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December 19th

Ida Bell Thompson

December 19, 2012

Ida Bell Thompson, 65, of Poteau died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Oklahoma City. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Poteau. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

James Carl Bolton

December 19, 2012

Carl Bolton, 67, of Heavener died Dec. 16, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.
He was born Dec. 26, 1944, to Clifford Felix and Lela Margaret (Mullins) Bolton.He was a self employed carpenter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, one brother and a son, Michael Shane Bolton.


December 19, 2012

Cliff Ryburn wishes everyone Happy Holidays.


December 19, 2012

The Staff at OK Auto Supply wishes everyone Happy Holidays!


December 19, 2012

Eddie's Napa Auto Parts wishes everyone Happy Holidays!


December 19, 2012

LeFlore County Clerk Kelli Ford wishes everyone Happy Holidays?

Monday’s High School Girls Basketball Roundup

December 19, 2012

STILWELL — Two NOAA Conference games, two wins for the Poteau Lady Pirates — and convincing victories, at that.
The Lady Pirates had little problem in defeating the Stilwell Lady Indians by a score of 49-29 on Monday night.
The Lady Pirates (5-3, 2-0 in conference play) jumped out to a 10-1 lead after a period to take control of the game. Poteau had a 22-12 lead at halftime.
If the Lady Indians had hopes for a second-half comeback, they were dashed in the third quarter as the Lady Pirates outscored them 14-6 to take a 36-18 lead into the final period.

Monday’s High School Boys Basketball Roundup

December 19, 2012

STILWELL — The Poteau Pirates could not overcome an early deficit as they lost a NOAA Conference game to the homestanding Stilwell Indians by the score of 43-37 on Monday night.
The Pirates fell behind 12-10 after a period to the Indians, who increased their lead to six points, 25-19, at halftime.
The Pirates outscored the Indians 10-6 in the third quarter to cut the deficit back to two points at 31-29 going into the final period.
However, the Indians outscored the Pirates 12-8 in the fourth quarter to hold on for the win.

Poteau tight end, Talihina cornerback makes All-State Team; first-year Pirate coach to be head East team coach; Several other locals are alternates as they're on the All-State by Class List

December 19, 2012

Several Poteau High School football players were honored by District 4A-4. Now, a first-year Pirate has received the highest prep honor.
Poteau tight end Jay Werner was named to the East team of the All-State Football Team, which was announced last weekend by the Oklahoma Coaches Association. The All-State Game will be July 26 in Tulsa.

Wister officer reprimanded

December 19, 2012

A Wister police officer is facing repercussions after arresting several young adults on alcohol-related charges Thursday night.
According to Wister Chief of Police Randy Liles, officer Jordan Westbrook has been formally reprimanded for violating agency policy when he arrested a large group of people between the ages of 18-21 the night of Dec. 13. Most were students at Carl Albert State College in Poteau.
Westbrook arrested 18 people from the party, charging 16 with minor in possession of alcohol, and two with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

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