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November 3rd, 2012

Festival feast

November 3, 2012

Women of Poteau First United Methodist Church
are shown serving lunch Friday during the United
Methodist Women’s Fall Festival. Besides the luncheon,
the festival featured a bake sale and vendor
booths. The well-attended annual event is the
group’s major fundraiser in support of local and
global missions.
PDN photo by Kim Ross

Fort Coffee VFD faces negligence suit in March fire

November 3, 2012

By Kim Ross
PDN Reporter
A Fort Coffee woman is suing
the community volunteer fire
department for what she contends
is negligence that led to fire consuming
her home.
Ester Clayton, 82, of Fort Coffee
filed a civil lawsuit against the
Fort Coffee Fire Department on
Thursday, asking for more than
$10,000 in damages to her home
which resulted from an earlier
controlled burn started by the fire
department on March 3.
According to the petition,
Clayton contends that the fire
department burned an abandoned
mobile home located next to
Clayton’s home at 18290 First St.

November 2nd

Week 10 LeFlore County High School Football Scores

November 3, 2012

Poteau 62, Tulsa Rogers 14
Spiro 26, Checotah 18
Talihina 63, Gore 42
Heavener 49, Eufaula 42
Vian 54, Panama 0
Mountainburg, Ark., 54, Pocola 19
Webbers Falls 62, Arkoma 22

Now, it's off to the playoffs

November 3, 2012

The 2012 regular season of high school football has ended, and for four LeFlore County teams — Spiro (Class 3A), Panama (Class 2A), Pocola (Class 2A) and Talihina (Class A) — they will now begin their postseason parade next week.
I'm planning on some special feature stories on some of these teams' players throughout the latter half of next week for something different and special from what I've been doing with these teams.

CASC basketball teams sweep homecoming games Thursday night

November 3, 2012

It was a happy homecoming for the Carl Albert State College basketball teams as they opened their seasons Thursday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Behind Adrion Webber's 22 points and LaShawn Gallion's 20 points, the Vikings got a 92-78 come-from-behind victory over the North Arkansas Pioneers.
The came on the heels of the Lady Vikings' 102-27 rout of the St. Gregory's University junior varsity, thanks to 14 points off of the bench by former Heavener Lady Wolf Skylar Cooper.

Homecoming Win

November 3, 2012

Thunder wins home opener over Blazers on Friday night after losing season opener Thursday in San Antonio

November 3, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY — After a stunning defeat Thursday night at San Antonio thanks to Tony Parker's shot at the buzzer, the Oklahoma City Thunder returned home for its home opener Friday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Portland knocked off the Los Angeles Lakers in its home opener Wednesday night.
It was a tough loss to the Spurs as the Thunder held the ball and a three-point lead with just less than a minute to play. However, the trip back home was a chance for the team to get their first win of the season — and that the Thunder did.

All dressed up with someplace to go — Wister Trail of Treats

November 2, 2012

Paisley Simpson, 1, daughter of Brian and
Page Simpson of Panama was one of the costume contest winners at the Trail of Treats and Thrills held Saturday at Wister Lake State Park.

Three local softball players make All-State Fast-Pitch Teams

November 2, 2012

Three local high school softball players received the ultimate individual honor — making the 2012 All-State Fast-Pitch Softball Team.
Poteau's Shelby Standridge and Brenna Vise made the Middle East team, while Panama's Taylor Eaves made the Small East team.
Spiro's Braylin Gray is an alternate utility player on the Middle East, while several other locals — Poteau's Gabba Wilson, Alayna Holdsworth and Kaylee Kingrey, Spiro's Kaylee Cox and Panama's Kali Crase — are All-State honorable mention as they were on the All-Region 6 Team.

Poteau Pirates end football season with Senior Night game against Tulsa Rogers

November 2, 2012

The Poteau Pirates football team will conclude its 2012 season at 7:30 tonight at Costner Stadium with a Senior Night game against the Tulsa Rogers Ropers.
Greg Werner, Poteau's first-year coach, wants to see fans come out to support a team that has made improvements by leaps and bounds.

 

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