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Earl “Leon” Williams

December 7, 2011

Earl “Leon” Williams, 82, of Panola, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at Panola Baptist Church with Rev. Howard Head officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. in Heavener Memorial Park Cemetery.
Viewing will be Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Jones-Harkins Funeral Home, Wilburton.
The family will greet friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Thursday.
Jones-Harkins Funeral Home is handling arrange-ments

A Brighter Christmas for Kids

December 7, 2011

Could you imagine waking up with no presents under your tree? Well you can help make a difference for children in LeFlore County by adopting an Angel from the LeFlore County Youth Services Angel Tree. This year alone 843 children have been placed on the tree in hopes the community will offer their support to help make Christmas a little more magical.

Santa Rides the Rails

December 7, 2011

Ladies, gentlemen, and children of all ages. Get ready, The Santa Train is coming to town. The 11th Annual Holiday Express will be riding into Poteau on Thursday December 8th at 4 p.m.
According to a press release from Kansas City Southern the 11th Annual Holiday Express with distribute exactly $108,550 in the form of gift cards to the Salvation Army in order to provide warm clothing and other necessities for the Children in need at several different stops along the Holiday Express route.

Shooting in Muse leads to arrest

December 7, 2011

An argument between brothers ended in death Monday night in Muse Oklahoma. According to Sheriff Bruce Curnutt, the department received a call to report a shooting at approximately 6:55 pm. Officers arrived on the scene to find Stacey Joseph Wright,45, deceased in the back yard of the residence of his brother, Christopher D. Wright,46.

Lamb visits Poteau

December 7, 2011

Lt. Governor Todd Lamb spoke at the Poteau town hall meeting Monday on his tour of the 77 Oklahoma counties. The issues talked about were the impediments in Oklahoma's economic growth. According to Lamb, his goals were for him to represent the entire state, and not just a few counties.

Muse murder suspect free on bond

December 7, 2011

Christopher Duane Wright, 46, of Muse was arrested Monday night following the fatal shooting of his brother Stacey Joseph Wright, 45.
According to LeFlore County Sheriff Bruce Curnutt, Christopher Wright allegedly shot his brother after an altercation occurred at the suspects residence. Reportedly Stacey Wright was upset that his brother was receiving help from their father and the argument escalated until Christopher Wright allegedly opened fire upon his brother with a rifle.

Bokoshe, Whitesboro girls win on Day 1 of EOSC Tournament

December 7, 2011

LeFlore County had a 2-2 performance on the hardwood on the first day of the Eastern Oklahoma State College Tournament.
The Bokoshe Lady Tigers remained undefeated on the season with a 54-24 rout of the Battiest Lady Panthers, while the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs routed the Haileyville Lady Warriors 58-35. Both games were played at EOSC's Claud C. Dunlap Fieldhouse.

Panama basketball teams get first wins of season

December 7, 2011

BRAGGS — The Panama High School basketball teams got their first wins of the season Monday in the opening round of the Greenleaf Invitational Tournament.
The Razorbacks defeated tournament-host Braggs 65-46, while the Lady ’Backs routed Kinta 54-19.
The Hogs (1-2) will play Gore, a 63-34 winner over Webbers Falls on Monday night, in the championship semifinals at 8:30 p.m. Friday, with the winner playing for the title at 8:45 p.m. Saturday. Friday night's loser will play for third place at 5:45 p.m. Saturday.

PKMS 8th-grade boys win opener in own tournament, but girls teams, 7th-grade boys suffer losses

December 7, 2011

The Pansy Kidd Middle School eighth-grade Raiders basketball team won its opener in its own tournament on Monday with a 53-39 victory over the Wister Wildcats at the PKMS Gym.
However, the other three PKMS teams suffered losses. The eighth-grade Lady Raiders fell 30-21 to Wister, while both seventh-grade Pansy Kidd Middle School teams lost to Sallisaw — the boys fell 23-21, while the girls lost 31-21.

Carl Albert women capture both games in weekend event

December 7, 2011

It was a very good weekend for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings basketball team.
The Lady Vikings went 2-0 in the Lady Viking Classic in Hillsboro, Mo. with a Sunday afternoon rout of Logan College by a score of 90-35, which came a day after a 94-62 win over Southeastern Illinois.
The next game for the Lady Vikings will be at 6 p.m. Thursday against Murray State College in an Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference game at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse. The Vikings will follow at 8 p.m. Thursday against the Aggies, formerly coached by current Carl Albert Men's Coach Mike St. John.

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