April 7th, 2014
Representatives of Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center, the LeFlore County Hospital Authority and other medical providers spoke to the LeFlore County Commissioners Monday regarding a vote for a half cent sales tax to support the hospital.
Further discussion is planned after the representatives of the hospital provide the commissioners with detailed information about the expenditures of the money being sought before they will vote on an election resolution.
More than 500 candidates are expected to file for 2014 state and federal elections April 9-11 at the State Capitol in Oklahoma City.
Filing will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday in the north hall of the Capitolâ€™s second floor outside Room 230.
To download a candidate filing packet or get other information about the filing period, visit the state Election Boardâ€™s website: http://elections.ok.gov.
The Poteau Industrial Authority, Water Authority and City Council will hold their regular monthly meeting tonight [April 7] at City Hall beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The first day of the LeFlore County Slow-Pitch Tournament has been canceled due to wet fields at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
Monday's games will take place on Tuesday, same times. The rest of the tournament's schedule has not yet been rescheduled.
Winner-Take-All Title Game
Spiro 11, Poteau 9
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LeFlore County Tournament All-Tournament Team
Most Valuable Player â€” Hunter Wilson, Spiro
Spiro â€” Colby Demato, Jason Hickman, Colton Harper, Paden Dunn.
Poteau â€” Jace Pitchford, Kaydon Evans, Michael Didway, Davey Bullard.
Pocola â€” Connor Mangham, Ricky Manzano, Tanner Francis.
Cameron â€” Samuel Humphries.
Heavener â€” Colby McGee.
Leflore â€” Chance Long.
Panama â€” Gabe Harp.
Wister â€” Austin Vanhook, Cody Holzhammer.
The Muldrow Lady Bulldogs came to town and handled the Poteau Lady Pirates 14-2 Thursday afternoon.
The Lady Bulldogs scored four runs in the first inning and six in the second inning for a 10-0 lead. A two-run fourth inning put the game into run-rule status.
Pocola 6, McCurtain 5: In Pocola, the Lady Indians used a four-run fifth inning to rally from a 5-2 deficit to get the come-from-behind win.
Howe 14, Keota 11: In Keota, in a battle of Lady Lions, Howe broke a 9-all tie with a two-run fourth inning and a three-run sixth inning to take a 14-9 lead.
MUSKOGEE â€” Poteau golfer Hannah Ward, the two-time Class 4A defending state champion and soon-to-be Arkansas-Little Rock Lady Trojan golfer, won the Hilldale Invitational on Thursday at Cobblestone Golf Course. Ward shot a 75.
As a team, the Lady Pirates were runners-up to Eufaula by a shot. The Lady Ironheads had a 353, with the Lady Pirates coming in at 354. The Lady Pirates did beat host Hilldale (356) and Muskogee (358).
Spiro 10,l Pocola 7, Pocola finishes third.
Spiro 9, Poteau 3
Winner-Take-All Championship Game
Poteau vs. Spiro, 1 p.m.
The Poteau Pirates are a win away from successfully defending their LeFlore County Tournament title.
The Pirates got past the Spiro Bulldogs 4-1 Thursday at Town Creek Park.
The Pirates played for the title Friday night in Cameron against the winner of Friday's loser's-bracket final between Spiro and Pocola. Friday's games were to have been at host Heavener, but the Wolves' field was too wet.
If the Pirates lost, there will be a winner-take-all title game at 1 p.m. Saturday in Cameron.
WISTER â€” Due to wet fields at Heavener, the 2014 LeFlore County Baseball Tournament's consolation games on Thursday were played here. Of the four teams who were here, the Pocola Indians staved off elimination to make it to Friday night's loser's-bracket contest at Cameron.
The Indians got past the Wister Wildcats for the second time in the tournament, posting a 4-1 victory, after holding off their archrivals, the Panama Razorbacks, 6-5.
The â€™Cats eliminated tournament-host Heavener 8-0 in six innings in the first game of the day.