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February 7th

Poteau teams suffer losses to Stilwell Friday night

February 7, 2012

The Poteau High School basketball teams had their “Pink Out Games” for breast cancer awareness Friday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse. They were also hoping to “pink out” the Stilwell Lady Indians and Indians, but the visitors had other ideas.
Stilwell's teams made it a sweep of Poteau as the Indians prevailed 44-33 over the Pirates after the Lady Indians beat the Lady Pirates 40-25.

Friday's High School Boys Basketball Roundup

February 7, 2012

WHITESBORO — The Leflore Savages ended their regular season on a high note as they defeated the Whitesboro Bulldogs 65-53 Friday night at the Whitesboro Gym.
The Savages jumped out to a 13-7 lead after one period, but saw the Bulldogs take a 24-21 lead at halftime thanks to a 17-8 second quarter.
However, Leflore took control of the game with 23-6 third period to take a 44-30 lead into the final quarter.
Cameron 66, Arkoma 45: In Cameron, the Yellowjackets only led the Mustangs by a single point at 13-12 after the first eight minutes.

Friday's High School Girls Basketball Roundup

February 7, 2012

CAMERON — The Arkoma Lady Mustangs ended the week in fine fashion with a 68-47 victory over the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets Friday night at the Cameron Gym.
The Lady Mustangs, who bounced back from a rough loss Thursday night at Keota, led 15-10 after one period and slowly kept increasing their lead from there.
Howe 51, Bokoshe 40: In Howe, the Lady Lions had a 26-20 halftime lead on the Lady Tigers, but Howe outscored Wister 19-11 in the third quarter to take a 45-31 lead into the final period.

Playoff time is here for Classes A, B — which caps off another busy weeks of hoops

February 7, 2012

It's hard to believe the playoffs are here. It just seems like we started the season just a while back.
But for the five LeFlore County schools in Classes A (Arkoma and Cameron) and B (Bokoshe, Leflore and Whitesboro), the playoffs will begin Friday and Saturday in district tournaments. The complete schedule is listed at the end of this column.
Class 2A, 3A and 4A District Tournaments will not begin until the end of next week. The Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association threw some unexpected match-ups for district tournaments.

20-Win Season

February 7, 2012

February 6th

Jason Cord Willhite

February 6, 2012

Jason Willhite, 39, of Barling, Ark, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery, Cameron. Services are under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Spiro.

LeFlore County Courthouse increases security measures

February 6, 2012

A safety meeting held
Wednesday afternoon
involving county elected
officials, law enforcement
and safety personnel concluded
with a unanimous
decision to increase security
inside the LeFlore County
Courthouse.
In the past, the courthouse
employed a full time
deputy for security through
special funds incurred
through the collection of
fines and costs. Due to a
decrease in collection of
fines the position was
restructured to guarantee
security present during protective
order court dockets
and high risk court proceedings

Business owners concerned over proposed tax

February 6, 2012

A group of business owners in attendance
at the special meeting of the Poteau
City Council Wednesday night expressed
their concerns regarding the proposed hotel
tax that will be voted on later this year.
The group made up of hotel and motel
owners in Poteau addressed Poteau Mayor
Jeff Shockley and the members of the city
council before the council voted to pass a
resolution that will begin the process for a
special election in April.
The proposed tax would be a five percent
tax collected locally by the city on
money paid by people staying in motels,

February 4th

CASC teams split with Connors

February 4, 2012

Jamal Allston hit a basket as the buzzer sounded giving the Carl Albert State College Vikings a thrilling 57-55 win over the Connors State College Cowboys in the second game of Thursday night's Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse for their first conference victory.
Despite getting 18 points each from Shelby Trozzi and Whitney Barnes, it wasn't enough for the Lady Vikings as their late rally came up short in their 68-64 loss to the Cowgirls.

Leflore teams split with Panola on Senior Night

February 4, 2012

LEFLORE — The Leflore High School basketball teams split their Senior Night basketball games with Panola Thursday night at the Leflore Gym.
The Savages defeated the Bearcats 73-55, but the Lady Bearcats took the opener 69-38 over the Lady Savages.

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