July 22nd, 2015
Today is Wednesday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2015. There are 162 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On July 22, 1975, the U.S. House of Representatives joined the Senate in voting to restore the American citizenship of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. (President Gerald R. Ford signed the measure on August 5.)
On this date:
In 1587, an English colony fated to vanish under mysterious circumstances was established on Roanoke Island off North Carolina.
In 1796, Cleveland, Ohio, was founded by General Moses Cleaveland (correct).
July 21 at 12:35 p.m.
Emergency crews are working a two-car accident on U.S. Highway 59 south of Poteau near Weaver's Meat Market.
Injuries have been reported.
No further information is available at this time.
‚ÄúVype‚ÄĚ magazine‚Äôs July edition that came out this past weekend had its ‚ÄúTop 100 Players to Watch‚ÄĚ for the 2015 season. Two of those 100 are Poteau Pirates ‚ÄĒ running back Roger Barcheers and linebacker Austin Archey, both of whom will be seniors this upcoming season.
As for the No. 4 ranking by ‚ÄúVype‚ÄĚ magazine, the new Poteau coach is honored, but realizes it‚Äôs just a number at this point.
Elgin Owls 8, Weatherford Majors 1, Weatherford Majors eliminated
Panama Boomers 8, Elgin Owls 0, championship, Panama Boomers state champions
Stilwell Bombers 15, Tuttle Royals 8
Tupelo Tigers 12, Canute Trojans 10
Spiro Cardinals 11, Heavener Blues 4, Heavener Blues eliminated
Spiro Firedogs 13, Weatherford Eagles 1, Weatherford Eagles eliminated
Stilwell Bombers 10, Tupelo Tigers 5
Spiro Cardinals 5, Canute Trojans 4, Canute Trojans eliminated
The Poteau Lady Pirates soccer team will play their final two games of the 2015 Greenwood [Ark.] Summer League season this week.
The Lady Pirates will face the Fort Smith [Ark.] Southside Lady Rebels at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday in Greenwood.
Then they will meet the Southside junior varsity at 6:40 p.m. Thursday.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) ‚ÄĒ A retired Arizona State University professor is taking his pursuit of a death certificate for Billy the Kid to New Mexico's highest court.
Historian Robert J. Stahl filed a petition Friday with the New Mexico Supreme Court to order the state's medical examiner to create the document for the legendary outlaw, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported (http://bit.ly/1CIJ73M).
Stahl says he hopes the court will order the Office of the Medical Investigator to consider the evidence and determine whether William H. Bonney's death can be certified.
Remember then is an online feature on our website every Monday where we look back into the Poteau Daily News archives.
Today's look back is to Thursday, September 27, 1956 for The Poteau News. Headlines included:
‚ÄĘ Parade of pets attracts 270 in annual March
‚ÄĘ Three ring rally slated Monday will boost area
‚ÄĘ Aged man dies when struck by Frisco special
‚ÄĘ Jurors ponder x-ray pictures in trial here
Archives are available in our office during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. ‚ÄĒ 5 p.m.
Further pictures are attached at the bottom of this article.
Panama Boomers 4, Weatherford Majors 2
Elgin Owls 14, Weatherford Minors 1, Weatherford Minors eliminated
Tuttle Royals 14, Heavener Blues 8
Stilwell Bombers 4, Spiro Cardinals 3
Canute Trojans 9, Spiro Firedogs 4
Tupelo 10, Weatherford Eagles 2
‚ÄĘ‚ÄāJuly 18 ‚ÄĒ Free lunch and clothing giveaway, noon to 2 p.m., New Beginning Family Ministry, 305 S. Saddler.
‚ÄĒ‚ÄāConcert with Jay Falkner Band and Earl Hearon, 8 p.m., Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
‚ÄĒ‚ÄāMaidens of Mayhem roller derby match to benefit Catholic Charities food pantry, 5:30 p.m., Skate-Reation.
‚ÄĒ‚ÄāBlood drive, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Walmart.
‚ÄĒ‚ÄāDance, Libby and the Bandits, 8 p.m. to midnight, Spiro Eagles center. Everyone welcome.
‚ÄĘ‚ÄāJuly 19 ‚ÄĒ Spaghetti dinner and pie auction to raise funds for a kidney transplant for Blake Johnico, 11 a.m., Talihina Community Center.