Archive - Jan 17, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” Oklahoma's Board of Corrections has picked an official from Arizona as the Oklahoma prison system's new director.
The board voted Friday to hire Robert Patton, who runs the operations division in the Arizona prison system. Patton's salary was set at $160,000 annually.
The longtime head of the Oklahoma agency, Justin Jones, announced his resignation last summer amid highly publicized clashes with the governor's office and legislative leaders over the agency's finances and the growing use of private prisons to house state inmates.
U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin will hold a "telephone town hall" for contituents from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27.
The 2nd District Republican also announced monthly mobile office hours in LeFlore County beginning in February.
Mullin said anyone interested in participating in the telephone town hall meeting can call into the meeting using the following information: Phone Number: (887) 229-8493, Participant Code: 111439.
POCOLA â€” For those who play baseball and are a left-handed pitcher, there's always going to be a desire by a coach to seek his services. Connors State College in Warner was doing just that when they came upon Pocola senior lefty Connor Mangham, who the Cowboys signed in a ceremony Wednesday morning inside the high school lobby in front of Mangham's baseball teammates and Lady Indian softball players.
The fourth annual He-Man Polar Bear Classic took place Saturday at Grasshopper Landing on Broken Bow Lake. There were 20 boats that caught 31 fish that weighed a cumulative amount of 78.66 pounds. Each fish averaged weighing 2.54 pounds, and there were four limits caught.
The duo of Rudy Rudisill and Mason Spencer won the event with a total of 14.69 pounds, which included Spencer's big bass of 7.36 pounds. The duo pocketed $300 for the win, and Spencer got an additional $80 for his big bass winner.