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August 14th, 2015

VIDEO: College Football’s Best Wide Receivers For 2015

August 14, 2015

They seem to defy the laws of physics with their eye-popping catches and bursts of speed that would make even The Flash envious. Now, these five receiving marvels are primed to create havoc once again on opposing secondaries across the land. Blink and you may miss these human blurs in action... which is why this Campus Insider's hype video slows them down so you can enjoy their highlights.

August 13th

Upcoming Events

August 13, 2015

The following is a list of events upcoming throughout the area. To see a full list, look at the community calendar featured in our paper daily.

• Aug. 13 — Chili’s Hiring Event,” 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Choctaw Community Center, 109 Kerr Ave. Positions include full- and part-time servers, bartenders, hosts, bussers, cooks and dishwashers. Info: 1 (800) 522-6170.

— Green Country Ruff Riters meeting, 2 p.m., Patrick Lynch Public Library.

— Enrollment for Adult Education and High School Equivalency classes — GED and HiSET, 8:30 a.m., Poteau

Community Pep Rally Thursday

August 13, 2015

The Poteau Pirate Community Pep Rally will be held Thursday, August 13, at the Donald W. Reynolds Center starting at 6 p.m.

Activities will include $5 burger baskets with chips and drink and $5 bounce house and slide (jump all you want).

New Poteau football shirts will be available.

The community will be introduced to the Poteau High School marching band, youth football teams and cheerleaders, junior high football teams and cheerleaders, high school football team, cheerleaders and silver steppers and have an autograph and photo session where you can meet the Pirates.

DAILY FEATURE: Tidbit Thursday

August 13, 2015

Here are a few brain-numbing facts for your Tidbit Thursday. Enjoy!

Pamela Anderson Lee is Canada’s Centennial Baby, being the first baby born on the centennial anniversary of Canada’s independence.
Pinocchio is Italian for “pine head.”
When possums are playing ‘possum’, they are not “playing.” They actually pass out from sheer terror.
Who’s that playing the piano on the “Mad About You” theme? Paul Reiser himself.
Winston Churchill was born in a ladies’ room during a dance.
Most lipstick contains fish scales!
Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn’t wear pants!

August 10th

US Rep. Mullin plans foreign policy trip to Israel

August 10, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin says he plans to take part in a foreign policy trip to Israel.

Mullin announced in a news release Saturday that he will leave next week and spend seven days in Israel.

Mullin called Israel the strongest U.S. ally in the region and said he wants to learn about the relationship between the United States and Israel and about Israel's national security and the political and economic trends in the region and how they related to the proposed nuclear agreement with Iran.

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 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 4th

Don't miss out on upcoming events

August 4, 2015

• Aug. 6 — Cavanal Chorale Showcase, 7 p.m. Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
• Aug. 7 — Oklahoma Sales Tax Holiday.
— Cavanal Chorale Showcase, 7 p.m. Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
— Indian Taco lunch to benefit Poteau Choctaw Seniors, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dale Cox Community Center.
— LeFlore County Roundup Club Rodeo, 7:30 p.m., Cecil Leachman Arena in Heavener.
— Concert featuring LuLu Roman of “Hee Haw,” The Texans and JayDee Miller, 8 p.m. Christ’s 40 Acres. Proceeds benefit Christ’s 40 Acres and Honobia Community. Info: (580) 244-3473 or kiamichimission.org.

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