October 3rd, 2013
Balloons may be the main attraction, but there will plenty to do on the ground as well at this year's Poteau Balloon Fest, scheduled Oct. 18-19.
â€śWe have worked very hard to have activities and events for people of all ages," said Chris Ward, Poteau Chamber of Commerce board chairman.
This yearâ€™s event will include more than 30 teams competing in the KCBS BBQ Oklahoma State Championship Cook-Off, according to Chamber CEO Karen Wages.
The Poteau Police Department is now home to a prescription medication disposal container provided by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics.
The drop box arrived Tuesday along with OBN Director Darrell Weaver and a large group of area prevention representatives.
The Poteau Police Department location marks the 141st container placed in the state to help with the safe disposal of medication. Since the programs inception two years ago, more than 20 tons of unwanted medications have been collected, according to Weaver.
GREENWOOD, Ark. â€” The Poteau Bandit League teams went 3-1 on the day Saturday against Greenwood Blue.
The sixth-grade team won 26-0. The fourth-graders posted a 22-0 shutout, while the third-graders won 26-6.
Greenwood Blue spoiled the chance at the sweep with a 31-0 win over the Poteau fifth-graders.
The Poteau Bandit League teams will return to action next Saturday on the road against Van Buren (Ark.) White. Games will begin at 10 a.m. with the third-grade contest first, then the fourth-grade, fifth-grade and sixth-grade games to follow.
Carl Albert State College Vikings basketball coach Mike St. John would like to announce his 2013-14 signing class.
Tuesday was the opening day of deer archery and bear archery season. If you have not bought your bear tag, you are out of luck because you must buy it before archery season starts.
I do not agree with us having to buy a tag by a certain date to kill a bear, but that is the rule so I will not buy one. I may try to hunt a bear in the future, and the wildlife department is giving us more of an opportunity to kill one â€” but this year is not the year that I will hunt them.
The word â€śecstaticâ€ť was used by Poteau senior fullback Mason Jones to describe Friday night's 34-9 road win over the archrival Sallisaw Black Diamonds at Perry F. Lattimore Stadium.
â€śI was just ecstatic,â€ť Jones said. â€śI was so pumped. It felt great. I know it was big for me and the other seniors. We had never beaten them. That was a big deal. For the team, it was a good start [in District 4A-4 play] to bigger and better things.â€ť
The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team showed the Roland Lady Rangers it can win with both offensive outbursts and pitching in Tuesday afternoon's Class 4A District Tournament.
The Lady Pirates used a 12-run first inning to take the opener 14-0 in a three-inning run-rule contest.
However, Poteau used the 20-strikeout performance of senior ace RaeLynn Caldwell and one three-run inning to win the nightcap 3-0.
HEAVENER â€” A late rally lifted the Heavener Lady Wolves to a 3-2 victory over the Pocola Lady Indians in a regional-tournament tune-up for both teams on Tuesday afternoon.
The Vike @ Nite Black Light Run is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Carl Albert State College in Poteau.Â
Preregistration is open until Oct. 10 for an entry fee of $20, and $30 for registration thereafter. CASC students with a current student ID will pay an entry fee of $15. Registration forms can be found at www.carlalbert.edu or by contacting Hali Repass at email@example.com. Online registration is available at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/8189634417/es2/?rank=1. On-site registration will be from 3:30-4:30 p.m. the day of the race.
Team members Whitney Kirby, Hali Repass and Beth Phillips brought home medals for their second-place finish in the the Redman Triathalon held recently at Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City. About 30 LeFlore County residents participated in the event.