July 30th, 2014
TULSA â€” The Poteau Pirates girls softball team went undefeated to win the Age 12-and-Younger Class B USSSA World Series last weekend at Savage Park.
The Pirates defeated Impact Gold from Frisco, Texas, 6-5 in the championship game.
Spiroâ€™s Hunter Wilson made his way to All-State as a utility player. The Bulldogsâ€™ standout took advantage Tuesday night as he was used often in the Eastâ€™s 3-0 win over the West in the annual Oklahoma Coaches Association Large School All-State Game at Oral Roberts Universityâ€™s J.L. Johnson Stadium.
Drug testing for Poteau High School athletes will take place from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday at the high school. This is mandatory for all athletes.
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Wolf-Pup Football sign ups will be at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Heavener High School cafeteria.
Those signing up will need to bring a copy of birth certificate along with the $60 entry fee.
The league is open to those who will be in grades three through six, and those signing up can attend any school.
Forms can be found on our web site at www.heavenerballpark.com.
For additional information, call Tim Davis (918) 413-2308.
Mozelle Pearce, 90, of Talihina died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Poteau.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at Falfa Baptist Church with Carrol Fitzgerald officiating. Burial will be in Old Talihina Cemetery under the direction of Burkhart Funeral Service, Talihina.
U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. (Ret) James Laurel â€śDickâ€ť Dickson, 80, of Valdosta, Ga., passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 28, 2014, at South Georgia Medical Center.
Patsy Brooks, 86, of Bokoshe, died Monday, July 28, 2014, in Rogers, Ark. Patsy was born on July 21, 1928, in Tahona to Earl L. and Gladys (Young) Brown.
Don't forget the â€śBack to school Bash,â€ť hosted by Skate Reation and the Maidens of Mayhem Roller Derby Team. The fundraising event begins at 8 p.m. and ends at 2 a.m. Admission is $10 plus skate rental.
HODGEN â€” A one-vehicle accident happened at the intersection of U.S. 59 and Holsom Valley Road.
There is one individual reported to be trapped inside the vehicle.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol and LeFlore County Emergency Management Services are working the scene, which may later include Hodgen and/or Heavener fire departments to help with the rescue.
Travelers are urged to avoid this area until after lunchtime.
According to the National Weather Service, showers with embedded isolated thunderstorms will continue to spread eastward into eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas today and continue into at least Thursday morning, with locally heavy rain and isolated flash flooding possible.
Widespread 1-3" of rain, with local amounts to 5", will fall through midday Thursday, especially along and on either side of the Interstate 40 corridor.
A Flash Flood Watch is now in effect from 1 p.m. today [July 30] to 1 p.m. Thursday, including the cities of Tulsa, Fort Smith, McAlester and Muskogee.