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January 28th

Poteau JH wrestlers fourth at Tahlequah Duals Tournament

January 28, 2014

TAHLEQUAH — The Poteau junior high wrestlers came in fourth place at last weekend's Tahlequah Duals Tournament.
Poteau went 2-1-1 in the event, beating host Tahlequah (52-24) and Muskogee (39-25), but losing to McAlester (54-24). In the dual to decide third place, Poteau tied Catoosa at 38, but the Indians won the tiebreaker which was a penalty point suffered by Poteau.

January 27th

Both defending champions, Poteau girls, Spiro boys, repeat as champions of LeFlore County Tournament

January 27, 2014

TALIHINA — Both defending champions, the Poteau Lady Pirates and the Spiro Bulldogs, repeated at the 82nd LeFlore County Tournament on Saturday night on Chris Gillespie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium.
The Lady Pirates became the first girls team to repeat since the Heavener Lady Wolves did in 2010 and 2011 after they got past the Spiro Lady Bulldogs 53-47.
The ’Dogs actually three-peated after they beat the Howe Lions 78-60 in a battle of unbeatens. Spiro became the first three-peat boys team since the Pocola Indians did so in 1990-92.

Class A, B playoff district assignments released last week (WITH UPDATED WEEK SCHEDULE)

January 27, 2014

The five Class A and B basketball schools in LeFlore County found out last week what their district assignments are.
In Class A, Arkoma will be the host school for one district tournament, with Cameron and Gans visiting.
Two Class B schools got the nod as district hosts, Leflore and Whitesboro. Bokoshe and Midway will come to Nadine Carpenter Court in Leflore for one Class B District Tournament, while Whitesboro will entertain Kinta and Panola in another.
Muldrow at Poteau, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Bokoshe at Arkoma, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Cameron at Howe, 6:30 and 8 p.m.

Poteau wrestlers sixth at Paul Post Tournament; Pirates will entertain Keys (Park Hill) Tuesday night in back gym at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse

January 27, 2014

SALLISAW — The Poteau Pirates wrestling team came in sixth out of 12 teams in the Paul Post Tournament, which took place Friday and Saturday. Among the 12 teams were four top-10 teams — No. 3 Sallisaw, No. 5 Tulsa Cascia Hall, No. 6 Glenpool and No. 7 Jay.
Devin Anderson (120 pounds) and Roderick Hornbuckle (145) were runners-up. Khy Mote (170) and Daylon Brewton (heavyweight) were third, Chase Davis was fourth at 182 pounds and Sam Shore (138) and Jake Sheehan (160) were fifth.

CASC says it's 'Chili' time

January 27, 2014

The 18th Annual Carl Albert State College/Walmart Chili Cooking Contest is set for Friday, Feb. 21.
Organizers encourage everyone to get involved. The competition will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second floor of the Costner-Balentine Student Center at CASC.  
To enter a pot of chili in the contest, download the official entry form at, submit your entry form and plan to have your famous chili tested along with countless others.

Lavera Ellen Smith

January 27, 2014

Lavera Ellen Smith, 87, of Shady Point died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro. Burial will be in Old Bokoshe Cemetery. Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Phyliss Ann Bushman

January 27, 2014

Phyliss Ann Bushman, 58, of Talihina died Thursday, Jan. 23, in a Tulsa hospital.
Services were held Monday, Jan. 27, at Talihina First Assembly of God. Burial was in New Talihina Cemetery under the direction of Burkhart Funeral Service, Talihina.

Earl Cody “Buddy” Rhodes

January 27, 2014

Earl Cody “Buddy” Rhodes, 89, of Talihina died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Talihina.
Buddy was born July 30, 1924 in Centrahoma to Earl Hudson and Dorothy (Jordan) Rhodes. He was retired as a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. Buddy was a disabled veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Lakeview Church in Spiro and a member of FOE (Eagles) of Spiro. He enjoyed watching baseball, particularly the New York Yankees, and sports on TV. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Hilliard.

Mona “Mozelle” Gaither 

January 27, 2014

Mona “Mozelle” Gaither, 90, of Poteau died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Mannford.
Mozelle was born Nov. 22, 1923, in Poteau to Curtis and Mattie (Griffith) Garrett. She retired from Hillcrest Hospital in Tulsa. Mozelle was a member of Community of Christ in Poteau. She loved to travel, watching sports on TV (especially football). Mo zelle was a very caring, loving and thoughtful lady. She had many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles J. Gaither; sisters, Louise Akins and Mamie Jo Garrett; brothers, Woodrow and Monroe Garrett; grandson, Chuck Davison.

Fire scare causes evacuation at KTC

January 27, 2014

According to Kiamichi Technology Center spokesperson Laura Harrison, "at approximately 2:50 p.m. on Monday, Kiamichi Technology Center evacuated students and staff due to a fire in the welding shop. Poteau Fire Department was called for assistance. An exhaust filter outside the building was smoldering and pushing smoke into the welding shop. Not knowing where the smoke originated, welding instructor, Dennis Thomas, activated the smoke alarm and students and staff were evacuated."

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Editor’s note: The 2015 composite football schedule for LeFlore County was unable to be part of the...
Muldrow 3, Poteau 2 Panama 9, Howe 6 Whitesboro 6, Leflore 4 Heavener 3, Smithville 1 Wilburton 7,...


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