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September 4th, 2014

Area organizations helping with preparation for Walk, Run of Dye

September 4, 2014

Members of the Poteau Women's League help prepare packets for Saturday's Walk, Run or Dye 5k hosted by the Poteau Chamber of Commerce.
The event will start at Poteau City Hall at 10 a.m. Registration the day of the race is from 8:45 a.m. until 9:45 a.m.
For more information or to register contact the chamber at (918) 647-9178.

Who got arrested?

September 4, 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 www.ODCR.com or www.OSCN.net.

Sep. 3

Alicia Dawn Ralph, CF-13-273, CF-13-273, $936 cash bond

Tuesday’s High School Baseball Roundup

September 4, 2014

LEFLORE — The combination of David Morris and Travis White threw a no-hitter as the Leflore Savages routed the Panola Bearcats 11-0 in the final game of Tuesday’s three-way. The Savages opened the day with an 8-2 win over the McCurtain Bulldogs.
In the win over Panola, Morris pitched the first three innings with seven strikeouts, while Travis White pitched the final inning with a strikeout.
In the victory over McCurtain, the Savages broke a scoreless tie with a three-run second inning for a 3-0 lead, which was never relinquished.

Tuesday’s High School Softball Roundup

September 4, 2014

WHITESBORO — The duo of Shania McKosky and Lexey Branscum combined to no-hit the Panola Lady Bearcats 16-0 Tuesday afternoon.
McKosky, who got her first win of the season, pitched the first and last inning of Tuesday’s three-inning, run-rule contest, striking out five hitters and allowing no hits. Branscum, who was 2-for-3 with three runs batted in, pitched the second inning, fanning three batters and keeping the Lady Bearcats hitless.
Heavener 15, Stigler 1: In Heavener, the Lady Wolves broke the game open with a five-run opening inning.

Poteau cross country runners participate in Tulsa University Hurricane Festival

September 4, 2014

TULSA — The Poteau High School cross country runners participated in the Tulsa University Hurricane Festival on Saturday at the Tulsa Zoo.
The race was broken down into classifications, seniors down to freshmen.
Three Lady Pirates were in the senior division, with Sheridan Hoyer medaling as she was ninth (6:22) on the one-mile course. Melanie Johnson was 32nd (8:24) and Taryn Shelton was 37th (9:30).
In the junior division, Kandace Standridge was runner-up (5:59) to be another Poteau medalist. Kenzi Brown was 17th (7:06), Iris Ocampo was 20th (7:22) and Taylor Darneal was 24th (7:26).

September 3rd

Poteau begins 2014 season Thursday night in Hooten’s Classic against Alma [Ark.] Airedales; tickets still available from PHS athletic department

September 3, 2014

The 2014 football season is finally here for the Poteau Pirates, who will begin the latest gridiron campaign at 7:45 p.m. Thursday against the Alma [Ark.] Airedales in the Hooten’s Classic at Mayo-Thompson Stadium at Fort Smith [Ark.] Northside High School. Two other Arkansas schools, Shiloh Christian and Charleston, will play at 5:30 p.m.
“We’re all tired of practicing,” Poteau third-year coach Greg Werner said. “We’re ready to play games. It’s always nice to come to practice when it’s game week. There’s a great feeling in the air, and we’re ready for it.”
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PKMS football teams start season with home sweep of Broken Bow

September 3, 2014

The 2014 seasons got underway in fine fashion for the Pansy Kidd Middle School football teams Tuesday at Costner Stadium as both teams beat Broken Bow.
The eighth-graders got a 6-0 win over the Savages, after the seventh-graders handled the Savages 34-8.
Both PKMS teams will face McAlester on Sept. 11 at Hook-Eales Stadium in McAlester. The seventh-grade game will begin at 5 p.m. and the eighth-grade contest at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Talihina opens season Thursday night against Wilburton Diggers

September 3, 2014

The Talihina Golden Tigers made it to the Class A state semifinals last season, and they want to begin such a run in 2014, which will begin with Thursday night’s season opener on the road against the Wilburton Diggers. Kickoff is 7 p.m.
“We had two great scrimmages,” Talihina coach Kelly Gravitt said. “The main thing is we came out of them healthy. Our last scrimmage we had great looks against one of the top teams in Class 2A in Vian. Now, it’s game week. The guys are ready to go against the Diggers.”
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VIDEO: Michael Sam Signed to Cowboys' Practice Squad

September 3, 2014

VIDEO: Michael Sam Signed to Cowboys' Practice Squad.

Michael Sam's second chance will be with the Dallas Cowboys. Coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday that the league's first openly gay player will be added to the practice roster. (Sept. 3)

Inmate escaped from Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center

September 3, 2014

The LeFlore County Sheriff's Department said that inmate Forrest Thomas Devitt fled from the Jim Hamilton Correctional Center in Hodgen Tuesday night. 

The center is located in Hodgen, Oklahoma, south of Heavener, and is a minimum-security correctional center.

Devitt is described as 22-years-old, a white male, 5'9" height, 134 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes and two tattoos - a snowman on his left arm and “6-4-69” on his right.

According to the department, Devitt is considered armed and dangerous.

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