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August 14th, 2014

Final Summer Series Race this weekend at RaceDay Park Mx

August 14, 2014

The final motocross race of the 2014 Summer Series will take place this weekend at RaceDay Park Mx, located on Oklahoma Highway 112 between Poteau and Cameron.
There will be organized practices from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Gates will open at 8 a.m. On Sunday, gates will open at 6 a.m., with practicing beginning at 8 a.m. Races will begin at 10 a.m.
For each paying practice fee and race entry, patrons will receive one YZ85 drawing ticket sponsored by Cargill's Yamaha with the drawing taking place at intermission on Sunday. You must be present to win.
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CLARIFICATION: Man shot in family dispute dies

August 14, 2014

Clarification
The Poteau Daily News posted on its website and Facebook page that shooting victim Doug Byrd had died after family members posted on social media Thursday afternoon that Byrd had passed, was "with God" and asked for time to grieve.
A family acquaintance, however, said Byrd remains on life support at a Tulsa hospital at this time.
Byrd, 21, formerly of Shady Point, was shot in the chest during an altercation with his stepfather over the weekend, according to law enforcement autorities.

Tuesday’s High School Baseball Roundup

August 14, 2014

LEFLORE — The 2014 fall season got going in fine fashion for the Leflore Savages baseball team as the locals routed the Battiest Panthers 15-4 in a game stopped by run rule in the fourth inning.
Trailing 3-0 in the first inning, the Savages scored three runs in the first inning to tie the game, then added a single run in the second and three runs in the third for a 7-3 lead after three innings.
Leflore’s eight-run fourth inning ended the game by run rule.
Howe 10, McCurtain 2: In McCurtain, the Lions got their first win of the season after losing 17-7 to Buffalo Valley in Monday’s opener.

2014 Red Oak Eagle Classic Bracket

August 14, 2014

Sports Briefs

August 14, 2014

Tickets still remain for the Poteau Pirates’ football season opener in the Hooten’s Kickoff Classic against Alma, Ark., at Fort Smith [Ark.] Northside High School at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 4.
Tickets for adults and students cost $7 per person, while pre-schoolers will be admitted for free.
For those wishing to purchase tickets, call Poteau coach Greg Werner at (918) 839-4572 or come by the high school or football fieldhouse.
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2014 Poteau Bandit Football League and cheerleading registration is currently underway.
Forms may be picked up at Poteau City Hall. Cost is $35 per participant.

Fallin supports limited use of cannabis oil

August 14, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says she supports the legalization of an oil derived from cannabis, but says she remains firmly opposed to legalizing all medical marijuana.

Fallin asked lawmakers Wednesday to support the legalization of cannabidiol, which is an oil derived from the marijuana plant. The oil can only be taken orally and is non-psychoactive. Research suggests it may be effective to treat toddlers with rare conditions that cause seizures and strokes.

Who got arrested

August 14, 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.

Aug. 13

Tracy Charity, failure to pay, CF-12-217A; $1,569 bond

August 13th

Poteau girls get first win of season, beat Tahlequah

August 13, 2014

Just one day after being shutout by Wister pitcher Hunter Gibson and held to only five hits, the Poteau Lady Pirates softball team not only almost doubled its hit output with nine hits in Tuesday’s home game against the Tahlequah Lady Tigers but scored their first runs of the season. The end result was the Lady Pirates picked up their first win of the season with a 5-1 victory over the Lady Tigers.

Spiro, Wister girls playing Thursday night for spot in Pocola Tournament title game

August 13, 2014

POCOLA — The Spiro Lady Bulldogs and the Wister Lady Wildcats will play Thursday night for the right to battle for the championship of the 2014 Pocola Tournament.
The Lady Bulldogs edged the host Lady Indians 2-1, while the Lady Wildcats got past the Heavener Lady Wolves 7-2 in winner’s-bracket semifinals games on Tuesday.
The Lady Bulldogs and the Lady ’Cats will play at 7 p.m. Thursday for the right to be in Friday night’s title game at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday’s High School Softball Roundup

August 13, 2014

LEFLORE — Leflore pitcher Kaylee Roath threw a no-hitter as the Lady Savages routed the Webbers Falls Lady Warriors 14-0 in the first game of Tuesday afternoon’s doubleheader.
The Lady Savages completed the sweep with a 12-1 rout in the second game.
Howe 13, Buffalo Valley 4; Soper 11, Howe 5: In Buffalo Valley, the Lady Lions split their season openers in Tuesday’s road three-way.

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WISTER — The Wister Wildcats got a home victory over the Whitesboro Bulldogs by a score of 11-2 in...
Tickets still remain for the Poteau Pirates’ football season opener in the Hooten’s Kickoff Classic...

 

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