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The Godfather comes to town

October 31, 2012

The crew at Thompson and Thompson Law Firm of Poteau greeted the Godfather Wednesday afternoon during a Halloween visit.Picture from left: Sandy Thompson, Glenn Thompson, Melissa McDade, Brandy Kardokus, Helen Sprabery and Sarah Jordan.

LaTona Lynn Vincent

October 31, 2012

LaTona Lynn Vincent, 57, of Bokoshe died Sunday, Oct. 28., 2012. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, in Old Bokoshe Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.

Rodney Gene Martindale

October 31, 2012

Rodney Gene Martindale, 59, of Howe died Saturday, Oct. 27., 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Faith Baptist Church in Howe. Burial will be in Howe Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener.

Third-grade Bandit League team wins playoff opener in OT, while sixth-grade, fourth-grade teams' seasons conclude; fifth-grade squad plays in postseason opener Saturday at home after Bandit Bowl

October 31, 2012

Half of the Poteau Bandit League football teams are still alive in the postseason. The third-grade team defeated Greenwood (Ark.) Gray 18-12 in overtime Saturday in Greenwood. The next playoff game is a road contest against Van Buren (Ark.) White at 3:15 p.m. next Saturday.
The fifth-grade team got a bye into the second round of the playoffs, and will play its first postseason game at 3:30 p.m. Saturday against Van Buren Green at Costner Stadium right after the 2012 Bandit Bowl contest, which will begin at noon.

Most important football game of season Friday night for Spiro; Bulldogs entertain Checotah Wildcats for Senior Night, shot at third place in District 3A-8

October 31, 2012

The good news is the Spiro Bulldogs are in the Class 3A playoffs, no matter what they do in Friday's home finale against the Checotah Wildcats at 7:30 p.m. at McClain Stadium. However, they want to end the regular season on a high note, and not just to win their home finale or make Senior Night memorable for the Class of 2013.
“You don't want to go into the playoffs with a loss,” said Chris Bunch, Spiro's coach. “It's a very important game for us to win. Checotah is a good team, and I think it's going to be a tough game.”

Panama Razorbacks get shot at No. 1 Vian on Friday night

October 31, 2012

If ever there seemed to be a David vs. Goliath match-up in high school football, that match-up would appear to be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at George Ollie Stadium when the Panama Razorbacks entertain Class 2A's top-ranked Vian Wolverines in a District 2A-6 contest.

Heavener football team seeks second straight five-win season Friday night against Eufaula

October 31, 2012

The Heavener Wolves football team cannot make the Class 3A playoffs this year, but the Wolves can get their second five-win season and finish at .500 for the year. They were 5-6 and made the Class 2A playoffs last year.
The Wolves (4-5 overall, 2-4 in District 3A-8) will hit the road for their season finale at 7:30 p.m. Friday against the Eufaula Ironheads (1-8, 1-5).

October 30th

CASC Lady Vikings excited for season opener, homecoming

October 30, 2012

Editor's note — This is the first of a two-part series previewing the Carl Albert State College basketball teams, whose seasons will begin Thursday night. The Vikings season preview will be in Thursday's edition.
The Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings will open their 2012-13 basketball season at 6 p.m. Thursday against St. Gregory's University junior varsity team at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Jeff Tadtman, CASC women's coach, will look for improvement from the Lady Vikings in the season opener.

Poteau hotel robbed Monday night

October 30, 2012

A clerk at the Days Inn and Suites of Poteau escaped without injury during a robbery Monday night.
According to Poteau Chief of police Stephen Fruen, the two men entered the hotel while the clerk was in a room near the front desk. When she heard a noise, she went to investigate and she discovered one man behind the front counter taking money and another standing in the lobby.
The clerk locked herself in a bathroom and called police.
The two men fled the scene with an undetermined amount of money and were not apprehended.
The robbery still is under investigation.

Area business owner arrested on sex crimes warrant

October 30, 2012

Area business owner, William Joseph LeRoux Jr., 47, of Hodgen, was arrested Monday night on a sex crimes warrant issued in Arizona.
LeRoux has been charged with 12 counts of sexual conduct with a minor and three counts of public sexual indecency. He is being held in the LeFlore County Detention Center without bail pending transport to Maricopa County, Ariz., to stand trial.
LeRoux opened the web-based business, 701 Corp., on Dewey Avenue in Poteau two years ago after relocating to Oklahoma.

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