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August 18th, 2014

Chamber extends Walk, Run or Dye registration deadline

August 18, 2014

The deadline for registration in the Walk, Run or Dye hosted by Poteau Chamber of Commerce has been extended until Aug. 22.
Registration is $20 individual (non-student), $15 Individual (Groups of four or more non-student) and $10 students and children 12 and under.
For more information or to register, call (918) 647-9178 or register on-line
The event will be held Sept. 6 and starts at 10 a.m. on Dewey Avenue in Poteau.

VIDEO: Keys To Oklahoma's Season

August 18, 2014

VIDEO: Keys To Oklahoma's Season
Last time we saw the Sooners, they were beating up on Alabama. So can Bob Stoops and company keep the good times rolling in Norman? Campus Insiders' Pete Fiutak provides us with a key player, statistic and game to watch for this season.

Who got arrested?

August 18, 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

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August 16th

Poteau Red-White Scrimmage tonight at Costner Stadium; admission is bottles of Gatorade, Powerade

August 16, 2014

Football is back in Poteau, at least the preseason that is.
The 2014 Red-White Interteam Scrimmage will be at 6:30 tonight at Costner Stadium. Admission is bottles of Gatorade and/or Powerade.
Tonight will be the first game-like situation since the 2013 Class 4A state title game last December and the spring game in May.
“Anytime you turn the lights on and have a chance to get out there, it’s always a kind of a neat feeling,” Poteau coach Greg Werner said. “Hopefully, the folks will come out and watch, see what’s going on and get their first taste of football.”

Sports Briefs

August 16, 2014

Tickets still remain for the Poteau Pirates’ football season opener in the Hooten’s Kickoff Classic against Alma, Ark., at Fort Smith [Ark.] Northside High School at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 4.
Tickets for adults and students cost $7 per person, while pre-schoolers will be admitted for free.
For those wishing to purchase tickets, call Poteau coach Greg Werner at (918) 839-4572 or come by the high school or football fieldhouse.
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August 15th

Wister boys make Red Oak Eagle Classic championship semifinals; Whitesboro Bulldogs, Howe Lions eliminated

August 15, 2014

RED OAK — The Wister Wildcats won their opening-round game Thursday in the 2014 Red Oak Eagle Classic.
The ’Cats got their first victory of the season in what was their season opener, defeating the Buffalo Valley Buffaloes 7-3.
Wister played Crowder, which beat the Howe Lions 10-1 on Thursday, in one championship semifinal. The winner will play for the title at 3 p.m. Saturday, while the loser will play for third place at noon Saturday.

Wister girls beat Spiro to reach Pocola Tournament finals; championship game was scheduled Friday night

August 15, 2014

POCOLA — The Wister Lady Wildcats might have brought home a tournament championship Friday night. They were in line to do so.
The Lady Wildcats beat the Spiro Lady Bulldogs 4-3 in Thursday night’s winner’s-bracket finals.
Spiro played Heavener in Friday’s loser’s-bracket final with the winner meeting Wister. The if-game was slated for 8 p.m. Friday if needed.
The Lady Wolves won both of their consolation games, beating Stigler 9-2 and host Pocola 4-1. The Lady Indians, who took the place of the Keota Lady Lions who dropped out, beat Cameron 11-0.

Thursday/Late Tuesday High School Softball Roundup

August 15, 2014

WHITESBORO — The Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs bounced back from Tuesday’s season-opening shutout at the hands of Panama to down the Talihina Lady Golden Tigers 4-2 Thursday afternoon.
The Lady Bulldogs scored twice in the first and single runs in the next two innings for a 4-0 lead.
Panama 7, Whitesboro 0: Tuesday in Panama, Panama pitcher Hannah Goines pitched a two-hitter with nine strikeouts.
Editor’s note: Nothing was reported on Panama’s Thursday home game against Quinton by press time.

Upcoming weekend events

August 15, 2014

• Aug 16 — Concert Under the Stars, Jay Falkner Band, 8 p.m., Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
— Bake sale to benefit Poteau Pound Pups, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Coffee Cup.
— LeFlore County Round-Up Club play day, Cecil Leachman Arena, Heavener. Info: Frank Mode, (918) 839-0330.
• Aug. 17 — Wright Ministries music and testimony, 6 p.m., New Beginning Family Ministry, 305 S. Saddler. Info: (918) 721-3490 or (918) 649-4708.

Harold Wayne Taylor

August 15, 2014

Harold Wayne Taylor, 73, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 in Tulsa with his family by his side.

Harold was born Jan. 31, 1941, in Fort Smith, Ark., to Berkley N. and Flora Mae Barnes Taylor.

He grew up in Spiro. Harold joined the U.S. Army, serving from 1958 until being honorably discharged in 1962. Harold married Patsy J. Kinsey on June 23, 1962, in Panama. For most of his life, Harold worked as a machinist in the aerospace industry, retiring in 1995 from A.M.I. In his spare time, Harold enjoyed building trailers and gardening. He will be remembered best for his love for his family.

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