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January 28th, 2015

CASC teams get road sweep over archrival Eastern on Monday night; Carl Albert squads entertain Redlands on Thursday night

January 28, 2015

Behind great hustle plays and 26 points from Eufaula's Alyssa Banks, the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings won 74-53 over the Eastern Oklahoma State College Lady Mountaineers on Monday night at Claud C. Dunlap Fieldhouse in Wilburton.
DeAngelo Smith's 3-point basket with 3:09 left to play in the game gave the Vikings the lead for good as they held on for a 73-69 win over the Mountaineers in Monday night's second game as the Vikings got the season sweep of their archrivals.

Sports Briefs

January 28, 2015

The LeFlore County Soccer Association’s spring 2015 registration is now opened. Registration closes Feb. 2. There will be a coaches meeting is Feb. 17.
Practices will start the week of Feb. 19, with games starting Feb. 28.
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The second annual Hungry Like the Wolf 5k/10k fun run/walk and two-mile walk will take place beginning at noon Feb. 21 at Blues Park in Heavener. Race-day registration and packet pick-up will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Packets may also be picked up from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday at Heavener High School.

No Pigskin Picks Contest winner this week; $50 to be awarded for Super Bowl win

January 28, 2015

There will not be a Week 22 Poteau Daily News’ Pigkin Picks Contest winner due to a technicality on the Pro Bowl, which took place Sunday in Glendale, Ariz.
For the second straight season, the Pro Powl was not the traditional AFC vs. NFC format, but two Hall of Famers, this year being Michael Irvin and Cris Carter after it was Deion Sanders and Jerry Rice last season, drafting all-star teams comprised from both conferences.
Due to the ballot saying AFC vs. NFC, the Team Irvin vs. Team Carter format would not allow for the participants in that week’s contest to have their ballot count.

Donnie Lee James

January 28, 2015

Donnie Lee James, 66, of Heavener died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Heavener. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at New Talihina Cemetery under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.

Edgar Lewis Cookson-Guinn

January 28, 2015

Edgar Lewis Cookson-Guinn, 86, of Keota died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Spiro. Edgar was born Feb. 4, 1928, in Antlers to Andrew Davis and Vanita (Brigance) Cookson. Edgar was a mechanic for Bob Smedley.

He was preceded by his sisters, Corrina and Josie; son, Allen Guinn; and stepfather, Edgar Guinn, the man who raised him.

Eldwin Bryant

January 28, 2015

Eldwin Bryant, 61, of Kinta died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Fort Smith, Ark. He was born Jan. 3, 1954, in McAlester to Frank and Loeta (Powell) Bryant.

Eldwin worked at local coal mines many years before going to work at Fort Howard/Georgia Pacific in the shipping department. Although he had been unable to work since February 2014, he officially retired in November 2014 due to a prolonged illness.

Margie Lee Allen

January 28, 2015

Margie Lee Allen. 88, of Poteau died Dec. 26, 2014.

Who got arrested?

January 28, 2015

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

January 26, 2015

Jason Michael Ford, drug court sanction; no bond

Noted death penalty abolitionist seeks Oklahoma moratorium

January 28, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Noted author and death penalty abolitionist Sister Helen Prejean is urging Oklahomans to reconsider the death penalty while the Supreme Court decides whether the state's lethal injection method is constitutional.

The Roman Catholic nun and author of the book "Dead Man Walking" joined a group of death penalty opponents Monday calling on Oklahomans to consider joining the 18 states that have abolished it. The group also delivered more than 30,000 online petition signatures to Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin's office.

Monday night's basketball games for Whitesboro, Arkoma canceled; Tuesday night's Howe-Cameron contests canceled due to illness

January 28, 2015

Both Whitesboro and Arkoma high schools were slated to have their teams hit the court Monday night, but neither did.
Whitesboro's home games with Haileyville and Arkoma's road games against Providence Academy in Rogers, Ark., were both canceled with no make-up date slated. Only Arkoma's junior high teams made the trip.
Tuesday night's Howe road games against Cameron were canceled due to Cameron Public Schools still out because of illness. No make-up dates have been set.

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The Panama Razorbacks football team finished third in District 2A-6 and made it to the second round...
The LeFlore County Soccer Association’s spring 2015 registration is now opened. Registration closes...
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