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Myrl Faye Christenberry

December 12, 2014

Myrl Faye Christenberry, 82, of Bokoshe died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, in Spiro. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 15, at Victory Worship Center, Spiro, with the Rev. Bryan Fouts and Michael Monroe officiating. Family visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Evans and Miller Funeral Home in Poteau.

Group erects Nativity scene at governor's mansion

December 12, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Leaders representing multiple faiths could approach Gov. Mary Fallin for the chance to display religious icons at the Oklahoma governor's mansion after she invited a Christian group to erect a Nativity scene there, civil libertarians warned Friday.

Kathie Jackson, a retiree who formed the Nativity Committee of Tulsa, requested that the scene be displayed at the state Capitol, but said Fallin offered to have it put up on the mansion lawn. The scene was assembled Thursday.

An ostrich and a camel for Christmas this year

December 12, 2014

My old boots have been worn out for some time, and I went to Tip-Top Western Store to get a new pair. I had a pair of ostrich boots that I bought there in 2007, and I wanted another pair of them because they're so comfortable and were long lasting.
Last Cast
The Double Branch Baptist Church will have its drive-through nativity scene beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. You don't want to miss Johnny Baker from Central National Bank riding a camel. Yes, folks. The scene actually has a live camel. I just hope Johnny doesn't wear his spurs! He may become camel food.

December 11th

Poteau Wrestling Club members place at Showdown in Springdale; three matmen honored for recording wins with quickest pins

December 12, 2014

SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Several Poteau Youth Wrestling Club members placed in last weekend’s Showdown in Springdale.
Three members, Jarrett Lilley, Nate Ulmer and Matthew Mills, also were recognized for being among those with the quickest pins.

Dynamic Dual

December 12, 2014

Brazilian exchange student gets first taste of outdoors on visit

December 12, 2014

Louis Philip Delavechia Guimaraes, 17, came to LeFlore County from his native Brazil on Jan. 6. Until he got here, the Brazilian youth had not had a chance to truly enjoy the outdoors.
While staying with the Ollie Banda family, Guimaraes has had a chance to fish, hunt and work the land.
Guimaraes will return to his native Brazil next week.

Crafts with Mona set tomorrow at the library

December 11, 2014

Tomorrow is your last chance to learn how to make arts and crafts out of paper and book pages at the Patrick Lynch Public Library for "A Book Page Christmas Crafts with Mona."

The craft class is at 5 p.m. Friday in the library community room in Poteau. Mona Goodrich will teach partakers how to create various book-page made crafts by recycling pages from discarded books. Goodrich had several of her items displayed in her first craft class such as book-page holiday wreaths, ornaments, flowers and butterflies.

Poteau wrestlers begin season today in road dual against Van Buren, Ark.

December 11, 2014

The Poteau Pirates wrestling team will begin its season in a road dual at 5:30 p.m. today against the Van Buren [Ark.] Pointers.
“I’m ready for it,” Poteau coach Jack Hornbuckle said. “Practices are a real necessity, but everybody lives for competition.”
The Pirates were 9-9 in duals last season, and they return six wrestlers who saw a lot of varsity action in that campaign.
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2014-15 Poteau Wrestling Schedule
Date Opponent Site Time
Dec. 11 Van Buren, Ark. There 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 15 Quinton-x Here 7 p.m.
Dec. 19-20 Poteau Tournament-y Here 5 p.m./11 a.m.

CASC men rout Bacone JV

December 11, 2014

Getting a double-double of 24 points and 11 rebounds from Emmanuel Audu and solid defense in the second half proved to be the difference for the Carl Albert State College Vikings as they picked up the season sweep of the Bacone College Junior Varsity Warriors with a 98-66 win Tuesday night in Muskogee.
The next games for the CASC teams will be Jan. 6 on the road against Coffeyville [Kan.] Community College. The women will play at 6 p.m., followed by the men at 8 p.m.

Sport Brief

December 11, 2014

Pictures for Spiro Youth Basketball will be taken from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Monday and next Thursday as well as 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 19 in the Spiro High School safe room, depending on the teams' weekly practice night.
Teams will need to arrive approximately 30 to 45 minutes ahead of their normal practice time.
For additional information or to ask questions, call (918) 962-5103 or e-mail to kasandralovell@gmail.com.

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