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Archive - Mar 2013

March 22nd

Pocola boys beat Mansfield in Wood Bat Festival, but Panama, Cameron, Heavener teams lose; Razorbacks, Yellowjackets don't get to play in final day of action in Cameron

March 22, 2013

CAMERON — It was a rough day for LeFlore County teams at this site of the Poteau Wood Bat Festival on Wednesday. Only the Pocola Indians posted a victory, downing Mansfield, Ark., 6-1.
The other three teams took it on the chin. Mansfield outlasted Panama 13-10, Cameron suffered a 15-4 loss to Eufaula and Heavener fell 12-2 to Sallisaw-Central.
The Razorbacks and the Yellowjackets were to have played Smithville on Thursday in the final two games of the last day of action at this site, but Smithville did not show.

Talihina boys lose in title game of Broken Bow Tournament

March 22, 2013

BROKEN BOW — The Talihina Golden Tigers lost 7-3 to the host Broken Bow Savages in the championship game of the Broken Bow Tournament on Wednesday.
The Golden Tigers ended pool-play action undefeated with a 7-2 win over Stilwell and an 11-3 run-ruled victory over Idabel on Tuesday.

Cameron girls rained out at Red Oak Festival

March 22, 2013

The Cameron Lady Yellowjackets softball team had its three games rained out Thursday at the Red Oak Festival.
The games have not been rescheduled at this time, and there is a strong likelihood that they will be canceled altogether.

March 21st

Several injured; one dead in head-on collision

March 21, 2013

A head on collision occured on Oklahoma Highway 112 near Smart Mart Store three miles east of Poteau at approximately 7 p.m.
According to emergency personnel on the scene, several people were injured in the accident. All the accident victims were taken by LeFlore County Emergency Medical Services to Fort Smith hospitals where a passenger from a silver PT Cruiser involved in the accident later perished from injuries. One person refused medical treatment.

Griffith, Steelman win LeFlore County Bass Club tournament on Lake Eufaula

March 21, 2013

The Leflore County Bass Club's latest tournament of the 2013 circuit took place Saturday at Highway 9 East on Lake Eufaula. There were 34 boats with 60 anglers who caught a combined total of 74 fish with a total weight of 213.28 pounds. Each fish averaged 2.88 pounds, and eight limits were caught.
Keith Griffith and Gary Steelman had the winning stringer with 24.7 pounds to earn $750.
Save the world, recycle.
God bless our troops and veterans.
Have a great weekend.
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Enjoying our Tennessee vacation this week

March 21, 2013

As I wrote this week's column, my wife, Paula, and I are in Tennessee on Spring Break vacation with Cash and his buddy, Jeffery Morris. Our first stop was near Dover which is just south of “The Land Between the Lakes” [LBL] as it's called. This is a piece of land between Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley.

Lucky Linda

March 21, 2013

Rosie Lee Miller

March 21, 2013

Rosie Lee Miller, 69, of Wister died Wednesday, March 20, 2013. 
Services are planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau. Burial will be in Hontubby Cemetery under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.

Editor gives tips on how to write news releases

March 21, 2013

PDN Editor Mike Dougherty gives a talk to Leadership LeFlore County on how to submit a news release.
http://youtu.be/Ey4i82BWPHk

Policing the skate park area

March 21, 2013

Volunteers gathered at the Skate Park off Broadway in Poteau on Thursday morning to clean up trash and debris. Lisa Fabian, director of the Nashoba Youth Foundation, moves a large rock that somehow found its way into the area. (PDN photo by Kim Ross)

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