April 25th, 2013
For 63 years the Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center has been committed to providing quality health care to the families of southeastern Oklahoma. Its staff and leaders have remained dedicated to providing healthcare in a supportive and compassionate environment by combining state of the art medical technology with the personal touch of down home service.
Over the years, the facility has expanded to 84 beds with a dedicated staff providing comprehensive medical care to the nearly 50,000 residents of LeFlore County and the surrounding areas.
LeFlore County Emergency Medical Services has continued to grow since its inception in 1976. The service has seen expansion from a single ambulance with the administrative office located in the LeFlore County Courthouse to its current size of five stations and a fleet of eight ambulances and two quick-response emergency vehicles.
With a new home in Poteau completed a decade ago, the stations located in Spiro, Pocola and Heavener since have had a makeover from small homes or single-wide trailers to modern stations.
Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority is a prominent leader in providing â€śExcellence in Rural Health Careâ€ť in Southeastern Oklahoma.
Continuing to grow through the addition of new services and facility renovations, guarantees their patients receive the most up-to-date, quality healthcare available and improves patient access to care.
MUSKOGEE â€” The bad news was the Poteau Lady Pirates golf team did not sweep the titles at the Class 4A Regional Tournament, which took place Tuesday at Cobblestone Golf Course. The good news is that the Lady Pirates will still have a shot at defending their Class 4A state title.
The Lady Pirates were regional runners-up with a 368, finishing behind regional champion and host Hilldale (348).
Defending individual state champion Hannah Ward was regional runner-up with a 76. She finished a stroke behind regional champion, Hilldale's Courtney Cunningham (75).
TAHLEQUAH â€” Two of the three Heavener Wolves golfers made it to the next stage of postseason play.
At Monday's Class 3A Regional Qualifier at Cherokee Trails Golf Course, Chance Dunigan and Colt Dunigan each qualified for Monday's regional tournament at Verdigris.
Chance Dunigan tied for fourth with a 97, while Colt Dunigan tied for sixth with a 99.
Jackson Long, Heavener's third golfer, missed out on the cut to make Monday's Class 3A Regional Tournament as he shot a 102.
SALLISAW â€” Two Poteau Pirate golfers were top-10 medalists in Monday's Sallisaw Invitational.
Cody Shore was runner-up medalist with a 75-70â€”145, while Connor Wheat was seventh at 78-75â€”153.
As a team, the Pirates were third in their first 36-hole tournament of the season, finishing with a 318-306â€”624. Host Sallisaw won its own tournament, while Fort Gibson was runner-up.
As for the rest of the Pirates, Jarrett Lowrimore shot an 83-79â€”162, followed by John Scott Sanders at 82-82â€”164 and Connor Bandy at 93-102â€”195.
â€śAn Evening at the Galleryâ€ť â€” Poteau Rotary Wine and Arts Festival â€” will take place from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the Donald W. Reynolds Center.
Admission is $20 online at www.poteaurotary.org or $25 at the door. You must be 21 to attend.
Attendees will be able to taste wines from seven Oklahoma wineries, ample gourmet food selections and peruse gallery artwork.
Entertainment will feature performances by local artists on two different stages and Poteau's Good Times Theatre.
WHITESBORO â€” The Whitesboro Bulldogs baseball team was facing elimination on its own field on Saturday in the Class B District Tournament, needing to beat the Buffalo Valley Buffaloes twice to win the championship â€” and advance to this week's regional tournament. That's just what they did.
The Bulldogs beat the Buffaloes 3-2 and 14-11 on Saturday to win the district title and advance to Thursday's Class B Regional Tournament in Tupelo where they will meet Moss at 1 p.m.
The Bulldogs split their first two games on Friday, beating Battiest 10-4 but losing to Buffalo Valley 12-5.
McCURTAIN â€” The Leflore Savages baseball team did it the hard way, but did it they did. The Savages won a district title and advanced to this week's regional tournament.
Facing elimination all day Saturday in the Class B District Tournament, the Savages beat the host McCurtain Bulldogs twice by scores of 5-4 and 13-3 to win the title, and advance to a 11 a.m. Thursday game in Red Oak against the host Eagles in the regional tournament.
Leflore split its two games on Friday, beating Kinta 14-4 but losing 9-3 to McCurtain.
All that matters is leading when the game is over, just ask the Carl Albert State College baseball team.
Down 5-2 with only one more at-bat left in Monday afternoonâ€™s nine-inning contest against the Connors State College Cowboys, the Vikings scored four runs in the ninth to snatch a 6-5 win from the jaws of defeat.
The Vikings will return to action at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in a road doubleheader against Northern Oklahoma College-Enid, then play a twinbill at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Ival Goodman Field.