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June 4th, 2015

County athletes play softball, baseball in 43rd Kiamichi All-Star Classic; Spiro softball player North Most Valuable Player

June 4, 2015

The saying “Third time’s the charm’” certainly held true for the final day of the 43rd annual Kiamichi All-Star Classic, featuring softball and baseball games.
After being rained out and/or canceled due to wet fields on May 24 and May 30, the games finally took place Wednesday afternoon at Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton.
Several LeFlore County and area athletes participated in both games, both taken by the South.

Panama Summer Softball League Schedule

June 4, 2015

Field No. 1
Howe vs. Quinton, 9 a.m.; Panama vs. Roland, 10:10 a.m.; Heavener vs. Keota, 11:20 a.m.; Pocola vs. Keota, 12:30 p.m.; Panama vs. Stigler, 1:40 p.m.; Panama vs. Spiro, 2:50 p.m.; Panama vs. Vian, 4 p.m.
Field No. 2
Panama vs. Heavener JV, 9 a.m.; Heavener JV vs. Quinton, 10:10 a.m.; Pocola vs. Wilburton, 11:20 a.m.; Heavener vs. Wilburton, 12:30 p.m.; Spiro vs. Talihina, 1:40 p.m.; Wister vs. Ozark, Ark., 2:50 p.m.; Cameron vs. Wister, 4 p.m.
Field No. 3

LeFlore County Bass Club's open tournament canceled due to flooding, will be rescheduled

June 4, 2015

The LeFlore County Bass Club’s open tournament that was slated for Saturday at Wards Landing on Wister Lake has been canceled due to flooding.
It will be rescheduled at a later date.

DAILY FEATURE: Thursday Tidbits

June 4, 2015

Here are a few fun facts for today [June 4]

Facts About World Records

The fastest bird is the peregrine falcon. It can fly at a speed of 168-217 miles per hour.
Hans Langseth had the longest beard at a record length of 17 1/2 feet long! When he died, his beard was given to the Smithsonian Institute.
The deadliest disease was the pneumonic form of the Black Death of 1347-1351. It had death rate of 100%.

Upcoming events in the area

June 4, 2015

Here is a list of upcoming events in Poteau as provided by the Poteau Chamber of Commerce:

June 4 – Relay for Life Meeting – Poteau City Hall, 5:30pm
June 5 – Sugarloaf Mountain Films presents OKIEWOOD – Free Admission, 7pm, DWRCC
June 6 – Kill the Hill Bicycle Challenge –
June 6 – SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – Woodshed - DWRCC – 8pm
June 6 – Native Pollinator Workshop, 9am – 3pm, Kerr Center 24465 Kerr Rd; To Register: 918-647-9123
June 6, 7 – Wolf Ridge Invitational 2 Man Scramble – FMI 918-*647-2582

Wolf Ridge Country Club ready for this weekend’s tournament after facelifts to its greens; those wishing to play in tournament have until Friday to enter

June 4, 2015

It’s taken a while, but Wolf Ridge Country Club is ready to have tournament action take place, which will happen Saturday and Sunday with the first annual Wolf Ridge Invitational. However, it hasn’t been easy getting the course ready — namely repairing the greens.
“Getting the greens back healthy was the biggest issue we had,” said Steve Scowden, the tournament’s director. “There were a handful [of greens] better than others, but overall the health of the greens was a real struggle.”
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June 3rd

Panama Summer Softball League Schedule

June 3, 2015

Field No. 1
Vian vs. Muldrow, 11 a.m.; Heavener vs. Muldrow, 12:10 p.m.; Cameron vs. Ozark, Ark, 1:20 p.m.; Cameron vs. Keota, 2:30 p.m.; Poteau vs. Alma, Ark., 3:40 p.m.; Panama vs. Pocola, 4:50 p.m.; Red Oak vs. Alma, 6 p.m.; Panama vs. Alma, 7:10 p.m.; Panama vs. Spiro, 8:20 p.m.
Field No. 2
Leflore vs. Wilburton, 11 a.m.; Vian vs. Wilburton, 12:10 p.m.; Wister vs. Quinton, 1:20 p.m.; Wister vs. Ozark, 2:30 p.m.; Howe vs. Talihina, 3:40 p.m.; Howe vs. Stigler, 4:50 p.m.; Talihina vs. Stigler, 6 p.m.; Howe vs. Heavener JV, 7:10 p.m.; Heavener JV vs. Alma, 8:20 p.m.

Former Panama, Heavener basketball coach returning to head coaching ranks; Nichols moves up from assistant to head coach of Greenwood [Ark.] Bulldogs basketball team

June 3, 2015

Three years ago, then-Panama boys basketball coach Greg Nichols decided to retire, and take advantage of the opportunity to still coach — being the Greenwood [Ark.] Bulldogs basketball team's assistant coach.
Earlier this spring, Greenwood coach Brian Martin surprisingly took another job, and everyone convinced Nichols to apply for it — and he got it.

Sports Photo of the Week

June 3, 2015

June 2nd

One dead following attempt to cross flooded roadway

June 2, 2015

A Clayton man died Monday morning after driving through barricades marking a road closed due to flood waters.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, 73-year-old Benjamin Morris drove his 2009 Chevy pickup through flooded waters crossing Oklahoma Highway 87 southeast of Tom in McCurtain County. The vehicle stalled and Morris attempted to get out of the truck. OHP reported Morris was overcome by the rising water and drowned.

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