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October 11th, 2011

What a way to end the softball season

October 11, 2011

There's no better way to end the fast-pitch softball season for LeFlore County than the way it did Saturday afternoon at Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City. The Panama Lady Razorbacks won the Class 2A State Tournament.
The only other way things could have ended better would have been to see the Wister Wildcats win the Class A Fall State Tournament and the Poteau Lady Pirates make this week's Class 4A State Tournament — and win it.

Heavener cross country trio medal at Greenwood

October 11, 2011

GREENWOOD, Ark. — Three Heavener Wolves cross country runners medaled at Saturday's Greenwood Invitational for finishing in the top 20.
Jose Farias was fifth (19:01.2), Arturo Ortega was 18th (20:07.9) and Dakotah McGee was 19th (20:13.3).
The Wolves' other runner, Octavio Sanchez, was 41st (22:17.3).
For the Lady Wolves, they had three runners, paced by Araceli Farias who was 22nd (25:10.3). Johna Enger was 25th (25:39.1) and Caitlin Carson was 32nd (26:50.7).

Hogs' QB, defense leads Arkansas past Auburn Tigers

October 11, 2011

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Every football fan has heard the old adage, "Defense wins championships." But your signal caller can also make a huge difference in whether your favorite football team wins or loses. Quarterback play and defense won the game for the Arkansas Razorbacks against the Auburn Tigers on Saturday night at Razorback Stadium.

October 10th

William Henry “Bill” Daniels Jr.

October 10, 2011

William Henry “Bill” Daniels Jr., 71, of
Panama died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, in
Poteau. Bill was born Aug. 18, 1940, in
Greenville, N.C. to William H. Sr. and
Bertha May (Ayers) Daniels. He ran a
wrecker service. He was a veteran of the
U.S. Army. Bill was preceded in death by
his parents; three brothers, two sisters, and
daughter, Vickie Daniels McMurtry.
Survivors include his wife, Jean of the home; two sons,
Christopher Keith Daniels and wife, Kimberly of Shady
Point, Mathew Dylan Daniels of Panama; daughter,
Jennifer Lynn Martin of Panama; 14 grandchildren,

Roxie Moore

October 10, 2011

Roxie Moore was raised in Van Buren,
Ark. and married Warren D. Moore on
Aug. 14, 1943, in Douglas, Ariz. Warren,
Roxie and their kids moved to Poteau in
1963 from Stillwater, and joined the First
United Methodist Church at that time.
Roxie and Warren were expert bridge
players and were fortunate enough to find
kindred spirits in the life-long friends they
made in Poteau.
Roxie’s greatest joy was her family. She found a true
partner in Warren and they were blessed to have 65 years
together. Her children, grandchildren, and most recently

Bring on the Bluzmen

October 10, 2011

Tickets are now on sale
for the first main headline
event at the Donald W.
Reynolds Community
Center on November 5
and Director Candace
Martin couldn’t be more
The Bluzmen, the ultimate
Blues Brothers
Tribute artists starring
Eric Martin and Carmen
Romano are bringing the
blues to Poteau.
The Blues Brothers
were an American phenomenon!
The Blues
Brothers were first introduced
to the masses by
Dan Aykroyd and John
Belushi as a satirical musical
sketch on Saturday
Night Live. The untimely
death of Belushi in 1982
left a void in everyone’s

Mud races carry big payoff at Balloonfest

October 10, 2011

Ever since there have been trucks
and mud, people have been combining
the two for sport and recreation.
This year’s Balloonfest is no exception.
On Saturday, October 22, the
Poteau Balloonfest will play host to
AMMP Motorsports’ Third Annual
Rumble on the River mud race. The
event features the top ten mud racers
in the United States tearing through
four different 300-foot-long mud pits
including “The Swamp Pit”, a six
foot deep mud pit that has never
before been bested. The Swamp Pit
at the Poteau Balloonfest is only the
third such pit constructed for professional

Pirate Royalty

October 10, 2011

The 2011 Poteau High School Homecoming football royalty, McKensey Matlock
and escort Marshall Jones, share a the traditional homecoming kiss before Poteau's
homecoming football game Friday against The Stilwell Indians.

October 9th

Pocola nips Talihina in thrilling 2A-6 contest

October 9, 2011

POCOLA — The Pocola Indians showed grit, guts and determination Friday night beating their district rivals, the Talihina Golden Tigers, 34-33 in a District 2A-6 thriller on homecoming at John Carter Field.
The game winner came when Devon Johnson hit Colton Hamm for a 22-yard touchdown catch with eight seconds remaining left to play. Cody Young's conversion was good for the deciding point.

Happy homecoming for Pirates as they end losing streak with much-needed win

October 9, 2011

For the past three weeks, the Poteau Pirates have drawn a trio of thoroughbreds in Gravette, Ark., Hilldale and Tulsa Webster. That trio of teams were launching passes from all over the field, and, in most cases, they were being answered.

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