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August 6th

All-State football game gave Poteau coach one last chance to coach son

August 6, 2013

TULSA — Many father-son relationships also involve a coach-player connection. Such is the case between Poteau football coach Greg Werner and his son Jay Werner.
Having played under the tutelage of his father throughout his high school career, Jay Werner got to play one more game with his dad as head coach in the All-State game Friday night at Union-Tuttle Stadium, as they served in those capacities with the East squad.

Talihina player enjoyed his final football game

August 6, 2013

TULSA — Trevor Crone wore a football uniform for the last time Friday night when he played in the All-State game at Union-Tuttle Stadium.
Crone, a Talihina standout, will be moving on to play baseball at Connor State College in Warner.
But he made his last shot on the gridiron memorable.
“The first hit I had was an eye opener,” Crone said. “It made me realize I am really small to be playing the game, but I still have a lot of heart and I enjoy playing.”

Sports Briefs

August 6, 2013

Poteau High School students who will participate in extra-curricular activities this upcoming school year will have their drug testing take place next month inside the senior hall of the high school.
Drug testing will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 14.
Cost is $10 cash per student.
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Registration is open for the 2013 LeFlore County Express Fall Soccer League.
Registration can be done through the Internet at
Late registration cost per child is $40.
Payment method details are available at the website.
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Poteau police investigate two car accident

August 6, 2013

Poteau police officers investigate a two-car accident Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. along the Cavanal Scenic Expressway. According to emergency responders no one was injured.
PDN photo by David Seeley

August 5th

Earnestine King

August 5, 2013

Earnestine King, 87, of Wister died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, in Poteau. Services will be held at a later date in Jolley Cemetery, Union County, Ark.
Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener is handling arrangements.

Shirley Jane Green

August 5, 2013

Shirley Jane Green, 67, of Fort Smith, formerly of Poteau, died July 29, in Fort Smith.
Services are pending with Eastgate Funeral Home. Full obituary may be viewed online at

Poteau Fire Department responds to house fire

August 5, 2013

Poteau Fire Department responded to a house fire Saturday at about 5 p.m. on Parker Street. The fire appeared to have started on the outside of the building and according to fire personnel, the cause is undetermined.
Photo by Rick Couri

Area business hosts Senior Appreciation Day

August 5, 2013

LeFlore County senior citizens will be honored at the Annual Senior Appreciation Day on Aug. 21.
Activities will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Strike-a-Lot Lanes, 1914 N. Broadway.
Festivities will include door prizes, free lunch and bingo.
Every senior citizen will receive one free game of bowling and shoe rental.
Sponsors and exhibitors will have information on a variety of health and informational services as part of the festivities.

Howe man charged in alleged assault on officer

August 5, 2013

A man jailed in June for burglary is facing new charges after he allegedly struck another inmate and a detention officer.
Cody Linder Riley, 19, of Howe, was charged by the LeFlore County District Attorney's Office on Friday with assault and battery on a detention officer and a second charge of assault and battery stemming from an incident on July 18.
According to the affidavit, detention officer Kevin Knight heard a noise coming from a holding cell and when he went to investigate he saw Riley kicking another inmate who was lying on his bed in his side.

August 2nd

Softball, baseball diamonds about ready to be filled with action; Panama Scrimmage Festival set to start Thursday, ends the following Saturday

August 2, 2013

Can you believe that the 2013 fast-pitch softball and fall baseball seasons are just about here — as is the start of football practice? It all starts Aug. 13 for most, with the exception of the teams playing in the inaugural Pocola Tournament — which will start Aug. 12, and its bracket will appear in next Saturday's edition.
To get warmed up for the softball action, the annual Panama Lady Back Scrimmage Festival will begin Thursday and end next Saturday, and I'll have the schedule listed at the end of this column.

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