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March 9, 2012

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2012 Poteau High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Categories include: football, boys and girls basketball, baseball, fast-pitch and slow-pitch softball, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls track, boys and girls golf, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls all-around athlete, wrestling, coaching and support and service.
The deadline to submit nominations is March 30. For additional information or to submit a nomination, call (918) 839-0394.
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Wann, Roberts win first LeFlore County Bass Club Tournament

March 9, 2012

The LeFlore County Bass Club had its first tournament of the 2012 season at Grasshopper Landing on Broken Bow Lake. The tournament had 19 boats with a combined 38 anglers who caught 70 fish weighing a combined total of 138.13 pounds. Each fish averaged 1.97 pounds, and 10 limits were brought to the scales.
Judd “Van Damm” Wann and Josh “Mister” Roberts took home first place with 11.32 pounds, earning $450.

Supercross

March 9, 2012

March 8th

Judy Ann Williams

March 8, 2012

Judy Ann Williams, 53, of Sallisaw, died Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in Van Buren, Ark.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Talihina United Methodist Church. Burial will be the New Talihina Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.

Reita Jeanne Hardin

March 8, 2012

Reita Jeanne Hardin, 74, of Poteau died Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in Poteau.
Reita was born April 6, 1937, in Fanshawe to T. Clyde and Lucille (Kellum) Hardin. She was a homemaker. Reita was a member of the Community of Christ Church in Fanshawe. She was preceded in death by her parents.

First annual Oklahoma Slam

March 8, 2012

The weekend of March 16 has been announced as the date for the first annual Oklahoma Slam.
The Oklahoma Slam will be a combination skateboard camp and contest at the Skatepark Off Broadway located at 105 Reynolds and South Broadway in Poteau.
At 4 p.m. on March 16, the event begins with skate camp, providing tips and help with contest runs to everyone from beginners to advanced skaters. On hand at the skate camp will be skateboarding legend Bill Danforth and the Short Bus Crew.

Friends of Heavener Runestone to host Viking/Celtic Festival

March 8, 2012

The sounds of music and festivities will soon be wafting through the air above Heavener as the Heavener Viking / Celtic Festival gets underway.
The Friends of Heavener Runestone would like to announce their upcoming festival to take place at the Runestone to help raise park operation funds. The festival is scheduled to kick off on March 17-18 with fun, entertainments and games for all ages.
Festival go-ers are encouraged to don their finest Celtic or Viking garbs and join the friends for a two-day event guaranteed to have something for everyone.

event to promote public safety at rail crossings

March 8, 2012

Kansas City Southern is partnering with the Poteau Police Department to conduct an Operation Lifesaver “Officer on a Train” event today to promote public safety at railroad grade crossings.
The event will start at 4 p.m. at the Dewey Street crossing in Poteau.

Hinson charged in death of infant

March 8, 2012

A LeFlore County man will receive a life sentence for killing his girlfriend's 3-month-old baby.
A jury of seven women and five men were sequestered Friday evening at approximately 5:30 p.m. after the conclusion of a murder trial involving defendant Aaron Ray Wesley Hinson who was accused of the murder of a 3-month-old infant.
At 9:25 p.m. the jury rendered their verdict, finding Aaron Ray Wesley Hinson, 24, guilty of first degree murder involving a child. The jury rendered a guilty plea with a recommended sentence of life.

Northside spoils home baseball opener for Poteau

March 8, 2012

After a big victory Monday afternoon at Roland, the Poteau Pirates baseball team was hoping to keep the winning ways going in Tuesday afternoon's home opener at Town Creek Park. It was not to be.
The Fort Smith (Ark.) Northside Grizzlies scored in all five innings and ended up run ruling the Pirates 17-5.

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