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August 20th

Heavener girls blank Howe Thursday afternoon

August 20, 2011

HEAVENER — The game did not have the feel of a run-rule game Thursday afternoon when the Howe Lady Lions took the five-mile trip south down U.S. Highway 59 to meet the Heavener Lady Wolves.
But in the end, it ended up being just that as a four-run fifth inning got the Lady Wolves an 8-0, run-rule victory over the Lady Lions, who saw their five-game winning streak snapped.

Thursday's High School Baseball Roundup

August 20, 2011

EL RENO — The Wister Wildcats got their appearance in the 2011 Tournament of Champions off to a good start Thursday afternoon, run ruling the host Union City Tigers 12-2 Thursday at Redlands Community College.
The Wildcats played Coleman on Friday with the winner meeting the Okarche-Dale winner at 4 p.m. this afternoon in Union City for the championship.
The Wister-Coleman loser and the Okarche-Dale loser will play for third place at 2 p.m. this afternoon in Union City.
Leflore 9, Panola 2; McCurtain 7, Leflore 4: In Panola, the Savages (2-3) split their games in Thursday's three-way.

Talihina offense shows promise in Thursday night scrimmage against Quinton

August 20, 2011

TALIHINA — Two things were pretty visible to Talihina Golden Tigers Football Coach Kelly Gravitt.
One, his offensive unit may be pretty productive after all, considering a lot of his skilled players graduated from last season's 11-1 team — which won District 2A-6.
The Golden Tigers had two nice drives deep into Quinton red-zone territory, and probably would have scored had the 10-play scripted drive not stopped drives.

August 19th

Bobbie Jean (Abernathy) Bell

August 19, 2011

Bobbie Jean (Abernathy) Bell, 52, of
Bokoshe died Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, in
Fort Smith, Ark.
Bobbie was born Dec. 20, 1958, in
Poteau to Jim Bob and Janice Laverne
(Richardson) Abernathy Jr. Bobbie worked
for the LeFlore County Assessor for 14
Survivors include her husband, Mike of the home;
daughters and sons-in-law, Misty and Joe Walker of
Bokoshe, Britney and Jansen Hambright of Spiro; son and
daughter-in-law, Michael and Brittany Bell of Cameron;
five grandsons, Hayden Bell, Trenton Massey, Cameron
Massey, Coby Bell and Tanner Hambright; her parents,

Joey Humphreys

August 19, 2011

Joey Humphreys, 39, of
Talihina died Aug. 16, 2011,
in Talihina.
Services will be held at
10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20
at the County Line Church,
Whitesboro, with Cloy
Mallett officiating.
Cremation services will
be provided by Talihina
Funeral Home.

Wesley Don Moss

August 19, 2011

Wesley Don Moss, 33, of
Spiro died Aug. 18, 2011,
in Poteau.
He was born Jan. 22,
1978, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Services will be held at
10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20,
at Grace Manor Memorial
Chapel, Poteau.
Burial will follow at
Spiro City Cemetery.
Services are under the
direction of Grace Manor
Funeral Home, Spiro.

Road rage goes too far

August 19, 2011

A road rage incident led
to charges against a
Panama woman this week
after she allegedly threw
objects at another vehicle
striking a young child in
the face.
Jamie Jean Lovell, 39,
of Panama, was formally
charged in the LeFlore
County District Court with
the felony charge of throwing
a substance or object
at a moving vehicle or
The charges stem from
an incident that reportedly
began in Fort Smith, Ark.,
and continued into Pocola
on July 11.

Freeze for a cause

August 19, 2011

Joely Branscum and Cheryl McCleary collect donated school supplies at the recent
Annual OKDHS Child Support Ice Cream Freeze-off located in the lobby of the
LeFlore County courthouse. The celebrity judges were District Judge Jon Sullivan,
Poteau Police officer Jason Bandy and Oklahoma Child Support Specialist Tony
Bradshaw. The Treasurer's office took home the first place title with their homemade
“Apple Pie” ice cream. The annual ice cream freeze-off was held in honor of
Child Support Awareness Month. Thank you to all who participated in the event.

Words ARe important

August 19, 2011

School has started and students at the
Poteau Primary School are diving into
reading. Starting in kindergarten through
second grade, students engage in the
Accelerated Reader Program.
In the program, students read or are
read books and then take a computerized
test over the book at school. Based
on the scores from those tests, students
are awarded AR points. These points are
totaled throughout the year and factor
into contests held by the school.
Poteau Schools and the Parent-
Teacher Association also sponsor two
book fairs a year, one in Fall and one in

Poteau in three-way scrimmage tonight at Catoosa along with Tulsa Memorial

August 19, 2011

The Poteau Pirates will get their first taste of competition on the gridiron tonight when they will be in a three-way scrimmage at Catoosa with the host Indians and Tulsa Memorial beginning at 5 p.m.

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