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May 14th, 2012

Wendall L. Washington

May 14, 2012

Wendall L. Washington, 53, of Hodgen, died Saturday, May 12, 2012, in Poteau.
Wendall was born Sept. 18, 1958, in Lawton to Everett and Charlene Washington. A longtime area resident, he loved hunting and fishing and was a graduate of Heavener High School. He worked in the Parks Department for the City of Poteau. His father preceded him in death.

Elton Edward Thompson

May 14, 2012

Elton Edward Thompson, 86, of Poteau died Saturday, May 12, 2012, in Poteau.

Interesting talent continues to open doors

May 14, 2012

A Poteau girl famous for talking backwards is running straight ahead into the limelight.
Poteau High School freshman Alyssa Kramer became an internet sensation earlier this year when a video of her saying words backwards went “viral” on the video sharing website Youtube.
The video showcased Alyssa's special talent of being able to properly pronounce any common word backwards.
Since the initial upload of the video in July of 2011, Alyssa's video received more than three million views and caught the attention of television producers.

May 12th

Wister boys make state semifinals with win over Oktaha Tigers

May 12, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Wister Wildcats baseball team is two wins from repeating as Class 2A state champions.
The Wildcats took the first step of repeating as state champs with a 9-4 win over the Oktaha Tigers in the quarterfinals of the Class 2A State Tournament Thursday night at Dolese Park.
The ’Cats (23-2) were slated to play the Silo Rebels Friday night at Dolese Park, with the winner playing the Dale-Tushka winner at 1 p.m. this afternoon in the state title game at Shawnee's Ed Skelton Field.

Spiro boys suffer gut-wrenching state quarterfinal loss to Verdigris

May 12, 2012

EDMOND — If there was any group of individuals asking the question “What if?” it is the Spiro Bulldogs baseball players.
The Bulldogs left the bases loaded twice, and stranded 12 runners on base all total, as they lost a gut-wrenching Class 3A State Tournament quarterfinal contest by a score of 1-0 to the Verdigris Cardinals Thursday night.
The ’Dogs end the season at 22-12.

Lady Pirate basketball duo with chance to make USA Junior National Team

May 12, 2012

Poteau Lady Pirate basketball players Kaitlan Standridge and Colleen Peterson will have an opportunity to go play some summer hoops.
The Lady Pirate duo have been invited to tryout to make the United States Junior National Basketball Team in tryouts which will take place May 20 at Lighthouse Sports Complex in Oklahoma City.

Fab Foursome

May 12, 2012

Poteau OK Kids League Schedule

May 12, 2012

Coach-Pitch League
Monday
Spiro Reds vs. Spiro L'il Giants, Poteau Bombers vs. Pocola Mudcats, Spiro Dirtbags vs. Wister Wildcats, Heavener Hurricanes vs. Heavener Thunder, Heavener Titans vs. Poteau Drillers, Panama Sooners vs. Spiro Diamondbacks.
Thursday
Pocola Mudcats vs. Spiro Reds, Wister Wildcats vs. Poteau Bombers, Heavener Thunder vs. Spiro Dirtbags, Poteau Drillers vs. Heavener Hurricanes, Spiro Diamondbacks vs. Heavener Titans, Spiro L'il Giants vs. Panama Sooners.
PeeWee League
Monday

Clayborn, Tackett duo win Brittney Cox Memorial

May 12, 2012

The duo of Joe Clayborn and Josh Tackett won last Saturday's Brittney Cox Memorial Golf Tournament, which took place at Wolf Ridge Golf Club.
Josh Wiles and Brad McKinney were second, followed by James and Gary McGuiness.
Tackett and Perry Reed were the two individuals who won closest to the pin honors, while Clayborn won the longest drive contest.
All total, the benefit event raised $4,000, but an additional $4,000 was raised through hole sponsorships.

Poteau Spirit Center names its April Stars of the Month

May 12, 2012

The April Stars of the Month were named by the Poteau Spirit Center
Ava Cartwright is among them because she “is determined to accomplish challenging skills.”
Isabella Pillow is the Gymnastic Star of the Month. She got picked for her incredible improvement, and also for being very sweet and well mannered.
The Tumblebear Star of the Month is Adriona Deiter. She works hard, listens and has the cutest little smile.
Madison Gregory is the Tumbler of the Month. She is constantly wanting to learn new skills.

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