June 8th, 2012
The Frisco Railroad line was once a vital part of the infrastructure of LeFlore County. Now, the rails are gone, but the trail remains. Stretching from Poteau to Wister, the remnants of the old rail line have become a trail frequented by walkers, runners, and bike riders. Unfortunately, however, the trail also became neglected and was soon a popular place to dump garbage. Poteau marathon runner Josh Snyder,
however, was not content to let the trail fall into disrepair and disuse.
The LeFlore County Bass Club had its seventh tournament of the 2012 circuit Sunday afternoon at Ward's Landing on Lake Wister. There were 28 boats with 52 anglers who caught 98 fish weighing a collective 212.39 pounds. The average fish caught weighed 2.17 pounds, and there were 14 limits caught.
Besting the field was the duo of Wade â€śFLWâ€ť Dalton and Josh â€śStickersâ€ť Walls, who caught 13.58 pounds of fish to collect $650.
A fundraiser is being planned for a local paramedic who is facing cancer
for the second time. Twenty-one-year-old LeFlore County Emergency Medical Service paramedic Anthony Stankewitz is, unfortunately, no stranger to cancer. According to EMS Director David Grovdahl, it was little more than a year ago when Stankewitz became light headed while responding to an emergency. Doctors found that Stankewitz had a large mass in his chest cavity. The mass was so big that it was
The LeFlore County Sheriffâ€™s Department and the Arkoma Police Department served a narcotics search warrant on an Arkoma residence Tuesday seizing methamphetamines and items believed to be used in the manufacturing of narcotics. An investigation led law enforcement to obtain a search warrant for the residence on Schasley Street allegedly occupied by Anthony Clayton Henry, 29.
ROGERS, Ark. â€” The Eastern Oklahoma Riverdawgs Major American Legion baseball team split its Tuesday dobuleheader with Rogers. The Riverdawgs took the nightcap 9-2 after losing the opener 11-2.
The Poteau Spirit Center will have a dance camp from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 14-16.
The entry fee is $65 per camper, and each camp will conclude with a performance on the camp's final day.
For additional information, call (918) 647-3547 or go online to www.poteauspiritcenter.webs.com.
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Any church interested in playing in the 2012 Poteau Coed Church League this summer needs to call Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939.
Entry Fee is $400 per team. Deadline for entry is June 28. There will be two divisions if enough teams enter.