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August 14th, 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.
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.
â˘ Aug. 13 â Chiliâs Hiring Event,â 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.
ââGreen Country Ruff Riters meeting, 2 p.m., Patrick Lynch Public Library.
ââEnrollment for Adult Education and High School Equivalency classes â GED and HiSET, 8:30 a.m., Poteau
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.
Here are a few brain-numbing facts for your Tidbit Thursday. Enjoy!
Pamela Anderson Lee is Canadaâs Centennial Baby, being the first baby born on the centennial anniversary of Canadaâs independence.
Pinocchio is Italian for âpine head.â
When possums are playing âpossumâ, they are not âplaying.â They actually pass out from sheer terror.
Whoâs that playing the piano on the âMad About Youâ theme? Paul Reiser himself.
Winston Churchill was born in a ladiesâ room during a dance.
Most lipstick contains fish scales!
Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesnât wear pants!
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â 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.
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:
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 CITY (AP) â 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.
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:
â˘ Drink plenty of fluids
â˘ Stay in air-conditioned rooms
â˘ Stay out of the sun
â˘ Check on relatives and neighbors
â˘âAug. 6 â Cavanal Chorale Showcase, 7 p.m. Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
â˘âAug. 7 â Oklahoma Sales Tax Holiday.
ââCavanal Chorale Showcase, 7 p.m. Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
ââIndian Taco lunch to benefit Poteau Choctaw Seniors, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dale Cox Community Center.
ââLeFlore County Roundup Club Rodeo, 7:30 p.m., Cecil Leachman Arena in Heavener.
ââConcert featuring LuLu Roman of âHee Haw,â The Texans and JayDee Miller, 8 p.m. Christâs 40 Acres. Proceeds benefit Christâs 40 Acres and Honobia Community. Info: (580) 244-3473 or kiamichimission.org.