February 6th, 2012
A safety meeting held
involving county elected
officials, law enforcement
and safety personnel concluded
with a unanimous
decision to increase security
inside the LeFlore County
In the past, the courthouse
employed a full time
deputy for security through
special funds incurred
through the collection of
fines and costs. Due to a
decrease in collection of
fines the position was
restructured to guarantee
security present during protective
order court dockets
and high risk court proceedings
A group of business owners in attendance
at the special meeting of the Poteau
City Council Wednesday night expressed
their concerns regarding the proposed hotel
tax that will be voted on later this year.
The group made up of hotel and motel
owners in Poteau addressed Poteau Mayor
Jeff Shockley and the members of the city
council before the council voted to pass a
resolution that will begin the process for a
special election in April.
The proposed tax would be a five percent
tax collected locally by the city on
money paid by people staying in motels,
Jamal Allston hit a basket as the buzzer sounded giving the Carl Albert State College Vikings a thrilling 57-55 win over the Connors State College Cowboys in the second game of Thursday night's Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse for their first conference victory.
Despite getting 18 points each from Shelby Trozzi and Whitney Barnes, it wasn't enough for the Lady Vikings as their late rally came up short in their 68-64 loss to the Cowgirls.
LEFLORE â€” The Leflore High School basketball teams split their Senior Night basketball games with Panola Thursday night at the Leflore Gym.
The Savages defeated the Bearcats 73-55, but the Lady Bearcats took the opener 69-38 over the Lady Savages.
KEOTA â€” It was a rough night, literally, of basketball for the Arkoma High School teams.
The Lady Mustangs lost 51-46 to the Lady Lions in a game which was rather physical according to Arkoma Girls Coach Connie Ray. Then, the Mustangs suffered a 52-42 setback at the hands of the Lions.
Poteau Pirates baseball team Assistant Coach Andy Perdue was named the Region 6 Assistant Baseball Coach of the Year at the Winter Baseball Clinic Hall of Fame Banquet Jan. 28 in Oklahoma City.
Perdue was nominated by Poteau Baseball Coach Ronnie Sockey for the many long hours put in at the new hitting facility, and the job he does to keep the high level of baseball up for the Pirates.
This is the second time Perdue has won the award. He won it in 2006.
The Carl Albert State College softball team had its season-opening tournament, the Northeast Texas Tournament which was to be Friday and today, get canceled.
CASC Coach David Holt said that the tournament will likely not be rescheduled due to not having any open weekends to do so.
The Lady Vikings will open their season at 2 p.m. Tuesday in a doubleheader at Paris, Texas.
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Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2012 Poteau High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Mike Cox, 76, of Talihina died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 at Oklahoma Veterans Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Old Talihina Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Billy Ray Childers Sr., 68, of Nash, Texas, died Jan. 30, 2012 in a local hospital. Mr. Childers was born Feb. 1, 1943, in Red Oak. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Ware Cemetery in Domino, Texas, under the direction of East Funeral Home, Texarkana, Texas.