Archive - Sep 2, 2011
Ronald Rogers, 63, of Poteau died June 15, 2011.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, Sept. 3, at 2 p.m.
at Old Bokoshe Cemetery under the direction of Evans
and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
At least one local organization will benefit
from a Drug Free Community Support
National Drug Control Policy Director Gil
Kerlikowske has announced $12.3 million in
the form of grants to Drug Free Community
support programs in 87 communities and 20
new DFC Mentoring grants across the country.
These awards are in addition to the $76
million in continuation grants being simultaneously
released to 607 currently funded
DFC coalitions and twelve DFC Mentoring
continuation coalitions. The grants will provide
the community coalitions with needed
In LeFlore County and
across the nation Americans
are preparing for the tenth
anniversary of this nation's
most horrific and terrifying
The loss of life from
that single invasion of our
country left millions in
mourning and a country at
war. September 11, 2001
began as any other morning
for people across
America but by 8:46 a.m.
our nation would be in
shock and chaos.
Four international flights
from separate U.S airports
carrying more than 240
passengers combined, were
highjacked that atrocious
morning by 19 al-Qaeda
terrorists intent on devastation
Construction crews keep to the grind Thursday afternoon as they continue to prepare
foundational dirt work, build forms and pour the cement used in the formation
of the new skate park. The slopes are set to keep the wonders on wheels in full ollies,
kick flips and pop shove it as long as their stamina allows.
When the Poteau Lady Pirates and the Spiro Lady Bulldogs met in last month's Lady â€™Back Classic in Panama, it was a hard-fought, 2-1 victory for Poteau.
When the two teams met again Thursday afternoon, it was another hard-fought game â€” this time with more runs, and more miscues for both teams.
The Lady Pirates held off the Lady Bulldogs 5-4 in a game in which the other team's defensive miscues led to more of the nine total runs scoring than base hits.
Although Panama and Spiro got their football seasons under way Thursday night, tonight's it's the Poteau Pirates' turn.
The Pirates will welcome the Checotah Wildcats to town for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff tonight at Costner Stadium.
Tonight's 7:30 p.m. kickoff to begin the season at home against the Keota Lions could not have gotten here any slower for the Arkoma Mustangs.
â€śIt's going pretty slow right now,â€ť Arkoma Coach Mark Weatherton said on Tuesday. â€śI keep waking up, thinking it's Friday â€” but it's not. It's something that we've been looking forward to. The kids are real excited. I'm just as excited to get it going. But it's dragging right now.â€ť
So far, the Bokoshe Tigers football team has not had as much time on the field as first-year Coach Tyler Massey would like.
First of all, school did not begin until Aug. 24, and until school began not all the players were at preseason practices. In fact, the Tigers did not even have a preseason scrimmage, where most, if not all, teams had two.
Tonight's season opener against Porum at 7:30 p.m. at home will be the first game-like situation in which the Tigers will have participated this season.
Last year, the Pocola Indians opened the 2010 football season on the road against Hulbert. This year, they'll open the 2011 campaign at 7:30 p.m. tonight at John Carter Field â€” not against Hulbert, however.
The Indians will welcome a new team to town, Tulsa Regent Prep â€” which is a very unknown opponent.
At this time last year, the Talihina Golden Tigers were one of the favorites to be successful in Class 2A. Now, with the group of the Class of 2011 graduating, it's time for the younger players to shine. They will get that chance for the first time in 2011 when they travel to meet the Haileyville Warriors at 7:30 p.m. tonight.