August 25th, 2012
The 2012 season for the Poteau Lady Pirates and Pirates cross country teams will begin at 4 p.m. Monday at the Haworth Invitational.
The Lady Pirates return five runners who ran at last fall's Class 4A State Meet. Deven Bond was 21st (13:18.03), Sheridan Hoyer was 41st (13:39.7), Colleen Peterson was 72nd (14:17.41), Tabitha Waldrop was 78th (14:25.42) and Shandee Stanton was 87th (14:50.72).
The Poteau Pirates Quarterback Club third annual Community Pep Rally will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Costner Stadium. The Poteau High School band will perform as well as will the Poteau High School cheerleaders and dance team.
There will be a dance-off between classes, and the players will be signing autographs.
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Carl Albert State College Assistant Softball Coach Megan Young will give softball lessons at $25 per hour to girls up through age 18.
To schedule a session or for additional information, call (580) 704-4517.
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Ina â€śJuanitaâ€ť Hargrove, 93, of Poteau died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, in Poteau. Funeral services are pending with Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Emily Bentley, 69, of Albion died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark, Graveside services will be heldÂ at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, in Albion Cemetery with Kenny Bryant officiating, under the direction of Talihiina Funeral Home.
Opal Jean Davis, 100, of Poteau died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, in Dâ€™Iberville, Miss.
Opal was born Aug. 8, 1912, in Gilmore to Charles Monroe and Jenny May (Smedley) Harrison.Â She was a farmer.Â Opal was preceded in death by her husbands, David W. Dunivent and O.C. Davis; her parents; brothers, John, Edmond, Dency, Cecil and Eugene Harrison; sisters, Mary Lettman, Jewel Allen and Lorene Mabry; daughter, Shirley L. Ethridge; and grandchild, David Dunivent.Â
Dorothy Josephine Midgley, 90, of Wister died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Dorothy was born Nov. 1, 1921, in Wister to Jim and Pauline (Carpenter) Casey.Â She was a homemaker.Â Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charley Midgley; granddaughter, Janice Couch; sister, Lucille Midgley; and son-in-law, Jimmie Martin.
Moments after state employees reported their oil truck stolen, deputies with the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department located the vehicle and arrested two men.
Frank Alan Detter, 52, of Muse, and Charles Downing, 34, of Hodgen, are facing charges of larceny of an automobile in connection with the theft.
The arrest report shows a battery and Kenwood stereo stolen from the state vehicle were found in Detter and Downing's possession. The two men were stopped by deputies near the location of the abandoned vehicle.
The report of a grassfire Thursday afternoon on Quays Road near Shady Point resulted in multiple agencies responding.
The fire was atop a hill in a heavily wooded and leaf covered area approximately 100 yards from a residence. Shady Point and Panama Fire Departments were able to extinguish the fire before it endangered the residence.
When the Pocola Indians and the Heavener Wolves last met at Heavener's Harvey Stadium, it was the 2011 regular-season finale with a playoff berth at stake. The Wolves beat the Indians 21-12, and grabbed District 2A-6's final postseason spot.
However, when they meet again at 5:30 p.m. tonight at Harvey Stadium, it will only be the final preseason scrimmage to get both teams ready for their season openers one week from tonight.
There will be a tailgate party taking place today and tonight, which will begin at 3:30 p.m.
With the Arkoma Mustangs playing their final football scrimmage of the preseason against the Gans Grizzlies at 6 p.m. tonight at Mustang Field, one of the objectives of Mark Weatherton, Arkoma's coach, is stellar play out of his linemen.
â€śI think I want to see improved play out of our offensive and defensive linemen. I felt like our defensive line didn't play too bad last week at Porum, but I want them to do a better job this week. Our offensive line didn't play that good last week, and we really need them to take a big step forward.â€ť