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August 27th, 2014

Mary Lou (Goodwin) Courtney

August 27, 2014

Mary Lou (Goodwin) Courtney, 69, of Poteau died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Poteau. She was born March 5, 1945 in Cameron to Herman T. and Aleen (Owen) Goodwin. She was a homemaker and retired residential property manager.
She was preceded in death by her parents.

Dick Wilkerson

August 27, 2014

Dick Wilkerson, 81, of Poteau died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Poteau.
Services are pending with Evans and Miller Funeral Home.

DEQ recommends caution on lakes, rivers and streams

August 27, 2014

During this Labor Day holiday, many Oklahomans may be planning a trip to one of the state’s lakes, rivers, or streams to enjoy swimming, boating, canoeing and other water activities. While the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) encourages Oklahomans to visit the state’s many natural water bodies, the agency reminds residents to be cautious.

One killed in accident near Smithville

August 27, 2014

A 19-year-old Springdale, Ark., man is dead after he was thrown from the vehicle he was riding in.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Tom Wutkan was a passenger in a 2002 Chevy SUV at about 10:36 a.m. Sunday when the accident happened.
The Chevy, driven by Souvenir Kabua, 19, of Springale was southbound on U.S, Highway 259 about two miles west of Smithville, when the vehicle went off the left side of the road, struck a guardrail and overturned two and one-half times.

VIDEO: Big 12 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Montage

August 27, 2014

VIDEO: Big 12 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Montage
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has raised nearly $80 million over the last month. These viral videos have been sweeping Big 12 campuses, as administrators and coaches have been heavily involved in raising awareness and money.

Who got arrested?

August 27, 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. 26

Scott Piovesan, FD-99-064; $31,714 cash bond

Howe girls split four games at last weekend's Robbers Cave Shootout; Cameron girls go 1-2

August 27, 2014

WILBURTON — The Howe Lady Lions softball team went 2-2 in its four games last weekend in the Robbers Cave Shootout. The Lady Lions beat Cameron 4-1 and Keota 7-6, but lost 12-2 to host Wilburton and 3-1 to Wetumka.
The Lady Yellowjackets went 1-2 in the event. After losing to Howe, the Lady ’Jackets split two games with Wetumka, winning 6-4 but losing 5-1.
Editor's note: Arkoma was scheduled to be in the event, but no results from any of their games in the Shootout were reported by press time.

Heavener girls beat Anadarko, Comanche in Hall of Fame Shootout on Friday; Spiro girls beat Prague, Lexington, Velma-Alma; Pocola girls defeat Lexington but suffer losses to Okemah, Wayne

August 27, 2014

SHAWNEE — The Heavener Lady Wolves spent their off day Friday from the two-day Oktaha Tournament playing in the Hall of Fame Shootout, which took place at the Ballfields at Firelake, and won both their games. The Lady Wolves beat Anadarko 12-3 and Comanche 10-0.
The Spiro Lady Bulldogs went 3-0 in the event, defeating Prague 3-0 on Friday, and Lexington 4-1 and Velma-Alma 4-3 on Saturday.
The Pocola Lady Indians went 1-2 in the event, beating Lexington 10-3 on Saturday, but losing to Okemah 4-1 on Friday and Wayne 6-0 on Saturday.

Heavener, Panama girls split games on final day of Oktaha Tournament with Sallilsaw-Central, Vian

August 27, 2014

OKTAHA — Both the Heavener Lady Wolves and the Panama Lady Razorbacks split their final two games Saturday in the Oktaha Tournament, both beating and losing to the same teams.
Both locals teams beat Sallisaw-Central, Heavener shutting out the Lady Tigers 10-0 while Panama beating them 8-2.
However, both the Lady Wolves and the Lady ’Backs fell to Vian. The Lady Wolverines beat Heavener 2-0 and Panama 8-3.

August 26th

Monday's/ Late Friday's High School Softball Roundup

August 26, 2014

RED OAK — The Poteau Lady Pirates split their two games in Monday's road three-way, beating Savanna 3-0 but losing 4-0 to host Red Oak.
In Poteau's win over Savanna, the Lady Pirates broke a scoreless tie with a three-run fourth inning.
In the loss to Red Oak, the Lady Eagles scored once in the first inning, twice in the third and once in the fifth.
Howe 5, Cameron 2; Howe 7, Keota 2; Cameron 11, Keota 10: Monday in Howe, the local Lady Lions went undefeated in their own three-way, while the Lady Yellowjackets split their games.

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