March 29th, 2012
Archery in the Schools State Tournament was this week. Wister School had three teams that went to Oklahoma City to compete against 21 other teams in their division. The high school team is back again after several years of success, including a third-place finish last year. They have many successful shooters on the team, and are hoping for another good showing at the state level.
A local business has officially informed it's nearly 240 employees their services will no longer be needed as of May 31 when the facility plans to close their doors.
Bremner Food Group, located at 400 Industrial Blvd., in Poteau, is a division of the St. Louis based Ralcorp Holdings and on Wednesday afternoon Ralcorp Vice President of Human Resources, Steve Smith, confirmed the plant would close.
Dortha Evelyn Miller, 83, of Heavener died Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at Heavener. Services are planned for 4 p.m.. Friday, March 30, in the Dowden Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Reichert Cemetery.
Billie Pearl Goodrich, 85, of Talihina died Monday, March 26, 2012, at her home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at Whitesboro Assembly of God. Burial will be in Whitesboro Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Bobbie Lee Pope, 97, of the Howe-Glendale community, died Tuesday, March 27, 2012, in Pocola.
Bobbie, a longtime area resident, was born Oct. 14, 1914, in Uvalde, Texas, to Burton and Eleanor (Applewhite) Bridges. She was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Pope.
The Poteau Special Election for the Proposition 4 hotel/motel tax has resulted in a pass vote with an in-official total of 433 votes for the tax and 389 votes against.
CAMERON â€” The Heavener Wolves traveled to Cameron for a road game Monday evening, but could only plate a run in the contest, getting stung by the Yellowjackets by a score of 9-1.
WISTER â€” In a true pitcher's duel, Wister's Tyler Gibson outdueled Spiro's Tyler Didway as the Wildcats blanked the Bulldogs 2-0 Monday afternoon in a rematch of last year's LeFlore County Tournament championship game â€” which was won by the â€™Dogs 4-1.
Gibson struck out 12 batters and scattered three hits.
The â€™Cats got an RBI double by Dalton Brown in the second inning and an RBI double by Jon Watts in the third inning to produce the game's only runs.
The name change of a local annual event has caused a stir among the residents of Poteau and the surrounding area but even though the name has changed it will not be forgotten.
The announcement that the 2012 rodeo held at the LeFlore County Fairgrounds would now be hailed the Poteau Frontier Rodeo rather than the Phil Gardenhire PRCA Rodeo. But the management behind the decision would like to assure those who attend the rodeo, while the name has returned to it's original state of decades ago, Gardenhire will continue to be memorialized nightly during the event.
WISTER â€” The good news was that the Wister Lady Wildcats got a win Monday afternoon, knocking off the Howe Lady Lions 11-3.
However, the bad news was both local teams suffered losses to the Red Oak Lady Eagles. Red Oak defeated Howe 10-2, while beating Wister 12-0.
Cameron 6, McCurtain 4; Keota 18, Cameron 0: In Cameron, the Lady Yellowjackets split their two games in Monday's home three-way.
No more information was reported on the games.
Muldrow 8, Spiro 2: In Spiro, the loss dropped the Lady Bulldogs to 2-3 on the season. No more information was available.