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August 13th, 2012

Alvin Sherdan Decker

August 13, 2012

Alvin Sherdan Decker, 83, of Bokoshe died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at United Methodist Church in Bokoshe under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.

Patsy G. Bottoms

August 13, 2012

Patsy G. Bottoms,75, of Poteau died Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.

Adrian Smith

August 13, 2012

Adrian Smith, 63, of Shady Point died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Adrian was born Sept. 2, 1948 in Stillwater to Farley Deshong Smith and Odessa (Johnson) Smith. Adrian was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam. He was the past mayor of Shady Point for more than 10 years. Adrian was preceded in death by his father.

Local family opens a new track for motor sports enthusiasts

August 13, 2012

The Tanguay family of Poteau are lovers of dirt tracks and motor sports. So when the opportunity to open Raceday Park east of Poteau to provide a riding experience for local families, they couldn't wait to start.
"It's a passion of ours to give families a place to ride," said Jace Tanguay, owner of RDP. "It has been three years in the making but it is now open."
Jace and his sons Triston, 12, and Trace,19, are all avid riders who compete and ride for fun. His wife Sheila is responsible for coordinating races and events at RDP.

Panama Police K9 found murdered

August 13, 2012

The Panama Police Department is investigating the murder of the police departments K9, Creed, who was Officer Andy Bevil's partner.
According to Bevil, on Aug. 5 he and his family returned from church and when he went to feed and water his partner he found him dead from what appeared to be a gunshot wound.
The two-year-old German Shepard was purchased by the department in August 2011 and has been Bevil's partner ever since.
A memorial service for Creed is scheduled Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Panama First Baptist Church located at 107 Jones St.

Poteau's Red-White Interteam Scrimmage

August 13, 2012

August 11th

Poteau Red-White Interteam Scrimmage slated for tonight

August 11, 2012

For fans wanting to get a sneak peak of the 2012 Poteau Pirates football team, tonight will be a golden opportunity.
The Pirates will have their Red-White Interteam Scrimmage beginning at 7 p.m. tonight at Costner Stadium. While there will not be a charge to get in, the team and Poteau Pirates Quarterback Club is requesting donations of body wash.
For starters, tonight's scrimmage will get some nerves out of the players' systems.

Poteau girls off to 3-0 start, hold off Broken Bow on Friday

August 11, 2012

The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team ran its record to 3-0 on Friday with a 3-1 victory over the Broken Bow Lady Savages.

Heavener girls suffer losses to Kansas, Westville Friday in Keys (Park Hill) Festival

August 11, 2012

PARK HILL — After the Heavener Lady Wolves won both games in their Thursday home three-way with Sallisaw and Battiest, it was a rougher day on Friday at the Keys (Park Hill) Festival.
The Lady Wolves lost 5-3 to the Kansas Lady Comets, then fell 7-4 to the Westville Lady Yellowjackets.

Poteau girls run rule Pryor in home opener

August 11, 2012

It was a fine start to the home season for the Poteau Lady Pirates Thursday afternoon as they run ruled the Pryor Lady Tigers 8-0 in five innings in their home opener.

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