How about this snake story? Eleven-year-old Gavin Garrett of Poteau was hanging out with his grandfather, Don Garrett, this week when they came across a five-foot, six-inch long rattlesnake in Donâ€™s barn. The snake was nine inches around at its largest point, and had 13 rattles and a button.
When Gavin and Don found the big dude inside the door of his barn, Gavin shot it with a .22 pistol that he had with him only to realize that the pistol had rat shot in it.
CATOOSA â€” A coaching role at the All-State Golf Tournament was a once in a lifetime deal for Poteau boys golf coach Mike Thomas.
Coaches are only allowed to coach one sport one time at the annual event.
So Thomas, who coached both the East boys and the girls, made the best of memories Monday checking up on golfers throughout Monday's All-State Golf Tournament at Cherokee Hills Golf Course.
There will be a Poteau softball parents meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the high school softball field.
Right afterward, the Poteau Softball Dugout Club will meet.
The Lady Pirates' first practice will be at 8 p.m. Thursday, and players will need to bring their physicals forms and other necessary paperwork at that time.
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Poteau High School students who will participate in extra-curricular activities this upcoming school year will have their drug testing take place next month inside the senior hall of the high school.
For six local graduating senior athletes, they will get one more chance to compete at the prep level next week as they, along with two local coaches, will participate in the 2013 Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State Games that will take place in the Tulsa metropolitan area.
The first sport up will be the All-State Golf Tournament, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. Monday at Cherokee Hills Golf Club in Catoosa.
The "Hooked on Fishin'" show with Mark Goines this weekend will broadcast a replay of this year's "Hooked on Fishin'" Kids Fishing Tournament.
The show will broadcast at 8 a.m. Sunday on KXNW Channel 34. It will also air at noon today on KFSM Channel 5.
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The Wolf Pups Football sign-ups will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday inside the Heavener High School cafeteria.
The program is for third- through sixth-grade individuals.
Cost is $60 per player, and a copy of the player's birth certificate is required.
The fee will cover all equipment and insurance for each player.