October 20th, 2011
The Poteau Balloonfest is here, or at
least it will be as of tomorrow!
Armbands for the event will be on sale
at the chamber until 4 p.m. on Friday.
Armbands are your admission to what
promises to be the biggest Balloonfest
The LeFlore County Fairgrounds will
play host to this yearâ€™s Balloonfest, as
the size of the event has grown exponentially
since its inception. PDN is going to
attempt to give you a rundown of all the
activities taking place this weekend, so
hold on to your seats.
Included in the price of your armband
is admission to the mud pit races at 2
To say that the Poteau Pirates football team was disappointed in last week's 41-7 loss at Sallisaw is an understatement.
When visiting the Pocola High School football fieldhouse at John Carter Field, on the south wall is a digital clock which has been counting down the days until the rivalry game between the Indians and the Panama Razorbacks.
Now, that clock will read just mere hours until kickoff of tonight's installment of the rivalry game, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. tonight at John Carter Field.
After a week off, the Bokoshe Tigers will return to the gridiron tonight.
The Tigers (1-5, 0-4 in District C-4) will try to get their first district victory when they entertain the Bluejacket Chieftains (2-4, 1-3) at 7:30 p.m. tonight.
The Heavener Wolves got what may have been the biggest win in quite a while last Friday night, beating the Talihina Golden Tigers 27-13 at Doc Robinson Stadium.
â€śIt was a good win for the kids,â€ť Heavener Coach John Thompson said. â€śThe kids went in and played like they were supposed to. They played like they wanted to win. They started out that way, and they never let up. It was the best game we've played this year.â€ť
The bad news is that the Wolves have to wait a week before getting to play again. For the second straight season, the Tahlequah Tigers junior varsity canceled out on them.
April Lynne Gilgo, 35, of Shady Point died Friday, Oct.
14, 2011, in Hodgen. Graveside services will be held at 4
p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at Shady Point Cemetery under the
direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Daniel Levi Drummonds, 25, of Keota
died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, near Keota. He
was born May 26, 1986, in Fort Smith,
Ark., to Dan and Patricia Sandlin
He is survived by his wife, Falecia of
the home; children, Diesel Drummonds
and Danielle Drummonds of the home;
parents, Dan and Patricia Drummonds of
Keota; two sisters, Dara Ward of Keota and Tiffany Real
and husband, Travis, of Panama; grandparents, Levi and
Loustana Drummonds of Keota; mother-in-law, Shelly
Woods of Keota; sister-in-law, Mikayla Hale of Keota;
Poteau High School has announced its upcoming production
of the Kaufman and Hart classic "You Canâ€™t Take It With
You" under the direction of new English, Speech, and Drama
instructor Lauren Peck.
Peck, a native of Poteau, says she is pleased to return home
and to work with the youth of the Poteau community.
â€śIâ€™ve always wanted to make my way back here,â€ť said
Peck. For the past seven years, Peck attended college and
taught in western Kansas. â€śIt feels wonderful to be back with
people who know me and sharing what I love with students.â€ť
WHAT TO CHOOSE: Juan Garay prepares to trade his tickets for a prize during
the Second Annual CASC Harvest Carnival hosted by the students in the leadership
class at CASC on Tuesday.
The owner of a Poteau business is
facing several sex-related criminal
charges after investigators discovered
his collection of child pornography
when allegations of attempted
molestation of two young girls surfaced.
Marty Hester, 52, of Hodgen,
owner of Computer Helpers, a computer
repair and internet cafe business
located at 113 South Witte in
Poteau, was formally charged with
aggravated possession of child pornography
and two counts of lewd or
indecent acts to children under 16
stemming from an incident that
occurred in April.