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December 16th

W.A. Busby

December 16, 2014

W.A. Busby, 74, of McAlester, formerly of Poteau died Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at his residence in the Bugtussle area.

Spiro girls win Wilburton Tournament; Poteau girls, Red Oak boys capture consolation championships on Saturday; Bulldogs end tournament with two-game losing streak to end up fourth

December 16, 2014

The Spiro Lady Bulldogs had a successful start to their basketball season as they won the Wilburton Tournament, downing the Stigler Lady Panthers 40-37 in Saturday night’s title game at the Wilburton Gym. The Lady Bulldogs reached the championship with a 40-36 victory over the host Wilburton Lady Diggers on Friday night.
The Poteau Lady Pirates and the Red Oak Eagles also claimed hardware on Saturday afternoon, each winning their consolation championship games. The Lady Pirates rallied to beat the Hartshorne Lady Miners 53-35, while the Eagles held off the Eufaula Ironheads 52-45.

Howe teams sweep Green Valley Conference Tournament titles

December 16, 2014

CAMERON — Both Howe teams were seeded No. 1 coming into the third annual Green Valley Conference Tournament, and that’s exactly “Howe” they finished.
The Lions defeated the tournament-host Cameron Yellowjackets 54-36 in Saturday night’s finals after beating Wister 62-55 in Friday night’s championship semifinals. Cameron made the finals with a 67-54 victory over Arkoma in Friday’s other championship semifinal.
The Wildcats defeated the Mustangs 70-59 in Saturday’s third-place game.

LCT seeding meeting Wednesday

December 16, 2014

The 2015 LeFlore County Tournament seeding meeting will be Wedmesday night at the Howe High School cafeteria. The Lions and Lady Lions are this season's host teams.
Yours truly will attend and will have a story for Friday's edition.
Junior High Basketball Team Photographs, Rosters Needed
The 2015 LeFlore County Junior High Basketball Tournament Guide will be published Jan. 3. The Tournament will be Jan. 5-10.

December 15th

VIDEO: Cowboys beat Eagles, stay perfect on the road

December 15, 2014

Kirk Morrison breaks down the Cowboys' win.

Volunteers needed at National Cemetary to help with wreaths today

December 15, 2014

Last night's storm has blown down almost all the wreaths in every section of the Fort Smith National Cemetery that were laid on the headstones during Saturday’s Christmas Honors’ event. Volunteers are needed to stop by today to help reset the wreaths.

Who got arrested?

December 15, 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

Dec. 11

Billy Wade Vincent Jr.

Bobby Newkirk

Sheryl Lynn Watts

December 14th

Poteau runner signs with Oklahoma City University

December 15, 2014

No one ever knows what tomorrow will bring, but Poteau High School cross country/track runner Sheridan Hoyer got very nice surprise one morning when Oklahoma City University wanted her services. The Poteau senior made official when she signed with OCU in a signing ceremony Friday afternoon inside the high school.
“I’m extremely excited,” Hoyer said. “I thought I’d never be running for a college team. To have this opportunity is just incredible. I’m looking forward to it.”

Swinford wins fourth Pigskin Picks Contest

December 15, 2014

Robert Swinford won his fourth Poteau Daily News Pigskin Picks Contest of the season last week. He went 6-4, but won the tie-breaker as he was closest to the Talihina-Cashion Class A state semifinal contest last weekend — which was won by Cashion 48-32. Swinford won $25 for his victory.
Swinford is in line for the grand prize at the end of this football season's contest, which will run until Super Bowl XLIX in February.

December 13th

Poteau wrestlers dominate Van Buren in season opener; Pirates have home-opening dual Monday night against Quinton

December 13, 2014

VAN BUREN, Ark. — The 2014-15 high school wrestling season could not have started off any better for the Poteau Pirates as they routed the Van Buren Pointers 64-18 with the youngest squad in school history that featured six freshmen in the starting line-up.
The Pirates won 11 of the 14 matches.
The Pirates will have their home opener at 7 p.m. Monday against the Quinton Savages at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse. The junior high team, which spent this weekend at the Cleveland Tournament, will have its dual with the Savages at 6 p.m.

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