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October 13th, 2011

Poteau faces big road game tonight at Sallisaw

October 13, 2011

Last week, the Poteau Pirates got a big District 4A-4 win as they celebrated homecoming with a 24-0 win over the Stilwell Indians at Costner Stadium.
“Especially after the last three weeks, we needed it (the win over Stilwell),” Poteau Coach Jeff Broyles said. “And I liked the way in which we did win. We really felt like we really dominated the game. I was pleased.”

Russel Eugene Hunt

October 13, 2011

Russel Eugene Hunt,
94, of Poteau died Monday,
Oct. 10, 2011, in Poteau.
Russel was born Jan. 13,
1917, in Barkley, Kan., to
William and Bessie (Hauser)
Hunt. He was a truck driver.
Russel’s grandchildren
were very special to him
and he loved them all.
Grandson Zachary enjoyed
spending time with his
grandpa trying to beat him
at card games. Zachary
gave him his haircuts when
he was no longer able to go
to the barber.
Russel is survived by his
wife of 31 years, Willie
Jean of the home; daughters,
Jean Lane and Laurel
Cockrell of Stockton, Mo.;
sons, Chuck Hunt and his

Pride of Poteau takes home first place

October 13, 2011

The Poteau High School Band recently won first place in Class 4A at the Bron Warren Tournament of Bands at
East Central University Tigerpalooza in Ada. The band also received awards for Drum Major, Drumline, Best
Visual and they tied with Durant for Best General Effect.

Oakes guilty

October 13, 2011

A Poteau man has
pleaded guilty to federal
charges after he attempted
to bribe a witness in a federal
case against his son.
The United States
Attorney’s Office for the
Eastern District of
Oklahoma, announced
Tuesday that Tom Oakes,
age 64, of Poteau, pled
guilty to tampering with a
Witness or Victim.
According to a press
release issued in the case,
charges arose from an
investigation by the Poteau
Police Department and the
Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco and Firearms.
The federal indictment
alleged that on or about
August 26, 2011,Oakes,
did knowingly attempt to

Abandoned house fire

October 13, 2011

Poteau firefighters had a late night Tuesday after a home on the corner of South
Walters Street and Conser Avenue burst into flames. According to Poteau Fire Chief
Jon Pickel the Poteau Fire Department responded to the blaze at approximately 11
p.m. and remained on scene until approximately 3:30 p.m. The house was reported
as unoccupied and firefighters on the scene said that the abandoned home was
quickly engulfed in flame. Firefighters kept the fire from spreading, but Chief
Pickel says that the home was a total loss. The cause of the inferno is as of yet undetermined.

Poteau freshmen football team beats Broken Bow Savages

October 13, 2011

BROKEN BOW — It was a “Key” victory for the Poteau Pirate freshmen football team Tuesday night, as in Jordan Key.
Key rushed for three touchdowns, scored on a two-point conversion and helped the defensive unit out in a 20-14 victory over the Broken Bow Savages at Memorial Stadium.

PKMS teams split with Broken Bow

October 13, 2011

The Pansy Kidd Middle School football teams split their home games with Broken Bow Tuesday night at Costner Stadium.
The eighth-grade Raiders posted a 33-8 rout of the Savages, but the seventh-graders fell 30-16.

Trying to Get Away

October 13, 2011

'Ol' Miss-’Em' Koby strikes again

October 13, 2011

Friday is opening day for the 2011 youth gun hunt. I know of a bunch of kids who have been looking forward to this day for quite a long time. I’ve got a full agenda for the weekend that includes my boys and some of my ball players.

October 11th

Trucie Elouise

October 11, 2011

Trucie Elouise
Jackson, 85, of Poteau
went to be with Jesus
on Saturday, Oct. 8,
2011 in Fort Smith,
Ark. Elouise was born
Aug. 14, 1926, in
Milard, Ark., to George
and Lizzie Hinson.
She was a homemaker and pastor’s
wife. She was preceded in death by her
parents; husband, Bill Jackson; and all
her brothers and sisters.
She is survived by many nieces
and nephews who loved her very
much. She was a special aunt with a
great sense of humor.
Graveside services will be at 2
p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, at Sallisaw
City Cemetery with the Rev. Jim
Cook officiating.

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