September 11th, 2013
Beware Medicare and Medicaid recipients, a new scam may be occurring and you are the target.
One Poteau resident said she received a phone call from an English speaking man who told her he was calling in regard to new Medicare cards being issued on Oct. 1.
Cameron business owners will see an increase in their tax liability to the town after voters approved a 2 percent sales and use tax during Tuesday's special municipal election.
The measure was previously voted on in November 2012 and was defeated 39-37. The two vote margin reoccurred during the latest election, only this time in favor of the tax. With a much smaller voting turnout, the measure passed 11-9.
Hoyt Jones, 78, of Sallisaw died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at New Hope Cemetery. Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Angela Sabala, 54, of Heavener died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark. Rosary will be said at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Immaculate Conception Church in Poteau, followed by a funeral mass at 1 p.m.
Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Heavener, under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home.
Wanda Garner, 83, of Bokoshe died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, in Old Bokoshe Cemetery. Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
The Rev. Donial â€ťDonâ€ť Williams, 78, of Poteau died Sept. 10, 2013, in Poteau. He was born April 28, 1935, in Weleetka to Roy and Viola (Teague) Williams. He was a police officer and deputy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and two brothers.
The Poteau High School junior varsity and freshmen football teams split their home games with Broken Bow on Monday night at Costner Stadium.
The JV blanked the Savages 22-0, but the Savages took the freshmen game 28-8.
The JV Pirates will return to action at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at Costner Stadium against Muldrow, while the freshmen will be idle until 7 p.m. Sept. 19 when they visit Van Buren, Ark.
GREENWOOD, Ark. â€” It was a rough start to the 2013 Bandit League season for the Poteau teams on Saturday as the host Greenwood Gray teams took three of the four games played.
Only the sixth-grade team posted a victory on the day, posting a 39-0 win. The fourth- and third-grade teams each lost 12-7 decisions, while the fifth-graders fell 6-0.
The teams will have their home openers next Saturday against Van Buren, Ark., beginning at noon at Costner Stadium. The third-grade game will be first, followed by the fourth-grade game, fifth-grade contest and the sixth-grade game.
PANOLA â€” The LeFlore Savages baseball team fell behind early, but ended up routing the Panola Bearcats 20-1 in four innings Monday afternon.
Trailing 1-0 after an inning, the Savages scored 10 runs in the second inning and five more in each of the next two innings.
Wister 18, McCurtain 3: In McCurtain, the Wildcats jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back.
The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team used big innings to down the opposition in Monday's home three-way with the Spiro Lady Bulldogs (16-0) and the Sallisaw Lady Black Diamonds (11-1).
The Lady Bulldogs lost the middle game 13-2 to the Lady Black Diamonds.