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August 7th, 2015

VIDEO: Trump Jolts First GOP Debate

August 7, 2015

A combative Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman-turned-presidential candidate, jolted the first Republican debate of the 2016 campaign, leaving his onstage rivals to compete for attention.

Oklahoma senator files bill to reduce drugs on tribal lands

August 7, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma U.S. Sen. James Lankford has introduced legislation that's intended to help reduce illegal drug use on tribal lands.

The bill known as the KIDS Act would prohibit Indian tribes and tribal organizations that cultivate, manufacture or distribute marijuana on Indian land from receiving federal funds. Lankford says some tribes have experimented with various forms of marijuana cultivation.

NWS: Excessive Heat Warning Friday

August 7, 2015

The National Weather Service in Tulsa has declared an excessive heat warning for LeFlore County from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, August 7.

The NWS said very dangerous afternoon heat indexes will range between 110 and 115 degrees. The combination of heat and humidity can cause heat related illnesses if you are not cautious.

Precautionary methods suggested by the NWS include the following:

• Drink plenty of fluids
• Stay in air-conditioned rooms
• Stay out of the sun
• Check on relatives and neighbors

August 5th

Panama Preseason Softball Festival Schedule (UPDATED)

August 5, 2015

Thursday
Field No. 1
Heavener vs. Hartshorne, 3 p.m.; Heavener vs. Healdton, 4:10 p.m.; Red Oak vs. Healdton, 5:20 p.m.; Wister vs. Quinton, 6:30 p.m.; Poteau vs. Panama JV, 7:40 p.m.; McAlester vs. Stonewall, 8:50 p.m.
Field No. 2
Panama JV vs. Oklahoma Union, 3 p.m.; Panama JV vs. Keota, 4:10 p.m.; Smithville vs. Quinton, 5:20 p.m.; Healdton vs. Stigler, 6:30 p.m.; Quinton vs. Stonewall, 7:40 p.m.
Field No. 3
Red Oak vs. Stonewall, 3 p.m.; Poteau vs. Oklahoma Union, 4:10 p.m.; Wister vs. Stigler, 5:20 p.m.; Poteau vs. Smithville, 6:30 p.m.; McAlester vs. Smithville, 7:40 p.m.
Friday

Sports Photo of the Week

August 5, 2015

August 4th

Don't miss out on upcoming events

August 4, 2015

• Aug. 6 — Cavanal Chorale Showcase, 7 p.m. Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
• Aug. 7 — Oklahoma Sales Tax Holiday.
— Cavanal Chorale Showcase, 7 p.m. Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
— Indian Taco lunch to benefit Poteau Choctaw Seniors, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dale Cox Community Center.
— LeFlore County Roundup Club Rodeo, 7:30 p.m., Cecil Leachman Arena in Heavener.
— Concert featuring LuLu Roman of “Hee Haw,” The Texans and JayDee Miller, 8 p.m. Christ’s 40 Acres. Proceeds benefit Christ’s 40 Acres and Honobia Community. Info: (580) 244-3473 or kiamichimission.org.

DAILY FEATURE: Tuesday Tidbits

August 4, 2015

Here are a few strange and useless facts. Find more at freepages.misc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kelmar/story3.htm‎.

1) Money isn't made out of paper; it's made out of cotton.
2) The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.
3) A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
4) Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself.
5) The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.
6) The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.

Ex-Tulsa sheriff's spokesman says he was wrongfully fired 
JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS, Associated Press

August 4, 2015

TULSA, (AP) — A former spokesman for an Oklahoma sheriff's office said Tuesday he was wrongfully fired following the fatal shooting of an unarmed man by a volunteer deputy and that he is "looking forward" to testifying before a grand jury investigating allegations of wrongdoing in the agency.
Shannon Clark, formerly a major with the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, said in a statement that he was a loyal employee who "always encouraged sheriff (Stanley Glanz) to do the right thing."

Local football trio, Talihina coach participate Friday night in All-State Game

August 4, 2015

The East team lost Friday’s night’s All-State football game to the West, but that didn’t seem to matter to standouts from Poteau and Talihina, who played in the game at Union-Tuttle Stadium in Tulsa.
Neither did it to Kelly Gravitt, the Talihina coach, who coached the squad in its 27-14 loss.
Gravitt got to have a bonus as two of his players starred in the game. Quarterback Alan Lockhart and defensive end Tucker Trowbridge impacted the game with some big plays.
Poteau lineman Mark Garner also just happened to be playing on the line each time the East got a touchdown.

August 3rd

DAILY FEATURE: Today in history

August 3, 2015

Today is Monday, August 3, the 215th day of 2015. There are 150 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On August 3, 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail from Palos, Spain, on a voyage that took him to the present-day Americas.

On this date:
In 1807, former Vice President Aaron Burr went on trial before a federal court in Richmond, Virginia, charged with treason. (He was acquitted less than a month later.)
In 1863, the first thoroughbred horse races took place at the Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York.

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