Archive - Aug 2011
If you're a high school football player or coach, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011 has been circled on the calendar for quite some time. That is the day which high school football teams can begin practicing for their 2011 seasons, which officially begin in September.
There's always some kind of heat issues high school football teams will deal with when practice begins every August. But this year, when practice begins Tuesday for the 2011 season, this summer's heatwave may be the worst ever. Thus, it's making the teams plan accordingly.
â€śI've never seen heat like this,â€ť Spiro Coach Chris Bunch said. â€śWe've got to be real careful because of it. We can't take a chance of the kids getting hurt. One thing, we're going to give them as much water as possible, and we probably won't go as long as we normally would.â€ť
While at Briggs Middle School in Tahlequah, Tyler Massey was only coaching football. When the chance presented itself to be able to coach even more, he took the opportunity by the horns.
Massey is the new Bokoshe football coach, and will also help out in basketball and baseball.
The LeFlore County
Sheriffâ€™s Department shut
down a major clandestine
Wednesday evening after
a six month investigation
came to an end.
Michael Chapell, 37,
and Clinton Dewayne
Greene, 46, both of Spiro,
were arrested on charges
of aggravated manufacturing
possession of stolen firearms,
possession of marijuana,
possession of video
surveillance equipment in
the commission of a felony,
possession of firearms
after former felony conviction
and possession of
According to Sheriff
Bruce Curnutt, his department
Patricia Ann Slate, 67, of Spiro died Thursday, Aug. 4,
2011. Memorial Services will be conducted at a later date
under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of
The Poteau Valley Improvement
Authority is asking residents to conserve
water following a record setting summer
of high temperatures and drought.
According to Don Goforth, PVIA
manager, the problem isnâ€™t with water
availability or the capacity of the water
treatment plant at Wister Lake. The problem
is with distribution.
â€śThere is plenty of water in Wister
Lake and the treatment plant has adequate
capacity. The problem is with distribution.
LeFlore County is just using
water faster than we can pump it,â€ť
Goforth said that if consumers donâ€™t
2011 Competitive Church League
As of July 26
Team W L
Sugarloaf Christian Fellowship 9 0
Thessalonian Baptist Church 8 1
Heart O' Hills Church 6 3
Sugarloaf Chr. Fellowship II 6 3
Double Branch Baptist Church 5 4
House of Hope Church 4 6
Immanuel Baptist Church 3 6
Poteau Church of Christ II 3 6
Bethel Baptist Church 2 7
Poteau First Assembly of God 2 7
Poteau Church of Christ 2 7
Field No. 1
Battiest vs. Vian, 8 a.m.; Vian vs. Wister, 9:20 a.m.; Panama vs. Glenpool, 10:40 a.m.; Catoosa vs. Hilldale, noon; Hilldale vs. Konawa, 1:20 p.m.; Panama vs. Konawa, 2:40 p.m.; Panama vs. Davenport, 4 p.m.; Checotah vs. Broken Bow, 5:20 p.m.; Hartshorne vs. Sallisaw, 6:40 p.m.; Broken Bow vs. Hartshorne, 8 p.m.
Field No. 2