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January 19th, 2015

It's County Tournament Week, for the 83rd time in history

January 20, 2015

It's hard to believe that it's been a year since the 82nd LeFlore County Tournament took place, but it has. The 83rd edition began Monday.
The LeFlore County Tournament Guide was in Saturday's edition with the numeric rosters and team photographs of all 26 teams as well as the brackets — but it also has a typo by yours truly.

Joy Ann Pottridge

January 19, 2015

Joy Ann Pottridge, 78, of Heavener died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, in Poteau.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Howe Cemetery.

Joy Ann Pottridge

January 19, 2015

Joy Ann Pottridge, 78, of Heavener died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, in Poteau.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Howe Cemetery.

Janene Annice Sweeten

January 19, 2015

Janene Annice Sweeten, 52, of Monroe died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Poteau.

Janene was born Nov. 2, 1962, in Norman to Henry Leon and Shirley Ann (Humphries) Reece. Janene attended Sugarloaf Christian Fellowship. She loved to write poetry and play the piano. She was preceded in death by her father and her husband, Roger Sweeten.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Best Diet Tips & Tricks for a Healthy New Year

January 19, 2015

The most common New Year Resolution is to lose weight and get fit. Fitness and nutrition expert John Basedow offers his best diet tips and tricks, including 'smart shopping,' controlling portion size, selecting natural foods, home cooking and packing 'take home plates' when eating out, so you to make this year your best ever.

Dying Oklahoma inmate's last words stir questions

January 19, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma inmate executed amid a legal challenge over lethal injection began complaining about the effects on his body before the drugs were administered, prompting some to question whether he may have exaggerated his symptoms to help his fellow death row inmates' case.

Charles Warner, who was executed Thursday for the killing of an 11-month-old girl in 1997, said during his last words: "It feels like acid." The comment came before any of the lethal drugs were administered and while he was only receiving a saline drip through an intravenous line.

January 18th

Pocola softball player signs with Connors State College on Friday

January 18, 2015

Pocola Lady Indians shortstop Desi Carter said that softball was “like family almost.” She’ll be with that “family” into the next level.
The senior shortstop signed a letter of intent with Connors State College in a signing ceremony Friday morning inside the high school gym lobby.
“I feel that I’m going to be happy there,” said Carter, who was one of three LeFlore County players to be named to the Small School East Fast-Pitch All-State Team this past fall. “It seemed like a good choice. I know I’m going to like it.”

Thompson wins first Pigskin Picks Contest

January 18, 2015

Poteau resident Tobey Thompson kept seeing one of the winners of the Poteau Daily News' Pigskin Picks Contest, Robert Swinford, winning quite often, so he decided to join in the fun. It took him 20 weeks, but he finally got a win.
Thompson bested all the contestants in last week's contest, going 4-1, to win the $25 prize.
The ballot for next weekend’s contest was in Saturday's physical edition on Page 5A. That ballot will need to be turned in by 5 p.m. Friday to be eligible for that contest’s $25 prize-winning check.

Sports Briefs

January 18, 2015

The Poteau High School basketball teams’ Pink-Out Games will be Jan. 27 against Spiro at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse, with the girls’ game at 6:30 p.m. and the boys’ contest at 8 p.m.
There will be baked goods for sale with all proceeds to be donated to the American Cancer Society.
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The second annual Hungry Like the Wolf 5k/10k fun run/walk and two-mile walk will take place beginning at noon Feb. 21 at Blues Park in Heavener. Race-day registration and packet pick-up will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Packets may also be picked up from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday at Heavener High School.

January 17th

2015 LeFlore County Basketball Tournament Brackets (CORRECTED BOYS)

January 17, 2015

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