Archive - Feb 5, 2014
This past high school football season, Poteau senior quarterback Jace Pitchford did his part to help the Pirates get to the Class 4A state title game â€” and earn the Pirates a silver ball for the trophy case. Now, he's got the chance to do something similar at the next level.
Pitchford signed a letter of intent with Arkansas Tech on Wednesday afternoon in a ceremony inside the high school.
Last spring, Deven Bond was part of the 3,200-meter relay team along with Haley Griggs, Colleen Peterson and Kandace Standridge that placed third at the Class 5A State Meet in Yukon. Last fall, Bond became an All-Stater as she was eighth at the Class 4A State Meet in Edmond. After running for the Lady Pirates this spring in the 2014 track season, Bond will take her talent to the next level.
Poteau's senior runner signed cross country/track letter of intent with the University of Central Oklahoma on Wednesday afternoon in a ceremony inside the high school.
SPIRO â€” The first two of LeFlore County's three high school football players to sign letters of intent to play college ball on National Signing Day took place Wednesday morning as Spiro Bulldog cornerbacks Trevon Mitchem and Malik Walker signed with Northeastern Oklahoma A&M in a ceremony inside the Spiro Multipurpose Gym.
Wayne Jenson, 89, of Poteau died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Oklahoma City. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Evans Chapel of Memories.Â Family visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
A 79-year-old man critically injured last week in a wreck near Talihina died Wednesday morning.
Huey Mangus of Talihina was driving a 2000 Chevrolet pickup north about 10 a.m. on Jan. 31 on U.S. Highway 271 approximately seven miles north of Talihina when the accident occurred, according to the accident report. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Tody Perez reported the pickup went off the left side of the road and struck a guardrail. Mangus was ejected about five feet.
He was flown by a medical helicopter to a Tulsa hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
You can help the environment, aid people in developing countries and boost a local tourism effort â€” just by kicking off your shoes.
The Talihina Chamber of Commerce hopes to collect 300 bags of new and gently used shoe drive by March 1.
"One of the benefits of doing a shoe drive is that it keeps thousands of shoes out of landfills. Instead of slowly decomposing in a landfill, the shoes the chamber collects will go to help people in developing countries," siad Chamber Manager Vera Nelson.
Piper Akins and Bruce Keeling placed first and second respectively for the fifth grade in the Poteau Elementary School spelling bee. Brett Hoffman and Brooklyn Morris placed first a second respectively in the fourth-grade competition. The first-place winners will compete in the regional spelling bee March 28 in Muskogee.
Fourth-grade winners picture is attached below
Mother Nature was the big winner Tuesday night as she snowed out all of the Tuesday high school slate of basketball for LeFlore County.
Games snowed out were Stilwell at Poteau, Arkoma at Panama, Wister at Cameron, Leflore at Whitesboro, Pocola at Talihina, Keota at Bokoshe, Wilburton at Heavener, Howe at McCurtain and Spiro at Muldrow.
The Pocola-Talihina and Wilburton-Heavener games have been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. (girls) and 8 p.m. (boys) on Thursday night. Talihina's originally-scheduled Thursday night match-up at home with Broken Bow has been postponed and will not be made up.