August 14th, 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â 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 (http://bit.ly/1gGVCCz ) reported.
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.
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.
âą Aug. 13 â Chiliâs Hiring Event,â 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.
ââGreen Country Ruff Riters meeting, 2 p.m., Patrick Lynch Public Library.
ââEnrollment for Adult Education and High School Equivalency classes â GED and HiSET, 8:30 a.m., Poteau
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.
Here are a few brain-numbing facts for your Tidbit Thursday. Enjoy!
Pamela Anderson Lee is Canadaâs Centennial Baby, being the first baby born on the centennial anniversary of Canadaâs independence.
Pinocchio is Italian for âpine head.â
When possums are playing âpossumâ, they are not âplaying.â They actually pass out from sheer terror.
Whoâs that playing the piano on the âMad About Youâ theme? Paul Reiser himself.
Winston Churchill was born in a ladiesâ room during a dance.
Most lipstick contains fish scales!
Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesnât wear pants!
TAHLEQUAH â The Poteau Lady Pirates were able to only muster one hit in Tuesdayâs 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 â highlighted by Shakyrah Gladnessâ grand-slam home run.
SMITHVILLE â The Howe Lions dropped their season opener 8-1 to the Smithville Braves on Tuesday afternoon.
Red Oak 19, Leflore 0: In Red Oak, the Eagles spoiled the debut of Mark Warren as new coach for the Savages.
Editorâs note: Look for the story about Cameronâs season opener at Preston in Friday's edition.
The Mark Reichert era got underway at Pocola in fine fashion as his new team, the Pocola Lady Indians, opened their 2015 fast-pitch softball season with a 17-9 road win over the Poteau Lady Pirates on Monday afternoon.
With the game tied at 4 after six innings, the Lady Indians erupted with 13 runs in the seventh inning, aided by five Poteau errors, to take a 17-4 lead.
Cameron 10, Crowder 3: In Cameron, Cameron pitcher Dakotha Battice struck out seven batters and allowed only one earned run as the Lady Yellowjackets got their fall season off and flying.