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October 24th, 2013

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October 24, 2013

Buccaneer Basketball registration has begun. Registration forms can be picked up at Poteau City Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Cost to register is $25 per player and deadline to enter is Friday. Anyone interested in coaching a team needs to contact Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939.
Also, coaches are needed for some of the league's teams. Four coaches are needed for girls teams in the first-second grade division and the fifth-sixth grade division.
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The Stars Basketball Tournament will take place Nov. 2-3 at the Spiro High School Multipurpose Gym.

October 23rd

Search for missing plane, pilot continues

October 23, 2013

The search for a plane believed to have crashed near Pipe Springs Road resumed Wednesday morning after nightfall halted the search Tuesday night.
According to the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department, the search began after they were notified by the Federal Aviation Administration that a Piper 28, black, yellow and white in color had failed to make it's destination.
Elmer Ray Broadbent, 71, of Heber Springs, Ark., reportedly left Searcy, Ark., Monday at about 1:30 p.m headed to Elk Springs, Okla. Broadbent never arrived, according to officials.

Poteau JV beats McAlester, freshmen lose to end season; PKMS teams travel to McAlester Thursday; Broken Bow games will not be rescheduled

October 23, 2013

McALESTER — The Poteau Pirates junior varsity football team ended the season on a high note with a 14-12 win over the McAlester Buffaloes on Monday night at Hook-Eales Stadium.
However, the Poteau freshmen fell 40-20 in their season finale.
The Pansy Kidd Middle School teams will conclude their seasons Thursday at McAlester, with games beginning at 5 p.m. at Hook-Eales Stadium.
The Raiders' home games with Broken Bow that were canceled due to poor field conditions on Oct. 15 will not be rescheduled.

Arkoma in District C-4 showdown Friday night at Thackerville

October 23, 2013

The biggest game this season for the Arkoma Mustangs football team will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday as they travel to meet Class C's fourth-ranked Thackerville Wildcats at Thackerville's Wildcat Stadium in a crucial District C-4 contest.
The Mustangs (4-2, 4-1 in district play) have won three straight games since losing a heart-breaking 43-42 game to the Maud Tigers on Sept. 20. Arkoma has beaten Sasakwa (81-32), Southwest Covenant (48-0) and Midway (65-28).

Can you give me a push?

October 23, 2013

A church deacon was sleeping comfortably during a very heavy rain storm when the door bell rang at 2 a.m. He staggered putting on his robe and slippers. Then, when he opened the front door, he encountered a very drunk man standing in the downpour. The drunkard asked him if he could give him a push. The deacon said no, then slammed the door in his face. He went back to bed and laid down.

Sports Briefs

October 23, 2013

Buccaneer Basketball registration has begun. Registration forms can be picked up at Poteau City Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Cost to register is $25 per player and deadline to enter is Friday. Anyone interested in coaching a team needs to contact Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939. The draft will be today.
Also, coaches are needed for some of the league's teams. Four coaches are needed for girls teams in the first-second grade division and the fifth-sixth grade division.
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October 22nd

Unemployment rate drops in LeFlore County

October 22, 2013

The majority of Oklahoma reported lowered unemployment rates during August, LeFlore County included.
According to a report by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, LeFlore County has been ranked 74 out of Oklahoma's 77 counties in terms of unemployment for August. Only three other counties reported a worse unemployment rate than LeFlore County with Latimer County holding the highest rate across the state.

Heavener cross country runners see season end at regional meet

October 22, 2013

HENRYETTA — The Heavener High School cross country teams saw their seasons come to an end at Saturday's Class 3A Regional Meet as neither the teams nor individuals qualified for this weekend's state meet at Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech Center in Shawnee.
The Lady Wolves had only two individuals as Gloriann Staines was 61st (16:37) and Brenda Macias was 84th (19:56).
The cut-off mark for state-meet qualification was around 13:30.

Sports Briefs

October 22, 2013

Buccaneer Basketball registration has begun. Registration forms can be picked up at Poteau City Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Cost to register is $25 per player and deadline to enter is Friday.
Anyone interested in coaching a team needs to contact Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939.
The draft will be Wednesday.
Also, coaches are needed for some of the league's teams. Four coaches are needed for girls teams in the first-second grade division and the fifth-sixth grade division.
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Might be time for OSU to put Walsh back on the Chelf; OSU beats TCU to make it happy homecoming

October 22, 2013

STILLWATER — It was a happy homecoming for the Oklahoma State Cowboys, who beat the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs 24-10 Saturday in front of a record-setting crowd of 59,638 at Boone Pickens Stadium.
Still, the offense for the Cowboys (5-1 overall, 2-1 in Big 12 play) is sputtering. It most certainly did in the opening quarter as starting quarterback J.W. Walsh threw two interceptions — granted one happened as he was hit while making his throw.

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