August 22nd, 2014
The Cameron Yellowjackets tried Friday night to get to the consolation finals of the 2014 Carl Albert State College Invitational at CASC's Ival Goodman Field.
The Yellowjackets and the Smithville Braves battled in Friday afternoon's consolation quarterfinal, with the game tied at 5 after seven innings. The winner played in the consolation semifinals later that night against McCurtain. That winner will play the Oktaha Tigers at 11 a.m. Saturday for the consolation title.
WHITESBORO â€” The Whitesboro Bulldogs baseball team got its first win of the 2014 fall season Thursday afternoon as they routed the Panola Bearcats 13-0 in the opening round of the Whitesboro Tournament.
However, the â€™Dogs lost in the championship quarterfinals 12-2 to the Boswell Scorpions.
The Bulldogs faced Braggs in Friday afternoon's consolation semifinals with the winner playing for the consolation championship at noon Saturday. The loser will be eliminated.
The third annual Dr. John Montgomery Scholarship Banquet, hosted by LeFlore County Branch NAACP, is slated for this weekend.
The banquet will start at 6 p.m. Saturday [Aug. 23] at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
Tickets are available at the Poteau Chamber of Commerce.
Adults are $25 and youths 17 and younger are $15. Corporate tables also are available.
This year's guest speaker is Dr. Paul Beran, chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith..
The second annual Brave the Mud Run is set for 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at the LeFlore County Fairgrounds.
â€śLast yearâ€™s mud run reached well beyond our expectations. We raised over $12,000 for the shelter because of the overwhelming response we received,â€ť said Glenda Wise, race director. All profits will go directly to the Leflore County Womenâ€™s Crisis Services.
Poteau Fire responded to a large grass fire, including a hay bailer that was engulfed in flames, on old Oklahoma Highway 112 near Double Branch Church Friday about 2:30 p.m.
PDN photo by Amanda Corbin
Joe Allison Randall, 64, of Bokoshe died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Ruth Ann (Treat) Pickering, 66, of Bokoshe died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Ruth was born July 25, 1948, in McAlester to Allen Newton and Anna Belle (Rice) Southard. She was a retired seamstress, rancher, wife, mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her late husband, Charley Treat, and siblings, Doyle and Richard Southard and Grace Testa.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) â€” Health officials in Tulsa have confirmed a second human case of the potentially fatal West Nile virus in Oklahoma this year.
The Tulsa Health Department confirmed the case on Thursday. The first confirmed case was in July in Major County.
Few details about the persons infected have been released, other than that both are over the age of 50.
There were 84 cases of West Nile virus in Oklahoma last year, including eight deaths.
The following people were booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center overnight. The information was gathered from the jail's daily roster and only shows booking information. Only those with a case number listed have been charged. Stay tuned each morning to see who was arrested overnight.
CF â€”Â criminal felony
CMâ€” criminal misdemeanor
FD â€”Â family docket such as child support
For more information about an arrestee, you can search by name or case number on www.ODCR.com or www.OSCN.net.
Roxanne Gross, domestic abuse; $2,000 bond
The 2014 cross country season will begin Saturday for the Poteau Lady Pirates and Pirates as they will run at the Lincoln Christian Invitational in Tulsa. The event begins at 8 a.m.
The Lady Pirates were seventh in last fall's Class 4A State Meet, and they return three runners from that squad. Sheridan Hoyer was 46th at state last fall, Kayle Dryer was 71st and Bailee Bates was 95th.
However, it's a different story for the Pirates. Graduation hit them hard, and they only return two runners from last fall â€” Isaac Stacy and Allen Daniels.
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2014 Poteau Cross Country Schedule