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April 17th, 2013

Poteau Chamber of Commerce

April 17, 2013

Poteau Chamber
of Commerce

201 S. Broadway
Poteau, OK 74953
Contact: Karen Wages, 918-647-9178
Mission: The Poteau Chamber of Commerce is organized to advance the general welfare and prosperity of the Poteau trade area so that its citizens and all areas of its business community shall prosper. All necessary means of promotion shall be provided and particular attention and emphasis shall be given to the economic, civil, commercial, industrial and educational interests of the area.

Archeological park preserves Native American artifacts

April 17, 2013

The Spiro Mounds Site is one of the most important archeological discoveries in North America and Oklahoma’s only state archeological park. Spiro is the westernmost site of a complex cultural tradition in the Southeast called the Southern Cult or Southeastern Ceremonial Complex. The site, occupied from AD 850 to 1450, was home to powerful leaders who directed the building of the nine platform and burial mounds on the 80-acre site. These leaders governed farmers in outlying villages who probably provided labor for mound-building.

Thunder clinches top seed in Western Conference

April 17, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City Thunder clinched first place in the Western Conference with a 104-95 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Monday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Thunder has played well down the stretch, and overcame a two-game deficit to the San Antonio Spurs, which the Texas team enjoyed just a few weeks ago.

April 16th

Greenwood Bulldogs homer way past Poteau

April 16, 2013

Coming into Monday’s game against the Poteau Pirates, the Greenwood (Ark.) Bulldogs had not homered this spring — but they partially made up for lost time.
The Bulldogs hit three homers en route to an 11-2 win over the Pirates at Town Creek Park in Poteau.

Monday’s High School Baseball Roundup

April 16, 2013

WISTER — In a prelude of next week’s Class 2A District Tournament, Wister pitcher Tyler Gibson threw a one-hitter as the Wildcats blanked the Pocola Indians 11-0 on Monday afternoon.
Gibson struck out eight batters in four innings, allowing only a third-inning, lead-off single to Pocola’s Casey Sather — which spoiled the Wister senior pitcher’s perfect-game bid.

Monday’s High School Softball Roundup

April 16, 2013

TAHLEQUAH — It was a rough start to the week for the Poteau Lady Pirates softball team on Monday as they suffered a pair of road losses against the host Tahlequah Lady Tigers by scores of 10-2 and 7-1.
Cameron 21, Gans 4: In Cameron, the Lady Yellowjackets ended the regular season in grand fashion.
With the game tied at 4 after an inning, the Lady ’Jackets scored three runs in the second inning, five runs in the third and nine runs in the fifth inning to get the game to mercy-rule status.

Ray Baldridge

April 16, 2013

Ray Baldridge, 83, of Poteau died Tuesday, April 16, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 19, at Calvary Assembly of God in Poteau. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Heavener, under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home.

Reanus E. Cox

April 16, 2013

Reanus E. Cox, 87, of Panama died Sunday, April 14, 2013, in Panama.
Reanus was born Jan. 31, 1926, in Tahona to Sim and Vada (Phillips) Cox. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was involved in the Normandy Invasion. He was retired as a lock and dam operator for the civil service and also retired as chief of the Panama Fire Department. Reanus was a member of the Moshulatubbee Masonic Lodge, Cameron. 

Annual Cavanal Killer slated for May

April 16, 2013

Spring is in the air, so put some spring in your fitness routine. Will you accept the challenge of walking or running to the top of the World’s Highest Hill?
Consider joining the sixth annual Cavanal Killer 5-mile Walk-Run.
The walk/run will be Saturday, May 11. Registration for runners will begin at 7:30 a.m. and registration for walkers will start at 8:30 a.m. at Poteau Elementary School. Those running in the Killer will leave the school at 8:15 a.m.; walkers will leave at 9:30 a.m. The race will end at the pavilion atop Cavanal Hill

Smith qualifies for State Geography Bee

April 16, 2013

Shelby Smith, a seveth-grade student from Heavener Elementary School qualified for the State Geography Bee — the only student from LeFlore County to do so. The bee was held on April 5 at the University of Oklahoma Campus in Norman. Shelby's parents are April and Cody Smith.  

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