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February 20th, 2015

Cattleya Nikita Merie Costigan

February 20, 2015

Cattleya Nikita Merie Costigan, 5 months and 9 days, of Hartford, Ark., died Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, in Fort Smith, Ark. She was born Sept. 4, 2014, in Fort Smith to Andrew Costigan and Victoria Merie Liddell. 

Cattleya is survived by her parents; brother, Shane Andrew Costigan of Alma, Ark.; sister, Debra Sue Costigan of Fort Smith; grandmothers, Dawn Hickerson of Hartford, and Rosalee Oliver of Fort Smith; grandfathers, Eugene Hartman of New York and Dennis Ollar of Heavener; as well as a host of other family members and loved ones.  

Bill targets drivers who smoke in car with children

February 20, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Drivers in Oklahoma who smoke with children in the vehicle could be fined up to $100 under a bill that has passed a legislative committee.

The Senate Public Safety voted 7-1 on Thursday for the bill by Senate Democratic Leader Randy Bass of Lawton.

The bill would make it a secondary offense, meaning a driver would have to be pulled over for another traffic violation. Coalgate Republican Sen. Josh Brecheen voted against the bill, voicing concern it allows too much government intrusion.

Who got arrested?

February 20, 2015

The following people were booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center overnight. The information was gathered from the jail's daily roster and only shows booking information. Only those with a case number listed have been charged. Stay tuned each morning to see who was arrested overnight.
CF — criminal felony
CM— criminal misdemeanor
FD — family docket such as child support
For more information about an arrestee, you can search by name or case number on or

February 18, 2015

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February 20, 2015

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February 19th

Poteau basketball seniors ready for final postseason; Lady Pirates, Pirates play Friday night at Muldrow in Class 4A District Tournament

February 19, 2015

The Class 4A playoffs will begin Friday night for the Poteau High School basketball teams. The seniors are ready.
“I’m excited that we’ve made it to this point,” said senior Tabitha Waldrop, whose Lady Pirates will face the homestanding Muldrow Lady Bulldogs at 6:30 p.m. “I’m not going to play basketball in college, but I can’t wait to see what we can do in the playoffs — and I can’t wait to see what the girls are going to do next year.”

Howe player enjoying second chance at hoops; Lady Lions, Lions seek district titles Saturday night, but other Class 4A, 3A, 2A teams begin postseason Friday night

February 19, 2015

A little more than a year ago, Howe basketball player LuAnn Davis went through some of the most adversity any human being could. During her senior season, she kept collapsing on the court — including during the 82nd LeFlore County Tournament.
Davis ended up having open-heart surgery to repair the problem, which if it not had been surgically corrected possibly could have claimed her life.

Sports Briefs

February 19, 2015

The second annual Hungry Like the Wolf 5k/10k fun run/walk and two-mile walk will take place beginning at noon Saturday at Blues Park in Heavener. Race-day registration and packet pick-up will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Packets may also be picked up from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday at Heavener High School.
The entry fee is $25 per runner.
All proceeds will benefit the Heavener High School track and cross country programs. The course will begin at Blues Park and end at Daylight Donuts at 710 North Highway 59.
For additional information, call Kristen Andrews at (918) 653-4307.
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Poteau senior heavyweight hopes to make state in his final opportunity; Pirates will be in regional tournament this weekend at Catoosa

February 19, 2015

All it takes it one chance. However, for Poteau senior heavyweight Hank Galetka, this will be his last chance to make the Class 4A State Tournament.
“It would mean the world to me,” said Galetka, who along with his Pirates teammates will try to seek a state berth at the Class 4A Regional Tournament on Friday and Saturday in Catoosa. “Wrestling all the time and not going for state, but finally getting to go my senior year, would make it mean a lot more to me. I'm looking forward to this weekend.”
To make state, wrestlers will have to finish in the top four in their respective weight classes.

Carl Albert basketballers lose to Murray State College; Lady Vikings, Vikings entertain NOC-Enid tonight

February 19, 2015

A free throw late proved to be the difference for the Murray State College Lady Aggies in their 65-63 win in overtime over the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings on Tuesday night at Beames Fieldhouse in Tishomingo.
Getting 12 points from Devin Spann wasn’t enough for the Vikings in their 70-45 loss to the Aggies in Tuesday night’s nightcap.
The CASC teams will return home tonight for contests against Northern Oklahoma College-Enid at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse. The women’s game will be at 6 p.m., followed by the men’s contest at 8 p.m.

Former Lady Viking boasts balanced weekly stats for Lyon College; Watson leads Scots to unblemished week, earns POW honor

February 19, 2015

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Lyon College senior guard Ashala Watson was the American Midwest Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2013-14, but has shown she has so much more to her game. Her balanced scoring, rebounding and assists helped her to receive the AMC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honor, the league office announced Monday.
Watson, a 5-2 guard from Magnolia, Ark., and a transfer to Lyon last season from Carl Albert State College, led Lyon to its 10th and 11th consecutive wins from Feb. 9-15 as the Scots posted a 2-0 mark.

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