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May 22nd, 2013

Four injured in Wednesday morning wreck

May 22, 2013

Emergency crews worked to free injured people from the wreckage of a five car accident Wednesday morning. Four people were injured, one critical. Tulsa Life Flight landed their helicopter on scene to take the driver of an SUV to a Tulsa hospital to be treated for multiple injuries. Traffic was diverted from the accident scene for about an hour as crews worked to clear the wreckage.
The accident was investigated by Oklahoma Highway Patrol. LeFlore County EMS, Poteau Fire and Rescue, Poteau Police and the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department responded to the accident.

Governor Fallin Announces Memorial and Prayer Service for Tornado Victims

May 22, 2013

Governor Mary Fallin today announced that a memorial and prayer service will be held this Sunday, May 26, at the First Baptist Church in Moore, Oklahoma. The service will honor and remember the victims of the May 20 tornado that killed 24 people in Moore and the May 19 tornado that killed 2 in Shawnee. It is open to the public.

“The people of Oklahoma are resilient,” said Governor Fallin. “The grief we are experiencing right now is indescribable. But we have seen tragedy before, and we have recovered and emerged as stronger people and a stronger state.

Five-car accidents diverts traffic on 112

May 22, 2013

At 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, traffic on Oklahoma Highway 112 is being diverted as emergency workers respond to a five-vehicle accident with injuries.
The accident occurred on the Poteau River Bridge.
Both northbound and southbound vehicles are being stopped and rerouted.
Lifeflight and LeFlore County EMS crews are responding, along with local law enforcement and the Oklahoma Highway patrol.
The number of injured was not known immediately, but witnesses indicated the injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

Weather cancels SE Baseball Coaches Association All-Star tryouts, game

May 22, 2013

Mother Nature's wrath is being felt once more this spring.
Besides the devastating tornado which hit Moore on Monday, all the rain which came through Monday and Tuesday has totally washed out the 2013 Southeastern Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association North All-Star tryouts and subsequent all-star game slated for tonight at McAlester's Mike Deak Field.

Pass It On

May 22, 2013

Sports Briefs (UPDATED)

May 22, 2013

The first annual Carl Albert State College/Poteau High School Softball Camp will be from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday and Friday at the Poteau High School softball field.
The camp was to have started today, but due to Monday and Tuesday rain showers, the field was unfit to have the camp begin today.
Cost is $40 per camper. If a family has more than one child, it will be $35 a child, and a group discount of $35 a child for teams that send at least five or more off a team.

May 21st

Five local baseball players named to All-Region 6 Team, making them eligible for All-State status

May 21, 2013

Five lucky local high school baseball players received good news on Tuesday that they were named to the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-Region 6 Baseball Team.
Poteau’s Jay Werner and Blake Johnson made the Large East Team, while Wister duo Tyler Gibson and Colby Turnipseed along with Talihina’s Trevor Crone made the Small East.
All five are in line to be selected to the 2013 All-State East teams, which will be made known at a later date.

Kiamichi All-Star Games Rosters

May 21, 2013

Baseball
North Team
Panama — Buddy Rothermel.
Sallisaw-Central — Caleb Callahan, Wyatt Dodd.
Muldrow — Dawson Floyd, Thaddeaus Jackson, Michael Victory.
Roland — Brooks Robertson.
Eufaula — Forrest Paden.
McAlester — Troy Meadows.
Oktaha — Caleb Shoemake.
Warner — Cody Coffman, Tim Smithson.
Coach — Jason Edwards, Warner.
South Team
Whitesboro — Quintin Ludlow.
Wister — Colby Turnipseed.
Red Oak — Devan Crose, Dylan Fazekas.
Smithville — Justin Kirt, Tanner Hudson.
Antlers — Caleb Smith.
Broken Bow — Quinton Maness, Hunter Neal.
Colbert — Cade Carter.

Sports Briefs

May 21, 2013

The first annual Carl Albert State College/Poteau High School Softball Camp will be from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday and Friday at the Poteau High School softball field.
The camp was to have started Wednesday, but due to Monday and Tuesday rain showers, the field was unfit to have the camp begin today.
Cost is $40 per camper. If a family has more than one child, it will be $35 a child, and a group discount of $35 a child for teams that send at least five or more off a team.

Area businesses organize drop-off points for Moore donations

May 21, 2013

As the search continues for victims of the Moore, Okla. tornado on May 20, area businesses are reaching out to donors to help survivors.
If you would like to donate, there are several area drop-off points taking financial and material donations.
Poteau locations:
• The Community State Bank of Poteau - 1409 N. Broadway, (918) 647-8101
• Russell Cellular - 2707 N. Broadway, (918) 649-3336
• LeFlore County Extension Office - 103 N. Church St. (Annex Building) (918) 647-8231
• Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center - 105 Wall St. (918) 647-7102
• Salvation Army - 400 Dewey Ave. (918) 647-8780

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