May 12th, 2012
The April Stars of the Month were named by the Poteau Spirit Center
Ava Cartwright is among them because she â€śis determined to accomplish challenging skills.â€ť
Isabella Pillow is the Gymnastic Star of the Month. She got picked for her incredible improvement, and also for being very sweet and well mannered.
The Tumblebear Star of the Month is Adriona Deiter. She works hard, listens and has the cutest little smile.
Madison Gregory is the Tumbler of the Month. She is constantly wanting to learn new skills.
Cameron High School senior Austin Standridge has joined an elite fraternity of college-bound athletes from around the country. Standridge was recently chosen to represent the United States and LeFlore County as a member of Coast to Coast Baseball in Puerto Rico this summer.
During the seven-day program, Standridge will compete against top amateur teams from greater San Juan while receiving instruction from Coast to Coast staff who have all played or coached the game at the collegiate or professional level.
The Poteau Quarterback Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school football fieldhouse.
All parents of players and fans are urged to attend.
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The Arkoma Mustangs Blue-White Spring Football Scrimmage will take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Mustang Field. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. There will also be concessions available.
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The Eastern Oklahoma Riverdawgs Major American Legion baseball team will have tryouts at 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Cameron.
Players who are between the ages of 16 and 19 are eligible to try out.
On Saturday Campbell Soup Company will again join forces with Poteau letter carriers to Stamp Out Hunger across America, providing assistance to millions of Americans who are struggling to put food on their tables every day.
Now in its twentieth year, the SOH effort is the nation's largest single-day food drive. In 2011, drive organizers across the country collected more than 70 million pounds of total food donations for the eighth consecutive year.
BARTLESVILLE â€” The Carl Albert State College Vikings played and lost their first game in the Region II Tournament Thursday afternoon. The Redlands Community College Cougars beat the Vikings 14-6 at Doenges Ballpark.
The Vikings (37-20) was slated to play a Friday night game against Murray State. If they lost, they will play an elimination game at noon today, while a win will put them into a winner's-bracket semifinal at noon today.
One more loss regardless will eliminate Carl Albert from the tournament.
Several Poteau High School basketball players were honored at Wednesday night's awards banquet at Carl Albert State College.
Poteau Boys Coach Scott Nelke awarded certificates to his three players who made the All-NOAA Conference First Team â€” Blake Williams, Marshall Jones and Wilson Klutts.
Kendrick Hardaway was given a certificate for being named to the Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association All-District Team. He was the only underclassmen to be named to the team.
The LeFlore County Bass Club had its fifth tournament of the 2012 circuit Saturday at Ward's Landing on Wister Lake. There were 30 boats which had 58 excited anglers who caught a collective total of 127 fish weighing a combined 302.14 pounds. The average fish weighed 2.38 pounds, and 22 limits were caught.
The Fairless duo of Eric â€śHulkaâ€ť and â€śSmilin'â€ť Ray came out on top with a total of 16.66 pounds to earn $725.
Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline Offers Resources to Help Quit for Good
POTEAU - Motherâ€™s Day is a day of expressing even more appreciation and gratitude than usual for mothers everywhere, especially our own and those of our children and grandchildren.
Few gifts can last longer or prove more meaningful than giving up tobacco. Doing so is a loving and potentially life-saving act for both mothers and their loved ones who use tobacco, because approximately 6,200 Oklahoma residents die each year from tobacco-related illnesses.
SPIRO â€” For Spiro Bulldog baseball seniors, this week was beginning to look more and more that it would not happen for them.
However, after coming up so close the last couple of seasons, the Bulldogs finally knocked the door down to the Class 3A State Tournament. The Bulldogs will meet Verdigris at 6:30 p.m. tonight in the state quarterfinals at Edmond Memorial High School.
The â€™Dogs beat a longtime nemesis to win last weekend's Class 3A Regional Tournament, the Eufaula Ironheads.