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November 7th, 2014

Fifth Graders Invited to Submit Arbor Week Posters

November 7, 2014

Fifth grade classes throughout the state are invited to grab their paint brushes, crayons or markers and participate in the Oklahoma Arbor Day Poster Contest. The theme is “Trees are Terrific …. In Our Cities and Towns” and students are encouraged to get creative in showing the benefits of trees. Oklahoma Forestry Services is accepting submissions through December 12.

Education workshop coming to Poteau

November 7, 2014

The Oklahoma State Department of Education is offering a free, two-day, regional workshop in Poteau to support science teachers and school administrators as they transition to new Oklahoma Academic Standards for science.
The new standards were adopted by the State Board of Education and signed into rule by Gov. Mary Fallin this summer. They replace Priority Academic Student Skills science standards. State science assessments will not be aligned to these new standards, however, until 2016-2017 so that districts and teachers have time to transition.

Today in History, Nov. 7

November 7, 2014

Today is Friday, Nov. 7, the 311th day of 2014. There are 54 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Nov. 7, 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt won an unprecedented fourth term in office, defeating Republican Thomas E. Dewey.

On this date:

In 1861, former U.S. President John Tyler was elected to the Confederate House of Representatives (however, Tyler died before he could take his seat).

In 1914, the first issue of The New Republic magazine was published, presenting itself as "A Journal of Opinion which Seeks to Meet the Challenge of a New Time."

November 6th

Today in History, Nov. 6

November 6, 2014

Today is Thursday, Nov. 6, the 310th day of 2014. There are 55 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Nov. 6, 1984, President Ronald Reagan won re-election by a landslide over former Vice President Walter Mondale, the Democratic challenger.
On this date:
In 1814, Adolphe Sax, the inventor of the saxophone, was born in Dinant, Belgium.
In 1854, America's "March King," John Philip Sousa, was born in Washington, D.C.
In 1860, former Illinois congressman Abraham Lincoln defeated three other candidates for the presidency: John Breckinridge, John Bell and Stephen Douglas.

Upcoming events

November 6, 2014

• Nov. 7 — Fall Festival, vendors, door prizes, bake sale, quilt drawing, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., First United Methodist Church Christian Family Life Center at Rogers and Harper.
— Indian taco sale, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Choctaw Nation Community Center.
— Blood drive, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Kiamichi Technology Center. Poteau.
• Nov. 8 — Free “Happy Holidays” concert by Cavanal Chorale, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church.
— Pancake breakfast, bake sale, briskets to go, 6:30-10 a.m., Bokoshe American Legion Post 75.

November 5th

"Remembering Our Fallen" starts today at library

November 5, 2014

The LeFlore County Veterans Association will present “Remembering Our Fallen” at the Patrick Lynch Public Library in Poteau Nov. 5-8.

The phots exhibition gives individual honor to more than 100 Oklahomans men and women who died after answering the call to military service in the shadow of Sept. 11, 2001, in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The exhibit is sponsored by The General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum in Hobart, Patriotic Production and Bellevue (Wash.) University.
The display is financed by Bellevue University and is one of many tailored to individual U.S. states.

Who got arrested?

November 5, 2014

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 — criminal felony
CM— criminal misdemeanor
FD — family docket such as child support
For more information about an arrestee, you can search by name or case number on or

Nov. 3

Jeffrey D Armstrong Jr.

Fred young

Daniel Anthony Bell

John James Porritt

VIDEO: Excerpts from Governor Mary Fallin’s Speech at the GOP watch Party in Oklahoma City.

November 5, 2014

VIDEO: Excerpts from Governor Mary Fallin’s Speech at the GOP watch Party in Oklahoma City.
Fallin was re-elected on Tuesday night, defeating Democrat Joe Dorman.

November 4th

VIDEO: The Midterm Election Races to Watch

November 4, 2014

VIDEO: The Midterm Election Races to Watch
Bloomberg -- Eurasia Group's Corey Boles, Bloomberg Business Week's Josh Green and Bloomberg's Peter Cook discuss the midterm elections with Bloomberg's Mark Crumpton on "Bottom Line."

Pro Football Weekend Recap

November 4, 2014

Pro Football Weekend Recap
Thursday 10/30
28 New Orleans (4-4) @
10 Carolina (3-5-1)
New Orleans took over sole possession of first place in the NFC South, as running back Mark Ingram continued his strong season as he ran for 100+ yards and 2 touchdowns. The New Orleans defense was able to stymy Carolina QB Cam Newton, who was 10-28 passing for 151 yards.
Sunday 11/2
22 Cleveland (5-3) vs.
17 Tampa Bay (1-7)

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