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Heavener basketball times at tournament moved back 45 minutes

December 26, 2012

Due to Christmas Day's snowstorm, the Heavener basketball teams have had their game times on the opening day of the Bill Frye Invitational in Mansfield, Ark., moved back 45 minutes.
Both teams will play Mulberry, with the girls playing at 1:45 p.m. and the boys at 3:15 p.m.
It's not certain if the final two days of the event will have new games times. At this point, the Friday and Saturday games will tip off at the scheduled times.

Heavener, Spiro football players make All-District 3A-8 Team

December 26, 2012

The Heavener Wolves had their second five-win football season and the Spiro Bulldogs returned to the Class 3A playoffs this past football season. Several players from each team were honored by being named to the All-District 3A-8 Team.
Heavener’s Blake Smittle, who led Class 3A in rushing, and Spiro’s Jermaine Jimmerson each were named to the team as running backs.
As for offensive linemen, Heavener’s Arron Turner and Spiro’s Jacob Hall and Kelby Fowler made the team.
Heavener’s Jason Muller and Spiro’s Kory Parker made the list of linebackers on the team.

Panama football player named Newcomer of the Year in 2A-6; Several Razorbacks, Pocola Indians make All-District Team

December 26, 2012

The Panama Razorbacks, who two seasons ago went winless and endured a two-season long 17-game losing streak, made the Class 2A playoffs this past season. One of their players garnered a top individual award from District 2A-6.
Panama’s Andy Burris was named the Newcomer of the Year in District 2A-6. He wasn’t alone as far as being honored by the district as several Razorbacks and Pocola Indians were named to the team.

Talihina QB named MVP of District A-6; Three other Golden Tigers make All-District Team

December 26, 2012

The Talihina Golden Tigers shared the District A-6 title with Savanna, and got to the Class A state quarterfinals this past season.
Four Talihina players were honored by the district, which announced its All-District Team recently.
Talihina quarterback Clark Austin was named the District A-6 Most Valuable Player.
Trevor Crone was the Receiver of the Year, Caleb Sharp was Co-Offensive Lineman of the Year and Alan Lockhart was the Newcomer of the Year.

Arkoma football players honored by District C-4; Mustang fullback/lineman alternate for 8-Man All-Star Game in June

December 26, 2012

Four Arkoma Mustangs football players were named to the All-District C-4 Team this season.
Receiver Tyree Nolden made the first team all-district, while linebacker Talon Woolsey, offensive lineman Austin Morales and utility player Nathan Willis made the second team all-district.
A fifth Mustang, fullback/lineman Tyler Ruston, could have one more football game in his career as he is an alternate for the 8-Man All-Star Game, which will be June 22 at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Miami.

Wendal J. Hull

December 26, 2012

Wendal J. Hull, 80, of Arkoma died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, in the Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel, Spiro.

Several Poteau residents without heat after gas line breaks

December 26, 2012

A broken gas line left several Poteau residents without heat during the onslaught of a winter storm.
According to Bob Neissl, senior vice president of operations with Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corp. the company the outage occurred Christmas night. Neissl said the break in the gas line affected residents on Reynolds, Grady and Parker avenues, along with some homes on Witteville Road.
“Water got into the line from a leak and disrupted the service,” Neissl said. “It's a low-pressure system and water can enter the line from a leak.”
Neissl said services should be restored by Wednesday evening.

Winter weather leaves area roads icy and dangerous

December 26, 2012

According to LeFlore County Emergency Management Director, Michael Davidson, the southern portion of LeFlore county saw the highest totals in accumulated snow after Tuesday's winter storm. Davidson said residents of Big Cedar and Heavener received the most snow after eight inches blanketed the communities. He said most of the county, including Poteau, received 5 inches of snow.
Davidson said the storm moved into the county about noon and by 1:30, snow began sticking to the roads. Travel advisories were issued asking drivers to stay off the roads unless it was an emergency.

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