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March 8th

Reita Jeanne Hardin

March 8, 2012

Reita Jeanne Hardin, 74, of Poteau died Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in Poteau.
Reita was born April 6, 1937, in Fanshawe to T. Clyde and Lucille (Kellum) Hardin. She was a homemaker. Reita was a member of the Community of Christ Church in Fanshawe. She was preceded in death by her parents.

First annual Oklahoma Slam

March 8, 2012

The weekend of March 16 has been announced as the date for the first annual Oklahoma Slam.
The Oklahoma Slam will be a combination skateboard camp and contest at the Skatepark Off Broadway located at 105 Reynolds and South Broadway in Poteau.
At 4 p.m. on March 16, the event begins with skate camp, providing tips and help with contest runs to everyone from beginners to advanced skaters. On hand at the skate camp will be skateboarding legend Bill Danforth and the Short Bus Crew.

Friends of Heavener Runestone to host Viking/Celtic Festival

March 8, 2012

The sounds of music and festivities will soon be wafting through the air above Heavener as the Heavener Viking / Celtic Festival gets underway.
The Friends of Heavener Runestone would like to announce their upcoming festival to take place at the Runestone to help raise park operation funds. The festival is scheduled to kick off on March 17-18 with fun, entertainments and games for all ages.
Festival go-ers are encouraged to don their finest Celtic or Viking garbs and join the friends for a two-day event guaranteed to have something for everyone.

event to promote public safety at rail crossings

March 8, 2012

Kansas City Southern is partnering with the Poteau Police Department to conduct an Operation Lifesaver “Officer on a Train” event today to promote public safety at railroad grade crossings.
The event will start at 4 p.m. at the Dewey Street crossing in Poteau.

Hinson charged in death of infant

March 8, 2012

A LeFlore County man will receive a life sentence for killing his girlfriend's 3-month-old baby.
A jury of seven women and five men were sequestered Friday evening at approximately 5:30 p.m. after the conclusion of a murder trial involving defendant Aaron Ray Wesley Hinson who was accused of the murder of a 3-month-old infant.
At 9:25 p.m. the jury rendered their verdict, finding Aaron Ray Wesley Hinson, 24, guilty of first degree murder involving a child. The jury rendered a guilty plea with a recommended sentence of life.

Northside spoils home baseball opener for Poteau

March 8, 2012

After a big victory Monday afternoon at Roland, the Poteau Pirates baseball team was hoping to keep the winning ways going in Tuesday afternoon's home opener at Town Creek Park. It was not to be.
The Fort Smith (Ark.) Northside Grizzlies scored in all five innings and ended up run ruling the Pirates 17-5.

Tuesday's High School Baseball Roundup

March 8, 2012

HEAVENER — After getting strong pitching in their season-opening win on Monday from the combination of Parker Johnson and Grant Severe, along came Connor Mangham for the Pocola Indians.
Mangham thew a no-hitter, and missed out on a perfect game by a batter, as the Indians blanked the Heavener Wolves 6-0 Tuesday afternoon.
Mangham struck out 17 batters, and only allowed one batter to reach by a base on balls. That baserunner was later caught stealing on a strikeout-throwout double play, so that the Indian starter only faced the minimum 21 batters for the game.

Tuesday's High School Softball Roundup

March 8, 2012

SALLISAW — The Poteau Lady Pirates made it 2-for-2 to start the season as they run ruled the Sallisaw Lady Black Diamonds 17-5 Tuesday afternoon.
The Lady Pirates scored twice in the first inning and six runs in the second inning for an 8-0 lead. Most of the Poteau runs were unearned due to Sallisaw miscues.
Shelby Standridge scored four runs, Natalee King and Meagan Ryburn three runs apiece and two runs scored each by Kylie Brown, Brenna Vise and Montana Roll. Sidnee Ward scored the other run.

Western sweeps softball pair from Carl Albert

March 8, 2012

The Western Oklahoma State College Lady Pioneers came to town and left with a pair of wins over the Carl Albert State College softball team Wednesday afternoon.
Western rallied to take the opener 8-5, then run ruled Carl Albert in the nightcap 11-0 in six innings.
The Lady Vikings will return to action in a 2 p.m. Monday doubleheader at home against Northeast Texas.

CASC softball team splits with Rose State; CASC's Tuesday baseball DH at Seminole State canceled, rescheduled for here March 29

March 8, 2012

The Carl Albert Lady Vikings softball team rallied in the latter innings to pull out a 6-5 win over Rose State College in the nightcap of a doubleheader Tuesday afternoon.
Rose State broke a scoreless tie in the opener with a three-run eight inning to earn a 3-0 victory to garner a split of the twinbill.
In the opener, Kera Smith's one-out, RBI single in the sixth inning proved to be the game-winning hit for the Lady Vikings.
Carl Albert Baseball Doubleheader Canceled

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