September 19th, 2011
Paul â€śButchâ€ť Dora, 41, of Poteau died Wednesday,
Sept. 14, 2011.
Paul was born Aug. 12, 1970, in Corona, Calif., to Paul
Lee II and Jacqueline Wales Dora. He was preceded in
death by his grandfather, Paul Dora I; grandmother, Patricia
Wales; and step-grandfather, Raymond Bean. Survivors
include his wife, Tonya of the home; daughters, Brooke
Elizalde of Redlands, Calif., Haley Pendergrass of Poteau,
Jessica Dora of Poteau; sons, Benjamin Hammon of San
Diego, Calif., Trevor Dora of Murrieta, Calif., Jordan
Pendergrass of Poteau, William Riley Dora of Poteau,
A two vehicle accident in Panama Friday morning left traffic backed up temporarily
as many were trying to get to school and work. According to the accident report,
Sarah Painter, 23, of Panama was stopped at the US Highway 59 and Tecumseh
intersection waiting to turn left onto the highway. Two vehicles were traveling
northbound when the one on the inside lane signaled to turn right onto Tecumseh.
Painter, not seeing the second vehicle driven by Brian Fassette, 65, of Heavener in
the inside lane, began to cross the highway resulting in Fassette colliding with her
A local woman who took telling bedtime
stories to her children one step further
will be signing her recently published
book at a Poteau business on
Saturday, September 24.
Sandy Ellis, who works as a graphic
designer at GCT Printing Solutions and
has more than twenty years experience in
writing and composing with the Poteau
Daily News, will be signing her book
â€śThe Change in Priscillaâ€ť at Price Cutter
Ellis, who spent many years telling her
children stories, realized that she had a
passion to put them on paper for the
enjoyment of other families. Having
Glen Holt, former St.
Louis Public Library Director
says â€śFor every $1 spent on
the library, a community sees
an average of $4 in return.â€ť
How often do you get a 300
percent increase on your
At the recent Library
Fiesta Fundraiser hosted by
the Friends of Buckley
Library, raising funds for the
new libraryâ€™s furnishings is
as much an investment in the
future of the community, as it
is in bookshelves, computer
tables and chairs.
Thursday nightâ€™s funfilled
fiesta brought in
towards the Buckley Friendsâ€™
several thousand-dollar furnishings
The Poteau Lady Pirates were the only team to go through the 2011 LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Tournament undefeated as they claimed their fourth straight title.
The Lady Pirates defeated the Panama Lady Razorbacks 4-1 amid rain sprinkles Thursday night at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
Count â€™em â€” 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. That is how many turnovers the Poteau Pirates had in Friday night's contest at Costner Stadium against the Gravette Lions, who are ranked eighth in Class 4A in Arkansas. A team could not beat an average or sub-par team with those numbers, much less a team of the Lions' caliber. In the end, the Lions left town 31-16 victors.
TALIHINA â€” After being away from Doc Robinson Stadium for about a month since their first preseason scrimmage in the third week of August, the Talihina Golden Tigers presented their fans with a home-opening win Friday night.
After the game was tied at 7-7, the Golden Tigers outscored Sallisaw-Central 33-0 in the second half to roll past the Tigers 40-7.
NORMAN â€” The Arkoma Mustangs are wanting to be a championship team this football season, and Friday night they might have just taken a big step toward that.
The Mustangs defeated Southwest Christian 26-18 to improve to 3-0.
QUINTON â€” Pocola Coach Rick Lang was calling Friday night's game with the Quinton Savages a â€śmission-statement winâ€ť if the Indians could get it â€” and they did.
Colton Hamm's 40-yard interception return for a touchdown with about four minutes left to play, then Cody Young caught the two-point conversion pass, as the Indians rallied to down the Savages 15-14 in a battle of unbeaten teams.