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June 17th, 2013

Former CASC employee charged with theft; pleads guilty

June 17, 2013

A former employee of Carl Albert State College has pleaded guilty to money theft after the FBI was called to investigate missing federal funds.
Jennifer Hall Campbell, 45, of Poteau was employed at CASC as the campus federal programs bookkeeper and a Perkins loan officer.
On June 6, the U.S. District Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma filed information in the case charging Campbell with federal program theft.

Howe Boys Summer Basketball League Schedule

June 17, 2013

At Heavener
Heavener vs. Spiro, 5 p.m.; McCurtain vs. Stigler, 5:40 p.m.; Heavener vs. Stigler, 6:20 p.m.; Spiro vs. McCurtain, 7 p.m.; Spiro vs. Stigler, 7:40 p.m.; Heavener vs. McCurtain, 8:20 p.m.
At Pocola
Pocola vs. Panama, 5 p.m.; Bokoshe vs. Sallisaw, 5:40 p.m.; Pocola vs. Sallisaw, 6:20 p.m.; Bokoshe vs. Panama, 7 p.m.; Panama vs. Sallisaw, 7:40 p.m.; Pocola vs. Bokoshe, 8:20 p.m.
At Talihina
Talihina vs. Leflore, 5 p.m.; Wilburton vs. TBA, 5:40 p.m.; Talihina vs. Wilburton, 6:20 p.m.; Leflore vs. TBA, 7 p.m.; Leflore vs. Wilburton, 7:40 p.m.; Talihina vs. TBA, 8:20 p.m.

Poteau soccer All-Stater scores both East goals in 2-1 victory over West

June 17, 2013

NEWCASTLE — Fresh off winning the Class 4A state title last month, three Poteau Pirates — Zack Roebuck, Justin Barnes and Kyle Matos — made sure their final high school game was a win.
Roebuck scored both goals, one of which was assisted by Barnes, as the East beat the West 2-1 in the 2013 All-State Boys Soccer Game.

Coca-Cola and Dasani Water Races Results/Point Standings

June 17, 2013

Tri-State Speedway, Pocola
June 8
Pure Stock Race
1. Dawson Graham, Van Buren, Ark.; 2. Jesse Ruark, Sallisaw; 3. Charlie Brummett, Mountainburg, Ark.; 4. David Church, Mountainburg; 5. Kris McCawley, Sallisaw.
B Modified Race
1. Brandon Wilson, Fort Smith, Ark.; 2. Kyle McAllister, Fort Smith; 3. Camden Perry, Lincoln, Ark.; 4. Dallas Bourland, Fort Smith; 5. Gerry Vaughn, Greenwood, Ark.
Factory Stock Race

June 14th

Poteau softball duo to play in Slow-Pitch All-State Game Saturday afternoon in Norman

June 14, 2013

For two graduating Poteau High School softball players, this afternoon will likely be bittersweet.
Poteau's Shelby Standridge and Gabba Wilson will play for the Large East as it meets the Large West in the 2013 Oklahoma Slow-Pitch Softball Coaches Association All-State Game at 3 this afternoon at Marita Hynes Field at the University of Oklahoma Softball Complex in Norman.

Panama Summer Softball League Postseason Tournament Schedule

June 14, 2013

Winner's Bracket
Opening Round
Panama JV vs. Talihina, Field No. 1, 8 a.m.; Pocola vs. McCurtain, Field No. 2, 8 a.m.; Heavener vs. Ozark, Ark., Field No. 3, 8 a.m.; Keota vs. Wilburton, Field No. 1, 9:20 a.m.; Whitesboro vs. Roland, Field No. 2, 9:20 a.m.
Poteau vs. Keota-Wilburton winner, Field No. 1, 10:40 a.m.; Panama vs. Whitesboro-Roland winner, Field No. 2, 10:40 a.m.; Wister vs. Pocola-McCurtain winner, Field No. 3, 10:40 a.m.; Panama JV-Talihina winner vs. Heavener-Ozark winner, Field No. 1, noon.

OCRS sprint car racing coming to Tri-State Speedway Saturday night

June 14, 2013

The Oil Capital Racing Series sprint cars will hit the track Saturday night at Tri-State Speedway near Pocola.
The racing card will begin at 7:30 p.m. The pits will open at 4 p.m., with the grandstands opening at 5 p.m.
Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children. Pit passes cost $35 for adults and $15 for children.
The races will feature 18-year-old points leader Harli White.
For additional information, go online to

Wanda T. Rhodes

June 14, 2013

Wanda T. Rhodes, 87, of Sulphur, La., a native of Wister, died Thursday, June 13, 2013, in Sulphur.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15, in Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home in Sulphur. Burial will be in Mimosa Pines Cemetery South in Carlyss, La. Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home in Sulphur is handling arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left at

Carolyn Sue King

June 14, 2013

Carolyn Sue King, 70, of Spiro died Thursday, June 13. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 17, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery. Family visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Billy Don Caldwell

June 14, 2013

Billy Don Caldwell, 55, of Poteau died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Muskogee. Billy was born July 29, 1957, in Bokoshe to Raymond Earl and Velma Mae (Fields) Caldwell. He worked for LeFlore County District 1. Billy was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves, National Guard and Naval Reserves. Billy was preceded in death by his father and best friend, Larry Hugle; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Eugena and William Potter.

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