November 29th, 2013
WARNER â€” Connors State menâ€™s basketball coach Bill Muse will have his 2013 Winter Cowboys shooting and offensive skills camp at Connors State College for boys and girls Dec. 14-15.
The camp is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 14 and 1 to 6 p.m. Dec. 15.
Register by Sunday and receive a free basketball.
For information call Muse at (918) 463-6231.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all. I hope you all are getting to be with family and friends as well as having some good food.
Come Watch the Pirates Thursday Morning
The Poteau Pirates will have an open practice to the public at 8 a.m. Thursday at Costner Stadium as they prepare for Saturday afternoon's Class 4A state semifinal against the Oklahoma City Douglass Trojans at McAlester's Hook Eales Stadium. Kickoff will be at 1:30 p.m.
The online deer check station has been a hotspot this year. The numbers are looking good â€” a lot of venison on the table all across the state.
Hereâ€™s what has been checked as of Wednesday morning: 56,471 deer, 176 turkey and 42 elk. This year, my family has actually contributed to that number early. My wife, Paula, kept telling me that I sure went out a bunch and never brought home a deer. This year Iâ€™ve gotten one, and so has Cash and Koby.
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The Rev.Â Jackie Edwards of Cameron died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at his home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Pocola Heights Free Will Baptist Church under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Pocola.
Stephen W. Pickle, 52, of Poteau died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, in Poteau. Stephen was born Jan. 19, 1961, in Poteau to Herbert Norman and Mary E. (Flanary) Pickle. He was a chef. Stephen was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Teresa; sons, Kody W. Pickle of Fort Smith, Ark., Kory Parks Pickle of the home; daughter, Elizabeth Raven Pickle of Poteau; brother and sister-in-law, James and Judy Pickle of Paoli; sister and brother-in-law, Norma and Chip Sutton of Glenpool; other relatives and loved ones.Â
I think Friday night's Class 4A state quarterfinal game the Poteau Pirates played against the defending state champion Clinton Red Tornadoes had to be among the best defensive games the Pirates have ever played. The Pirates held the Red Tornadoes to only three first downs in the game, and two of those came on long hail Mary passes. The defending state champs, who are considered to be an outstanding rushing offense, made only 60 yards rushing.
Five double-figure scorers and good defensive pressure proved to be the difference for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings in their 85-78 win over the Redlands Community College Lady Cougars on Monday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Behind constant defensive pressure, the Cougars rolled past the Vikings for a 95-72 win in the second game of Monday night's Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader.
Luther Ray Parker, 87, of Blackfork, Ark., community died Monday, Nov. 25, at his home.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Big Creek Baptist Church. Burial will be in Blackfork under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener.
Robert â€śBobâ€ť Townley, 74, of Arlington, Texas, formerly of Poteau died Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. He was cremated and will be buried at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, in Oakland Cemetery in Poteau.
Oklahoma's overall unemployment rate is slowly creeping higher, according to an October report from the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission.
Due to the previous shutdown of the federal government, information about each county is unavailable at this time. State-wide, however, unemployment rates increased from 5.4 percent in September to 5.5 percent in October. The increase left 100,320 laborers of the state's estimated labor force of 1,812,690 unemployed.