Louis Philip Delavechia Guimaraes, 17, came to LeFlore County from his native Brazil on Jan. 6. Until he got here, the Brazilian youth had not had a chance to truly enjoy the outdoors.
While staying with the Ollie Banda family, Guimaraes has had a chance to fish, hunt and work the land.
Guimaraes will return to his native Brazil next week.
Tomorrow is your last chance to learn how to make arts and crafts out of paper and book pages at the Patrick Lynch Public Library for "A Book Page Christmas Crafts with Mona."
The craft class is at 5 p.m. Friday in the library community room in Poteau. Mona Goodrich will teach partakers how to create various book-page made crafts by recycling pages from discarded books. Goodrich had several of her items displayed in her first craft class such as book-page holiday wreaths, ornaments, flowers and butterflies.
The Poteau Pirates wrestling team will begin its season in a road dual at 5:30 p.m. today against the Van Buren [Ark.] Pointers.
â€śIâ€™m ready for it,â€ť Poteau coach Jack Hornbuckle said. â€śPractices are a real necessity, but everybody lives for competition.â€ť
The Pirates were 9-9 in duals last season, and they return six wrestlers who saw a lot of varsity action in that campaign.
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2014-15 Poteau Wrestling Schedule
Date Opponent Site Time
Dec. 11 Van Buren, Ark. There 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 15 Quinton-x Here 7 p.m.
Dec. 19-20 Poteau Tournament-y Here 5 p.m./11 a.m.
Getting a double-double of 24 points and 11 rebounds from Emmanuel Audu and solid defense in the second half proved to be the difference for the Carl Albert State College Vikings as they picked up the season sweep of the Bacone College Junior Varsity Warriors with a 98-66 win Tuesday night in Muskogee.
The next games for the CASC teams will be Jan. 6 on the road against Coffeyville [Kan.] Community College. The women will play at 6 p.m., followed by the men at 8 p.m.
Pictures for Spiro Youth Basketball will be taken from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Monday and next Thursday as well as 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 19 in the Spiro High School safe room, depending on the teams' weekly practice night.
Teams will need to arrive approximately 30 to 45 minutes ahead of their normal practice time.
For additional information or to ask questions, call (918) 962-5103 or e-mail to email@example.com.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” Attorney General Scott Pruitt is adding Oklahoma to the list of 20 states suing President Barack Obama over his executive action to spare from deportation nearly 5 million people living in the U.S. illegally.
Pruitt announced Tuesday that Oklahoma would join the multistate lawsuit filed in federal district court in Texas.
In a statement, Pruitt said the president's executive actions are "unlawful and unconstitutional."
PANOLA â€” The Whitesboro High School basketball teams had little problems in sweeping a pair of games from the homestanding Panola squads Tuesday night. The Lady Bulldogs routed the Lady Bearcats 69-4, while the â€™Dogs followed suit with a 67-25 victory over the â€™Cats.
HAILEYVILLE â€” The Leflore High School basketball teams split their road games Tuesday night against the homestanding Haileyville squads.
The Lady Savages prevailed 67-29, but the Savages struggled with cold shooting as they fell 40-33 to the Warriors.
The Talihina Lady Golden Tigers will begin their basketball season with an 11 a.m. contest today against the Sallisaw-Central Lady Tigers in an opening-round game of the 2014 Choctaw Nation Invitational Tournament on Chris Gillespie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium.
The Golden Tigers, who saw their football season end in the Class A state semifinals last weekend for the second straight season, will wait until next week to begin their season. The Talihina JV will take the varsity's spot in this week's tournament, facing Kingston in today's opening-round game.