July 20th, 2012
PANAMA â€” Some decisions are not easy to make. Just ask Panama High School Boys Basketball Coach Greg Nichols, a.k.a., â€śThe Czar of Coaching.â€ť
After quite a period of time, Nichols made the decision on Wednesday to retire after 34 years of coaching, 29 of which were spent in Oklahoma â€” including stops at Panama and Heavener.
â€śIt was an extremely hard decision to make,â€ť Nichols said. â€śYou hate to leave players you've gotten close to. That was the hard part. It was a tough decision. I kicked it around for a long time before I finally decided to do it (on Wednesday).â€ť
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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Friday Couple Scrambles will take place at 5:30 p.m. every Friday at Wolf Ridge Golf Course. The entry fee is $15 per person for the nine-hole weekly event.
For additional information, call (918) 647-2582.
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The 2012 Poteau Quarterback Club Youth Football Camp will take place from 8 to 10 a.m. July 30-Aug. 1 at Costner Stadium.
The LeFlore County Bass Club had its final open tournament of 2012 Saturday at Ward's Landing on Wister Lake. There were 17 boats with 32 expert anglers who caught 57 bass weighing a collective 143 pounds. The average weight of each fish caught was 2.51 pounds, and there were 10 limits caught.
Besting the tournament field was Team Baker, comprised of Mackey â€śNitroâ€ť and Wes â€śThe Messâ€ť Baker, as the duo caught 16.73 pounds to earn them $400.
J.C. Palmer, 88, of Keota died Monday, July 16, 2012. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 20, in Keota City Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Recent unemployment numbers released by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission show employment rates hit a record high.
According OESC, even with the record high in employment, LeFlore County led the state in unemployed workers at 8.5 percent.
Out of an estimated labor force of 19,194 workers, 17,568 were employed, leaving 1,626 LeFlore County citizens without jobs. The over the year unemployment rate dropped from 10.5 percent to the current rate.
A week ago a young girl placed a sign on an old Oak tree behind her family's business pleaded for the tree to be saved during the construction of the new Patrick Lynch Public Library.
Having made her plea public and gaining the attention of the city and the construction company, she was soon rewarded with the knowledge her tree would remain.
"I encourage people to speak out, do things and feel free," said Jenny. "It what freedom means. I am really happy they are saving the tree."
Recently the Poteau
Daily News ran a letter to
the editor written by a
local business owner
accusing a Monroe woman
of scamming him out of
money. It now seems as
though another business
owner has attempted to
warn the public about this
woman and her family.
A sign posted on the
doors of the Heavener and
states, â€śAttention: Scam.
Do not give money to Kyle
- Steve- or Teri Tiffee.
They are out pandering
The notice is signed by
Mick LaFevers who owns
the Tote-A-Poke stores.
Attempts to reach LaFevers
to ask what prompted the
The 2012 Choctaw Country Club Ladies Bi-State Tournament took place Wednesday at Choctaw Country Club.
In first flight, Linda Black from Van Buren, Ark., won the low gross title, followed by Prissy Buchanan of Fort Smith, Ark., and Brandi Calhoun.
Poteau's own Kay Chitwood won the low net title in first flight over Freda Patterson.
Dixie Reed won the low gross honors in second flight, followed by Linda Martin and Regina Peck. Wanda Forsberg won the low net title in second flight, with Elaine Clawson coming in runner-up.
For all you avid anglers out there, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife has released the GPS coordinates to the fish attractor locations, such as brush piles and tire reefs, that are submerged. If you use a system that accepts waypoints, this might be something that you would be interested in checking out. Wister Lake, as well as all the other major lakes in the state, are included on the download from the website.
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