July 18th, 2014
An old adage says, â€śBetter late than never.â€ť
That very well could be a thought going through the mind of Poteau football player Mason Jones.
Jones, who was a senior on last seasonâ€™s Class 4A state runner-up team, signed a letter of intent Thursday to play at Bacone College in Muskogee.
â€śThere was times when I had my doubts, but I just stayed the course,â€ť said Jones, who played fullback and cornerback for the 12-2 Pirates.
The Wister Wildcats could be celebrating a state OK Kids coach pitch championship by night's end on Saturday.
The Wildcats defeated Morrison 8-0 to advance to tonight's championship of the 2014 OK Kids Coach-Pitch State Tournament in Weatherford. The state title game is slated for 6 p.m. Saturday, with the if-game at 8 p.m.
The Wildcats softball team based out of Pocola was playing for the national title at the 10-and-Younger USSAA World Series on Friday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Kissimmee, Fla.
The Wildcats, who lost in the winner's-bracket final 8-6 to the Ohio Starz from Newark, Ohio, beat the Starz 4-0 in the first title game to force the winner-take-all game for the national title.
The â€™Cats won their first two games in bracket play, beating the Sarasota [Fla.] Heat 5-2 and The Woodlands [Texas] Hotshots 4-0 before losing in the winner's-bracket final to the Starz.
Tommy Junior LeFlore, 51, of Poteau died Monday, June 30, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Tommy was born April 13, 1963 in Poteau to Alex and Georgia (Dempsey) LeFlore. He worked for LeFlore County. He loved his job and had many friends. He was a great friend and will missed by those he loved. He was preceded in death by his wife, Karen; sister, Kathy LeFlore; brother, Roy Dempsey; his father; and mother-in-law, Vera Johnson.
James William Connelly, 89, of Fayetteville, Ark., formerly of Poteau died Thursday, July 17, 2014. in Fayetteville.
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled today [July 18] in favor of same-sex couplesâ€™ freedom to marry in Oklahoma. This is the second consecutive same ruling by thesame three-judge panel who found Utahâ€™s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
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ACCORDING TO KINGFISHER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, 5-MONTH-OLD OLIVIA SMITH HAS BEEN LOCATED. SHE WAS ABDUCTED FROM HER GUARDIAN ON THURSDAY, JULY 17, FROM CASHION, OKLA.
The Panama Boomers lost their first game in the 2014 OK Kids Prep State Tournament on Wednesday at Fuller Ballpark at Crystal Beaches in Woodward, losing 4-2 to the Weatherford Majors.
The Boomers and the Poteau Pirates, who faced off Saturday afternoon at Town Creek Park for the regional title, met Thursday afternoon for the right to stay alive in the tournament.
The final session of the 2014 Choctaw Country Club Junior Golf Clinic will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday.
The entry fee is $10 per child per week, which includes drinks each week. All ages are welcome.
At the end of the eight-week clinic, there will be a tournament, a cookout and a pool party.
For additional information, call (918) 647-3488.
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There will be a coed softball tournament beginning at 8 p.m. Friday at the Arkoma High School baseball field and will last all night.
The entry fee is $100 per team. All proceeds will benefit the Arkoma High School football program.