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October 22nd, 2014

Arkoma looks to end losing streak, faces Wetumka

October 22, 2014

The good news for the Arkoma Mustangs football team was it had a better game Thursday night for homecoming against Haileyville than in weeks past, although they lost 62-36 to the Warriors. The performance is still something the Mustangs (1-6 overall, 0-6 in District B-4 play) can build upon as they get ready to travel to meet the Wetumka Chieftains (3-4, 3-3) at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Sports Briefs

October 22, 2014

The Poteau Youth Wrestling practices have started.
Open wrestlers will practice from 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays and from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays.
The organization’s own tournament will be Nov. 8 at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
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The 2014-15 Poteau Buccaneer Basketball League will begin its season soon. Anyone wishing to coach a team needs to call Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939 or by e-mail at for additional information.

October 21st

Poteau freshmen beat McAlester, but JV falls

October 21, 2014

The Poteau Pirates freshmen football team got a home win Monday night at Costner Stadium, downing the McAlester Buffaloes 30-16. However, the Poteau junior varsity wasn't as fortunate as the Buffaloes nipped the Pirates 21-20.
While the season ended for the JV, the freshmen will play Wednesday at Sallisaw after the Pansy Kidd Middle School teams play. Games will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Sallisaw's Perry F. Lattimore Stadium.

Poteau Bandit League teams sweep Van Buren Green; Sixth-graders begin playoffs Saturday at home against Spiro; the others get first-round byes

October 21, 2014

The regular season ended on a high note for the Poteau Bandit League teams last Saturday at Costner Stadium as all four squads posted victories over Van Buren [Ark.] Green. The sixth-graders won 42-28, the fifth-graders 14-12, the fourth-graders 19-6 and the third-graders 24-0.
All four teams will be in postseason play from here on, with the sixth-graders entertaining Spiro at 11 a.m. Saturday at Costner Stadium in an opening-round game. The fifth-, fourth- and third-graders all received first-round byes and won’t play a playoff game until Nov. 1.

Heavener duo qualify for next weekend’s state cross country meet; Lady Wolves, Wolves both finish ninth as teams

October 21, 2014

HENRYETTA — The good news for the Heavener High School cross country program is that it will have representatives at next Saturday’s Class 3A State Meet at Shawnee’s Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech Center. The not-so-good news is that there only will be a Lady Wolf and a Wolf running the course that day.
Heavener’s Barbara Johnson and Frank Cruz both qualified as individuals for next weekend’s state meet by being one of the top five individuals not on a state-qualifying team at Saturday morning’s Class 3A Regional Meet.

October 20th

Berestain Bears live in Poteau

October 20, 2014

The Berestain Bears are set to be live in Poteau this weekend.

Shows start at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, October 26 in the Donald W. Reynolds Center. Tickers are $10 all ages and include VIP meet-and-greet.

The Berestain Bears are part of a popular children's book series and have been featured in dolls, games, puzzles and animated cartoons. The show is an adaptation of the classic children's book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain.

For more information call (918) 647-4204 or visit

Oklahoma Guard: No injuries after midair collision

October 20, 2014

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Two Oklahoma Air National Guard F-16 fighter jets flying a training exercise out of Tulsa collided in midair over southern Kansas, causing one of the pilots to eject from the aircraft.

Oklahoma National Guard spokesman Col. Max Moss says neither pilot was seriously injured in the collision Monday afternoon southwest of Howard, Kansas.

Moss says the pilot of one jet was able to return to Tulsa International Airport and landed safely. That aircraft was met on the tarmac by several fire and rescue vehicles.

Who got arrested?

October 20, 2014

The following people were booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center overnight. The information was gathered from the jail's daily roster and only shows booking information. Only those with a case number listed have been charged. Stay tuned each morning to see who was arrested overnight.
CF — criminal felony
CM— criminal misdemeanor
FD — family docket such as child support
For more information about an arrestee, you can search by name or case number on or

Oct. 17

Chelsey Hale, Howe warrant; $275 bond

VIDEO: Bob Stoops postgame news conference after loss to Kansas St.

October 20, 2014

VIDEO: Bob Stoops postgame news conference after loss to Kansas St.
Listen to Bob Stoops' postgame news conference after OU's 31-30 loss to Kansas State.

October 19th

VIDEO: The Top Halloween Costumes Everyone Will Be Wearing In 2014

October 19, 2014

VIDEO: The Top Halloween Costumes Everyone Will Be Wearing In 2014

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