October 9th, 2013
By Ken Milam
PDN News Editor
Bokoshe Schools will "limp through" the rest of the year with aging buses after voters turned down a bond proposal to buy three vehicles Tuesday, Superintendent Dennis Shoup said.
The proposed $260,000 bond issue would have been used replace the district's three route buses.
The vote was 37-32 against the proposal.
The bonds would have replaced one that is soon to be retired.
"Perhaps we can work a little harder next year" if another bond issue is proposed, Shoup said.
He said all three buses date from the 1990s and have high mileage.
The Poteau Pirates junior varsity football team suffered its first loss of the season Monday night, falling 7-6 to the Sallisaw Black Diamonds.
The Poteau JV will return to action in a road game at Memorial Stadium against the homestanding Broken Bow Savages at 7 p.m. Monday, right after the freshmen's game.
Poteau Fireman Fred Hardesty answers questions by Layni White, 4, of Poteau during the Wednesday morning observation of Fire Prevention Week at the First United Methodist Church preschool in Poteau.
PDN photo by Kim Ross
VAN BUREN, Ark. â€” The Poteau Bandit League teams went 3-1 on Saturday against Van Buren White.
The sixth-graders won 28-0, while the fourth-graders and third-graders won by identical scores of 13-6.
The only blemish on the day came in the fifth-grade contest, which was won by Van Buren White 34-0.
It was a rough home loss last week for the Panama Razorbacks, who lost 34-0 last Friday night to the Hartshorne Miners at George Ollie Stadium. However, this week, it's a new opponent â€” the Antlers Bearcats â€” and an opportunity to rebound.
â€śThat game is in the past, and the kids know they can't do anything about it,â€ť Panama coach Brandon Ellis said. â€śWe're moving forward, preparing for this game.â€ť
The Bearcats (2-3, 0-2 in District 2A-6) will come calling on the Hogs (3-2, 1-1) at 7:30 p.m. this Friday at George Ollie Stadium.
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District 2A-6 Standings
Team Dist. All +/-
The Arkoma Mustangs football team appears to be on a mission. For the second straight week, the Mustangs dominated a District C-4 opponent, with the latest being a 48-0 rout of Southwest Covenant on Friday night in Yukon.
â€śIt was a huge road win for us,â€ť Arkoma coach Mark Weatherton said. â€śThey've got a good team. Our defense was fantastic. We had a couple of goal-line stands to preserve our shutout, one of them came on the first drive of the game. We executed the game play perfectly. We couldn't have played any better. It was a great win.
With the Poteau Lady Pirates softball team reloading after losing six of its starters to graduation from last fall's team, some may have wondered if the success would still happen. It has.
The Lady Pirates have amassed a 26-8 record, five straight LeFlore County fast-pitch titles and 11 straight district titles.
â€śI think our chemistry has really clicked,â€ť senior first baseman Chelsey Campbell said. â€śThe freshmen have really helped us. Everybody has stepped up like they needed to.â€ť
Tri-State Speedway, Pocola
Pure Stock Race
1. Marshall Penson, Van Buren, Ark.; 2. Zane Hunter, Alma, Ark.; 3. David Church, Mountainburg, Ark.; 4. Tyler Chambers, Talihina; 5. Charlie Brummett, Mountainburg; 6. Lowell Steward, Rudy, Ark.; 7. Jack Muhlhauser, Chouteau; 8. Chris Jenkins, Hulbert; 9. Cody Collingsworth, N/A; 10. Jesse Garner, Alma; 11. Mike Allen, Van Buren.
Economy Modified Race
CASC Students (l.to r.) Jacob Lawson, Makayla McGehee and Cheyenne Spencer visited the shelter recently and donated cat food, treats, leashes, toys, and bedding they purchased by soliciting donations to help the 60-plus rescued animals awaiting adoption at Poteau Valley Humane Society. Spencer will be competing in the Miss CASC Pageant held in November and has chosen animal abuse as her platform.