July 25th, 2013
My boys and I have been hitting the lake on my boat in the last couple of weeks. We have caught several fish, and had one heck of a time.
Paula joined us last week on a trip to the Poteau River. We launched at Potts Landing at Wister Lake, and headed back up the river. The boys were catching fish left and right, and I was struggling to catch anything.
That all changed as the evening time drew near. We headed back to fish a stretch near the boat ramp. On my third cast, I hooked a three-pound, 12-ounce bass that gave me bragging rights for the day.
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High winds and torrential rains left their mark across LeFlore County early Wednesday morning.
Residents in Poteau woke up to trees blown over, roads covered in water and mud and roads that had partially washed away. Traffic along Whitney Avenue was condensed to one lane after the a large portion of the north side of the road took a slide into a creek. Amos Street was unpassable at the South McKenna intersection after a large tree fell across the road. City workers equipped with chainsaws, front-end loaders and a dump truck were out early clearing debris.
Joseph â€śJBâ€ť James, 89, of Broken Arrow died Friday, July 19, 2013. Services were held Tuesday at Hayhurst Funeral Home Chapel, Broken Arrow. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Ark.
Wanda Sue Mahan, 69, of Poteau died Monday, July 22, 2013, in Poteau.
Wanda was born Oct. 25, 1943, in Poteau to William Robert and Pearl Lucille (Dedmon) Cooper. She was a retail clerk. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rob and Pearl Cooper; and brothers, Bobby Cooper and Jerry Cooper.
Sara Allan, left, and her grandson, Lance Bartleson, 9 were found this morning on Cavanal Hill after having been reported missing since 8 p.m. Tuesday.They were found by the LeFlore county Sheriff's Department shortly after 8 a.m. today. More details will be released later.
Poteau Lady Pirates softball physicals will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hometown Drug Walk-In Clinic.
Cost is $15 cash per player.
The forms for players to fill out will be located at the clinic.
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The Wolf Pups Football sign-ups will take place at 6 p.m. next Tuesday inside the Heavener High School cafeteria.
The program is for third- through sixth-grade individuals.
Cost is $60 per player, and a copy of the player's birth certificate is required.
The fee will cover all equipment and insurance for each player.
Forms can be found online at www.heavenerballpark.com.
LeFlore County 911 is left without a director after an emergency meeting Monday night.
The emergency meeting was called after the current director, Randy Tolbert, was found asleep on the job. On Saturday he was placed on suspension with pay pending the outcome of the meeting.
After an executive session held by the LeFlore County 911 board members with Tolbert present, the session was ended and an announcement was made.
Chairman of the Board, Michael Davidson read a prepared statement from Tolbert.
Brave enough to tackle the mud for a great cause? Womenâ€™s Crisis Services is hosting Brave the Mud Run on Aug. 24 at the Leflore County Fairgrounds.Â
Participants will slosh through mud pits and complete 10 obstacles along the adventurous 5k course. The race will start and end at the Leflore County Fairgrounds and go along the beautiful Frisco Trails. A few of the obstacles that mudders will encounter are The Barn Burner, a rope wall and belly crawl through the mud pits.Â