November 10th, 2011
Last weekend, my buddy Dan Carter of â€śCaptain Danâ€™s SEOK Expeditionsâ€ť took Koby and me down to a place he has hunted for several years in the national forest near Billy Creek. We went down Thursday and did some scouting, so we would know what tree to put our climbers in.
Dan dropped Koby and me off, and headed to another spot that he had picked out for himself. We got in out stands before daylight and were ready for the day â€” well, I thought we were ready. I soon realized that I had not worn enough clothing.
In a 3-2 vote members of the Pocola Board of Trustees voted to fire Police Chief Dale Fout Tuesday night in Pocola. In a surprise move the trustees then appointed former mayor, Les Morton who is a reserve deputy for the Sequoyah County Sheriff's Department, as the interim chief.
LEFLORE â€” In some way, Leflore and Whitesboro fans were happy when their high school basketball teams hooked up Monday night at the Leflore Gym.
Homestanding Leflore fans were happy with the Savages' 60-52 victory over the Bulldogs, while Whitesboro fans left somewhat satisfied as the Lady Bulldogs were victorious by a score of 51-25 over the Lady Savages.
First of all, I would like to send my condolences to the family of Coach Ralph Perdue.
I did not know Coach that well, but I do know that he will be missed by his family, friends and previous players alike. Ralph had been in poor health for a while.
I remember how he loved to play golf. I remember when he was not able to play, he would go out in ride in his golf cart watching his friend play golf.
May you play well up on heaven's links, Coach
MORRISON â€” Saturday was a twice-as-nice day for Poteau Youth Wrestling Club member Luke Brooks.
Brooks was champion at the heavyweight class and runner-up at the Division I 66-pound class.
Three other members, Kadin Repass, Landon Thornburg and Colby Thornburg also participated but did not place.
The Poteau Youth Wrestling Club will have its own tournament Saturday at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
The 2011 Poteau Pirate Football Banquet will be at 6 p.m. Friday at the Bob Lee Kidd Civic Center.
Tickets cost $20 per person and can be purchased at Sanders and Sullivan Law Office (323 Dewey Avenue), Warehouse Willy's (300 Dewey Avenue), J-N-B Tire and Lube (2201 North Broadway) and First National Bank in Poteau.
Remaining tickets will also be made available at the door Friday night. Seating is limited.
Former Oklahoma Sooner quarterback Paul Thompson will be the keynote speaker.
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The Poteau Chip-In Club will have a golf benefit at 11 a.m. Saturday at Choctaw Country Club.
Four local chapters of LeFlore County Special Olympians competed in the Area 10 Special Olympics Bowling Competition Oct. 27 at Strike-A-Lot Lanes.
The majority of them were from the Poteau KiBois Chapter, several of whom had scores of higher than 100.
Ricky William Bull, 53, of Van Buren, Ark., died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at Forest Park Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw.
Conflicting items on the agenda for tonight's Pocola Board of Trustee's meeting should make for a lively event if nothing else. There is an item on the agenda to possibly terminate the employment of Police Chief Dale Fout and another employee named Liz Oden. Further down the agenda is an item to give several employees named a raise. Fout and Oden are also specifically listed under those items.
Clearly the items were placed on the agenda by different members of the board, and the meeting itself should make for an interesting one.
Larry Burton Young Sr. left this earth to be with his sweetheart, Sue, on Nov. 5, 2011, in Spiro. He was born Sept. 2, 1922, at Wister to John Thomas and Dena Mae (Lucas) Young.