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August 22nd, 2014

Thursday's High School Softball Roundup

August 22, 2014

HOWE — The Howe Lady Lions got a home win Thursday afternoon by defeating the Leflore Lady Savages 11-5.
The Lady Lions broke a 4-all tie with a two-run second inning for a 6-4 lead after two innings.
After the Lady Savages cut the deficit to 6-5 in the fourth inning, the Lady Lions responded with a five-run fourth inning for an 11-5 lead.
Spiro 5, Whitesboro 1; Spiro 6, Buffalo Valley 1; Whitesboro 14, Buffalo Valley 4: In Whitesboro, Spiro went undefeated in Thursday's three-way, while the host team went 1-1.

Cameron seeking berth into CASC Invitational consolation title game; Leflore, Wister, Red Oak played in championship semifinals Friday in Howe; title game Saturday afternoon at CASC

August 22, 2014

The Cameron Yellowjackets tried Friday night to get to the consolation finals of the 2014 Carl Albert State College Invitational at CASC's Ival Goodman Field.
The Yellowjackets and the Smithville Braves battled in Friday afternoon's consolation quarterfinal, with the game tied at 5 after seven innings. The winner played in the consolation semifinals later that night against McCurtain. That winner will play the Oktaha Tigers at 11 a.m. Saturday for the consolation title.

Whitesboro boys get first win of season, split games in own 2014 tournament; Bulldogs played in consolation semifinals with hopes of playing for Saturday's consolation title at noon

August 22, 2014

WHITESBORO — The Whitesboro Bulldogs baseball team got its first win of the 2014 fall season Thursday afternoon as they routed the Panola Bearcats 13-0 in the opening round of the Whitesboro Tournament.
However, the ’Dogs lost in the championship quarterfinals 12-2 to the Boswell Scorpions.
The Bulldogs faced Braggs in Friday afternoon's consolation semifinals with the winner playing for the consolation championship at noon Saturday. The loser will be eliminated.

Dr. John Montgomery Scholarship Banquet slated for Saturday

August 22, 2014

The third annual Dr. John Montgomery Scholarship Banquet, hosted by LeFlore County Branch NAACP, is slated for this weekend.
The banquet will start at 6 p.m. Saturday [Aug. 23] at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
Tickets are available at the Poteau Chamber of Commerce.
Adults are $25 and youths 17 and younger are $15. Corporate tables also are available.
This year's guest speaker is Dr. Paul Beran, chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith..

Time to Brave the Mud

August 22, 2014

The second annual Brave the Mud Run is set for 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at the LeFlore County Fairgrounds.
“Last year’s mud run reached well beyond our expectations. We raised over $12,000 for the shelter because of the overwhelming response we received,” said Glenda Wise, race director. All profits will go directly to the Leflore County Women’s Crisis Services.

Poteau Fire fights large blaze

August 22, 2014

Poteau Fire responded to a large grass fire, including a hay bailer that was engulfed in flames, on old Oklahoma Highway 112 near Double Branch Church Friday about 2:30 p.m.
PDN photo by Amanda Corbin

Joe Allison Randall

August 22, 2014

Joe Allison Randall, 64, of Bokoshe died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.

Ruth Ann (Treat) Pickering

August 22, 2014

Ruth Ann (Treat) Pickering, 66, of Bokoshe died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.

Ruth was born July 25, 1948, in McAlester to Allen Newton and Anna Belle (Rice) Southard. She was a retired seamstress, rancher, wife, mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her late husband, Charley Treat, and siblings, Doyle and Richard Southard and Grace Testa.

2nd case of West Nile confirmed in Oklahoma

August 22, 2014

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Health officials in Tulsa have confirmed a second human case of the potentially fatal West Nile virus in Oklahoma this year.

The Tulsa Health Department confirmed the case on Thursday. The first confirmed case was in July in Major County.

Few details about the persons infected have been released, other than that both are over the age of 50.

There were 84 cases of West Nile virus in Oklahoma last year, including eight deaths.

Who got arrested?

August 22, 2014

The following people were booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center overnight. 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. 20

Roxanne Gross, domestic abuse; $2,000 bond

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