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Literacy Council Student of the Month

September 21, 2011

Nena Santiago earned the distinction of being named Student of the Month for
August as a participant in the Literacy Initiative Program of the Literacy Council
of LeFlore County. The award is based on attendance in the 30-hour per week program
which enhances reading, writing, math and life skills instruction. Santiago
attended 137 hours of instruction during the month of August. Santiago (center) is
pictured with LIP Instructor Erica Hawkins (left) and LCLC Coordinator Laura

Commissioners sell JDC facility

September 21, 2011

Sealed bids for the
Juvenile Detention Center
in Talihina were opened
Monday morning during
the LeFlore County
Commissioners' regular
meeting and after a brief
discussion, a new owner
was named.
Sequoyah Enterprises,
Inc., offered the lone bid
for the facility but at first
glance, Commissioner
Lance Smith suggested the
item be tabled due to the
requirement that the bid
be at least 80 percent of
the appraised value.
Once it was confirmed
that the bid by SEI met all
guidelines, Smith made a
motion to accept the offer
and the company was
unanimously awarded the

Banner bandits

September 21, 2011

Banner bandits struck a
local business in Poteau
Friday night while the
Pirates were on the field
battling it out with the
Gravette Lions.
The main branch of
Central National Bank of
Poteau, located downtown,
displayed a Poteau Pirate
banner at the entrance to
the bank in support of the
local football team. But the
banner is no longer waving
in the wind after a thief in
the dark took it.

Gerald Conley “Jerry” Hinton

September 21, 2011

Gerald Conley “Jerry” Hinton, 81, of
Poteau died Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, in
Poteau. Jerry was born July 10, 1930, in
Bokoshe to Oscar and Lula (Richardson)
Hinton. He worked at the Del Monte
cannery. He was a veteran of the U.S.
Air Force. Jerry was preceded in death
by his parents; sisters, Lorene Tabor and
Neva Thomas; and brother, Ben
Survivors include his sister, Leona Alkire of Manteca,
Calif.; sister-in-law, Glenna Hinton of Poteau; numerous
nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones; many
beloved friends.

Panama pitcher hits solo homer as Lady Razorbacks stun Poteau

September 21, 2011

PANAMA — Panama pitcher Taylor Eaves has made a name for herself in high school softball by baffling the opposing hitters. She made a difference in another way Tuesday afternoon.
Eaves hit a solo home run in the sixth inning to break a scoreless tie as the Lady Razorbacks upset the Poteau Lady Pirates by a score of 1-0.

Monday's High School Softball Roundup

September 21, 2011

PANAMA — The Panama Lady Razorbacks got a pair of wins at home to begin the week as they defeated the Wister Lady Wildcats 6-2, then beat the Keota Lady Lions 2-0.
Wister won the middle game 11-2, but no other information was reported by press time.
Pocola 4, Spiro 1: In Pocola, the Lady Indians (10-11) broke a scoreless tie with a three-run second inning, then added another run in the third inning for a 4-0 lead. Three of the four runs were unearned due to four Spiro errors.

Monday/Saturday High School Baseball Roundup

September 21, 2011

LEFLORE — The Cameron Yellowjackets ended their regular season in fine fashion with a 13-0, three-inning, run-rule win over the Leflore Savages on Monday.
Smithville 6, Whitesboro 3: In Smithville, the Braves jumped out to a 5-0 lead after an inning to take control of the game.
Rock Creek 4, Whitesboro 1: Saturday in Bokchito, the Mustangs, no longer coached by Whitesboro Coach Bryan Cartwright's brother, Alan (who is now at Boswell), still handled the Bulldogs.
Editor's Note — Howe's home game with McCurtain did not take place due to wet fields and will not be rescheduled.

Poteau Bandit League teams go 1-2-1 with Union Christian Academy

September 21, 2011

The Poteau Bandit League squads went 1-2-1 against Union Christian Academy from Fort Smith, Ark., on Saturday at Costner Stadium.
The lone Poteau win came from the sixth-grade team, which defeated Union Christian 32-24 behind a four-touchdown performance by Kale Barcheers.
The Poteau fourth-grade team tied Union Christian 14-14 as Easton Francis and Mason Barcheers each scored a TD for Poteau.
Union Christian took the fifth-grade game 38-0 and the third-grade contest 33-0.

Talihina woman injured in accident

September 21, 2011

A Talihina woman is in
serious condition in a
Tulsa hospital following a
four wheeler accident
Sunday morning.
According to the accident
report released by the
Oklahoma Highway
Patrol, Daniella Lea
Williams, 28, of Talihina,
was a passenger on a 2011
Polaris Ranger 800 driven
by Michael S. Langley,
39, of Antlers when the
accident occurred.
According to the report,
at approximately 2 a.m. on
Sunday morning, the two
were travelling at an
unsafe speed down a dirt
driveway, seven miles east
of Antlers near Dozier
Road and State Highway
3. As Langley was driving

Jury finds Oakes not guilty on Federal charges

September 21, 2011

A Poteau man who was indicted in Federal Court on
firearms charges was released from custody last
Wednesday after a jury found him not guilty.
Randall Wayne Oakes, 41, of Poteau was arrested in
May after an altercation that occurred at his home early
in the morning.
According to the affidavit, around 8 a.m. Tuesday
morning, Kasi Morgan Albert, 25, and John David
Albert II, 27, both of Poteau, arrived at a family member's
home on the corner of North Saddler and Gassaway
Drive to retrieve some of Kasi Albert’s belongings.
According to the arrest report, officers received a call

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