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January 22nd, 2013

Panama boys outlast Cameron in LCT opener

January 22, 2013

On Jan. 11, the Panama Razorbacks and the Cameron Yellowjackets went into double overtime before the Hogs edged the ’Jackets 81-75.
The same two teams met in the 81st LeFlore County Tournament opening-round game Monday night at Poteau High School’s Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse. While the contest was another close one, it didn’t have to go into extra periods to be decided.
Fortunately for the Razorbacks, they were able to get past the Yellowjackets once more, prevailing 56-53.

Two people injured in Spiro house fire

January 22, 2013

Two people were flown by medical helicopter to a Tulsa hospital after a house fire Monday night.
According to the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department, the fire happened on Stewart Loop near Spiro at approximately 8:30 p.m. Two people were injured, a woman and a man who were found lying on the ground outside the home unconscious.
According to emergency crews on the scene, the woman was seriously burned and is in critical condition. The man suffered minor burns and smoke inhalation.

Several blood drives scheduled in county

January 22, 2013

Blood drives are scheduled at three locations in the coming weeks, according to the Oklahoma Blood Institute.
Carl Albert State College are inviting Poteau-area residents 16 years or older* to donate blood from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, or 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 1507 S. McKenna.
Arkoma High School will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at 100 Blocker.
Blood donors will receive a free T-shirt, health screenings and Donor Rewards points, redeemable for merchandise in OBI’s online store.

Poteau, Talihina wrestlers place at Paul Post Tournament; Golden Tigers will be in Class 2A District Duals tonight at Quinton

January 22, 2013

SALLISAW — Several local wrestlers placed in the Paul Post Tournament, which took place Friday and Saturday.
Poteau’s Tyler Tustin won the tournament for the third straight year, claiming the 138-pound title. He also was named the tournament’s Most Oustanding Wrestler.
Poteau’s Devin Anderson (120 pounds) and Derek Francis (170) were runners-up, both losing in the finals.
Poteau’s Gabe Sanchez (195 pounds) and Daylon Brewton (heavyweight) won consolation titles, both winning their consolation finals match by pin.

Poteau JH wrestlers win Tahlequah Tournament

January 22, 2013

TAHLEQUAH — The Poteau Pirates junior high wrestling team won the Tahlequah Tournament, which took place last weekend. The Pirates edged the Muskogee Roughers by a point to win the team title.
Bryson Terry, Race Williams, Ross Johnson, Sam Shore and Roderick Hornbuckle all went undefeated. Rae Hendrix and Conner Williams placed second, while Landon Daily finished third.

January 21st

2013 LeFlore County High School Tournament Brackets (UPDATED AFTER DAY 1)

January 22, 2013

Poteau teams celebrate homecoming with sweep of Sallisaw on Friday

January 22, 2013

The Poteau Pirates and Lady Pirates had a great homecoming celebration as they won both ends of the doubleheader against Sallisaw on Friday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
The Pirates opened the night with a 61-44 rout of the Black Diamonds, then the Lady Pirates capped the evening with a 58-38 victory over the Lady Black Diamonds.

It was a sad weekend for baseball fans

January 22, 2013

While I was gearing up this past weekend for the 81st LeFlore County Tournament, the state's longest-running basketball tournament, being the baseball fan I am, it was a sorrowful one for me in that regard.
Three legendary baseball figures died over the weekend.
Leading this list was Stan Musial, one of the greatest St. Louis Cardinals players to ever don the red and white. “Stan the Man,” as he was known, was one of my late father's favorite players — and not just because he was a Cardinals fan.

Betty Jo Stricklin

January 21, 2013

Betty Jo Stricklin, 75, of Poteau died Saturday, Jan. 19, in Poteau. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Trinity Baptist Church, Heavener. Burial wil be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Heavener, under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home.

Hiahwahnah “Dickie” Neal

January 21, 2013

Hiahwahnah “Dickie” Neal, 67, of Talihina, died Sunday, Jan, 20, 2013 in Little Rock, Ark. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Choctaw Military Cemetery at Tuskahoma with Charlie Scott officiating. Talihina Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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