August 23rd, 2012
It's hard to think that there's a finality in preseason games, but that's the case for the Poteau Pirates football team.
Poteau's new coach, Greg Werner, said that tonight's 6 p.m. scrimmage at Costner Stadium against Mena, Ark., is an important one for many reasons.
â€śThis is it,â€ť Werner said. â€śWe've got to get all these things taken care of now. We're behind, so maybe we can get some things learned and get some things figured out.â€ť
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RED OAK â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates split their games in Tuesday's three-way, beating Rattan 10-3 but losing 2-0 to Red Oak.
Panama 10, Cameron 0; Panama 4, Wilburton 2; Wilburton 13; Cameron 1: In Panama, the combination of Taylor Eaves and Hannah Goines threw a one-hit shutout against the Lady Yellowjackets.
Eaves no-hit the Lady â€™Jackets for three innings, then Goines threw a scoreless fourth inning. Cameron's only hit was a fourth-inning single by Amber Bailey.
CAMERON â€” The duo of Cody McAlpin and Dillon Jackson combined to throw a no-hitter Tuesday afternoon as the Cameron Yellowjackets handled the Okay Mustangs by a score of 11-3.
McAlpin pitched the first three innings, allowing no hits and striking out six batters. Jackson pitched the final two innings, fanning four batters and allowing no hits.
Leflore 9, Kiowa 5: In Leflore, the Savages avenged last weekend's loss to the Cowboys in the Buffalo Valley Tournament with a come-from-behind victory.
Carl Albert State College Assistant Softball Coach Megan Young will give softball lessons at $25 per hour to girls up through age 18.
To schedule a session or for additional information, call (580) 704-4517.
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Friday Couple Scrambles will take place at 5:30 p.m. every Friday at Wolf Ridge Golf Course.
The entry fee is $15 per person for the nine-hole weekly event. For additional information, call (918) 647-2582.
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Summer is officially over, and school starts this week. This means that dove season is just around the corner, and archery season is not far behind that. With this in mind, be sure that you and your kids have taken the hunter safety course. There is one scheduled this weekend at the Kiamichi Technology Center in Poteau at 8 a.m. Saturday. Donâ€™t waste time; the season will begin before you know it! Another thing you need to be aware of are the Oklahoma Free Hunting Days are taking place Sept. 1-2, during which Oklahoma residents do not need a hunting license or HIP permit to go afield.
Gene Parker, 81, of Spiro died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, in the Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial in New Hope Cemetery in Spiro. Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday.
John Vernon Butler, 64, of Independence, Mo., formerly of Panama died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, in Independence.
John was born Aug. 5, 1948, in Spiro. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Butler and Sylvia (Barr) Butler Russell, one sister and five brothers.
Â Survivors include a daughter, Crystal White of Kansas; two grandchildren; three brothers, James Butler of Fort Smith, Ark., Joe Butler of Fort Smith, J.C. Ahart of Kearney, Mo.; and two sisters, Mary Plummer of Poteau, and Lois Berg of Mena, Ark.
A multi-agency task force served a search warrant at a Poteau residence Wednesday afternoon putting an end to a marijuana grow operation.
Officers with the Poteau Police Department removed marijuana plants from the residence soon after the warrant was served.
Several people were being detained outside the home but as of press time none had been transported to the LeFlore County Detention Center.
The summer concert series "Under the Stars" is underway at the Donald W. Reynolds Center Amphitheater and the San Antonio based band The KLO:CKS will be taking the stage.
The band is well known for their upbeat performance including the top 40 dance songs and the oldies.
Gates open at 7 p.m. and the concert begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $5 per person.
Bring your lawn chairs and kick back under the stars for a great concert.
Members of the Pocola Board of Trustees and the Pocola Municipal Authority are scheduled to have a meeting Thursday at 5:30 p.m. According to the agenda presented by the town the board plans to discuss and possibly vote to send city employee John Limbocker to the WESTEC Conference in New Orleans. The city would pay his airfare and hotel as well as give him a daily perdiem to attend. The conference is necessary for the sewer expansion project the city is considering.