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December 5th, 2013

Ice accumulation continues

December 5, 2013

Near Cameron sleet continues to fall as a winter storm moves through the area.
PDN photos by Kim Ross

Oklahoma Emergency Price Stabilization Act is in Effect for all 77 Oklahoma Counties

December 5, 2013

Provided by the Governor's Office

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s Emergency Price Stabilization Act is now in effect for 77 Oklahoma counties after Gov. Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency due to the winter weather that started Thursday morning.

All 77 counties are included in the declaration.

Attorney General Scott Pruitt said Oklahoma’s price gouging statute prohibits an increase of more than 10 percent in the price of most goods and services when a state of emergency has been declared.

Choctaw Nation offers assistance

December 5, 2013

The PDN received this press release from the Choctaw Nation rgarding the winter storm:

As the winter storms are pushing their way through Southeast Oklahoma, the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is taking measures to offer assistance to the affected communities and Tribal Members. We have been working with the local County and City Emergency Managers in a joint effort to provide assistance where needed.

Ice storm weighs in

December 5, 2013

As the winter storm continues to rage across the county ice accumulations on electric lines and trees thickens. Northwest of Cameron some trees, mainly Cedar already are unable to hold the weight of the ice and limbs are touching the ground.
PDN photo by Kim Ross

Tuesday's High School Boys Basketball Roundup

December 5, 2013

HARTSHORNE — The Wister Wildcats got their first victory of the basketball season Tuesday night, edging the Oktaha Tigers 47-43 in the opening round of the Pick and Shovel Classic.
The ’Cats were slated to play Antlers on Wednesday night in the championship semifinals.
Pocola 58, Stigler 44: In Stigler, the Indians got their season off to a good start with a comeback win.
Trailing 10-9 after a period, the Indians outscored the Panthers 19-16 in the second quarter to take a 28-26 lead at halftime. Then, Pocola outscored Stigler 30-18 in the second half.

Tuesday's High School Girls Basketball Roundup

December 5, 2013

PANAMA — Stephanie Barcheers hit two free throws with 5.9 seconds left to play to lift the Panama Lady Razorbacks to a 50-49 victory over the Keota Lady Lions on Tuesday night.
Heavener 60, Western Yell County, Ark., 39: In the Gary Ford Invitational in Hartford, Ark., the Lady Wolves got their season off on the right foot with a come-from-behind win.
Trailing 33-29 after three periods, Heavener outscored Western Yell County 30-6 in the fourth quarter to get the comeback victory for the Lady Wolves, who played in the championship semifinals Wednesday night.

Spiro boys begin basketball season tonight on the road

December 5, 2013

The Spiro Bulldogs will get their 2013-14 basketball season started at 8 tonight with a road game against Sequoyah-Tahlequah.
The ’Dogs were 18-9 last season, and they return three starters from that team.
Editor's note — No preseason information on the Lady Bulldogs has been received yet. As soon as that, as well as other county teams' preseason information, is received and their season openers get closer, season-preview stories on those teams will be published in later editions.

Happy birthday to my mom, sister

December 5, 2013

Last week, I typed my column in a stupor after camping for four nights while nearly freezing to death due to me being sick. Well, in my dumbfounded state, I forgot to put my mom’s, Elaine Midgley, birthday in my column.
Well, happy birthday mom. Your Thanksgiving dinner was awesome, and I hope (despite my oversight) you had a great birthday. To everyone that reads this, please tell my mom happy belated birthday so I can get out of her doghouse.
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Nichols to face trial in Neff slaying

December 5, 2013

LeFlore County Special Judge Jeff Singer ordered Raymond Larry Nichols, 60, of Cameron to face trial for first-degree murder in the 2009 shooting death of local bar owner Joe Neff.
Of the multiple witnesses called by the state during a preliminary hearing Wednesday, most were police officers involved in the investigation or were present when Oklahoma Highway Patrol dive team recovered a gun that they believed to be the alleged murder weapon from the same strip pit near Pocola where Neff’s body had been found in 2009.

Vet assured of final resting place; fundraiser meets goal to cover funeral home expenses

December 5, 2013

Community members came together Tuesday to ensure a final resting place for an area veteran who died recently.
Bill Sanders, pastor of Greenhill Church in Cameron, took on the task of fundraising when he learned that the family of Army veteran James Webb was unable to pay a Siloam Springs funeral home and Webb’s body remained at the business.
An Indian taco sale in the Poteau Daily News parking lot Tuesday — plus numerous cash donations — raised about $1,500. Sanders said that would be enough to pay the cremation expenses and purchase a headstone for Webb.

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Editor’s note: The 2015 composite football schedule for LeFlore County was unable to be part of the...
Muldrow 3, Poteau 2 Panama 9, Howe 6 Whitesboro 6, Leflore 4 Heavener 3, Smithville 1 Wilburton 7,...
Howe 2, Cameron 1, Game 1 Howe 8, Cameron 4, Game 2 Wister 2, Smithville 1 Crowder 12, Leflore 4...

 

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