September 23rd, 2011
Two special guests will
be in town Friday to participate
in a tailgate party for
Poteau Pirates and their
University football players
Paul Thompson and Larry
Birdine will be at Costner
Stadium Friday afternoon
during a tailgate party hosted
by Oklahoma Healthcare
Solution. The two Sooners
played together during the
2003-05 seasons with several
bowl games under their
belt. Thompson, who graduated
from High School in
Texas chose the Sooners
over the University of Texas
and relocated for the start of
his college career. Although
Students enrolled in Freshman Orientation at CASC got creative on Wednesday
with a photo of themselves with a campus police officer they needed as part of a scavenger hunt to help familiarize them with the campus. The students had to take photos of themselves with people and things from around campus to earn points in the hunt.
For most of us Wednesday was just that, Wednesday,
the 21st day of September. But for Kirk Smalley,
Wednesday was the 496th day without his child.
Smalley spent the day talking to students in our area
so that no other family has to spend their days counting
the days since the last time they saw their child smile or
heard their child laugh. Smalleyâ€™s 13-year-old son, T.J.,
killed himself in 2010 because of a bully at school.
Since his death, Smalley and his wife have spent their
life savings to try and prevent another child from doing
When the Poteau Pirates open District 4A-4 play at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Costner Stadium against the Hilldale Hornets, fans are being asked to wear red to have a â€śRed Outâ€ť affect on the visitors. Senior linebacker Marshall Jones believe such a spirit booster does just that.
The Spiro Bulldogs were on the cusp of being 2-1 entering this week's District 3A-8 opener at Idabel.
Instead, a turnover converted into a game-winning field goal by Roland made the Rangers a 10-7 winner to spoil the â€™Dogs' homecoming game last Friday night at McClain Stadium.
The good thing is the players seemingly have put that game behind them and are focusing on the district opener at 7:30 p.m. this Friday on the road against the Warriors.
HEAVENER â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves ended their regular season in dramatic fashion in Tuesday's home three-way against the Talihina Lady Golden Tigers and the Howe Lady Lions.
The Lady Wolves had a pair of fifth-inning rallies to down Talihina 3-2 and Howe 9-8.
Talihina won the middle game 7-1 over Howe, but no more information on that game was reported.
Spiro 8, Wister 1: In Wister, the Lady Bulldogs (17-7) broke a 1-1 tie with a seven-run fifth inning.
WISTER â€” Caleb Hill's RBI single in the seventh inning lifted the Wister Wildcats to a 13-12 victory over the Red Oak Eagles Tuesday afternoon.
Nena Santiago earned the distinction of being named Student of the Month for
August as a participant in the Literacy Initiative Program of the Literacy Council
of LeFlore County. The award is based on attendance in the 30-hour per week program
which enhances reading, writing, math and life skills instruction. Santiago
attended 137 hours of instruction during the month of August. Santiago (center) is
pictured with LIP Instructor Erica Hawkins (left) and LCLC Coordinator Laura