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February 3rd, 2013

Sports Briefs

February 3, 2013

Anyone interested in coaching a Poteau City League baseball/softball team for the 2013 season should contact Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939 or via e-mail at parcball@windstream.net.
The first coaches meeting will be at 1 p.m. March 9 at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
The season will begin April 29.
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Any team interested in playing in the 2013 Green Country League at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex should have a representative attend the first coaches meeting at 2 p.m. March 9 at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.

February 2nd

Thursday's High School Girls Basketball Roundup

February 2, 2013

WHITESBORO — The Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs celebrated Senior Night with a 52-24 victory over the Panola Lady Bearcats on Thursday night at Steve Linker Gymnasium.
The Lady Bulldogs jumped to a 15-4 lead after a period and never looked back.
Ashalee Nunley and Maecie Smith played their last regular-season game on their home court.
Arkoma 59, McCurtain 45: In McCurtain, the Lady Mustangs stampeded out to a 20-9 lead after a period and never trailed.

Thursday's High School Boys Basketball Roundup

February 2, 2013

WHITESBORO — The Whitesboro Bulldogs picked up a 58-23 win over the Panola Bearcats on Senior Night on Thursday night at Steve Linker Gymnasium.
The ’Dogs led 13-5 after a period, en route to a 28-9 halftime advantage. They took a 52-14 lead into the final period.
Five seniors, Hunter Tidwell, Quinton Ludlow, Colton Sisemore, C.J. Dean and Michelle Robatto, played their last regular-season game on their home court.

Thunder tames Grizzlies

February 2, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City Thunder returned home from its six-game road trip to face the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Meanwhile, the San Antonio Spurs have reeled off nine straight wins to take a one-and-a-half game lead on the Thunder (tied in the loss column) in the race for the best record in the National Basketball Association heading into Thursday night’s game.
The Thunder needed a win to keep pace with the Spurs, and to avenge a mid-November loss at home to these same Grizzlies.

February 1st

Spiro seventh-grade girls beat host Pansy Kidd to win tournament

February 1, 2013

Earlier this season, the Spiro Lady Bulldogs seventh-grade basketball team defeated the Pansy Kidd Middle School Lady Raiders. The Lady Raiders had a chance to avenge that loss, and in the process take home first place in their own tournament Thursday night. It didn't quite happen.
After making a furious fourth-quarter rally, the Lady Raiders fell 35-33 to the Lady Bulldogs in the championship contest.

Runners-Up

February 1, 2013

Carl Albert women lasso Cowgirls, while Vikings lose to Cowboys

February 1, 2013

WARNER — Behind a strong effort on the defensive end and 18 points from D. Brown and 16 points from Ericka Edwards, the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings rolled past the Connors State College Cowgirls 69-55 on Thursday night.
A late run in the second half proved to be the difference for the 22nd-ranked Connors State Cowboys in their 64-54 win over the Vikings in the second game on Thursday night.

Loy J. Dobbins

February 1, 2013

Loy J. Dobbins, 93, of Poteau died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, in Poteau. Loy was born July 30, 1919, in Dadeville, Mo., to Ormal and Eliza (Brotherton) Dobbins. Loy graduated from Dadeville High School and the University of Missouri. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Loy married Gertrude Frank July 3, 1959, in Tulsa. He worked at Guaranty Abstract Co. in Tulsa before moving to Poteau in 1971. In Poteau he worked for Logan Abstract Co. and ultimately retired from the Department of Human Services in 1988.

Calling all chocolate lovers

February 1, 2013

Friends of Buckley Library are hosting the second annual Chocolate Decadence Party and Contest from 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Lowery Hotel. 
To enter -
• Bring your entry form to the library by Feb. 8.
• The recipe must contain chocolate. It does not have to be completely chocolate.
• Entry must serve at least 24.
• Drop off entry at the Lowery Hotel by 1 p.m. Feb. 12.
The criteria used for judging is creativity, taste and visual appeal.  Categories are professional or culinary student, adult amateur (18 and up), and youth amateur (Under 18).

Poteau man allegedly assaults girlfriend with a steak knife

February 1, 2013

A Poteau man was charged with domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon after he allegedly attacked his girlfriend with a steak knife.
Michael D. Jefferson, 42, of Poteau is accused of cutting his girlfriends cheek several times with a steak knife during an altercation. His girlfriend told police Jefferson also grabbed her by the neck.
Jefferson was jailed at the LeFlore County Detention Center in connection with the incident. He has been released after posting bail in the amount of $10,000.

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