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Bertha Eubank

August 31, 2012

Bertha Eubank, 61, of Spiro died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, in the Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery.

Darren Wayne Adkins

August 31, 2012

Darren Wayne Adkins, 26, Spiro, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at Spiro Assembly of God with burial in Spiro City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.

Werner era begins for real tonight for Poteau Pirates with opener against Durant

August 31, 2012

Although the new era of Poteau Pirates football has already started under Greg Werner, their new coach, the realistic beginning will commence at 7:30 p.m. tonight when the Pirates travel to meet the Durant Lions at Paul Laird Field on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
There's nothing more than the Pirates want to do than start out 2012 at 1-0.
“Anytime you start a season, everybody has high hopes,” Werner said. “We want to get it kicked off right, and start the season right.”

Opening Night, Part I

August 31, 2012

Bokoshe entertains Oaks in 2012 football season opener tonight

August 31, 2012

BOKOSHE — The 2012 football season will begin at 7:30 p.m. tonight for the Bokoshe Tigers as they entertain the Oaks Warriors.
For all intents and purpose, this will indeed be nothing more than a scrimmage for the Tigers. The Tigers did not get to do any scrimmages this preseason. In fact, due to a late start to the school year, they've only been practicing about a week in pads and helmets.
“It's been a slow process,” said Tyler Massey, Bokoshe's second-year coach.

Pocola Indians open football season tonight against Regent Prep; game moved from Broken Arrow to Coweta

August 31, 2012

POCOLA — The Pocola Indians saw a heart-breaking end to their 2011 season last year. They lost three of their four final games — all three losses were in games in which they led — which kept them from making the Class 2A playoffs. They don't want that to happen tonight when they travel to meet Tulsa Regent Prep at 7:30 p.m. in Coweta.

Poteau Lady Pirates top seed for next month's LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Tournament

August 31, 2012

Tuesday night could very well have been a prelude to what fans will see Sept. 13 at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex in the 2012 version of the LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Tournament.
When the Poteau Lady Pirates outlasted — literally — the Panama Lady Razorbacks 1-0 in a 14-inning, 3.5-hour contest, it gave the Lady Pirates the necessary edge to garner the top seed, which was determined at Wednesday night's seeding meeting at Western Sizzlin'.

Sports Briefs

August 31, 2012

Carl Albert State College Assistant Softball Coach Megan Young will give softball lessons at $25 per hour to girls up through age 18.
To schedule a session or for additional information, call (580) 704-4517.
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Friday Couple Scrambles will take place at 5:30 p.m. every Friday at Wolf Ridge Golf Course.
The entry fee is $15 per person for the nine-hole weekly event. For additional information, call (918) 647-2582.
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The greatest Poteau Pirates football game — ever

August 31, 2012

It was the fall of 1995. All anyone was talking about all week long was the upcoming Friday night Poteau Pirates' football game against the top-ranked and undefeated Ada Cougars, who featured a tight end who would later play in the National Football League — Jeremy Shockey. Also, Brandon Daniels was the Ada quarterback.
Both teams were 7-0, and it was dubbed as the No. 1 high school game in the state for that week.

August 30th

State releases ACT scores

August 30, 2012

The Oklahoma State Department of Education has released the 2011 ACT scores for 13 LeFlore County high schools.
In LeFlore County, 346 graduating seniors took the ACT, a standardized test that measures high school achievement used in college admissions.
The test consists of four sections, English, mathematics, reading comprehension, and science, which are graded from one to 36 and then averaged to give each student a composite score.

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