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April 3rd, 2013

AES-Shady Point: Making a civic and economic impact for more than two decades

April 3, 2013

This year marks the 23rd year AES-Shady Point has called LeFlore County Home.
The 320 megawatt coal-fired plant located eight miles north of Poteau began construction in 1988 and officially began operations on January 15, 1991. The plant sells its electrical output to Oklahoma Gas and Electric, which provides power to more than 230,000 homes and businesses throughout a two-state region. The company also is the first facility in the United States to produce a food grade carbon dioxide.

Big inning propels Poteau past Panama boys in LCT; Hogs outlast Whitesboro Bulldogs, but Mother Nature wins out Tuesday

April 3, 2013

It took a while Monday night at Town Creek Park, but the Poteau Pirates baseball team finally was able to put away the pesky Panama Razorbacks by a score of 11-0 in a six-inning, run-rule victory.
The Hogs opened the day with a 9-5 come-from-behind victory over the Whitesboro Bulldogs.
Due to Tuesday’s rain, the Day 2 games were rained out.
The Pirates will meet the Cameron Yellowjackets at 6 p.m. Friday in Cameron in the winner’s-bracket quarterfinals.

Wister makes quarterfinals with win over Howe, which rallies past Leflore; host Cameron rallies past Heavener, while rain will make Day 2 action wait a while

April 3, 2013

CAMERON — The Wister Wildcats took the first step in defending their county title Monday night with a 12-4 come-from-behind victory over the Howe Lions on opening-day action of the LeFlore County Tournament.
The Lions opened the day with a comeback 3-2 win over the Leflore Savages.
The last game of the night also saw a comeback as the host Cameron Yellowjackets rallied past the Heavener Wolves 8-6.
However, everyone will have to wait until at least Friday to play their next tournament game as Tuesday’s slate of games was rained out.

Spiro boys beat Pocola, which opens the LCT Day 1 with win over Arkoma; rain washes out Day 2 action

April 3, 2013

POCOLA — On Thursday afternoon, the Pocola Indians came within an eyelash of knocking off the Spiro Bulldogs, only to fall short by the score of 4-3.
The same two teams met Monday afternoon in the winner’s-bracket quarterfinals of the LeFlore County Tournament. Unfortunately for the homestanding Indians, the outcome was the same.
The Bulldogs downed the Indians 9-2 after the Indians opened the day with a 15-1 rout of the Arkoma Mustangs.

April 2nd

Friday's High School Baseball Roundup

April 2, 2013

ARKOMA — The good news for Arkoma coach Mark Weatherton,:his Mustangs played their best game of the season. Unfortunately for them, they're still seeking their first win.
The Kinta Eagles scored twice in the fifth inning to snatch a 4-3 win away from the Mustangs.
Hackett, Ark., 5, Pocola 1: In Hackett, the Indians committed seven errors on the day, aiding Hackett to its five runs — scoring once in the opening inning and twice in the third and fifth innings.

Cameron, Panama get rained out at Crowder Tournament; final games will not be rescheduled

April 2, 2013

The Cameron Yellowjackets and the Panama Razorbacks were in the middle of their consolation semifinal Friday afternoon in the Crowder Tournament. The game was suspended by rain, tied at 3 in the third inning, but more rain on Saturday totally rained out the tournament. The rained-out games will not be rescheduled.
The ’Jackets split their first two games of the day, beating the McAlester junior varsity 9-4, but losing to Muldrow 11-3.
The Hogs lost their only game played, falling 8-2 to Hartshorne.

Heavener soccer boys win Stilwell Tournament

April 2, 2013

STILWELL — The Heavener Wolves soccer team indeed had a Happy Easter weekend.
The Wolves blanked the Tahlequah Tigers 1-0 in Friday night's title game to win the Stilwell Tournament.
The Wolves will return to action at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Harvey Stadium against the Hugo Buffaloes for their district opener.
The Lady Wolves will look for their first district win in the first game that night as they will face Keys (Park Hill) at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Harvey Stadium.

Fruen defeats Craig in battle for Poteau chief's spot

April 2, 2013

Incumbent Chief Stephen Fruen defeated Jim Craig, investigator for the LeFlore County District Attorney's Office, in the race for Poteau police chief.
Fruen led 771-477, in what LeFlore County election officials were calling complete but unofficial returns at about 8 p.m. Tuesday night.
Craig was a longtime officer with the Poteau Police Department before moving to the District Attorney's Office. He is the son of longtime LeFlore County Sheriff Jack Craig.
The Poteau City Council appointed Fruen, a 10-year veteran, as chief in June 2012 after veteran Chief Billy Jack Smith died.

Arlon L. ‘Buck’ Lockaby

April 2, 2013

Arlon L. “Buck” Lockaby, 77, of Cameron died Saturday, March 30, 2013, in Cameron. Arlon was born May 29, 1935, in Norman to Lotis Rue and Laura M. (McMillin) Lockaby. He was retired from AES. He attended Panama First Baptist Church. Buck was a farmer, He was a godly man, loving his family and friends, loving to all. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ruby Lockaby; brothers, Troy and Alton Lockaby and Cecil McDonald; son, Douglas Lockaby.

Runestone Viking/Celtic Festival entertainers announced

April 2, 2013

Celtic Cheer perfectly describes Timothy O’Brian’s Celtic Cheer Band which will be performing at the Runestone Viking/Celtic Festival on April 20-21 at Runestone Park in Heavener.
 Once described as “joyous noise” by the Tulsa World, Timothy O’Brian’s Celtic Cheer has made thousands of fans lives, well … more cheerful by entertaining them in a broad variety of venues from the Oklahoma House of Representatives, Tulsa Scottish Festival, Blue Grass Chili Festival, Oklahoma City’s St. Patrick’s Day events, Tulsa, Eureka Springs, Claremore, and many other large scale events.

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