August 3rd, 2012
The National Football League is cranking up and will be in full swing in just a few weeks. All the fantasy football league team owners will draft their teams at the end of this month.
Here are my top three â€śsleepers,â€ť plus a few more, at each position:
1. Seattle Seahawks â€” The Seahawks used eight of 10 draft choices this year on defensive players. The injection of youth should help bolster a strong unit that went largely unnoticed last season â€” despite posting solid numbers across the board.
2. Detroit Lions.
3. Chicago Bears.
The Protectors Motorcycle Association is looking for a new home.
According to a press release from the organization, the bikers are currently seeking a new location at which to hold its monthly meetings.
Protectors Secretary Carolyn Currens says that the group's current facility, a rented property located on South McKenna Street in Poteau, lacks water and bathroom facilities. Currens added that the Protectors have been in their current location for about one year.
Fred J. Kerksiek, 74, of Poteau died Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â
Fred was born Nov. 27, 1937, in Wakeeney, Kan., to Henry and Minnie (Wrightmire) Kerksiek.Â He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a mechanic. Fred attended the First Free Will Baptist Church in Poteau.Â He was preceded in death by his father and his wife, Beatrice.Â He loved gardening, fishing and hunting.
Geraldine M. Thompson entered the world on Feb. 16, 1929, in Cameron, the daughter of Jesse Green Thompson and Dessie Erma Willow Lee Goforth.
During her 83 years of life, Geraldine most cherished the times spent with her family and loved ones.
Field No. 1
Muldrow vs. Battiest, 10 a.m.; Smithville vs. Quinton, 11:15 a.m.; Talihina vs. Roland, 12:30 p.m.; Howe vs. Roland, 1:45 p.m.; Panama vs. Berryhill, 3 p.m.; Panama vs. Broken Bow, 4:15 p.m.; Poteau vs. Beggs, 5:30 p.m.; Poteau vs. Berryhill, 6:45 p.m.; Panama JV vs. Beggs JV, 8 p.m.
Field No. 2
Whitesboro vs. Quinton, 10 a.m.; Whitesboro vs. Battiest, 11:15 a.m.; Howe vs. Berryhill, 12:30 p.m.; Pocola vs. Berryhill, 1:45 p.m.; Spiro vs. Broken Bow, 3 p.m.; Heavener vs. Berryhill, 4:15 p.m.; Wister vs. Colbert, 5:30 p.m.; Wister JV vs. Westville, 6:45 p.m.
Physicals for Pansy Kidd Middle School seventh-eighth grade Raider and Lady Raider athletes will be 4:30 p.m. this afternoon at Dr. William Willis' office, located at 104 Wall Street.
The physicals will cost $15 cash per individual.
For additional information, call PKMS Coach Greg Wilson at (918) 839-7346.
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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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Some of you may have seen the new tackle shop across from Marvinâ€™s in Poteau called Bass Fanatix. Josh Wallis is an avid fisherman who loves fishing and everything about fishing. He has wanted to open a tackle shop for several years, and he saw a golden opportunity in the city of Poteau.
The residents of the 700 block of Grace Street were alerted to a shed fire that quickly turned worse Wednesday afternoon.
The blaze is under investigation but neighbors claim they heard an explosion followed by flames. The fire began in a shed in the back yard of a residence, spread to the home then to a neighboring home on the north side. Two other homes were endangered by the flames and homeowners spent the afternoon watering down their roofs in hopes of saving their homes.
The bridge on the Poteau River west of Pocola on U.S. Hwy. 271 was dedicated and named after U.S. Army Sgt. Vincent L.C. Owens Wednesday afternoon.
In attendance at the ceremony were Owensâ€™ family and friends as well as state sen. Mark Allen and state rep. James Lockhart. The LeFlore County Disabled American Veteran provided color guard for the ceremony.
Owens was killed in action during his second tour of duty in Afghanistan near Forward Operating Base Sharana when his transport vehicle was attacked on March 1. He was 21 years of age at the time of his death.