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September 10th, 2014

Students participate in Banned Books Week

September 10, 2014

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read.
According to Terri Carroll, Carl Albert State College director of libraries, Banned Books Week typically is held during the last week of September and highlights the value of free and open access to information.
Carroll said Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

Youth Leader applicants sought

September 10, 2014

Leadership Oklahoma, a statewide leadership program, is accepting applications for its 2015 Youth Leadership Oklahoma class which will be held June 7-12, 2015.
Applicants must be high school Juniors or home schooled equivalent with at least a 3.25 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. 
The organization accepts a class of 50 members each year. Criteria for selection include demonstrated leadership ability in activities such as student council, athletics and service clubs in their schools and communities as well as an exhibited commitment to community service and extra-curricular activities.

Murry Spur to be recognized

September 10, 2014

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak and several elected officials and former officeholders will be on hand for a ceremony at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Murry Spur Fire Department.
Doak will present a citation of congratulations to the department for improving its Insurance Services Office Public Protection Classification from Class 9 to Class 4, potentially lowering home insurance premiums for the community, said Fire Chief Cary Carter.
The department is located at 16499 U.S. Highway 271, Spiro.

Who got arrested?

September 10, 2014

The following people were booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center overnight. The information was gathered from the jail's daily roster and only shows booking information. Only those with a case number listed have been charged. Stay tuned each morning to see who was arrested overnight.
CF — criminal felony
CM— criminal misdemeanor
FD — family docket such as child support
For more information about an arrestee, you can search by name or case number on or

Sep. 8

Thomas Millard, drug court sanction; no bond

Poteau freshmen's football game at Broken Bow canceled

September 10, 2014

The Poteau freshmen football team will have to wait a while to begin their season.
The Pirates had their Monday night season opener against Broken Bow canceled, and it will be made up as a part of a doubleheader with the junior varsity next Monday at Broken Bow's Memorial Stadium.
The freshmen will play at 6 p.m., followed by the JV at 7:30 p.m.

Bandit League teams go 3-1 against Fort Smith Catholic to open season

September 10, 2014

FORT SMITH, Ark. — Three of the four Bandit League teams posted season-opening wins in last weekend's four-game set with Fort Smith Catholic.
The sixth-grade team posted a 20-6 victory, the fifth-graders a 22-0 win and the fourth-grade a 30-0 victory. The only setback was a 13-7 win by FS Catholic in the third-grade game.

Wister boys sweep Cameron

September 10, 2014

WISTER — After beating the Cameron Yellowjackets in Saturday night's Howe Wood Bat Tournament finals, the Wister Wildcats not only beat them once but twice in Monday's doubleheader. The ’Cats took the opener 3-2, then handled the ’Jackets 6-1.
Editor's note: Look for the details about Leflore's Monday home game with Okay in Thursday's edition.

September 9th

Monday's High School Softball Roundup

September 9, 2014

The end to the Poteau Lady Pirates' home three-way was great, run-ruling the Sallisaw Lady Black Diamonds 10-0 in four innings. The start, however, wasn't, as the Lady Pirates fell 11-3 in a five-inning, run-rule contest to the Broken Bow Lady Savages.
In the win over Sallisaw, the Lady Pirates jumped out to a 5-0 lead after an inning.
In the loss to Broken Bow, the Lady Savages scored twice in the first inning and five runs in the second inning for a 7-0 lead as each inning was aided by two Poteau errors.

Poteau cross country girls runners-up to Anadarko in Bacone Invitational; Pirates finish 10th in boys team standings

September 9, 2014

MUSKOGEE — The Poteau Lady Pirates cross country team came in second at the Bacone Invitational on Friday. The Lady Pirates had 77 points for second place, coming in behind team champion Anadarko (62 points).
Four Lady Pirates finished in the top 20, led by Kandace Standridge who was fifth (7:50) in the 2k run. Sheridan Hoyer was 15th (8:18), Kylanna Hardaway 17th (8:29) and Maddison Williamson 18th (8:30).

Heavener cross country girls finish sixth, Wolves seventh at Henryetta Invitational; Johnson, Cruz bring home medals

September 9, 2014

HENRYETTA — The Heavener Lady Wolves cross country team was sixth in Saturday's Henryetta Invitational with 145 points. Tulsa Cascia Hall won the girls team title with 48 points, followed by host Henryetta (63 points), Seminole (73), Chelsea (91) and Keys (Park Hill) (107).
For the Heavener girls, they had one medalist for finishing in the top 20 as Barbara Johnson was 11th (13:38.97) on the 3,200-meter long course.
Iris Martinez was 39th (15:34.3), Fatima Baez was 56th (16:37.96), Ali Paxton was 63rd (16:53.25) and Brenda Macias was 64th (17:18.43).

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