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February 27th, 2013

Fishing, baseball seasons are here

February 27, 2013

The buggy drawing that took place a couple of weeks ago at Wister was a huge success. I did not get my hands on all the winners' names, but I do know that Brad McMillin won a gun from J.R.’s Pawn and Gun.
We also gave away a couple of guns provided by Wister Pawn and Gun and Poteau Pawn and Gun. I really appreciate all the people who made this possible for all the kids at Wister who will be helped by this fundraiser.
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Carl ‘Bud’ Treat

February 27, 2013

Carl ‘Bud’ Treat 
Bud Treat, 88, of Sallisaw died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in Sallisaw. He was born June 17, 1924, at Kanima, to David T. and Annie Bell (Young) Treat. He was a rancher.  
He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Clayton, Clyde, Calvin, Clarence and Claude; and three sisters, Agnes Puckett, Bonnie Hanna and Betty Chitwood. 

Marie Yazzie

February 27, 2013

Marie Yazzie, 87 of Keota died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, in Spiro. Services will be held at noon Monday, March 4, at the San Ildefonso Catholic Church, San Ildefonso, N.M. Burial will be at 2:15 p.m. at the National Cemetery, Santa Fe, N.M. Services are under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau.

Thursday's Carl Albert home softball games canceled

February 27, 2013

Thursday's Carl Albert State College home softball doubleheader against Northeastern Oklahoma A&M has been canceled. No make-up date has been scheduled.
The Lady Vikings' next games are scheduled to be a road twinbill against Western Oklahoma State College beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday in Altus.

Down to just three teams

February 27, 2013

Last weekend was a rough one on LeFlore County high school basketball teams. When we woke up Thursday morning, there were 15 teams left. However, now we’re down to three teams — the Talihina teams and the Spiro Bulldogs.
Only the Golden Tigers are still on the winner’s-bracket side. They will play for the Class 2A Area Tournament title, and a trip to state, Friday night in Wilburton against Preston — which was the team they beat in both the area finals and state finals in 2011 when they won the Class 2A State Tournament.

ORES State Tournament All-Tournament Team Member

February 27, 2013

Poteau Spirit Center names February Stars of the Month

February 27, 2013

Several students at the Poteau Spirit Center got the good news this month that they were named Stars of the Month.
Three PSC cheerleaders who were so honored were Makaylee Wilson, Graicey Dorsey and Emily Rodriguez.
Eight PSC gymnasts were named Stars of the Month — Billie McNatt, Lucky Athey, Samantha Osterhout, Abbey Long, Piper Akins, Madelyn Long and Kaylee Hogrefe.

February 26th

Carl Albert baseball team goes 1-2 in road series against Tyler; Vikings return home for Wednesday afternoon’s doubleheader against University of the Ozarks JV

February 26, 2013

TYLER, Texas — The Carl Albert State College baseball team went 1-2 on its weekend road series against Tyler Junior College.
The Vikings won the opener 7-3 on Friday night, but dropped both games of Saturday’s doubleheader 3-2 and 4-1.
The Vikings will entertain the University of the Ozarks junior varsity for a doubleheader beginning at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ival Goodman Field.

Thunder snaps losing skid with home wins over T-Wolves, Bulls

February 26, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City Thunder hasn't exactly picked up the pace in the second half of the season, losing three straight around the All-Star break before finally knocking off the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena to get back on the winning track.
The win at home over Minnesota was the first of three straight within the friendly confines of Chesapeake Energy Arena, the longest home streak left in the season.

Sports Briefs

February 26, 2013

Lake Wister and Talimena state parks have joined to promote a heart healthy hiking program this year.
A hike will take place each month, alternating between the two state parks.
The next hike will take place at Lake Wister State Park's Wards Landing Campground on March 9.
All hikes will begin at 1 p.m. Bottled water will be provided at each month's hike.
For additional information, call (918) 567-2052 or e-mail them at thekampinkeysers@gmail.com.
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