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September 18th, 2014

Arkoma looks to rebound against No. 3 Dewar

September 19, 2014

The Arkoma Mustangs felt like they let one get away last week against Gans in the District B-4 opener, losing 48-42 after having a 42-32 lead after three periods.
“I think we’re a little down, but we had a good practice [Tuesday],” Arkoma coach Mark Weatherton said. “They know they have to get over it. We talked about the Maud loss last year. We lost a close one, and we still came back and made the playoffs. I think they understand that they just have to be frustrated and go on with it.”

Pocola welcome Quinton for home opener

September 19, 2014

After not being home since last season, the Pocola Indians finally will get to play in their backyard at John Carter Field. The Indians will entertain the Quinton Savages at 7 p.m. Friday in their 2014 home opener, which will begin a four-game homestand.
“Our kids are ready to play at home,” Pocola coach Rick Lang said. “We’ve got a four-game homestand as we go into district play. Hopefully, we’ll be able to play well at home and make it an advantage for us.”

Prison escapee in LeFlore County identified

September 18, 2014

Caleb A. Bates, 24, is described as 5'11" and weighs 169 lbs. with brown hair, blue eyes and tattoos on his arms and back, according to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections website.
At about 12:25 p.m. Thursday [Sept. 19] Bates reportedly walked away from work detail in Howe. He was last seen in the area of Texas Street walking west on the railroad tracks.
He was sentenced to 10 years for drug charges in Johnson County. He also has convictions of burglary and possession of stolen property.
Law enforcement still are searching the area for Bates.

LeFlore County authorities searching for escaped prisoner

September 18, 2014

Law enforcement are sarching at about 1 p.m. Thursday [Sept. 19] near Howe in the area of Texas Street and Ivy Street for a Jim Hamilton prisoner who ran while on work detail.
He was last spotted heading west on the railroad tracks.
He is described as a white male in his 20s.
If you believe you see the man contact the Sheriff's Office at (918) 647-2317.
Do not attempt to approach him.
No other information is available at this time.

Poteau senior tight end, linebacker glad to be home

September 18, 2014

For the first time since the Class 4A state quarterfinals against Clinton last November, the Poteau Pirates will play an actual game when they entertain Campus High School from Haysville, Kan., at 7 p.m. Friday at Costner Stadium. Senior tight end/linebacker Kade McMillin is glad to finally be back home.
“I feel like we're going to have better preparation,” he said. “We'll be more prepared to play in front of our home crowd. We're ready to see what we can do out here [at Costner Stadium]. The crowd staying in the game helps the players stay hyped up. It helps out a lot.”

September 17th

Top four seeds make LeFlore County Softball Tournament winner’s-bracket semifinals

September 17, 2014

The seeding for the 2014 LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament, at least through Day 1, held true Tuesday in Panama.
The top four seeds, Panama, Wister, Heavener and Spiro, advanced to tonight’s winner’s-bracket semifinals.
The Lady Razorbacks beat Whitesboro 10-1, while the Lady Wildcats blanked Howe 8-0. The Lady Wolves, who won the 2014 Slow-Pitch LCT in April at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex, knocked off the six-time defending fast-pitch county champion Poteau Lady Pirates 7-1. The Lady Bulldogs scored late to nip Pocola 4-3.

Tuesday’s High School Baseball Roundup

September 17, 2014

HOWE — The Wister Wildcats took a pair of games from the Howe Lions on Tuesday at Lions Field, taking the first game 9-3 and the second contest 14-1.
In the opener, the Wildcats jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning, but the Lions cut the deficit to 2-1 after two innings.
The ’Cats, thanks to a single run in the fourth inning and two runs in the fifth, took a 5-1 lead, but the Lions responded with a two-run fifth inning to cut Wister’s lead to 5-3 going into the sixth inning. However, that was as close as Howe got.

PKMS teams sweep Van Buren

September 17, 2014

The Pansy Kidd Middle School football teams kept their perfect record intact Tuesday with home wins over the Van Buren [Ark.] Butterfield Trail Blazers at Costner Stadium.
The eighth-grade Raiders made it 3-for-3 on the season with an 18-6 victory, right after the seventh-grade Raiders did likewise with a 32-8 win.
Both Raider teams and the Poteau Pirates freshmen will be in a tripleheader of football next Tuesday at Stigler, with games beginning at 5:30 p.m. The three local teams will take a combined undefeated record of 7-0 into Haskell County.

Cloyis W. Clay

September 17, 2014

Cloyis W. Clay, 84, of Poteau died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Poteau.
Cloyis was born Sept, 24, 1929, in Gilmore to Vernon and Beulah (Day) Clay. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where was awarded the CIB (Combat Infantry Badge), Army Occupation Medal (Japan), Korean Service Medal with Bronze Star and UN Service Medal. Cloyis was an educator-principal. Cloyis loved to hunt. He was a great gardener, grafting trees. He was very proud of his grandson who is pursuing a PhD. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Troy Riddle; and niece, Debbie Mudd.

Bobby Doyle Mann

September 17, 2014

Bobby Doyle Mann, 80, of Wister died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in his home surrounded by his loving family.  He was born Sept. 18, 1933, in Wister to Orbie and Lucille (Keifer) Mann. Bobby was a coal miner and construction worker. 

Bobby is preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Orbalene (Mann) Shipman; son-in-law, Don Shadden; and mother of his daughters, Wilma Jean Mann.

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