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January 21st

Filing period set for Howe, Talihina elections

January 21, 2014

Candidates for municipal offices in Talihina and Howe may file declarations of candidacy beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 27.
The filing period ends at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, said Sharon Steele, County Election Board secretary.
Offices open for candidates include:
• Talihina, clerk-treasurer, unexpired term.
• Howe, Board of trustees seat, unexpired term, and clerk-treasurer, unexpired term.
The offices at stake will be filled in a nonpartisan special municipal election on April 1.

Poteau School District bond issue vote nearing

January 21, 2014

In a response to the growing need of the district to continue to provide quality services to students, the Poteau School District will propose a $1.615 million bond issue for a vote on Tuesday, Feb. 11.
The bond issue will replace an expiring bond and will create no additional taxes, according to Superintendent Don Sjoberg.
The voters will decide whether to support two propositions — $640,000 for transportation and $975,000 for building improvements. 

Weekend High School Boys Basketball Roundup

January 21, 2014

ATOKA — The Poteau Pirates suffered a 70-38 setback to the Atoka Wampus Cats on Saturday afternoon at Kelley Fieldhouse.
The Pirates fell behind 17-11 after a period and never got over the hump.
Cameron 71, Arkoma 65, OT: Friday night in Arkoma, the Yellowjackets rallied to force overtime tied at 59, then outscored the Mustangs in the extra session 12-6 to complete the comeback.
Howe 97, Bokoshe 24: Friday night in Bokoshe, the Lions jumped out to a 19-1 lead after a period and never looked back.

Weekend High School Girls Basketball Roundup

January 21, 2014

ATOKA — The Poteau Lady Pirates suffered a 45-43 road loss to the Atoka Lady Wampus Cats on Saturday afternoon at Kelley Fieldhouse. The Lady Cats had a 14-10 lead after a period and never lost the lead, although the Lady Pirates cut the deficit to two points at the end of each half.
Arkoma 67, Cameron 46: Friday night in Arkoma, the Lady Mustangs jumped out to an 18-11 lead after a period.
Howe 79, Bokoshe 26: Friday night in Bokoshe, the Lady Lions, leading 10-7 after a period, outscored the Lady Tigers in the second quarter 20-9 for a 30-16 halftime lead.

January 20th

2014 LeFlore County Tournament Day 1 Results

January 21, 2014

Spiro teams sweep Poteau

January 20, 2014

SPIRO — The Poteau Lady Pirates held a 32-30 lead going into the final quarter, but Spiro's Carleigha Thompson took over the game. Thompson only scored six points in the final quarter, but she had at least five pinpoint assists in the final half of the quarter to help the Lady Bulldogs win the game by the score of 49-41 Friday night at the Spiro Multipurpose Gym.

Poteau Football Awards Banquet Sunday night

January 20, 2014

Poteau Pirates football players, coaches and fans got another chance to relive the magical 2013 season at the Poteau Pirates Football Awards Banquet, which took place Sunday night at the Donald W. Reynolds Center.
Several players were given special honors. Senior quarterback Jace Pitchford was named the Most Valuable Player, while sophomore running back Roger Barcheers was named the Offensive MVP for the Pirates, who went 12-2, won District 4A-4 and were state runners-up.

Pearline McClure

January 20, 2014

Pearline McClure, 62, of Talihina died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Antlers.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Burkhart Funeral Service Chapel in Talihina. Burial will be in New Talihina Cemetery.

Johnny Lee Martin

January 20, 2014

Johnny Lee Martin, 69, of Panama died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Panama Assembly of God. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. The family will visit with relatives and friends from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.

Owner searches for missing parrot

January 20, 2014

A Poteau is asking area residents to help him locate his pet parrot, "Lucy," which vanished just days before Christmas.
Getz said he believes the bird may have been stolen from his residence. The day before Lucy disappeared, three men in a white pickup truck pulled up in front of Getz's home where his wife Carla was out in the front yard. The men asked her several questions about Lucy. The following day Getz and his wife left th residence for about 45 minutes and when they returned Lucy was no where to be found.

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