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May 24th

Dakota James McCoy

May 24, 2013

Dakota James McCoy, 15, of Howe died Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at Leflore.
Dakota was born July 6, 1997, in Talihina. He had just finished his sophomore year at Howe High School where he pitched, played catcher and shortstop on the school baseball team. He also loved to hunt and fish. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, barbara McCoy.

May 23rd

Kiamichi All-Star softball, baseball games postponed until June 1 due to wet fields; basketball games still taking place Saturday

May 23, 2013

There will be only indoor events this weekend at the Kiamichi All-Star Classic at Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton.
Due to this week's rains and the potential of more on the way by this weekend, the softball and baseball games have been postponed until June 1.
The softball game will be at 2 p.m. June 1 at EOSC, while the baseball game will be at 4 p.m.
However, the Kiamichi All-Star Classic basketball games will still go on as scheduled at EOSC's Claud C. Dunlap Fieldhouse.
The girls game will be at 5:30 p.m., followed by the boys game at approximately 7 p.m.

6th Annual Danny Martinez Races Results

May 23, 2013

Saturday
Tri-State Speedway, Pocola
B Modified Race
1. Brandon Wilson, Fort Smith, Ark.; 2. Kyle McAllister, Fort Smith; 3. Dallas Bourland, Fort Smith; 4. Camden Perry, Lincoln, Ark.
Factory Stock Race
1. Rick Edgerton, Fort Smith; 2. Gary Clark, Hackett, Ark.; 3. Jerome Heinrich, Huntsville, Ark.; 4. Grant Davis, Muldrow; 5. Brandon Lovell, Bokoshe; 6. Justin Johnson, Van Buren, Ark.; 7. Dawson Graham, Van Buren.
A Modified Race

Trout hits for cycle, has five RBIs as Angels rout Mariners on Tuesday night; Angels outfielder nephew of Poteau residents

May 23, 2013

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout even surprised himself in adding to his growing list of impressive big league achievements.
Trout, who is the nephew of City of Poteau Water Department employee Charles Busonick and his wife, Sandra, hit for the cycle and drove in five runs, Josh Hamilton celebrated his 32nd birthday with a homer and a triple his first two times up, and Howie Kendrick also went deep in the Los Angeles Angels’ 12-0 rout of the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.

Latest deadly tornado tests Oklahoma town's mettle

May 23, 2013

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — Having lived most of her life in this Oklahoma City suburb, Barbara Bryen never feared twisters. They were just part of life in a particularly deadly stretch of Tornado Alley.

She always thought the closet just inside her front door was good enough for shelter, and on Monday it was again. But after an EF5 twister barreled through town, killing 24 people, Bryen and others in this disaster-prone community say they would never build a house without a storm cellar.

County quilt show right around the corner

May 23, 2013

The LeFlore County OHCE Annual Quilt Show is just around the corner.  The event will take place Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 at the Kiamichi Technology Center adjacent to the Carl Albert State College campus in Poteau. The Show will be open 9a.m. - 4 p.m. each day.
Remember the entry deadline is Wednesday, May 29. Entry forms and rules are available from the OSU Extension office in Poteau. Mailing address: P.O. Box 430, Poteau, 74953.
Organizers have announced the presenters and subjects of the demonstrations:
Friday, June 7
10 a.m. - “Coffee Mug Desserts” by Pat Skinner      

Owens benefit dinner set for Sunday

May 23, 2013

A fundraising dinner for Sawyer Owens, who is in need of a kidney transplant, is planned at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, June 2, at the Summerfield Community Center.
Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 8 and younger. The menu will include chopped brisket sandwich, baked beans and cole slaw.
Owen, 5, is the grandson of Davy and Janie Owens and James and Rise McCoy.

May 22nd

South teams sweep North in LC All-Star Basketball Games

May 22, 2013

In the Civil War, the North prevailed over the South. However, in Tuesday night's LeFlore County All-Star Basketball Games at Carl Albert State College's Mick Thompson Fieldhouse, it was the South that rose over the North — rather convincingly.
The South boys routed the North 83-44, while the South girls defeated the North 67-40.

Pirates end spring football practice with Red-White Game Thursday night; monetary donations will be accepted at gate to be given to Moore tornado relief efforts

May 22, 2013

For 10 days, the Poteau Pirates football team has gone through spring drills. The Pirates will cap off the 10-day period with Thursday night's Red-White Spring Game at 6:30 p.m. at Costner Stadium.
“Things have gone well,” said first-year Poteau coach Greg Werner. “We scrimmaged Monday, and we kind of saw where we're at. [Tuesday] we didn't get to get outside because of the weather, but we were inside watching film. We got outside [Wednesday]. As with any year, we're behind where I thought we'd be behind, but we're ahead in other areas. So, it's all about getting things on the same page.”

Throw Back Thursday Wister High School style

May 22, 2013

I have seen here lately on Facebook the Throw Back Thursday, where someone will post an old picture from the past. Well, I am doing it Wister style this week.
While picking up something to drink at Wister Food Market, I bumped into my high school history teacher, Richard Baldwin. We had a nice visit, and it brought back several memories, which gave me the idea for my column this week.

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