November 19th, 2014
TULSA, Okla. (AP) â€” The Oklahoma Department of Human Services must review plans to develop new foster homes, prepare weekly caseload reports and develop a remediation plan to reduce a Child Protective Services backlog, a new report released Monday states.
Those are among the improvements ordered by neutral monitors charged with supervising Oklahoma's settlement of a class-action lawsuit.
The following people were booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center overnight. The information was gathered from the jail's daily roster and only shows booking information. Only those with a case number listed have been charged. Stay tuned each morning to see who was arrested overnight.
CF â€”Â criminal felony
CMâ€” criminal misdemeanor
FD â€”Â family docket such as child support
For more information about an arrestee, you can search by name or case number on www.ODCR.com or www.OSCN.net.
Of the 16 teams remaining in the Class 2A high school football playoffs, only one got a opening-round road postseason win â€” the Panama Razorbacks, who downed the Chandler Lions 35-21 Friday night. It was the first-ever Class 2A postseason victory for the Hogs.
â€śIt was great because that was the first-ever playoff game I've ever won, and it was the first playoff win for our seniors,â€ť Panama junior quarterback Andy Burris said. I've been with them since I was little, and I know it was great for them. I was trying to win it for them. It feels good to make history.â€ť
Jerry Oâ€™Bryan, 50, of Talihina died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at his home.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Whitesboro School Auditorium.Â Burial will be in Whitesboro Cemetery under the direction of Burkhart Funeral Service.
Kevin (Rogers) Arrowfeather of Poteau was born in Parsons, Kan., Dec. 18, 1954. He died Sunday, Nov. 15, 2014.
Kevin was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Nita Rogers, and brothers, Jim Rogers and Kenneth Rogers all of Parsons.
WISTER â€” The Wister High School basketball teams swept both games from the visiting Smithville squads Friday night at the Wister Gym.
The Wildcats beat the Braves 53-49 in overtime, while the Lady â€™Cats handled the Lady Braves 62-39.
Just a reminder to LeFlore County high school basketball coaches to be sure to send me your preseason questionnaires that were sent out last month. Now, that some of the football schools whose season on the gridiron are over will soon be starting their seasons on the hardwood.
The questionnaires are used for me to write the season-preview stories about our local teams. The questionnaires may be faxed to me at (918) 647-8198 or e-mailed to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or shared as a photograph on my Facebook wall for me to download.
The Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings basketball team split its two games in last weekendâ€™s Don Wilson Classic in Neosho, Mo.
The Lady Vikings beat the host team, Crowder College, 63-52 Friday night, but they lost Saturday afternoon 96-87 to North Arkansas College.
The Lady Vikings will return to action at 6 p.m. Thursday against archrival Eastern Oklahoma State College at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse. The menâ€™s game will follow at 8 p.m.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. â€” Arkansas coach Bret Bielema kept telling fans to be patient, that good things were coming. At least one of those good things happened on a cold Saturday night on Frank Broyles Field at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
The Arkansas Razorbacks snapped their 17-game Southeastern Conference losing streak by blanking the Louisiana State University Tigers 17-0. The win not only snapped the conference winless streak, but enabled the Hogs to claim â€śThe Golden Bootâ€ť â€” the trophy awarded annually to the Arkansas-LSU game victor.
Pop music duo Daryl Hall and John Oates had a song back in the 1980s on one of their albums (or CDs these days) called â€śGoing through the Motions.â€ť That's what Oklahoma State looked like it was doing Saturday night in its Big 12 Conference match-up against Texas at Boone Pickens Stadium in which the Cowboys fell 28-7 to the Longhorns.
The Cowboys looked lackadaisical, while the Longhorns played flawlessly. Not always as OSU had its moments, such as stuffing Texas on the first second-half drive and getting its only TD, but definitely a fair assessment overall for each team.