April 4th, 2013
LaRease Bryan, 80, of Wilburton died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, in Wilburton. LaRease was born Feb. 4, 1933, in Summerfield to George Rease and Oda Mae (Hankins) Barnes. She was an office secretary. LaRease was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carroll Bryan; brothers, Harley, George and Troy Barnes; and sister, Inez Barnes.
The Poteau Chip-In Club will have a golf benefit beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday at Choctaw Country Club.
The event was originally scheduled March 23, but was postponed due to inclement weather.
The entry fee for the three-person scramble is $30 per player.
All proceeds will go to the Poteau High School golf programs to help with travel expenses, indoor training facility and golf outerwear.
For more information or to sign up, call the pro shop at (918) 647-3488.
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The Poteau Kiwanis Club Little Olympics will begin at 6 p.m. April 11 at Costner Stadium.
HUGO â€” Fresh off their ranking of No. 1 in the Class 4A soccer poll, the Poteau Pirates had little problem in their first game after being voted the top team in the state. The Pirates humbled the Hugo Buffaloes 10-0 Tuesday night in their second district game of the season.
However, the Poteau Lady Pirates were not as successful in their district road opener as they lost 3-0 to the Keys (Park Hill) Lady Cougars on Tuesday night in Park Hill.
This afternoonâ€™s Carl Albert State College home softball doubleheader against Western Oklahoma State College has been rained out. No make-up date has been set.
However, Carl Albertâ€™s home twinbill against Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, which was rained out here on Feb. 28, has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. April 16.
ROLAND â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates got the season sweep of the Roland Lady Rangers, winning 11-4 Monday afternoon.
Howe 7, Cameron 6, 10 inn.; Howe 8, Sallisaw-Central 3; Cameron 7, Sallisaw-Central 4: In Sallisaw, the Lady Lions got a pair of wins in the three-game festival.
In the win over Cameron, Alli Ford's bases-loaded walk with one out forced home Keely Griffith with the game-winning run.
In Howe's win over the host Lady Tigers, the Lady Lions clawed their way to a 4-0 lead in the opening inning.
SAVANNA â€” It was the Clark Austin show in Monday afternoon's road game against the Savanna Bulldogs.
The Talihina senior hit a grand-slam home run and got the pitching victory as the Golden Tigers routed the Dawgs 18-3.
Editor's note â€” Talihina's Tuesday home game with Smithville was rained out, with no rescheduled date set as of press time.
IDABEL â€” Three Heavener Wolves were able to hit the links Tuesday before the rain hit at the Valliant Invitational at the Idabel Country Club.
Jackson Long shot an 86, and likely will finish in the top 15 but not high enough to medal.
Colt Dunigan shot a 96, while Chance Dunigan carded a 106.
Poteau's golf teams were rained out of their respective tournaments on Tuesday, the Pirates at the Fort Gibson Tournament and the Lady Pirates at the Hilldale Invitational in Muskogee.
By Kim Ross
The mother of several children who was sentenced to more than a decade in prison for child neglect and enabling child sexual abuse has been denied her request to withdraw her plea of guilty.
Lucinda Haskin entered a blind plea of guilt on Jan. 4 to nine counts of child neglect and three counts of enabling child sexual abuse.
On Feb. 22, Haskin appeared before District Judge Jon Sullivan to learn her fate. Haskin was sentenced to 165 years behind bars.
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak will be guest speaker for the Poteau Chamber of Commerce Luncheon at noon Friday.
The lunch will be held in Health and Science Rooms 517-518 at Kiamichi Technology Center.
Doak's talk is expected to cover ISO rating, relationship to insurance premiums and firefighter and law enforcement pension funds, and insurance fraud and exploitation of the elderly.