June 20th, 2013
More than 60 motorcycles, including nine from Poteau, met the American Veteran Traveling Tribute in Fort Smith, Ark., Thursday afternoon to escort the wall to Roye Park in Stigler.
The tribute is a veteran-owned project committed to traveling the United State to honor, respect and remember those who served in Americaâ€™s armed services. It will be at Roye Park until Sunday. The wall will be open to the public 24 hours a day until 4 p.m. Sunday.
The wall is an exact replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., scaled to an 80 percent version, spanning 360 feet.
An area family is turning from sorrow to saving lives as they reach out to others to donate to help a sick child.
Stephanie McCaslin and Cassie Wagley recently lost their daughter, Kenady Charlotte Catherine Wagley, 15-months, to illness. Kenady's mothers were able to see beyond the tragedy of a life lost so early and realize that Kenady was not only a gift to them but also to other ill children in need.
The Donald W. Reynolds Community Center kicks off its Under the Stars summer concert series Saturday with Kalamity Jane.
The concert is the first of five shows planned at the center amphitheater in the coming weeks.
Kalamity Jane is a pop country all-girl group from Oklahoma whose members' experience ranges from singing in front of churches at a very young age to venues across the region.
Concerts start at 8 p.m. and tickets to the shows are $5 at the gate.
June is a busy month around our house. With Cash playing on four baseball teams and one basketball team and Koby playing on three baseball teams and one basketball team, we have only had two days in June without a game of some kind. Both of those dates were due to rainouts. We needed the rain, but my Preps baseball team sure needs to play some games, too.
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Former Poteau Pirates pitcher Wilson Klutts was named to the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll.
Klutts, who completed his freshman season at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, had 10 appearances with a start for the Riverhawks. He had a save in 13 innings pitched.
Klutts had a 3.45 grade-point average.
At Poteau High School
Panama vs. Poteau, 10 a.m.; Panama vs. Sequoyah-Tahlequah, 11:30 a.m.; Poteau vs. Keota, 1 p.m.; Poteau vs. Sequoyah-Tahlequah, 2:30 p.m.; Keota vs. Sequoyah-Tahlequah, 4 p.m.; Panama vs. Keota, 5:30 p.m.
At Red Oak â€” Big Field
Red Oak vs. Silo, 10 a.m.; Silo vs. Coweta, 11:30 a.m.; Red Oak vs. Okemah, 1 p.m.; Red Oak vs. Coweta, 2:30 p.m.; Coweta vs. Okemah, 4 p.m.; Silo vs. Okemah, 5:30 p.m.
At Red Oak â€” Little Field