June 18th, 2013
While no athletic titles came to the diamonds for the Carl Albert State College softball or baseball teams this past season, academic ones did, however.
The Lady Vikings have the fourth-best grade-point average for NJCAA Division I schools in the nation with a GPA of 3.48. That mark was .07 off the nation's best, which was 3.55.
The academic honors did not stop there. Two Lady Vikings and two Vikings were named as Academic All-Americans.
Softball player Kelsey Branscum and baseball player Austin Phippen had GPAs of 4.0, and were named as Pinnacle Award winners for their perfect GPA.
At Poteau High School
Panama vs. Poteau, 10 a.m.; Panama vs. Sequoyah-Tahlequah, 11:30 a.m.; Poteau vs. Keota, 1 p.m.; Poteau vs. Sequoyah-Tahlequah, 2:30 p.m.; Keota vs. Sequoyah-Tahlequah, 4 p.m.; Panama vs. Keota, 5:30 p.m.
At Red Oak â€” Big Field
Red Oak vs. Silo, 10 a.m.; Silo vs. Coweta, 11:30 a.m.; Red Oak vs. Okemah, 1 p.m.; Red Oak vs. Coweta, 2:30 p.m.; Coweta vs. Okemah, 4 p.m.; Silo vs. Okemah, 5:30 p.m.
At Red Oak â€” Little Field
Wister fire department and law enforcement staffs are asking all area residents to come to the Guns â€˜N Hoses blood drive with Oklahoma Blood Institute from 1:30 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 25, in the high school band room.
To fuel a little healthy competition, donors will choose which department to support by donating on behalf of law enforcement or the fire department.
Donors will receive a voucher, redeemable for two tickets to the Tulsa Zoo and this yearâ€™s Guns â€˜N Hoses T-shirt.Â
Anyone who is healthy and 16 years of age can donate, and donations can be made every 56 days.
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) â€” Authorities say a police officer shot and killed a man who'd taken a toddler hostage at a Walmart Market in suburban Oklahoma City.
Midwest City Police Assistant Chief Sid Porter says the child wasn't harmed in the incident Monday afternoon. Police say Sammie Lamont Wallace took the 2-year-old girl out of her mother's shopping cart and held a knife to the child. Porter says the store was evacuated within minutes and police began negotiating with Wallace.
Porter says an officer opened fire after Wallace began "counting down" on the girl's life.
The annual Panama car show was a hit Saturday at the Panama Elementary Schools. More than 30 cars, trucks and motorcycles were on display as well as vendors and entertainment.
PDN photo by Kim Ross
TULSA, Okla. (AP) â€” The driver of one of two freight trains that collided in the Oklahoma Panhandle last year, killing three railroad workers, had complained that he couldn't distinguish between red and green signals, an investigator told the National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday.
Dr. Mary Pat McKay was among several investigators presenting evidence to an NTSB panel in Washington charged with determining the cause of the June 24, 2012, crash near Goodwell.
At Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse, Poteau
Poteau JV vs. Arkoma, 5 p.m.; Arkoma vs. Heavener, 5:45 p.m.; Poteau JV vs. Panama, 6:30 p.m.; Heavener vs. Panama, 7:15 p.m.
At Howe Missionary Baptist Church
Howe vs. Buffalo Valley, 5 p.m.; Red Oak vs. Buffalo Valley, 5:45 p.m.; Howe vs. Red Oak, 6:30 p.m.
Pocola vs. Clayton, 5 p.m.; Poteau vs. Clayton, 5:45 p.m.; Poteau vs. Pocola, 6:30 p.m.
Wister vs. Whitesboro, 5 p.m.; Bokoshe vs. Whitesboro, 5:45 p.m.; Wister vs. Talihina, 6:30 p.m.; Bokoshe vs. Talihina, 7:15 p.m.
Registration is open for the 2013 LeFlore County Express Fall Soccer League.
Registration can be done through the internet at www.leflorecountysoccer.com.
Late registration cost per child is $40.
Payment method details are available at the website.
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The 2013 Poteau Coed Church Softball League registration has begun.
Any church that is interested in playing at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex this summer needs to contact Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939.
The entry fee is $400 per team. Deadline to entry is June 26.
League will begin play on July 8 or 9.
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