April 15th, 2013
With the opening date drawing near for the Patrick Lynch Public Library, the finishing outside touches are being completed.
The new library, which is scheduled to open May 1, will replace the Buckley Public Library, located on Dewey Avenue. Until construction is complete, Buckley will remain open in its current capacity. After Patrick Lynch Public Library is completed, plans have been made to give the old facility to the Literacy Council of LeFlore County, which is now housed at Buckley.
Construction on the new headquarters for the LeFlore County Youth Services is completed and a new director has taken the reins.
The new 7000-square-foot facility houses not only the LCYS offices, but also the emergency childrenâs shelter. In the past, LCYS headquarters had been based out of the DIAL building on Dewey Avenue in downtown Poteau and the emergency childrenâs shelter had been based out of the Reed House near Pansy Kidd Middle School.
MUSKOGEE â The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team made a statement in Fridayâs action in the Muskogee Festival.
Class 6Aâs 10th-ranked Lady Pirates stunned Class 6Aâs top-ranked Moore Lady Lions 9-6 in their second game of the day.
In Poteauâs other game, Southmoore used middle-inning offense to down the Lady Pirates 15-6.
HULBERT â The Poteau High School boys golf team grabbed all the second-place honors at Friday's Fort Gibson Invitational, which took place at Western Hills Golf Course.
The Pirates had a team score of 321, finishing two team strokes behind champion Sallisaw (319), but ahead of third-place and host Fort Gibson (327) â which beat Poteau and Sallisaw in Monday's Poteau Boys Invitational at Choctaw Country Club.
âA Bike for Daylonâ will happen May 18. Daylon is a 13-year-old with cerebral palsy who wants a bike to ride with his family.
Funds are being raised to help his parents purchase an adaptive bike for him.
For more information, call Rachel Pickerel at (918) 649-4028.
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The second annual Brittney Cox Memorial Golf Tournament 2-Man Scramble will take place at 8 a.m. and approximately 1 p.m. April 27 at Choctaw Country Club.
The entry fee is $135 per team, but for teams that have golf carts their fee will be $120.
The Poteau Pirates had to wait a day to begin the Coal Miners Classic due to wet fields on Thursday, but did not let that bother them at all.
Poteau routed the McAlester junior varsity 10-1 in five innings in Hartshorne. The Pirates played co-host Hartshorne, which beat Eufaula 6-4, later Friday night for the right to get to todayâs championship game at 4 p.m. in Wilburton. The Poteau-Hartshorne loser will play for third place at 2 this afternoon in Wilburton.
The Heavener Wolves faced elimination from the tournament late Friday after losing 16-6 to the Stigler Panthers in Wilburton.
WISTER â Three LeFlore County baseball teams found themselves late Friday in the winnerâs bracket semifinals of the Wister Invitational Tournament, with one more win putting them into this afternoonâs title game.
Tournament host Wister had little problem with Hartford, Ark., winning 13-1 in three innings. That put the Wildcats into Friday nightâs semifinal against local rival Whitesboro.
The Bulldogs avenged last weekâs LeFlore County Tournament loss to Panama by downing the Razorbacks 9-5 â the same score the Hogs beat the âDogs by in their opening-round county tournament game.
The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team played Friday in the Muskogee Festival. Two weeks from now, the team will return there for the playoffs.
The Lady Pirates were sent to Muskogee along with Bixby and Broken Bow for the Class 6A Regional Tournament.
As for Class 4A, 3A and 2A baseball, four of LeFlore Countyâs teams were given the honor of being a district tournament host.
Poteau will entertain Roland for the Class 4A District Tournament.
Spiro will host Heavener in the Class 3A District Tournament.
A unique opportunity for filmmakers is coming to Carl Albert State College on Friday and Saturday.
The inaugural Midnight Oil Film Race will begin on Friday at 11:30 p.m. and end on Saturday, April 20 at 11:59 p.m.
Marcus Blair, CASC film studies instructor, said teams will have 24 hours to complete a film. There can be up to five filmmakers plus as many actors as needed per team to produce a five minute short film. Just prior to the beginning of the 24 hour time period, a theme, item, and action will be revealed to teams that must be incorporated in the films.
To mark the end of the tax season and raise money for various causes, the Christian Women's Fellowship of First Christian Church in Poteau holds a luncheon as near as possible to "tax day," April 15.
This year's dinner will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the church at Parker and Witte.
The menu includes zesty chicken pasta, salad, rolls, cookies and a drink. Cost is $7 and carry-outs will be available by calling 647-3400 on the day of the lunch.
Advance tickets area available at True Value hardware or the church office.