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Richard Lee Nix

March 31, 2014

Richard Lee Nix, 58, of Heavener died Friday, March 28, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, at Family Worship Center in Heavener. Burial will be in Hontubby Cemetery under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home.

Barbara Helen Nichols

March 31, 2014

Barbara Helen Nichols, 61, of Poteau died Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark. 
No services are scheduled at this time. Evans and Miller Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
 

Short term forecast issued by the NWS

March 31, 2014

AT 1:06 PM... NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADARS INDICATED A
A LINE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS EXTENDING ROUGHLY FROM
BERRYVILLE ARKANSAS...TO FORT SMITH...TO HUGO OKLAHOMA CELLS
WITHIN THE LINE WERE MOVING NORTHEAST AROUND 50 MPH.

THROUGH 2:30 PM...THIS LINE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE
EAST WHILE CELL MOVEMENT WITHIN THE LINE WILL REMAIN TO THE
NORTHEAST AROUND 50 MPH. OVERALL RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL BE LIMITED
BY THE FAST MOVEMENT AND COVERAGE...HOWEVER AMOUNTS APPROACHING
ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH HEAVIER RAINFALL THAT

Hundreds turn out for half marathon and Vike Hike

March 31, 2014

More than 400 people turned out Saturday [March 29] for the first half marathon and the annual Vike Hike that began at Carl Albert State College.
The northbound lanes of the Cavanal Scenic Expressway were closed Saturday morning as runners completed the course of the marathon.
PDN photo by Trayce Kerbow

Education rally underway in OK City

March 31, 2014

An education rally being held today [March 31] in OK City is underway and many area educators, parents and students are at the Capitol in support.
Those in attendance at the rally hope their voice helps bring more funding for Oklahoma education.
Poteau Schools are closed today to accommodate the many from the school district who planned to attend.
Gov. Mary Fallin said last week she plans to seek a $50 million increase in education funding regardless of the current $190 million budget shortfall.

Benefit dinner to be held for Hodgen family

March 31, 2014

In less than two hours today [March31] a benefit dinner will begin to help a Hodgen family who lost their home to fire.
The dinner will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Hodgen School cafeteria to benefit Mike and Lisa Cox and family.

March 29th

2014 LeFlore County Baseball Tournament Bracket

March 29, 2014

Poteau track girls win Wilburton Invitational

March 29, 2014

WILBURTON — The Poteau Lady Pirates track team won the Wilburton Invitational on Thursday with 124 points. The Heavener Lady Wolves were fourth (52 points).
For the Howe Lady Lions, their highest placer was Savannah Smallwood, who won the shot put.
The highest placer for the Pirates was Dylan Fox, who was runner-up in the 800-meter run as he was just edged by champion Talon Woolsey of Arkoma.
As a team, the Pirates were sixth out of 18 schools with 42 points.
The Spiro Bulldogs scored 47 points to place fifth as a team.

March 28th

Tuesday's High School Baseball Roundup

March 28, 2014

ARKOMA — The Bokoshe Tigers got their first baseball win in several years Thursday afternoon, beating the Arkoma Mustangs 7-3.
Trailing 2-0 after an inning, the Tigers scored five runs in the second inning, highlighted by Randy Collins' two-run triple as well as four Arkoma errors, to take a 5-2 lead after two innings.
Talihina 5, Leflore 2: In Leflore, the Golden Tigers won their third straight game. Talihina broke a 2-all tie with a two-run fifth inning and a single run in the sixth inning.

Poteau girls reach winner's-bracket final of Red Oak Tournament

March 28, 2014

RED OAK — The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team ended its three-game skid, and in so doing made it to Friday's winner's-bracket final of the Red Oak Tournament.
The Lady Pirates beat Cameron 7-6 and Quinton 12-2 on Thursday.
The Wister Lady Wildcats went 1-1 on opening day, beating Panama 4-2 after losing 5-4 to McCurtain, which beat Spiro 8-1.
The Howe Lady Lions fell to the host Lady Eagles, while Quinton beat Panama 3-1 before losing to Poteau. On Friday, Spiro then knocked Howe out with a 5-4 victory, then the Lady Bulldogs lost to Quinton 6-1 to be knocked out of the tournament.

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