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Jackie Maxey Blount

August 23, 2011

Jackie Maxey Blount of Poteau died
Friday, Aug. 19, 2011 in Fort Smith, Ark.
Jackie was born in Cedars to Walter and
Jewel Salequa (Hardaway) Maxey. Jackie
was retired from OG&E. She was preceded
in death by her parents; three brothers,
Walter Maxey Jr., Bill Maxey and Cled
Maxey; and her husband, Pete.
Survivors include her daughter and sonin-
law, Salequa and Bob Beams of Greenwood, Ark.; two
grandchildren, Barry Beams
of Greenwood, Kori Beams
of Fayetteville, Ark.; 3 sisters-
in-law, Wanda Maxey
of Wilburton, Virginia
Maxey of Cedars, Elizabeth
Coffey of Oklahoma City;

Anna Lou Burgess

August 23, 2011

Anna Lou Burgess, 78, of
Poteau died Saturday, Aug. 20,
2011, in Poteau.
Anna Lou was born Oct.
11, 1932 to Clovis and Winnie
(Plummer) Neff.
Services were held Monday,
Aug. 22, at Southside Baptist
Church, Poteau.
Interment was in Oakland
Cemetery, Poteau, with
arrangements under the direction
of Evans and Miller
Funeral Home, Poteau.

Unemployment rates on the rise

August 23, 2011

According to a report
from the Oklahoma
Employment Security
Commission, state unemployment
rates have continued
to rise throughout
the month of July.
The OESC states in
their report that in July,
Oklahoma’s seasonally
adjusted unemployment
rate worsened, rising to
5.5 percent over the course
of the month. National
unemployment over the
same period decreased by
0.1 percent to reach 9.1
percent unemployment.
Over the year, the state's
seasonally adjusted unemployment
rate has declined
by a total of 1.5 percent.
From July 2010 to July
2011, statewide unemployment

Hanging out, having fun

August 23, 2011

More than 300 students filled the halls of the Poteau Primary Schools as participation
in the LeFlore County Boys and Girls Club and the 91st Century Program
continues to rise. Fourth grade students play sparkle (a spelling game) and put the
engineering imagination to use with Playdough.

Website has warning regarding local sex offender

August 23, 2011

Allegations have been
made that a registered sex
offender has been going
door to door within the
county introducing himself
as a member of the
Jehovah's Witnesses and
offering home Bible study
to unsuspecting families.
PDN received an email
from the Silentlambs
Organization in which
they forwarded us a chilling
story about what a
local family felt was a
close call.
According to the email
a parent of a 13 year old
daughter and 15 year old
son had been doing home
study with a another couple
who were of the
Jehovah's Witnesses faith.
The couple had to leave

It's Football Tab Week for yours truly this week

August 23, 2011

AUUGGH!!!!! Y'all are saying to yourselves, “Did he just use the 'F' word?” And the answer would be yes, I did — “Football” that is.
As you all know, the last weekend of August, The Poteau Daily News puts out the annual LeFlore County Gridiron Preview, previewing all eight county high school football teams — plus some more items for your enjoyment this season.

Poteau girls outlast Red Oak to win Lady ’Back Classic

August 23, 2011

PANAMA — The title game of the 2011 Lady ’Back Classic was supposed to have been decided Saturday night. It was not — it ended up being decided EARLY Sunday morning.
At 12:55 a.m. Sunday, the Poteau Lady Pirates finally got past the Red Oak Lady Eagles to win the championship. After Red Oak forced the second title game with a 3-0 victory to hand the Lady Pirates their first loss of the season, Poteau responded with a 7-3 win in the second championship game.

Weekend High School Softball Roundup

August 23, 2011

WILBURTON — The weekend ended on a high note for the Arkoma Lady Mustangs as they won fourth place in the Robbers Cave Shootout with an 8-5 win over Haileyville Saturday morning.
Heavener 6, Broken Bow 3; Heavener 6, Wright City 1: Friday in Broken Bow, the Lady Wolves (8-2) broke a 3-3 tie with the host Lady Savages with a three-run seventh inning, with Amber Holt's two-out, two-RBI single providing the game-winning runs.
Editor's Note — Nothing was reported on Howe's games in the Robbers Cave Shootout or Talihina's games in the Healdton Festival.

Weekend High School Baseball Roundup

August 23, 2011

EL RENO — Last May when the Wister Wildcats and Dale Pirates met, it was for the Class 2A State Tournament championship, which was won by the ’Cats 4-2. The same two teams met again Saturday for the finals of the Tournament of Champions at Redlands Community College, and the Pirates avenged the loss.
Dale scored twice in the eighth inning to break a 6-6 tie to win the game 8-6 in eight innings.
Wister (5-1) reached the title game as they outlasted Coleman 13-9 in Friday's semifinals in a battle of Wildcats.

Poteau looks sharp in first football scrimmage

August 23, 2011

CATOOSA — The Poteau Pirates hit the road Friday night to take part in a triangular-controlled football scrimmage against the Catoosa Indians, a Class 4A power that made it all the way into the state semifinal last year, and the Class 6A Tulsa Memorial Chargers.
The scrimmages were formatted where each team would face one of the other two teams in a 15-play series.

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