February 16th, 2015
Gale Arthur Schell, 78, of Muskogee went to be with his Heavenly Father Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. He was born July 2, 1936, to Marshall and Marian (White) Schell in Jones.
He graduated from Oktaha High School with the class of 1954. Gale married the love of his life, Ronnie Faye (Jackson) Schell, on July 12, 1955, in Oktaha. They shared over 59 years of marriage together. Gale was a member of Grace Bible Church of Muskogee.
Bobby Stinson, 66, of Heavener died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. Services were held Sunday, Feb. 15, at Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) will be hosting a town hall meeting tonight [Feb.16] in Poteau.
The meeting is part of several upcoming meetings across the state in LeFlore, Sequoyah, Craig, Ottawa, Haskell, McIntosh and Nowata counties for the week of Feb. 16-19, 2015.
The public forums are part of Mullinâ€™s fourth round of in-person town hall meetings to be held in all 26 counties of Oklahomaâ€™s Second Congressional District. Meetings are free and open to the public. Registration is not required to attend.
SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer
SAN JOSE, California (AP) â€” Small earthquakes shaking Oklahoma and southern Kansas daily and linked to energy drilling are dramatically increasing the chance of bigger and dangerous quakes, federal research indicates.
This once stable region is now just as likely to see serious damaging and potentially harmful earthquakes as the highest risk places east of the Rockies such as New Madrid, Missouri, and Charleston, South Carolina, which had major quakes in the past two centuries.
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
538 AM CST MON FEB 16 2015
ADAIR OK-BENTON AR-CARROLL AR-CHEROKEE OK-CHOCTAW OK-CRAIG OK-
CRAWFORD AR-CREEK OK-DELAWARE OK-FRANKLIN AR-HASKELL OK-LATIMER OK-
LE FLORE OK-MADISON AR-MAYES OK-MCINTOSH OK-MUSKOGEE OK-NOWATA OK-
OKFUSKEE OK-OKMULGEE OK-OSAGE OK-OTTAWA OK-PAWNEE OK-PITTSBURG OK-
PUSHMATAHA OK-ROGERS OK-SEBASTIAN AR-SEQUOYAH OK-TULSA OK-WAGONER OK-
WASHINGTON OK-WASHINGTON AR-
538 AM CST MON FEB 16 2015
Alan Callahan is the lucky individual who won the first-ever grand prize package for the Poteau Daily Newsâ€™ Pigskin Picks Contest, which was awarded this year for the first time.
Callahan was selected based upon having the most wins during the season, seven. That was two more than Robert Swinford, who had five.
Callahanâ€™s grand prize was a $50 check and a gift certificate at Genoâ€™s Pizza.
The Poteau Daily News will return with an even bigger Pigskin Picks Contest package for the 2015 season, which will begin in late August/early September. Look for details as the season gets closer.
The Wister High School basketball teams celebrated Senior Night with a pair of wins over Panama on Thursday night at the Wister Gym.
The Wildcats capped the evening with a 90-60 rout of the Razorbacks, while the Lady â€˜Cats began the night with a 55-46 victory over the Lady Razorbacks.
FORT SMITH, Ark. â€” The regular season ended on an extremely high note for the Poteau Pirates wrestling team, which won both duals in Thursday nightâ€™s triangular.
Poteau beat the host team, Fort Smith Northside, 48-29 and Fort Smith Southside 48-30.
The Pirates will begin the postseason next weekend at the Class 4A Regional Tournament in Coweta. The top four finishers in each weight class will qualify for the state tournament the following weekend.