August 21st, 2012
TULSA â€” There has been one catch phrase that seems to keep on popping up, in news print or by word of month that has to do with the new direction in which the Poteau High School football program is now headed under the leadership of Greg Werner, the new coach. â€” â€śBuying In.â€ť
In the dictionary, the phrase â€śBuying Inâ€ť means to agree with. You can almost see the lights starting to burn brighter in the Pirates' eyes as the new mind set and scheme of doing things is starting to be absorbed into their very soul.
POCOLA â€” The Pocola Indians held their first football scrimmage of the the 2012 football season Friday night against the Gore Pirates in front of a large crowd at John Carter Field.
The two teams took turns running 10 plays apiece alternating between varsity and junior varsity. On Pocola's second play from scrimmage, sophomore Michael McBride slashed his way through the Pirate defense for a 61-yard touchdown. Four plays, later freshman quarterback Dario Abrego found junior receiver Garrret Howard for a six-yard completion and a first down.
PORUM â€” School has started for most students. However, for the Arkoma Mustangs, they were in class on the football field in Friday night's road scrimmage against the Porum Panthers.
The Mustangs scored on their first and last series, both coming compliments of Tyree Nolden. He capped the first series with a 25-yard touchdown pass from Nathan Gragg, then ended things with a 67-yard TD run.
The Corgill Family has been serving the Poteau area since May of 2005.
The family offers motorcycles, ATVs, side by side vehicles sales & service.
They also carry a full line of accessories, generators. Special orders on hard to find parts. Come see Jimmy, Phyllis, Joe or Bart. Drop in anytime for a cup of coffee or a cold bottle of water.
This Week's Cash Mob Deal:
10% Discount on Service.
All units purchased on August 22 will receive a FREE one time service valued at $65-$110 dollars.
Florita Marie Lord, 66, of Heavener died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener with burial in Conser Cemetery, Hodgen.
Cheryl Lynn Janssen, 57, of Howe died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, in Poteau. No services are planned. Online condolences may be left at the Dowden Funeral Home website, dowdenfh.com.
Sonny Davis, 90, of Talihina died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, in Talihina.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the Talihina High School Auditorium with Cecil Holcomb and Don Taylor officiating.Â Burial will be in Old Town Cemetery, Tuskahoma, under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Two people were arrested Saturday night after Wister Police Department reportedly discovered children living among garbage, animal feces and rotten food.
Jonathon Glover, 23, and Jennifer Ford, 27, both of Wister are being held in the LeFlore County Detention Center on charges of child endangerment, child neglect and trespassing.
According to the arrest report, police found two toddlers in need of medical attention and living in a home with animal feces, garbage and rotten food in the floors.
The polling place for LeFlore County Precinct 304 has changed, according to Election Board Secretary Phillip Zearley.
Beginning with the Aug. 28 primary runoff election, Precinct 304 voters will cast their ballots at the Octavia Baptist Church at 68623 Highway 259.
Residents previously voted at the Octavia Fire Department.
The LeFlore County Public Buildings Authority met Monday morning and upon receipt of contract bonds and a certificate of insurance from Oakridge Builders gave the go-ahead to start the construction of a new health department in Poteau.
According to the job superintendent with ORB, the structural dirt work is progressing and they are waiting for geothermal results and engineering designs before the new geothermal environmental control system can by installed.
The facility is scheduled to be completed by June.