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June 13th

May 31 Oklahoma storms death toll rises to 22

June 13, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma medical examiner's office has confirmed a 22nd fatality from the May 31 tornadoes and flash floods after a girl's body was recovered from the Oklahoma River.

The office said Thursday the cause of the girl's death has not been determined.

Oklahoma City Fire Department Deputy Chief Marc Woodard says the girl's body was recovered Wednesday in Oklahoma City, about two miles from where she and her family sheltered from the tornado in a storm drain. Woodard says she hasn't been formally identified.

Court sides with Oklahoma in Red River dispute

June 13, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday decisively sided with Oklahoma and rejected Texas' claim that it has a right under a 30-year-old agreement to cross their common border for water to serve the fast-growing Fort Worth area.

The justices unanimously said that the Red River Compact "creates no cross-border rights in Texas."

The case concerns a dispute over access to southeastern Oklahoma tributaries of the Red River that separates Oklahoma and Texas.

Separate accidents claim the lives of two county men

June 13, 2013

Two men were killed Wednesday afternoon in separate motorcycle accidents that occurred at about the same time. One accident was south of Hodgen and the other in Poteau.
A Heavener man was killed in a motorcycle accident Wednesday afternoon when another vehicle struck him.
Rick Ford, 56, of Heavener, was driving a 2007 Yamaha Motorcycle north on U.S. Highway 59 near Stapp Zoe at about 5:15 p.m. when the accident occurred.

Local golfers place in 2013 OK Junior Optimist Tournament on Wednesday; Wards qualify for Junior National Optimist Tournament next month in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

June 13, 2013

TULSA — Three local golfers competed in the 2013 Oklahoma Junior Optimist Tournament on Wednesday at Page Belcher Golf Course.
Poteau's Ryan Ward won his age division title with a 71, while Cameron Yellowjacket golfer Kody Whitehead was third at 76.
Ward's sister, Hannah — the two-time Class 4A state champion — tied for first place in her division with a 71, but lost the playoff to end up as runner-up.
Both Wards qualified for the Junior National Optimist Tournament, which will be July 25-29 in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

It is about to heat up

June 13, 2013

The nice weather we have been having since school got out is about to end. Unfortunately, it looks like there are 100-degree temps in our near future.
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With all the rain, our summer baseball teams have been having a hard time getting ball games played. It seems to come a downpour on game days — or there are church and basketball camps taking place.
However, baseball is about to kick in hard and fast. I have several games scheduled for the next two weeks. It's a good thing because those boys are itching for some action.
Have a great week!
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June 12th

All-Staters in Action Thursday Night

June 12, 2013

Panama Summer Softball League Schedule

June 12, 2013

Thursday
Field No. 1
Vian vs. Wilburton, 1 p.m.; Pocola vs. Talihina, 2:10 p.m.; Panama JV vs. Roland, 3:20 p.m.; Spiro vs. Red Oak, 4:30 p.m.; Panama vs. Wister, 5:40 p.m.; Poteau vs. Checotah, 6:50 p.m.; Keota vs. Quinton, 8 p.m.
Field No. 2
Talihina vs. McCurtain, 1 p.m.; Whitesboro vs. Wilburton, 2:10 p.m.; Red Oak vs. Alma, Ark., 3:20 p.m.; Wister vs. Alma, 4:30 p.m.; Spiro vs. Greenwood, Ark., 5:40 p.m.; Heavener vs. Quinton, 6:50 p.m.; Poteau vs. Heavener, 8 p.m.
Field No. 3

I Got This One!

June 12, 2013

Peggy Jean Frye

June 12, 2013

Retired Lt. Col. Peggy Jean Frye, 72, of Pocola, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark. Peggy was born Nov. 16, 1940, in Yoestown, Ark. to Leonard and May Dell (Spradley) Gregory. Peggy was a member of Cornerstone Free Will Baptist Church of Roland. Peggy graduated from Van Buren High School in 1959, Sparks School of Nursing R.N. Program in 1962 and completed her BSN in 1987 from Saint Joseph’s College. She retired as nursing coordinator at LeFlore County Health Department.  

Little Stix Champions of Heavener Tournament

June 12, 2013

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