 30, 2011

PANAMA — The Panama Razorbacks came out for the second straight week and played a tough game against another county team.
But unlike last week's victory over archrival Pocola, in the end, this week it wasn't enough.
The Heavener Wolves would take home the victory in the fourth quarter by a final score of 28-14 in a crucial District 2A-6 contest Friday night at George Ollie Stadium.

Arkoma too much for Bokoshe

October 30, 2011

ARKOMA — The Arkoma Mustangs took care of busines quickly Friday night at Mustang Field, mercy ruling the Bokoshe Tigers 46-0 with just over three minutes left in the first half.

Spiro keeps playoff hopes alive by winning home finale over Atoka

October 30, 2011

SPIRO — The Spiro Bulldogs kept their slim playoff hopes alive Friday night as they defeated the Atoka Wampus Cats 23-7 in their home finale at McClain Stadium.

Playoff chances dashed for Talihina with loss to Hartshorne

October 30, 2011

TALIHINA — There will not be any postseason games this season for the Talihina Golden Tigers.
The Golden Tigers ended their home regular season with a heartbreaking 27-21 loss to the Hartshorne Miners Friday night at Doc Robinson Stadium.

Pansy Kidd Middle School eighth-graders cap 7-0 season with win over Fort Gibson; Poteau freshmen, PKMS seventh-graders suffer losses

October 30, 2011

The Pansy Kidd Middle School eighth-grade football team wrapped up a perfect 7-0 season with a 24-0 win over the Fort Gibson Tigers on a rainy, cold Thursday night at Costner Stadium.
But the Poteau freshmen and PKMS seventh-graders suffered losses. The Pirate freshmen lost 22-16, while the seventh-graders fell 24-0.

October 28th

Ruby L. Ray

October 28, 2011

Ruby L. Ray, 85, of Poteau died
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, in Poteau. She
was born Jan. 11, 1926, in Cauthron, Ark,
to James David and Minnie Emma Lee
(Holmes) Stuart. She was a loving mother,
grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and
great-aunt.
She was preceded in death by her parents;
her husband, Burlen Ray; and brother and sister-inlaw,
J.B. and Florence Stuart.
Ruby is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Ricky
Joe Latta and wife Pam of Poteau; two grandchildren,
Jennifer Jo Lokken and Jessie Green; a great-grandchild,
Sydney Watson; nieces, Linda and Theo Johnson of

James Dearld Graham

October 28, 2011

James Dearld Graham, 26, of Heavener
died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, in Poteau.
James was born Feb. 12, 1985, in Fort Smith,
Ark., to James Gearld and Sherry Sue (White)
Graham. James was an auto detailer. He was
preceded in death by his grandmother, Agnes
M. Graham; stepmother, Paula J. Graham,
grandfather, Neal White; great-grandparents,
Rubin and Polly White; grandparents, Elba and Henry T.
Rogers; and stepfather, Alan McCullough.
Survivors include his mother, Sherry McCullough of
Summerfield; father, James Graham of Heavener; eight

Local post office affected by cuts

October 28, 2011

Rumors that Postal
employees at the Poteau
location could face the loss
of their jobs have been
labeled as false by the U.S.
Postal Service Corporate
Communications Specialist
for Oklahoma, Dionne
Montague.
It had recently been
rumored that the Poteau Post
Office was facing the loss of
up to three employees due
the postal downsize and budget
cuts that have been affecting
post office’s across the
nation. But according to
Montague, that is not so.
“Employees at the Poteau
location will not lose jobs.
They won’t face lay-off’s or
firing,” said Montague. “If

Commissioners continue to take flak for Rogers

October 28, 2011

A local political party appeared before
the LeFlore County Commissioners to ask
for an investigative audit of the county.
Dewey Harrison, a representative of the
LeFlore County Tea Party was given five
minutes to speak to the commissioners
regarding the ongoing issue. The exchange
was heated from the start.
“The Tea Party has now decided we
would like to ask for an investigative
audit.” Harrison said. “We have examined
the audits closely, and if there is any disagreement
here we would like for you to
tell us we’re wrong, but the audits clearly

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