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December 23rd

Poteau Youth Wrestling Club duo place at Sapulpa Tournament

December 23, 2014

Two Poteau Youth Wrestling Club members placed in last weekend's Sapulpa Tournament. Maverick Wooten was runner-up at 55 pounds in Division III and was third at 55 pounds in Division II, while Tyler Fassio was third at 83 pounds in Division II. A third member, Will Jordan, competed at 49 pounds in Division II.
PYWC member Luke Brooks participated in the Sand Springs Open.

Poteau wrestlers win own tournament; five Pirates capture individual championships

December 23, 2014

It was a banner way for the Poteau Pirates wrestling team to end its pre-Christmas portion of its season as they won their own tournament, the “Border Brawl,” which took place Friday and Saturday at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
The Pirates had 181 points, with Greenwood, Ark, a distant second (144 points). Five Poteau wrestlers won titles.

VIDEO: Russell Athletic Bowl Preview

December 23, 2014

Oklahoma looks to defeat 17th ranked Clemson in the 2014 Russell Athletic Bowl. Big 12 Insider Wendell Barnhouse, and Campus Insiders’ Kristen Keith sit down to preview the matchup.

Snow possible in northern part of Oklahoma, Arkansas

December 23, 2014

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Weather forecasters say snow could fall on parts of Oklahoma and Arkansas on Christmas Eve.

The National Weather Service in Tulsa says areas of light rain and snow are expected to develop Tuesday night, mainly across portions of northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas.

Weekend High School Girls Basketball Roundup

December 23, 2014

STILWELL — A fast start helped the Stilwell Lady Indians to get a 91-78 home victory over the Poteau Lady Pirates on Friday night.
The Lady Indians jumped out to a 25-13 lead after a period, but the Lady Pirates used a 23-18 second quarter to cut the deficit to 43-36 at halftime.
Stilwell outscored Poteau 24-16 in the third quarter to up its lead to 67-52 going into the final period.
Heavener 57, Idabel 55: Saturday afternoon in Heavener, the Lady Wolves won their home opener, but they had to do it in dramatic fashion.

Weekend High School Boys Basketball Roundup

December 23, 2014

STILWELL — The Poteau Pirates could not make it a perfect week to end their pre-Christmas portion of their season as they suffered a 63-32 road loss to the Stilwell Indians on Friday night.
The Indians took an 18-5 lead after a period and never looked back.
Spiro 68, Sallisaw 50: Friday night in Spiro, the Bulldogs made it 2-for-2 for the week to enter the Christmas break on a high note. However, the ’Dogs had to rally to do so.
The Black Diamonds had a 17-16 lead with 5:24 left before halftime, but the Bulldogs ended the game with a 52-33 run.

Arkoma splits road games at Keota

December 23, 2014

The Arkoma High School basketball teams split their final games before the Christmas break Friday night in Keota. The Lady Mustangs defeated the Lady Lions 70-51, but the Lions beat the Mustangs 64-50 in the final game of the night.
Editor’s note: Cage Notes will appear in Wednesday’s edition.

Who got arrested?

December 23, 2014

The following people were booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center overnight. The information was gathered from the jail's daily roster and only shows booking information. Only those with a case number listed have been charged. Stay tuned each morning to see who was arrested overnight.
CF — criminal felony
CM— criminal misdemeanor
FD — family docket such as child support
For more information about an arrestee, you can search by name or case number on or

Dec. 20

Tahlina Renay Weir

Charles Zumbwalt

Dec. 21

Robert Wayne Brewer

December 22nd

Winifred Lee Short

December 22, 2014

Winifred Lee Short, 86, of Cameron died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in Cameron.

Ada Mae Turner Marshall

December 22, 2014

Ada Mae Turner Marshall, 92, of Poteau died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Poteau.

Ada was born Sept. 10, 1922, in Wister to Willis and Tennie (Glenn) Turner. She was of the Nazarene faith. Ada was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a really good cook and she never met a stranger. Ada was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Thomasine Nelson; grandson, Timothy Nelson; son-in-law, Dean Grey; brothers, Leeodas Turner, Harold Turner, Glen Turner; sisters, Mary Ruth Love, Billie June Crawley.

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