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February 20th, 2015

Whitesboro teams sweep Pittsburg in Class B Regional Tournament; Lady Bulldogs, ’Dogs play Chattanooga for title Saturday night, but both will play in next week’s area tournament

February 21, 2015

BENNINGTON — If there was some background music playing during Thursday night’s winner’s-bracket semifinal of the Class B Regional Tournament, that song might have been, “Who Let the Dogs Out,” since the games were won by a pair of Bulldog teams.
The Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs defeated Pittsburg 55-48, then the ’Dogs routed the Panthers 65-36.

Arkoma girls, Cameron boys reach consolation finals at Class A Regional Tournament; Keota girls stay alive on opening day, but Mustangs see season end

February 21, 2015

The Arkoma Lady Mustangs and the Cameron Yellowjackets each split their first two games of the Class A Regional Tournament, thus reaching this afternoon’s consolation championship games at Kiowa.
The Lady Mustangs stayed alive Friday afternoon with a 66-47 rout of the Haileyville Lady Warriors in Kiowa after falling 59-57 Thursday night to the Rattan Lady Rams in Antlers.
Arkoma will play the Keota-Boswell winner at 1:30 this afternoon in Kiowa for the regional consolation championship, and a trip to the Class A Area Tournament next week at Ada High School’s Cougar Athletic Center.

Leflore, Red Oak boys reach tonight’s Class B regional finals in Wilburton as well as RO, Buffalo Valley girls; Lady Savages beat Eagletown after losing to BV; Bokoshe girls win, but Tigers eliminated

February 21, 2015

The Leflore Savages, the Red Oak teams and the Buffalo Valley girls assured themselves of at least one more week of basketball Thursday night.
The Savages routed the Buffalo Valley Buffaloes 53-35 Thursday night in Calvin, while the Eagles got past the Eagletown Eagles 51-44 Thursday at the Wilburton Gym in the Class B Regional Tournament championship semifinals. The Savages and the Eagles will meet at 8 tonight at the Wilburton Gym for the regional title, but both teams will advance to next week’s area tournament at Colbert.

Allen Wayne Davis

February 20, 2015

Allen Wayne Davis, 61, of Midland, Texas, died Feb. 18, 2015, peacefully in his sleep.

Allen’s last days were spent surrounded by family and friends he had touched in some small way throughout his short, yet very memorable life.

Gale Edward Enger

February 20, 2015

Gale Edward Enger, 89, of Poteau died Wednesday, Feb. 18, in Poteau. Gale was born March 3, 1925, in Kindred, N.D., to William and Effie (Mestad) Enger.

He worked as superintendent of sanitation for 24 years. He also was a licensed pilot and taught flying lessons. He was a member of Springhill Baptist Church.

Gale was preceded in death by his parents; son, Larry Enger; one brother and one sister.

Jack O. Davis Sr. (revised)

February 20, 2015

Jack O. Davis Sr. of Poteau was born Feb. 19, 1933, in Heavener to Acely Owen and Deborah (Sommerville) Davis and departed Feb. 15, 2015, in Poteau at the age of 81.

Cattleya Nikita Merie Costigan

February 20, 2015

Cattleya Nikita Merie Costigan, 5 months and 9 days, of Hartford, Ark., died Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, in Fort Smith, Ark. She was born Sept. 4, 2014, in Fort Smith to Andrew Costigan and Victoria Merie Liddell. 

Cattleya is survived by her parents; brother, Shane Andrew Costigan of Alma, Ark.; sister, Debra Sue Costigan of Fort Smith; grandmothers, Dawn Hickerson of Hartford, and Rosalee Oliver of Fort Smith; grandfathers, Eugene Hartman of New York and Dennis Ollar of Heavener; as well as a host of other family members and loved ones.  

Bill targets drivers who smoke in car with children

February 20, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Drivers in Oklahoma who smoke with children in the vehicle could be fined up to $100 under a bill that has passed a legislative committee.

The Senate Public Safety voted 7-1 on Thursday for the bill by Senate Democratic Leader Randy Bass of Lawton.

The bill would make it a secondary offense, meaning a driver would have to be pulled over for another traffic violation. Coalgate Republican Sen. Josh Brecheen voted against the bill, voicing concern it allows too much government intrusion.

Who got arrested?

February 20, 2015

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

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February 20, 2015

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