September 2nd, 2013
Sugarloaf Mountain Productions and the cast for the film "The Clyde Project" converged in downtown Poteau this weekend. The film is an re-enactment of the historic bank robbery of Poteau's Central National Bank.
The production company recently completed filming "Broken Faith" and will begin "Justine" after the completion of the robbery film.
Filming occurred along Witte Street near the Lowrey Hotel as they filmed short segments in front of the green screen.
Two people were arrested Sunday after an argument took to the roadway resulting in a crash that injured one.
According to the Poteau Police accident report, Pedro Martines-CastaĂ±eda, 27, of Poteau was jailed after he lost control of his vehicle and struck a Poteau home.
Heat didn't put much of a dent on the flocks of festival goers who attended the 66th annual Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival.
On Saturday, with heat indices in the 100s, people packed the festival grounds as they played games, rode rides, shopped and learned about Choctaw heritage.
Emergency Medical Services Director Dave Grovdahl said the majority of the 23 people EMS took to the hospital during the festival were suffering from heat related illnesses.
WISTER â€” A big inning late in the game helped the Wister Wildcats down the Preston Pirates 8-3 for a Thursday afternoon victory.
After the Pirates tied the game at 3 in the top of the sixth inning, Adrian Gonzales hit a two-run home run to highlight a five-run inning for the Wildcats to get them the win.
Howe 12, McCurtain 0: In McCurtain, the Lions got their second win of the season as they jumped out to a 4-0 lead after one inning. An eight-run third inning ended the game by run rule.
Crowder 4, Cameron 1; Okay 10, Cameron 2: In Cameron, the Yellowjackets had a rough day on Thursday.
TAHLEQUAH â€” The Heavener Wolves cross country team was ninth and the Lady Wolves 11th at the Early Bird Invitational on Thursday.
The Wolves had 218 points, finishing behind champion and host Tahlequah (30 points). Sequoyah-Tahlequah was second (74 points), followed by Kansas (101), Life Way Christian (134), Pryor (142), Fort Smith (Ark.) Northside (149), Jay (154) and Sallisaw (168).
Registration is open for the 2013 LeFlore County Express Fall Soccer League.
Registration can be done through the Internet at www.leflorecountysoccer.com.
Late registration cost per child is $40.
Payment method details are available at the website.
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There will be age 8-, 10- and 12-and-younger softball leagues at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex this fall.
The entry fee is $250 for 8- and 10-and-younger teams, while the entry fee is $300 for the 12-and-younger teams.
MENA, Ark. â€” In last week's Poteau Pirates' football scrimmage against the Heavener Wolves at Costner Stadium, the Pirates seemed bland and had a case of the blahs. Apparently, that got corrected this past week in practice.
SPIRO â€” The good news was that Spiro football coach Chris Bunch saw some improvement in his team from last week's home scrimmage with Okmulgee to Thursday night's scrimmage at McClain Stadium against the Stilwell Indians.
â€śI saw some improvement in certain spots,â€ť Spiro coach Chris Bunch said. â€śWe still have some kids who are banged up and didn't get to play as much as I was wanting them to. Hopefully, we'll get those guys back by next week, but I did see some improvement.â€ť
MULDROW â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates made this week a perfect one as they picked up a pair of wins in Thursday's three-way, beating host Muldrow 6-1 and blanking Stilwell 9-0.
Pocola 6, Heavener 5: In Heavener, the Lady Indians broke a scoreless tie with a four-run fourth inning and a single run in the fifth for a 5-0 lead.
The Lady Wolves had a four-run inning of their own in the fifth inning to cut the deficit to 5-4 after five innings, but they got no closer as Pocola scored a big insurance run in the sixth to make it 6-4.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” Public Safety officials will be participating in a
nationwide campaign this Labor Day weekend in an effort to reduce highway
traffic deaths and injury collisions on Oklahoma highways. "Operation
C.A.R.E." (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) began at 6 p.m. Friday
and runs through midnight Monday.