October 10th, 2012
Poteau police called off a manhunt for a would-be kidnapper Thursday after the alleged victim admitted lying about the incident.
Poteau Chief of Police Stephen Fruen said he wanted the public to be aware of the hoax and feel safe on city streets.
The Poteau Pirates football team put a lot into last week's homecoming game with the Fort Gibson Tigers. After going toe to toe with them, the Pirates ended up falling 49-21. Poteau senior running back Michael Reynolds said it was a somber mood in the locker room after the game.
â€śIt was sad,â€ť Reynolds said. â€śWe know we can't let it get the better of us. We have to get ready to go this week.â€ť
BROKEN BOW â€” The Pansy Kidd Middle School football teams split their final road games of the season Tuesday at Memorial Stadium against the homestanding Broken Bow Savages.
The seventh-grade Raiders posted a 42-28 win over the Savages, who took the eighth-grade contest by a score of 28-13.
The PKMS teams will return to action in their season finales at 5 p.m. Tuesday against McAlester at Costner Stadium. The seventh-grade game will lead things off, followed by the eighth-grade game and the freshmen game at approximately 7 p.m.
The young hunter that takes the cake this hunting season is Lani Monks, an 11-year-old young lady from Panama. Lani is the daughter of Jeff and Kim Monks. She was hunting with her dad, who has taken her hunting since she was age 4.
Lani took her first deer two years ago, and took two deer last year, from the ground without a ground blind. Anyone who has bow hunted knows how tough that is.
Actors will take the stage this week and bring alive Disney's "The Jungle Book."
The presentation will be put on by actors with the Good Times Community Theatre at the Poteau High School Choir Room. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday 7 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday. For tickets contact Melanie Thomas at (918) 649-7160 of message "CommunityTheatreGood" on facebook.
If ever there was a team which was needing a win, one such team was the Arkoma Mustangs.
After the Mustangs had lost three straight District C-4 games to be in dire straits of making the playoffs, along came a thrilling 44-36 win over the Midway Chargers last Friday night at Mustang Field on homecoming.
â€śThe kids were really excited,â€ť said Mark Weatherton, Arkoma's coach. â€śIt was a great football game. The crowd was into it. It had been three tough weeks for us. To get a win in the fashion we did, scoring with 36 seconds left, it felt good.â€ť
The Panama Razorbacks football team was able to get its first win of the season last Friday night as it posted a 33-30 District 2A-6 road win over the Antlers Bearcats. It was a good win, but still had a lot to be desired in the mind of Brandon Ellis, Panama's second-year coach.
BOKOSHE â€” The good news last Friday night for the Bokoshe Tigers football team was it got its first win of the season, downing Eagle Point Academy 36-18.
â€śWe were glad that we got the win,â€ť said Tyler Massey, Bokoshe's second-year coach. â€śWe played well for four quarters.â€ť
The win was the best game the Tigers played since their season opener in a 48-34 loss at home to Oaks, where the visiting Warriors broke a 34-all tie with two touchdowns in the game's final four minutes.
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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Sunday Couple Scrambles at Wolf Ridge Golf Course will take place at 2 p.m. Sundays.
The entry fee is $15 per person for the nine-hole weekly event.
For additional information, call (918) 647-2582.
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Anyone who is interested in coaching a Buccaneer Basketball team for the upcoming season needs to contact Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939.
The Poteau Pirates freshmen football team was trying to keep their winning streak intact on a crisp autumn Monday night at Costner Stadium against the Broken Bow Savages.
After a slow start, the Pirates were able to get some big plays en route to a 22-6 victory â€” and keep their record unblemished.
The Pirates will conclude their season at approximately 7 p.m. Tuesday at Costner Stadium as they will entertain the McAlester Buffaloes to try to cap another perfect season. The game will follow the Pansy Kidd Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade games, which will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday.