August 13th, 2013
The Heavener High School football tailgate party that was scheduled for Monday night at Harvey Stadium was postponed due to threatening weather conditions.
The event has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Friday.
There will be many spirit items for sale at various booths.
There will be hamburgers and hotdogs as well as other concessions.
There will be a water slide and a bounce house for children (tickets required).
The HHS cheerleaders and football players will be introduced followed by a mini scrimmage around 8:30 p.m.
A Talihina man was flown by medical helicopter to a Tulsa hospital after a two-car accident Friday.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Daniel Holland, 63, was driving a 2003 Ford pickup south on County Road 1130 south of Talihina at about 1:30 p.m. when the accident occurred.
Trooper Ryan Williams reported Jordan Barnes, 18, of Talihina was driving a 2001 Chevrolet east on a county road when he failed to stop for a stop sign, colliding with the side of Holland's pickup.
One man was jailed, another hospitalized after a fight broke out in Panama Friday night.
According to Panama police officer Mark Jiminez, he responded to the call of an altercation between two men at a home on the corner of Broadway and McCurtain Streets after 11 p.m. Jiminez said two men at the home had been drinking alcoholic beverages when one man later identified as Saul Silos, 43, allegedly got angry. According to Jiminez, Saul Silos, used a knife to cut the other man across his chest.
The town of Wister soon may have a new chief of police after Randy Liles announced his plans to return to work for LeFlore County.
Liles, who has held the chief's for more than three years, will conclude his time as a municipal officer on Aug. 14. Liles said he will begin working as a deputy for the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department the next day.
With the announcement, the Wister Board of Trustees has called for a special meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday to discuss filling the vacant position.
When high school football practice begins next week, players can only be in shorts and helmets from Monday through Thursday. They will not be in pads until Friday.
Nonetheless, a lot can be accomplished â€” especially on offense.
The 2013 high school football season will not actually begin until the first week of September. However, the preparations for the LeFlore County teams' openers will begin next week â€” and in a new way.
For the first time, high school football practice will begin on a Monday, as opposed to the ordinary Tuesdays as it has been in years past.
The good news is that football season is upon us as high school football teams will begin practice next week. The bad news, as is just about always the case, is that it will likely be hot â€” which is a major concern for football coaches everywhere. LeFlore County is no different.