July 15th, 2013
National forest fire managers began a prescribed burn Saturday in the Walker Mountain area in Scott County, Ark., in the Ouachita National Forests.
About 212 acres are affected.
A prescribed fire is one is ignited by trained fire personnel under specified fuel and weather conditions to achieve specific resource objectives.
Daily prescribed fire updates can be found at:Â www.fs.usda.gov/ouachitaÂ or by callingÂ â€¨1 (888) 243-1042.
LeFlore County will host a four-county Oklahoma Home and Community Education international lesson on Greece.
The event will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Poteau Church of Christ, Oklahoma Highway 112 North.
The menu will include hummus with pita bread, gyros, Greek salad and baklava.
Registration is $5 at the door, Chapters should notify LeFlore OHCE of expected total attendance by Aug. 13.
For more information, contact Danette Russell, OSU Extension educator, at (918) 647-8231.
Delton Cox will remain the Choctaw Nation Councilman for District 4 for the next four years.
According to Saturday's election results, Incumbent Cox defeated his opponent, Richard Box 572 votes to 145. Cox took 79 percent of the votes.
In the District 9 race, Ted Garry Dosh beat Berdie Mae Williams, 1262-1018, winning by 11 percent.
Peewee State Tournament
At Poteau Area Recreational Complex
Poteau Rebels 13, Blanchard Lions 2, Blanchard Lions eliminated
Dale Stixx 8, Morrison Wildcats 7
Clinton White 6, Stigler Rangers 2, Stigler Rangers eliminated
Prep State Tournament
Weatherford Majors 7, Cameron Elite 2
Noble Bears 17, Lone Grove Longhorns 0, Lone Grove Longhorns eliminated
Stigler Panthers 7, Pauls Valley Panthers 6, 7 inn., Pauls Valley Panthers eliminated
Coach-Pitch State Tournament
At Elk City
Canute Trojans 15, Spiro Dirtbags 3, Spiro Dirtbags eliminated
Tri-State Speedway, Pocola
Pure Stock Race
1. David Church, Mountainburg, Ark.; 2. Charlie Brummett, Mountainburg; 3. Wesley Bourne, Cameron.
Economy Modified Race
1. Lance Robins, Dyer, Ark.; 2. Chris Belt, N/A; 3. Todd Broyles, Farmington, Ark.; 4. Haylee Oliver, N/A.
Factory Stock Race
Robert Joe Brooks II, 27, of Poteau died Tuesday July 9, 2013, in Sewickly, Pa.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€“ A decision this week by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals backs Oklahomaâ€™s argument in the stateâ€™s health care case that it has the right to sue the federal government over the lawâ€™s large employer mandate.
The Virginia case involved whether Liberty University had â€śstandingâ€ť to sue the federal government over the health care mandate and whether the Anti-Injunction Act applied to the case. The State of Oklahoma has argued the same issues in federal court in its lawsuit against an IRS rule that goes outside of the law.
A gift of $50,000 was presented to the Salvation Army from the Choctaw Nation to assist with ongoing relief efforts for victims of the tornados that ravaged the central Oklahoma area this Spring. The money was raised through a week of fuel sales and donations at the Choctaw Travel Plazas in southeast Oklahoma. Profits for that designated weekâ€™s gas sales were allocated for the disaster relief.Â Â