April 5th, 2012
Recognizing National Autism Awareness Month
April is National Autism Awareness Month-an opportunity to educate the public about autism and issues within the autism community.
Tonight there will be a LeFlore County Parents of Autism meeting at Carl Albert State College with a guest speaker from Project Peak. She will be taking questions from the parents. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. and is in the F.L Holton Business Center Theater on the Poteau Campus of CASC.
SPIRO â€” Mother Nature didn't quite get all of the 2012 LeFlore County Baseball Tournament on Tuesday
While both games at Panama were rained out and the last game here between Pocola and Leflore was washed out due to Tuesday's rain, two games were played here before the showers arrived.
The Indians and the Savages staved off elimination as Pocola blanked Bokoshe 12-0 and Leflore run ruled Arkoma 11-1.
Wednesday saw five games played here, including all three games which were rained out Tuesday.
Pocola and Leflore played, followed by Howe and Panama with that winner meeting Heavener.
FORT GIBSON â€” The Poteau Pirates golf team won the Fort Gibson Invitational on Tuesday.
The Pirates had a team score of 319, beating host and runner-up Fort Gibson (326) and Hilldale (328), which was third.
Two Pirates were among the top five medalists as Trey Wells and Jarrett Lowrimore each shot career-best 78s. John Scott Sanders had an 81, with Connor Wheat and Cody Shore each a shot back at 82.
MUSKOGEE â€” Poteau sophomore golfer Hannah Ward tied for the top medalist honor at the Hilldale Invitational title Tuesday afternoon after shooting a 73.
The Lady Pirates as a team were third with a team score of 365.
Cathleen Manlove had Poteau's second-best score with an 88, followed by Addie Guthrie with a 93. Paitton Callery and Skylynn Terry each shot 111.
The Lady Pirates will have their annual tournament today, the Poteau Lady Pirate Invitational, which will begin at 9 a.m. this morning at Choctaw Country Club.
Keys (Park Hill) scored a goal early in the game and then added another late in the game to defeat the home standing Poteau Lady Pirates 2-0 in a district game Tuesday afternoon at Costner Stadium.
The Pirates were to have played the Hugo Buffaloes, but due to inclement weather conditions in the Hugo area the Buffaloes did not make the trip. It is unknown if or when the game will be rescheduled.
TALIHINA â€” The Heavener Lady Bulldogs essentially beat three opponents Tuesday afternoon â€” the homestanding Talihina Lady Golden Tigers, the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs and Mother Nature. The Lady Wolves were able to get their games in Tuesday's three-way played before rain washed out the Whitesboro-Talihina game. Heavener beat Talihina 7-4, then defeated Whitesboro 28-6.
In the win over Talihina, the Lady Wolves broke a 2-2 tie with two runs in the third inning and a run in the fourth inning to take a 5-2 lead.
Turkey season is just around the corner, and I plan on going out to locate some turkeys this weekend for my boys to chase around during the southeast regionâ€™s youth season coming up April 21-22. Koby is always ready to go hunting, and Cash told me that he just wants to kill a turkey. So, that makes me even more excited about the upcoming season.
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OKLAHOMA CITY â€” Last week, LeFlore County had great representation at the 2012 State Archery Shoot.
Wister Public Schools had the majority of the participants at all three divisions â€” high school, junior high and elementary.
In the high school division, Wister was eighth with 3,167 points. Last year's state champion, Colton Woolbright, finished fourth this year with 288 out of a possible 300 points.
Johnny Pipkins, 57, of Pocola died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, in Pocola.Â Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 6, at Evans Memorial Chapel in Pocola.Â Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery.
Low voter turn out for Tuesday's Special Election in Poteau for Proposition 4 resulted in a number of poll workers being forced to work at poll locations all day without a single voter coming in to cast their ballot. Poteau polling places at precincts 212, 109, 211 and 103 all reported no ballots cast during the election. Three poll workers were still paid at each location for what amounts to at least a 14 hour day as polls open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. and workers are usually busy for about an hour before and an hour after.