February 21st, 2013
Four Poteau Pirate wrestlers will get the chance to win state titles this weekend at the Class 4A State Tournament, which will take place Friday and Saturday at Oklahoma City's State Fair Arena.
For three of them, Devin Anderson (120 pounds), Derek Francis (170) and Gabe Sanchez (195), they will be making their first-ever appearances at state.
Senior Tyler Tustin will try to three-peat as state champion at 138 pounds, and believes that he is performing his best now than ever before.
The second tournament of the LeFlore County Bass Club's 2013 circuit took place Sunday at Chicken Creek on Lake Tenkiller. There were 41 boats, filled with anglers who caught 112 fish that had a total weight of 322.41 pounds. Each fish had an average weight of 2.88 pounds, and 14 limits were caught â€” with five of the 112 fish caught weighing more than five pounds.
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Harlan George Vinson Sr., 83, of Heavener died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Heavener. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in Springhill Baptist Church, Howe. Burial will be in Stapp-Zoe Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home.
John Cranford, 70, of Whitesboro died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Whitesboro Assembly of God. Burial will be in Whitesboro Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
One person received minor injuries in a one vehicle accident in Poteau Thursday afternoon.
Police and Emergency Medical Services responded to the call of a one vehicle accident on Waddle Street behind the Choctaw Travel Plaza.
The cause of the accident was under investigation.
The Monroe Lady Eagles qualified for the 2013 Organization of Rural Elementary Schools State Tournament by winning the Division IV Tournament on Thursday in Fanshawe. Before the weekend ended, they were joined at state by four other LeFlore County teams.
In the Division II Area Tournament at McAlesterâ€™s Frink-Chambers Middle School, the Hodgen teams did it the hard way, but made this weekâ€™s ORES State Tournament.
Johnathen Don James Edward Thacker, 23, of Fort Smith, Ark., appeared in front of Special Judge Jeff Singer today for preliminary hearing for first degree murder.
Thacker is accused of taking part in the murder of Braina Ault on Sept.12, 2010. Ault was 22-years-old at the time of her death.
Thacker and his brother, Elvis Thacker, have been charged with first degree murder and forcible sodomy in connection with Ault's death.
The Parents of Autism meeting scheduled for tonight at Carl Albert State College in Poteau has been canceled.
Kodey Toney, a representative of the group, said the club will reschedule the Partners in Policymaking program.