February 15th, 2012
PANAMA â€” The Panama Lady Razorbacks bounced back from Thursday night's poor outing in Pocola to down the Haileyville Warriors 40-20 Friday night at the Panama Gym.
Leading by six points after one period, the Lady â€™Backs upped their lead to 10 points at 20-10 at halftime.
Panama put the game away in the third quarter as the Lady Razorbacks got up to as much as an 18-point lead at 32-14.
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2012 Poteau High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Categories include: football, boys and girls basketball, baseball, fast-pitch and slow-pitch softball, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls track, boys and girls golf, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls all-around athlete, wrestling, coaching and support and service.
The deadline to submit nominations is March 30.
For additional information or to submit a nomination, call (918) 839-0394.
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BROKEN ARROW â€” Seven Poteau Youth Wrestling Club members qualified for next week's state tournament in Oklahoma City by placing in last weekend's regional tournament.
Luke Brooks (Division I) and Bryson Terry (Division IV) were regional champions.
Dauntay Warren (Division III), Race Williams (Division IV) and Ross Johnson (Division IV) were fourth, while Drake Barbee (Division III) and Connor Williams (Division V) were fifth.
WESTVILLE â€” Six Panama Junior High School powerlifters placed in Friday's Westville Invitational.
Gabe Harp (168-pound division, ninth grade), Hunter Rimer (181, eighth grade) and Ryan Farrar (heavyweight, ninth grade) all took first place.
Austin Morrison (157 pounds) and Josh Harper (157) were runners-up in seventh and ninth grade, respectively.
Eight-grader Logan Coker was third at heavyweight.
Wilburt â€śLeonâ€ť Ballew, 72, of Red Oak died Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, in Wilburton.
He was born Sept. 3, 1939, in Okmulgee to Wilburt and Nina Mae (Rinehart) Ballew.Â He was an automobile mechanic.
Â He is preceded in death by his parents.
LeFlore County residents now have a safe way to dispose of their unused and unwanted prescription medications.
The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department, and the Wreck-Less Drug Free Coalition of Poteau have recently completed a cooperative effort to bring a prescription medication drop box to LeFlore County.
A Poteau High School graduate will soon see her name in lights, Micah Hobday of Poteau will star as LuLu in a collegiate production of "Cabaret" which opens Thursday at East Central University.
As German society was sliding toward the Nazis in the 1930s, its popular cabarets mixed decadent entertainment with controversial political themes, a combination mirrored in the musical