The Poteau High School Choir has been invited to perform at the world famous Carnegie Hall in New York City in May of 2012, and one local doctor is doing her part to help her local high school choir. Dr. Myra Gregory hand made quilt features the names of the Poteau Pirate Football team from Freshman to Seniors. The quilt is on display at Dr. Gregory's office at 2202 North Broadway in Poteau.
Monday evening members of the LeFlore County Emergency Medical Services board meet to discuss a pending investigation or action against LeFlore County EMS. The board took no action on the matter nor did they confirm what the investigation was about. However, Former EMS director Bob Hawley attended the meeting and made a public statement which eluded that the investigation was in regard to the Federal Labor Board.
Thomas Edward Strock, 63, of Wister died Dec. 6, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, in Evans Chapel of Memories in Poteau under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
Joe Darneal, 60, of Spiro died Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, at Victory Worship Center under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Jerry Wayne Baker, 60, of Poteau died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, in Poteau.
Jerry was born April 29, 1951, in Falls City, Neb., to LeMoyne Cecil and Anna Marie (Schlosser) Baker. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines, serving in Vietnam. He was employed at Pansy Kidd Middle School in Poteau. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Poteau. Jerry loved to play with his grandchildren, do woodworking, collect coins for his children and grandchildren, and raise Rottweilers. He always worked hard for his family. He was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents.
Poteau Pirate senior quarterback Wilson Klutts pretty much re-wrote the Poteau High School quarterbacking records â€” and the District 4A-4 coaches were quite aware of that.
Klutts was named the Co-Offensive Player of the Year for District 4A-4. He threw for 2,346 yards and 24 touchdowns, while rushing for 337 yards and five TDs.
Klutts was not the only Pirate who was honored by District 4A-4. Four other Poteau players made the All-District 4A-4 Team â€” wide receiver Blake Roley, linebacker Jake McMillin, cornerback Jesse Woodson and offensive linemen Jarrett Demory
After having about an eight-year hiatus, several members of the Poteau High School family have gotten together and are in the process of arranging a Hall of Fame Induction Banquet on May 25, 2011. The All School Reunion will be May 26-27, 2012, which is the Memorial Day Weekend.
1. They must have been out of PHS for the minimum of five years. This will enable for the prospective inductee to present any collegiate achievements.
BLANCHARD â€” The Poteau Pirates wrestling team posted road victories over host Blanchard and Newcastle in Thursday's triangular. The Pirates defeated the host Lions 44-16, while pinning a 42-27 loss on the Racers.
In the win over the Lions, the Pirates (9-4 this season in duals) got pinfall victories from Devin Anderson, Tyler Tustin, Tanner Sanders, Derek Francis, Chevy Galetka and Luis Gonzales, while getting forfeited wins by Grant Wilson and Daylon Brewton.
BOKOSHE â€” The Cameron Yellowjackets jumped out to a big lead, then maintained it to post a 64-37 victory over the Bokoshe Tigers Thursday night at Bokoshe Tigers Fieldhouse.
Heavener 55, Wister 40: In Heavener, the Wolves (3-3) jumped out to a 15-10 lead after one period, which increased to a 26-18 halftime advantage. Heavener then outscored Wister 29-22 in the second half.
Leflore 65, Pittsburg 32: In Leflore, the Savages (10-2) jumped out to a 16-7 lead, en route to a 36-15 halffime advantage and a 55-21 lead after three periods.
HEAVENER â€” It took an extra session, but the Heavener Lady Wolves were finally able to put away the Wister Lady Wildcats. Thanks to a 10-2 overtime period, the Lady Wolves downed the Lady Wildcats 46-38 Thursday night at the Heavener Gym.
Bokoshe 71, Cameron 18: In Bokoshe, the Lady Tigers (9-1) bounced back from Tuesday night's home loss to Arkoma in a big way.
The Lady Tigers jumped out to a 17-7 lead after one quarter, 33-12 at halftime and 51-13 after three periods.