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October 16th, 2013

Coopy White dies; tribute events planned

October 16, 2013

Several events planned this weekend to benefit a local business owner Coopy White were muted somewhat by news of his death Tuesday, but will go on as planned in tribute to his legacy, organizers said Wednesday.
White, 62, died Tuesday at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, where he had been since Oct 7. White was critically injured in a fall at his home two days earlier. Proceeds from the event will be used to help the family defray expenses.
He owned and operated Coopy’s Body Shop in Poteau for 23 years. Before that he owned Poteau Paint and Body shop at Pleasant Valley and Broadway.

Poteau Bandit League teams go 3-1 with Union Christian

October 16, 2013

The home finales for the Poteau Bandit League football teams were 75 percent successful against Union Christian Academy of Fort Smith on Saturday at Costner Stadium.
The locals went 3-1 on the day, with the sixth-grade (24-20), fourth-grade (30-0) and third-grade teams (32-0) all wininng, but Union Christian took the fifth-grade game 22-0.

Bokoshe wants upset of Class C's No. 4 Thackerville Wildcats

October 16, 2013

It was quite a night Friday night for the Bokoshe Tigers as they won their first game of 2013 when they routed the Boulevard Christian Patriots 54-6 at Hatbox Sports Complex in Muskogee.
“Everything went well,” Bokoshe coach Bryan Murray said. “The kids were pleased. I was pleased with the way we played. We really didn't play that badly the week before [against Midway]. We just turned the ball over, but it all came together for us Friday night. However, this week, Thackerville is a whole different monster. They're a senior team with 19 players on the roster, with 12 seniors.”

Talihina looks to keep things going this week with home game against Canadian

October 16, 2013

The Talihina Golden Tigers football team continues to claw its way to wins, with the latest one being a 47-14 win over Sallisaw-Central last week.
“Defensively, we payed better than we played all year,” Talihina coach Kelly Gravitt said. “The kids were on cue and were fast to the ball. Everybody played assignment football. On offense, we were a bit sluggish on our first possession as [Sallisaw-Central] coach [Jeremy] Thompson was showing us a lot of defensive packages. But after that first drive, they got jacked up and were better.”

October 15th

Senior tailback/linebacker says Poteau focused on Cascia Hall

October 15, 2013

Poteau second-year coach Greg Werner called last week's road game at Fort Gibson “ ... for every kid playing for us that this is biggest football game they will have ever played in.” The Pirates played as such, pulling out a 42-28 victory over the Tigers.
“It was pretty big,” senior tailback/linebacker Cord Lawrence said about the victory. “It was really great that we won. It was a tough game. It has set us up for something big.”

Poteau freshmen fall short against Broken Bow; JV team did not play; PKMS games canceled due to wet fields

October 15, 2013

BROKEN BOW — The Poteau Pirates freshmen football team came up a bit short against the Broken Bow Savages, losing 14-12 Monday night at Memorial Stadium.
There was no junior varsity game, and Tuesday's Pansy Kidd Middle School games were canceled at Costner Stadium due to field conditions — namely to keep the field as playable as possible for Thursday night's District 4A-4 showdown with Tulsa Cascia Hall.
“This is the second time in 25 years that I've canceled junior high games,” Poteau coach Greg Werner said.

Three Poteau varsity runners place in top 15 at Claremore

October 15, 2013

CLAREMORE — Three Poteau High School cross country runners placed in the top 15 in their respective race at Thursday's Claremore Invitational.
In the girls race, Deven Bond was fifth (12:55), while Haley Griggs was 12th (13:18). Kayle Dryer was 34th (14:15), Kaitlan Standridge 38th (14:34), Brittany Fox 41st (14:37), Sheridan Hoyer 49th (15:04) and Bailee Bates 52nd (15:11).
As a team, the Lady Pirates were fourth with 130 points, finishing behind team champion Owasso (54 points), Collinsville (86) and host Claremore (124).

Coop-You and Barbecue benefit this weekend

October 15, 2013

A local business owner who has been fighting for his life since Oct. 5 will be the recipient of the proceeds of an upcoming benefit.

Panama names Homecoming Queen and King

October 15, 2013

Queen Courtney Boblett stands motionless while Dakota Fout places her crown upon her head during Friday night's Panama Football Homecoming ceremony.
PDN photo by Joe Milligan

Authorities say death accidental

October 15, 2013

What police are calling an accidental shooting has resulted in the death of a Milton woman.
According to LeFlore County Sheriff Rob Seale, deputies responded to the call of a woman shot in the abdomen Sunday night. The location of the home where the shooting occurred and the victim's name have not been released, only that the 59-year-old woman lived in the Milton area in northwest LeFlore County.

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