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April 7th, 2015

Don't forget to vote!

April 7, 2015

Municipal elections will be decided today [April 7] in several towns.
Polls will be open until 7 p.m.
Races include: Poteau Mayor, Poteau Street Commissioner, Poteau City Council — two seats; Talihina, Heavener, Wister, Cameron, Spiro, Panama, Pocola, Shady Point, Arkoma and Howe board of trustee seats.
Also tonight will be town elections held at the the area town halls in Cartersville, Rock Island and Fort Coffee.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Duke's Fantastic Freshmen Lead the Blue Devils to the National Title

April 7, 2015

Duke's freshmen lead them to the national title.

Slow-Pitch LCT seeding meeting Wednesday night; tournament starts Monday

April 7, 2015

While I’m busy with the 2015 LeFlore County Baseball Tournament this week, I also have to look ahead to next week’s 2015 LeFlore County Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament, which begins Monday at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex. The slow-pitch LCT seeding meeting will be Wednesday evening, and I’ll have a complete recap of the meeting in Friday’s edition. The slow-pitch county tournament bracket will appear in Saturday’s paper.

April 6th

2015 LeFlore County Baseball Tournament Day 1 Scores/Day 2 Schedule

April 7, 2015

Day 1 Scores
Opening Round
Pocola 12, Howe 2
Cameron 9, Bokoshe 0
Heavener 13, Arkoma 0
Leflore 8, Whitesboro 0
Winner's-Bracket Quarterfinals
Wister 12, Pocola 2
Panama 9, Cameron 4
Spiro 4, Heavener 0
Poteau 9, Leflore 5

Tuesday's Schedule
Winner's-Bracket Semifinals
At Howe
Wister vs. Panama, 5 p.m.
Spiro vs. Poteau, 7 p.m.
Loser's-Bracket Action
At Heavener
Howe vs. Heavener, 4 p.m.
Pocola vs. Arkoma, 6 p.m.
Howe-Heavener winner vs. Pocola-Arkoma winner, 8 p.m.
At Cameron
Bokoshe vs. Leflore, 4 p.m.
Cameron vs. Whitesboro, 6 p.m.

Poteau City Council meets Monday

April 6, 2015

The Poteau City Council with meet tonight, Monday, April 6, at 7 p.m. in the City Hall building at 111 Peters St., Poteau.

Agenda items include:

• the presentation of service pins to Fred Hardest and Paul Quirk

• consideration or action to fill vacant seats on the planning commission

• consideration or action to approve a resolution to amend and restate Trust Indenture for the Oklahoma Municipal Retirement Fund

• consideration or action to sign renewal of memorandum of understanding between Carl Albert State College and the City of Poteau

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Duke vs. Wisconsin: Breaking down the matchup

April 6, 2015

We break down the NCAA finals matchup of Duke and Wisconsin.

DAILY FEATURE: Remember then?

April 6, 2015

Here is a look back at the Poteau Daily News archives. Here are a few of the pages from the Feb. 20, 1964, LeFlore County Sun.
Check out the attachments for additional pictures.

April 4th

2015 LeFlore County Baseball Tournament Bracket

April 4, 2015

April 3rd

Red Oak basketball player invited to play ‘down under’; Davis is accepting sponsorships to help her

April 3, 2015

Last month, Red Oak basketball player Bailee Davis got a chance to play in the Class B State Tournament, but this summer she’ll get a chance to hoop it up “Down Under.”
Davis was one of a selected few from the United States to be invited to play in the Down Under Sports Basketball Tournament, which will take place July 13-24 in Australia.

Oklahoma House approves teacher sexual misconduct measure

April 3, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Local school districts would be encouraged to report accusations of sexual misconduct by teachers to state education officials under legislation approved by the Oklahoma House on Thursday.

Proponents said it's needed to prevent "teacher hopping" by sexual predators who move from one school district to the next to prey upon children. But opponents said such cases are usually handled by the courts and the bill could unfairly tarnish the reputation of a teacher who is falsely accused.

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