August 11th, 2015
The McClain Survey team of Jeff Rogers, Perry Reed, Josh Wiles and Justin Tucker won Fridayâ€™s 10th annual Historic Downtown Poteau Golf Tournament at Choctaw Country Club.
The Howe Lionsâ€™ fall baseball season opener Monday afternoon at McCurtain was canceled. It has not been rescheduled, but Howe coach Jon Sockey said if an open date can be found it will be.
The Lions will open the season at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Smithville.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” Republican U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin says he plans to take part in a foreign policy trip to Israel.
Mullin announced in a news release Saturday that he will leave next week and spend seven days in Israel.
Mullin called Israel the strongest U.S. ally in the region and said he wants to learn about the relationship between the United States and Israel and about Israel's national security and the political and economic trends in the region and how they related to the proposed nuclear agreement with Iran.
Today is Monday, August 10, the 222nd day of 2015. There are 143 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On August 10, 1945, a day after the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Imperial Japan conveyed its willingness to surrender provided the status of Emperor Hirohito remained unchanged. (The Allies responded the next day, saying they would determine the Emperor's future status.)
On this date:
It's here â€” the 2015 high school fast-pitch softball and fall baseball seasons, which begin Monday for just about all LeFlore County teams. The schedules for next week as well as for Aug. 17 are listed below:
[Editor's note: Talihina's softball schedule was not received by the Poteau Daily News by press time]
Pocola at Poteau, 4 p.m.
Arkoma and Webbers Falls at Leflore, 4 p.m. (Webbers Falls vs. Leflore, 4 p.m.; Arkoma vs. Webbers Falls, 5:15 p.m.; Arkoma vs. Leflore, 6:30 p.m.)
Crowder at Cameron, DH, 4 p.m.
Hartshorne at Wister, 4 p.m.
This past spring, the area was trying to handle flooding issues and torrential rain. However, as football practice begins Monday, the same olâ€™ culprit is back â€” heat.
Handling heat and the problems it causes is always on the minds of football coaches.