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July 8th, 2013

Drug raid nets five

July 8, 2013

Five people were arrested in connection with a narcotics search warrant served Friday.
Jerry D. Ray II, 26; Donna Ray, 42; Eythel Buckner, 53; Ashlie R. Nelson, 28 and Shandee Albert 25, all of Wister, were booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center on multiple drug charges after a narcotics search warrant was served at a home on Pearl Street in Wister.

Poteau man escapes injury in rollover accident

July 8, 2013

Ryan Adams, 27, of Poteau, escaped serious injury Monday after a cliff-hanging blowout. Adams was headed north on the bypass near Polk Creek Road when a tire on the trailer he was towing deflated. The blowout caused the 2010 Chevy pickup to swerve to the right then roll over atop the guardrail, according to Poteau Police who investigated the accident. The trailer saved Adams pickup from going over the guardrail and rolling down a steep hill.

AES official confirms restructure resulted in layoffs

July 8, 2013

An area business confirmed Monday, employees were laid off at the end of June.
Lundy Kiger, vice president and director of government operations confirmed Monday that four employees have been released from their duties at the Shady Point location as a result of the restructure of the corporation.

Hodgen prison escapee caught near Summerfield

July 8, 2013

The five-day manhunt for an escaped inmate from the Jim E. Hamilton Corrections Center came to an end Friday in Summerfield.
According to LeFlore County Sheriff Rob Seale, the sheriff's department received a call that escaped inmate Curtis Edwin Gibson, 51, had been sighted at a set of dumpsters in Summerfield.
Seale said Gibson ran off into nearby woods and a search immediately began. Officers with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Sheriff's Department, Wister Police and the JEHCC CERT team arrived at the location Gibson was last seen. Gibson was located 30 minutes later.

July 6th

State Champions

July 6, 2013

Sports Briefs

July 6, 2013

Registration is open for the 2013 LeFlore County Express Fall Soccer League.
Registration can be done through the Internet at www.leflorecountysoccer.com.
Late registration cost per child is $40.
Payment method details are available at the website.
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The Poteau Area Recreational Complex will have the Men's ASA District Tournament July 12-13.
Entry fee is $175 per team. Deadline for entry is 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Teams must pay with cashier's check, money order, or cash. Cashier checks and money orders made out to the City of Poteau.

July 5th

Thursday's Local OK Kids Regional Tournament Site Scores

July 5, 2013

Peewee Regional Tournament
At Spiro
Keota Heat 18, Talihina Tigers 2
Heavener Thunder 11, Durant Diamondbacks 6
Editor's Note: Friday's and Saturday's scores from this regional as well as the Midgets Regional Tournament at Panama's Willie Darneal Field and the Coach-Pitch Regional Tournament at Heavener Blues Park will be in Tuesday's edition.

Vikings' Gallion moves on to next level, signs with Southern University-NO

July 5, 2013

Carl Albert State College Vikings basketball player LaShawn Gallion,  a 6-6 sophomore post player from Jacksonville, Fla., signed a letter of intent to play basketball with Southern University at New Orleans, which is an NAIA school.
Gallion is excited to continue playing basketball.
“It means a lot and this is telling me that there is more basketball to be played [for me],” Gallion said. “I always dreamed about playing at the next level. When I arrived at Carl Albert, I knew it could happen.”
Having players moving on pays dividends for CASC men's coach Mike St. John.

42nd Annual Firecracker Spectacular/Curtis Tennant Memorial Races/Updated Point Standings

July 5, 2013

June 29
Tri-State Speedway, Pocola
Pure Stock Race
1. David Church, Mountainburg, Ark.; 2. J.P. Harris, Bella Vista, Ark.; 3. Charlie Brummett, Mountainburg; 4. Jesse Ruark, Sallisaw; 5. Kris McCawley, Sallisaw; 6. Wesley Bourne, Cameron.
Economy Modified Race
1. Ryan Williams, Fort Smith, Ark.; 2. Lance Robins, Dyer, Ark.; 3. Eric Beshoner, Fort Smith; 4. Todd Broyles, Farmington, Ark.; 5. Haylee Oliver, N/A.
Factory Stock Race

Jerrie Conner

July 5, 2013

Jerrie Conner, 69, of Poteau died July 3, 2013, in Tulsa. She was born Sept. 20, 1943, in Talihina to Virgil and Gladys Johnson Sealy. She was a retired registered nurse for St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City. She was a member of Harvest Time Tabernacle and the Golden Harvesters and was very passionate about Mission work of the church.

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