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September 15th, 2012

Leflore boys rout Panola at home to end week on high note

September 15, 2012

LEFLORE — The Leflore Savages baseball team ended the week in fine fashion Thursday afternoon with a 11-1 rout of the Panola Bearcats.
Editor's Note — Thursday's Wister-Howe game as well as Cameron's game at Okay and Whitesboro's game at Eagletown was rained out, and will likely not be rescheduled.

Arkansas golfer with Poteau ties a hit on the fairways, using sport to cope with father's death

September 15, 2012

Garett Ford, 17, of Hartford, Ark., has passionately been playing the game of golf for more than half his life. Each year, he has proven that he is a force to be reckoned with on the green.
With him, each step of the way has been his devoted family, father, Gary, and mother, Sharon — both giving 110 percent support to their son, and his love for the game. However, that changed this year.

Sports Briefs

September 15, 2012

Carl Albert State College Assistant Softball Coach Megan Young will give softball lessons at $25 per hour to girls up through age 18.
To schedule a session or for additional information, call (580) 704-4517.
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Friday Couple Scrambles will take place at 5:30 p.m. every Friday at Wolf Ridge Golf Course.
The entry fee is $15 per person for the nine-hole weekly event. For additional information, call (918) 647-2582.
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Tryouts for the 2013 Season for a 12-year-old Major USSSA baseball team will take place on four dates at the Spiro Little League Fields.

September 14th

John Edward Inman

September 14, 2012

John Edward Inman, 64, of Tyler, Texas, formerly of Heavener died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, in Tyler.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, in Memorial Park Cemetery, Heavener, under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home.

Judy Lynn Wood

September 14, 2012

Judy Lynn Wood, 58, of Greenwood, Ark., died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 in Greenwood. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, in Dowden Funeral Home Chapel, Heavener. Burial will be in Howe Cemetery.

Bessie Cooper

September 14, 2012

Bessie Cooper, 100, of Spiro died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at Lighthouse Church at the Crossroads with burial at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tenn., under the direction of Mallory Martin Funeral Home, Spiro. Visitation will be at 6 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Donna Jean (Rogers) Shaw

September 14, 2012

Donna Jean (Rogers) Shaw, 76, of Poteau died Thursday, September 13, 2012, in Oklahoma City after a lengthy illness. Donna was born June 20, 1936, in Tacoma, Wash. She was a devoted mother, loving grandmother and great-grandmother. She always had a love for writing and for music.

Spiro man arrested after allegedly assaulting officers

September 14, 2012

A Spiro man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly bit and kicked officers.
Bryant Cooper, 22, of Spiro, was arrested on two counts of assault and batter on a police office, destruction of city property, disorderly conduct, driving under suspension and no insurance stemming following his arrest by Spiro Police Officer Theo Capes.
Cooper allegedly kicked at Capes after being placed in a patrol car and when officers tried to restrain his feet, he reportedly bit Spiro Officer Michael Draper.

Poteau man lands role in independent film

September 14, 2012

An independent film released last weekend at the famed Toronto Film Festival has a tie to Poteau after a local business owner was given a speaking role.
Last summer Ryan Adams, with R.L. Sockey Construction, sent his photo to a casting agent to be an extra on a movie that was going to be doing some filming in Oklahoma.
“My wife heard about it and told me I should send in my picture. She thought it would be fun,” Adams said.

Poteau's football home opener tonight against Tulsa Webster

September 14, 2012

Pirates football team will hit the grass at Costner Stadium. They will see someone very familiar as the Pirates will entertain the Tulsa Webster Warriors at 7:30 p.m. tonight.
“There's nothing like being at home, especially as much traveling as we've done,” said Greg Werner, Poteau's new coach. “We're very excited to be home.”
The Pirates have done as well as possible, winning two games to begin the season — and two road games at that, 28-21 on Aug. 31 against Durant and last week's 18-15 victory over Van Buren, Ark.

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