August 9th, 2014
Fall ball is truly here as the 2014 high school fast-pitch softball and fall baseball seasons will get going next week, with most teams beginning Monday. The schedule â at least that which I have for up through Aug. 18 is listed at the end of this column.
Editor's Note: Due to Friday's rain showers, today's schedule of games have not only had their times changed, but all games will now be played at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex. Here is the new schedule.
Field No. 1
Healdton vs. Davenport, 11 a.m.; Healdton vs. Cyril, 12:10 p.m.; Beggs vs. Oklahoma Union, 1:20 p.m.; Antlers vs. Hilldale, 2:30 p.m.; Antlers vs. Battiest, 3:40 p.m.; Panama vs. Hilldale, 4:50 p.m.
Field No. 2
Tickets still remain for the Poteau Piratesâ football season opener in the Hootenâs 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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2014 Poteau Bandit Football League and cheerleading registration is currently underway.
Forms may be picked up at Poteau City Hall. Cost is $35 per participant.
Thereâs always some things football teams need to get accomplished as practice begins for the 2014 season Monday. LeFlore Countyâs teams are no different.
âWe have a lot of positions weâve got to fill up,â said Poteau coach Greg Werner, whose team played for the Class 4A state title in December. âWe have a lot of things to improve on, but thatâs the way it is for everybody. Everybody will feel that way on Monday. We certainly have a ways to go, but weâll get there.â
For the Pocola Indians, they want to continue momentum from a successful off-season.
For those who do their parts on Friday Night Lights in LeFlore County, Aug. 11 cannot get here quick enough.
Monday is when high school football players will begin practice for the upcoming season, which will begin next month.
Although itâs been a very mild summer, thereâs bound to be hot temperatures ahead for high school football players as they begin practice Monday for the 2014 season.
Curtiss Mal Naylor, 59, of Wilburton died Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at Big Bend Hospice House in Tallahassee, Fla..
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug., at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Summerfield.
Burial will be in Reichert Cemetery under the direction of Waldrop Funeral Home, Wilburton.
Georgia Ruth Kerbow, 80, of Poteau died Thursday, August 7, 2014 in Fort Smith, Ark. She was retired from the LeFlore County Clerks office, a member of Woman Nationally Active for Christ, Epsilon Sigma Alpha and Pleasant Valley Free Will Baptist Church in Poteau. Georgia was born Jun 17, 1934, in Poteau to Herman and Elenor (Johnson) Dorey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Kerbow; sister, JoAnne Broyles; and her parents.
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) â A counterterrorism institute in Oklahoma is shutting its doors after failing to find funding to continue operations.
The Oklahoman reported (http://bit.ly/1kriAOV ) that the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism has provided training to tens of thousands of police officers from around the country.
âąâAug. 9ââBackpack and school supplies giveaway by Protectors Motorcycle Association, 9 a.m., Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
ââHeavener Rodeo, 7:30 p.m., Cecil Rodeo Grounds.
ââConcert Under the Stars, Dead Snake Road, 8 p.m., Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
âąâAug. 12ââPublic dinner and informational meeting concerning proposed sales tax for Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center. Speaker, EOMC COE Mike Carter. 6 p.m., Stapp-Zoe Community Center.
ââTeachers meeting concerning proposed sales tax for Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center, 10 a.m., Talihina Public Schools.