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August 23rd

Body found near Monroe

August 23, 2013

The body of a 46-year-old woman reported missing Monday was found Thursday near Monroe.
According to LeFlore County Undersheriff Kendall Morgan, the woman, whose name is being withheld at this time, was reported missing on Monday. Morgan said LeFlore County Sgt. Donnie Edwards and Deputy Randy Liles began investigating the missing person case and following leads into her disappearance, which led them to tracking her location by use of the global positioning system in her cell phone, Morgan said.

Sjoberg speaks about new school proposal

August 23, 2013

A LOOK AHEAD — Poteau Public Schools Superintendent Don Sjoberg, standing, talks to Poteau Kiwanis Club members at their weekly meeting Thursday at Western Sizzlin. Sjoberg discussed the need for a new high school building, and what it will take to make such an aspiration become reality. He did say that because of current facilities that the district is turning down transfer requests for students in pre-K and kindergarten, and is fearful that the same thing may happen at the high school level. School board members are considering a proposed $21.575 million bond issue for a new high school.

Wister man injured in accident

August 23, 2013

A Wister man was injured Wednesday morning after being thrown from his vehicle during an accident.
Christopher M. Copeland, 22, was driving a 2011 Chevy Silverado on U.S. Highway 283 about one mile north of Cheyenne in Roger Mills County in western Oklahoma when he fell asleep, according to the accident report.

Poteau Pirates welcome fellow county team Heavener Wolves for scrimmage tonight at home; tailgate party will begin at 5:30 p.m.

August 23, 2013

Last weekend, the Poteau Pirates had their annual red-white scrimmage at Costner Stadium. For the first time since the 2012 season finale against the Tulsa Rogers Ropers, the Pirates will see somebody else.
The Pirates will scrimmage the Heavener Wolves beginning at 6:30 tonight at Costner Stadium.
“I was thinking the other day,” second-year Poteau coach Greg Werner said.

Arkoma Mustangs welcome Porum for scrimmage tonight

August 23, 2013

The Arkoma Mustangs will get a taste of Friday night-like game conditions when they entertain the Porum Panthers for a 6 p.m. scrimmage tonight at Mustang Field.
For the Mustangs, the game plan is clear for tonight's scrimmage.
“For us, it's all about effort and being able to line up in the formations the right way,” Arkoma coach Mark Weatherton said. “We don't want to have any penalties. We're not going to do anything fancy. We want to see our kids block and tackle, and go hit somebody. We're pretty excited about going to hit somebody else and get a taste of [Friday night].”

Panama Razorbacks to have home scrimmage tonight against Savanna

August 23, 2013

The Panama Razorbacks had their red-white interteam scrimmage on Saturday at George Ollie Stadium.
However, now they will get the chance to go against somebody else than themselves as the Hogs will welcome the Savanna Bulldogs to town for a 6 p.m. scrimmage tonight at George Ollie Stadium.
“We finally get to beat around on somebody else,” third-year Panama coach Brandon Ellis said. “Pushing around our own guys gets old and boring. The kids are excited about it [tonight's scrimmage].”

Pocola Indians want mistake-free scrimmage tonight against Gore

August 23, 2013

When the Pocola Indians football team has its first scrimmage of the preseason against the Gore Pirates at 6 tonight at John Carter Field, coach Rick Lang wants to see no mistakes — or at least very few of them.

August 22nd

Tuesday's High School Softball Roundup

August 22, 2013

CAMERON — The Wister Lady Wildcats posted an 8-3 road win Tuesday afternoon over the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets.
The Lady ’Cats broke a scoreless tie with a two-run third inning and a five-run fourth inning for a 7-0 lead.
Heavener 10, Spiro 2: In Heavener, the Lady Wolves scored once in the first inning and three runs in the third inning for a 4-0 lead after three innings.
Pocola 10, Sallisaw-Central 1: In Pocola, the Lady Indians used a seven-run sixth inning to put the game away.
Talihina 15, Quinton 10: In Quinton, the Lady Golden Tigers got the first win for new coach Hali Kirkes.

Tuesday's High School Baseball Roundup

August 22, 2013

KINTA — The Cameron Yellowjackets enter today's Carl Albert State College Classic on a high note as they picked up two wins in a road three-way on Tuesday. The ’Jackets doubled up the Leflore Savages 6-3 after routing the host Kinta Eagles 11-0.
Battiest 9, Whitesboro 7: In Battiest, with the game tied at 4 after four innings, the Panthers broke the tie with a two-run fifth to take a 6-4 lead.
After the Bulldogs cut the deficit to 6-5 in the sixth inning, the Panthers scored three runs in the sixth to enter the seventh inning ahead 9-5.

Half a Mantle autograph

August 22, 2013

Memorabilia wise, I have something that is very rare, and it could be a one-and-only kind of autograph in the entire civilized world. It could be right up there as the rarest piece of memorabilia in sports collecting folklore.
When we made our normal pilgrimmage to Kansas City in the early 1960s, we would always ride the KCS railroad there.

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