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Carl Albert softball team fourth-best GPA in nation; Lady Viking, Viking players make Academic All-American Teams

June 18, 2013

While no athletic titles came to the diamonds for the Carl Albert State College softball or baseball teams this past season, academic ones did, however.
The Lady Vikings have the fourth-best grade-point average for NJCAA Division I schools in the nation with a GPA of 3.48. That mark was .07 off the nation's best, which was 3.55.
The academic honors did not stop there. Two Lady Vikings and two Vikings were named as Academic All-Americans.
Softball player Kelsey Branscum and baseball player Austin Phippen had GPAs of 4.0, and were named as Pinnacle Award winners for their perfect GPA.

Red Oak Summer Slam Schedule

June 18, 2013

Thursday
At Poteau High School
Panama vs. Poteau, 10 a.m.; Panama vs. Sequoyah-Tahlequah, 11:30 a.m.; Poteau vs. Keota, 1 p.m.; Poteau vs. Sequoyah-Tahlequah, 2:30 p.m.; Keota vs. Sequoyah-Tahlequah, 4 p.m.; Panama vs. Keota, 5:30 p.m.
At Red Oak — Big Field
Red Oak vs. Silo, 10 a.m.; Silo vs. Coweta, 11:30 a.m.; Red Oak vs. Okemah, 1 p.m.; Red Oak vs. Coweta, 2:30 p.m.; Coweta vs. Okemah, 4 p.m.; Silo vs. Okemah, 5:30 p.m.
At Red Oak — Little Field

Successful Slam-mers

June 18, 2013

Fire v. Police in Wister Guns 'N Hoses

June 18, 2013

Wister fire department and law enforcement staffs are asking all area residents to come to the Guns ‘N Hoses blood drive with Oklahoma Blood Institute from 1:30 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 25, in the high school band room.
To fuel a little healthy competition, donors will choose which department to support by donating on behalf of law enforcement or the fire department.
Donors will receive a voucher, redeemable for two tickets to the Tulsa Zoo and this year’s Guns ‘N Hoses T-shirt. 
Anyone who is healthy and 16 years of age can donate, and donations can be made every 56 days.

Police kill man who took girl at Oklahoma store

June 18, 2013

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer shot and killed a man who'd taken a toddler hostage at a Walmart Market in suburban Oklahoma City.

Midwest City Police Assistant Chief Sid Porter says the child wasn't harmed in the incident Monday afternoon. Police say Sammie Lamont Wallace took the 2-year-old girl out of her mother's shopping cart and held a knife to the child. Porter says the store was evacuated within minutes and police began negotiating with Wallace.

Porter says an officer opened fire after Wallace began "counting down" on the girl's life.

Rodsters rock the Panama car show

June 18, 2013

The annual Panama car show was a hit Saturday at the Panama Elementary Schools. More than 30 cars, trucks and motorcycles were on display as well as vendors and entertainment.
PDN photo by Kim Ross

NTSB: Poor eyesight probable cause of Okla. Crash

June 18, 2013

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The driver of one of two freight trains that collided in the Oklahoma Panhandle last year, killing three railroad workers, had complained that he couldn't distinguish between red and green signals, an investigator told the National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday.

Dr. Mary Pat McKay was among several investigators presenting evidence to an NTSB panel in Washington charged with determining the cause of the June 24, 2012, crash near Goodwell.

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