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January 2nd, 2015

Who got arrested?

January 2, 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 www.ODCR.com or www.OSCN.net.

January 1, 2015

James Murphy

Charolette Knight

Stephanie Andrews I

Ricky Lee Glover

A New Year’s resolution

January 2, 2015

I hope you’ve had a great holiday season. The old year has now passed and we’re two days into the new year. Some people make New Year’s resolutions, and they’re hard to keep.
I’m going to try something simple this year. My friend, Nina Vu, a.k.a. the “Ping Pong Master, has a saying — “Wake up, be amazing and go to bed.” I like that, but I’m going to put my own wrinkle on it — “Wake up, be amazing, serve, make a new friend a day and go to bed.”

Sports Brief

January 2, 2015

The Stars softball team will have a tournament Saturday at Fort Smith (Ark.) Darby Junior High School.
The tournament is open to boys and girls in grades three through six.
The entry fee is $100 per team.
For additional information, call (479) 252-1810.

DHS Aging Services seeks nominations for awards

January 2, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Human Services Aging Services is seeking nominations for the 2015 Achievement in Aging Awards.

DHS will accept nominations until Jan. 30. Winners will be recognized for their contributions in support of older Oklahomans during the 40th Annual Oklahoma Conference on Aging May 5-7.

Award categories include Advocate of the Year, Business Partner of the Year, Professional of the Year, Program of the Year, and Individual Volunteer of the Year.

January 1st

New Year's crash claims 1 life, passenger critical

January 1, 2015

An early morning crash Thursday has taken the life of one man and critically injured another after their vehicle rolled over southwest of Bokoshe, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.

The crash claimed the life of 21-year-old Jean Thomas Craig of Sallisaw while his passenger, Benjermen Wert, 20, of Fort Smith, was transported to Sparks regional Medical Center with critical injuries, OHP said.

The crash report said both men were ejected from the vehicle, were not wearing seatbelts but it is unknown if alcohol was a factor in the accident.

December 31st, 2014

Spiro teams sweep Oden in final day of Bi-State Holiday Festival, but host squads lose to Acorn

December 31, 2014

The good news was the LeFlore County teams who were in the 2014 Heavener Bi-State Festival bested the squads from next door, but the not-so-good news was that the locals didn’t sweep the entire two day’s worth of games.
The Spiro teams went undefeated in Tuesday’s first two games of the day at the Heavener Gym, sweeping the squads from Oden, Ark. The Lady Bulldogs won 60-46, while the ’Dogs routed the Timberwolves 68-33.
However, the host Heavener teams could not follow suit as both lost to Acorn. The Lady Tigers held off the Lady Wolves 60-54 and the Tigers beat the Wolves 54-45.

Poteau Youth Wrestling Club members place at Glenpool Novice Tournament

December 31, 2014

GLENPOOL — Several wrestlers capped off Christmas week by placing at Saturday’s Glenpool Novice Tournament.
Three members came home as tournament champions.

Callahan wins sixth Pigskin Picks Contest

December 31, 2014

Alan Callahan can now say he's the sixth man. Callahan won his sixth Poteau Daily News’ Pigskin Picks Contest last week, going 7-3 and winning the tie-breaker — which was the score between Dallas and Washington last Sunday afternoon, which was won by the Cowboys 44-17.
Callahan won $25 for his winning ballot.
The Week 20 ballot for next weekend’s contest will be in Tuesday's edition. That ballot will need to be turned in by 5 p.m. Jan. 9 to be eligible for that contest’s $25 prize-winning check.

Vera Sims Griffith

December 31, 2014

Vera Sims Griffith, 83, of Shady Point died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.

She worked in accounting for Wilson Foods and McKesson Chemicals. She was preceded in death by her parents; sons, Ron Belford and Bobby Belford.
Survivors include her sons, Curt Belford of Yukon, Harold Belford of Bokoshe; granddaughters, Misty Belford of Poteau, Dawn Belford of Yukon; five great-granddaughters; one great-grandson; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

NWS: expect rain and sleet tomorrow

December 31, 2014

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
1242 PM CST WED DEC 31 2014

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-011100-
ADAIR OK-BENTON AR-CARROLL AR-CHEROKEE OK-CHOCTAW OK-CRAIG OK-
CRAWFORD AR-CREEK OK-DELAWARE OK-FRANKLIN AR-HASKELL OK-LATIMER OK-
LE FLORE OK-MADISON AR-MAYES OK-MCINTOSH OK-MUSKOGEE OK-NOWATA OK-
OKFUSKEE OK-OKMULGEE OK-OSAGE OK-OTTAWA OK-PAWNEE OK-PITTSBURG OK-
PUSHMATAHA OK-ROGERS OK-SEBASTIAN AR-SEQUOYAH OK-TULSA OK-WAGONER OK-
WASHINGTON OK-WASHINGTON AR-
1242 PM CST WED DEC 31 2014

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