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Sunday, 11 October 2015 16:16

Wister Teacher Receives Grant

WHS English teacher, Donna Deaton received a grant for Wildcat Chronicle online through Oklahoma Scholastic Media Initiative and the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College of Journalism.



As a recipient of the grant, Deaton attended a two-weekend workshop at OU this fall. The workshop helped her develop Wister Schools' online newspaper Wildcat Chronicle Online.



The article Mrs. Deaton wrote about the Lady Wildcats' earning a chance at the OSSAA State Class A Fastpitch Championship was published on the OSMIOSM website.

Sunday, 11 October 2015 11:06

Wister Lady Wildcats Finish 2nd in State

Compiled by Wildcat Chronicle Newspaper Staff


The Wister Lady Wildcats finished the 2015 Fastpitch season as State Class A Runner Up.


The Lady 'Cats had held their opponents scoreless during State Play-offs including Districts, Regionals State Quarter-finals and State Semi-Finals. Going into the Championship game Saturday evening at ASA Hall of Fame's OG&E Energy Field, the Ladies had out-scored their opponents 72-0.


Several errors in the first few innings of the championship game put Bynger-Oney on the board. The Lady Wildcats managed to put 3 runs on the board, but were unable to over-take the Bobcats. The final score was 5-3, Bynger-Oney.


Mrs. Pugh was on hand to hand out the Runner Up medals to each of the team members. Coach Morgan received a Coach's Achievement Award.


Photos below by Wildcat Chronicle Staff

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Wister Lady Wildcats Finish 2nd in State - 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 vote
Sunday, 11 October 2015 20:58

Heavener Basketball Tournament

Heavener Tip In Clubs presents a Basketball Tournament on November 14 and 15th at Heavener Schools.

Entry fee is $125 per team with a three game guarantee.

T –Shirts awarded to three division champions:
3rd and 4th grade Boys/ Girls
5th and 6th grade Boys / Girls
7th and 8th grade Boys/ Girls


All proceeds benefit the Heavener Tip In Club.

For more information contact Jennifer Yandell at 918.658.5662 or Michael Culwell at 918.413.2002.

Sunday, 11 October 2015 20:55

Sign up now for a Dodge Ball Tournament


Heavener Tip In Club presents a Dodge Ball Tournament for Junior High, High School and Adults.

The tournament will be held on December 19, 2015 at the Heavener School Gym.

Enter your team now!

$100 per team

All proceeds benefit the Heavener Tip In Club

For more information contact Michael Culwell at 918.413.2002 or Jennifer Yandell at 918.918.658.5662

Sunday, 11 October 2015 20:42

Sign up for Wolf Pup Basketball


It’s time to sign up for Heavener Wolf Pup Basketball for grades kindergarten through 3rd grade.

Registration is $25 per child.

Deadline to sign up is November 2, 2015.

There will be a coaches meeting on October 27th at 7 pm in the Heavener High School Library.

Draft date will be Tuesday November 3rd also in the Heavener High School Library.


Download an application form by clicking the download icon below 

Saturday, 10 October 2015 18:14

A Vehicle accident in Bryan County


A Vehicle accident with injuries occurred at 12:05 pm on October 10th, on US 70, four miles east of Mead in Bryan County.


According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, 2011 Ford Pickup, towing a boat on a trailer, driven by Michael Maxwell, 26 of Durant, was traveling westbound on US 270 when Leo L. DeBock, 67 of Mead was attempting to make right turn; Maxwell passed the vehicle on the right, on the shoulder and then DeBock turned right and struck the boat and trailer that was being pulled by the pickup.


DeBock was transported from the scene by EagleMed air ambulance to Plano Medical Center in Plano, TX with leg injuries. He is listed in serious/stable condition.


The accident was investigated by Trooper David McCutcheon, assisted by Durant Police Department, Bryan Co EMS, West Bryan Co Fire Department.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 07:45

Hot-pepper-beef-dip-sandwich recipe

Got this recipe from


Can’t wait to make it - this recipe makes 8 sandwiches


2 pounds beef skirt steak or chuck roast
2 cups low-sodium beef broth
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 cup brine from pickled yellow hot peppers
10 to 12 yellow pickled hot peppers
4 pickled jalapeño peppers, chopped (also added some of the carrots that come with jalapeños)
4 roasted Anaheim or poblano peppers, chopped
1 sweet onion, sliced thin
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup sherry cooking wine
3 tablespoons Maggi seasoning sauce or Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dried thyme
2 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
Salt to taste (I did not have to add any):
8 (6-inch) baguette rolls


1. Add all of the ingredients for beef to the slow cooker in the order listed. Cover and cook on high for 5 to 6 hours or on low for 8 to 10 hours.

The LeFlore County Sheriff's Department held their 2nd Annual Sheriff’s Shriners benefit softball Tournament on Saturday.

Four teams hit the field to play for Shriners Hospitals.

The Panama Fire Department, Chaos, The LeFlore County Sheriff’s office and the Poteau Police Department.

The money raised helps the transportation department of the Bedouin Shrine Hospital in Muskogee.

According to Greg Schuler, Recorder for Bedouin and Jim Richey, Hospital chairman, transportation is needed for children who need treatment in orthopedic injuries, diseases, burns and birth defects. They have 5 vans that travel all over to take children to doctors’ appointments and they serve over 800 children in 17 counties.


Shriners Hospitals for Children has 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research, and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals.
Children up to age 18 with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patient’s ability to pay.

“We are so appreciative of everyone who came out to support the Shriners,” said Kendall Morgan, LeFlore County Undersheriff.


The rules for all of the Shriners Hospitals are simple and to the point: Any child can be admitted to the hospital if, in the opinion of the surgeons, the child can be treated and is under the age of 18.


There is no requirement for religion, race, or relationship to a Shriners.

Friday, 09 October 2015 22:45

David Elvin "Pa" Bradley Obituary

David Elvin "Pa" Bradley of Shady Point, Oklahoma was born on September 8, 1943 to Leon and Lorene (Campbell) Bradley in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and passed away on October 8, 2015 in Shady Point, Oklahoma at the age of 72 years.


David is survived by his wife; Imogene of the home, two daughters; Patsy Hurley and husband, Ernie of Springfield, Missouri and Davana Hill and husband, Randy of Lebanon, Missouri, four step daughters; Connie Shaffer and husband Dan, of Shady Point, Oklahoma, Rosemary Shaver of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, Cassie Palmer of Shady Point, Oklahoma and Jennifer Hammons of Fort Smith, Arkansas, ten grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, one brother; Donald Bradley of Bridge Creek Oklahoma, one sister; Louise Tatum and husband, Ed of Midwest City, Oklahoma, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


David was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers; Ernest Bradley and Carroll Reese Bradley.


He served in the United States Air Force from May 2, 1962 ~ March 24, 1965 and graduated from Southwestern Jr. College in 1974.


Funeral services will be held at 12:00 (Noon) Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at the Mallory~Martin Chapel of Spiro, Oklahoma with Reverend Duke Bennett and Mr. Dan Shaffer officiating.


Interment will follow at 2:00pm in the United States National Cemetery of Fort Smith, Arkansas.


Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of Mallory~Martin Funeral Home of Spiro, Oklahoma.


Pallbearers will be; Dan Shaffer, Michael Tippit Shannon Tilley, Tony Hurley, David Hurley, and Randall Hill.


Condolences can be made to the family on David's guestbook at


David Elvin "Pa" Bradley Obituary - 3.5 out of 5 based on 2 votes

The Poteau Spirit Center is pleased to announce the September Stars of the Month




Jaelyn Warren - Gymnastics team Star of the month

Whitley Tramel - Cheer Star









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Avery Lewis - Gymnastics Star
Gracie Lewis - Shooting Star

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