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August 27th, 2014

Poteau football team in final preseason tune-up Thursday night; Pirates will be in four-way scrimmage with host Tahlequah, Hilldale, Wagoner at NSU

August 27, 2014

The Poteau Pirates football team will get one more shot at ironing out the kinks before playing Alma, Ark., at 7:45 p.m. Sept. 4 in the Hooten’s Classic at Fort Smith [Ark.] Northside.
The Pirates will be in a four-way scrimmage with host Tahlequah, Hilldale and Wagoner Thursday night at Northeastern State University.

Tuesday’s High School Softball Roundup

August 27, 2014

A six-run sixth inning propeled the Muldrow Lady Bulldogs to a 10-6 come-from-behind win over the Poteau Lady Pirates on Tuesday afternoon.
After trailing 4-0 after two innings and 6-4 entering the fifth inning, the Lady Bulldogs scored six runs in the sixth inning, aided by three of Poteau’s six errors in the frame, to take a 10-6 lead.
Howe 10, Whitesboro 7; Smithville 6, Whitesboro 2: In Whitesboro, the Lady Lions jumped out to a 2-0 in the first inning en route to a 5-1 lead in the third inning.

Tuesday’s/Late Monday’s High School Baseball Roundup

August 27, 2014

HOWE — Cameron pitcher Dillon Jackson struck out 12 batter and threw a one-hitter as the Yellowjackets defeated the Howe Lions 4-0 Tuesday afternoon at Lions Field.
Jackson allowed only a single to Howe’s Chase Blake for his only blemish on the day.
The ’Jackets scored once in the second inning, twice in the fourth inning and once in the fifth inning.
Wister 10, Buffalo Valley 2: Tuesday in Wister, Wister pitcher Scotty Gibson got his first win of the season as he threw a four-hitter with 13 strikeouts.

Mary Lou (Goodwin) Courtney - Area of Service Changed

August 27, 2014

Mary Lue (Goodwin) Courtney, 69, of Poteau, died Aug. 26, 2014, in Poteau.

She was born March 5, 1945, in Cameron to Herman T. and Aleen (Owen) Goodwin. She was a homemaker and retired residential property manager.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Dick Wilkerson

August 27, 2014

Dick Wilkerson, 81, of Poteau died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Poteau.
Services are pending with Evans and Miller Funeral Home.

DEQ recommends caution on lakes, rivers and streams

August 27, 2014

During this Labor Day holiday, many Oklahomans may be planning a trip to one of the state’s lakes, rivers, or streams to enjoy swimming, boating, canoeing and other water activities. While the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) encourages Oklahomans to visit the state’s many natural water bodies, the agency reminds residents to be cautious.

One killed in accident near Smithville

August 27, 2014

A 19-year-old Springdale, Ark., man is dead after he was thrown from the vehicle he was riding in.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Tom Wutkan was a passenger in a 2002 Chevy SUV at about 10:36 a.m. Sunday when the accident happened.
The Chevy, driven by Souvenir Kabua, 19, of Springale was southbound on U.S, Highway 259 about two miles west of Smithville, when the vehicle went off the left side of the road, struck a guardrail and overturned two and one-half times.

VIDEO: Big 12 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Montage

August 27, 2014

VIDEO: Big 12 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Montage
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has raised nearly $80 million over the last month. These viral videos have been sweeping Big 12 campuses, as administrators and coaches have been heavily involved in raising awareness and money.

Who got arrested?

August 27, 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. 26

Scott Piovesan, FD-99-064; $31,714 cash bond

Howe girls split four games at last weekend's Robbers Cave Shootout; Cameron girls go 1-2

August 27, 2014

WILBURTON — The Howe Lady Lions softball team went 2-2 in its four games last weekend in the Robbers Cave Shootout. The Lady Lions beat Cameron 4-1 and Keota 7-6, but lost 12-2 to host Wilburton and 3-1 to Wetumka.
The Lady Yellowjackets went 1-2 in the event. After losing to Howe, the Lady ’Jackets split two games with Wetumka, winning 6-4 but losing 5-1.
Editor's note: Arkoma was scheduled to be in the event, but no results from any of their games in the Shootout were reported by press time.

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