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December 18th

Jackie Edward McKeown

December 18, 2014

Jackie Edward McKeown, 65, of Pocola passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, in Pocola.

Jackie was born April 18,1949, in Weatherford to Jack E. and Anna Marie (Blansett) McKeown. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Jackie worked for LeFlore County. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Linda; and brother, Harold “Ernie” McKeown.

Alicia Cruz

December 18, 2014

Alicia Cruz, 45, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, in Heavener.
Services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec, 18, at Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener and at 7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday at Centro Cristano Nuevo Esperanza Church in Howe. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery at Heavener.

Poteau basketball teams split home openers with Roland; Pirates get first win for new coach, PHS alum

December 18, 2014

The Poteau Pirates got their first win of the season and for new coach, PHS alum Todd Hackler, Tuesday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse as they downed the Roland Rangers 54-40.
However, the Lady Rangers opened the night with a 52-32 victory over the Lady Pirates.

Poteau Youth Wrestling Club members place at Hulbert Tournament

December 18, 2014

HULBERT — The Poteau Youth Wrestling Club had six of 10 members place in last weekend's Hulbert Tournament.

Sports Briefs

December 18, 2014

Pictures for Spiro Youth Basketball will be taken from 4:30 to 8 p.m. today and from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday in the Spiro High School safe room, depending on the teams' weekly practice night.
Teams will need to arrive 30 to 45 minutes ahead of their normal practice time.
For additional information or to ask questions, call (918) 962-5103 or e-mail to
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The Stars softball team will have a fundraising basketball tournament Jan. 3 at Fort Smith (Ark.) Darby Junior High School.

December 17th

Tuesday’s High School Boys Basketball Roundup

December 17, 2014

WISTER — The Heavener Wolves returned to action after more than a week off and won their second game in a row, downing the Wister Wildcats 45-35 Tuesday night at the Wister Gym.
The Wolves jumped out to a 12-7 lead after a period, which became a 24-14 halftime advantage.
Panama 76, Arkoma 43: In Panama, the Razorbacks outscored the Mustangs in every period, leading 20-13 after a period, 37-23 at halftime and 54-35 going into the final quarter.

Tuesday’s High School Girls Basketball Roundup

December 17, 2014

PANAMA — The Arkoma Lady Mustangs bounced back from their heart-breaking loss to Howe in Saturday night’s Green Valley Conference Tournament title game by picking up a big road win Tuesday night, downing conference rival Panama 60-58.
Trailing 12-11 after a period, the Lady Mustangs outscored the Lady Razorbacks 16-13 in the second quarter to take a 27-25 halftime lead.
Thanks to an 18-13 third period, Arkoma took a 45-38 lead into the final quarter, but the Lady ’Backs outscored the Lady Mustangs 20-15 in the fourth quarter but the rally fell short.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Robin Williams was the most popular Google search term of 2014

December 17, 2014

According to Google, which released a report Tuesday on the top trending terms of the year, the top term overall was "Robin Williams," after the well-known and popular comedian died in August. No. 2 was "World Cup," the global soccer tournament held in Brazil in June. Third on the list was "Ebola," the highly contagious virus.

It was another banner football season in LeFlore County

December 17, 2014

As I look back on the 2014 high school football season, I happen to think it was rather successful.
Of the eight teams, four made the playoffs — Poteau (Class 4A), Spiro (Class 3A), Panama (Class 2A) and Talihina (Class A).
Two of them, Panama and Talihina, got into the second round, with the Golden Tigers making another state semifinal appearance.
So, I just want to say congratulations to you four teams.
All-District Teams Needed
As you see, today’s edition has the All-District 4A-4 Team story, and I have the information for the All-District B-4 Team story for later this month.

Indian Nation Turnpike travel plaza to open on Thursday

December 17, 2014

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Compressed natural gas fueling is one of the new features of a travel plaza along the Indian Nation Turnpike that's set to open Thursday at McAlester.

The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority says the rebuilt plaza will also feature a convenience store and restaurant. Construction along the turnpike also included pavement and bridge rehabilitation.

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