February 27th, 2013
Last weekend was a rough one on LeFlore County high school basketball teams. When we woke up Thursday morning, there were 15 teams left. However, now weâ€™re down to three teams â€” the Talihina teams and the Spiro Bulldogs.
Only the Golden Tigers are still on the winnerâ€™s-bracket side. They will play for the Class 2A Area Tournament title, and a trip to state, Friday night in Wilburton against Preston â€” which was the team they beat in both the area finals and state finals in 2011 when they won the Class 2A State Tournament.
Several students at the Poteau Spirit Center got the good news this month that they were named Stars of the Month.
Three PSC cheerleaders who were so honored were Makaylee Wilson, Graicey Dorsey and Emily Rodriguez.
Eight PSC gymnasts were named Stars of the Month â€” Billie McNatt, Lucky Athey, Samantha Osterhout, Abbey Long, Piper Akins, Madelyn Long and Kaylee Hogrefe.
TYLER, Texas â€” The Carl Albert State College baseball team went 1-2 on its weekend road series against Tyler Junior College.
The Vikings won the opener 7-3 on Friday night, but dropped both games of Saturdayâ€™s doubleheader 3-2 and 4-1.
The Vikings will entertain the University of the Ozarks junior varsity for a doubleheader beginning at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ival Goodman Field.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The Oklahoma City Thunder hasn't exactly picked up the pace in the second half of the season, losing three straight around the All-Star break before finally knocking off the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena to get back on the winning track.
The win at home over Minnesota was the first of three straight within the friendly confines of Chesapeake Energy Arena, the longest home streak left in the season.
Lake Wister and Talimena state parks have joined to promote a heart healthy hiking program this year.
A hike will take place each month, alternating between the two state parks.
The next hike will take place at Lake Wister State Park's Wards Landing Campground on March 9.
All hikes will begin at 1 p.m. Bottled water will be provided at each month's hike.
For additional information, call (918) 567-2052 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Pat Tackett, 78, of Bokoshe died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. in Fort Smith, Ark.
According to the Poteau Police Department, a gold minivan was attempting to cross South Broadway from Conser Street when it collided with a white SUV traveling south on Broadway.
The collision caused the white SUV to spin around and turn over, coming to rest on it's top.
No one was injured in the accident.
Traffic was detoured onto South McKenna and Church Street during the investigation and removal of the damaged vehicles.
Are you ready to get rid of the dreary and cold winter and open up the promise of a warm spring?
Wonder about the importance of spring to Native Americans?
Come celebrate the beginning of spring a little differently this year. On March 20 and 21, there will be a series of guided vernal equinox walks at Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center, where you can learn from an archaeologist and ask questions.
â€śThis is one of the worst cases I have worked in which hunting dogs were killed for no reason,â€ť said Lt. Donnie Edwards of the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department.
Edwards' statement was made after a Poteau man allegedly opened fire, killing two hounds trained to track raccoon. A third coon dog was injured in the shooting.
Douglas Slade Frerich, 42, of Poteau was booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center on three counts of felony animal cruelty after the Friday night shooting.