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May 18th, 2015

DAILY FEATURE: Remember then?

May 18, 2015

Here is a look back into the Poteau Daily News archive.

Today's look-back is for Thursday, July 19, 1951.

Headlines include:
• New Fire Station Urged for Poteau; Firemen Praised
• Architect Coming To Draw Up Plans For Auditorium
• Divorces Lead Marriages Here Almost 4 to 1
• Repairs on Two State Highways Near Completion
• Two Men Killed on Highway 271 During Weekend

Review the attachments for photos.

May 17th

Pocola girls’ waiting game continues; Lady Indians will play Stratford in 4A State Tournament quarterfinals Monday afternoon in Shawnee

May 17, 2015

First it was the Poteau Pirates baseball team playing the waiting game on completing their Class 4A Regional Tournament, that started May 5 and was suspended by rain and saw the Pirates wait about a week before resuming.
Now, it’s the Pocola Lady Inidans’ turn.

May 15th

Poteau hires new football coach Friday afternoon

May 15, 2015

With spring drills beginning Monday, the Poteau Pirates football team has a new leader.
Forrest Mazey was hired Friday at a special meeting of the Poteau Public Schools Board to replace Greg Werner, who left to take the coaching job with the Van Buren, Ark., Pointers.

Spring drills begin Monday for Pirates with new coach

May 15, 2015

The new football season won’t begin until September, but a head start will begin Monday when the Poteau Pirates football team will begin its two-week spring practice.
Not only are the Pirates preparing for a new season, they’ll get a new coach to help them as Mangum coach Forrest Mazey was hired Friday as the new Poteau football coach to replace Greg Werner, who went to coach the Van Buren [Ark.] Pointers.

Wister boys fall in eight innings to Latta in 2A state quarterfinals

May 15, 2015

The good news for the Wister Wildcats baseball team was it grabbed the early lead in the Class 2A State Tournament quarterfinal game with the Latta Panthers, which took place Thursday afternoon at Shawnee’s Ed Skelton Field. The bad news was they ended up with a heartbreaking loss.
The Panthers scored a run in the eighth inning to win 3-2 to end the Wildcats’ season at 21-6.

Cherokee language now available on Google Android devices

May 15, 2015

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — The Cherokee language has gone digital.

The language of the Oklahoma-based tribe is now available for download on more than 20 Android devices, making the language more accessible to millions of Google smartphone and tablet users. The Cherokee language is also available on Apple and Microsoft products.

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May 15, 2015

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May 14th

Poteau girls’ 3,200-relay, local hurdler win state championships; Spiro 800-meter relay captures gold in state-record time

May 14, 2015

MOORE — For two local relay teams and a Heavener hurdler, they returned to LeFlore County on Tuesday night from the Class 3A-4A State Meet, which took place Monday and Tuesday at Lions Stadium, as champions.
The Poteau Lady Pirates, 3,200-meter relay team of Kandace Standridge, Sheridan Hoyer, Madison Williamson and Bryce Vickers won the Class 4A state title with a time of 9:50.29.
It assured Standridge her second straight state gold medal in as many years. However, her shot at repeating as the 800-meter run state champ did not happen as she was sixth with a time of 2:23.52.

Talihina sprinter earns two silver medals at 2A State Meet; Howe girls’ 800-meter relay third; Whitesboro runner sixth in Class A

May 14, 2015

MIDWEST CITY — Talihina senior sprinter Bryar Humphreys came close to two state championships, but settled for second best each time.
Humphreys was the Class 2A state runner-up in the 100-meter (11.07 seconds) and the 200-meter dashes (22.78) at the state meet, which took place at Carl Albert High School’s Titan Stadium.
Howe’s 800-meter relay team of Jentry Brown, Macee Williams, Morgan Turner and Kerstein Hall was third in Class 2A with a time of 1:51.17 to earn bronze medals.

Kill the Hill rescheduled

May 14, 2015

The Kill the Hill bicycle challenge set for this Saturday in Poteau has been rescheduled due to flooding.

The ride will instead be held on June 6th, three weeks from now.

The challenge will feature three events - 25 mile, 41 mile and 50 mile rides. It is part of Poteau going "bike friendly," with new bike routes and share-the-road signs already posted around the city.

 

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