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November 15th

Expert keynote speaker at fraud seminar

November 15, 2013

Two seminars regarding identity theft and internet security are to be held at the new Patrick Lynch Public Library.
Speaking is Elaine Dodd, a fraud specialist with the Oklahoma Bankers Association and a veteran of law enforcement. Dodd will address topics such as identity theft, debit and credit card fraud, current online scams, internet safety and much more. Protection for senior citizens, who are often the targets of such scams, also will be discussed.

Thursday's LeFlore County High School Basketball Scores

November 15, 2013

Boys
Cameron 84, Hartford, Ark., 41
Red Oak 37, Whitesboro 30
Girls
Cameron 45, Hartford, Ark., 34
Red Oak 62, Whitesboro 25

November 14th

It's football playoff time! Pirates welcome Cleveland Tigers to town Friday night to begin Class 4A playoffs

November 15, 2013

For the first time in four seasons, there's going to be an 11th game for the Poteau Pirates football team.
The Pirates (9-1) will entertain the Cleveland Tigers (5-5) at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Costner Stadium.
The Pirates sealed up a home playoff game in last week's 44-14 road win over the Tulsa Rogers Ropers at S.E. Williams Stadium in Tulsa.

Spiro senior linebacker knows Bulldogs can bounce back; ’Dogs start Class 3A playoffs Friday night against Hilldale in Muskogee

November 15, 2013

SPIRO — All the Spiro Bulldogs had to do last week was beat the Checotah Wildcats on their own Ogle Field grass, and the ‘Dogs would have had a nine-game winning streak — and be the District 3A-8 champions. None of that happened as the ’Cats won 43-28, and knocked the Bulldogs into the No. 3 seed — and a road playoff game at 7:30 tonight against the Hilldale Hornets in Muskogee.

The Wimp push-ups

November 15, 2013

I moved to Poteau on Veterans Day in 1977. The first thing I did was eat an “Arlie” burger from the A&M Food Market. I loved them, and I was hooked on them for life.

Elementary Honor Society to induct 78 students

November 14, 2013

Seventy-eight Poteau Upper Elementary School students will be inducted into the National Elementary Honor Society tonight beginning at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria.
To achieve membership, the students had to earn "high ratings, by a committee of educators, in the areas of scholarship, responsibility, service and leadership," according to Assistant Principal Mark Williams.
former state Sen. Kenneth Corn will be the guest speaker. Also in attendance will be numerous parents, teachers and administrators, including Superintendent Don Sjoberg, Williams said.
The schedule includes:

Witness tampering alleged by defense

November 14, 2013

A request by the defense lawyer of accused murder Elvis Aaron Thacker, 25, to strike his alleged confession in the 2010 death of 22-year-old Brianna Ault on the grounds of multiple constitutional rights violations was denied Wednesday.
During the continuation of Thacker’s preliminary hearing that has spanned three months, a motion to suppress evidence was heard in conjunction as testimony by witnesses for the defense took the stand.

Choctaw Nation Thanksgiving dinner held Wednesday

November 14, 2013

Choctaw District 4 Junior Miss Jordan Carver, left, and Little Miss Amber Battice perform The Lord's Prayer in sign language at the senior citizens Thanksgiving meal Wednesday at the Choctaw Nation Community Center. Princess Callie Curnutt, not pictured, also participated in the ceremony. I
PDN photo by Ken Milam

Senior linemen glad for playoffs, but know there's more work to be done; Poteau Pirates will entertain Cleveland Tigers on Friday night to begin Class 4A playoffs

November 14, 2013

The Poteau Pirates clinched a playoff berth with a win over Muldrow a couple of weeks ago. Since that hasn't happened for this senior class, that achievement was a special one.
“It feels great to be in the playoffs, especially since we worked so hard,” senior lineman Jesse Gollihare said. “We've prepared ourselves all year for this moment.”

Talihina cherishes A-6 title, perfect regular season ... but Golden Tigers focusing on playoffs, Stratford Bulldogs

November 14, 2013

The Talihina Golden Tigers football team wrapped up a perfect regular season and a District A-6 title Friday night with a 48-8 rout of the Gore Pirates. Make no mistake, the Golden Tigers (10-0) are pleased with both goals being accomplished.
However, that's all good, but now it's time to focus on the Class A playoffs, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday against the Stratford Bulldogs (6-4) at Doc Robinson Stadium.

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