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Doris Deane (Smith) Pringle

August 21, 2012

Doris Deane (Smith) Pringle, 75, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, in Tulsa.
Doris was born Sept. 3, 1936, in Poteau to Gilford Smith and Helen (Jenkins) Smith. She received her diploma in nursing and worked as a registered nurse for 45 years.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Gilford and Helen Smith; her son, Scott; and her sister, Connie.

Historical book about Poteau written by local author

August 21, 2012

A local author who took his love of history to a new level by publishing his first book is already planning his second.
Eric Standridge, 35, of Wister, recently published the book "The Birth of Poteau" with the help of co-author and editor George B. Shaw. The book details the historical events leading up to the incorporation of the City of Poteau until the Great Depression.

County Commissioners uphold burn ban

August 21, 2012

According to the LeFlore County Commissioners, until the governor of Oklahoma rescinds her burn ban, it will still be illegal to burn in LeFlore County.
According to Michael Davidson, director of LeFlore County Emergency Management, Gov. Mary Fallin ordered a burn ban on Aug. 3 to last until Sept. 3. With her proclamation still in effect, the county commissioners determined the local burn ban would remain in effect as well.

Just the minimum this week

August 21, 2012

Due to space constraints in today's edition, I won't be too wordy. The schedule at the end of the column talks about all what's coming up.
I will say that the complete brackets of the Carl Albert Tournament and the Whitesboro Tournament will run in a later edition this week, either on Wednesday and/or Thursday. Thus, I won't list the complete schedule of games in those events until then, also as a space savor.
Schedule
Softball
Today
Poteau at Red Oak, 4 p.m.
Cameron at Panama, 4 p.m.
Whitesboro at Heavener, 5:30 p.m.

Poteau girls rally past Glenpool, run rule Haskell to end stay at Broken Arrow Tournament; final two games Saturday are rained out

August 21, 2012

BROKEN ARROW — Playing in the Broken Arrow Tournament may have been cut short by the rain, but the Poteau Lady Pirates stayed perfect in the young season, picking up four wins with their power hitting and solid defense over the weekend.
After opening with a pair of victories over Class 6A powers Tulsa Union and Edmond Santa Fe early Friday, the undefeated Lady Pirates rallied for a 3-1 win over Glenpool on Saturday after run ruling Haskell 9-1 on Friday at Arrowhead Park.

Savanna knocks off Red Oak, Panama to get to Lady ’Back Classic title game;

August 21, 2012

ere a pair of upsets on the second day of action at the 2012 Lady ’Back Classic softball tournament — and both came from the same team.
The Savanna Lady Bulldogs made it to the title game with victories over Red Oak (2-1) in the winner's-bracket semifinal and Panama (2-0) in the winner's-bracket final.
The Lady Dawgs were slated to play for the title Monday night, and had to be beaten twice. The title game, and four other games, were to have been played on Saturday, but rain washed out the final day of action. The games were then rescheduled for Monday.

Wister boys fall to Rattan in Eagle Classic winner's-bracket final; Cameron gets to consolation finals before rain washes out Saturday's final day's worth of contests; no consolation championship to take place, while third-place game not rescheduled yet

August 21, 2012

While the beginning of the Red Oak Eagle Classic started off good for the Wister Wildcats, Day 2's contest was anything but good for them.
After the ’Cats posted a 9-1 win over Smithville and 8-0 victory over Oktaha on Thursday afternoon at Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton, they were soundly routed 16-0 by the Rattan Rams in Friday's winner's-bracket finals.

Poteau Pirates show improvement in Friday's three-way scrimmage

August 21, 2012

TULSA — There has been one catch phrase that seems to keep on popping up, in news print or by word of month that has to do with the new direction in which the Poteau High School football program is now headed under the leadership of Greg Werner, the new coach. — “Buying In.”
In the dictionary, the phrase “Buying In” means to agree with. You can almost see the lights starting to burn brighter in the Pirates' eyes as the new mind set and scheme of doing things is starting to be absorbed into their very soul.

Pocola gets big plays against Gore in Friday night's home scrimmage

August 21, 2012

POCOLA — The Pocola Indians held their first football scrimmage of the the 2012 football season Friday night against the Gore Pirates in front of a large crowd at John Carter Field.
The two teams took turns running 10 plays apiece alternating between varsity and junior varsity. On Pocola's second play from scrimmage, sophomore Michael McBride slashed his way through the Pirate defense for a 61-yard touchdown. Four plays, later freshman quarterback Dario Abrego found junior receiver Garrret Howard for a six-yard completion and a first down.

High School Football Scrimmage Roundup

August 21, 2012

PORUM — School has started for most students. However, for the Arkoma Mustangs, they were in class on the football field in Friday night's road scrimmage against the Porum Panthers.
The Mustangs scored on their first and last series, both coming compliments of Tyree Nolden. He capped the first series with a 25-yard touchdown pass from Nathan Gragg, then ended things with a 67-yard TD run.

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CAMERON — The Arkoma Lady Mustangs doubled up the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets 4-2 Thursday afternoon...
WISTER — The Wister Wildcats got a home victory over the Whitesboro Bulldogs by a score of 11-2 in...
Tickets still remain for the Poteau Pirates’ football season opener in the Hooten’s Kickoff Classic...

 

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