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November 11th, 2014

Poteau junior running back closing in on school record

November 11, 2014

I have kept statistics for the Poteau Pirates for 25 years now, and I have seen many great backs tote the ball for the Pirates. I've never seen a back as prolific as Roger Barcheers.
Mike Sullivan said David had to average 250 rushing yards per game. If my calculations are right, I would have David Rolle at 5,750 yards unofficially.
At the present time, here are the top 10 Rushers of the modern era:
1. Nik McDaniel 4,356
2. Roger Barcheers 4,342
3. Eric Warren. 4,019
4. Tim Branch 3,161
5. Jace Pitchford 1,850
6. Zane Johnson 1,446
7. Niles McDaniel 1,354
8. Shawn Carnahan 1,253

What a way to celebrate Veterans Day — a night of high school basketball

November 11, 2014

Lookin’ for a way to celebrate Veterans Day, go see some high school basketball tonight. The complete schedule for tonight’s games, as well as through Monday, is at the end of this column.
Let me just say a big THANK YOU to all of our veterans, both alive and deceased, for serving our country like you are, like you have or like you did so that we can enjoy the American freedom we so richly enjoy today.
Wister at Cameron, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Kinta at Leflore, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Howe at McCurtain, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Whitesboro at Buffalo Valley, 6:30 and 8 p.m.

Basketball tournament slated Dec. 6-7

November 11, 2014

The Poteau Bandit fifth-grade football team will have a basketball tournament Dec. 6-7 at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
The tournament is open to boys and girls teams whose players are in grades three through eight. The cost is $120 per team.
For third-, fourth- and fifth-grade teams, call or text (918) 649-3217.
For sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade teams, call or text (479) 629-6087.
Text messages are preferred with the coach's name and phone number, team's name and grade as well as the number of players. Each team may have a maximum of 10 players.

November 10th

High School Boys Basketball Roundup

November 10, 2014

WISTER — The Howe Lions came to town and spoiled the home opener for the Wister Wildcats as they left with a 45-33 road victory Friday night.
The Lions, leading by a single point at 6-5 after the opening quarter, outscored the Wildcats 11-2 in the second period to take a 17-7 halftime advantage.
Trailing 32-17 after three periods, the ’Cats tried to make a comeback as they outscored the Lions 16-13 in the final quarter, but the rally fell short.

High School Girls Basketball Roundup

November 10, 2014

WISTER — The Howe Lady Lions proved to be to much as they spoiled the home opener for the Wister Lady Wildcats by posting an 82-27 road win Friday night.
The Lady Lions, only leading by four points at 17-13 after one period, outscored the Lady Wildcats 27-2 in the second quarter to take a 44-15 halftime advantage.
Cameron 67, McCurtain 58: Friday night in Cameron, the Lady Yellowjackets got their first win of the new season.
The Lady ’Jackets jumped out to a 21-11 lead after a period, but the Lady Bulldogs cut the deficit to 30-27 at halftime.

Some Wooten, Tootin' Wrestling

November 10, 2014

NWS issues fire danger warning

November 10, 2014

According to the National Weather Service: Strong south winds gusting from 30 to near 40 mph along with temperatures in the mid to upper 70s will allow any wildfires today to spread very quickly and be difficult to control. Wind will subside briefly this evening...before a strong cold front moves in and brings north winds gusting 25 to 35 mph and sharply colder temperatures. Cold temperatures will prevail from Tuesday through next weekend...with high temperatures being 15 to 25 degrees below normal.

E-cigarette firm eyes emerging cannabis oil market

November 10, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — As more states approve the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana, an Oklahoma-based electronic cigarette retailer is looking to build a national franchise.

Marijuana is illegal under federal drug laws. But voters in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C., approved ballot measures Tuesday to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, joining Washington state and Colorado. And in more than a dozen other states, medical marijuana is available.

Who got arrested?

November 10, 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

Nov. 7

Keith Allen Baker

Connie Couch

John Seitz

Natosha Clark

VIDEO: Highlights: (12) Baylor rocks (15) Oklahoma 48-14

November 10, 2014

VIDEO: Highlights: (12) Baylor rocks (15) Oklahoma 48-14
Check out highlights of the Bears' dominating win over OU.


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