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January 12th, 2012

Otis Green

January 12, 2012

Otis Green, 70, of Fort Coffee died Monday, Jan. 7, 2012.  He was born May 3, 1941, at Lenapah to William and Adeline (Shoat) Green.  He was a retired mechanic for John Deere. He was proceeded in death by his parents and one brother, Billy Clayton.
Otis is survived by two brothers. Chester Green of Independence, Kan., and Earl Green of Fort Coffee; three sisters, Mary Scott of Wichita, Kan., Devola Shepard of Wichita, Kan., and Doris Clayton of Kansas City, Mo. 
Pallbearers will be Jesse Hutchinson, James Jones Jr, Ricky Henson, Herbert Flynn Jr. and Albert Tabut.

Marianne Head

January 12, 2012

Marianne Head, 42, of Poteau died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, in a Fort Smith, Ark., hospital. Marianne was born Dec. 24, 1969, in Talihina. She was a certified nurse's aide. She married Kevin Ray Head on Jan. 1, 1997, in Armstrong. Marianne was a member of the Full Gospel Church of Atoka and the Shepherd's Heart Pentecostal Church of God of Poteau.

Poteau teams split home games with Sallisaw Tuesday night

January 12, 2012

The Poteau High School basketball teams split their home doubleheader with Sallisaw Tuesday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
The Pirates used their defense to polish off the Black Diamonds by a score of 61-43, but the Lady Pirates had problems with the Lady Black Diamonds' pressure defense and struggled over the final 15 minutes of the game in losing 65-39.

Tuesday's High School Boys Basketball Roundup

January 12, 2012

PANAMA — A strong second-half performance enabled the Panama Razorbacks to rally from a one-point halftime deficit to down the Arkoma Mustangs 47-38 Tuesday night at the Panama Gym.
Talihina 51, Pocola 49, OT: In Talihina, the Indians outscored the Golden Tigers 12-7 in the final period to knot the game at 42-all at the end of regulation, Talihina outscored Pocola 9-7 in the extra period.
Heavener 55, Wilburton 51: In Heavener, trailing 21-20 at halftime, the Wolves (5-5) outscored the Diggers 35-30 in the second half to get the win.

Tuesday's High School Girls Basketball Roundup

January 12, 2012

TALIHINA — The Talihina Lady Golden Tigers bounced back from Saturday night's title game loss in the Longhorn Invitational Tournament in Lone Grove by defeating the Pocola Lady Indians 49-35 Tuesday night at Ray Henson Gymnasium.
Panama 49, Arkoma 34: In Panama, the Lady Razorbacks used a strong second half to break a first-half deadlock.
With the game tied at 20-all at halftime, the Lady ’Backs outscored the Lady Mustangs 29-14 in the second half to win going away on a night the Panama softball players got awarded their state rings for winning last fall's Class 2A State Tournament title.

Poteau wrestlers get road dual win over Stilwell

January 12, 2012

STILWELL — The Poteau Pirates wrestling team posted a 37-29 road dual win over the Stilwell Indians Tuesday night.
The Pirates (11-5) won seven matches on the night, of which four were by pins by Devin Anderson (120 pounds), Tyler Tustin (132), Derek Francis (170) and Gabe Sanchez (195).
Will Longenbaugh got a decision win at 126 pounds, Khy Mote got a major decision at 160 and Tanner Sanders won by forfeit at 145.
It was the second time the Pirates beat the Indians. Poteau defeated Stilwell 54-15 during the Jay Border Wars last month. This time around, it was not quite the same.

Ring Ceremony

January 12, 2012

Fifth-Place Girls Team

January 12, 2012

Fifth-Place Boys Team

January 12, 2012

Proposed changes in Wildlife Department regulations in the works

January 12, 2012

Tuesday night, I headed out to the Kiamichi Technology Center for the public comment meeting concerning proposed changes in Wildlife Department regulations. The two main changes that I am interested in deal with baiting on wildlife management areas and the expanding of bear season.

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