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Duane Edward Sweeten

August 18, 2011

Duane Edward Sweeten,
41, of Poteau died Monday,
Aug. 15, 2011 in Poteau.
Duane was born May 9,
1970, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Services will be held at 10
a.m., Saturday, Aug. 20, in
Evans Chapel of Memories,
Poteau. Burial will follow
in Fairview Cemetery,
Panama. Arrangements are
under the direction of Evans
and Miller Funeral Home,

Story of local WWII veteran shared

August 18, 2011

“It’s your turn to stay in
Hawaii for a few days with
the captain’s gig while
your less lucky fellow
sailors have to go to sea.
You, like everyone else
there, believe you are safe.
You no more fear attack
than we do here. You get
up and put on your Sunday
morning white uniform.
Your ship is due in that
day, so about 7:50 you get
in the captain’s gig to go
to the fueling doc for gasoline.
Another boat on the
same mission is less than
half a mile ahead of you.
About five minutes from
shore, you see a low-flying
plane, but you have no
cause for alarm. You are

Talihina Farmers' Market continues to grow

August 18, 2011

The Talihina Farmers' Market has
moved to a new home at 400 Second St.
on the corner of Foster and Second Streets
in Talihina.
The property has a house on it at the
present time but the market members are
working to tear it down.
There is an ongoing garage sale at the
location on Fridays and Saturdays.
Members of the market are busy pulling
treasures out of the buildings.
The large home structure and the small
craft building in the back yard, which is
Foster Street, are full of interesting
The sales will continue until the buildings
are gone with a big sale on Labor

KTC fires long time employee

August 18, 2011

The Ki ami chi
Technology Center Board
of Education met Tuesday
evening in Wilburton to
decide the fate of their
District Coordinator of
Marketing and Public
Relations after he was
charged with three crimes
in LeFlore County.
Chad Allen Hull, 46, of
Poteau, was charged with
assault and battery with a
dangerous weapon, domestic
abuse – assault and
battery and stalking stemming
from incidents that
occurred in May involving
him, his ex-wife Barbette
Hull, and a friend of hers.
On the heels of the
charges, along with two
outstanding misdemeanor
warrants in Fort Smith for

Cameron boys humbled by Oktaha in Eagle Classic

August 18, 2011

RED OAK — During Wednesday afternoon's game in the Eagle Classic, Cameron Baseball Coach Kevin Lomon asked Tournament Director and Red Oak Coach Trey Booth if he could start the contest all over once more. Lomon and the Yellowjackets would have done anything to get an answer of yes.
The Oktaha Tigers blasted the ’Jackets for nine runs in the first inning en route to a 12-0, three-inning, run-rule victory in the opening round of the Classic at Eagle Field.

Talihina football team gets its first game-like situation tonight in home scrimmage with Quinton Savages

August 18, 2011

A lot of people, especially the Talihina Golden Tigers football team itself, is anxious to see just how good they can be this season with a bunch of new faces.
That first chance will come at 7 p.m. tonight at Doc Robinson Stadium in a scrimmage against the Quinton Savages.

Panama Lady ’Back Classic Bracket

August 18, 2011

Tuesday's High School Softball Roundup

August 18, 2011

SPIRO — Meochea McKesson's two-out, RBI single with the bases loaded in the eighth inning lifted the Spiro Lady Bulldogs to a 9-8 victory over the Panama Lady Razorbacks.
Arkoma 8, Wilson 3; Panola 9, Arkoma 7: At Robbers Cave Shootout in Wilburton, the Lady Mustangs (2-5) split their first two games in the weeklong event.
Heavener 12, Westville 3; Kansas 8, Heavener 2: In Westville, the Lady Wolves (5-2) split their games in Tuesday's three-way.
Keota 11, Pocola 3: In Pocola, the Lady Indians (1-4) took a 2-1 lead in the opening inning.

Tuesday's High School Baseball Roundup

August 18, 2011

SMITHVILLE — The Wister Wildcats ran their record to 3-0 Tuesday afternoon with a 17-4 five-inning, run-rule victory over the Smithville Braves.
Braggs 10, Leflore 2: In Braggs, the loss dropped the Savages to 1-2 on the season.

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