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July 18th, 2013

LYCS to celebrate 39 years

July 18, 2013

LeFlore County Youth Services marked 39 years of service on Monday.
Board and staff members and retired director Rick Couri gathered to celebrate the occasion as well as the agency's fourth CARF accreditation. The accreditation is for three years.
LCYS Inc. was founded in 1974 after a steering committee was put together in 1973 to provide an alternative to jail for teens.
As a result of their work, the organization became reality as a not-for-profit agency and first funding started in July 1974.

Okla. Corp. Comm. to decide phone records privacy

July 18, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has decided to determine whether the records of telecommunications companies are confidential on a case-by-case basis.
The three-member commission Thursday agreed to dismiss a proposal that it determine what records will be kept confidential under the Oklahoma Open Records Act and decided instead to use the case-by-case method.

Emergency Expo to be held in September

July 18, 2013

The Eastern Oklahoma Emergency Preparedness Expo is planned for Sept. 21 on the campuses of Carl Albert State College and Kiamichi Technology Center.
The LeFlore County Local Emergency Planning Committee, LeFlore County Office of Emergency Management and LeFlore County Medical Reserve Corps are co-sponsoring the event.
The annual event offers information to the general public, plus demonstrations and displays of a wide array of emergency and disaster response assets and skills competitions for first responders.

World Series Winners

July 18, 2013

Enchanting State Skate

July 18, 2013

My boys show off while fishing for smallmouth, largemouth bass

July 18, 2013

The state has released the results for the controlled hunts. If you put in for one (or several) hunt(s), you can go to the Department of Wildlife’s web site to see if you were selected. In all my baseball craziness of the spring, I did not make time to sit down and do that, so I missed out. I hope you weren’t like me.
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Even though I missed out on the controlled hunts, I am not missing out on any fishing. Last weekend, I went to Lake Murray to surprise my cousin, Jason Sampson. His wife, Dawnita, asked us to come, so I could take Jason fishing for his birthday.

Cash Cashes In!

July 18, 2013

July 17th

Sports Briefs

July 17, 2013

The Pirates softball team will have a hamburger meal fundraiser from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday in front of Costner Stadium in the northeast corner of the parking lot by the signal light at Stadium Drive.
Hamburger/cheeseburger baskets cost $6, and orders may be placed by calling (918) 647-1694 or (918) 721-4635.
Orders can be delivered if need be. All proceeds will help fund the team's trip to the World Series, which will be Friday through Sunday in Shawnee.
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Wister Public Schools physicals for all athletes will begin at 9 a.m. Thursday inside the high school cafeteria.

Chickasaw governor hopeful on water lawsuit talks

July 17, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The governor of one of Oklahoma's largest Native American tribes says he is hopeful about ongoing negotiations with the state over lawsuits involving the tribes' legal rights to water in their historic territories in southeast Oklahoma.

When asked Wednesday about ongoing negotiations with state officials over the lawsuit involving the Chickasaw and Choctaw nations, Chickasaw Gov. Bill Anoatubby said: "I have hope for the future."

Changes happening in historic downtown Poteau

July 17, 2013

Poteau Main Street Matters executive director Eric Standridge takes down the vinyl banner sign at Fuel Gospel Church on Dewey Street on Tuesday in preparation for a more permanent sign. Holding the ladder for Standridge is Lori Rutledge,LeFlore County Historical Society Director.
PDN photo by Robert Shearon

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