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November 14th, 2013

Elementary Honor Society to induct 78 students

November 14, 2013

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:

Witness tampering alleged by defense

November 14, 2013

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 Thacker’s 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 Nation Thanksgiving dinner held Wednesday

November 14, 2013

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

Senior linemen glad for playoffs, but know there's more work to be done; Poteau Pirates will entertain Cleveland Tigers on Friday night to begin Class 4A playoffs

November 14, 2013

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.
“It feels great to be in the playoffs, especially since we worked so hard,” senior lineman Jesse Gollihare said. “We've prepared ourselves all year for this moment.”

Talihina cherishes A-6 title, perfect regular season ... but Golden Tigers focusing on playoffs, Stratford Bulldogs

November 14, 2013

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.

Hunting regulations and little fishing

November 14, 2013

Gun season is fast approaching, Nov. 23-Dec. 8. Don’t 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 — 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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November 13th

Cameron, Wister teams split basketball games Tuesday night

November 13, 2013

WISTER — 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 ’Jackets stung the ’Cats in the nightcap to win 58-47.

Tuesday's High School Boys Basketball Roundup

November 13, 2013

HOWE — 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 ‘Dogs, using a 27-7 third quarter for a 57-26 lead going into the final period.

Tuesday's High School Girls Basketball Roundup

November 13, 2013

HOWE — 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 “couldn't throw it in the ocean,” Leflore coach Daniel Caldwell said.

Arkoma seniors look to make history Friday night at home; Mustangs seek first-ever playoff win, welcome Timberlake Tigers to town

November 13, 2013

ARKOMA — While the Arkoma Mustangs have been a playoff team before, they have never won a football playoff game before.
That could change Friday night as the Mustangs (6-3) entertain the Timberlake Tigers (6-4) at 7:30 p.m. in a Class C opening-round playoff contest.
“I wouldn't even know how to say it,” senior Darion Brumfield said about the emotions a Friday night victory would create. “I would be proud of myself to have been a part of it.”

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