April 7th, 2015
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Here are a few tidbits provided by strangefacts.com. Hope you enjoy.
There are over 58 million dogs in the U.S!
Dogs and cats consume over $11 billion worth of pet food a year!
Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!
Humans blink over 10,000,000 times a year! Â
In the year 2000, Pope John Paul II was named an "Honorary Harlem Globetrotter."!
Every second, Americans collectively eat one hundred pounds of chocolate
A fetus develops fingerprints at eighteen weeks!
The fear of vegetables is called Lachanophobia!
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 â€”Â 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.
Duke's freshmen lead them to the national title.
While Iâ€™m busy with the 2015 LeFlore County Baseball Tournament this week, I also have to look ahead to next weekâ€™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 Iâ€™ll have a complete recap of the meeting in Fridayâ€™s edition. The slow-pitch county tournament bracket will appear in Saturdayâ€™s paper.
Day 1 Scores
Pocola 12, Howe 2
Cameron 9, Bokoshe 0
Heavener 13, Arkoma 0
Leflore 8, Whitesboro 0
Wister 12, Pocola 2
Panama 9, Cameron 4
Spiro 4, Heavener 0
Poteau 9, Leflore 5
Wister vs. Panama, 5 p.m.
Spiro vs. Poteau, 7 p.m.
Howe vs. Heavener, 4 p.m.
Pocola vs. Arkoma, 6 p.m.
Howe-Heavener winner vs. Pocola-Arkoma winner, 8 p.m.
Bokoshe vs. Leflore, 4 p.m.
Cameron vs. Whitesboro, 6 p.m.
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:
â€˘ the presentation of service pins to Fred Hardest and Paul Quirk
â€˘ consideration or action to fill vacant seats on the planning commission
â€˘ consideration or action to approve a resolution to amend and restate Trust Indenture for the Oklahoma Municipal Retirement Fund
â€˘ consideration or action to sign renewal of memorandum of understanding between Carl Albert State College and the City of Poteau
We break down the NCAA finals matchup of Duke and Wisconsin.
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.