ROLAND â€” The Poteau High School basketball teams entered the Christmas break on a sour note Thursday night as they both suffered road conference losses to Roland.
The Rangers were too much for the Pirates in posting an 85-52 victory, while the night began with the Lady Rangers defeating the Lady Pirates 61-44.
The Poteau Pirates wrestling team finally got a chance to display its talents in front of the home fans Thursday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse, and the Pirates did not disapppoint their patrons.
The Pirates came out and dominated the Quinton Savages en route to a 63-8 victory.
The Pirates will be off until 2013 when they will participate in the Cushing Tournament, which will take place Jan. 4-5. However, not too long afterwards is a big triangular with Sallisaw and Wagoner, which will take place 6 p.m. Jan. 17 at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse to conclude the Class 4A District Duals.
ROGERS, Ark. â€” The Poteau Youth Wrestling Club was well represented, and several medaled, at last weekendâ€™s Rogers Rumble. The organization took 26 wrestlers and placed 19 of them.
Of those 19 placers, three won their respective weight classes â€” Jack Egbert (Division I), Luke Brooks (Division II) and Walker Snapp (Division IV) â€” while Wyatt Snapp was runner-up in Division V.
Tyler Simkins and Hagen Rahm were third in Division I, while Gavin Morgan and Braxton Sisco were third in Division II.
Faye Holloway Nebraski, 89, of Poteau died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in Poteau. Faye was born May 12, 1923 in West Plains, Mo., to Charlie L. and Olive (Lamb) Holloway. She was a homemaker. Faye was a member of the First Christian Church in Poteau. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John â€śJiggsâ€ť Nebraski; sister, Betty Weir; and daughter-in-law, Shirley Nebraski.
The following projects will impact travel on major highways from Friday, Dec. 21 through Tuesday, Dec. 25. For turnpike info contact the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority at 405-425-3600 or pikepass.com. Reminder: ODOT offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25.
I-35 narrowed at US-64 in Perry, Noble Co.
I-35 is narrowed to one lane in each direction at US-64 (Fir St.) in Perry.
US-60 narrowed in Enid, Garfield Co.
US-60 is narrowed near the US-64/US-412 junction in Enid.
I-40 narrowed near Henryetta, Okmulgee and Okfuskee Counties
The Poteau Lady Pirates and the defending boys champions, the Spiro Bulldogs, were named the top seeds for the 2013 LeFlore County Basketball Tournament, which will be Jan. 21-27.
The Lady Pirates are off to a 5-3 start overall, heading into Thursday night's conference road game at Roland, and a 2-0 start to NOAA Conference play.
The other top four seeds are Spiro as No. 2, Talihina â€” last season's county runners-up â€” as No. 3 and Panama â€” the winner of the first-ever Green Valley Conference Tournament last weekend â€” as No. 4.
I got up at 3:18 a.m. Saturday to go to the bathroom. Now mind you, I was really tired because my son, Jacques, had a dance contest the night before in Fort Smith, Ark., and we didn't get home until 12:15 a.m.
We took showers, and it was about 1:30 a.m. when we all got to bed. I haven't been up that late since New Year' Eve 2002!
So, I'm headed into the bathroom, and some how I got tangled in my wife Jenny's bra that was hanging on the door knob.
By Joe White
Postal authorities are warning of a recent
scam that could affect LeFlore County
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service has
released a statement to educate the public
on the dangers of the Work-At-Home
Officials said that the scam is costing
the U.S. Postal Service lost postage and
taking advantage of those trying to earn
extra money during the holidays.
The USPIS said that the scam begins
when individuals who have submitted a
resume to various well-known national
websites believe that they have been contacted