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February 20th, 2013

Panama duo wins FFA Fishing Tournament Monday afternoon

February 20, 2013

Trace Brooks and Nacona Steelman won Monday afternoon's Panama High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) Fishing Tournament. The Razorbacks duo hauled in 32 pounds of fish.
Tournament competitors could fish anywhere in LeFlore County.
Dillan Fout and Chase Hatcher caught the biggest crappie, weighing 2.4 pounds.
Justin Burks not only had the honor of catching the biggest bass (weighing 5.3 pounds), he also caught in the biggest perch (11 ounces).
Jacob Caldwell and Bradley Harris caught the biggest catfish, weighing seven pounds.

Winter weather may delay newspaper delivery

February 20, 2013

In case of icy road conditions, Poteau Daily News carriers will attempt to deliver to subscribers. However, we do not ask our carriers to risk wrecking their vehicles and getting stranded in freezing temperatures.

If they can safely get down a subscriber's road, they will deliver the paper. If not, we ask that subscribers be patient. We will get the paper delivered as soon as possible.

Thank you.

— Melanie Potter,

Circulation Director

Area schools close early due to winter weather

February 20, 2013

Several area schools closed early today due to winter weather making travel hazardous.
Pocola Schools closed at 11:30 a.m.
Panama Schools are not closing early but will be closed Thursday
Wister Schools are closing at 1 p.m.
Shady Point Schools are closing at 12:15 p.m.
Other schools within the county are allowing parents to pick up children early but are not closing due to children who may not have someone at their home.

EOMC welcomes new doctor to staff

February 20, 2013

A new physician is joining the team at Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center in Poteau.
The board of trustees of the LeFlore County Hospital Authority unanimously agreed to enter into contract with Dr. Doug Duke, D.O., during its regular meeting Tuesday afternoon.

Winter weather blows into LeFlore County

February 20, 2013

According to the National Weather Service, LeFlore County will remain under a winter weather advisory until noon Thursday.
Other counties included in the advisory are Cherokee, Adair, Creek, Wagoner, Tulsa, Rogers, Mayes, Pittsburg, Sequoyah, Latimer and Haskell. Sebastian County in Arkansas is also under advisory.

NEO teams sweep Carl Albert; CASC teams hit the road tonight for games against Seminole State

February 20, 2013

A career-high 12 points from Acorn, Ark., player Abby Ledbetter wasn't enough for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings in their 66-55 loss to the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Lady Norse on Monday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Frederico Santos' double-double of 22 points and 16 rebounds proved to be the difference for the NEO Golden Norsemen in their 71-61 win over the Vikings in the second game of Monday night's doubleheader.

Jefferson College hands CASC first baseball loss of 2013 season; Vikings' home game this afternoon rained out

February 20, 2013

The Carl Albert State College baseball team suffered its first loss of the 2013 season Saturday afternoon at Ival Goodman Field in its home opener. Jefferson College of Missouri came to town and left with a 16-6 victory.
The Vikings' home doubleheader this afternoon against Paris (Texas) Junior College has been rained out, and has not been rescheduled.
Last week's road twinbill against Coffeyville (Kan.) College has been rescheduled for April 9, but the site of the games have not been determined at this time.

Seven teams win away from area tournaments

February 20, 2013

Of the 15 LeFlore County high school basketball teams left in postseason play, seven of them — Poteau’s girls, Heavener’s boys, Spiro’s boys, Pocola’s boys, Talihina’s boys, Howe’s girls and Talihina’s girls — are just a win away from automatically qualifying for next week’s area tournaments.
These seven teams are in winner’s-bracket games Thursday night in their respective regional tournaments. A win will not only put them into Saturday night’s regional title games, but they will automatically qualify for going on to the area tournaments as doing no worse than being regional runners-up.

February 19th

Larry Dale Goodnight

February 19, 2013

Larry Dale Goodnight, 54, of Poteau died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, in Poteau. Larry was born in Oklahoma City on Jan. 22, 1959, to Marshall and Clarice (Dorey) Goodnight. He was a licensed electrician in heat and air. He was preceded in death by his father, and daughter-in-law, Karlee Goodnight.
Survivors include his son, Brian Goodnight of Watonga; daughters and son-in-law, Mika

New health facility to hold open house

February 19, 2013

Poteau Health & Wellness Center will hold a grand opening and open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at 204 Wall Street, Suite A.
Teresa Huggins, CEO, will welcome guests, followed by an invocation given by Wayne Hoffman.
Special guest speaker will be Greta Stewart, executive director of the Oklahoma Primary Care Association.
Poteau Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:45.
Lunch will provided by The Community State Bank of Poteau, followed by tours of the facility.

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