August 14th, 2013
Registration is open for the 2013 LeFlore County Express Fall Soccer League.
Registration can be done through the Internet at www.leflorecountysoccer.com.
Late registration cost per child is $40.
Payment method details are available at the website.
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The Heavener High School football tailgate party will begin around 6 p.m. Friday at Harvey Stadium. While the story in Tuesday's edition was correct, the headline accidentally listed the wrong day. The Poteau Daily News regrets the error.
There will be many spirit items for sale at various booths.
Mike Trout, v. 2013, is even better than the 2012 model.
Trout, who's aunt and uncle are Sandra and Charles Busonick [Charles works for the City of Poteau Water Department], turned 22 just last week. Before that birthday (on which, naturally, he hit a home run), Trout had, according to FanGraphs.com, accumulated more weighted runs created (162) than any other player in history through his age-21 season. Trout's name topped that particular list ahead of Jimmie Foxx (161), Ted Williams (158), Rogers Hornsby (150), Ty Cobb (148), Mel Ott (146) and Mickey Mantle (143), among other luminaries.
David Lee Spurlock, 35, of Sallisaw died Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, in Sallisaw. David was born June 14, 1978, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Rory and Lettie Belle (Bailey) Spurlock. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. David worked in construction. He was preceded in death by his mother and brother, Jermiah Ray Spurlock.
A full tactical response of the on-duty Poteau police force for a possible bank robbery Wednesday afternoon was a false alarm, according to Poteau chief of police Stephen Fruen.
An alarm at the First National Bank at the Ben Klutts Drive and North Broadway intersection was activated about 3:30 p.m. Police surrounded the building, only to learn the bank had been testing the alarm system after a recent storm, said Fruen.
POCOLA â€” The Pocola Lady Indians softball team made sure its first-ever Pocola Invitational got off to the right start.
The Lady Indians doubled up the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets 4-2 in the third of four opening-round games on Monday.
In other opening-round contests, the Wister Lady Wildcats beat the Keota Lady Lions 9-4, McCurtain used a late rally to handle Spiro 10-4 in a battle of Lady Bulldogs. The Stigler Lady Panthers blanked the Talihina Lady Golden Tigers 9-0.
However, there was one winner on Tuesday â€” Mother Nature.
While the rain showers which fell on LeFlore County were welcomed, they weren't by local high school fast-pitch softball and baseball teams.
Three softball and four baseball teams saw their season-openers rained out Tuesday afternoon.
Softball games rained out were Poteau at Pryor and Heavener and Smithville at Whitesboro, and none of them have been rescheduled at this time.
On the baseball diamond, games which fell victim to Tuesday's rain were Cameron at Wister, Panola at Leflore and Howe at McCurtain, with none of the games rescheduled.
Benjamin Spencer â€śBuddyâ€ť Gossett, 59, of Heavener died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, in the Memorial Park Cemetery Pavilion under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home.
Sue Bryant, 65, of Spiro died Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. Services are set for 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro. Burial will be in Nubbin Rudge Cemetery.
An online guest book is available at www.mallorymartinfuneralhome.com.
Clifton Edward â€śJoeâ€ť Barnes, 84, of Heavener died Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark.
No services are scheduled at this time. Dowden Funeral Home is handling arrangements.