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March 12th

State official spends time in LeFlore County

March 12, 2012

State Superintendent Janet Barresi was in LeFlore County on Friday to tour a local school that has taken on a big project, she also spent time with Superintendent's from all over the county.
Barresi was invited to tour the Howe school district by Howe Superintendent Scott Parks. Parks wanted to show case a special 10 week project taken on by the Howe High School. This semester, the 147 students from freshmen up through seniors are undertaking “Project Lion Pride” — which is a way for students to show their feelings for their school.

Talihina man may face murder charges

March 12, 2012

A Talihina man may face murder charges after a woman he reportedly mortally wounded passed away Friday.
Kristi D. Ferguson, 24, of Pocola, suffered second and third degree burns to more than 80 percent of her body on Febraury 18, when Donnie L. Harris Jr., 29, used an ignitable substance to set her on fire. Ferguson was being treated for burns at an Oklahoma City Hospital when she succumbed to her injuries.

March 10th

Sports Briefs

March 10, 2012

The Poteau Junior High Boys Golf Invitational Tournament will begin at 9 a.m. Monday at Choctaw Country Club.
Besides the host Pirates, the Heavener Wolves are scheduled to participate. It is not known if any other LeFlore County teams will be in the field.
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Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2012 Poteau High School Sports Hall of Fame.

Edgar named Region II Coach of the Year; Mountaineer players also receive conference honors

March 10, 2012

WILBURTON — Eastern Oklahoma State College’s Men's Basketball Coach Scott Edgar has been named the NJCAA Region II Coach of the Year.
“It’s an honor any time you’re named Coach of the Year by your peers,” Edgar said. “It could not be accomplished without a tremendous team and that includes our players, our administration and our community.”
Three players for the eighth-ranked Mountaineers also received honors, which are voted on by the Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference coaches.

March 9th

Linda Loretta Pike

March 9, 2012

Linda Loretta Pike, 62, of Fairbanks, Alaska, formerly of Panama, died March 3, 2012.
Linda was born Sept. 15, 1949, in Calhoun to Roland Burch and Freda Mae (Anderson) Bandoni. She was preceded in death by a brother, Daniel Bruce Burch.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry Pike of the home; her mother, Freda Mae Bandoni of Shady Point; one son, Steven Pike of Fairbanks; one grandson, Steven Pike II of Fairbanks; a sister, Diane Puryear of Eureka, Calif.; and a brother, David Burch of Shay Point.

Mother Nature big winner on Thursday as baseball, softball games, Poteau's season-opening track meet rained out; Poteau's Saturday 3-way moved to a one-game contest with Checotah today, while Poteau, Heavener, Pocola, Wister softball games today canceled

March 9, 2012

The good news was that no LeFlore County baseball or softball team lost their games Thursday afternoon. But they didn't win them, either.
Thursday's rain postponed all of the county baseball and softball games, as well as Poteau High School's season-opening track meet at Fort Smith (Ark.) Southside High School.
Baseball games rained out Thursday were Heavener at Poteau, Cameron at Pocola, Howe and Battiest at Leflore, Union Christian, Ark., at Arkoma, Hartford, Ark., at Panama and Spiro at Tulsa Union.

Sports Briefs

March 9, 2012

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2012 Poteau High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Categories include: football, boys and girls basketball, baseball, fast-pitch and slow-pitch softball, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls track, boys and girls golf, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls all-around athlete, wrestling, coaching and support and service.
The deadline to submit nominations is March 30. For additional information or to submit a nomination, call (918) 839-0394.
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Wann, Roberts win first LeFlore County Bass Club Tournament

March 9, 2012

The LeFlore County Bass Club had its first tournament of the 2012 season at Grasshopper Landing on Broken Bow Lake. The tournament had 19 boats with a combined 38 anglers who caught 70 fish weighing a combined total of 138.13 pounds. Each fish averaged 1.97 pounds, and 10 limits were brought to the scales.
Judd “Van Damm” Wann and Josh “Mister” Roberts took home first place with 11.32 pounds, earning $450.


March 9, 2012

March 8th

Judy Ann Williams

March 8, 2012

Judy Ann Williams, 53, of Sallisaw, died Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in Van Buren, Ark.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Talihina United Methodist Church. Burial will be the New Talihina Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.



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