November 4th, 2011
With this being the last night of the regular season of high school football, there are a couple of key match-ups tonight.
Without a doubt, the blockbuster game is Pocola at Heavener. The winner is in the postseason, and rewarded with a road playoff game against Class 2A's third-ranked Stroud Tigers.
TULSA â€” Six members of the Poteau Youth Wrestling Club competed at the Blue T Tournament last weekend.
Luke Brooks came home with a first-place trophy, while Landon Thornburg and Sam Shore were runners-up.
Zane Hendrix was third, while Jarrett Lilley was fourth. Rae Hendrix competed, but did not place.
Last Saturday and Sunday, I went to the new Dick's Sporting Goods store's grand opening in Fort Smith, Ark. It's big! The whole right side of the store is nothing by golf stuff. All you golf nuts will be happy.
I met professional fishermen Zell Rolland and Bobby Murray. The fishing tackle section was small, but they did have â€śflying squirrelsâ€ť and â€śelectric chickensâ€ť â€” two baits that I love to fish with during the winter.
The LeFlore County District Attorney's office has called a press conference for 10 a.m. this morning in reference to the case about two parents facing charges of child abuse and the search for the remains of an infant child in LeFlore County.
BY KIM ROSS
Investigators for the LeFlore County District Attorney's Office have spent the last two days searching for the remains of an infant they discovered was buried on the property of a husband and wife charged with child neglect following an investigatio into possible child abuse. They are still searching this morning.
Marty Ray Hester, 52, of Hodgen, is scheduled to appear in District Court November 8, at 9 a.m. for sounding docket.
Hester was formally charged on October 18, with aggravated possession of child pornography and two counts of lewd and indecent acts to a child under the age of 16 stemming from an incident that allegedly occurred at his business, Computer Helper, in Poteau.
The discovery of the child pornography occurred after computers, software and surveillance equipment were seized from his business after two juvenile females made accusations of sexual assault.
More than 700 students from around the state converge in Poteau this morning for the State Junior High School Student Council convention. This is the second time that Poteau was chosen to be the host site for the convention. (2008 it was held here as well). The students will spend today attending break out learning sessions and fun events designed to make them better leaders for tomorrow. They will cap off the convention with a dinner and awards banquet tonight at the new Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
Due to an error on The Poteau Daily News Website, their was an error in the listing of both tonight's and Friday night's high school basketball games.
The correct schedule is listed below. The Poteau Daily News regrets the error.
Red Oak at Leflore, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Cameron at McCurtain, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Howe at Smithville, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Wister vs. Preston, at Preston Festival, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
LEFLORE â€” The 2011-12 high school basketball season got under way not only for the Leflore teams but for LeFlore County in general Tuesday night.
The Savages handled the Wister Wildcats junior varsity 60-41 in their season opener at the Leflore Gym, but the Lady Savages suffered a 59-39 loss to the Lady â€™Cats JV.
Wister played its JV teams because it had one too many games scheduled. So, Wister Coach Mark Warren decided to make Tuesday night's scheduled season openers be JV openers.