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Weekend High School Baseball Roundup

March 17, 2014

BROKEN BOW — The Poteau Pirates split their games in Friday's three-way before heading to Florida. The Pirates run ruled the Idabel Warriors 10-2 in six innings, but lost to host Broken Bow 8-4.
In the win over Idabel, the Pirates used an eight-run first inning to blow the game open.
In the loss to Broken Bow, the Savages scored four runs in the first inning and three in the second for a 7-0 lead.
Kaydon Evans' grand-slam home run in the third inning cut Poteau's deficit to 7-4, but that was as close as the Pirates got.

Poteau girls beat Wister, Arkoma in three-way; Lady Wildcats blank Lady Mustangs

March 17, 2014

WISTER — The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team entered spring break by getting a pair of wins in Friday's three-way. The Lady Pirates got past host Wister 7-5 after beating Arkoma 10-0.
The Lady Wildcats opened the three-way with a 10-0 win over the Lady Mustangs.

Spring Sports Guide coming out Saturday

March 17, 2014

The 2014 Spring Sports Guide will be published in Saturday's edition, with the season-preview stories of all the high school spring teams and remaining schedules in all sports.
I'll spend all week working on it, and I want to thank everyone who helped get me team photographs and team preseason information for the special section.
Schedule
Baseball
Tuesday
Poteau vs. Van Meter, Iowa, 1 p.m.; vs. Faith Baptist, Fla., 4 p.m., at St. Petersburg, Fla.
Stuart and Roland at Heavener, 4 p.m. (Stuart vs. Heavener, 4 p.m.; Stuart vs. Roland, 6 p.m.; Roland vs. Heavener, 8 p.m.)

Howard Leon LeMaster

March 17, 2014

Howard Leon LeMaster Sr., 73, of Poteau died Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Poteau. Leon was born Dec. 3, 1940, in Coweta to Howard and Juanita Ethel (Mahaffey) LeMaster. He was a former businessman, police officer and farmer. Leon was a member of the Assembly of God Church and the Masonic Lodge. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Alice; and granddaughter, Kayla.

Bobby Gerald “Bob” Wann

March 17, 2014

Bobby Gerald “Bob” Wann, 72, died Friday, March 7, 2014, in Big Sandy, Texas.
Bob Wann was born July 13, 1941, to Marie Holderfield Wann and Harold “Buster” Wann and grew to adulthood in Fanshawe. He was passionate about people, achievement and horses.
These passions manifested in his love of sports: baseball, basketball, track and achieving high levels of personal performance.

Howe Schools to host blood drive

March 17, 2014

Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) and Howe High School have teamed up to save the lives of those in local hospitals. A blood drive will be held on Monday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those who are healthy and 16 years* or older can typically give blood.

All blood donors will also receive a “FEEL BOLD” T-shirt, free health screenings and Donor Rewards Points.

Blood donors can choose to forgo the T-shirt. Then, funds designated for this item will be donated to Global Blood Fund, a nonprofit that supports struggling blood centers abroad.

Bobby Gerald "Bob" Wann

March 17, 2014

Bobby Gerald "Bob" Wann, 72, died Friday, March 7, 2014, in Big Sandy, Texas.
Bob Wann was born July 13, 1941, to Marie Holderfield Wann and Harold "Buster" Wann and grew to adulthood in Fanshawe. He was passionate about people, achievement and horses. These passions manifested in his love of sport: baseball, basketball, track and achieving high levels of personal performance.

EMS Board to meet today

March 17, 2014

The LeFlore County Emergency Medical Service Board will meet today [March 17] at 4 p.m. at the 911 Center located on south broadway in Poteau.

UPDATE: Flooding continues through today

March 17, 2014

The Flood Warning continues[March 17] for the Poteau river near Panama after more than 3 inches of rain fell over a 24-hour period. The NWS issued the warning until Tuesday morning.
At 8:30 am Monday, the stage was 33.15 feet with flood stage at 29.0 feet.
Moderate flooding is occurring but the river is near crest.
The Poteau river near Panama will continue to crest and fall below flood stage by early Tuesday morning.
At 33.0 feet, moderate flooding of agricultural lands occurs between Shady Point to Arkoma. Williams Road east of Panama and some local farm roads are flooded.

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