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November 8th, 2014

Spiro celebrates Senior Night by routing Valliant Bulldogs; local ’Dogs will face No. 1 Locust Grove in playoff opener

November 8, 2014

SPIRO — D.T. Neal and McKinley Whitfield combined for all seven touchdowns in Spiro’s 47-7 rout Friday night of Valliant Bulldogs as the local ’Dogs celebrated Senior Night at McClain Stadium.
The Bulldogs (7-2 overall, 4-2 in District 3A-8 play) will get the task of facing the top-ranked Locust Grove Pirates next Friday night on the road to begin postseason play.

Vian too much for Panama; Hogs will travel to meet Chandler in playoff opener next week

November 8, 2014

VIAN — Vian’s Eric Casey scored five first-half touchdowns as the Wolverines pummeled the Panama Razorbacks 63-7 Thursday night in a District 2A-6 contest.
The loss made the Hogs (7-3, 4-2) finish third, thus sending them to meet the Chandler Lions at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the opening round of the Class 2A playoffs.

November 7th

Poteau gets Senior Night victory over Tulsa Central; Pirates will travel to face Wagoner to begin postseason

November 8, 2014

There was many side stories to Friday night’s District 4A-4 game at Costner Stadium between the Poteau Pirates and the Tulsa Central Braves.
Roger Barcheers was in pursuit of the modern-day Poteau High School rushing record. When Poteau coach Werner pulled off the first offense as the fourth quarter began, Barcheers trailed the record held by Nik McDaniel by 20 yards. He never re-entered the game.
The Pirates were dominate on both side of the ball as they defeated the Braves by the score of 41-7 to celebrate Senior Night.

CASC basketball teams celebrate homecoming by sweeping Bacone JV

November 8, 2014

Behind a career-high 19 points from Talihina's Tara Hawkins and 14 points and 14 rebounds from Kilah Cummings, the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings rolled past the Bacone College Junior Varsity 92-34 to celebrate homecoming Thursday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Holding the Bacone JV to 26 points in the second half proved to be the difference for the Vikings in their 84-62 win for their first victory of the season.

Local softball trio are Small East All-Staters; three others are alternates, possibility of making squads; several make all-region

November 8, 2014

Three local high school fast-pitch softball players got the ultimate honors last weekend, being named All-Staters.
Panama's Kendra Swindle and Hannah Goines, along with Pocola's Desi Carter, were named to the Oklahoma Fast-Pitch Softball Coaches Association's Small East Team last weekend.

Who got arrested?

November 7, 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

Nov. 5

Randell Allen Butler, domestic abuse and battery; $10,000 bond

Fifth Graders Invited to Submit Arbor Week Posters

November 7, 2014

Fifth grade classes throughout the state are invited to grab their paint brushes, crayons or markers and participate in the Oklahoma Arbor Day Poster Contest. The theme is “Trees are Terrific …. In Our Cities and Towns” and students are encouraged to get creative in showing the benefits of trees. Oklahoma Forestry Services is accepting submissions through December 12.

Education workshop coming to Poteau

November 7, 2014

The Oklahoma State Department of Education is offering a free, two-day, regional workshop in Poteau to support science teachers and school administrators as they transition to new Oklahoma Academic Standards for science.
The new standards were adopted by the State Board of Education and signed into rule by Gov. Mary Fallin this summer. They replace Priority Academic Student Skills science standards. State science assessments will not be aligned to these new standards, however, until 2016-2017 so that districts and teachers have time to transition.

It was a Happy Halloween for us

November 7, 2014

We had a great time for Halloween last Friday. James and Angela McKay drove their golf cart over, and it was all dressed up with spider webs. James was “Pinhead” and looked really scary.

Way to Go, Grandma!

November 7, 2014

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