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February 9th, 2015

Poteau teams suffer road losses to Muldrow

February 9, 2015

A basket with seven seconds left in regulation was the game-winner for the Muldrow Bulldogs, who celebrated homecoming with a 48-47 victory over the Poteau Pirates on Friday night in Muldrow.
The Lady Pirates had an early lead, but from there it was all Lady Bulldogs as they made it a homecoming sweep of Poteau with a 42-25 victory.

Friday’s High School Girls Basketball Roundup

February 9, 2015

RED OAK — The Howe Lady Lions will have to wait until next season to try for another unbeaten season.
The Red Oak Lady Eagles handed the Lady Lions their first loss of the season with a 65-52 win Friday night at C.C. Gillespie Fieldhouse.
The Lady Eagles jumped out to a 12-5 lead after a period en route to a 32-17 halftime lead.
Heavener 38, Talihina 21: On Chris Gillespie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium in Talihina, leading 7-6 after a quarter, the Lady Wolves outscored the Lady Golden Tigers 18-5 in the second period to take a 25-11 halftime lead.

Friday’s High School Boys Basketball Roundup

February 9, 2015

TALIHINA — The Talihina Golden Tigers got a home victory Friday night on Chris Gillespie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium, beating the Heavener Wolves 57-28.
The Golden Tigers, trailing 7-6 after a period, outscored the Wolves 17-3 in the second quarter to take a 26-10 halftime lead.
Wister 82, Keota 53: In Keota, the Wildcats led 17-14 after one quarter, 33-29 at halftime and 59-47 going into the final period.
Cameron 55, McCurtain 46: In McCurtain, the Yellowjackets, who trailed 21-19 at halftime, outscored the Bulldogs 15-10 in the third quarter to take a 34-31 lead into the final period.

Charles G. Evans

February 9, 2015

Charles G. Evans, 79, of Monroe died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, in Heavener.

Charles was born Aug. 12, 1935, in Monroe to John S. and Dollie (Gregory) Evans. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Charles worked as a ranch foreman.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Opal Hicks and Jewell Garrett; brothers, Carmet and Wilford Evans.

Robert Giles Holt

February 9, 2015

Robert Giles Holt, 84, of Vian died Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, in Vian. Services were held Monday, Feb. 9, at Dowden-Robert Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Heavener.

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.

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