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July 23rd, 2015

Lankford introduces bill to defund Planned Parenthood

July 23, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — U.S. Sen. James Lankford is introducing a bill to end all taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood unless the organization stops performing all abortions.

Lankford announced Wednesday he has introduced the Defund Planned Parenthood Act, which would impose a one-year moratorium on federal funding to the organization unless it stops providing abortions.

Planned Parenthood provides a variety of non-abortion health services, including health screenings, family planning and adoption referrals at several clinics in Oklahoma.

July 22nd

Sports Photo of the Week

July 22, 2015

DAILY FEATURE: Today in history

July 22, 2015

Today is Wednesday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2015. There are 162 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On July 22, 1975, the U.S. House of Representatives joined the Senate in voting to restore the American citizenship of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. (President Gerald R. Ford signed the measure on August 5.)

On this date:
In 1587, an English colony fated to vanish under mysterious circumstances was established on Roanoke Island off North Carolina.
In 1796, Cleveland, Ohio, was founded by General Moses Cleaveland (correct).

July 21st

BREAKING NEWS: Wreck near Weaver's Meat Market in Poteau

July 21, 2015

July 21 at 12:35 p.m.

Emergency crews are working a two-car accident on U.S. Highway 59 south of Poteau near Weaver's Meat Market.
Injuries have been reported.
No further information is available at this time.

July 20th

Poteau RB, LB among magazine’s ‘Top 100 Players to Watch’ in 2015; same publication has Pirates preseason ranked fourth in 4A

July 20, 2015

“Vype” magazine’s July edition that came out this past weekend had its “Top 100 Players to Watch” for the 2015 season. Two of those 100 are Poteau Pirates — running back Roger Barcheers and linebacker Austin Archey, both of whom will be seniors this upcoming season.
As for the No. 4 ranking by “Vype” magazine, the new Poteau coach is honored, but realizes it’s just a number at this point.

OK Kids State Tournaments Scores

July 20, 2015

Prep Division
At Woodward
Elgin Owls 8, Weatherford Majors 1, Weatherford Majors eliminated
Panama Boomers 8, Elgin Owls 0, championship, Panama Boomers state champions
Coach-Pitch Division
At Weatherford
Stilwell Bombers 15, Tuttle Royals 8
Tupelo Tigers 12, Canute Trojans 10
Spiro Cardinals 11, Heavener Blues 4, Heavener Blues eliminated
Spiro Firedogs 13, Weatherford Eagles 1, Weatherford Eagles eliminated
Stilwell Bombers 10, Tupelo Tigers 5
Spiro Cardinals 5, Canute Trojans 4, Canute Trojans eliminated

Poteau soccer girls play final games of Greenwood Summer League this week

July 20, 2015

The Poteau Lady Pirates soccer team will play their final two games of the 2015 Greenwood [Ark.] Summer League season this week.
The Lady Pirates will face the Fort Smith [Ark.] Southside Lady Rebels at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday in Greenwood.
Then they will meet the Southside junior varsity at 6:40 p.m. Thursday.

Academic seeks death certificate for outlaw Billy the Kid

July 20, 2015

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A retired Arizona State University professor is taking his pursuit of a death certificate for Billy the Kid to New Mexico's highest court.

Historian Robert J. Stahl filed a petition Friday with the New Mexico Supreme Court to order the state's medical examiner to create the document for the legendary outlaw, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported (

Stahl says he hopes the court will order the Office of the Medical Investigator to consider the evidence and determine whether William H. Bonney's death can be certified.

Remember then? — a look back at 1956 PDN archives

July 20, 2015

Remember then is an online feature on our website every Monday where we look back into the Poteau Daily News archives.

Today's look back is to Thursday, September 27, 1956 for The Poteau News. Headlines included:

• Parade of pets attracts 270 in annual March
• Three ring rally slated Monday will boost area
• Aged man dies when struck by Frisco special
• Jurors ponder x-ray pictures in trial here

Archives are available in our office during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. — 5 p.m.

Further pictures are attached at the bottom of this article.

July 17th

OK Kids State Tournaments Scores

July 17, 2015

Prep Division
At Woodward
Panama Boomers 4, Weatherford Majors 2
Elgin Owls 14, Weatherford Minors 1, Weatherford Minors eliminated
Coach-Pitch Division
At Weatherford
Tuttle Royals 14, Heavener Blues 8
Stilwell Bombers 4, Spiro Cardinals 3
Canute Trojans 9, Spiro Firedogs 4
Tupelo 10, Weatherford Eagles 2


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