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August 10th, 2015

DAILY FEATURE: Today in History

August 10, 2015

Today is Monday, August 10, the 222nd day of 2015. There are 143 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On August 10, 1945, a day after the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Imperial Japan conveyed its willingness to surrender provided the status of Emperor Hirohito remained unchanged. (The Allies responded the next day, saying they would determine the Emperor's future status.)

On this date:

August 9th

Diamond dolls, guys hit the fields Monday

August 9, 2015

It's here — the 2015 high school fast-pitch softball and fall baseball seasons, which begin Monday for just about all LeFlore County teams. The schedules for next week as well as for Aug. 17 are listed below:
Schedule
[Editor's note: Talihina's softball schedule was not received by the Poteau Daily News by press time]
Softball
Monday
Pocola at Poteau, 4 p.m.
Arkoma and Webbers Falls at Leflore, 4 p.m. (Webbers Falls vs. Leflore, 4 p.m.; Arkoma vs. Webbers Falls, 5:15 p.m.; Arkoma vs. Leflore, 6:30 p.m.)
Crowder at Cameron, DH, 4 p.m.
Hartshorne at Wister, 4 p.m.

August 8th

High school football practice begins Monday; heat always a factor as practice begins

August 8, 2015

This past spring, the area was trying to handle flooding issues and torrential rain. However, as football practice begins Monday, the same ol’ culprit is back — heat.
Handling heat and the problems it causes is always on the minds of football coaches.

Start of practice brings lots of anticipation; Talihina, Pocola teams beginning with ‘Midnight Madness’

August 8, 2015

Just like Christmas morning, the anticipation of a big day at times is so great it cannot be put into words. For football players, Aug. 10 is that day — the first day of football practice.
“Anytime you come upon football season, it’s good,” first-year Poteau coach Forrest Mazey said. “If you have passion for the game, like coaches do, you really don’t work a day in your life. It’s engrained in us.”
Along with Mazey, two other coaches, Panama’s Jeff Broyles [a former Pirate coach] and Bokoshe’s C.J. Burk, begin this season with new teams. That, too, makes for a lot of anticipation.

Instilling basics, doing evaluations big thing in opening practice week

August 8, 2015

Since this week will be the first time since May football players will go through ordinary drills, most of our local coaches are just trying to make sure the players know the basics.
“We’re tired of the weight room. We’re ready to get out on the field and start learning,” Heavener coach Sam Hembree said. “We’re going to work really hard and getting really good at a few things. Until we get good at a few things, we’re not going to elaborate [into more difficult stuff]. We’re going to try to get better running it than they [the opposition] are at stopping it.”

August 7th

VIDEO: Trump Jolts First GOP Debate

August 7, 2015

A combative Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman-turned-presidential candidate, jolted the first Republican debate of the 2016 campaign, leaving his onstage rivals to compete for attention.

Oklahoma senator files bill to reduce drugs on tribal lands

August 7, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma U.S. Sen. James Lankford has introduced legislation that's intended to help reduce illegal drug use on tribal lands.

The bill known as the KIDS Act would prohibit Indian tribes and tribal organizations that cultivate, manufacture or distribute marijuana on Indian land from receiving federal funds. Lankford says some tribes have experimented with various forms of marijuana cultivation.

NWS: Excessive Heat Warning Friday

August 7, 2015

The National Weather Service in Tulsa has declared an excessive heat warning for LeFlore County from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, August 7.

The NWS said very dangerous afternoon heat indexes will range between 110 and 115 degrees. The combination of heat and humidity can cause heat related illnesses if you are not cautious.

Precautionary methods suggested by the NWS include the following:

• Drink plenty of fluids
• Stay in air-conditioned rooms
• Stay out of the sun
• Check on relatives and neighbors

August 5th

Panama Preseason Softball Festival Schedule (UPDATED)

August 5, 2015

Thursday
Field No. 1
Heavener vs. Hartshorne, 3 p.m.; Heavener vs. Healdton, 4:10 p.m.; Red Oak vs. Healdton, 5:20 p.m.; Wister vs. Quinton, 6:30 p.m.; Poteau vs. Panama JV, 7:40 p.m.; McAlester vs. Stonewall, 8:50 p.m.
Field No. 2
Panama JV vs. Oklahoma Union, 3 p.m.; Panama JV vs. Keota, 4:10 p.m.; Smithville vs. Quinton, 5:20 p.m.; Healdton vs. Stigler, 6:30 p.m.; Quinton vs. Stonewall, 7:40 p.m.
Field No. 3
Red Oak vs. Stonewall, 3 p.m.; Poteau vs. Oklahoma Union, 4:10 p.m.; Wister vs. Stigler, 5:20 p.m.; Poteau vs. Smithville, 6:30 p.m.; McAlester vs. Smithville, 7:40 p.m.
Friday

Sports Photo of the Week

August 5, 2015

 

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