June 17th, 2015
MIAMI, Okla. (AP) â€” 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All of today's games were rained out and they will not be rescheduled.
Heavener vs. Smithville, 4:30 p.m.; Smithville vs. Sallisaw-Central, 5:15 p.m.; Heavener vs. Sallisaw-Central, 6 p.m.; Roland vs. Stigler, 6:45 p.m.; Leflore vs. Roland, 7:30 p.m.; Leflore vs. Stigler, 8:15 p.m.
Cameron vs. Howe, 4:30 p.m.; Cameron vs. McCurtain, 5:15 p.m.; Howe vs. McCurtain, 6 p.m.; Bokoshe vs. Howe JV, 6:45 p.m.; Bokoshe vs. Heavener JV, 7:30 p.m.; Howe JV vs. Heavener JV, 8:15 p.m.
Before Panamaâ€™s duo of Hannah Goines and Kendra Swindle along with Pocolaâ€™s Desi Carter head to their respective college teams next spring, they will get one more taste of high school softball.
The local trio all will be on the Small East team in Saturday morningâ€™s 2015 Oklahoma Fast-Pitch Softball Coaches Association All-State Games, which will take place at 10:30 a.m. at the Oklahoma Christian University of Science and Arts in Edmond.
The Spiro Lady Bulldogs needed to play only one game, but it almost turned into the length of two games before they could claim the championship of the 2015 Panama Summer Slam on Thursday night.
The Lady Bulldogs outlasted the Wister Lady Wildcats 8-6 in 11 innings, with the final four innings going into the international tiebreaker.