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March 14th, 2012

Sports Briefs

March 14, 2012

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2012 Poteau High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Categories include: football, boys and girls basketball, baseball, fast-pitch and slow-pitch softball, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls track, boys and girls golf, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls all-around athlete, wrestling, coaching and support and service.
The deadline to submit nominations is March 30. For additional information or to submit a nomination, call (918) 839-0394.
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I've Got It!

March 14, 2012

Runners-Up

March 14, 2012

March 13th

Roy Wilbur Hoover

March 13, 2012

Roy Wilbur Hoover, 88, of Pocola died Sunday, March 11, 2012, in Arkoma. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at Macedonia Cemetery, Pocola, with Rev. Thomas Corrigan officiating. Arrangements under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.

Dorothy Marie Robison

March 13, 2012

Dorothy Marie Robison, 72, of Poteau died Monday, March 12, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Dorothy was born June 15, 1939, in Tacoma, Wash., to Andrew and Melvina (Skladony) Severnack. She worked as an insurance company supervisor. 
Survivors include her husband, Frankie Robison of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Cynthia Larkin of Poteau; sister, Claudia Petty of Camino Island, Wash.; other relatives and loved ones. 
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, with Rev. Jim Parsley officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery, Spiro.  

Fire stats in Heavener show increase

March 13, 2012

“The Heavener Volunteer Fire Department is top notch and continues excellent service to the public,” stated City Manager Mike Kennerson, “Back in 2009 we knew that the department was performing well, we just did not know how well, so we started keeping monthly statistics on response call outs. The department recently finished compiling the third year of data and the results demonstrate increasing levels of service from 2009 through 2011.”

WorkKeys works for local Employer Partner

March 13, 2012

Bremner Food Group - Poteau joins a growing number of businesses statewide that are recognized as Oklahoma Career Readiness Employer Partners. These companies know that matching the right employee to the right job at the right time creates a healthy workplace and positive economic impact on the community and the state.
Employer Partners "recognize," "request" or "require" the WorkKeys® assessments and Career Readiness Certificate as a valued employee credential. Certification of workplace skills is of critical importance to employers as they seek to improve talent supply-chains.

Poteau Pirates down Checotah

March 13, 2012

In the world of baseball, a team does not have to wait very long to have a chance to rebound from a loss. Just take the Poteau Pirates.
Just 72 hours after they lost their home opener to the Fort Smith (Ark.) Northside Grizzlies, the Pirates rebounded in fine fashion to down the Checotah Wildcats 10-5 Friday afternoon at Town Creek Park.

NEWLY UPDATED SCHEDULE: Several of Monday, Saturday, Friday games canceled due to rain, wet fields; Carl Albert's home softball doubleheader canceled; Lady Vikings hit road today

March 13, 2012

Sunday's rain canceled a lot of Monday afternoon's baseball and softball games due to wet fields.
The Cameron-Panama softball game and Leflore's softball game at Clayton were all canceled on Monday due to wet fields. The Cameron-Panama game will not be made up, while no make-up date for the Leflore-Clayton game has been scheduled at this time.
Howe's softball action at Red Oak was canceled because the Lady Eagles joined Heavener to form a three-way at McCurtain on Monday.

Weekend High School Baseball Roundup

March 13, 2012

SPIRO — The Spiro Bulldogs ran their record to 3-0 with a 14-3 five-inning, run-rule victory Saturday afternoon over the Fort Smith (Ark.) Northside Grizzlies.
Trailing 3-0 after the top of the first inning, the Bulldogs broke the game open with a four-run first inning and a pair of five-run innings in the second and third innings to take a 14-3 lead.
Cameron 6, Hackett, Ark., 4: Friday afternoon in Hackett, down 4-3 after three innings, the Yellowjackets scored twice in the fifth inning and once in the sixth to get the come-from-behind victory.

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