February 9th, 2013
Anyone interested in coaching a Poteau City League baseball/softball team for the 2013 season should contact Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
The first coaches meeting will be at 1 p.m. March 9 at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
The season will begin April 29.
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Any team interested in playing in the 2013 Green Country League at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex should have a representative attend the first coaches meeting at 2 p.m. March 9 at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
WILBURTON â€” The Eastern Oklahoma State College Mountaineers outscored the Carl Albert State College Vikings 58-24 in the second half in their 89-56 win over the Vikings on Thursday night at Claud C. Dunlap Fieldhouse.
Despite getting 15 points from D. Brown, it wasn't enough for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings in their 72-48 loss to the Eastern Oklahoma State College Lady Mountaineers in the first game of Thursday night's doubleheader.
QUINTON â€” After getting road wins Tuesday night at Stigler, the second of two road games this week did not go in favor of the Pocola High School basketball teams.
The Indians and Lady Indians were swept at the hands of the Quinton teams on Thursday night. The Savages got past the Indians 58-45, while the Lady Savages rallied to defeat the Lady Indians 45-42.
By Ken Milam
The Poteau City Council placed a moratorium on small business buildings Monday night, pending possible changes to zoning laws.
Mayor Jeff Shockley said no specific businesses are being targeted and the move is meant to protect and maintain attractive business districts.
The moratorium affects commercial buildings less than 20 feet wide.
Shockley said the city Planning Commission will be asked to look at zoning requirements and decide if they should be amended.
By Kim Ross
A Super Bowl party turned violent Sunday night after a man was shot three times at his home.
According to LeFlore County Undersheriff, Kendall Morgan, Robert G. Hamner, 35, was shot three times in the abdomen after a domestic altercation erupted. Hamner and four other people were inside the home on Pleasant Valley Road in Poteau when the shooting occurred.
Employees of AES Shady Point donated money they raised for two area organizations by hosting a silent auction during their annual employee Christmas Party. The employees raised more than $3,600 at the event. The Christian Free Medical Clinic and LeFlore County Youth Services each received checks in the amount of $1,834, after being chosen by AES employees as the beneficiaries of their fundraising efforts.
Wister residents are asked to call 911 to report fires instead of the old Fire Department number.
The old number was disconnected Wednesday, according to City Manager Linston Chronister.
Under the new system, firefighters will be dispatched by radio from the LeFlore County 911 center in Poteau. The center dispatches fire and ambulance calls and routes other emergency calls to the appropriate law enforcement agency.
Wister officials posted news of the change on the city marquee at the park.
Non-emergency calls still can be made to City Hall at (918) 655-7421.