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August 12th, 2014

Sports Briefs

August 12, 2014

Tickets still remain for the Poteau Pirates’ football season opener in the Hooten’s Kickoff Classic against Alma, Ark., at Fort Smith [Ark.] Northside High School at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 4.
Tickets for adults and students cost $7 per person, while pre-schoolers will be admitted for free.
For those wishing to purchase tickets, call Poteau coach Greg Werner at (918) 839-4572 or come by the high school or football fieldhouse.
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2014 Poteau Bandit Football League and cheerleading registration is currently underway.
Forms may be picked up at Poteau City Hall. Cost is $35 per participant.

August 11th

Opening Day

August 11, 2014

Midnight Madness

August 11, 2014

Allstate Insurance team captures Main Street Matters Tournament

August 11, 2014

The Allstate Insurance team comprised of Lyle Whitworth, Steven Sockey, Ricky McConnell and Daniel Caldwell won Friday’s 2014 Main Street Matters Golf Tournament at Choctaw Country Club, The team had a score of 18-under par.
Coming in second place a shot behind (-17) the championship team was the team representing C2 Supply, who were represented by Mike Fisher, Duane Roper, Gary Brown and Roy McClary.
Hannah Ward (women) and Mark Burnett (men) were the closest to the hole for their respective genders.

Jimmy Dale Corgill Sr.

August 11, 2014

Jimmy Dale Corgill Sr., 78 of Greenwood, Ark., died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in his home. He was retired from Union Pacific Railroad, manager of Corgill Construction, member of the Disabled American Veterans and BMAD of LeFlore County and Mount Zion Baptist Church.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 13, at Mount Zion Baptist Church with burial at Woodlawn Memorial Park under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. Viewing will be from 1-8 p.m. Tuesday from 1 – 8 p.m. at the funeral home, where the family will visit with friends from 6-8 p.m.

Robert H. Graves Jr.

August 11, 2014

Robert H. Graves Jr., 72, of Poteau died Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 at his home.

Who got arrested

August 11, 2014

The following people were booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center fovernight. The information was gathered from the jail's daily roster and only shows booking information. Only those with a case number listed have been charged. Stay tuned each morning to see who was arrested overnight.
CF — criminal felony
CM— criminal misdemeanor
FD — family docket such as child support
For more information about an arrestee, you can search by name or case number on or

Aug. 8

Douglas Lee Gwin, drug court sanction; no bond

Aug. 9

BREAKING NEWS: One critically wounded in shooting

August 11, 2014

Police say 22-year-old Doug Byrd is recovering at a Tulsa hospital after being shot once Sunday night.
Byrd reportedly went to his former stepfather 50-year-old Mark Wiles' home on Reagan Street in Shady Point at about 11 p.m., according to police.
An argument between the two men escalated, according to police, and during a physical struggle, a gun in allegedly Wiles' possession discharged, striking Byrd in the torso.

August 9th

Diamond dolls, guys get 2014 started Monday; 2014 Fall Diamond Tab publishing next Saturday

August 9, 2014

Fall ball is truly here as the 2014 high school fast-pitch softball and fall baseball seasons will get going next week, with most teams beginning Monday. The schedule — at least that which I have for up through Aug. 18 is listed at the end of this column.

Updated Panama Preseason Softball Festival Schedule

August 9, 2014

Editor's Note: Due to Friday's rain showers, today's schedule of games have not only had their times changed, but all games will now be played at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex. Here is the new schedule.

Today’s Games
Field No. 1
Healdton vs. Davenport, 11 a.m.; Healdton vs. Cyril, 12:10 p.m.; Beggs vs. Oklahoma Union, 1:20 p.m.; Antlers vs. Hilldale, 2:30 p.m.; Antlers vs. Battiest, 3:40 p.m.; Panama vs. Hilldale, 4:50 p.m.
Field No. 2


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