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February 13th, 2015

Poteau wrestlers end regular season with dual wins over FS Northside, Southside on Thursday night; Pirates will be in Class 4A Regional Tournament next Friday, Saturday at Coweta

February 14, 2015

FORT SMITH, Ark. — The regular season ended on an extremely high note for the Poteau Pirates wrestling team, which won both duals in Thursday night’s triangular.
Poteau beat the host team, Fort Smith Northside, 48-29 and Fort Smith Southside 48-30.
The Pirates will begin the postseason next weekend at the Class 4A Regional Tournament in Coweta. The top four finishers in each weight class will qualify for the state tournament the following weekend.

Organization of Rural Elementary Schools Playoff Roundup

February 14, 2015

The Hodgen Lady Bulldogs and Bulldogs tried Friday night to earn trips to next week’s Organization of Rural Elementary Schools [ORES] Division II State Tournament. The Lady Bulldogs faced Krebs, followed by the ’Dogs meeting Idabel Denison at McAlester Frink-Chambers Middle School in regional championship games.
Three other ORES teams, the Shady Point Lady Warriors, the Fanshawe Lady Grizzlies and the Monroe Eagles, will have a chance to make state by winning consolation championships.

William Louis Dorey

February 13, 2015

William Louis Dorey, 96, of Poteau died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Poteau. Bill was born Dec. 18, 1918, in Fort Smith, Ark., to Wilferd Sr. and Bertha (Woods) Dorey. Bill was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in WWII. He was a devoted family man who loved God. He was a loving man, beloved by many. He was a business man and an active church member until his health prevented his attendance.

Bobby Stinson

February 13, 2015

Bobby Stinson, 66, of Heavener, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, at Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Billy Earl Hudgins

February 13, 2015

Billy Earl Hudgins, 84, of Howe, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. Billy was born January 7, 1931, in Fort Smith, Ark., to Earl and May (Allread) Hudgins. He worked as a prison guard for the state of Virginia. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart w/cluster, good conduct medal, National Defense service medal, Korean service medal, combat infantryman badge, United Nations service medal, Silver Star and the Presidential Unit Citation.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Glenna Hudgins, and brother, Harvey Hudgins.

Christine Adams

February 13, 2015

Christine Adams, 81, of Oklahoma City, formerly of Wister died Tuesday, February 10, 2015, in Oklahoma City. Christine was born July 11, 1933, in Wister to William David and Gertrude Inez (Call) Covey. She was a sales clerk at C.R. Anthony’s.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David C. Adams, on Aug. 3, 2008.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 7 cute and quirky DIY Valentine's Day cards

February 13, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 7 Cute & Quirky DIY Valentine's Day Cards.
Here are seven cute and quirky do-it-yourself.

Community Garden host Friday Valentine's dinner and dance

February 13, 2015

Tonight, the Creator's Gift Community Garden board of directors will hold a Valentine's Dinner and Dance.

There will be live music and 50/50 cash raffles. All proceeds will go to fund the construction of the Creator's Gift Community Garden in downtown Poteau.

Tickets are $5 per person in advance and $7 at the door. Dinner includes lasagna, salad, country green beans, desert and drinks. Dinner will be served from 5:30-7 p.m. and the dance will follow. The event will take place at the Poteau Senior Center, 205 S. McKenna St.

Who got arrested?

February 13, 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

February 10, 2015

Amber N. Hughlett, hold Tulsa County, CM-10-302; $1,620.72 bond

Lavon Scott

February 13, 2015

Lavon Scott, 78, of Poteau died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, in Poteau.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at Heart of the Hills Baptist Church. Burial of cremains will be in Vaughn Cemetery at a later date under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home, Heavener.

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