November 7th, 2014
Behind a career-high 19 points from Talihina's Tara Hawkins and 14 points and 14 rebounds from Kilah Cummings, the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings rolled past the Bacone College Junior Varsity 92-34 to celebrate homecoming Thursday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Holding the Bacone JV to 26 points in the second half proved to be the difference for the Vikings in their 84-62 win for their first victory of the season.
Three local high school fast-pitch softball players got the ultimate honors last weekend, being named All-Staters.
Panama's Kendra Swindle and Hannah Goines, along with Pocola's Desi Carter, were named to the Oklahoma Fast-Pitch Softball Coaches Association's Small East Team last weekend.
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 â€”Â criminal felony
CMâ€” criminal misdemeanor
FD â€”Â family docket such as child support
For more information about an arrestee, you can search by name or case number on www.ODCR.com or www.OSCN.net.
Randell Allen Butler, domestic abuse and battery; $10,000 bond
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 â€śTrees are Terrific â€¦. In Our Cities and Townsâ€ť and students are encouraged to get creative in showing the benefits of trees. Oklahoma Forestry Services is accepting submissions through December 12.
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.
We had a great time for Halloween last Friday. James and Angela McKay drove their golf cart over, and it was all dressed up with spider webs. James was â€śPinheadâ€ť and looked really scary.
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."
The Poteau Pirates likely will play for the last time this season at Costner Stadium Friday night when they entertain the Tulsa Central Braves at 7:30 p.m. for Senior Night. Senior Night festivities will take place before the game.
â€śItâ€™s big,â€ť Poteau coach Greg Werner said. â€śYou always want to have your seniorsâ€™ last home game to be a big one. We certainly want to send them off on the right way. Theyâ€™re a great group of kids. We want it to be a good night. Senior Night always provides a lot of motivation. Hopefully, it will this week.â€ť
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District 4A-4 Standings
Last year, the Spiro Bulldogs opened the season 9-0 and only needed to beat Checotah to win the District 3A-8 title. Instead, they lost to the Wildcats and dropped all the way down to third place. Then, the â€™Dogs fell to Hilldale in the Class 3A playoff opener to end their season.
Spiro (6-2 overall, 3-2 in district play) does not want that to happen this season. In fact, Spiro can enter the postseason on a three-game winning streak if it takes care of Valliant (0-9, 0-5) at 7 p.m. Friday at McClain Stadium to celebrate Senior Night.
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District 3A-8 Standings