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December 11th

Sport Brief

December 11, 2014

Pictures for Spiro Youth Basketball will be taken from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Monday and next Thursday as well as 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 19 in the Spiro High School safe room, depending on the teams' weekly practice night.
Teams will need to arrive approximately 30 to 45 minutes ahead of their normal practice time.
For additional information or to ask questions, call (918) 962-5103 or e-mail to

Pruitt adds Oklahoma to list of states suing Obama

December 11, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Attorney General Scott Pruitt is adding Oklahoma to the list of 20 states suing President Barack Obama over his executive action to spare from deportation nearly 5 million people living in the U.S. illegally.

Pruitt announced Tuesday that Oklahoma would join the multistate lawsuit filed in federal district court in Texas.

In a statement, Pruitt said the president's executive actions are "unlawful and unconstitutional."

Whitesboro teams sweep Panola

December 11, 2014

PANOLA — The Whitesboro High School basketball teams had little problems in sweeping a pair of games from the homestanding Panola squads Tuesday night. The Lady Bulldogs routed the Lady Bearcats 69-4, while the ’Dogs followed suit with a 67-25 victory over the ’Cats.

Leflore teams split road games against Haileyville on Tuesday

December 11, 2014

HAILEYVILLE — The Leflore High School basketball teams split their road games Tuesday night against the homestanding Haileyville squads.
The Lady Savages prevailed 67-29, but the Savages struggled with cold shooting as they fell 40-33 to the Warriors.

Talihina girls begin new basketball season with new coach; Golden Tigers waiting until next week to begin season

December 11, 2014

The Talihina Lady Golden Tigers will begin their basketball season with an 11 a.m. contest today against the Sallisaw-Central Lady Tigers in an opening-round game of the 2014 Choctaw Nation Invitational Tournament on Chris Gillespie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium.
The Golden Tigers, who saw their football season end in the Class A state semifinals last weekend for the second straight season, will wait until next week to begin their season. The Talihina JV will take the varsity's spot in this week's tournament, facing Kingston in today's opening-round game.

Who got arrested?

December 11, 2014

The following people were booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center overnight. The information was gathered from the jail's daily roster and only shows booking information. Only those with a case number listed have been charged. Stay tuned each morning to see who was arrested overnight.
CF — criminal felony
CM— criminal misdemeanor
FD — family docket such as child support
For more information about an arrestee, you can search by name or case number on or

Dec. 10

Jimmy Ray Ashing

Leonard Jackson

Rhonda Louise Lamb

Nicholas Clay Brown

December 10th

Arkoma, Cameron, Howe, Wister boys pick up Green Valley Conference Tournament opening-round victories

December 10, 2014

The Arkoma Mustangs, the host Cameron Yellowjackets, the Howe Lions and the Wister Wildcats were opening-round victors in Tuesday’s action in the third annual Green Valley Conference Tournament at the Cameron Gym.
The Mustangs defeated the Keota Lions 67-65, while the ’Jackets stung the Bokoshe Tigers 77-46. The Mustangs and the Yellowjackets will meet in the championship semifinals at 8:30 p.m. Friday with the winner advancing to Saturday night’s 8:50 p.m. title game. The loser will play for third place at 5 p.m. Saturday.

2014 First National Bank Classic Boys Bracket

December 10, 2014

2014 First National Bank Classic Girls Bracket

December 10, 2014

Billy Joe Hickman

December 10, 2014

Billy Joe Hickman Sr., 69, of Poteau died Nov. 23, 2014, in Poteau.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, at New Beginnings Church on south Saddler Street under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.


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