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September 9th

Opal J. Molton

September 9, 2011

Opal J. Molton, 86, of
Poteau died Wednesday,
Sept. 7, 2011, in Poteau.
Opal was born June 1,
1925, in Wellington, Texas,
to William H. and Nannie
Rebecca (Barker) Gibbons.
She was a homemaker.
Opal was preceded in death by her husband,
Oscar Molton; sons, W.L. Molton
and Archie Molton; four sisters and four
Survivors include her daughter, Annetta
Cortez of Poteau; son, Joe Molton of Shady
Point; eight grandchildren, Danny Andrews,
Niel Andrews, Jeffery Walker, Jody Molton,
Dawn Jones, William Molton, Micheal
Motlon, and Jamie Sample; 24 great-grandchildren;

Margie Billings

September 9, 2011

Margie Billings, 79, formerly
of Poteau died Sept.
4, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark.
She was born June 23,
1932, in Fort Smith to
Lewis LeRoy and Minnie
Evelyn (Pierce) Jackson. A
private family memorial
will be held at a later date.
Cremation services are
under the direction of Grace
Manor Funeral Home,

Police find drugs during traffic stop in Howe

September 9, 2011

Formal charges were
filed against a Heavener
man Wednesday afternoon
stemming from his arrest
in July for allegedly possessing
Jason Lee Ellis, 28, of
Heavener, was charged
with possession of a controlled
dangerous substance
– methamphetamines
and marijuana
after Howe police officers
discovered narcotics hidden
under a seat during a
traffic stop.
According to the affidavit
filed by Howe Police
Officer Michael Oliver, on
July 26, he witnessed Ellis
driving a red Chevy
Cavalier that turned onto
Old State Highway 59
northbound. Oliver followed

Pocola woman files suit after fall

September 9, 2011

A Pocola woman who
claimed to have been
injured while on school
property levied a lawsuit
against the Pocola School
District asking for
$125,000 in damages.
According to the petition
filed in the civil case,
Gena Hayes alleged that
on April 14, 2010 she was
at the Pocola Elementary
School to enroll her granddaughter
in Pre-
Kindergarten. While at
the school she was walking
on black mats that
Pocola School personnel
had used to form a sidewalk
between buildings
when she stepped in ice
cream and fell. The petition
alleges that in the fall
Hayes suffered serious

Donating their art

September 9, 2011

Poteau High School Art Teacher Ms. Hopper and PHS Art Club members paint
storefront windows to decorate for this weekend's Sportsman Festival on Dewey
Avenue in downtown Poteau.

Whitesboro beats McCurtain, but host Howe falls to Clayton in Wood Bat Tournament; Saturday's game times have changed to accommodate ACT testing

September 9, 2011

HOWE — Thursday afternoon's games in the fourth annual Howe Wood Bat Tournament at Lions Field saw one local team win and the host team lose.
The Whitesboro Bulldogs defeated the McCurtain Bulldogs 7-1 to advance to Saturday afternoon's winner's-bracket semifinal.
But the host team, the Howe Lions, fell 10-4 to the Clayton Bulldogs, which also advanced to Saturday afternoon's winner's-bracket semfinals.
Thursday night's late games had Cameron playing Smithville and Leflore meeting Wister.

High School Softball Roundup

September 9, 2011

HOWE — The Howe Lady Lions had no problems with the visiting Battiest Lady Panthers as they run ruled them 12-1 in four innings Tuesday afternoon.
Panola 15, Whitesboro 9; Panola 13, Whitesboro 1: Tuesday in Whitesboro, the Lady Bulldogs dropped to 1-8 on the season after losing both games of the doubleheader.
McCurtain 15, Howe 12; McCurtain 16, Howe 9: Friday in Howe, the Lady Bulldogs took a pair of games from the Lady Lions, whose game Thursday at home against Spiro was canceled due to water problems — and it will not be rescheduled.

Poteau looks to beat Idabel for fourth straight season

September 9, 2011

The Poteau Pirates football team will get one last shot at the Idabel Warriors — as the two teams will not meet after this season — at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Idabel. Although the Pirates (1-0) can go to 2-0 with a win, just to end the series on a high note is important to Poteau Coach Jeff Broyles.

Arkoma football team begins District C-4 play, entertains Prue

September 9, 2011

The Arkoma Mustangs are already ahead of their football pace of a season ago. Last Friday night, they avenged last season's opening loss to the Keota Lions, winning this season's opener 34-20.
“Everyone wants to get the season started with a win, and that's what we did,” Arkoma Coach Mark Weatherton said.
The bad news is that the Mustangs (1-0) have only one non-district game to begin the season. Tonight, they will begin the District C-4 season with a 7:30 p.m. contest at home against the Prue Rockets.

Heavener looks to bounce back from season-opening loss with by winning home opener

September 9, 2011

The Heavener Wolves lost their season opener 34-6 to Savanna on the road last week.
Tonight, they will play their first 2011 home football game at Harvey Stadium as they welcome the Sallisaw-Central Tigers to town. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
The Wolves (0-1) hope the home-field advantage will be just the thing they need.
“We're glad to be home,” Heavener Coach John Thompson. “It's good having the home crowd, and just more people here. We're looking forward to it.”

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