April 22nd, 2013
Plans for a Cinco de Mayo festival in Poteau have been canceled.
Folks looking for traditional Mexican entertainment that weekend aren't out of luck, however.
Heavener Runestone Park will hold its Latin Flair Festival from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 4, according to organizer Mike Kennerson.
Poteau Main Street Matters dropped plans for it May 5 celebration because preparations fell behind schedule with the recent departure of executive director Kerri Powers, said new manager Eric Standridge.
The Poteau Pirates age 14-and-younger baseball team won the Greenwood (Ark.) Slugfest last weekend. Front row, from left â€” Dawson Perry, Derek Carroll, Rece Ward, Grant Buckles and Kale Barcheers. Back row â€” Alex Damato, Cade Smith, Ben Klutts, Tristan Thompson, Corry Duncan, Grant Shipman and coach Ron Ward. Not pictured â€” Coach Steve Smith.
Photo by Suzanne Klutts
â€śA Bike for Daylonâ€ť will happen May 18. Daylon is a 13-year-old with cerebral palsy who wants a bike to ride with his family.
Funds are being raised to help his parents purchase an adaptive bike for him.
For more information, call Rachel Pickerel at (918) 649-4028.
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The second annual Brittney Cox Memorial Golf Tournament 2-Man Scramble will take place at 8 a.m. and approximately 1 p.m. Saturday at Choctaw Country Club.
The entry fee is $135 per team, but for teams that have golf carts their fee will be $120.
The Poteau Spirit Center named its March Stars of the Month.
Kasidy Jacobs attends the PSC cheer class and was chosen as a Star of the Month for achievingÂ her back walkover and for all of her inspiration with the team.
Kristie Morrison attends PSC tumbling class she has recently joined the class and has been chosen the star of the month for achieving her back handspring as well as her hard work and dedication.
Isabella Law is in the PSC gymnastics class, works very hard during class and is showing great improvement.
PANAMA â€” The Class 4A District Tournament got off to a great start for the host Panama Lady Razorbacks, but ended rather abruptly for them on a cold, windy Thursday evening.
After the Lady â€™Backs routed Sallisaw Central 15-2, they lost back-to-back games to Tushka by scores of 10-1 and 17-3 in a five-inning, mercy-rule contest to see their season end at 13-15.
Editorâ€™s note: Since Panama was going to be the third team in Poteauâ€™s three-game festival with Red Oak on Monday, Mondayâ€™s action will now just be Red Oak against Poteau at 5 p.m. for Senior Night.
GORE â€” The 2013 baseball season ended for the Arkoma Mustangs on Friday at the Class A District Tournament.
After the Mustangs suffered an 8-2 loss to the Gans Grizzlies, they fell 31-4 to the host Gore Pirates to end the season at 0-16.
Carl Albert State College Viking Adrion Webber, a 6-5 sophomore shooting guard from Muskogee, has signed a NCAA Division I basketball letter of intent with Oral Roberts University in Tulsa. The Golden Eagles are aÂ member of the Southland Conference.
Former Poteau Pirates pitcher Wilson Klutts, a freshmen at Northeastern Oklahoma State University, got his first collegiate save on Wednesday as he threw three hitless innings in the first game against Panhandle State. The RiverHawks won the game 18-3.
ATOKA â€” Heavenerâ€™s Jackson Long was fourth-place medalist at the Atoka Invitational, which took place Thursday at Atoka Trails Golf Course. He shot an 89.
Chance Dunigan shot a 101, while Colt Dunigan carded a 103 for the Wolves, who played in their final regular-season tournament.
The Heavener trio will be in the Class 3A Regional Qualifier on Monday at Cherokee Trails Golf Course in Tahlequah.
Cameron golfer Kody Whitehead will be in the Class 2A Regional Qualifier on Monday at Pryor Creek Golf Course in Pryor.
WARNER â€” Four local track athletes placed at the Warner Invitational on April 9.
Heavenerâ€™s Kamber Vasquez won the high jump, while Talihinaâ€™s Keisha Brown won the long jump (14-10).
Brown was runner-up in the 100-meter dash (13.41 seconds), while teammate Tara Hawkins was second in the 400-meter dash (1:05) and the 800-meter run (2:33).
Heavenerâ€™s Bryce Tollison was runner-up in the discus and shot put.
Hawkins was third in the 200-meter dash (29 seconds).