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August 23rd, 2014

Talihina football team looks good in Valliant scrimmage

August 23, 2014

TALIHINA — For the fans in attendance at Thursday night's Talihina Golden Tigers football scrimmage against the Valliant Bulldogs at Doc Robinson Stadium, it probably looked like the locals were picking up right where they left off.
“I'm not going as far as saying that, but they're really hungry,” Talihina coach Kelly Gravitt said. “They really looked hungry [in Thursday night's scrimmage].”
The Talihina offense scored six touchdowns and kept the ’Dogs out of the end zone.

Heavener cross country teams begin season in Haworth Invitational on Monday afternoon

August 23, 2014

The 2014 season for the Heavener Lady Wolves and Wolves cross country teams will begin Monday afternoon with the Haworth Invitational.
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2014 Heavener Cross Country Schedule
Date Meet Place Time
Aug. 25 Haworth Invitational Idabel TBA
Sept. 6 Henryetta Invitational Henryetta TBA
Sept. 13 Prague Invitational Prague TBA
Sept. 20 Shawnee Invitational Shawnee TBA
Sept. 27 OSU Jamboree Stillwater TBA
Oct. 4 Chili Pepper Invitational Fayetteville 11 a.m.
Oct. 11 Chisholm Invitational Enid TBA
Oct. 18 Class 3A Regional Meet TBA TBA
Oct. 25 Class 3A State Meet TBA TBA

August 22nd

Thursday's High School Softball Roundup

August 22, 2014

HOWE — The Howe Lady Lions got a home win Thursday afternoon by defeating the Leflore Lady Savages 11-5.
The Lady Lions broke a 4-all tie with a two-run second inning for a 6-4 lead after two innings.
After the Lady Savages cut the deficit to 6-5 in the fourth inning, the Lady Lions responded with a five-run fourth inning for an 11-5 lead.
Spiro 5, Whitesboro 1; Spiro 6, Buffalo Valley 1; Whitesboro 14, Buffalo Valley 4: In Whitesboro, Spiro went undefeated in Thursday's three-way, while the host team went 1-1.

Cameron seeking berth into CASC Invitational consolation title game; Leflore, Wister, Red Oak played in championship semifinals Friday in Howe; title game Saturday afternoon at CASC

August 22, 2014

The Cameron Yellowjackets tried Friday night to get to the consolation finals of the 2014 Carl Albert State College Invitational at CASC's Ival Goodman Field.
The Yellowjackets and the Smithville Braves battled in Friday afternoon's consolation quarterfinal, with the game tied at 5 after seven innings. The winner played in the consolation semifinals later that night against McCurtain. That winner will play the Oktaha Tigers at 11 a.m. Saturday for the consolation title.

Whitesboro boys get first win of season, split games in own 2014 tournament; Bulldogs played in consolation semifinals with hopes of playing for Saturday's consolation title at noon

August 22, 2014

WHITESBORO — The Whitesboro Bulldogs baseball team got its first win of the 2014 fall season Thursday afternoon as they routed the Panola Bearcats 13-0 in the opening round of the Whitesboro Tournament.
However, the ’Dogs lost in the championship quarterfinals 12-2 to the Boswell Scorpions.
The Bulldogs faced Braggs in Friday afternoon's consolation semifinals with the winner playing for the consolation championship at noon Saturday. The loser will be eliminated.

Dr. John Montgomery Scholarship Banquet slated for Saturday

August 22, 2014

The third annual Dr. John Montgomery Scholarship Banquet, hosted by LeFlore County Branch NAACP, is slated for this weekend.
The banquet will start at 6 p.m. Saturday [Aug. 23] at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
Tickets are available at the Poteau Chamber of Commerce.
Adults are $25 and youths 17 and younger are $15. Corporate tables also are available.
This year's guest speaker is Dr. Paul Beran, chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith..

Time to Brave the Mud

August 22, 2014

The second annual Brave the Mud Run is set for 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at the LeFlore County Fairgrounds.
“Last year’s mud run reached well beyond our expectations. We raised over $12,000 for the shelter because of the overwhelming response we received,” said Glenda Wise, race director. All profits will go directly to the Leflore County Women’s Crisis Services.

Poteau Fire fights large blaze

August 22, 2014

Poteau Fire responded to a large grass fire, including a hay bailer that was engulfed in flames, on old Oklahoma Highway 112 near Double Branch Church Friday about 2:30 p.m.
PDN photo by Amanda Corbin

Joe Allison Randall

August 22, 2014

Joe Allison Randall, 64, of Bokoshe died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.

Ruth Ann (Treat) Pickering

August 22, 2014

Ruth Ann (Treat) Pickering, 66, of Bokoshe died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.

Ruth was born July 25, 1948, in McAlester to Allen Newton and Anna Belle (Rice) Southard. She was a retired seamstress, rancher, wife, mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her late husband, Charley Treat, and siblings, Doyle and Richard Southard and Grace Testa.

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