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June 4th, 2015

DAILY FEATURE: Thursday Tidbits

June 4, 2015

Here are a few fun facts for today [June 4]

Facts About World Records

The fastest bird is the peregrine falcon. It can fly at a speed of 168-217 miles per hour.
Hans Langseth had the longest beard at a record length of 17 1/2 feet long! When he died, his beard was given to the Smithsonian Institute.
The deadliest disease was the pneumonic form of the Black Death of 1347-1351. It had death rate of 100%.

Upcoming events in the area

June 4, 2015

Here is a list of upcoming events in Poteau as provided by the Poteau Chamber of Commerce:

June 4 – Relay for Life Meeting – Poteau City Hall, 5:30pm
June 5 – Sugarloaf Mountain Films presents OKIEWOOD – Free Admission, 7pm, DWRCC
June 6 – Kill the Hill Bicycle Challenge –
June 6 – SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – Woodshed - DWRCC – 8pm
June 6 – Native Pollinator Workshop, 9am – 3pm, Kerr Center 24465 Kerr Rd; To Register: 918-647-9123
June 6, 7 – Wolf Ridge Invitational 2 Man Scramble – FMI 918-*647-2582

Wolf Ridge Country Club ready for this weekend’s tournament after facelifts to its greens; those wishing to play in tournament have until Friday to enter

June 4, 2015

It’s taken a while, but Wolf Ridge Country Club is ready to have tournament action take place, which will happen Saturday and Sunday with the first annual Wolf Ridge Invitational. However, it hasn’t been easy getting the course ready — namely repairing the greens.
“Getting the greens back healthy was the biggest issue we had,” said Steve Scowden, the tournament’s director. “There were a handful [of greens] better than others, but overall the health of the greens was a real struggle.”
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June 3rd

Panama Summer Softball League Schedule

June 3, 2015

Field No. 1
Vian vs. Muldrow, 11 a.m.; Heavener vs. Muldrow, 12:10 p.m.; Cameron vs. Ozark, Ark, 1:20 p.m.; Cameron vs. Keota, 2:30 p.m.; Poteau vs. Alma, Ark., 3:40 p.m.; Panama vs. Pocola, 4:50 p.m.; Red Oak vs. Alma, 6 p.m.; Panama vs. Alma, 7:10 p.m.; Panama vs. Spiro, 8:20 p.m.
Field No. 2
Leflore vs. Wilburton, 11 a.m.; Vian vs. Wilburton, 12:10 p.m.; Wister vs. Quinton, 1:20 p.m.; Wister vs. Ozark, 2:30 p.m.; Howe vs. Talihina, 3:40 p.m.; Howe vs. Stigler, 4:50 p.m.; Talihina vs. Stigler, 6 p.m.; Howe vs. Heavener JV, 7:10 p.m.; Heavener JV vs. Alma, 8:20 p.m.

Former Panama, Heavener basketball coach returning to head coaching ranks; Nichols moves up from assistant to head coach of Greenwood [Ark.] Bulldogs basketball team

June 3, 2015

Three years ago, then-Panama boys basketball coach Greg Nichols decided to retire, and take advantage of the opportunity to still coach — being the Greenwood [Ark.] Bulldogs basketball team's assistant coach.
Earlier this spring, Greenwood coach Brian Martin surprisingly took another job, and everyone convinced Nichols to apply for it — and he got it.

Sports Photo of the Week

June 3, 2015

June 2nd

One dead following attempt to cross flooded roadway

June 2, 2015

A Clayton man died Monday morning after driving through barricades marking a road closed due to flood waters.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, 73-year-old Benjamin Morris drove his 2009 Chevy pickup through flooded waters crossing Oklahoma Highway 87 southeast of Tom in McCurtain County. The vehicle stalled and Morris attempted to get out of the truck. OHP reported Morris was overcome by the rising water and drowned.

UPDATE: Business destroyed by fire was set for Sheriff's Sale same day

June 2, 2015

Poor Boy Livestock Auction in Wister was destroyed by fire early Tuesday [June 2] morning.
Wister, Howe, Fanshawe and Poteau Fire Departments all responded to the blaze.
The cause of the fire still is under investigation.
Due to the ongoing investigation, the property, which was set to be sold at 10 a.m. today [June 2] during a Sheriff's Sale at the LeFlore County Sheriff's Office will not be sold after the cancellation of the sale, according to Undersheriff Kendall Morgan.

June 1st

Wister softball player named to USA Elite Midwest Team; Anson will play with nation's best 11-year-olds July 13-16 in Kissimmee

June 1, 2015

One LeFlore County softball player will get a chance to play with the best of the best this summer in "The Sunshine State."
Wister's Sage Anson, who will be a seventh-grader this next school year, was named to the Age 11-and-Younger USA Elite Midwest Regional Softball Team. Her team will play in the USA Elite Softball Tournament on July 13-16 in Kissimmee, Fla.
"I was speechless," Anson said about making the team after trying out March 14 in Tulsa. "I couldn't believe it. I didn't know what to think. I'm excited that I was going to get to go."

Poteau Valley Improvement Authority meeting Tuesday

June 1, 2015

The Poteau Valley Improvement Authority will hold their regular meeting Tuesday, June 2 at Poteau City Hall.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m.

Agenda items include the following:

1. Read and approve minutes of the regular May 5 meeting.

2. Discussion and action on finance committee report
a) approval of monthly claims.
b) budget committee recommendation for FY 15-16 budget.

3. Discussion and action on FY 15-16 budget.

4. Manager's report.

5. Update on aeration equipment for Poteau tower.

6. Update on water shed.
a.) update on the Quarry Island Cove alum project.

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