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July 18th, 2013

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

Jailbirds seeking bail for MDA

July 17, 2013

Some members of the Poteau area business community have been arrested today for having big hearts.
They are volunteering to be “arrested and serve time” in a mock jail at Holiday Inn Express to raise money for the local chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

CASC names scholarship recipients

July 17, 2013

Jack C. Austin III has been awarded the Bill McKinney Scholarship.
Parent or Guardian: Jack and Philisha Austin.
High School: Talihina.
College Major: Pre-Med.

More than $4.5 million approved in disaster recovery

July 17, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY – More than $4.5 million has already been approved in federal funding for debris clearance and emergency protective measures in Oklahoma following the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred from May 18 – June 2, 2013.
Of the total, $4.1 million covers eligible debris removal costs under a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance Alternative Procedures Pilot Program. The accelerated debris removal program was initiated in Oklahoma following the devastating spring storms.

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