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May 13th, 2015

Further flooding possible as rain returns to the area

May 13, 2015

The National Weather Service in Tulsa has released a hazardous weather outlook for the week, with more chances of rain for the already flood-devastated LeFlore County.

The NWS said the flash flood risk for this evening and tonight is limited, although thunderstorms with dangerous lightning will be onset mid-afternoon across eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas, with an elevated risk for these storms.

Missing Spiro farmer's body recovered from flood waters

May 13, 2015

The body of 60-year-old Dennis Donaho, of Spiro was recovered this morning [May 13] by Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
Sheriff Rob Seale said Donaho had been missing since about 3 a.m. Monday morning after trying to remove cattle from a flooded area.
A three-day search by multiple agencies, family and friends began but high flood waters complicated the search.

Sports Photo of the Week

May 13, 2015

Panama hitting facility to help baseball, softball programs for years to come

May 13, 2015

In late February, Mother Nature left some snow in LeFlore County. If this would have been 2014, the Panama High School baseball and softball teams would not have had anywhere to truly get some hitting and fielding done to keep them in shape. However, that’s not a problem in 2015.
There’s a new hitting facility right behind the right-field fence and foul pole of the softball field for the Hogs and the Lady Razorbacks to use.

May 12th

Poteau boys golf team in fifth place at Class 4A State Tournament; defending state champion tied for eighth place at state

May 12, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Poteau Pirates golf team entered Tuesday's final 18 holes in fifth place in the team standings at the Class 4A State Tournament, which is taking place at Lake Hefner North Golf Course.
The Pirates had a team score of 328-306—634 for the first 36 holes on Monday.
The defending individual state champion, Poteau's Cody Shore, was tied for eighth place with a 77-71—148.
As for the rest of the Pirates, Ryan Ward had a 81-75—156, Bryson Terry shot an 82-81—-163, Bryce Weldon carded an 88-79—167 and Jeremiah Loggains had a 99-90—189.

CASC sophomore baseball players heading to four-year schools; Vian duo heading to UCO, while Dodd going to UAFS

May 12, 2015

Carl Albert State College has been noted for seeing its baseball players sign with four-year schools for their final two years of collegiate eligibility. The trend continues.
Three sophomores of the 2015 Vikings team have signed with four-year schools. The Vian duo of pitcher Shawn Troutman and catcher Dan Weer signed with the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, while pitcher Wyatt “Evan” Dodd, who went to Sallisaw-Central High School, signed with the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.

Oklahoma governor vetoes firearms legislation

May 12, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin has vetoed legislation opposed by the Oklahoma City Chamber that would prohibit private entities from banning firearms in parks, recreational areas or fairgrounds.

Fallin vetoed the bill Monday after chamber officials expressed concern that it could threaten dozens of Oklahoma City events, including horse shows, basketball tournaments and the Women's College World Series.

Soccer seniors want to return to state finals, avenge 2014 state semifinal loss to Santa Fe South

May 12, 2015

For the seven senior players on the Poteau Pirates soccer team, tonight’s Class 4A state semifinal match against the Oklahoma Santa Fe South Saints, which will kickoff at 6 tonight at Costner Stadium, will be a big one.

Pocola girls, Wister boys representing county at state

May 12, 2015

There will be two teams at state this week — one a bunch of diamond dolls — the Pocola Lady Indians, another a bunch of diamond guys, the Wister Wildcats.
The Lady Indians were rained out of their Class 4A State Tournament last Wednesday, but they'll try it once again this Wednesday, meeting Stratford at 11:30 a.m. at the Ballfields at Firelake. The Class 4A state bracket will appear in Wednesday's edition.

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