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January 13th, 2015

Who got arrested?

January 13, 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

Jan. 10

Robert Dotson, county warrants; $6,948.20 cash

January 12th

Pocola boys, Howe girls win LeFlore County Junior High Tournament titles

January 12, 2015

The Pocola Indians and the Howe Lady Lions were crowned champions of the 2015 LeFlore County Junior High Tournament on Saturday night at Carl Albert State College’s Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
The Indians rallied in the fourth quarter to down their archrivals, the Panama Razorbacks, 39-35 in Saturday night’s finals.
The Lady Lions had too much firepower from Jalei Oglesby, whose 40 points helped Howe handle Spiro 57-31.

One county tournament down, one to go; LCT Guide publishing Saturday

January 12, 2015

One LeFlore County Tournament down, one more to go — that being the high school version, which will begin Monday.
The 2015 LeFlore County Tournament Guide will be in Saturday’s edition. Thus, for those high schools that have not gotten us everything I need for this special section, I must have team photographs and numeric rosters by Wednesday. The photographs and the rosters may be e-mailed to The rosters also may be faxed to (918) 647-8198.

Poteau splits home games with Heavener on Friday night

January 12, 2015

The Poteau High School basketball teams split its Friday night home games with local rival Heavener at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
The Pirates were on fire from 3-point range, hitting 13 of them and eight of those in the second half, as they pulled away in the second half to win going away 64-45 over the Wolves.
In the girls' game, a late fourth-quarter rally by the Lady Wolves lifted them to a 40-36 win over the Lady Pirates.

Nan (Remy) Pope

January 12, 2015

Nan (Remy) Pope, 50, of Spiro died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial in New Hope Cemetery.

James Edward Moore

January 12, 2015

James Edward Moore, 56, of Poteau died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Poteau.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at New Beginnings Family Ministry in Poteau with the Rev. Don Martin officiating. Evans and Miller Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Emma Lee Skinner

January 12, 2015

Emma Lee Skinner, 69, of Poteau died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Pocola.

Emma was born Sept. 15, 1945, in Fort Smith, Ark., to Orville and Wilma (McConnell) McCroskey. She worked many years as a convenience store manager. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister.

Emma was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Bobby, Dinger and Eddie McCroskey; sister, Ann Marie McCroskey; sister-in-law, Leta McCroskey.

Nancy Jean Miller Neal

January 12, 2015

Nancy Jean Miller Neal, 68, of Poteau passed away Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Poteau.

Nancy was born March 3, 1946, in Haileyville to Vernon William and Effie Evamae (Oldaker) Lilley. She was a homemaker.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents; 1-year-old first-born son, Curtis Lee McClode; sisters, Rita Lilley, Millie Strosser; brother, Curtis Ray Lilley.

January 11th

CASC teams sweep pair from NOC-Tonkawa; Carl Albert entertains Murray State teams Monday night

January 11, 2015

Getting 15 points and nine rebounds from Vanessa Matlock proved to be the difference for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings in their 84-70 win over the Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa Lady Mavericks on Thursday night.
Holding the Mavericks to 34.6-percent shooting from the field was the key for the Vikings in their 61-53 win on Thursday night.
The CASC teams will return to action Monday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse against Murray State College. The women's contest will be at 6 p.m., followed by the men at 8 p.m.

Callahan repeats as Pigskin Picks Contest winner for seventh win of football season

January 11, 2015

Alan Callahan was the lucky man for the second straight week as he won his seventh overall Poteau Daily News’ Pigskin Picks Contest last week, going 10-5 and winning the tie-breaker — which was the score between last weekend’s Detroit-Dallas playoff game, which was won by the Cowboys 24-20. Callahan won $25 for his winning ballot.

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