April 8th, 2013
Claud Ellen Baldwin Balentine, 87, of Wister died Thursday, April 4, 2013, in Poteau. She was born Oct. 22, 1925, in Mansfield, Ark., to Claude Charles and Ellen (Rogers) Ellis. She worked in quality control for Rivals in Kansas City. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Howe. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and five brothers.
The Arena Steakhouse, north of Poteau, was destroyed by fire Sunday evening.
According to fire personnel, the fire began just after 7 p.m. and appears to have begun near the kitchen.
Fire Departments from Poteau, Shady Point, Panama, Wister, Howe, Hogeye and Pocola responded to the fire.
The restaurant was not open for business when the fire occurred. No was was injured in the blaze.
An investigation into the cause of the fire is being conducted by the Oklahoma Fire Marshal's Office.
The Community State Bank has been in continuous expansion over the years, and in 2012, the tradition of growth continued.
Saber was established in 1992 as a company whose purpose was to assist individuals obtain their ICC number and get started in the trucking business. We are still committed to helping people get started but the scope of our services has greatly increased. We are truly a â€śone stop shopâ€ť for anybody wanting to start a trucking company or become compliant with the Department of Transportationâ€™s many rules and regulations. An ICC number is now called a D.O.T. number and anybody that is transporting goods across state lines must also have a Motor Carrier number as well.
The Poteau Tag Agency staff has a combined 22 years of experience. We are efficient and friendly in our customer service area. With the combined experience we have the knowledge it takes to process the customers paperwork accurately. If we canâ€™t answer your question(s), we will go the extra mile to obtain the answer for you.
Sunday's Championship Game
Poteau 10, Spiro 9, 9 inn.
Loser's Bracket Final
Spiro 11, Wister 6 (Wister finishes third)
Loser's Bracket Semifinal
Spiro 11, Cameron 4 (Cameron finishes fourth)
Winner's Bracket Final
Poteau 6, Wister 5
Winner's Bracket Semifinal
Poteau 10, Cameron 2
Loser's Bracket Quarterfinals
Cameron 9, Whitesboro 7
Spiro 14, Panama 1
Loser's Bracket Second Round
Panama 4, Heavener 3
Editor's Note â€” The complete story of the final two-plus days of the tournament will be in Tuesday's edition.
GORE â€” The Arkoma Mustangs baseball team suffered a 10-2 loss Friday morning to Hulbert in the Gore Tournament.
Because the Mustangs were playing in the LeFlore County Tournament on Friday afternoon at Town Creek Park, the Mustangs were forced to forfeit their loserâ€™s-bracket game later in the day.
The Poteau Kiwanis Club Little Olympics will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday at Costner Stadium. For additional information, call (918) 647-4443.
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â€śA Bike for Daylonâ€ť will happen May 18. Daylon is a 13-year-old with cerebral palsy who wants a bike to ride with his family.
Funds are being raised to help his parents purchase an adaptive bike for him. For more information, call Rachel Pickerel at (918) 649-4028.
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The second annual Brittney Cox Memorial Golf Tournament 2-Man Scramble will take place at 8 a.m. and approximately 1 p.m. April 27 at Choctaw Country Club.
MUSKOGEE â€” Poteau golfer Hannah Ward, the defending Class 4A state champion, won the Hilldale Invitational on Friday afternoon. She shot a 73.
As a team, the Lady Pirates were second with a 366.
One other Lady Pirate medaled as Cathleen Manlove was 10th at 89.
Alyssa Vineyard shot a 94, followed by Skylynn Terry (110), Dallas Terry (111) and Jenna Stites (116).
The Lady Pirates will return to action at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Sallisaw Invitational.
The Poteau Boys Invitational will begin at 8 a.m. Monday at Choctaw Country Club.
The defending LeFlore County Tournament champion Wister Wildcats are two wins from successfully defending their title.
The Wildcats blanked the Spiro Bulldogs 4-0 Friday afternon in Cameron to make it to todayâ€™s 1 p.m. winnerâ€™s-bracket final against the winner of the Poteau-Cameron game, which took place Friday night in Cameron.
The Whitesboro Bulldogs, the Panama Razorbacks and the Heavener Wolves stayed alive in early action on Friday.