April 7th, 2014
Dylan Andrew Potter, 19, of Wister died Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Wister. Dylan was born Nov. 7, 1994, in Poteau to Charles Andrew Jr. and Joanie Marie (Phillips) Potter. He worked in construction. Dylan was preceded in death by his brother, Riley Andrew Potter; maternal great-grandma, Easter Buckner â€śGrandma Buttonsâ€ť; paternal grandfather, Charley Potter Sr.; paternal grandmother, Barbara Hays.
Troy Franklin Riddle, 86, of Blanchard, died April 3, 2014, in Norman. He was born May 9, 1927, in Cox City, to John Franklin and Emma (Dutton) Riddle.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Troy married Irma Sue Clay on Sept. 16, 1951, in Poteau. Troy worked as a maintenance supervisor at both Will Rogers and Wiley Post Airports for many years and was a member of Knob Hill Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. He enjoyed woodworking, building things and playing golf.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Debra Sue Mudd; and great granddaughter, Madison Lee Ann Arnold.
Poteau Police and Fire are responding to a two-vehicle accident at the corner of Holson and Harper Avenues in Poteau [April 7 5:20 p.m.]
One vehicle is reported to have flipped onto its top and one person possibly injured.
Representatives of Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center, the LeFlore County Hospital Authority and other medical providers spoke to the LeFlore County Commissioners Monday regarding a vote for a half cent sales tax to support the hospital.
Further discussion is planned after the representatives of the hospital provide the commissioners with detailed information about the expenditures of the money being sought before they will vote on an election resolution.
More than 500 candidates are expected to file for 2014 state and federal elections April 9-11 at the State Capitol in Oklahoma City.
Filing will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday in the north hall of the Capitolâ€™s second floor outside Room 230.
To download a candidate filing packet or get other information about the filing period, visit the state Election Boardâ€™s website: http://elections.ok.gov.
The Poteau Industrial Authority, Water Authority and City Council will hold their regular monthly meeting tonight [April 7] at City Hall beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The first day of the LeFlore County Slow-Pitch Tournament has been canceled due to wet fields at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
Monday's games will take place on Tuesday, same times. The rest of the tournament's schedule has not yet been rescheduled.
Winner-Take-All Title Game
Spiro 11, Poteau 9
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LeFlore County Tournament All-Tournament Team
Most Valuable Player â€” Hunter Wilson, Spiro
Spiro â€” Colby Demato, Jason Hickman, Colton Harper, Paden Dunn.
Poteau â€” Jace Pitchford, Kaydon Evans, Michael Didway, Davey Bullard.
Pocola â€” Connor Mangham, Ricky Manzano, Tanner Francis.
Cameron â€” Samuel Humphries.
Heavener â€” Colby McGee.
Leflore â€” Chance Long.
Panama â€” Gabe Harp.
Wister â€” Austin Vanhook, Cody Holzhammer.
The Muldrow Lady Bulldogs came to town and handled the Poteau Lady Pirates 14-2 Thursday afternoon.
The Lady Bulldogs scored four runs in the first inning and six in the second inning for a 10-0 lead. A two-run fourth inning put the game into run-rule status.
Pocola 6, McCurtain 5: In Pocola, the Lady Indians used a four-run fifth inning to rally from a 5-2 deficit to get the come-from-behind win.
Howe 14, Keota 11: In Keota, in a battle of Lady Lions, Howe broke a 9-all tie with a two-run fourth inning and a three-run sixth inning to take a 14-9 lead.
MUSKOGEE â€” Poteau golfer Hannah Ward, the two-time Class 4A defending state champion and soon-to-be Arkansas-Little Rock Lady Trojan golfer, won the Hilldale Invitational on Thursday at Cobblestone Golf Course. Ward shot a 75.
As a team, the Lady Pirates were runners-up to Eufaula by a shot. The Lady Ironheads had a 353, with the Lady Pirates coming in at 354. The Lady Pirates did beat host Hilldale (356) and Muskogee (358).