November 5th, 2011
LEFLORE â€” For Leflore Basketball Coach Todd Hackler, he will do something he has not done in quite a while â€” coach both boys and girls teams. But thanks to Assistant Coach Tony Marris, Leflore's baseball coach, Hackler believes that he can once again handle both duties.
From his Savage team's perspective, Hackler sees his team as a sleeping giant.
â€śI think we have a special group here,â€ť said Hackler, whose boys' team is 1-1 so far on the young season. â€śWe have a group that will be pretty solid.â€ť
The Whitesboro Bulldog basketball players will have a different coach for the first time in quite a while. After being coached in fall and spring baseball by Bryan Cartwright, Cartwright stepped away from the boys basketball coaching job to take the reins of the Lady Bulldogs this hoop season.
That allowed for a homecoming of sorts for Wayne Tucker, who is a Talihina High School graduate who had been living in Edmond, as he is now the boys basketball coach this season.
ACTION OF THE BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
The Board of County Commissioners, LeFlore County, State of Oklahoma, met in a Regular Business
Meeting on October 31, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. with Chairman Lance Smith presiding. Also present were Vice-Chairman Derwin Gist, Member Cebern Scott, County Clerk Kelli Ford and Assistant District Attorney Marion Fry.
The following action was taken by the board:
(1.) Chairman Lance Smith called meeting to order.
NOTICE AND AGENDA OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE
TRUSTEES OF THE LEFLORE COUNTY PUBLIC BUILDINGS AUTHORITY
NOVEMBER 4, 2011
PURSUANT TO THE OKLAHOMA OPEN MEETING ACT (25 O.S. SEC. 301, et seq.), NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN THAT THE TRUSTEES OF THE LEFLORE COUNTY PUBLIC BUILDINGS AUTHORITY, LEFLORE
COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, HAVE SCHEDULED A REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING ON NOVEMBER 7, 2011 AT 8:45 A.M. AT THE LEFLORE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 100 SOUTH BROADWAY, POTEAU, OKLAHOMA.
KELLI FORD, COUNTY CLERK/
SECRETARY TO THE BOARD
The LeFlore County District Attorney's office announced at a press conference this morning that the remains of an infant child have not yet been found. This three day search stems from an ongoing investigation regarding a child abuse probe and other allegations near Monroe. A forensic anthropologist with the State Coroner's office and a cadaver dog are being used to assist in the search. Further details could not be released at this time.
The Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings will open their 2011-12 basketball season in the Panola (Texas) Classic.
The Lady Vikings' first game will be at 7 p.m. Friday against host Panola College. Their second game will be at 2 p.m. Saturday against Jacksonville College.
Panola will look to speed things up against the Lady Vikings.
The Cameron High School basketball teams will begin their 2011-12 seasons tonight at McCurtain. The girls' game will tip off at 6:30 p.m., followed by the boys' contest at 8 p.m.
The Howe High School basketball teams will get the 2011-12 season under way tonight on the road at Smithville. The Lady Lions will play at 6:30 p.m., followed by the Lions at 8 p.m.
On Aug. 9, all high school football teams began practice with the hopes that they would make not only the postseason but win state. Two LeFlore County football teams are essentially playing a playoff game when the Pocola Indians (5-4, 1-4 in District 2A-6) visit the Heavener Wolves (4-5, 2-3) at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Harvey Stadium.
The bottom line is this â€” the winner will make the playoffs and the loser will have its season end.
Last week's 59-56 heartbreaking loss to Fort Gibson ended any postseason hopes for the Poteau Pirates. But the Pirates can still end the season strong by winning their final game of the season, which will be at 7:30 tonight on the road against the Muldrow Bulldogs, coached by former Poteau Assistant Coach Rob Johnson.
The Pirates (4-5, 2-4 in District 4A-4) were still hoping that even with last week's loss that the postseason was still attainable.