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August 15th, 2015

Whitesboro, Howe girls winners in Whitesboro Invitational openers; Leflore girls lose to Stringtown

August 15, 2015

WHITESBORO — The host Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs and the Howe Lady Lions were victors on opening day of the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs Invitational on Thursday.
Whitesboro got past Clayton 5-3, while Howe blanked Buffalo Valley 8-0.
The third local team in the field, the Leflore Lady Savages, fell 8-0 to the Stringtown Lady Tigers.

August 14th

Poteau Red-White Scrimmage Saturday morning on practice field; admission will be Gatorade, towels, soap, detergent

August 14, 2015

There was a chance there was not going to be a Red-White Interteam Scrimmage this preseason due to turf installation issues, but as the saying goes, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”
The Pirates will have their annual Red-White Scrimmage at 9 a.m. Saturday on the practice field just south of the fieldhouse at Costner Stadium. Admission is small bottles of Gatorade, towels, liquid soap and liquid detergent.

Thursday’s High School Softball Roundup

August 14, 2015

A couple of big innings doomed the Poteau Lady Pirates in their 11-4 home loss to the Sequoyah-Tahlequah Lady Indians on Thursday afternoon.
Wister 3, Red Oak 2, 8 inn.: In Wister, Sooner Vanhook’s two-out, RBI single in the eighth inning scored Stevee McMillin with the game-winning run.
Spiro 9, Colbert 2: At Rock Creek Lady Mustangs Invitational in Blue, the Lady Bulldogs, who trailed 1-0 in the opening inning, scored twice in the first inning and three runs in the second for a 5-1 lead after two innings.

Poteau cross country runners begin season Saturday at Tulsa

August 14, 2015

The 2015 season will begin for the Poteau High School cross country teams Saturday at the Riverside 5,000 in Tulsa.
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2015 Poteau Cross Country Schedule
Date Meet Site
Aug. 15 Riverside 5,000 Tulsa
Aug. 22 Bacone College Invitational Muskogee
Sept. 3 Tahlequah Invitational Tahlequah
Sept. 12 Seq.-Tahlequah Invitational Tahlequah
Sept. 26 OSU Jamboree Stillwater
Oct. 3 Chili Pepper Invitational Fayetteville, Ark.
Oct. 8 Class 4A Pre-State Meet Shawnee

Contractor faces heavy fines over water violations in Hugo

August 14, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality is proposing a record environmental fine of nearly $3.2 million against a company hired to treat water in a town in far southeastern Oklahoma.

A department investigation determined Severn Trent Services failed to meet minimum chlorine standards, putting potentially thousands of area residents of Hugo at risk of drinking unsafe water for 317 days over two years, The Journal Record ( ) reported.

VIDEO: College Football’s Best Wide Receivers For 2015

August 14, 2015

They seem to defy the laws of physics with their eye-popping catches and bursts of speed that would make even The Flash envious. Now, these five receiving marvels are primed to create havoc once again on opposing secondaries across the land. Blink and you may miss these human blurs in action... which is why this Campus Insider's hype video slows them down so you can enjoy their highlights.

August 13th

Upcoming Events

August 13, 2015

The following is a list of events upcoming throughout the area. To see a full list, look at the community calendar featured in our paper daily.

• Aug. 13 — Chili’s Hiring Event,” 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Choctaw Community Center, 109 Kerr Ave. Positions include full- and part-time servers, bartenders, hosts, bussers, cooks and dishwashers. Info: 1 (800) 522-6170.

— Green Country Ruff Riters meeting, 2 p.m., Patrick Lynch Public Library.

— Enrollment for Adult Education and High School Equivalency classes — GED and HiSET, 8:30 a.m., Poteau

Community Pep Rally Thursday

August 13, 2015

The Poteau Pirate Community Pep Rally will be held Thursday, August 13, at the Donald W. Reynolds Center starting at 6 p.m.

Activities will include $5 burger baskets with chips and drink and $5 bounce house and slide (jump all you want).

New Poteau football shirts will be available.

The community will be introduced to the Poteau High School marching band, youth football teams and cheerleaders, junior high football teams and cheerleaders, high school football team, cheerleaders and silver steppers and have an autograph and photo session where you can meet the Pirates.

DAILY FEATURE: Tidbit Thursday

August 13, 2015

Here are a few brain-numbing facts for your Tidbit Thursday. Enjoy!

Pamela Anderson Lee is Canada’s Centennial Baby, being the first baby born on the centennial anniversary of Canada’s independence.
Pinocchio is Italian for “pine head.”
When possums are playing ‘possum’, they are not “playing.” They actually pass out from sheer terror.
Who’s that playing the piano on the “Mad About You” theme? Paul Reiser himself.
Winston Churchill was born in a ladies’ room during a dance.
Most lipstick contains fish scales!
Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn’t wear pants!

High School Softball Roundup

August 13, 2015

TAHLEQUAH — The Poteau Lady Pirates were able to only muster one hit in Tuesday’s 9-0 loss to the Tahlequah Lady Tigers.
Heavener 8, Howe 0; Heavener 14, Leflore 0; Howe 17, Leflore 4: Tuesday in Heavener, the Lady Wolves won both games in their home openers.
Spiro 8, Wister 3: Tuesday in Wister, the Lady Bulldogs opened their season victoriously by breaking a 3-all tie with a single run in the third inning and four runs in the fifth — highlighted by Shakyrah Gladness’ grand-slam home run.

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