October 11th, 2013
Cmdr. Charlie Horsley of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 63 was presented a plaque of achievement Tuesday by chapter members.
The award recognized Horsely's commitment in service to area veterans and the work that he has provided for the past five years.
Horsely also received an award for his devotion as an outstanding commander for the disabled veterans in county and chapter.
He received a standing ovation from chapter and auxiliary at the meeting.
Horsley gave a short speech, thanked everyone who was involved and teared up as he received his award.
By Ken Milam
PDN News Editor
Friends of Heavener Runestone will step into the past again this weekend when the Viking-Celtic Festival returns to the park.
The two-day event will include live music, Viking re-enactors, birds of prey demonstrations, food and crafts from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The Royal Gauntlet Birds of Prey group will be on hand from noon-5 p.m. each day with two demonstrations and exotic birds in a conservation education program. Headquartered in Kellyville, the 30-year-old organization works to return sick and injured animals to the wild.
The LeFlore County Bass Club had its 2013 Classic last weekend at Sallisaw Creek Ramp on Robert S. Kerr Reservoir. There were 36 boats of anglers who caught a total of 161 fish with a combined weight of 412.55 pounds. Each fish averaged 2.56 pounds, and 21 limits were caught.
Jason Wickware and Russ Warner were crowned Classic champions as they brought 31.5 pounds of fish to the scales to earn $4,000.
Buccaneer Basketball registration has begun. Registration forms can be picked up at Poteau City Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Cost to register is $25 per player and deadline to enter is Oct. 25.
Anyone interested in coaching a team needs to contact Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939.
The first coaches meeting will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Poteau City Hall. The draft will be Oct. 23.
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The 2013 Eagle Crest 4-Ball Golf Tournament will be Oct. 19-20 at Eagle Crest Golf Course in Fort Smith, Ark.
Tee-time on Oct. 19 will be 8 a.m. Entry fee is $450 per two-man team.
SHAWNEE â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team won its Class 4A Regional Tournament opener Thursday afternoon 4-0 over the Harrah Lady Panthers as senior pitcher RaeLynn Caldwell threw a three-hitter and struck out 13 batters.
Last week, the Poteau Pirates coaching staff was watching game film of perhaps the last big game the Pirates have been in â€” their dramatic 15-14 win over Wagoner in 2009 at Costner Stadium with the winning points scoring on a fake extra-point try which was turned into a two-point conversion run.
However, tonight is quite likely the biggest football game for Poteau since that night as the sixth-ranked Pirates (5-0, 2-0 in District 4A-4) travel to meet the Fort Gibson Tigers (4-1, 2-0) at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The Spiro Bulldogs were a bit leery going into Idabel last week, based on the fact that two years ago they struggled and left town with a loss.
That didn't happen last week as the â€™Dogs handled the Warriors 46-21.
â€śWe did OK,â€ť Spiro coach Chris Bunch said. â€śWe started off sluggish. I don't know if it was the bus ride down, but we started kind of tired. But we ended up pretty good.â€ť
Now, the Bulldogs (4-1, 2-0 in District 3A-8) will look to win for the fifth straight time this season when they entertain the Eufaula Ironheads (2-3, 1-1) at 7:30 p.m. Friday at McClain Stadium.
The Bokoshe Tigers football team appeared that it was going to have an open date this week. Earlier this year, the Tigers' Week 6 opponent, Eagle Point Academy, dropped them.
However, the Tigers (0-5) found an opponent, the Boulevard Christian Patriots (0-3). The two teams both seeking their first wins of the season will meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Hatbox Sports Complex in Muskogee.
LEFLORE â€” A new gymnasium floor will be dedicated to former coach Nadine Carpenter. The dedication will take place in conjunction with the second annual Leflore Alumni basketball game at 7 p.m. Oct. 26. Carpenter was 821-335 in 43 years of coaching and is a member of both the Oklahoma Coaches Association and LeFlore County Coaches Association halls of fame.
Bow season is in full swing now and I have actually got to sit in a stand a couple of times. However, all I have seen so far is a big ol' coon and a coyote. The good thing is that I enjoyed the peace and quiet of the woods and the wildlife that I got to see.
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The Wister Wildcats baseball team had a good Class A Regional Tournament last Thursday and Friday at Stokes Field in Byng, even though they fell a little short of the state tournament. The first game was against the No. 1 team in the state, Byng.