March 4th, 2013
A man accused of robbing a Heavener store has been sentenced to life in prison by District Judge Jon Sullivan.
John Thomas Akin, 38, of Poteau, was convicted of conjoint robbery by a jury in January. He was accused of robbing the El Soliceto store in Heavener in April. He was charged in the crime after a forensic report from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation matched a palm print taken from the cash register to Akin.
On Friday he appeared before Sullivan who sentenced him to life in prison, confirming the suggested sentence given by the jury.
The town of Leflore will hold a regular biannual meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in the community center.
The agenda includes approving minutes of the Aug. 6, 2012, meeting, reading and approving financial reports, and any new business that may be presented.
The next meeting will be held Sept. 3.
This year Friends of Wister Library will partner with Wister Pride for the annual turkey dinner at 11 a.m. Sunday in the school cafetorium.
Proceeds will go toward improvements of the city park.
The meal will be $6 for adults $4 for children. The menu includes turkey and dressing, green beans, potatoes, cranberry sauce, hot rolls and desserts.
For more information or to donate to the project, call Garner at (918) 647-7819 or Leslie Langley at (918) 655-7654.
Northern Oklahoma College-Enid hit 26 of 31 free throws helping the Lady Jets to a 68-60 win over the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings to spoil Sophomore Night on Thursday at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Despite Adrian Webber's 14 points, it was not enough for the Vikings to win on Sophomore Night as they lost the nightcap 66-51 to the Jets.
It took until late Saturday, but the Carl Albert State College basketball teams finally found out who and where they will play their Monday night opening-round games in the Region II Tournament.
The Lady Vikings will entertain the Western Oklahoma State College Lady Pioneers at 7 p.m. Monday at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
The Vikings will hit the road to meet the Seminole State College Trojans at 7 p.m. Monday in Seminole.
The 2013 high school golf schedule will begin for the Poteau Pirates junior varsity and the Heavener Wolves teams on Monday.
The Pirates and the Wolves will participate at the Stigler Invitaional, which will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at Brier Creek Golf Course in Stigler.
This was the first baseball game of the year for both the Poteau Pirates and the Muldrow Bulldogs, and it was what you would envision it to be. With the exception of Michael Didway's one inning of pitching, the pitchers on both sides struggled finding the strike zone in Friday afternoon's opener at Carl Albert State College's Ival Goodman Field.
BYNG â€” The 2012-13 basketball season came to an end for the Spiro Bulldogs on Thursday night as they lost 81-74 to the Lexington Bulldogs in the Class 3A Area Tournament consolation quarterfinals at Byng High School's Bill Kohler Fieldhouse. The local â€™Dogs end the season at 18-9.
Kiowa Girls Make Class A State Semifinals
The Kiowa Cowgirls, featuring former Panama Lady Razorback Lauren Smith, made it to Friday night's Class A State Tournament semifinals.
The Cowgirls used a fourth-quarter rally to down the Fort Cobb-Broxton Lady Mustangs 55-47 Thursday night at Oklahoma City University.
The Poteau Pirates and Lady Pirates soccer teams will open their 2013 seasons Saturday in the Sykes Invitational, which this year will be played at three different sites due to its normal site, Ben Geren Park, having its soccer field too wet on which to play.
Both teams will play back-to-back at the three sites being used this year â€” Van Buren (Ark.) High School, Fort Smith (Ark.) Northside and Greenwood (Ark.) high schools.
The Pirates will play Van Buren at 10 this morning, followed by the Lady Pirates facing Van Buren at 11 this morning. Both games will be at Van Buren.