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August 18th, 2012

Mason, Sines capture Fraternal Order of Eagles Golf Tournament last weekend at Wolf Ridge

August 18, 2012

The duo of Rick Mason and Steven Sines won last weekend's Fraternal Order of Eagles Golf Tournament, which took place at Wolf Ridge Golf Course.
The Doke duo of J.J. and Kyle was second, followed by Brad Patton and Dennis Joyce.
Patton and Joyce were given two rounds of golf by Wolf Ridge Golf Course Manager Mitzi Burkhart.

Sports Briefs

August 18, 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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August 17th

Three people arrested in Spiro drug raid

August 17, 2012

Three people were arrested after the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department served a narcotics search warrant Tuesday.
Donna Sue Stone, 51, Blake Fuller, 23, and Samuel James Hendrix, 21, all of Spiro, were arrested on drug and weapons charges stemming from the search of a home located on State Highway 271 east of Spiro.
Deputies reportedly found prescription pills, marijuana and loaded firearms, one of which was reported stolen.

Early voting in Runoff State Primary Election slated to begin next week

August 17, 2012

Oklahoma’s state Runoff Primary Election is less than two weeks away and early voters can cast their ballot as early as Friday, August 24.
According to the LeFlore County Election Board, local voters will go to the polls to vote for three races and a special election. The runoff between democratic candidates Bruce Curnutt and Rob Seale in the race for LeFlore County Sheriff along with both republican and democratic races in the seat for U.S. Representative District 2. The voters of Pocola will vote in a special election to determine who will fill the vacant position of Trustee Ward 4.

Mental Lillian Balentine

August 17, 2012

Mental Lillian Balentine, 93, of Wister died Thursday, Aug. 16,2012 in Poteau.
Mental was born Oct. 19,1918, in Lone, Ark., to Benjamin and Luella (Farmer) Wann. Mental was a housewife who loved to visit with family and spoil her nieces and nephews. She worked many years operating an insurance agency and was a avid gardener who loved to grow beautiful flowers in her yard. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church, Wister.

Lani “Leilani” Berry

August 17, 2012

Lani “Leilani” Berry, 68, of Howe died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 at her home.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener.

EMS meeting set for Monday

August 17, 2012

The LeFlore County EMS Board will meet at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, at 1215 S. Broadway in Poteau.
The Agenda:
Call meeting to order.
Roll call of board members.
Approve consent agenda:
• minutes of July 19 special meeting.
• blanket purchase order.
• claims for payment.
• previously paid claims.
Director report.
Discuss and vote to approve transfer of money to building account.
Update on Station 2 construction.
Open and award radio bid.
Discuss and vote on going to bid for purchase of new ambulance.
Discuss and vote on EMS financial plan.

Hospital Board to meet Tuesday

August 17, 2012

The LeFlore County Hospital Authority Governing Board will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 in Confrence Room “C” at Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center.
Agenda:
Call to Order/Approval of Minutes.
Roll Call/Establishment of a quorum.
Consideration and possible approval of minutes of previous regular meeting 07/17/12.
Administrative Reports.
Summary of Clinical Operations and HCAHPS Quartrly Results.
Presentation and possible approval of monthly financial reports.
Financial report and discussion with possible action on payments of Treasurer.

Poteau football team anxious to go up against somebody else finally; Pirates in three-way scrimmage at Tulsa Memorial along with Catoosa

August 17, 2012

For the first time since the 2011 football season came to an end, the Poteau Pirates will have an opportunity to go up against somebody else. That chance will be tonight in a three-way scrimmage at Tulsa Memorial along with Catoosa, which will begin at 6 p.m.
“After nine spring practices and football camp in summer, we're ready to hit somebody else other than those players in red helmets,” new Poteau Coach Greg Werner said. “We're looking forward to it.”
The major objective is to give the coaching staff a chance to evaluate the players.

Pocola coach looking for his team to find 'identity' in tonight's scrimmage

August 17, 2012

Pocola Football Coach Rick Lang, whose Indians were hit hard by graduation, is wanting one main thing when his team participates in its first scrimmage of the preseason at 6 p.m. tonight at John Carter Field against the Gore Pirates. That one thing is an “identity.”

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