September 7th, 2012
We took our boys up to Tower Drive-In Wednesday night for the first National Football League game of the year, the Dallas Cowboys against the New York Giants. When the game came on the big screen, the 1989 version of â€śAre You Ready for Some Football?â€ť by Hank Williams, Jr. was played Boy, that brought back a lot of memories, and it was good to hear ol' Hank again. The picture was so clear, and we had Poteau's fantasy guru, Cody â€śAceâ€ť Repass giving us the play-by-play with updates.
HOWE â€” Mother Nature has once again intervened in the Howe Wood Bat Classic.
After the first game of Thursday's slate of action, rain and threatening weather canceled the final three games of the tournament.
There will be six games on Friday beginning at 10 a.m.
The one game which did take place on Thursday saw the Cameron Yellowjackets rally to down the Howe Lions 10-7.
The three games which were postponed on Thursday â€” Leflore vs. Whitesboro, Wister vs. Clayton and Smithville vs. McCurtain â€” will be played at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m., respectively, today.
William Elijah Lyon, affectionately dubbed Liam, was born Feb. 18, 2011, at 3:25 a.m. to Whitney and Brody Lyon in Fort Smith, Ark. He was a perfect size, weighing 6 pounds and measuring 19 inches long.Â
Liam was quickly diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and in the short time that Liam was here, he changed the world we live in.Â His story of love and courage crossed borders and continents as he traveled to various hospitals across the country in an effort to save his life.Â He has touched the lives of tens of thousands on his Facebook page, I Love Liam Lyon.
According to Emergency Management Director Michael Davidson, portions of Talihina have evacuated after a six inch gas line was broken by private contractors working on a road bore.
Several homes and businesses in the immediate area around the gas main were evacuated.
The City offices have temporarily been relocated to the Talihina Fire Department until the line is fixed.
According to Davidson, it may take up to seven hours before crews are able to have the leak contained.
Emergency crews will remain on standby until then.
The Poteau City Council received the 2010-11 fiscal audit report Tuesday night during their regular meeting.
The report showed there were many improvements since the previous audit and only a few insignificant issues to address.
According to the report, the City saw $6.3 million increase during the fiscal year but the majority of that increase was due to a donation for the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
The 2011-12 audit is being completed by BDK, LLP, a governmental accounting agency.
When Broken Bow's Greg Werner was hired as the new Poteau Pirates' football coach, not only was there a transition for him, but also for his senior tight end son, Jay.
While there was skepticism at first, Jay has learned to embrace being a Poteau Pirate.
â€śAt first it was tough because I thought to myself, 'What in the world, going to one of our own rivals in our district,'â€ť Jay said. â€śAs time progressed, it's gone a lot smoother than I thought it would be. It's definitely been a bigger change. I've definitely enjoyed it â€” so far.â€ť
Things could not have started any better for the Heavener Wolves football team than what happened in Friday night's 35-0 season-opening win on the road over Union Christian Academy in Fort Smith, Ark.
â€śThe kids came out and played hard,â€ť said Carl Lee, Heavener's new coach. â€śWe have some areas in which we need to make corrections. It was a good confidence builder, and it was good to get things started on the right foot.â€ť
Now, the Wolves (1-0) will try to get their home season off the same way when they entertain the Hartshorne Miners at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Harvey Stadium.
The good news for the Panama Razorbacks in last week's season-opening game against the Gore Pirates at George Ollie Stadium was they were in a position they had rarely been in recently â€” ahead. However, the not-so-good news was that in the end they fell short in a 35-19 loss to the Pirates.
PANAMA â€” The Henryetta Lady Knights softball team made the 90-minute drive to LeFlore County Tuesday afternoon, and ended up having a good return trip home that night.
The Lady Knights, ranked second in the Class 3A Poll, took two wins from LeFlore County teams, beating Poteau 6-1 and host Panama 3-2.