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February 26, 2013

Lake Wister and Talimena state parks have joined to promote a heart healthy hiking program this year.
A hike will take place each month, alternating between the two state parks.
The next hike will take place at Lake Wister State Park's Wards Landing Campground on March 9.
All hikes will begin at 1 p.m. Bottled water will be provided at each month's hike.
For additional information, call (918) 567-2052 or e-mail them at thekampinkeysers@gmail.com.
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Pat Tackett

February 26, 2013

Pat Tackett, 78, of Bokoshe died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. in Fort Smith, Ark.

Afternoon accident causes traffic jam

February 26, 2013

According to the Poteau Police Department, a gold minivan was attempting to cross South Broadway from Conser Street when it collided with a white SUV traveling south on Broadway.
The collision caused the white SUV to spin around and turn over, coming to rest on it's top.
No one was injured in the accident.
Traffic was detoured onto South McKenna and Church Street during the investigation and removal of the damaged vehicles.

Spiro mounds hosts vernal equinox walks

February 26, 2013

Are you ready to get rid of the dreary and cold winter and open up the promise of a warm spring?
Wonder about the importance of spring to Native Americans?
Come celebrate the beginning of spring a little differently this year. On March 20 and 21, there will be a series of guided vernal equinox walks at Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center, where you can learn from an archaeologist and ask questions.

Alleged coon-dog killer collared

February 26, 2013

“This is one of the worst cases I have worked in which hunting dogs were killed for no reason,” said Lt. Donnie Edwards of the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department.
Edwards' statement was made after a Poteau man allegedly opened fire, killing two hounds trained to track raccoon. A third coon dog was injured in the shooting.
Douglas Slade Frerich, 42, of Poteau was booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center on three counts of felony animal cruelty after the Friday night shooting.

Heavener boys lose to Westville in Class 3A regional consolation finals to see season end; Lady Wolves' season concludes with loss to Vian

February 26, 2013

MUSKOGEE — The Heavener Wolves basketball team saw its season come to an end with a 46-40 loss Monday afternoon to the Westville Yellowjackets in the consolation finals of the Class 3A Regional Tournament at the Muskogee Civic Center.
The Wolves, who end the season at 18-9, opened the regional tournament with a 58-42 loss to the Kansas Comets on Friday night, but bounced back with a thrilling 50-49 overtime win over the Vian Wolverines on Saturday afternoon.

Weekend playoff losses end Howe teams’ postseason parades; Lady Lion seniors get 100 wins for careers

February 26, 2013

CROWDER — It was a rough weekend for the Howe High School basketball teams at the Class 2A Regional Tournament.

Whitesboro boys’ season concludes three games shy of state tournament; Bulldogs lose area consolation quarterfinals to Bennington

February 26, 2013

KINGSTON — The good news for the Whitesboro Bulldogs is they were three wins from the Class B State Tournament when they took the court in the area tournament consolation quarterfinals Thursday night against the Bennington Bears.
The bad news was that was as close to state as they got as a strong fourth quarter propelled the Bears to a 36-31 win over the ‘Dogs, who ended their season at 20-10.

Talihina boys upset Oktaha in OT to win regional title; a victory away from state; Lady Golden Tigers fall in championship game, but still makes area tournament; season ends for Panama girls

February 26, 2013

TALIHINA — Momentum seemingly was on the side of the Oktaha Tigers when Devon Fry's 3-point basket with 1.5 seconds left in regulation tied the score at 45-all to force overtime in the Class 2A Regional Tournament title game Saturday night on Chris Gillespie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium.
However, in OT it was all Talihina as Alan Lockhart drained eight points, all from the free-throw line, as the Golden Tigers upset the Tigers 60-52 to claim the regional title in front of a frantic home crowd.

Spiro boys lose regional final to Hugo, but still make area; Lady Bulldogs see season end with loss to Davis

February 26, 2013

ANTLERS — The good news is the Spiro Bulldogs basketball team is still alive for a chance at a state title. The bad news is they cannot lose another playoff game if the ’Dogs hope to make state.
The Bulldogs lost 57-54 in overtime to the Hugo Buffaloes in Saturday night’s Class 3A Regional Tournament title game.

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