July 13th, 2012
LeFlore County Youth Services has announced that July 15 will mark its 38th year of service to LeFlore County.
According to an LYCS press release, LCYS was founded in 1974 after a steering committee had been put together with the aim of providing an alternative to jail for teens. That same year, LCYS received its first funding and opened an emergency shelter. Since then, LCYS executive director Richard Couri reports that he has seen 6,087 children spend 39,166 days in the care of LCYS, the average stay being just over six days.
In an announcement thatâ€™s sure to please the parents of Shady Point students, Shady Point School Superintendent Bruce Gillham announced Wednesday that Shady Point Schools will be providing all school supplies for its students in the coming school year.
In a press release on Wednesday Gillham stated that Shady Point Schools would be able to provide school supplies to all its students thanks to donations from the parents of students as well as churches, former students, and the community.
Although the stifling temperatures have somewhat
subsided compared to the previous three weeks, the
potential for heat-related illness is still high.
Since June, when the ever-increasing record breaking
heat wave began, LeFlore County EMS has
treated more than 20 patients suffering from heat
cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. No heatrelated
fatalities have been recorded in the county
according to Dave Grovdahl, Director of LeFlore
County Emergency Medical Services.
A recent study released concluded 33 people died
from heat-related illnesses in 2011 in Oklahoma. The
ELK CITY â€” The Poteau Pirates OK Kids Midget baseball team won the 2012 Regional Tournament the hard way last week at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex. If they want to win the state title, they will have to do the same thing this week.
The Pirates lost their opening-round game 11-1 to the Clinton White, but stayed alive Thursday afternoon with a 2-1 nailbiting victory over Tecumseh.
CUSHING â€” The Poteau Buccaneers OK Kids PeeWee baseball team found itself two wins from a state title Thursday night.
The Buccaneers blanked the Cushing Tigers 10-0 Wednesday night in the winner's-bracket semifinals of the 2012 PeeWee State Tournament. They faced the Coleman BRW on Thursday night, with the winner being in the 6 p.m. Saturday state title game, while the loser will play at 8 p.m. tonight in the loser's-bracket final with a chance to get to the championship game.
WEATHERFORD â€” The Heavener Thunder found themselves a victory away from playing for the OK Kids Coach-Pitch State Tournament title game at 6 p.m. Saturday.
The Thunder routed Tuttle 14-5 in four innings in Wednesday night's winner's-bracket semifinals at Rader Park to advance to Thursday night's winner's-bracket final against Morrison, which outlasted the Caddo Bruins 11-10 on Wednesday.
CHANDLER â€” It was a short stay for the Wister Wildcats OK Kids prep baseball team at the 2012 State Tournament.
The Wildcats suffered a 3-1 loss to the Cushing Tigers on Wednesday, then lost 5-3 in seven innings to the host Chandler Lions Thursday afternoon to be eliminated from the tournament.
In Thursday's loss, the â€™Cats jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the opening inning on RBI double by Davey Bullard and an RBI single by Cody Holzhammer.
ROGERS, Ark. â€” The Eastern Oklahoma Riverdawgs Major American Legion baseball team suffered a pair of losses in a road doubleheader on Thursday, falling twice to Rogers by scores of 14-4 and 4-3.
The Riverdawgs will conclude their season with a 2 p.m. Saturday road twinbill against the Bartlesville Indians.