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December 31, 2012

Heavener boys lose title game, while Lady Wolves fall in consolation finals

December 31, 2012

MANSFIELD, Ark. — The Heavener High School basketball teams saw 2012 end on a sour note on Saturday.
The Wolves lost 56-46 to host Mansfield in the title game of the Bill Frye Invitational to end the three-day event.
The final day got started on the wrong foot for Heavener as an outmanned Lady Wolves team suffered a 44-39 loss to Booneville, Ark., in the consolation championship game.

Jay P. Shelton

December 31, 2012

Jay P. Shelton, 89, of Shady Point died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Pocola. 
 Services are pending Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau. You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com.

Ileen M. Newby

December 31, 2012

Ileen M. Newby, 93, of Fanshawe died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, in Poteau. 
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at the Free Will Baptist Church in Fanshawe. Burial will be in Fanshawe Cemetery. The family will be at the Evans and Miller Funeral Home from 5-7 Tuesday to visit with relatives and friends.

Chance to save a life next week

December 31, 2012

Poteau Chamber of Commerce, Poteau Courthouse, Walmart and Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) are starting off the new year by saving lives and inviting Poteau-area residents 16 years or older to join by donating blood at these upcoming drives on Friday, Jan. 4:
• 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Poteau Chamber of Commerce, 201 South Broadway
• 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Walmart, 3108 North Broadway
Appointments are not required but can be made by calling Chamber of Commerce at 918-647-9178, Oklahoma Blood Institute at 877-340-8777 or visiting obi.org.

Director of Donald W. Reynolds Center resigns

December 31, 2012

Candace Martin has resigned as executive director of the Donald W. Reynolds Center in Poteau.
Poteau Mayor Jeff Shockley says that at this time, the city has no plans to replace Martin.
Shockley stated that because of the current financial climate, the city will absorb Martin’s position.
During her time as executive director, Martin oversaw many events at the Reynolds Center including the popular summer concert series.

The countdown has begun as volunteers ready for the New Year's Extravaganza

December 31, 2012

Poteau Mayor Jeff Shockley and Poteau Chamber of Commerce CEO Karen Wages help setup and decorate for the New Year's Eve Extravaganza being held tonight.
The event will be held at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center in Poteau beginning at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for the event are $40 per person.

December 29th

Heavener boys rout Hackett to reach championship game; Lady Wolves snap six-game losing streak to make consolation title contest

December 29, 2012

MANSFIELD, Ark. — The Heavener Wolves basketball team will have a chance to bring home some hardware today.
The Wolves routed Hackett, Ark., 62-31 Friday afternoon in the semifinals to reach the championship game of the Bill Frye Invitational. The Wolves will play in the title game at 5:30 this afternoon where they will play the winner of Friday night's Mansfield-Booneville game.

Terrific Trio

December 29, 2012

Sports Briefs

December 29, 2012

Sunday Couple Scrambles at Wolf Ridge Golf Course will take place at 2 p.m. Sundays. The entry fee is $15 per person for the nine-hole weekly event.
For additional information, call (918) 647-2582.
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The Poteau Lady Pirates Dugout Club is selling personalized bricks to be placed in the backstop at the Poteau High School softball field as a tribute to players, fans, coaches, area businesses, etc. Order forms are available at JOB Construction or Poteau High School.
For more information, call (918) 649-7527 or (918) 413-2428.
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