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Wednesday, 27 April 2022 08:46

Fanshawe Hires New Coach

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Fanshawe Public Schools is pleased to announce a new coach for at the school for the  2022 - 2023 school year.

 Shane Mabry is the new coach for the upcoming school year. 

Welcome Coach Mabry!

Proud to have him and his family as part of the Fanshawe Grizzlies.


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Led by Gregor Weck’s 4-under-par 68 round, Southwestern Oklahoma State grabbed a two-stroke lead after two rounds of the Great American Conference Men’s Golf Championships. Weck’s bogey-free round on Monday on the Arlington Course at Hot Springs Country Club gave him a three-shot cushion in the individual competition.

Weck began his round one shot behind Arkansas Tech’s Santiago De La Fuente. He birdied the second and third holes to take the lead. He added birdies on the 10th and 17th holes to post 4-under after 36 holes. Conner Boydston collected four birdies against only two bogeys to shoot a 2-under 70 and move up 10 places into a tie for eighth. Anders Strand stayed inside the top 10 following a 2-over 74.

The Wonder Boys played the second round in even par to finish two shots behind the Bulldogs. Santiago De La Fuente backed up his opening round of 1-under with an even-par card that featured two birdies to place second. Henry Frizzell shot his second-straight even-par 72.

He stands in solo third. Henderson State shot 1-under par and ended the second round three shots behind Southwestern Oklahoma State. Josh McNulty recorded one of the three sub-70 rounds on Monday with a 3-under 69. He made four birdies to ascend nine spots into a tie for fourth.

Nick Shapiro, sixth, and Alex Hadden, eighth, joined McNulty in the top 10. Harding cut 15 strokes off of its first-round score of 17-over 305 with a 2-over 290 to move up to fourth in the team competition. Finlay Cummings rattled off five straight birdies on the front nine as part of an even-par round. Sam Tandy and Caleb Nichols matched Cummings with even-par second-round scores. Southeastern Oklahoma State finished in fifth, followed by Southern Arkansas. The Savage Storm’s Jordan Holifield and Dalton McGinnis maintained their positions in the top 10. Holifield recorded an even-par round while McGinnis recovered from four early bogeys to shooti 1-over on the day.

The Muleriders’ Roman Timmerman made the biggest move up of Monday as his 3-under 69 shot him up 15 positions into a tie for eighth. He made six birdies in the round. Arkansas-Monticello, Southern Nazarene and Northwestern Oklahoma State rounded out the team scoring. Tuesday’s final round begins at 8 a.m.





Last week was a great honor for me as I got to recognize the Pocola Lady Indians basketball team on the House floor to celebrate their winning the Class 2A State Championship after losing only one game all season to the Heavener Lady Wolves.

I am so proud of this group of talented young ladies. Their coach said they were behind at halftime in all three games at the state tournament, but their never-give-up attitude propelled them to the win. I'm equally proud of the dedication of their coach, Mark McKenzie. During a time-out late in one of the games, he told the girls win or lose he loves them and he knows they love him, and that's what is most important. Championships are nice, but his real goal is to help these young ladies become self-sufficient so they become lifetime positive contributors to society.

McKenzie and his wife Shana lost their only daughter in 2017 at the age of 23. While the couple has severely grieved the loss of their child, they have not let that stop them from pouring their love into their community and the school district they serve. Coach McKenzie said this group of girl basketball players has filled a mighty void in his life over the past three years, becoming like family to him and his wife. I presented each young woman and coach McKenzie with a citation on the House floor.

Also last week I got to help recognize Macy Nobles and Hayden Workman from the 2022 All-Oklahoma Academic Team from Carl Albert State College in our House Chamber. Great job to these incredibly smart and talented young people and to the faculty and staff that helped them achieve this great honor.

On a local matter, I've requested a state attorney general's opinion about public hunting lands owned or managed by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, United States Army Corps of Engineers, and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Some roads located within these lands are blocked or gated by the state or federal agencies preventing access to vehicles and are only accessible by foot. By blocking these roads, it prevents the disabled who are unable to walk from accessing and enjoying these public locations.

A group of disabled veterans brought this issue to my attention, and I'm reaching out to the attorney general on their behalf to ask if this is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or a violation of any state statute. In my opinion, these are public roads on public lands, and the public should be granted access, especially our disabled veterans.

That's all for now. Remember to listen to me on KPRV Radio at 7:30 a.m. every Thursday for my legislative update.

As always, if I can help you with anything, feel free to call my Capitol office at (405) 557-7413 or email me at rick.west@okhouse.gov.

  • Rick West serves District 3 in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. His district includes part of LeFlore County.



Fanshawe Public School is pleased to announce that Tripp McGowen was named to the ORES Archery All Tournament Team


Congratulations Tripp!


The Fanshawe Archery Coach is  Anthony Borden, he is pictured with  Tripp McGowen


Two 5th grade archers from Cameron placed in the Oklahoma National Archery in the Schools Program (OKNASP) Tier Two East Region Tournament. Kambree Trapp was female champ in the elementary division and Brayle Welker placed third.

The Cameron Middle School archery team placed 4th in the OKNASP Grand State Shoot (Tier One) and is headed to Louisville, Kentucky in May to compete in nationals. The team will have a spaghetti dinner and silent auction on Friday evening, April 22nd, 6:00-8:00, at the Cameron School cafeteria to raise funds for the trip.

Wednesday, 16 March 2022 00:19


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OKLAHOMA CITY (March 14, 2022) - The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) has an open investigation into the Kingfisher Football Program.

The Kingfisher Police Department requested OSBI assistance in February regarding accusations of misconduct within the program.

There is no additional information available since the investigation is ongoing.

Congratulations to the 5th grade boys Poteau Pirates and the 5th grade girls Little Lady Pirates!

These teams played in the Arkansas River Valley Basketball League where they both went undefeated during the season.

On Saturday, March 5th, both teams also won their respective championship games held at Westside School in Hartman, Arkansas.

The boys played the Cedarville Pirates and won a nail-biter with a score of 28-27. The girls played the IC Buffs and won with a score of 45-10. 

If these teams are any indication, the future for Poteau basketball is bright.


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Back Row: Ryan Adams, Not pictured: Colin Adams (Coach)

From Left: Drake Jenkins, Levi Taylor, Wrigley Downs, Evan Adams, Edward Trejo Martinez, Jaedon Waugh and Erik Martinez.




RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Great American Conference announced the Women’s Tennis award for the second week of the 2022 season. Henderson State’s Mulan Kamoe claimed the Player of the Week honor.

GAC WOMEN’S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Mulan Kamoe, Henderson State, Jr., Nasoso Nadi, Fiji

Kamoe picked up two singles wins and two doubles victories. In a 4-3 win against Delta State, She paired with Georjemah Row for win at No. 1 doubles and collected a 6-2, 6-0 win from No. 1 singles. Against No. 15 Angelo State, she defeated Valentina Gonzalez, the ITA’s No. 31 player, in straight sets. She and Row toppled Ena Ovcina and Gonzalez, the No. 5 doubles pair.


Austynn Crocker, So. (Ouachita), Simone Simas, Jr. (Southern Arkansas)


The 2nd Annual LeFlore County Archery Tournament was held on January 19th at the Reynolds Center in Poteau. Cameron School hosted the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) event this year. The tournament was sponsored by JRT Trucking, the Choctaw Nation, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Calvary Church, and Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home and managed by TNT on the Go, LLC owned by world record holder Brian Jackson of Tahlequah.

In the junior high division, Cameron was crowned the county champion. Howe earned runner-up and Arkoma earned third place. Cameron won county champion in the high school division as well. Howe was runner-up and Panama earned third.

Junior High Team Results:                         High School Team Results:

Cameron                    3258                           Cameron                   3151

Howe                          3076                           Howe                          3143

Arkoma                      2850                           Panama                     2928

Shady Point              2835                           Arkoma                      2836

Panama                     2750

Fanshawe                 2443

Hodgen                      2063

Medals were awarded to the top five females and males in each division, as well as the overall archer in both divisions. Cameron’s Jake Cauthen earned top overall archer in the junior high division with a score of 292 (a perfect score is 300) and Howe’s Taylor Roberts earned top overall archer in the high school division with a score of 284. Those earning medals were…

Junior High:

1st Place Female – Jordyn Kennison (Howe)

1st Place Male – Jake Cauthen (Cameron)

2nd Place Female (TIE) – Mya Townley & Hayle Parker (both of Cameron)

2nd Place Male – Steven Butler (Cameron)

3rd Place Female – not awarded, see tie above

3rd Place Male – Hayden Shadwick (Shady Point)

4th Place Female – Anistyn Marrow (Cameron)

4th Place Male – Jonah Chamberlain (Cameron)

5th Place Female – Aniston Cox (Howe)

5th Place Male – Kamden Tippit (Panama)

High School:

1st Place Female – Jordyn Rivera (Cameron)

1st Place Male – Taylor Roberts (Howe)

2nd Place Female – Addison Parker (Cameron)

2nd Place Male – Avery Crase (Cameron)

3rd Place Female – Brayli Beason (Cameron)

3rd Place Male – Johnathon Harrison (Panama)

4th Place Female – Ema Lenard (Arkoma)

4th Place Male – Phoenix Duncan (Howe)

5th Place Female – Shelby Jones (Howe)

5th Place Male – Carl Brake (Arkoma)


Monday, 17 January 2022 23:51

Cameron Archery Wins Shady Point Tournament

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Congratulations to the Cameron Archery team!

Poteau, OKLAHOMA - The Cameron middle school and high school archery teams won the Shady Point archery tournament this past Saturday in each of their divisions.

Several team members medaled in all three divisions.


Elementary Division:

3rd Female - Kambree Trapp

4th Male - Gabe Cody

5th Female - Luxy Sweeten

5th Male - Zyer Barcheers


middle school team

Middle School Team

Middle School Division:

1st Female - Anistyn Marrow

2nd Female - Mya Townley

2nd Male - Steven Butler

4th Male - Jake Cauthen

5th Female - Paityn Beason

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High School Team 

High School Division:

4th Male - Karson Burks

5th Female - Addison Parker

The Yellowjackets compete next at the 2nd Annual LeFlore County Archery Tournament on January 19th at the Reynolds Center in Poteau.

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