March 21st, 2013
A head on collision occured on Oklahoma Highway 112 near Smart Mart Store three miles east of Poteau at approximately 7 p.m.
According to emergency personnel on the scene, several people were injured in the accident. All the accident victims were taken by LeFlore County Emergency Medical Services to Fort Smith hospitals where a passenger from a silver PT Cruiser involved in the accident later perished from injuries. One person refused medical treatment.
The Leflore County Bass Club's latest tournament of the 2013 circuit took place Saturday at Highway 9 East on Lake Eufaula. There were 34 boats with 60 anglers who caught a combined total of 74 fish with a total weight of 213.28 pounds. Each fish averaged 2.88 pounds, and eight limits were caught.
Keith Griffith and Gary Steelman had the winning stringer with 24.7 pounds to earn $750.
Save the world, recycle.
God bless our troops and veterans.
Have a great weekend.
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As I wrote this week's column, my wife, Paula, and I are in Tennessee on Spring Break vacation with Cash and his buddy, Jeffery Morris. Our first stop was near Dover which is just south of â€śThe Land Between the Lakesâ€ť [LBL] as it's called. This is a piece of land between Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley.
Rosie Lee Miller, 69, of Wister died Wednesday, March 20, 2013.Â
Services are planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau.Â Burial will be in Hontubby Cemetery under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
PDN Editor Mike Dougherty gives a talk to Leadership LeFlore County on how to submit a news release.
Volunteers gathered at the Skate Park off Broadway in Poteau on Thursday morning to clean up trash and debris. Lisa Fabian, director of the Nashoba Youth Foundation, moves a large rock that somehow found its way into the area. (PDN photo by Kim Ross)
After losing a 16-8 home game Friday afternoon to the Talihina Golden Tigers, the Poteau Pirates baseball team returned to Town Creek Park for Day 1 of the 2013 Poteau Wood Bat Festival, and picked up two wins.
The Pirates had to rally late to down the Oktaha Tigers 3-2, then posted an 8-0 five-inning, run-rule victory over the Smithville Braves.
The Pirates are slated to play Plainview at 10 this morning, then face Seminole at 2 this afternoon in Day 2 action. However, if inclement weather occurs, the games will be moved to the same times on Friday.
RED OAK â€” The Wister Lady Wildcats softball team suffered a 12-1 loss to the Rattan Lady Rams on Wednesday in the Red Oak Festival.
The Lady â€™Cats fell behind 3-0 in the first inning and never were able to catch the Lady Rams.
The festival will conclude today, weather permitting, with both the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets playing three games.
Want to follow the 2013 NCAA Tournament? Look no further than the Poteau Daily News website.
Beginning today, www.poteaudailynews.com will have an up-to-date feature on its home page allowing fans to follow this season's â€śMarch Madnessâ€ť as it takes place.
It will be a way to follow each day's action, and allow users to see other features offered at www.poteaudailynews.com.