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December 19th

Joe Darneal

December 19, 2011

Joe Darneal, 60, of Spiro died Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, at Victory Worship Center under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.

Jerry Wayne Baker

December 19, 2011

Jerry Wayne Baker, 60, of Poteau died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, in Poteau.
Jerry was born April 29, 1951, in Falls City, Neb., to LeMoyne Cecil and Anna Marie (Schlosser) Baker. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines, serving in Vietnam. He was employed at Pansy Kidd Middle School in Poteau. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Poteau. Jerry loved to play with his grandchildren, do woodworking, collect coins for his children and grandchildren, and raise Rottweilers. He always worked hard for his family. He was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents.

December 17th

Poteau QB named District 4A-4's Co-Offensive Player of the Year; four other Pirates makes All-District Team

December 17, 2011

Poteau Pirate senior quarterback Wilson Klutts pretty much re-wrote the Poteau High School quarterbacking records — and the District 4A-4 coaches were quite aware of that.
Klutts was named the Co-Offensive Player of the Year for District 4A-4. He threw for 2,346 yards and 24 touchdowns, while rushing for 337 yards and five TDs.
Klutts was not the only Pirate who was honored by District 4A-4. Four other Poteau players made the All-District 4A-4 Team — wide receiver Blake Roley, linebacker Jake McMillin, cornerback Jesse Woodson and offensive linemen Jarrett Demory

Poteau High School Sports Hall of Fame being revived again

December 17, 2011

After having about an eight-year hiatus, several members of the Poteau High School family have gotten together and are in the process of arranging a Hall of Fame Induction Banquet on May 25, 2011. The All School Reunion will be May 26-27, 2012, which is the Memorial Day Weekend.
1. They must have been out of PHS for the minimum of five years. This will enable for the prospective inductee to present any collegiate achievements.

Poteau wrestlers pin losses on Blanchard, Newcastle

December 17, 2011

BLANCHARD — The Poteau Pirates wrestling team posted road victories over host Blanchard and Newcastle in Thursday's triangular. The Pirates defeated the host Lions 44-16, while pinning a 42-27 loss on the Racers.
In the win over the Lions, the Pirates (9-4 this season in duals) got pinfall victories from Devin Anderson, Tyler Tustin, Tanner Sanders, Derek Francis, Chevy Galetka and Luis Gonzales, while getting forfeited wins by Grant Wilson and Daylon Brewton.

Thursday's High School Boys Basketball Roundup

December 17, 2011

BOKOSHE — The Cameron Yellowjackets jumped out to a big lead, then maintained it to post a 64-37 victory over the Bokoshe Tigers Thursday night at Bokoshe Tigers Fieldhouse.
Heavener 55, Wister 40: In Heavener, the Wolves (3-3) jumped out to a 15-10 lead after one period, which increased to a 26-18 halftime advantage. Heavener then outscored Wister 29-22 in the second half.
Leflore 65, Pittsburg 32: In Leflore, the Savages (10-2) jumped out to a 16-7 lead, en route to a 36-15 halffime advantage and a 55-21 lead after three periods.

Thursday's High School Girls Basketball Roundup

December 17, 2011

HEAVENER — It took an extra session, but the Heavener Lady Wolves were finally able to put away the Wister Lady Wildcats. Thanks to a 10-2 overtime period, the Lady Wolves downed the Lady Wildcats 46-38 Thursday night at the Heavener Gym.
Bokoshe 71, Cameron 18: In Bokoshe, the Lady Tigers (9-1) bounced back from Tuesday night's home loss to Arkoma in a big way.
The Lady Tigers jumped out to a 17-7 lead after one quarter, 33-12 at halftime and 51-13 after three periods.

The lights of Branson — and a little trout fishing

December 17, 2011

Hello, everyone. Where has the year gone? Can you believe its almost Christmas?
Lots of families are taking the drive up to Branson, Mo., to check out all the cool lights, and do a little shopping while they are there.
For all you guys out there that hate to shop, here's an idea. While the ladies are shopping, head over Taneycomo River and do some trout fishing. I recently filmed a show there. I spent the day on the water with my longtime friend, retired professional angler John Sappington.

December 16th

Russell Plummer

December 16, 2011

Russell Plummer, 67, of Spiro died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, at Mallory-Martin Chapel under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.

Highway partially closed due to accident

December 16, 2011

State Highway 59S is currently closed to all but small passenger vehicles. A semi, which was transporting a wide load, has the roadway blocked after the load shifted.
A partial lane remains open as Law Enforcement and work crews wait for a crane to arrive from Tulsa to replace the load onto the trailer.
According to witnesses, small cars and trucks can pass through the partially obstructed lane but semi tractor trailers are blocked from traveling through the narrow lane.

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