November 14th, 2013
I moved to Poteau on Veterans Day in 1977. The first thing I did was eat an âArlieâ burger from the A&M Food Market. I loved them, and I was hooked on them for life.
Seventy-eight Poteau Upper Elementary School students will be inducted into the National Elementary Honor Society tonight beginning at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria.
To achieve membership, the students had to earn "high ratings, by a committee of educators, in the areas of scholarship, responsibility, service and leadership," according to Assistant Principal Mark Williams.
former state Sen. Kenneth Corn will be the guest speaker. Also in attendance will be numerous parents, teachers and administrators, including Superintendent Don Sjoberg, Williams said.
The schedule includes:
A request by the defense lawyer of accused murder Elvis Aaron Thacker, 25, to strike his alleged confession in the 2010 death of 22-year-old Brianna Ault on the grounds of multiple constitutional rights violations was denied Wednesday.
During the continuation of Thackerâs preliminary hearing that has spanned three months, a motion to suppress evidence was heard in conjunction as testimony by witnesses for the defense took the stand.
Choctaw District 4 Junior Miss Jordan Carver, left, and Little Miss Amber Battice perform The Lord's Prayer in sign language at the senior citizens Thanksgiving meal Wednesday at the Choctaw Nation Community Center. Princess Callie Curnutt, not pictured, also participated in the ceremony. I
PDN photo by Ken Milam
The Poteau Pirates clinched a playoff berth with a win over Muldrow a couple of weeks ago. Since that hasn't happened for this senior class, that achievement was a special one.
âIt feels great to be in the playoffs, especially since we worked so hard,â senior lineman Jesse Gollihare said. âWe've prepared ourselves all year for this moment.â
The Talihina Golden Tigers football team wrapped up a perfect regular season and a District A-6 title Friday night with a 48-8 rout of the Gore Pirates. Make no mistake, the Golden Tigers (10-0) are pleased with both goals being accomplished.
However, that's all good, but now it's time to focus on the Class A playoffs, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday against the Stratford Bulldogs (6-4) at Doc Robinson Stadium.
Gun season is fast approaching, Nov. 23-Dec. 8. Donât forget your hunter education training, which is needed before you can hunt. Residents who are age 10 or older must complete hunter education certification training.
Time is running out â and you might need to do it online to get it done in time to hunt. Another last-minute thing you might need is a replacement hunter education card. Go to www.wildlifedepartment.com.
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My great nephew, Aiyden Horn, caught a perch on a red worm last week at my dad's pond. Good job, Aiyden.
Have a great week!
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WISTER â By the time Tuesday night's high school basketball games ended between the visiting Cameron teams and the host Wister squads, both sides could say that at least part of the night went well.
The Lady Wildcats held off the Lady Yellowjackets to post a 55-52 victory, but the âJackets stung the âCats in the nightcap to win 58-47.
HOWE â It took a while, but the Howe Lions took control of the game and downed the McCurtain Bulldogs 79-32 Tuesday night at the Howe Gym.
The game was close early as the Lions (4-0) led 16-11 after a quarter, but stretched their advantage to 30-19 at halftime.
However, in the third quarter, the Lions clawed the âDogs, using a 27-7 third quarter for a 57-26 lead going into the final period.
HOWE â The Howe Lady Lions had little problem in improving to 4-0 Tuesday night at the Howe Gym, handling the McCurtain Lady Bulldogs 85-28.
The Lady Lions raced out to a 24-10 lead after a period and never looked back.
Buffalo Valley 60, Whitesboro 36: In Whitesboro, the Lady Buffaloes roamed out to an 18-4 lead after a period and never looked back.
Kinta 39, Leflore 32: In Kinta, the Lady Eagles took advantage of a cold-shooting fourth quarter by the Lady Savages (3-1) who âcouldn't throw it in the ocean,â Leflore coach Daniel Caldwell said.