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October 1st, 2014

Poteau girls lose to Heavener, Panama; Lady Wolves, Lady ’Backs play to tie

October 1, 2014

The Poteau Lady Pirates, the Heavener Lady Wolves and the Panama Lady Razorbacks played each other in a three-way on Tuesday in Panama.
The Lady Pirates fell to both teams, losing 9-8 to Heavener and 5-2 to Panama. In the first game of the trifecta, the Lady Wolves and the Lady Razorbacks played to a 6-all tie. All games were five-inning contests.

No. 2 Taihina hits the road this week to face Gore

October 1, 2014

The Talihina Golden Tigers, ranked second in the Class A poll, will look to continue their winning ways Friday night as they travel to meet the Gore Pirates in a District A-6 contest. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
The Golden Tigers opened district play last Friday night with a 66-14 rout of Savanna at Doc Robinson Stadium.

Awnings on the rise in Poteau

October 1, 2014

History is repeating itself as the former Hotel Lowrey, now home to the LeFlore County Museum gets a new look Tuesday with the placement of six awnings in original fashion above the top floor windows.
The awnings are part of the Adopt an Awning program through the LeFlore County Historical Society.
More awnings will be placed at a later date.

Lawsuit challenges Oklahoma law on abortion drugs

October 1, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Tulsa medical clinic contends in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that an Oklahoma law set to take effect later this year further restricting the use of abortion-inducing drugs in the state is an unconstitutional violation of a woman's right to choose to end her pregnancy and should be declared void.

The petition was filed in Oklahoma County District Court on behalf of Reproductive Services, a clinic that provides both surgical and medication-induced abortions.

Who got arrested?

October 1, 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

Sept. 29

Kristal J Bain, driving under suspension - Poteau; $549 bond

Arkoma Mustangs look to end losing streak Friday, entertains Keota Lions

October 1, 2014

The Arkoma Mustangs will try to end their three-game losing streak, and in the process win their first District B-4 contest, when they entertain the Keota Lions at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Mustang Field.
The Mustangs (1-3 overall, 0-3 in district play) lost 58-12 to the Weleetka Outlaws last Friday night.
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District B-4 Standings
Team District Overall +/-
Keota 3-0 4-0 +45
Dewar 3-0 4-0 +45
Caddo 2-1 2-2 +22
Weleetka2-1 2-2 +15
Wetumka 2-1 2-2 +8
Gans 2-1 2-2 +6
Canadian1-2 1-3 -22
Arkoma 0-3 1-3 -36
Haileyville 0-3 0-4 -38
Porum 0-3 0-4 -45

Bandit League teams go 4-0 against Sallisaw

October 1, 2014

SALLISAW — The Poteau Bandit League football teams went 4-0 Saturday afternoon against Sallisaw at Perry F. Lattimore Stadium.
The sixth-graders blanked Sallisaw 20-0, the fifth-grade team posted a 34-0 rout over Sallisaw, the fourth-graders shut out Sallisaw 40-0 and the third-grade squad handled Sallisaw 35-0.
The Bandit League teams will return to action this Saturday afternoon on the road against Greenwood [Ark.] Gray. The games will begin at 3 p.m., with the third-grade game first, followed by the fourth-grade contest, the fifth-grade game and the sixth-grade contest.

Twice as Nice

October 1, 2014

September 30th

Poteau JV rallies for home win over Sallisaw

September 30, 2014

With about two minutes left in the third quarter, things weren't looking too good for the Poteau Pirates junior varsity football team, down to the Sallisaw Black Diamonds 6-0 in Monday night's game at Costner Stadium. Thank goodness for football games having four quarters.
The Pirates stormed back over the final 10 minutes of the game with a 26-point outburst to rally past the Black Diamonds for a 26-6 win.
The final game of the season for the Poteau JV will be against the McAlester Buffaloes on Oct. 20 at Costner Stadium.

Red Oak girls beat Poteau in 'Pink-Out Game'

September 30, 2014

The Red Oak Lady Eagles had a couple of big innings Monday afternoon that helped them defeat the homestanding Poteau Lady Pirates 12-3 in Poteau's annual “Pink-Out Game.”
Trailing 2-0 after an inning, the Lady Eagles sent 11 batters to the plate, scoring six of them. A bases-loaded walk to Balee Davis, a two-run single by Shay Paul, a sacrifice fly by Brittany Ward, a bases-loaded walk to Shay Stacy and a wild pitch put Red Oak ahead for good at 6-2.


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