July 16th, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) â€” On a sparkling summer night in the Upper Midwest, baseball generations joined up and prepared to pass.
Derek Jeter, the 40-year-old face of baseball, bid farewell to the All-Star game at the same time 22-year-old Mike Trout became the second-youngest player to earn Most Valuable Player honors at the showcase.
In case you missed last weeks Throw Back Thursday in the Poteau Daily News, you still have time to catch this weeks [July 18].
Send your pictures to Editor Kim Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Wednesdays at noon to make the next day edition.
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OKLAHOMA CITYâ€“ Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Tuesday [July 15] announced the filing of charges against an Enid nursing home administrator accused of taking money from a trust fund for nursing home residents.
Roberta Donaldson, 67, of Enid, is the administrator at Willow Haven Nursing Home in Tonkawa. She is charged with four counts of financial exploitation.
The Oklahoma Blood Institute is hosting a blood drive at Walmart in Poteau today [July 16].
Donors can give blood from 2:15-5:30 p.m.
Teens are invited to attend the "Document a Reaction" program at the Patrick Lynch Public Library today [July 16] at 11:30 a.m.
The event will be held in the library's community room.
LeFlore County residents planning to travel on I40 in Sallisaw should expect possible travel delays.
According to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation I40 between mile marker 311 and mile marker 308 in Sallisaw will be narrowed to one lane in each direction today [July 16].
ODOT is performing pavement testing which effects the lane reduction from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Last May, Poteau High School golfer Hannah Ward three-peated as Class 4A state champion to end her prep career. Last weekend, two golfers did likewise.
Ward's coach, Randall Wheat and Jonathan Spikes of Danville, Ark., won their third straight Spider Webb Invitational, which took place Saturday and Sunday at Wolf Ridge and Choctaw country clubs.
Wheat and Spikes shot 66s on each day to win by three strokes over the duo of Kale Holton and Jason May, 132 to 135.
Virginia Louise Wade Tomlinson, 75, of Panama died Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark. Virginia was born April 7, 1939, in Bokoshe to Samuel Leslie and Edith (Sutton) Morgan. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She was a member of First Step of Faith Church in Poteau. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Bud Wade; son, Tommy Wade; daughter, Jackie Byrd; grandson, Jay Walls; her parents; and sister, Donna Bush.
OKLAHOMA CITY (July 15, 2013) â€“ The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) is encouraging Oklahoma educators, parents and others interested in public education to consider taking part in the development of new academic standards for English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. Coordinated by OSDE, the standards-creation process is designed to be as inclusive and comprehensive as possible.