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February 9th, 2015

Shae Duane McLaughlin

February 9, 2015

Shae Duane McLaughlin, 27, of Heavener died Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, at Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Oakland Cemetery, Poteau.

Benson-Womack announce engagement

February 9, 2015

Mr. and Mrs. David Benson of Poteau are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Breanna Lee Benson, to Shawn Michael Womack, son of Kendra and Randy Dewese of Fayetteville, Ark., and Mike and Joy Womack of Poteau.

The future bride recently received a Master of Arts degree in clinical mental health counseling from Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

The future groom graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith with a Bachelor of Arts degree in organizational leadership. He is employed at Arkansas Best Freight in Fort Smith.

Who got arrested?

February 9, 2015

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

February 5, 2015

Michael Anthony Fisher, CM-14-751; $5,000 bond

Man arrested after many dead animals found on ranch

February 9, 2015

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — A 54-year-old man has been arrested after eastern Oklahoma authorities say they found dozens of dead animals on his ranch.

The Muskogee County District Attorney's Office expects to charge him with multiple counts of cruelty and neglect.

The Muskogee County sheriff tells the Tulsa World about 30 dead horses and seven dead cows were found the man's 360-acre ranch this weekend.

Animal control officials received a report from someone who spotted dead horses on the man's property.

February 7th

Swinford wins Pigskin Picks finale

February 7, 2015

Robert Swinford came in last, so to speak. He won the final Poteau Daily News' Pigskin Picks Contest for the 2014 football season. He correctly predicted New England to defeat Seattle in Super Bowl XLIX last weekend, and he won the tiebreaker by only missing the final score by a point.
The Patriots held off the Seahawks 28-24.
Swinford won $50 for his winning ballot, since $25 of that was a carryover from the week before since the Pigskin Picks Contest for the Pro Bowl had to be thrown out.

Pretty in Pink

February 7, 2015

Sports Briefs

February 7, 2015

The LeFlore County Soccer Association will have a coaches meeting Feb. 17.
Practices will start the week of Feb. 19, with games starting Feb. 28.
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The second annual Hungry Like the Wolf 5k/10k fun run/walk and two-mile walk will take place beginning at noon Feb. 21 at Blues Park in Heavener. Race-day registration and packet pick-up will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Packets may also be picked up from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday at Heavener High School.
The entry fee is $20 per runner until Feb. 13. From Feb. 14 until race day, the entry fee increases to $25 per runner.

Class 4A, 3A, 2A district assignments announced; Howe, Talihina only teams named district hosts

February 7, 2015

The majoriy of the LeFlore County high school basketball teams who are in Classes 4A, 3A and 2A found out their district assignments by the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association on Thursday.
Friday night’s games for Poteau at Muldrow ended up being a prelude for their district tournament as the Lady Pirates and Pirates will head back to Muldrow in two weeks to meet in the Class 4A District Tournament.

CASC basketball teams get road sweep over Seminole State; Carl Albert squads home Monday for NOC-Tonkawa

February 7, 2015

Shooting 76.9 percent from the free-throw line, hitting 20-of-26 from the charity stripe and scoring 21 points off of 19 Seminole State turnovers proved to be the difference for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings in their 69-66 win over the Lady Belles on Thursday night in Seminole.
Outscoring the Trojans by 16 points over the last 6:30 of the first half was the key for the Vikings in their 71-66 win in Thursday night’s nightcap. With the win, the Vikings picked up the season sweep of the Trojans.

CASC softball team begins 2015 season Monday afternoon; Carl Albert Festival next weekend

February 7, 2015

The 2015 softball season will begin Monday afternoon for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings as they will play a road doubleheader at noon Monday against Oklahoma Wesleyan in Bartlesville.
“I don’t know if we’re ready to play, but we’re sure tired of practicing,” CASC coach David Holt said. “I’m really looking forward to it. We have high expectations this year, from the coaches and the players. We’re anxious to get started.”

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