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August 20th, 2012

Two people arrested for child endangerment

August 20, 2012

Two people were arrested Saturday night after Wister Police Department reportedly discovered children living among garbage, animal feces and rotten food.
Jonathon Glover, 23, and Jennifer Ford, 27, both of Wister are being held in the LeFlore County Detention Center on charges of child endangerment, child neglect and trespassing.
According to the arrest report, police found two toddlers in need of medical attention and living in a home with animal feces, garbage and rotten food in the floors.

Precinct 304 gets new polling place

August 20, 2012

The polling place for LeFlore County Precinct 304 has changed, according to Election Board Secretary Phillip Zearley.
Beginning with the Aug. 28 primary runoff election, Precinct 304 voters will cast their ballots at the Octavia Baptist Church at 68623 Highway 259.
Residents previously voted at the Octavia Fire Department.

Progress continues at new health facility

August 20, 2012

The LeFlore County Public Buildings Authority met Monday morning and upon receipt of contract bonds and a certificate of insurance from Oakridge Builders gave the go-ahead to start the construction of a new health department in Poteau.
According to the job superintendent with ORB, the structural dirt work is progressing and they are waiting for geothermal results and engineering designs before the new geothermal environmental control system can by installed.
The facility is scheduled to be completed by June.

Yesterday revisited

August 20, 2012

Where were you then?
How you ever had those conversations that start with I remember exactly where I was . . .
We certainly have. In a new series that will run in the Tuesday edition of Poteau Daily News we will randomly select a story that ran in the paper sometime in the last 100 years and we will do an update.
For example where were you on October 14, 1999 when the brand new Poteau Police Department was officially dedicated? We want to tell you what has changed at the department since that day.

August 18th

Final day of Red Oak Eagle Classic rained out Saturday, tentatively rescheduled for Monday

August 18, 2012

The final day of the 2012 Red Oak Eagle Classic baseball tournament was rained out on Saturday.
The final three games, the consolation championship, third-place game and title game, have tentatively been rescheduled for Monday.
However, since the Wister Wildcats have a pair of Green Valley Conference games against Howe on Monday, the Classic's final three games may be rescheduled once more.
This story will be updated as news warrants.

UPDATED: Poteau girls knock off 6A's Tulsa Union, Edmond Santa Fe in Broken Arrow Tournament; Lady Pirates beat Haskell, Glenpool before rain washes out event

August 18, 2012

BROKEN ARROW — Two big wins against Class 6A school got the Poteau Lady Pirates off to a good start on the right track Friday in the Broken Arrow Tournament.
The Lady Pirates (8-0) remained unbeaten after victories of 4-1 against Tulsa Union and 1-0 over Edmond Santa Fe.
“I’m pretty proud of them,” said Misty Collins, Poteau's coach. “We’ve done well around our area, so it’s good to see them come up here and play with these bigger schools, too. We got to keep it up, though.”

UPDATED: Panama, Spiro girls make winner's-bracket semifinals at 2012 Lady ’Back Classic; Saturday's action rained out, rescheduled for Monday

August 18, 2012

PANAMA — Two LeFlore County softball teams, the host Panama Lady Razorbacks and the Spiro Lady Bulldogs, found themselves two wins from reaching tonight's title game of the 2012 Lady ’Back Classic.
Class 2A's defending state champion Lady ’Backs posted a pair of shutouts on opening day Thursday night, blanking Sallisaw-Central 10-0 and Muldrow 7-0.

Spiro Bulldogs look good in passing game, defense in Thursday night's three-way football scrimmage

August 18, 2012

TULSA — Two things the Spiro Bulldogs excelled at in a three-way scrimmage Thursday night at Marshall Milton Stadium was their passing game and a bend-but-don’t-break defense.
The Bulldogs scored a passing touchdown against Tulsa Webster, going on to win 7-0 over the host-Warriors, but finished in a pair of scoreless deadlocks with Okmulgee, which carries the same nickname.
In all three sessions, Spiro’s defense gave up big plays but eventually forced turnovers on downs. It also recovered a fumble early in the first session against Okmulgee.

Masterful Shot, Mr. Mayor

August 18, 2012

Mason, Sines capture Fraternal Order of Eagles Golf Tournament last weekend at Wolf Ridge

August 18, 2012

The duo of Rick Mason and Steven Sines won last weekend's Fraternal Order of Eagles Golf Tournament, which took place at Wolf Ridge Golf Course.
The Doke duo of J.J. and Kyle was second, followed by Brad Patton and Dennis Joyce.
Patton and Joyce were given two rounds of golf by Wolf Ridge Golf Course Manager Mitzi Burkhart.

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