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June 19th, 2015

Officials seeking help in case of missing 16-year-old girl

June 19, 2015

Cherokee County Law Enforcement, We Help The Missing and the family of Promise Nicole Raines, a 16-year-old girl who went missing from Tahlequah, are asking for the public’s assistance in locating her.

Promise Raines is reported to have left her home in the early morning hours of June 8, 2015 and has not been in contact with her mother. Some reports said she may have left with a boyfriend but he has denied seeing Promise.

VIDEO: 'Frozen' softball team will melt your heart

June 19, 2015

The Freeze, an Oklahoma softball team composed of 4 and 5-year-olds, is gaining national attention for playing ball in their Elsa gowns.

June 17th

Rain, threat of showers washes out Red Oak Summer Slam for Thursday

June 17, 2015

It feels like May all over again. For the second straight day, the first day of action in the Red Oak Summer Slam softball tournament was rained out at all three sites — Carl Albert State College, both fields in Red Oak and Wilburton — for today after being so on the event’s originally-scheduled starting day on Wednesday.
As of press time, it was uncertain what was going to be done, or if the entire event was just going to be a wash.
Keep checking our website at www.poteaudailynews.com as well as our physical and electronic editions for further updates.

Oklahoma human services agency to cut 200 positions

June 17, 2015

MIAMI, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Human Services will cut 200 positions while adding 300 child welfare workers to help address the high number of children in state custody, director Ed Lake said Tuesday.

Spokeswoman Sheree Powell estimated that up to 60 of the 200 positions are currently filled by employees. The agency is offering a voluntary severance package that includes longevity and service payments to the workers, but if not enough people accept the buyout offer, a reduction in force might be implemented.

Sports Photo of the Week

June 17, 2015

June 16th

Monticello Bound

June 16, 2015

GED graduation Tuesday night

June 16, 2015

The Adult Learning Center GED graduation ceremonies will be tonight, June 16 at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center in Poteau. Around 36-37 graduates are expected to receive their GED.

June 15th

Terrific Trio

June 15, 2015

LeFlore County Girls Summer Basketball League Schedule

June 15, 2015

Tuesday
At Heavener
Panama vs. Heavener, 5 p.m.; Poteau vs. Panama, 5:45 p.m.; Heavener vs. Keota, 6:30 p.m.; Poteau vs. Keota, 7:15 p.m.
At Howe
Wister vs. Howe Red, 5 p.m.; Howe Red vs. Red Oak, 5:45 p.m.; Wister vs. Webbers Falls, 6:30 p.m.; Red Oak vs. Webbers Falls, 7:15 p.m.
At Leflore
Howe White vs. Leflore, 5 p.m.; Howe White vs. McCurtain, 5:45 p.m.; Cameron vs. Leflore, 6:30 p.m.; Cameron vs. McCurtain, 7:15 p.m.
At Pocola
Pocola vs. Sallisaw White, 5 p.m.; Bokoshe vs. Sallisaw White, 5:45 p.m.; Pocola vs. Buffalo Valley, 6:30 p.m.; Bokoshe vs. Buffalo Valley, 7:15 p.m.

Panama Summer Softball League Schedule (UPDATE)

June 15, 2015

All of today's games were rained out and they will not be rescheduled.

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