April 21st, 2014
The LeFlore County Commissioners approved an order and resolution Monday morning [April 21] calling for a special election for a half cent of 1 percent sales tax to benefit Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center.
The annual Heavener Runestone Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the local Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter drew a large number of area youth as they searched for the 4,900 hidden eggs.
PDN photo by Erika Elmore
Members of the Treble Choir of the Cavanal Chorale who were named district festival winners will compete at the Oklahoma State Junior Music Festival Competition April 26.
The Poteau Musical Arts Society provides the entry fees. The festival is sponsored by the National Federation of Music Clubs.
The LeFlore County Commissioners will meet today [April 21] at 9 a.m. to decide if a sales tax proposition will make it to the ballot for county voters. The one-half of 1 percent sales tax will benefit Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center.
The commissioners meet at the LeFlore County Courthouse.
The 2014 Hershey Track Meet will take place at 11 a.m. April 26 at Costner Stadium.
The meet is open to boys and girls ages 7 to 14, with three age divisions in both boys and girls â€” ages 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14, with competitors' age division being determined by their age on Dec. 31 of this year.
Those wishing to enter may mail their entry form to P.O. Box 608, Poteau, OK 74953 or drop them off at Poteau High School with attention to Dewayne Hornbuckle. The deadline to enter is Monday.
Poteau Lady Pirate golfer Hannah Ward won the Poteau Girls Invitational on Thursday at Wolf Ridge Country Club. The soon-to-be University of Arkansas-Little Rock Lady Trojan shot a 70 to win the top medalist title.
As a team, the Lady Pirates were third with a 368, finishing behind champion Idabel (346) and Fort Gibson (368). The Lady Tigers got the second-place finish due to their No. 5 golfer's score better than Poteau's to break the tie.
FOUNTAINHEAD RESORT â€” Two members of the Poteau Pirates golf team were among the top 10 medalists in the Hilldale Invitational, which took place Thursday at Fountainhead Resort Golf Course.
Cody Shore was the top medalist with a 71, while teammate Connor Wheat was sixth (78).
As a team, the Pirates were runners-up with a 314, three shots behind team champion Fort Gibson (311).
Rounding things out for Poteau, Jarrett Lowrimore shot an 82, with John Scott Sanders a stroke behind at 83. Connor Bandy had a 102.
ENID â€” A pair of walk-off home runs in the seventh inning of each game in Wednesday afternoon's doubleheader at Meadowlake Park doomed the Carl Albert State College softball team in losses to Northern Oklahoma College-Enid by scores of 6-5 and 9-8.
The Lady Vikings will entertain Connors State College at 2 p.m. Monday for a doubleheader, then travels to NOC-Tonkawa for a 2 p.m. Tuesday twinbill.
A three-run fourth inning propeled the Poteau Pirates to a 3-2 win over the Heavener Wolves on Thursday afternoon at Town Creek Park.
Trailing 2-0, the Pirates took advantage of two Heavener errors and a two-run single by Brynn Hammon to put Poteau ahead 3-2 after four innings.
The Wolves broke a scoreless tie with an RBI single by Noah Davis and a sacrifice fly by Hunter Tiffee to put them ahead 2-0.
Howe 14, Arkoma 4: In Arkoma, the Lions won their second straight game this week behind the pitching of Chase Blake, who was the winning pitcher in both games this week.