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January 24th, 2013

Pocola boys, Spiro girls reach today's fifth-place contests; Wister boys, Bokoshe girls make consolation finals with OT wins

January 24, 2013

WISTER — Two local teams, the Pocola Indians and the Spiro Lady Bulldogs, responded to quarterfinal losses with strong performances Wednesday night in the 81st LeFlore County Tournament at the Wister High School gym.
Two others, the tournament-host Wister Wildcats and the Bokoshe Lady Tigers, had to go overtime before punching their tickets to Thursday night's consolation finals.

Carl Albert basketball teams suffer road losses to NOC-Enid

January 24, 2013

For the second straight game, D. Brown had a strong offensive showing with 20 points that included five 3-point baskets. However, this time it wasn’t enough for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings in their 64-53 loss to the 22nd-ranked Northern Oklahoma College-Enid Lady Jets on Wednesday night at the Mabee Center in Enid.
A dominant effort on both ends of the floor allowed the NOC-Enid Jets to come away with an impressive 81-47 win over the Carl Albert State College Vikings in the second game Wednesday night.

PHS Drama Dept. to produce student one act plays

January 24, 2013

Friday at 7 p.m. at the Bob Lee Kidd Civic Center in Poteau the Poteau High School Drama Department and Thespian Troupe #3283 will present three one act plays written and directed by PHS students. Admission for the show is $3.

Names released of Spiro burn victims

January 24, 2013

LeFlore County Sheriff's Department released the name of two burn victims involved in a Monday night house fire near Spiro.
According to LeFlore County Undersheriff Kendall Morgan, Myrtle Cooper, 47, and Elec Cusick, 39, were the two victims found unconscious outside a home on Stewart Loop.
The fire still is under investigation, according to Morgan, which is why the release of the names was delayed.

Area State Parks to offer hikes

January 24, 2013

Lake Wister State Park and Talimena State Park have joined together to promote a "heart healthy hiking" program for 2013.
A hike will be held each month alternating between the two parks. On February 9 a hike will be held at Talimena State Park and will be two to four miles in length. The hike will return to Lake Wister for a four mile hike March 9 starting at Wards Landing Campground. These hikes will begin at 1 p.m. Bottled water will be provided for all participants.

Mossie Lene Farrar

January 24, 2013

Mossie Lene Farrar, 88, of Cameron died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, in Poteau. Mossie was born April 7, 1924, in Liberty Hill (Cameron), to Tom and Pearl (Fox) Anderson. She was a beautician. Mossie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lenard Farrar; sister, Lois Dunlap; and granddaughter, Fatima.

Jean Bass

January 24, 2013

Jean Bass, 89, of Poteau died January 22, 2013, in Poteau. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at Grace Manor Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Little officiating. Burial will be in Vaughn Cemetery, Poteau. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau.

Opal May Allison

January 24, 2013

Opal May Allison, 84, of Poteau died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, in Poteau. Opal was born March 8, 1928, in Leflore to Bert and Eller (Hindricks) Robison. She was a member of the United Pentecostal Church. Opal was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, James Thomas Ferguson and Joe Allison; brothers, James Everett, Johnny and Bill Robison; sister, Mary Stephens; daughter, Flossie Mae Ridner; and great-grandson, Greyson Hunt.

Donnie Charles Green

January 24, 2013

Donnie Charles Green, 75, of Howe died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Howe. He was born July 22, 1937, at Montague County, Texas, to James Ivy and Mary Pearl (Houk) Green. He was a truck driver.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and two sisters.

Poteau outfielder signs softball letter of intent with Connors State College

January 24, 2013

There are six players who are part of the Class of 2013 for the Poteau Lady Pirates softball team. The third athlete punched her ticket to play at the next level.
Poteau outfielder Shelby Standridge inked her name on the dotted line of her letter of intent to play college softball with Connors State College in Warner in a ceremony Wednesday morning at the high school.

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