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September 1st, 2014

Jerry Wayne Parnell

September 1, 2014

Jerry Wayne Parnell, 69, of Pocola, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, at Evans Memorial Chapel in Pocola. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Pocola.

Who got arrested?

September 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

Aug. 28

Kenneth Wayne Couch, CF-98-405; $65,880.30 cash

VIDEO: Mike Gundy's postgame news conference after FSU loss

September 1, 2014

VIDEO: Mike Gundy's postgame news conference after FSU loss

Watch Mike Gundy's entire postgame news conference after OSU's 37-31 season-opening loss to Florida St.

August 30th

High School Softball Roundup

August 30, 2014

CAMERON — The Arkoma Lady Mustangs doubled up the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets 4-2 Thursday afternoon, then the duo of Baylee White and Amber Cunningham combined on a one-hitter as the Lady Mustangs blanked the Cameron junior varsity 6-0.
In Arkoma’s first victory, the game was scoreless until the Lady Mustangs scored once in the fourth and sixth innings, then twice more in the seventh for a 4-0 lead.
In the second game, White struck out three batters in three innings while allowing a hit, while Cunningham allowed no hits in two innings. Faith Gotes had the hit for the Cameron JV.

Thursday’s High School Baseball Roundup

August 30, 2014

WISTER — The Wister Wildcats got a home victory over the Whitesboro Bulldogs by a score of 11-2 in a game ended by run rule after four innings.
The Wildcats jumped out to a 6-0 lead after an inning and never looked back.
Howe 9, Braggs 5; Okay 1, Howe 0: Thursday in Okay, the Lions (3-7) split their games in Thursday’s road three-way.
In the win over Braggs, the Lions broke a scoreless tie with a six-run second inning.

Sports Briefs

August 30, 2014

Tickets still remain for the Poteau Pirates’ football season opener in the Hooten’s Kickoff Classic against Alma, Ark., at Fort Smith [Ark.] Northside High School at 7:45 p.m. Thursday.
Tickets for adults and students cost $7 per person, while pre-schoolers will be admitted for free.
For those wishing to purchase tickets, call Poteau coach Greg Werner at (918) 839-4572 or come by the high school or football fieldhouse.
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The 2014 Poteau Fall Softball League and 2014 Poteau Fall Baseball League are ready to register teams for the upcoming season.

August 29th

Poteau football team shines in Thursday’s four-way scrimmage

August 29, 2014

Third-year Poteau football coach Greg Werner was a pretty happy camper after how he saw his Pirates perform in Thursday night’s final preseason tune-up in a four-way scrimmage with host Tahlequah, Hilldale and Wagoner at Northeastern State University.
The Pirates scored seven times against the other three teams. Dalton Smith had a 6-yard touchdown run and Roger Barcheers a 5-yard TD against the host Tigers.
Smith had a 13-yard scoring run and Elijah Price a 12-yard TD run against the Hornets, while Austin Archey had a 3-yard touchdown run against the Bulldogs.

Poteau girls blank Spiro

August 29, 2014

After a rough outing against the Muldrow Lady Bulldogs 48 hours before, the Poteau Lady Pirates looked sharper — and got a win as a result as they blanked the Spiro Lady Bulldogs 4-0 Thursday afternoon.

Sixth Annual Tillman Evans Memorial Point Races/Updated Point Standings

August 29, 2014

Tri-State Speedway
Aug. 23 at Pocola

Editor’s Note: Results and point standings will have the top three plus any other local racers.
Pure Stock Race
1. Zane Hunter, Alma, Ark.; 2. Jalon Brewton, Alma; 3. Jim Richesin, Van Buren, Ark.; 5. Junior Thornburg, Spiro.
Factory Stock Race
1. Shannon Cox, Greenwood, Ark.; 2. Justin Johnson, Van Buren; 3. Cecil Hayes, Huntington, Ark.
Super Stock Race

Patrick Lynch Public Library's La Fiesta tickets for sale

August 29, 2014

Tickets for the Friends of the Patrick Lynch Public Library's La Fiesta are on sale.

The event will take place Thursday, Sept. 18, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Center in Poteau.

The fundraising fiesta will feature a taco bar.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

Tickets can be purchased the Patrick Lynch Public Library.
For more information, call Glenda Wise at (918) 839-4785.

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