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October 1st, 2014

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.

Heavener girls get past Quinton

September 30, 2014

HEAVENER — The Heavener Lady Wolves posted a 9-6 victory over the Quinton Lady Savages on Monday afternoon.
Trailing 4-0 after three innings, the Lady Wolves tied the game at 4 with a four-run fourth inning, then took the lead for good with a single run in the fifth inning and four runs in the sixth for a 9-4 lead entering the final inning.
Class 2A Regional Tournament at Oktaha to Start Wednesday

Juanita Transue

September 30, 2014

Juanita Transue, 89, of Talihina died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at her home.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Old Talihina Cemetery under the direction of Burkhart Funeral Service.

Playoffs getting hot and heavy now; Diamond Notes Column will move to Wednesdays beginning next week (WITH CORRECT SITE OF CLASS 3A REGIONAL TOURNAMENT)

September 30, 2014

The postseason of the 2014 fast-pitch softball and fall baseball seasons is heating up. Poteau will begin its softball playoffs Wednesday in the Class 4A District Tournament at Broken Bow, while Heavener, Spiro, Panama, Pocola, Wister, Arkoma and Whitesboro will be in regional tournaments this week with the shot at making state — which will be next week.
The Cameron Yellowjackets will have two shots at making next week's Class A State Tournament at this week's regional tournament, in which both the champion and consolation champion make state.

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