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November 5th, 2012

Early voters keep election board staff hopping

November 5, 2012

Voters were greeted by LeFlore County Election Board Secretary Phillip Zearley Monday as they submitted their voter identification card or Oklahoma driver's license so they could cast their early vote in Tuesday's General Election.
According to Zearley, this years turn-out has been the largest he has seen in years.

Missing Pocola woman's body found near bridge

November 5, 2012

Pocola Police have confirmed the body of Pocola missing woman Ruby Poole, 74, was found Saturday.
According to Pocola Chief of Police Steve Howard, Poole's body was found near Wells Creek Bridge on State Highway 112.
Howard said there doesn't appear to be any foul play involved in Poole's death but her body has been sent to the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner's Officer to determine the official cause of death.

November 4th

Sports Briefs

November 4, 2012

Sunday Couple Scrambles at Wolf Ridge Golf Course will take place at 2 p.m. Sundays. The entry fee is $15 per person for the nine-hole weekly event.
For additional information, call (918) 647-2582.
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The Spiro Youth Basketball League is taking sign-ups for kindergarten through fifth grade until Monday at any office at Spiro Public Schools.
There will be an overview meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Spiro Gym where any questions about the league or coaching a team will be dealt with. For additional information, call Dustin Gist at (918) 605-1840.
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Panama loses home finale to Vian, but still makes playoffs thanks to Hartshorne win over Wilburton

November 4, 2012

PANAMA — The Panama Razorbacks football team wasn't quite in the playoffs with last week's home win over archrival Pocola. It took two Wilburton losses last week and Friday night to ensure a Hogs' trip to the postseason, since the Razorbacks lost their home finale 54-0 to No. 1 Vian on Friday night at George Ollie Stadium.
The Diggers lost last week to Hugo, then lost in their rivalry game with the Hartshorne Miners on Friday night to solidify Panama's trip to Okemah next week to begin the Class 2A playoffs.

Mountainburg spoils Senior Night for Pocola, but Indians heading into playoff next week against Stroud

November 4, 2012

POCOLA — The Pocola Indians were hoping to enter next week's Class 2A playoff game out Stroud with a win Friday night. It didn't happen as Mountainburg, Ark., came to John Carter Field and left 54-19 victors.

Arkoma football team loses in season finale to Webbers Falls

November 4, 2012

WEBBERS FALLS — For the last two seasons, the Arkoma Mustangs football team has ended the season with a playoff loss. In 2012, there was no playoff game, but the season still ended with a loss.
The Mustangs closed out the year with a 62-22 loss to the the Webbers Falls Warriors on Friday night.

Talihina handles Gore to finish District A-6 runners-up, entertains Wewoka Tigers in Class A playoffs

November 4, 2012

TALIHINA — The Talihina Golden Tigers wanted to rebound from last week's humiliating 33-6 loss on the road against Savanna. They did so in fine fashion on Senior Night on Friday night at Doc Robinson Stadium by handling the Gore Pirates 63-42 to clinch the runner-up spot in District A-6 and a home playoff game at 7:30 p.m. next Friday against the Wewoka Tigers.

Strong second half propels Spiro past Checotah on Senior Night, facing Hilldale Hornets in playoffs next week

November 4, 2012

SPIRO — The Spiro Bulldogs came back from a 10-0 first-quarter deficit Friday night at McClain Stadium, pulling away from the Checotah Wildcats for a 26-18 come-from-behind win.
The Bulldogs (6-4 overall, 5-2 in District 3A-8) ended up in third place in the district, and will travel to meet the Hilldale Hornets at 7:30 p.m. next Friday in Muskogee.

Heavener outlasts Eufaula in football season finale Friday night

November 4, 2012

EUFAULA — The Heavener Wolves football team wanted to have its second five-win season in a row. The Wolves got it, but it didn't come easy as they outlasted the Eufaula Ironheads 49-42 in Friday night's season finale.

November 3rd

Poteau Pirates end football season with rout of Tulsa Rogers on Senior Night

November 3, 2012

Going into the final game, the Poteau Pirate coaches knew that the Tulsa Rogers Ropers were a team of freshmen and sophomores only, and Greg Werner, Poteau's first-year coach, made it quit clear in the pre-game speech that he want the seniors to have a fun night. It was obvious from the very beginning that he was going to call the plays that would put the seniors in favorable positions to score in the 2012 regular-season finale Friday night at Costner Stadium.

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