Several live performances were given Thursday during the Christmas Open House hosted by The Community State Bank in Poteau.
Linzy Blankenship played the guitar and sang as Leah Peters harmonized backup vocals.
The family of a Poteau man convicted of child abuse and in court for a recent domestic abuse case was involved in an altercation with the alleged victim Thursday morning.
Ashley Marie Cox, of Heavener, appeared in LeFlore County District Court as a witness against her former husband Jeremiah Cox, 33, of Poteau. Jeremiah Cox, who was convicted of child abuse last year, appeared in court for a recent domestic abuse case in which his former wife was the victim.
PARK HILL â€” The Poteau Pirates did not get the start to the 2012-13 season they had hoped for as they lost 57-42 to Class 3A's sixth-ranked Keys (Park Hill) Cougars in the opening round of the Keys Cougars Invitational.
The Pirates will play the Fort Gibson junior varsity at 8:45 p.m. Friday with a win putting them into the consolation championship game at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The Poteau-Fort Gibson JV loser will play for seventh place at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
Heavener 51, Wister 28: In Wister, the Wolves jumped out to an 11-1 lead after a period en route to a 24-11 halftime advantage.
WISTER â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves got their first win of the 2012-13 campaign Tuesday night as they picked up a road victory over the Wister Lady Wildcats by the score of 51-43.
Leading 26-23 at halftime, the Lady Wolves outscored the Lady â€™Cats 17-8 in the third quarter to enter the final period with a 43-31 advantage.
Pocola 44, Quinton 29: In Pocola, the Lady Indians got their first win of the season as they led pretty much from start to finish. Pocola led 12-8 after one period en route to a 20-14 halftime advantage.
WILBURTON â€” For the most part, it was a successful night of hoops for LeFlore County teams on Day 2 of the Eastern Oklahoma State College Classic.
In the gold girls bracket, the Arkoma Lady Mustangs got pastr the Buffalo Valley Lady Buffaloes 42-39 Tuesday afternoon at the Wilburton High School Gym, but the Leflore Lady Savages fell 64-6 to the Red Oak Lady Eagles at EOSC's Claud C. Dunlap Fieldhouse.
In the blue girls bracket, the Bokoshe Lady Tigers handled the Haileyville Lady Warriors 48-16 Tuesday night at the WHS Gym.
TULSA â€” The Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team has not lost back-to-back games this season, and did not want to have happen last weekend as it entertained the Central Florida Knights for the second time in three weeks at Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium. However, Saturday's meeting was for all the marbles â€” the 2012 Conference USA championship.
Malinda Scott, 88, of Spiro died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.
Services will be held at noon Saturday, Dec. 8, at Spiro First Baptist Church with burial in Fort Coffey Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
The Town of Pocola may find themselves owing the Internal Revenue Service more than $8,000 for unpaid back taxes.
According to Town Clerk John Limbocker, the problem occurred when the previous Deputy Clerk, Sally Deselms, failed to keep her records up to date. Limbocker said the problem has since been solved after Deselms was replaced six weeks ago with Amanda Goldsmith.
According to Limbocker, $8,200 is the financial burden the town may have to pay in interest after being fined and penalized for failure to pay taxes.