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July 22, 2013

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Sports Briefs

July 22, 2013

Poteau Lady Pirates softball physicals will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hometown Drug Walk-In Clinic.
Cost is $15 cash per player.
The forms for players to fill out will be located at the clinic.
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There will be a Poteau Bandit League practice at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the practice field, just south of the fieldhouse at Costner Stadium.
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The Wolf Pups Football sign-ups will take place at 6 p.m. July 30 inside the Heavener High School cafeteria.
The program is for third- through sixth-grade individuals.

911 director suspended; emergency meeting scheduled

July 22, 2013

The director of LeFlore County 911 has been suspended after he was reportedly found sleeping on the job.
According to Michael Davidson, chairman of the LeFlore County 911 Board, early Saturday morning, Randy Tolbert was suspended with pay pending an investigation into his conduct.
According to a person involved in the incident Tolbert was found asleep at the center by police sent to check on him after he failed to answer the phone.

Stabbing suspect still on the loose

July 22, 2013

A Sunday night stabbing left one man in the hospital and another the run from the law.
Johnny Wayne Gill, 45, of Bokoshe, is accused of stabbing his sister's boyfriend, Stephen Vigus, 51, in the chest at a home near Bokoshe.
Vigus said Gill, who lived next door, called him and said he wanted to talk to him outside. Vigus told police he and Gill had argued earlier Sunday and when he met outside Gill stabbed him. After the alleged assault, Gill ran into the woods, according to court records.

Area residents ask commissioners to make road private

July 22, 2013

A group of concerned citizens attended the county commissioner meeting Monday in an attempt to have their road recognized as private.
John Stephens said he and other residents are tired of people riding four-wheelers and dirt bikes on the road, as well as throwing out beer bottles and leaving trash along the way.
In an attempt to keep traffic out of the residential area, Stephens placed signs on adjoining 215th Avenue marking 206th as a private drive. After complaints, District 1 County Commissioner Derwin Gist asked the Sheriff's Department to remove and return the signs to Stephens.

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