August 4th, 2015
â€˘â€‚Aug. 6 â€” Cavanal Chorale Showcase, 7 p.m. Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
â€˘â€‚Aug. 7 â€” Oklahoma Sales Tax Holiday.
â€”â€‚Cavanal Chorale Showcase, 7 p.m. Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
â€”â€‚Indian Taco lunch to benefit Poteau Choctaw Seniors, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dale Cox Community Center.
â€”â€‚LeFlore County Roundup Club Rodeo, 7:30 p.m., Cecil Leachman Arena in Heavener.
â€”â€‚Concert featuring LuLu Roman of â€śHee Haw,â€ť The Texans and JayDee Miller, 8 p.m. Christâ€™s 40 Acres. Proceeds benefit Christâ€™s 40 Acres and Honobia Community. Info: (580) 244-3473 or kiamichimission.org.
Here are a few strange and useless facts. Find more at freepages.misc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kelmar/story3.htmâ€Ž.
1) Money isn't made out of paper; it's made out of cotton.
2) The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.
3) A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
4) Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself.
5) The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.
6) The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.
TULSA, (AP) â€” A former spokesman for an Oklahoma sheriff's office said Tuesday he was wrongfully fired following the fatal shooting of an unarmed man by a volunteer deputy and that he is "looking forward" to testifying before a grand jury investigating allegations of wrongdoing in the agency.
Shannon Clark, formerly a major with the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, said in a statement that he was a loyal employee who "always encouraged sheriff (Stanley Glanz) to do the right thing."
The East team lost Fridayâ€™s nightâ€™s All-State football game to the West, but that didnâ€™t seem to matter to standouts from Poteau and Talihina, who played in the game at Union-Tuttle Stadium in Tulsa.
Neither did it to Kelly Gravitt, the Talihina coach, who coached the squad in its 27-14 loss.
Gravitt got to have a bonus as two of his players starred in the game. Quarterback Alan Lockhart and defensive end Tucker Trowbridge impacted the game with some big plays.
Poteau lineman Mark Garner also just happened to be playing on the line each time the East got a touchdown.
Today is Monday, August 3, the 215th day of 2015. There are 150 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On August 3, 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail from Palos, Spain, on a voyage that took him to the present-day Americas.
On this date:
In 1807, former Vice President Aaron Burr went on trial before a federal court in Richmond, Virginia, charged with treason. (He was acquitted less than a month later.)
In 1863, the first thoroughbred horse races took place at the Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York.
Whitesboroâ€™s Blake Blagg-Tidwell recalls how hard it was to come up a game short of a Class B State Tournament appearance â€” not just oncee, but two consecutive years.
Blagg-Tidwell played as a member of the Small East team in Thursday nightâ€™s Small-School All-State Boys Basketball Game at the Oral Roberts University Mabee Center in Tulsa. He contributed with a rebound in the Eastâ€™s 70-68 loss to the West.
Making All-State and having the opportunity to play in the game was a nice consolation for Blagg-Tidwell.
Perhaps with Tri-State Speedway pretty much in his backyard, Spiro's Kent [K.J.] Booze might have toyed with thoughts of getting involved with racing. So, he has.
Booze is participating in the NASCAR Diversity Internship Program, which is a 10-week, paid internship that exposes multicultural undergraduate and graduate students to employment opportunities within Americaâ€™s top motorsport. He started June 8 and will end his internship Aug. 14.
DETROIT (AP) â€” In the age of Apple's CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks.
The average vehicle in the U.S. is now a record 11.5 years old, according to consulting firm IHS Automotive, a sign of the increased reliability of today's vehicles and the lingering impact of the sharp drop in new car sales during the recession.
Should college football add 64 teams to the playoffs?
The player who scores the most points is usually the one that gets the most attention in basketball, but thatâ€™s not important to Red Oakâ€™s Paige Campagna.
Campagna played in the All-State Small-School Girls Basketball Game Wednesday night at the Oral Roberts University Mabee Center in Tulsa. Defense is what matters most to her.
Campagna did not score but impacted the defense, making two steals, two assists and grabbing a rebound for the Small East in its 80-50 rout of the Small West.