April 18th, 2012
Two of Poteau's longest employed police officers, Rob Seale and Jim Noggle, have retired from the force and will be honored during a farewell gathering at Poteau City Hall Friday.
The Panama High School baseball program is sponsoring a fundraiser in connection with Dunn Ford in Stigler and Ford Motor Company.
From noon to 4 p.m. Saturday in front of the Panama Elementary School, people can test drive up to six different vehicles, with $20 per car test driven being donated to the Panama High School baseball program.
There will be a free lunch prepared by Arvest Bank. For additional information, call Chris Gollihare at (918) 385-2842.
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The Murray State College Aggies baseball team completed a four-game series sweep of the Carl Albert State College Vikings Saturday afternoon at Ival Goodman Field. The Aggies, who swept the Vikings Thursday afternoon at the MSC Baseball Field in Tishomingo, took Saturday afternoon's opener 3-1, then held off the Vikings 8-7 in the nightcap.
The Vikings will return to action with a 1 p.m. doubleheader Thursday at Ival Goodman Field against Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa.
MUSKOGEE â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates and Spiro Bulldogs track teams were third at Friday's Hilldale Invitational.
In the girls' division, the Lady Pirates scored 71 points, finishing behind champion Vinita (167 points) and McALester (82). The Spiro Lady Bulldogs scored 42 points.
While Poteau did not have any event champions, Spiro did. Tyeecha Hawkins won the 200-meter dash (26.37 seconds), while Kanisha Hutchinson took first in the long jump (13-6). Hawkins was runner-up in the 100-meter dash (12.5) and third in the 400-meter dash (1:00.19).
PRAIRIE GROVE, Ark. â€” Several Impact Martial Arts students did well in last month's tournament, which took place March 10.
The oldest competitor was Hailey White â€” age 13 years old and a second-degree black belt in Tae-Kwon-Do. She first in sparring and runner-up in forms.
Harlie White, an 8-year-old with a red belt in Tae-Kwon-Do, placed second in sparring and third in forms.
Emily Walden, a 10-year-old with a junior blue belt in Tae-Kwon-Do, placed first in patterns and fourth in sparring.
Bobby â€śBobâ€ť Gene Olive, 79, of Bonne Terre, Mo., formerly of Heavener, died Thursday, April 12, 2012, in Bonne Terre. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Dowden Funeral Home in Heavener. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Heavener.
Ashley Lemont â€śMontyâ€ť Brown, 50, of Wister died Saturday, April 14, 2012, in Poteau.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Pilgrimâ€™s Rest Church in Reichert with Rev. Bob Cherry officiating.Â Burial will be in Reichert Cemetery under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Jimmie Dean Chestine, 68, of Poteau died Thursday, April 12, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â Jimmie was born Aug. 26, 1943, in Shady Point. Jimmie was a nurse for some 38 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Christine Wade; and brother, Don Chestine.
Survivors include his wife, Sylvia of the home; stepdaughters, Debra England of Panama, Kay and Michael Hargrove of Poteau; numerous step-grandchildren.Â
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 at the Oakland Cemetery Pavilion, Poteau, with Rev. Jack Covey officiating.Â
By David Seeley
PDN Sports Editor
Last year, the Poteau High School track teams put on more of a practice meet when they had the Poteau Invitational. Not so this year.
There will be approximately 20 boys and 20 girls teams coming to town for today's meet, which will begin at 1 p.m. this afternoon at Costner Stadium.