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January 6th

Arson suspected in police department fire

January 6, 2014

Arson is suspected in a fire that damaged a small part of the Rock Island Police Department Sunday evening.
According to Oklahoma Fire Marshal Investigator Tony Rust, it appears an ignitable fluid was splashed on the northeast corner of the building. Rust said a passerby noticed the fire and notified authorities.
The Hogeye Fire Department responded to the fire but according to first responders, the fire had gone out before their arrival.
The building, which is constructed out of metal, sustained about $2,500 in damage, according to Rust.

January 4th

A Look Back at 2013

January 4, 2014

2014 LeFlore County Tournament seeding meeting will take place Wednesday night

January 4, 2014

The seeding meeting for the 2014 LeFlore County High School Basketball Tournament will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Western Sizzlin'.
All high school coaches are urged to attend.
The 82nd LeFlore County Tournament will begin Jan. 20, with this year's host school being Talihina High School. The LCT Guide will be published in the Jan. 18 edition.
Team numeric rosters and photographs of all 13 schools will need to be submitted to PDN Sports Editor David Seeley at or

First annual 'Hungry Like the Wolf' Fun Run/Walk scheduled Feb. 22

January 4, 2014

HEAVENER — The first annual “Hungry Like the Wolf” 5k/10k Fun Run and 5K Fun Walk will take place at noon Feb. 22 at Blues Park.
The entry fee is $20 per runner or walker until Feb. 6. Beginning Feb. 7, the entry fee will increase to $25. Checks need to be made out to Heavener Public Schools. All proceeds will benefit the Heavener cross country and track programs.
For additional information, call Kristen Andrews at (918) 653-4307. Entries may be mailed to: Kristen Andrews, c/o Heavener High School, P.O. Box 698, Heavener, OK 74937.

January 3rd

Ester Brown

January 3, 2014

Ester Brown, 84, of Spiro died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel.

Bobby Gene Barnes

January 3, 2014

Bobby Gene Barnes, 78, of Okmulgee, formerly of Poteau died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, in Okmulgee. Bobby was born Oct. 18, 1935, in Anna, Texas, to Ray and Mary (Henry) Barnes. He was a truck driver. Bobby was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.
Survivors include his wife Doris of the home; four sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Patty Barnes of Okmulgee, Jack and Virginia Barnes of Fort. Smith, Ark., John Barnes and James Barnes of Arizona; numerous grand and great-grandchildren; brother, David Barnes of Idaho; other relatives and loved ones; many beloved friends.

Poteau Hoopsters Return to Action Saturday Afternoon

January 3, 2014

Arkoma receiver makes East All-State teams; Sweeten becomes first Mustang to make OCA All-State Team

January 3, 2014

The 2013 high school football season was a historic one for the Arkoma Mustangs as they won their first-ever playoff game, a 70-24 rout of the Timberlake Tigers on Nov. 15 at Mustang Field in the opening round of the Class C playoffs. Now, one more piece of history can be added to the record books.
Senior wide receiver Tanner Sweeten was not only named to the 8-Man All-State East Team, but he was also the first Arkoma player to ever be named to the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State East Team.

CASC basketball teams gearing up for second half of hoop season; Lady Vikings, Vikings resume action Tuesday night at Coffeyville, Kan.

January 3, 2014

The Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings and Vikings basketball teams will look to avenge two losses to Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College on Tuesday night in Coffeyville. The women will play at 6 p.m., with the men to follow at 8 p.m.
The Lady Vikings are 7-5, and CASC women's coach Jeff Tadtman talked about two main things that need to happen to come away with a road win.
“The two keys are for us to be able to score the basketball and to rebound better,” he said.
The Ravens' defensive pressure was huge in their win in the first meeting this season.

January 2nd

Silver Ball Presentation on Saturday

January 2, 2014

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