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Paul “Butch” Dora

September 16, 2011

Paul “Butch” Dora, 41,
of Poteau died Wednesday,
Sept. 14, 2011. Services are
pending under the direction
of Evans and Miller Funeral
Home of Poteau.

Arkoma student accused of rape at school

September 16, 2011

An Arkoma football player is behind bars Thursday
morning for second degree rape charges after a victim
came forward and filed a complaint against him.
Tyler Sweeten, 18, of Arkoma, was arrested on
Wednesday after the minor victim in the alleged crime
reported the incident to LeFlore County District
Attorney’s investigators.
According to court documents, the alleged crime
against the minor victim happened while on school
Thursday afternoon, Sweeten appeared in front of
Special Jeff Judge Singer at 1:30 p.m. for a bond hearing.

Pa u l i n e Wood

September 16, 2011

Pa u l i n e
Wood, 93,
of Poteau
died Sept.
14, 2011, in
Poteau. She
was born
Feb. 8,
1918, in
Rufe to Abe Jacob and
Kattie Francis (Kight)
Mills. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in
death by her parents; her
beloved husband Wyatt
Winston Wood, a daughter
Francis Ruth Wood; three
brothers, Earl Mills,
Leonard Jake Mills and
Arthur James Mills; two
sisters, Lizzie Walker and
Gertrude Moore; and one
grandson, Dennis LeForce.
Pauline is survived by a
son and daughter-in-law,
Bob and Cathey Wood of
Poteau; daughters and sonsin-
law, Mary Lee and Jim

Martinez/Ducan scholarship softball tournament planned

September 16, 2011

The First Annual Officer
Danny Martinez Jr. and
Deputy Dustin Duncan
Memorial Scholarship
Fund Co-Ed Softball
Tournament will be
October 8 at the Panama
softball fields. entry fee is
$100 per team. The tournament
will consist of
teams of seven men and
three women using 44 core
balls. Senior league and
Ultra 2 bats are prohibited.
There is a three home run
limit, home runs scored
after the limit will be
counted as singles. There
will be a home run derby
at noon.
Proceeds from the tournament
will be used to
fund a memorial scholarship
in the names of

Allen speaks to Rotary

September 16, 2011

The Rotary Club of Poteau was honored to have Senator Mark Allen as the guest
speaker for their September 14th meeting. The Senator shared his passion for serving our part of the state. He stated the people of southeast Oklahoma put him in office and it is their interest he will always look out for. The Poteau Rotary Club meets Wednesdays, at noon, in the second story dining room of EOMC.

Memorial Bug Run

September 16, 2011

The Second Annual
Ricky D. Hill Memorial
Bug Run will be this
Saturday, September 17 at
Corgill’s Yamaha at 2010
North Broadway in Poteau.
Sign in starts at 8 p.m. and
departures begin at 9 p.m.
All motorcycles, cars, and
trucks are welcome, so
long as they can maintain
highway speeds. The entry
fee is $20 per driver plus
$5 for every passenger.
The route for this year’s
Bug Run will start at
Corgill’s Yamaha in Poteau
and continue on to
Heavener before going
through Wister and returning
to Corgill’s Yamaha.
Alcohol, drugs, and bad
attitudes are not permitted

Poteau win away from County Tournament championship; Spiro, Panama other teams remaining in LCT

September 16, 2011

The previous two times the Poteau Lady Pirates and the Spiro Lady Bulldogs played, the games were close. In Thursday night's 2011 LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament winner's-bracket final at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex, it was not close.
Due to seven Spiro miscues, Poteau ended up winning 8-0 in a five-inning, run-rule contest to reach Thursday night's championship game.
The Lady Bulldogs were in the loser's-bracket final Thursday night against Panama, which stayed alive with a 5-0 win over Wister Wednesday night.

Poteau to have big test tonight against Gravette

September 16, 2011

The Poteau Pirates football team is off to a 2-0 start after last week's 42-7 win over Idabel, but they will get a stiff test tonight when they welcome the Gravette (Ark.) Lions to Costner Stadium for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.

Bokoshe entertains Webbers Falls in District C-4 home opener tonight

September 16, 2011

The Bokoshe Tigers hope that third time will be the charm in trying to get their first win for new football Coach Tyler Massey.
The Tigers (0-2) will entertain the Webbers Falls Warriors at 7:30 p.m. tonight for their first District C-4 home contest of the season.

Spiro looks to rebound tonight against 2-0 Roland Rangers

September 16, 2011

The Spiro Bulldogs did not have as good a night in Week 2 as in Week 1.
After opening the season Sept. 1 with a 44-6 win over Panama at McClain Stadium, former Poteau Assistant Coach Rob Johnson's Muldrow Bulldogs handed Spiro its first loss of the season by a score of 32-16.
“I just feel like we took them too lightly,” Spiro Coach Chris Bunch said.
“They didn't prepare for them. They weren't focused in practice, and it showed up in the game. Hopefully, what happened last week will wake us up this week.”

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