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February 28, 2014

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Poteau
SERVING LeFLORE COUNTY
Phone: 918-647-3188
Fax: 918-647-8198
E-mail:
editor@poteaudailynews.com
Write: P.O. Box 1237
Poteau, OK, 74953
Call today to schedule your appointment!
479-434-6966 918-473-3700
2501 Market Trace Toll Free 1-877-473-3700
Ft. Smith, AR Hwy 266 W. Checotah, OK
8 - 5 pm Monday - Friday
We accept and fle most insurances!
Call today to schedule your appointment!
479-434-6966
2501 Market Trace, Ft. Smith, AR 72908 (Across from Atwoods)
8-5pm Monday-Friday
1 DAY DENTURES
We accept and file
most insurances!
REPLACEMENT DENTURES
IMMEDIATE & PARTIAL DENTURES • EXTRACTIONS
DENTAL IMPLANTS • TEETH WHITENING
CROWN & BRIDGE • PLUS MUCH MORE
ALL AT A FRACTION OF THE COST!!
CHECOTAH DENTURES AND DENTAL
NOW OPEN IN FORT SMITH!
Per Tooth
STARTING AT
With Purchase of Dentures
EXTRACTIONS
FREE
EXAM & XRAY
Per Set
STARTING AT
With Warranty
REPLACEMENT
FULL DENTURES
$
39
$
395
MORE THAN JUST DENTURES
New patients only with this coupon.
$110 value
Call today to schedule your appointment!
479-434-6966
2501 Market Trace, Ft. Smith, AR 72908 (Across from Atwoods)
8-5pm Monday-Friday
1 DAY DENTURES
We accept and file
most insurances!
REPLACEMENT DENTURES
IMMEDIATE & PARTIAL DENTURES • EXTRACTIONS
DENTAL IMPLANTS • TEETH WHITENING
CROWN & BRIDGE • PLUS MUCH MORE
ALL AT A FRACTION OF THE COST!!
CHECOTAH DENTURES AND DENTAL
NOW OPEN IN FORT SMITH!
Per Tooth
STARTING AT
With Purchase of Dentures
EXTRACTIONS
FREE
EXAM & XRAY
Per Set
STARTING AT
With Warranty
REPLACEMENT
FULL DENTURES
$
39
$
395
MORE THAN JUST DENTURES
New patients only with this coupon.
$110 value
Call today to schedule your appointment!
479-434-6966
2501 Market Trace, Ft. Smith, AR 72908 (Across from Atwoods)
8-5pm Monday-Friday
1 DAY DENTURES
We accept and file
most insurances!
REPLACEMENT DENTURES
IMMEDIATE & PARTIAL DENTURES • EXTRACTIONS
DENTAL IMPLANTS • TEETH WHITENING
CROWN & BRIDGE • PLUS MUCH MORE
ALL AT A FRACTION OF THE COST!!
CHECOTAH DENTURES AND DENTAL
NOW OPEN IN FORT SMITH!
Per Tooth
STARTING AT
With Purchase of Dentures
EXTRACTIONS
FREE
EXAM & XRAY
Per Set
STARTING AT
With Warranty
REPLACEMENT
FULL DENTURES
$
39
$
395
MORE THAN JUST DENTURES
New patients only with this coupon.
$110 value
Thomas John Kennedy of Arkansas, DDS, PLLC and Associates • General Dentistry
Call today to schedule your appointment!
479-434-6966
2501 Market Trace, Ft. Smith, AR 72908 (Across from Atwoods)
8-5pm Monday-Friday
1 DAY DENTURES
We accept and file
most insurances!
REPLACEMENT DENTURES
IMMEDIATE & PARTIAL DENTURES • EXTRACTIONS
DENTAL IMPLANTS • TEETH WHITENING
CROWN & BRIDGE • PLUS MUCH MORE
ALL AT A FRACTION OF THE COST!!
CHECOTAH DENTURES AND DENTAL
NOW OPEN IN FORT SMITH!
Per Tooth
STARTING AT
With Purchase of Dentures
EXTRACTIONS
FREE
EXAM & XRAY
Per Set
STARTING AT
With Warranty
REPLACEMENT
FULL DENTURES
$
39
$
395
MORE THAN JUST DENTURES
New patients only with this coupon.
$110 value
Call today to schedule your appointment!
479-434-6966
2501 Market Trace, Ft. Smith, AR 72908 (Across from Atwoods)
8-5pm Monday-Friday
1 DAY DENTURES
We accept and file
most insurances!
REPLACEMENT DENTURES
IMMEDIATE & PARTIAL DENTURES • EXTRACTIONS
DENTAL IMPLANTS • TEETH WHITENING
CROWN & BRIDGE • PLUS MUCH MORE
ALL AT A FRACTION OF THE COST!!
CHECOTAH DENTURES AND DENTAL
NOW OPEN IN FORT SMITH!
Per Tooth
STARTING AT
With Purchase of Dentures
EXTRACTIONS
FREE
EXAM & XRAY
Per Set
STARTING AT
With Warranty
REPLACEMENT
FULL DENTURES
$
39
$
395
MORE THAN JUST DENTURES
New patients only with this coupon.
$110 value
Call today to schedule your appointment!
479-434-6966
2501 Market Trace, Ft. Smith, AR 72908 (Across from Atwoods)
8-5pm Monday-Friday
1 DAY DENTURES
We accept and file
most insurances!
REPLACEMENT DENTURES
IMMEDIATE & PARTIAL DENTURES • EXTRACTIONS
DENTAL IMPLANTS • TEETH WHITENING
CROWN & BRIDGE • PLUS MUCH MORE
ALL AT A FRACTION OF THE COST!!
CHECOTAH DENTURES AND DENTAL
NOW OPEN IN FORT SMITH!
Per Tooth
STARTING AT
With Purchase of Dentures
EXTRACTIONS
FREE
EXAM & XRAY
Per Set
STARTING AT
With Warranty
REPLACEMENT
FULL DENTURES
$
39
$
395
MORE THAN JUST DENTURES
New patients only with this coupon.
$110 value
Thomas John Kennedy of Arkansas, DDS, PLLC and Associates • General Dentistry
One Day Dentures
WE OFFER MORE THAn juST dEnTuRES
REplACEMEnT dEnTuRES
iMMEdiATE & pARTiAl dEnTuRES • ExTRACTiOnS
dEnTAl iMplAnTS • TEETH WHiTEning
CROWn & bRidgE • pluS MuCH MORE
all at a fraction of the cost!!
Thomas John Kennedy of AR, DDS, PLLC, General Dentistry
Dr. C. Brant Crisp, Dr. Heath Coleman, Dr. Jim Curlin
in Arkansas
Thomas John Kennedy of OK, DDS, PLLC, General Dentistry
Dr. Heath Coleman, Dr. Allen Summerlin, Dr. Mike Willbanks
in Oklahoma
Call today to schedule your appointment!
479-434-6966 918-473-3700
2501 Market Trace Toll Free 1-877-473-3700
Ft. Smith, AR Hwy 266 W. Checotah, OK
8 - 5 pm Monday - Friday
We accept and fle most insurances!
Call today to schedule your appointment!
479-434-6966
2501 Market Trace, Ft. Smith, AR 72908 (Across from Atwoods)
8-5pm Monday-Friday
1 DAY DENTURES
We accept and file
most insurances!
REPLACEMENT DENTURES
IMMEDIATE & PARTIAL DENTURES • EXTRACTIONS
DENTAL IMPLANTS • TEETH WHITENING
CROWN & BRIDGE • PLUS MUCH MORE
ALL AT A FRACTION OF THE COST!!
CHECOTAH DENTURES AND DENTAL
NOW OPEN IN FORT SMITH!
Per Tooth
STARTING AT
With Purchase of Dentures
EXTRACTIONS
FREE
EXAM & XRAY
Per Set
STARTING AT
With Warranty
REPLACEMENT
FULL DENTURES
$
39
$
395
MORE THAN JUST DENTURES
New patients only with this coupon.
$110 value
Call today to schedule your appointment!
479-434-6966
2501 Market Trace, Ft. Smith, AR 72908 (Across from Atwoods)
8-5pm Monday-Friday
1 DAY DENTURES
We accept and file
most insurances!
REPLACEMENT DENTURES
IMMEDIATE & PARTIAL DENTURES • EXTRACTIONS
DENTAL IMPLANTS • TEETH WHITENING
CROWN & BRIDGE • PLUS MUCH MORE
ALL AT A FRACTION OF THE COST!!
CHECOTAH DENTURES AND DENTAL
NOW OPEN IN FORT SMITH!
Per Tooth
STARTING AT
With Purchase of Dentures
EXTRACTIONS
FREE
EXAM & XRAY
Per Set
STARTING AT
With Warranty
REPLACEMENT
FULL DENTURES
$
39
$
395
MORE THAN JUST DENTURES
New patients only with this coupon.
$110 value
Call today to schedule your appointment!
479-434-6966
2501 Market Trace, Ft. Smith, AR 72908 (Across from Atwoods)
8-5pm Monday-Friday
1 DAY DENTURES
We accept and file
most insurances!
REPLACEMENT DENTURES
IMMEDIATE & PARTIAL DENTURES • EXTRACTIONS
DENTAL IMPLANTS • TEETH WHITENING
CROWN & BRIDGE • PLUS MUCH MORE
ALL AT A FRACTION OF THE COST!!
CHECOTAH DENTURES AND DENTAL
NOW OPEN IN FORT SMITH!
Per Tooth
STARTING AT
With Purchase of Dentures
EXTRACTIONS
FREE
EXAM & XRAY
Per Set
STARTING AT
With Warranty
REPLACEMENT
FULL DENTURES
$
39
$
395
MORE THAN JUST DENTURES
New patients only with this coupon.
$110 value
Thomas John Kennedy of Arkansas, DDS, PLLC and Associates • General Dentistry
Call today to schedule your appointment!
479-434-6966
2501 Market Trace, Ft. Smith, AR 72908 (Across from Atwoods)
8-5pm Monday-Friday
1 DAY DENTURES
We accept and file
most insurances!
REPLACEMENT DENTURES
IMMEDIATE & PARTIAL DENTURES • EXTRACTIONS
DENTAL IMPLANTS • TEETH WHITENING
CROWN & BRIDGE • PLUS MUCH MORE
ALL AT A FRACTION OF THE COST!!
CHECOTAH DENTURES AND DENTAL
NOW OPEN IN FORT SMITH!
Per Tooth
STARTING AT
With Purchase of Dentures
EXTRACTIONS
FREE
EXAM & XRAY
Per Set
STARTING AT
With Warranty
REPLACEMENT
FULL DENTURES
$
39
$
395
MORE THAN JUST DENTURES
New patients only with this coupon.
$110 value
Call today to schedule your appointment!
479-434-6966
2501 Market Trace, Ft. Smith, AR 72908 (Across from Atwoods)
8-5pm Monday-Friday
1 DAY DENTURES
We accept and file
most insurances!
REPLACEMENT DENTURES
IMMEDIATE & PARTIAL DENTURES • EXTRACTIONS
DENTAL IMPLANTS • TEETH WHITENING
CROWN & BRIDGE • PLUS MUCH MORE
ALL AT A FRACTION OF THE COST!!
CHECOTAH DENTURES AND DENTAL
NOW OPEN IN FORT SMITH!
Per Tooth
STARTING AT
With Purchase of Dentures
EXTRACTIONS
FREE
EXAM & XRAY
Per Set
STARTING AT
With Warranty
REPLACEMENT
FULL DENTURES
$
39
$
395
MORE THAN JUST DENTURES
New patients only with this coupon.
$110 value
Call today to schedule your appointment!
479-434-6966
2501 Market Trace, Ft. Smith, AR 72908 (Across from Atwoods)
8-5pm Monday-Friday
1 DAY DENTURES
We accept and file
most insurances!
REPLACEMENT DENTURES
IMMEDIATE & PARTIAL DENTURES • EXTRACTIONS
DENTAL IMPLANTS • TEETH WHITENING
CROWN & BRIDGE • PLUS MUCH MORE
ALL AT A FRACTION OF THE COST!!
CHECOTAH DENTURES AND DENTAL
NOW OPEN IN FORT SMITH!
Per Tooth
STARTING AT
With Purchase of Dentures
EXTRACTIONS
FREE
EXAM & XRAY
Per Set
STARTING AT
With Warranty
REPLACEMENT
FULL DENTURES
$
39
$
395
MORE THAN JUST DENTURES
New patients only with this coupon.
$110 value
Thomas John Kennedy of Arkansas, DDS, PLLC and Associates • General Dentistry
One Day Dentures
WE OFFER MORE THAn juST dEnTuRES
REplACEMEnT dEnTuRES
iMMEdiATE & pARTiAl dEnTuRES • ExTRACTiOnS
dEnTAl iMplAnTS • TEETH WHiTEning
CROWn & bRidgE • pluS MuCH MORE
all at a fraction of the cost!!
Thomas John Kennedy of AR, DDS, PLLC, General Dentistry
Dr. C. Brant Crisp, Dr. Heath Coleman, Dr. Jim Curlin
in Arkansas
Thomas John Kennedy of OK, DDS, PLLC, General Dentistry
Dr. Heath Coleman, Dr. Allen Summerlin, Dr. Mike Willbanks
in Oklahoma
Call today to schedule your appointment!
479-434-6966 918-473-3700
2501 Market Trace Toll Free 1-877-473-3700
Ft. Smith, AR Hwy 266 W. Checotah, OK
8 - 5 pm Monday - Friday
We accept and fle most insurances!
Call today to schedule your appointment!
479-434-6966
2501 Market Trace, Ft. Smith, AR 72908 (Across from Atwoods)
8-5pm Monday-Friday
1 DAY DENTURES
We accept and file
most insurances!
REPLACEMENT DENTURES
IMMEDIATE & PARTIAL DENTURES • EXTRACTIONS
DENTAL IMPLANTS • TEETH WHITENING
CROWN & BRIDGE • PLUS MUCH MORE
ALL AT A FRACTION OF THE COST!!
CHECOTAH DENTURES AND DENTAL
NOW OPEN IN FORT SMITH!
Per Tooth
STARTING AT
With Purchase of Dentures
EXTRACTIONS
FREE
EXAM & XRAY
Per Set
STARTING AT
With Warranty
REPLACEMENT
FULL DENTURES
$
39
$
395
MORE THAN JUST DENTURES
New patients only with this coupon.
$110 value
Call today to schedule your appointment!
479-434-6966
2501 Market Trace, Ft. Smith, AR 72908 (Across from Atwoods)
8-5pm Monday-Friday
1 DAY DENTURES
We accept and file
most insurances!
REPLACEMENT DENTURES
IMMEDIATE & PARTIAL DENTURES • EXTRACTIONS
DENTAL IMPLANTS • TEETH WHITENING
CROWN & BRIDGE • PLUS MUCH MORE
ALL AT A FRACTION OF THE COST!!
CHECOTAH DENTURES AND DENTAL
NOW OPEN IN FORT SMITH!
Per Tooth
STARTING AT
With Purchase of Dentures
EXTRACTIONS
FREE
EXAM & XRAY
Per Set
STARTING AT
With Warranty
REPLACEMENT
FULL DENTURES
$
39
$
395
MORE THAN JUST DENTURES
New patients only with this coupon.
$110 value
Call today to schedule your appointment!
479-434-6966
2501 Market Trace, Ft. Smith, AR 72908 (Across from Atwoods)
8-5pm Monday-Friday
1 DAY DENTURES
We accept and file
most insurances!
REPLACEMENT DENTURES
IMMEDIATE & PARTIAL DENTURES • EXTRACTIONS
DENTAL IMPLANTS • TEETH WHITENING
CROWN & BRIDGE • PLUS MUCH MORE
ALL AT A FRACTION OF THE COST!!
CHECOTAH DENTURES AND DENTAL
NOW OPEN IN FORT SMITH!
Per Tooth
STARTING AT
With Purchase of Dentures
EXTRACTIONS
FREE
EXAM & XRAY
Per Set
STARTING AT
With Warranty
REPLACEMENT
FULL DENTURES
$
39
$
395
MORE THAN JUST DENTURES
New patients only with this coupon.
$110 value
Thomas John Kennedy of Arkansas, DDS, PLLC and Associates • General Dentistry
Call today to schedule your appointment!
479-434-6966
2501 Market Trace, Ft. Smith, AR 72908 (Across from Atwoods)
8-5pm Monday-Friday
1 DAY DENTURES
We accept and file
most insurances!
REPLACEMENT DENTURES
IMMEDIATE & PARTIAL DENTURES • EXTRACTIONS
DENTAL IMPLANTS • TEETH WHITENING
CROWN & BRIDGE • PLUS MUCH MORE
ALL AT A FRACTION OF THE COST!!
CHECOTAH DENTURES AND DENTAL
NOW OPEN IN FORT SMITH!
Per Tooth
STARTING AT
With Purchase of Dentures
EXTRACTIONS
FREE
EXAM & XRAY
Per Set
STARTING AT
With Warranty
REPLACEMENT
FULL DENTURES
$
39
$
395
MORE THAN JUST DENTURES
New patients only with this coupon.
$110 value
Call today to schedule your appointment!
479-434-6966
2501 Market Trace, Ft. Smith, AR 72908 (Across from Atwoods)
8-5pm Monday-Friday
1 DAY DENTURES
We accept and file
most insurances!
REPLACEMENT DENTURES
IMMEDIATE & PARTIAL DENTURES • EXTRACTIONS
DENTAL IMPLANTS • TEETH WHITENING
CROWN & BRIDGE • PLUS MUCH MORE
ALL AT A FRACTION OF THE COST!!
CHECOTAH DENTURES AND DENTAL
NOW OPEN IN FORT SMITH!
Per Tooth
STARTING AT
With Purchase of Dentures
EXTRACTIONS
FREE
EXAM & XRAY
Per Set
STARTING AT
With Warranty
REPLACEMENT
FULL DENTURES
$
39
$
395
MORE THAN JUST DENTURES
New patients only with this coupon.
$110 value
Call today to schedule your appointment!
479-434-6966
2501 Market Trace, Ft. Smith, AR 72908 (Across from Atwoods)
8-5pm Monday-Friday
1 DAY DENTURES
We accept and file
most insurances!
REPLACEMENT DENTURES
IMMEDIATE & PARTIAL DENTURES • EXTRACTIONS
DENTAL IMPLANTS • TEETH WHITENING
CROWN & BRIDGE • PLUS MUCH MORE
ALL AT A FRACTION OF THE COST!!
CHECOTAH DENTURES AND DENTAL
NOW OPEN IN FORT SMITH!
Per Tooth
STARTING AT
With Purchase of Dentures
EXTRACTIONS
FREE
EXAM & XRAY
Per Set
STARTING AT
With Warranty
REPLACEMENT
FULL DENTURES
$
39
$
395
MORE THAN JUST DENTURES
New patients only with this coupon.
$110 value
Thomas John Kennedy of Arkansas, DDS, PLLC and Associates • General Dentistry
One Day Dentures
WE OFFER MORE THAn juST dEnTuRES
REplACEMEnT dEnTuRES
iMMEdiATE & pARTiAl dEnTuRES • ExTRACTiOnS
dEnTAl iMplAnTS • TEETH WHiTEning
CROWn & bRidgE • pluS MuCH MORE
all at a fraction of the cost!!
Thomas John Kennedy of AR, DDS, PLLC, General Dentistry
Dr. C. Brant Crisp, Dr. Heath Coleman, Dr. Jim Curlin
in Arkansas
Thomas John Kennedy of OK, DDS, PLLC, General Dentistry
Dr. Heath Coleman, Dr. Allen Summerlin, Dr. Mike Willbanks
in Oklahoma
Call today to schedule your appointment!
479-434-6966 918-473-3700
2501 Market Trace Toll Free 1-877-473-3700
Ft. Smith, AR Hwy 266 W. Checotah, OK
8 - 5 pm Monday - Friday
We accept and fle most insurances!
Call today to schedule your appointment!
479-434-6966
2501 Market Trace, Ft. Smith, AR 72908 (Across from Atwoods)
8-5pm Monday-Friday
1 DAY DENTURES
We accept and file
most insurances!
REPLACEMENT DENTURES
IMMEDIATE & PARTIAL DENTURES • EXTRACTIONS
DENTAL IMPLANTS • TEETH WHITENING
CROWN & BRIDGE • PLUS MUCH MORE
ALL AT A FRACTION OF THE COST!!
CHECOTAH DENTURES AND DENTAL
NOW OPEN IN FORT SMITH!
Per Tooth
STARTING AT
With Purchase of Dentures
EXTRACTIONS
FREE
EXAM & XRAY
Per Set
STARTING AT
With Warranty
REPLACEMENT
FULL DENTURES
$
39
$
395
MORE THAN JUST DENTURES
New patients only with this coupon.
$110 value
Call today to schedule your appointment!
479-434-6966
2501 Market Trace, Ft. Smith, AR 72908 (Across from Atwoods)
8-5pm Monday-Friday
1 DAY DENTURES
We accept and file
most insurances!
REPLACEMENT DENTURES
IMMEDIATE & PARTIAL DENTURES • EXTRACTIONS
DENTAL IMPLANTS • TEETH WHITENING
CROWN & BRIDGE • PLUS MUCH MORE
ALL AT A FRACTION OF THE COST!!
CHECOTAH DENTURES AND DENTAL
NOW OPEN IN FORT SMITH!
Per Tooth
STARTING AT
With Purchase of Dentures
EXTRACTIONS
FREE
EXAM & XRAY
Per Set
STARTING AT
With Warranty
REPLACEMENT
FULL DENTURES
$
39
$
395
MORE THAN JUST DENTURES
New patients only with this coupon.
$110 value
Call today to schedule your appointment!
479-434-6966
2501 Market Trace, Ft. Smith, AR 72908 (Across from Atwoods)
8-5pm Monday-Friday
1 DAY DENTURES
We accept and file
most insurances!
REPLACEMENT DENTURES
IMMEDIATE & PARTIAL DENTURES • EXTRACTIONS
DENTAL IMPLANTS • TEETH WHITENING
CROWN & BRIDGE • PLUS MUCH MORE
ALL AT A FRACTION OF THE COST!!
CHECOTAH DENTURES AND DENTAL
NOW OPEN IN FORT SMITH!
Per Tooth
STARTING AT
With Purchase of Dentures
EXTRACTIONS
FREE
EXAM & XRAY
Per Set
STARTING AT
With Warranty
REPLACEMENT
FULL DENTURES
$
39
$
395
MORE THAN JUST DENTURES
New patients only with this coupon.
$110 value
Thomas John Kennedy of Arkansas, DDS, PLLC and Associates • General Dentistry
Call today to schedule your appointment!
479-434-6966
2501 Market Trace, Ft. Smith, AR 72908 (Across from Atwoods)
8-5pm Monday-Friday
1 DAY DENTURES
We accept and file
most insurances!
REPLACEMENT DENTURES
IMMEDIATE & PARTIAL DENTURES • EXTRACTIONS
DENTAL IMPLANTS • TEETH WHITENING
CROWN & BRIDGE • PLUS MUCH MORE
ALL AT A FRACTION OF THE COST!!
CHECOTAH DENTURES AND DENTAL
NOW OPEN IN FORT SMITH!
Per Tooth
STARTING AT
With Purchase of Dentures
EXTRACTIONS
FREE
EXAM & XRAY
Per Set
STARTING AT
With Warranty
REPLACEMENT
FULL DENTURES
$
39
$
395
MORE THAN JUST DENTURES
New patients only with this coupon.
$110 value
Call today to schedule your appointment!
479-434-6966
2501 Market Trace, Ft. Smith, AR 72908 (Across from Atwoods)
8-5pm Monday-Friday
1 DAY DENTURES
We accept and file
most insurances!
REPLACEMENT DENTURES
IMMEDIATE & PARTIAL DENTURES • EXTRACTIONS
DENTAL IMPLANTS • TEETH WHITENING
CROWN & BRIDGE • PLUS MUCH MORE
ALL AT A FRACTION OF THE COST!!
CHECOTAH DENTURES AND DENTAL
NOW OPEN IN FORT SMITH!
Per Tooth
STARTING AT
With Purchase of Dentures
EXTRACTIONS
FREE
EXAM & XRAY
Per Set
STARTING AT
With Warranty
REPLACEMENT
FULL DENTURES
$
39
$
395
MORE THAN JUST DENTURES
New patients only with this coupon.
$110 value
Call today to schedule your appointment!
479-434-6966
2501 Market Trace, Ft. Smith, AR 72908 (Across from Atwoods)
8-5pm Monday-Friday
1 DAY DENTURES
We accept and file
most insurances!
REPLACEMENT DENTURES
IMMEDIATE & PARTIAL DENTURES • EXTRACTIONS
DENTAL IMPLANTS • TEETH WHITENING
CROWN & BRIDGE • PLUS MUCH MORE
ALL AT A FRACTION OF THE COST!!
CHECOTAH DENTURES AND DENTAL
NOW OPEN IN FORT SMITH!
Per Tooth
STARTING AT
With Purchase of Dentures
EXTRACTIONS
FREE
EXAM & XRAY
Per Set
STARTING AT
With Warranty
REPLACEMENT
FULL DENTURES
$
39
$
395
MORE THAN JUST DENTURES
New patients only with this coupon.
$110 value
Thomas John Kennedy of Arkansas, DDS, PLLC and Associates • General Dentistry
One Day Dentures
WE OFFER MORE THAn juST dEnTuRES
REplACEMEnT dEnTuRES
iMMEdiATE & pARTiAl dEnTuRES • ExTRACTiOnS
dEnTAl iMplAnTS • TEETH WHiTEning
CROWn & bRidgE • pluS MuCH MORE
all at a fraction of the cost!!
Thomas John Kennedy of AR, DDS, PLLC, General Dentistry
Dr. C. Brant Crisp, Dr. Heath Coleman, Dr. Jim Curlin
in Arkansas
Thomas John Kennedy of OK, DDS, PLLC, General Dentistry
Dr. Heath Coleman, Dr. Allen Summerlin, Dr. Mike Willbanks
in Oklahoma
Call today to schedule your appointment!
479-434-6966 918-473-3700
2501 Market Trace Toll Free 1-877-473-3700
Ft. Smith, AR Hwy 266 W. Checotah, OK
8 - 5 pm Monday - Friday
We accept and fle most insurances!
Call today to schedule your appointment!
479-434-6966
2501 Market Trace, Ft. Smith, AR 72908 (Across from Atwoods)
8-5pm Monday-Friday
1 DAY DENTURES
We accept and file
most insurances!
REPLACEMENT DENTURES
IMMEDIATE & PARTIAL DENTURES • EXTRACTIONS
DENTAL IMPLANTS • TEETH WHITENING
CROWN & BRIDGE • PLUS MUCH MORE
ALL AT A FRACTION OF THE COST!!
CHECOTAH DENTURES AND DENTAL
NOW OPEN IN FORT SMITH!
Per Tooth
STARTING AT
With Purchase of Dentures
EXTRACTIONS
FREE
EXAM & XRAY
Per Set
STARTING AT
With Warranty
REPLACEMENT
FULL DENTURES
$
39
$
395
MORE THAN JUST DENTURES
New patients only with this coupon.
$110 value
Call today to schedule your appointment!
479-434-6966
2501 Market Trace, Ft. Smith, AR 72908 (Across from Atwoods)
8-5pm Monday-Friday
1 DAY DENTURES
We accept and file
most insurances!
REPLACEMENT DENTURES
IMMEDIATE & PARTIAL DENTURES • EXTRACTIONS
DENTAL IMPLANTS • TEETH WHITENING
CROWN & BRIDGE • PLUS MUCH MORE
ALL AT A FRACTION OF THE COST!!
CHECOTAH DENTURES AND DENTAL
NOW OPEN IN FORT SMITH!
Per Tooth
STARTING AT
With Purchase of Dentures
EXTRACTIONS
FREE
EXAM & XRAY
Per Set
STARTING AT
With Warranty
REPLACEMENT
FULL DENTURES
$
39
$
395
MORE THAN JUST DENTURES
New patients only with this coupon.
$110 value
Call today to schedule your appointment!
479-434-6966
2501 Market Trace, Ft. Smith, AR 72908 (Across from Atwoods)
8-5pm Monday-Friday
1 DAY DENTURES
We accept and file
most insurances!
REPLACEMENT DENTURES
IMMEDIATE & PARTIAL DENTURES • EXTRACTIONS
DENTAL IMPLANTS • TEETH WHITENING
CROWN & BRIDGE • PLUS MUCH MORE
ALL AT A FRACTION OF THE COST!!
CHECOTAH DENTURES AND DENTAL
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Man of the Year: Jim Berngen
By Kim Ross
PDN Editor
“I am overwhelmed,” said Jim Berngen.
“It’s phenomenal to be rewarded for doing
what you are supposed to do, for helping
others. It is amazing. I really appreciate
it.”
Berngen, who is the driving force behind
the annual Thanksgiving and Christmas
Community dinners, was named the 2013
Citizen of the Year at the 95th Annual
Poteau Chamber of Commerce Banquet
Thursday evening.
Berngen, who was unaware he had been
chosen, said when the announcers began
listing the accomplishments of this years
winner, he was “floored” when he realized
they were talking about him.
In a speech given by Donna Hendrix,
presenter of the award, she described
Berngen as a “selfless individual who
would shy away from this recognition.”
She said he is very humble to work beyond
the spectrum of his career in helping the
community serving those that are in need.
A veteran and avid supporter for local
veteran groups, he also serves on many
boards including the LeFlore County Youth
Services where he also is a youth counselor.
Hendrix spoke of Berngen spending his
summers with the Summer Recreation
programs and helping at Christmas with
the Angel Tree program.
“He has a passion for serving children
and letting them know they can rise above
their circumstances,” said Hendrix. “Jim
continues to reach out to those that are less
fortunate and continues to serve our
veterans as they have all served us.”
Other activities Berngen annually
participates in is the laying of wreaths at
Jim Berngen acccpts congratulations.
Volunteers
recognized
Patrick Swayze [Poteau Chief of Police Stephen Fruen] and Chris Farley [Matt
Blake] bare it all in a Chippendale’s skit the celebrities once performed on Saturday
Night Live. The dazzling duo were named the winners of the entertainment event at
Thursday’s chamber banquet. PDN photo by Kim Ross
2014 POTEAU CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BANQUET
By Ken Milam
PDN News Editor
LeFlore County is
included in a winter
storm watch issued for
the weekend by the
national Weather Service
in Tulsa.
The county is at the
southeastern edge of the
watch area, which was to
be in effect from 6 p.m.
today through Sunday.
The day was expected
to begin mildly with
temperatures rising into
the upper 60s before a
cold air mass plunges
southward tonight,
putting eastern Oklahoma
and northwest Arkansas
in the deep freeze through
Monday, the NWS said.
Freezing rain and sleet
were forecast with the
St. Paddy’s 5k next weekend
Winter plans encore
Have you got your shamrocks ready? It’s
time for the second annual St. Paddy’s Day
5k hosted by the Patrick Lynch Public Library
Friends, Inc. All proceeds will benefit the li-
brary.
The Friends group supports the library by
providing financial assistance and volunteers
for programs and purchased all of the fur-
nishings for the new library. They are a non-
profit organization that survives on donations
from the community and various fundraisers
throughout the year.
This year’s race will start and finish at the
new library. The course is similar to last year’s
(See ICE, page 2A)
(See RUN, page 2A)
Balloon Fest’s
best honored
By Vicki James
PDN Correspondent
The Poteau Chamber of Commerce
Balloon Fest Committee named its first
Balloon Fest Volunteer of the Year at
Thursday night’s banquet.
According to information submitted by
the committee, volunteers taking a 2013
survey regarding improvement suggestions
for the following year were asked to vote
for Volunteer of the Year.
The information states that Manuel
“Mannie” Rivera was chosen by his peers
to receive the honor based on his week-
long, dedicated service in areas such as
fencing, staging and announcing during the
Moto Cross Stunt Show. Rivera also
reportedly assisted with cleaning after the
event concluded.
As the recipient of the Balloon Fest
Volunteer of the Year, Rivera was awarded
a plaque and a check for $100.
“One thing that stands out with Mannie
was during the rain after the event we were
all huddled in the arena area and we could
not find Mannie,” Director Karen Wages
said. “He was still out taking down fence
(See RIVERA, page 2A)
By Trayce Kerbow
PDN Reporter
When it comes to volunteering it’s not
everyone’s cup of tea but you can’t say that
about the two people who received the
2013 Man and Woman Volunteers of the
Year.
It takes several different qualities to
make up a great volunteer, ones that come
to mind would be flexibility, energy,
creativity, integrity and most of all
sacrifice
Russell Smith recipient of this year’s
Male Volunteer of the Year and Regina
Croft recipient of the Female Volunteer of
the Year at the Poteau Chamber of
Commerce Banquet Thursday night at the
Donald W. Reynold’s Center displayed all
of those qualities this past year.
Russell’s Allstate Termite and Pest
Solutions company have always contributed
to the Chamber as a corporate sponsor
supporting all the events each year. Smith
began serving as director in 2011 serving a
term of one year. In 2012 he was elected to
(See VOLUNTEERS, page 2A)
(See BERNGEN, page 2A)
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Arkansas and east central
Oklahoma.
Ice accumulations could
make roads hazardous and
possibly cause power
outages, the NWS said.
The weather service
forecast a chance of
thunderstorms ahead of the
cold front along with
possible high winds.
Dangerous wind chill
factors are possible Sunday
and Monday.
A warming trend is
expected to begin Tuesday.
with a few minor changes.
Again, this year all fn-
ishers will receive a custom
medal. A limited number of
technical shirts are avail-
able on a frst-come, frst-
served basis. The top three
male and female fnishers
in each age division will re-
ceive awards and the over-
all female and overall male
each receives an award.
New this year is the Best
Costume Award. Be sure
to wear your green hair and
tutus.
Early packet pickup will
be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday
and Friday at the library.
Packet pickup and race
day registration begins at
8 a.m. Saturday, costume
judging is at 8:50 a.m., 5k
begins at 9 a.m., and the Lit-
tle Leprechaun Dash at 9:15
a.m. The Little Leprechaun
Dash is free to children 9
and under to registered 5k
participants.
They will run their own
race and receive a fnisher’s
medal.
You can register online at
www.stpaddysday5k2014.
eventbrite.com or stop by
the library and fll out a reg-
istration form. Pre-registra-
tion fees are $25 and race
day registration is $30.
By Ken Milam
PDN News Editor
The state Senate is
expected to confirm Belva
Brooks Barber and Jahni
Tapley as members of the
the Carl Albert State College
Board of Regents on
Monday.
Gov. Mary Fallin
appointed Barber to fill the
open position of her father-
in-law, Bill J. Barber, who
recently died after serving
as a CASC Regent since
1994.
Tapley was appointed by
Fallin in December to fill a
vacancy created when Jenna
McBee was appointed
special district judge in
LeFlore County.
Belva Barber became a
CASC Development
Foundation Trustee in 1992,
was elected to serve as
secretary in 2004 and vice-
chair in 2006. She has
served as chairperson since
2007 and also chairs the
Foundation Executive
Committee.
Since the creation of the
Gold Dust Gala in 1998,
she has served as co-chair
and is the driving force
behind its success. Her
family has supported the
Scholars Program every
year for 20 years along with
other Foundation programs
as well.
In 2005 she was inducted
into the Carl Albert State
College Hall of Fame for
her commitment to
education and CASC.
“Our thanks go to Sen.
Mark Allen and the governor
for helping make this
possible,” college President
Garry M. Ivey said.
“The College has been
the beneficiary of Belva’s
dedication for years through
her leadership with our
Foundation. Now to bring
her passion for education,
plus her vast knowledge
and understanding of the
needs of the college to our
regent board is
outstanding.”
Tapley is a 2000 Carl
Albert State College
graduate where she attended
on a softball scholarship, a
2003 graduate of Oklahoma
State University and a 2006
graduate of Oklahoma City
University School of Law.
New regents to be
confirmed Monday
Jahni Tapley Belva Barber
ICE
Poteau Mayor Jeff Shockley took to the stage Thursday night at the Poteau Chamber
of Commerce banquet after a surprise visit from Marilyn Monroe [Chris Ward in
disguise]. For all to see, Monroe sang and danced for Shockley as the 700 others in
attendance were mesmerized. More photos on Page 9A. PDN photo by Kim Ross
the National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Ark.
He was one of the driving forces for the
visit in Poteau of the Moving Vietnam Wall
Memorial and the placement of the Prison
of War Memorial in the Oakland Cemetery
in Poteau.
“Berngen has a big heart as evidenced
by his desire to help people in need,” said
Poteau Mayor Jeff Shockley. “His
compassion for the people he touches with
his job and the energy he gives the
community Thanksgiving and Christmas
dinners are examples of the kind of man he
is. The City of Poteau is fortunate to have
him as a citizen. Thank you Jim for all you
do.”
Berngen, who is forever behind the
camera taking snap shots of memories, was
not planning on tending this years banquet.
His friend Cindy Smith, had other plans.
“It took every effort to keep him in the
dark and to surprise him,” said Smith. “I
managed to get ahold of his family and
closest friends to be present for his award
and that got him there.”
Without any forewarning, Berngen got
to spend one of the most surprising and
special nights of his life with those friends
and family.
serve another term and served until
December of 2013. During his time on the
board he worked many long hours
volunteering for every event the chamber
had scheduled. In 2011 he spent countless
hours in the balloon field serving as balloon
volunteer coordinator as well as parking
cars, picking up trash, loading and
unloading supplies.
“We could always depend on Russell to
be the first to arrive and the last to leave.
His efforts will not go unrecognized.” said
Karen Wages, CEO Poteau Chamber. “We
are very happy to present the 2014 Volunteer
of the Year Award to such a dedicated
person.”
Regina Croft, who received the Female
Volunteer of the Year Award, began
volunteer work at the chamber in 2011.
Regina is a nursing student at Carl Albert
State College, works evenings at McDonald
and raises her family in Poteau.
The first year the Chamber took on the
Balloon Fest she worked long hours in and
out of the office, taking home projects to
put the finishing touches of them.
This past year she took on the
responsibility of parking coordinator and
the “go to” person, placing the many
volunteers in positions to park more than
10,000 vehicles, which is a task within
itself.
Her leadership abilities were recognized
by the Oklahoma Incident Management
team as she received great compliments
such as “the best year we have had with
parking.”
In addition, Regina helped prepare and
set up the decorations for this year’s
banquet.
“Regina is a very dedicated person. You
can rely on her to stay with a project to the
very end,” said Wages. “She is very
deserving of this award.”
during the rain.”
“He is always the first to
arrive and the last to
leave.”
According the the
information, the Poteau
Balloon Fest has grown
over the years to reach
recorded attendees
exceeding 20,000, and the
festival now requires more
than 250 volunteers.
Volunteers assist with such
things as preparation, set-
up, parking, events and
cleaning.
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VOLUNTEERS
Native Affairs
bill praised
TAHLEQUAH (AP) —
Cherokee Nation Principal
Chief Bill John Baker is
applauding efforts to create
a cabinet level position in
the Oklahoma governor’s
office that would be
dedicated to Native
American affairs.
State Democratic Rep.
Chuck Hoskin of Vinita has
authored a bill that would
create an executive branch
cabinet secretary of Native
American Affairs. The
secretary would be
designated the Oklahoma
Native American liaison.
Hoskin is also the Cherokee
Nation chief of staff.
Baker says that with 39
tribes in Oklahoma,
communication and
cooperation between the
tribes and the governor’s
office are essential.
The bill is House Bill
1305.
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Today's Weather
Local 5-Day Forecast
Sat
3/1
67/51
Partly
cloudy. High
67F. Winds
SE at 5 to 10
mph.
Sunrise:
6:48 AM
Sunset:
6:14 PM
Sun
3/2
58/22
Light rain.
Highs in the
upper 50s
and lows in
the low 20s.
Sunrise:
6:46 AM
Sunset:
6:15 PM
Mon
3/3
37/24
Partly
cloudy.
Highs in the
upper 30s
and lows in
the mid 20s.
Sunrise:
6:45 AM
Sunset:
6:16 PM
Tue
3/4
48/27
Partly
cloudy.
Highs in the
upper 40s
and lows in
the upper
20s.
Sunrise:
6:44 AM
Sunset:
6:17 PM
Wed
3/5
58/31
Cloudy.
Highs in the
upper 50s
and lows in
the low 30s.
Sunrise:
6:43 AM
Sunset:
6:18 PM
Oklahoma City
56/27
Tulsa
54/26
Lawton
62/25
Enid
42/17
Poteau
67/51
Oklahoma At A Glance
Area Cities
City Hi Lo Cond. City Hi Lo Cond.
Antlers 73 53 pt sunny Oklahoma City 56 27 pt sunny
Ardmore 70 43 pt sunny Okmulgee 55 28 pt sunny
Bartlesville 42 20 cloudy Pauls Valley 67 31 pt sunny
Broken Bow 71 57 pt sunny Perry 44 20 pt sunny
Claremore 54 25 pt sunny Sallisaw 62 32 pt sunny
Cordell 56 23 pt sunny Sapulpa 55 26 pt sunny
Duncan 69 35 pt sunny Shawnee 60 29 pt sunny
El Reno 51 22 pt sunny Snyder 66 28 pt sunny
Elk City 52 21 pt sunny Stillwater 45 21 pt sunny
Enid 42 17 pt sunny Tahlequah 59 30 pt sunny
Guymon 51 13 rain Tulsa 54 26 pt sunny
Lawton 62 25 pt sunny Watonga 49 18 pt sunny
McAlester 67 34 pt sunny Weatherford 51 22 pt sunny
Miami 45 22 pt sunny Wewoka 60 31 pt sunny
Muskogee 60 30 pt sunny Woodward 44 13 cloudy
National Cities
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Atlanta 62 41 pt sunny Minneapolis 0 -13 cloudy
Boston 35 29 pt sunny New York 38 31 pt sunny
Chicago 26 11 sn shower Phoenix 60 49 rain
Dallas 80 63 mst sunny San Francisco 63 51 rain
Denver 42 16 mixed Seattle 37 32 mixed
Houston 78 65 pt sunny St. Louis 35 20 cloudy
Los Angeles 58 51 rain Washington, DC 47 33 pt sunny
Miami 81 65 sunny
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Feb 22
New
Mar 1
First
Mar 8
Full
Mar 16
UV Index
Sat
3/1
5
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Sun
3/2
2
Low
Mon
3/3
5
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Tue
3/4
5
Moderate
Wed
3/5
4
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TODAY IS NATIONAL PIG DAY
• T O D A Y — “ T h e
Princess and the Pea,” 2
p.m. and 7 p.m., Donald
W. Reynolds Community
Center.
— Kiwanis Club annual
pancake breakfast, 6-11
a.m., Bob Lee Kidd Civic
Center.
— Non-denominational
Women’s Retreat, 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m., First United
Methodist Church
Family Living Center,
109 S. Harper.
— Non-denominational
community breakfast, 8
a.m., United Methodist
C h u r c h ,
Bokoshe. Everyone wel-
come.
— Girl Scout Troop 4384
cookie sale, 10 a.m. to
noon, Black Angus
Motel.
— LeFlore County
Livestock Show, fair-
grounds, Poteau.
— Take Off Pounds
Sensibly meeting, 10
a.m., Poteau Senior
Center on McKenna.
• MARCH 2 — “The
Princess and the Pea,” 2
p.m., Donald W.
Reynolds Community
Center.
• MARCH 3 — Town of
Leflore biannual meet-
ing, 7 p.m., Leflore
Community Building.
— Auditions for Good
Times Theater’s League
production of “Fools,” 6
p.m., Carl Albert State
College Fine Arts
Building.
• MARCH 4 — Leflore
school special bond elec-
tion, polls open 7 a.m. to
7 p.m.
— Ash Wednesday service,
6 p.m., First United
Methodist Church.
Eveyone welcome.
— Auditions for Good
Times Theater’s League
production of “Fools,” 6
p.m., Carl Albert State
College Fine Arts
Building.
• MARCH 7 — LeFlore
County premium sale,
fairgrounds, Poteau.
— Stage adaptation of
Frank Paretti’s “Tilly,” 7
p.m., Carl Albert State
College auditorium
• MARCH 8 — St.
Paddy’s Day 5K, 9 a.m.,
Start and finish at Patrick
Lynch Public Library.
— Stage adaptation of
Frank Paretti’s “Tilly,” 7
p.m., Carl Albert State
College auditorium
— Texas Hold ‘em poker
tournament to benefit
Disabled American
Veterans of LeFlore
County, 6 p.m., La
Huerta Restaurant,
Poteau.
— Take Off Pounds
Sensibly meeting, 10
a.m., Poteau Senior
Center on McKenna.
• MARCH 9 — Stage
adaptation of Frank
Paretti’s “Tilly,” 7 p.m.,
Carl Albert State College
auditorium
• MARCH 11 — Disabled
American Veterans and
Auxiliary potluck, 6
p.m., meeting, 7 p.m.,
DAV building Oklahoma
Highway 59 north.
• MARCH 13 — 2:30 p.m.
Green Country Ruff
Riters meeting to elect
officers and discuss
members’ writing proj-
ects, 2:30 p.m., Patrick
Lynch Public Library.
‘Princess and the Pea’ Begins Run
Prince Valiant considers his options as princesses try to impress him in Good Times
Community Theatre League’s production “The Princess and the Pea,” which
opened Friday for the first of four performances. Cast A performs again at 2 p.m.
today. Cast B performs at 7 p.m. tonight and again at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets can be
reserved by calling (918) 647-3079 or emailing goodtimestheatre@live.com. Advance
tickets are $8 for all ages. Tickets at the door are $10 for adults and $8 for students/
seniors. Pictured from left are Katie Scowden as Purity, Bailey Pickle as Barbiette,
Haley Huff as Stella, Angel Schmidt as Minerva, Dalton Luman as Prince Valiant,
Bethany Warren as Allergica, Casie Morgan as Beaulah and Sydney Hampton as
Diana.
Robert “Tony Bird” Massey
Robert “Tony Bird” Massey, 66, of Pocola died Monday,
Feb.y 24, 2014, in Pocola.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 3, at
Evans Memorial Chapel, Pocola. Burial will be in Laird
Cemetery, Pocola. The family will receive guests at Evans
and Miller Funeral home in Pocola from 3-5 p.m.
Sunday.
Betty Jean Odom
Betty Jean Odom, 89, of Spiro died Friday, Feb. 28,
2014. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March
5, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Buiral will be
in Spiro City Cemetery. Family visitation will from 6-8
p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
During the month of
February, my office focused
a lot on studying the cause
and effects of federal
regulation. This study of
regulation came in many
forms including visiting one
on one with 2nd District
business owners, and working
on a piece of legislation that
will curb unnecessary
regulation and create
accountability in the writing
of fines.
Ask your neighbor who is
a local business owner to see
what effect the federal
government has on their
company. Federal agencies
are no longer a help to
businesses in determining
best practices, but have now
become a burden for
companies using fines to
raise revenues. At a time
when we need to be creating
jobs, agencies are coming in
and destroying jobs. I have
said many times before that it
is not the federal government’s
role to create jobs — its role
should be to facilitate an
atmosphere that fosters
growth and limits government
involvement.
I come from a family of
entrepreneurs. We love our
country because of the
opportunity it provides. But
as a business owner myself, a
few years ago I found myself
running for Congress because
the federal government was
becoming my biggest
competitor. I have dealt with
countless government
regulations on my own, and
experienced first-hand the
damage of overreaching
bureaucracies and
regulations.
Many federal agencies
that assess and impose fines
have most likely never set
foot onto Oklahoma soil. For
example, the EPA is able to
impose burdensome
regulations which in turn put
diligent individuals and
families out of business.
Small farms become
corporate farms and the
entrepreneurial spirit suffers.
I want America to remain
the land of opportunity for
my children and for the
generations to follow. But if
we continue to let the federal
government overregulate,
I’m afraid that won’t happen.
The federal government must
stop putting people out of
business through regulation,
and help get our country back
to work.
We’ve seen countless
times that rhetoric gets us
nowhere, so I plan to do my
part in drafting legislation
and casting votes that help
achieve business-friendly
goals. If we can limit the size
of government and control
spending, a pro-job, pro-
growth atmosphere will
result.
Markwayne Mullin of
Westville represents
Oklahoma’s 2nd District in
the United States House of
Representatives. Call his
Washington, D.C., office at
(202) 225-2701 or e-mail
him at markwayne.mullin@
mail.house.gov. His website
is mullin.house.gov.
The House had the good fortune of having visits last
week from District 15’s Senior Citizen Nutrition Centers
represented by the Eastern Oklahoma Development
District and Kiamichi Economic Development District.
There were several senior citizen constituents at the
Capitol to remind the legislature that the quality of life of
our senior citizens is a true reflection of the state’s sense
of real moral direction. I especially enjoyed visiting with
Carolyn Glazier and Laudi Gray who represented the
Eufaula Senior Citizen Nutrition Center. We had the spe-
cial privilege of having students from across the state and
District 15 representing their local FCCLA chapters. Mrs.
Burris and her FCCLA students from Keota had a booth
on the 4th floor rotunda focused on health and childhood
nutrition. It was a great pleasure to spend time visiting
with them and learning more about their program.
At this month’s Teacher/Leader Effectiveness, we met
to address the final phase of the state mandated evaluation
system for all teachers, building administrators, and certi-
fied educators and staff of the state’s public schools. This
portion constitutes 35 percent of their evaluation and is
based on student academic performance based on multiple
years of test data from standardized tests. The problem
that exists in this area is that there are only 20 percent of
our teachers in state mandated testing courses or grades.
This leaves 80 percent without a state wide criteria for this
student academic growth area. The Commission has pre-
viously identified the 20 percent of teachers under the
category of “Value Added” basing the evaluation score on
the growth pattern of their students. However, 80 percent
of our teachers that are outside of this formula required a
totally different approach. What we arrived at was that
this portion of the evaluation of these educators would be
based on more locally arrived-at criteria. Specifically,
each teacher with administrative guidance would formu-
late what is often referred to in general terms as pre and
post testing of each student based on an agreed-upon set
of subject, grade, or course objectives. While this is a
work in progress, it is clear that districts will be going into
a pilot program to create the format of this portion of the
evaluation of their teachers and certified staff.
The problem that will need to be addressed in the for-
mation of the segment of the TLE Evaluation is that those
20 percent teaching in state-mandated testing areas could
experience a greater level of rigor than their fellow teach-
ers outside of this area. This should be a concern for the
Ccgroup is being held to a higher level of comparative
performance demand than others. If a teacher experiences
a negative evaluation based on this lack of equity, I am
sure that there will be litigation resulting. It is my hope
that this will be resolved before it is implemented.
An education bill that passed out of the House on a 56
to 38 vote is HB 2582 and is headed for the Senate. This
bill is authored by Rep. Thomsen, R-Ada, and calls for the
state’s charter schools which have been operating under
major deregulation laws to comply with similar rules as
our local public schools. In addition to complying with
the newly formed TLE evaluation criteria, charter schools
must include a process for the dismissal or non-re-
employment of teachers as established by the Teacher
Due Process Act. This law if made into statute will hope-
fully level the field for teachers in both of these areas of
education.
Another bill that I am tracking that has moved out of
Common Education Committee is HB 2625 by Rep.
Henke, R-Tulsa. I co-authored this bill which helps
resolve the crisis created by the State Department of
Education’s implementing of the third grade Reading
Sufficiency Act. This legislation will allow local districts
to form a team of parent, teacher, principal, and reading
specialist to address the options to be considered if a third
grade student scores unsatisfactory on his/her state man-
dated reading test. According to the language of the Act
this student would be retained to either repeat the third
grade or receive intensive remediation. This new legisla-
tion would allow this team to make these decisions or
another which is to promote the student to the fourth
grade in light of information the team considered as miti-
gating.
Ed Cannaday represents District 15, which includes part
of LeFlore County, in the Oklahoma House. Write him at P.O.
Box 98, Porum, OK 74455, e-mail him at ed.cannaday@ok-
house.gov, call him at (800) 522-8502 or (405) 557-7375 or
go to his website at www.edcannaday.com.
The cause and effects of federal regulation
Opinions
PAGE 4A . . . SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2014 POTEAU DAILY NEWS
Treasure Hunting
Carole Gill
The newest things are not always the most valuable
treasures. Just ask the couple who found the “newly
minted” gold pieces in rusty cans in their own back
yard, said to be the most valuable treasure trove recov-
ered on U.S. territory in history. That rule for the
numismatist and even casual coin collector is also true
for the bibliophile and even a young person looking for
one historical non-fiction book.
The trend in many historical biographies and books
on historical events published today is to have lots of
pictures, record the author’s particular gathering of
some “major” events, some high interest factoids or
theories, perhaps even with an attached CD, DVD or
website. If the goal is only to pass a test on that collec-
tion of data, some of these newly published items will
do.
Please understand that Patrick Lynch Public Library
is glad to offer multi-media items. But for a true learn-
er, an item in any media format is only as good as the
information it contains, whether the latest data pulled
from a cloud or printed books decades or centuries old.
When the author or editor helps the reader connect that
information to the bigger picture, or to choices, events
and consequences, to an “ah-ha!” moment, that greatly
increases that item’s value.
Jean Fritz is such a treasure for the US, and for that
matter, the world. Still alive today at 97, she celebrated
the publication of her 45th book, “Alexander Hamilton:
The Outsider” when she was 95. Her first book, “The
Cabin Faces West” was historical fiction published in
1958. She has a gift for bringing history to life for chil-
dren and developing the unique human qualities of her
subjects, including humor children will enjoy. Yet
when writing about real people of the past, Fritz never
makes up dialogue, but draws from real diaries, writ-
ings and recorded words of her subjects.
She has received a sizable bouquet of major awards
for her genre, including the Boston Globe-Horn Book
Awards and the prized Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal for
“substantial and lasting contribution to literature for
children” in 1986. “Shh! We’re Writing the Constitution”
which was illustrated by Tomie DePaola was published
in celebration of the Constitutional Bicentennial and is
one of her many books classified as “core-collection.”
Even her book titles invite you to read them: “George
Washington’s Breakfast;” “Why Don’t You Get A
Horse, Sam Adams?;” “Where Do You Think You’re
Going, Christopher Columbus?;” “China’s Long
March: 6,000 Miles of Danger;” “You Wan Women to
Vote, Lizzie Stanton?” and “Bully for You, Teddy
Roosevelt.”
Jean’s autobiography, “Homesick, My Own Story,”
helps readers understand her “world view” before such
a term had been coined. Born in Hankow, China, to
missionary parents, immersed in Chinese culture but
attending a British school with international friends
until emigrating to America when she was 12 years old
and in the eighth grade, she was already journaling as
she experienced many turning points in history.
Do we have some young historical treasure hunters
out there? Try books by Jean Fritz.
All of those connected with Patrick Lynch Public
Library were again humbled and appreciative of the
recognition for civic improvement given Thursday
night by the Poteau Chamber of Commerce at their
annual banquet. Come see for yourself how blessed we
are by the planning and generosity of this community.
Carole Gill is the children’s and young adult librar-
ian at Patrick Lynch Public Library in Poteau. E-mail
her at carolegill@oklibrary.net.
Value in age
Guest Column
Ed Cannaday
A week of visiting the House
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Guest Column
Markwayne Mullin
KETCHUM — Not even
a second is what separated
the homestanding Ketchum
Warriors from making it to
tonight's Class 2A Regional
Tournament title game
against the Howe Lions.
Instead, a Ketchum play-
er missed a free throw with
one-tenth of a second left,
and the Pocola Indians got
the rebound and escaped
with a 65-64 victory in
Thursday night's regional
championship semifinal.
The Indians will get their
third game this season
against the Lions at 8
tonight at Tahlequah High
School in the regional
finals. The winner will be a
win from making the Class
2A State Tournament, while
the loser will also make
next week's area tourna-
ment at the Muskogee Civic
Center but has to win three
games in three days to make
state.
The news wasn't as good
for the Panama Lady
Razorbacks, who lost a
heartbreaking 49-46 contest
to the host Lady Warriors in
the regional championship
semifinals.
In the Pocola boys' win,
Caelum Grober scored 11
of the 29 fourth-quarter
points for the Indians (18-
6), who rallied from a 42-36
deficit after three quarters
to get the come-from-
behind victory.
Preston Hobbs led Pocola
with 25 points, followed by
Grober and Omar Qamoun
with 15 points each,
De'Aundre Wilkins with six
points, Tanner Francis with
five points and Corey
Edwards with three points.
In the Panama girls' loss,
the Lady ’Backs (15-10)
led 22-16 at halftime, but
the Lady Warriors outscored
them 33-24 in the second
half to get the comeback
victory.
In defeat, Summer
Stockton scored 13 points
and Hannah Goines 12
points to lead Panama, fol-
lowed by Stephanie
Barcheers with eight points,
Kendra Swindle with five
points, Brianna Coffey with
four points and Brittnie
Brassfield and Carly Goines
with two points apiece.
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HOLY ROLL-ER — Poteau's Montana Roll lets a shot
go as she is fouled by a Hilldale player during first-half
action in the Class 4A Regional Tournament champi-
onship semifinals Thursday night at Sherman Floyd
Fieldhouse.
PDN photo by David Seeley
Poteau teams
sweep Hilldale in
regional openers
Lady Pirates play Fort Gibson tonight
for championship, automatically headed
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"SPEEDY" — Poteau's Austin "Speedy" Skelton, cen-
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Thursday afternoon's Class 4A Regional Tournament
consolation quarterfinal game at Sherman Floyd
Fieldhouse.
PDN photo by David Seeley
By Jim Marsh
Sports Correspondent
The true final games at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse for
the 2013-14 season ended with the desired results. The
Poteau High School basketball teams swept Hilldale in
their Class 4A Regional Tournament openers on
Thursday.
The Lady Pirates made it to tonight's regional finals
with a 61-56 win over the Lady Hornets, while the Pirates
stayed alive with a 46-36 victory over the Hornets.
The Lady Pirates will meet the top-ranked Fort Gibson
Lady Tigers at 6:30 tonight in Fort Gibson for the regional
title and being just a win away from the state tournament,
but both teams will advance to next week's Class 4A Area
Tournament at the Wilburton High School Gym.
The Pirates played Sallisaw in the consolation semifi-
nals Friday afternoon in Fort Gibson, with the winner
meeting the Muldrow-Roland winner at 3 this afternoon in
the consolation finals and a trip to next week's Class 4A
Area Tournament in Wilburton.
Girls
Poteau 61, Hilldale 56
Kaitlan Standridge scored 27 points in the game and the
Lady Pirates (14-9) needed every one of those points.
In the opening quarter the game evolved into a one-on-
one battle between No. 23s. Kaitlan Standridge was
smooth in the quarter as she stroked 11 points. Hilldale's
Katie Kirkhart stroked nine points for the Lady Hornets.
Poteau led 18-14 at the end of the first.
Even though Kaitlan Standridge failed to score in round
two, the other two seniors came through. Montana Roll
scored eight points and Chelsey Campbell popped in four
points.
Cassidy Mills scored five points for Hilldale. The Lady
Pirates were on the high side of the 33-27 score at the
halftime break.
Hilldale scored the first four points in the third quarter,
but at that point Kaitlan Standridge put the advantage
(See POTEAU, Page 6A)
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Pocola boys hold off Ketchum, but Panama girls
lose in Class 2A Regional Tournament semifinals
DURANT — In the 2010-11 sea-
son, the Arkoma Lady Mustangs won
the 2011 LeFlore County Junior High
Tournament. Now, those players are
juniors, and have a shot a making state
tonight.
The Lady Mustangs defeated the
Allen Lady Mustangs 65-53 in the
Class A Area Tournament consolation
semifinals Friday afternoon
Southeastern Oklahoma State
University's Bloomer Sulllivan
Fieldhouse.
The Lady Mustangs will meet the
loser of Friday night's area champion-
ship game between Kiowa, which beat
Arkoma last Saturday night in Class A
Regional Tournament finals, and
Caddo at 6:30 tonight for the consola-
tion championship and a trip to next
week's Class A State Tournament.
The Lady Mustangs reached
Friday's consolation semifinals with a
51-46 victory over the Roff Lady
Tigers.
However, the season ended for the
Mustangs in a 62-55 loss to the Roff
Tigers in Thursday night's consolation
quarterfinals.
In the girls' win over Allen in a
battle of Lady Mustangs, Arkoma
doubled Allen 20-10 in the opening
period, but Allen cut the deficit to
46-38 after three periods. However,
the local Lady Mustangs outscored the
Pontotoc County ones 19-15 in the
final quarter to preserve their shot at
making state tonight.
No more information was reported
on the game by press time.
In the girls' victory over Roff, the
Lady Mustangs, who were 14-of-15
from the free throw line, fell behind
8-2 after a period, but outscored the
Lady Tigers 49-38 over the final three
quarters to get the come-from-behind
victory.
Kelsi Johnson led Arkoma with 22
points, followed by Shaylea
Whisenhunt with eight points, Abby
Gragg, Julia Anderson and Rosa Orpo
with seven points apiece.
In the boys loss to Roff, the Tigers
jumped out to a 15-9 lead after a
period, but the Mustangs (19-7) cut
the deficit to 27-23 at halftime but
they got no closer.
In defeat, Tanner Sweeten scored
21 points to lead Arkoma, followed by
Demetric Johnson with 14 points,
Jerry Anderson with 12 points, Josh
Marion with six points and Seth Key
with two points.
Howe teams make regional finals,
advancing to 2A Area Tournament
Panama girls beat Wister in consolation semifinals; season ends for ’Cats
TAHLEQUAH — The Howe High School basketball
teams guaranteed themselves a spot in next week's Class
2A Area Tournament at the Muskogee Civic Center.
In the regional tournament championship semifinals
Thursday night, the Lady Lions rallied to down the
Colcord Lady Hornets 55-54, while the Lions clawed the
Hornets 73-50.
The Lady Lions will meet Ketchum at 6:30 tonight for
the regional title, with the winner putting itself a win away
from the Class 2A State Tournament. However, both teams
will go, with the loser needing to win three times next
week at the area tournament in Muskogee to make state.
The same thing holds true for the Lions, who will play
the Pocola Indians for the third time this season in tonight's
Class 2A Regional Tournament title game at 8 p.m. The
winner will need just one more win to make state, while
the loser will need three wins next week to make state.
The Panama Lady Razorbacks eliminated the Wister
Lady Wildcats 49-26 in the consolation semifinals Friday
afternoon to make it to this afternoon's consolation cham-
pionship game against tonight's winner between Sallisaw-
Central and Colcord. The winner of this afternoon's 1:30
p.m. consolation title contest will advance to next week's
Class 2A Area Tournament in Muskogee.
The Wister teams split their consolation quarterfinals
Thursday afternoon. The Lady Wildcats got past the
Chouteau-Mazie Lady Wildcats 44-39, but the season
ended for the ’Cats as they fell 67-42 to Chouteau-Mazie.
In the Howe girls' win, Jentry Brown's free throw with
2.2 seconds left broke a 54-all tie to help rally the Lady
Lions (24-3), who trailed 40-33 going into the final peri-
od.
Brown and Jentry Brown each scored a game-high 14
points to lead Howe, followed by Kerstein Hall with five
points, Kealy Brandin with four points, Tori Johnson,
Morgan Hillebrand and Taya Kellogg with three points
each and Savannah Smallwood, Alice Stephens and Jaiden
Griffith with two points apiece.
In the Howe boys' victory, the Lions (24-3) jumped out
to a 19-11 lead after a period and never lost their advan-
tage.
Three Lions reached double figures for Howe, led by
Stephen Helmandollar with 18 points, Gaven Brown with
16 points and Nick Smallwood with 13 points. Brent Hill
had nine points, followed by Josiah Mitchell with eight
points, Chase Blake with seven points and Chesly Hall
with two points.
In Friday afternoon's girls consolation semifinals, the
Lady ’Backs (16-10) jumped out to a 10-4 lead en route to
a 16-10 halftime advantage.
Panama put the game away with a 22-4 run in the third
quarter to take a 38-14 lead into the final period.
Summer Stockton led Panama with a game-high 11
points, followed by Kendra Swindle with nine points,
Stephanie Barcheers with eight points, Hannah Goines
and Madison Tackett with five points each, Shelby
Maxwell with four points, Calista Buckley with three
points and Brittnie Brassfield and Carly Goines with two
points apiece.
In defeat, Caiti White, Clara Brown and Ayme Warren
(See HOOPS, Page 7A)
Feb. 22
5k Race
Overall
1. Zach Duncan, 23:31.3; 2. Dark Newman, 24:39.9; 3.
Faith Ketcher, 24:44.8; 4. Chewy Ortega, 25:36.3; 5. Arturo
Ortega, 26:19.7; 6. Mason Mitchell, 27:08.8; 7. Jodie Hill,
27:52.3; 8. Lily Friedl, 27:52.4; 9. Iris Martinez, 28:12.4;
10. Fatima Baez, 28:14.9.
Overall Male
1. Zach Duncan, 23:31.3; 2. Dark Newman, 24:39.9; 3.
Chewy Ortega, 25:36.3; 4. Arturo Ortega, 26:19.7; 5.
Mason Mitchell, 27:08.8; 6. Justin Stallings, 28:15.7; 7.
Matt Wright, 28:26.6; 8. Jacob Law, 28:47.1; 9. James
Horner, 29:04.4; 10. Sam McFarland, 29:37.4.
Overall Female
1. Faith Ketcher, 24:44.8; 2. Jodie Hill, 27:52.37; 3. Lily
Friedl, 27:52.4; 4. Iris Martinez, 28:12.4; 5. Fatima Baez,
28:14.9; 6. Ginney Wright, 28:22.2; 7. Ruby Cope, 29:08.2;
8. Debra Adams, 29:39.6; 9. Jill Ward, 31:00.1; 10. Julie
Stover, 31:06.1.
10k Race
Overall
1. Jared Wakeham, 43:52.4; 2. Lee Baugus, 46:33.6; 3.
Jose Farray, 47:40.5; 4. Danny Baker, 47:46.4; 5. James
Cinocca, 51:55.5; 6. Kenneth Corn, 51:57.4; 7. Barbara
Johnson, 52:47.3; 8. Kristen Correll, 53:22.5; 9. Stihl
Snyder, 53:42.5; 10. Creassia Strickland, 54:27.07.
Overall Male
1. Jared Wakeham, 43:52.4; 2. Lee Baugus, 46:33.6; 3.
Jose Farray, 47:40.5; 4. Danny Baker, 47:46.4; 5. James
Cinocca, 51:55.5; 6. Kenneth Corn, 51:57.4; 7. Stihl
Snyder, 53:42.5; 8. Doug Hall, 57:35.9; 9. Michael Smith,
1:01:37.9; 10. Aaron Scroggins, 01:02:50.3.
Overall Female
1. Barbara Johnson, 52:47.3; 2. Kristen Correll, 53:22.5;
3. Creassia Strickland, 54:27.07; 4. Sheridan Hoyer, 54:59.1;
5. April West, 55:03.7; 6. Robin Oliver, 56:32.5; 7. Becky
Wolf, 57:08.5; 8. Talia Smith, 57:31.78; 9. Natia Anderson,
57:34.5; 10. Gwen Muse, 58:34.1.
Walkers
1. Jim Cinocca, 2. Cecil Ollar, 3. Torie Ollar.
squarely back in the Lady
Pirates' court. She scored a
dozen points, plus she
forced Hilldale to call two
timeouts and set up a box
and chaser. The score at the
end of three was Poteau
ahead 49-36.
Hilldale scored the first
five points to open the final
quarter. At that point
Hilldale went into the hack-
ing mode, and Poteau shot
an anemic 4-of-10 from the
free-throw line. However,
Allison Stone kept Poteau
on top as she popped for
four points. Even though
Hilldale shaved points off
of the Lady Pirates' advan-
tage, they simply did not
have enough gas in their
tanks or time on the clock.
After Standridge's 27
points, Roll scored 10
points, followed by Kandace
Standridge with nine points,
Stone with eight points,
Campbell with four points
and Sunnie McConnell with
three points.
Boys
Poteau 46, Hilldale 36
Trailing 11-7 after a peri-
od, the Pirates (10-13) out-
scored the Hornets 17-6 in
the second quarter to take a
24-17 lead at intermission.
The Hornets showed
they still had some venom
in their stingers as they out-
scored the Pirates 12-8 in
the third period to cut the
deficit to 32-29 going into
the final period.
However, thanks to an
8-2 run to begin the fourth
quarter, the Pirates were
able to double the Hornets
14-7 in the final period to
stay alive for another day.
Three players hit for
double figures for Poteau,
led by Kendrick Hardaway
with a game-high 14 points,
followed by John Scott
Sanders with 11 points and
Davey Bullard, back from a
foot injury, with 10 points.
Jarrett Lowrimore had four
points, followed by Austin
“Speedy” Skelton with
three points and Ben Klutts
and Kanaan Hardaway with
two points apiece.
Editor's note: Sports
Editor David Seeley con-
tributed to this story.
Sports
PAGE 6A . . . SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2014 POTEAU DAILY NEWS
SOPHOMORE NIGHT SPLIT — Left, Carl Albert State College player Da'Quayla Terry, left, drives to the
basket during her Sophomore Night contest against Connors State College on Thursday at Mick Thompson
Fieldhouse. Right, Carl Albert's Nikola Delic, right, looks to get past Connors State's Devonte Robinson during
Thursday night's game. The CASC teams split, with the Lady Vikings winning and the Vikings losing.
PDN photos by David Seeley
CASC basketball teams split with Connors State
Lady Vikings, Vikings play this afternoon at Seminole State,
then Region II Tournament begins next week
By Mark Couch
CASC Correspondent
Behind balanced scoring and great
defensive pressure that led to 32 turn-
overs by the Connors State College
Cowgirls, the Carl Albert State College
Lady Vikings came away with a dom-
inating 84-49 win on Sophomore
Night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse
on Thursday.
Behind 18 points from Willie
Atwood and 66.7-percent shooting
from the field, the Cowboys came
away with a very impressive 90-53
win over the Vikings in the second
game of Thursday night's doublehead-
er.
Women
Carl Albert 84, Connors State 49
Kilah Cummings' basket gave the
Lady Vikings (14-13 overall, 8-9 in
Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic
Conference play) a 16-7 lead with 13
minutes left in the first half.
Two technical foul free throws by
Alyssa Banks capped a 9-2 run by the
Lady Vikings, which extended their
lead to 25-9 with 10:13 remaining in
the first half.
Da'Quayla Terry's free throw built
the Lady Vikings' lead to 19 points at
34-15 with 5:39 left in the first half.
A basket by Banks gave the Lady
Vikings a 41-22 advantage with 2:42
remaining in the first half. The Lady
Vikings led 45-26 at halftime.
Myeisha Williams' basket extended
the Lady Vikings' lead to 56-32 with
15:04 left in the second half.
Kasuela Cooper's old fashioned
three-point play built the Lady Vikings'
advantage to 62-34 with 13:34 remain-
ing in the second half.
Two Shelby Brown free throws
gave the Lady Vikings a 75-41 lead
with 3:14 left in the game.
“It is always important to win on
Sophomore Night for the kids and
me,” CASC women's coach Jeff
Tadtman said. “Anytime you have
gone through two years of hard work
and commitment, it makes you proud
of them. They are excellent people,
and it is terrific to celebrate with
them.”
Banks led the way with 12 points
for Carl Albert, followed by Brown
with a career-high of 11 points and
Cummings had 10 points. Terry and
Breonna Johnson had nine points each,
followed by Williams and Chasity
Asberry each with eight points,
Bernice Satterwhite with six points,
Cooper with five points, Courtney
Flemming with four points and Bria
Caldwell with two points.
Men
Connors State 90, Carl Albert 53
Katrell Henry's basket cut the
Connors State lead to 10-8 with 15
minutes remaining in the first half.
The Cowboys responded with a
11-2 run to take a 21-10 lead with
12:10 left before halftime.
Ramon Dames' 3-point basket cut
the Vikings' deficit to 28-20 with 7:31
remaining in the first half.
Connors State built its lead to 13
points at 35-22 with 5:09 left in the
first half.
Two Mairega Clark free throws cut
the Connors State lead to 41-26 with
1:38 remaining in the first half.
Connors led 43-28 at halftime.
Nikola Delic's basket cut the
Vikings' deficit to 53-41 with 14:13
left in the second half.
The Cowboys built their lead to
71-43 on a basket with 9:30 remaining
to play.
Clark led Carl Albert with 22 points,
followed by Henry and Delic with 10
points each, Dames with eight points
and Taylor Rains with three points.
The CASC teams will make up
their road game against Seminole
State College this afternoon, with the
women's game at 2 p.m., followed by
the men's contest at 4 p.m.
Then, the playoffs will begin next
week. It's not certain at press time if
the Lady Vikings will have to play a
Region II Tournament play-in game
Monday night, but if they do it will be
at 7 p.m. at Mick Thompson
Fieldhouse.
The Vikings will play a Region II
Tournament play-in game on Monday,
but the opponent, site and time have
not been determined as of press time.
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Spiro teams
sweep Kansas in
regionals, play
for titles tonight
SPIRO — The Spiro
High School basketball
teams not only earned their
way to tonight's title games
in the Class 3A Regional
Tournament at Henryetta,
but also assured themselves
another week of basketball.
The Lady Bulldogs and
’Dogs swept the Kansas
teams in the regional cham-
pionship semifinals
Thursday night at the Spiro
Multipurpose Gym.
The Spiro girls held off
Kansas 49-45, while a
fourth-quarter rally propeled
the Spiro boys past Kansas
61-54.
Both Spiro teams will
play in tonight's regional
title games in Henryetta.
The Lady Bulldogs will play
the winner of Thursday
night's Beggs-Lincoln
Christian game at 6:30 p.m.,
with the winner being one
win away from state.
However, both teams will
advance to next week's
Class 3A Area Tournament
in Skiatook.
The ’Dogs will face
Lincoln Christian at 8
tonight for the regional title,
with the victor needing one
more win next Friday night
in the area tournament title
game in Skiatook to make
state. The loser will also
advance to the area tourna-
ment, needing three wins at
the Class 3A Area
Tournament to make state.
In the girls' game, the
Lady Comets (17-7) took a
39-38 lead into the final
period, but the Lady
Bulldogs (19-5) outscored
them 11-6 in the final eight
minutes to get the come-
from-behind victory.
The Lady Bulldogs had
three players reach double
figures. Carleigha Thompson
led Spiro with a game-high
17 points, followed by
Sarika Willis with 13 points
and Philicea Mack with 11
points. Bailey Cox and
Kanisha Hutchinson had
four points apiece.
In the boys' contest, the
Comets led by three points
with less than six minutes
left to play in the game, but
the ’Dogs (22-2) went on a
17-5 run to help propel them
to the comeback victory.
Knifeis Carter led Spiro
with 20 points, followed by
McKinley Whitfield with 18
points, Timothy Perry with
13 points, Trevon Mitchem
with six points and Ty'Quan
Seymour with four points.
ORU men beat Lamar
TULSA (AP) — Shawn Glover scored 25 points, Korey
Billbury added 20, and Oral Roberts beat Lamar 75-67
Thursday night.
Brandon Conley scored 16 and the Golden Eagles (15-
13, 9-6 Southland Conference) out-rebounded Lamar 37-32,
including 13-8 offensive boards.
Lamar led 12-3 to start the game, then led 18-8 on a trey
by Anthony Holliday, but ORU ripped runs of 10-2 and 8-2,
and Glover's dunk and trey put the Golden Eagles up 34-30
at halftime.
ORU opened the second half with a 9-2 run and led by
14, but the Cardinals (3-24, 2-13) cut the lead to eight on an
8-2 run capped by a lay-up by Holliday. Free throws by
Glover ended a 10-2 run and the Golden Eagles led 64-49
at 7:07, then kept the Cardinals at arm's length.
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POTEAU DAILY NEWS SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2014 . . . PAGE 7A
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48 AL 28 GA.
Gun
of The
Year
Pictured: Dr. Dennis Carter
Diamond
Notes
By PDN Sports Editor
David Seeley
The boys, girls of
the diamond are
back as seasons
begin today, Monday
Not only does March mean “March Madness” for bas-
ketball, it also means high school baseball and slow-pitch
softball begins. In fact, it begins today as Cameron's base-
ball team visits Muldrow.
The complete schedule through March 10 is at end of
this column.
About This Column
This column will appear every Tuesday, until the play-
offs, when it will move to Wednesdays. It will have the ups
and downs, ins and outs and what's happening on the dia-
mond in LeFlore County.
It will also have Hitters and Pitchers of the Week in
both sports. Coaches may nominate for either or both by
calling or texting me at (580) 341-8419 or e-mailing me at
sports@poteaudailynews.com. I won't start the honors
until the March 10 edition.
Schedule
Baseball
Today
Cameron at Muldrow, 1 p.m.
Monday
Fort Gibson at Poteau, 5 p.m.
Hartshorne at Cameron, 4 p.m.
Arkoma at Panama, 4 p.m.
Pocola at Oktaha, 4 p.m.
Tuesday
Pocola at Talihina, 4 p.m.
Wister at Spiro, 4 p.m.
Providence Academy at Arkoma, 4 p.m.
Eagletown at Howe, 4:30 p.m.
Leflore at Panola, 5 p.m.
Panama at Keota, 4 p.m.
Thursday
Heavener at Whitesboro, 4 p.m.
Talihina at Wister, 4 p.m.
McCurtain at Arkoma, 4 p.m.
Gans at Panama, 4 p.m.
Stigler at Pocola, 4 p.m.
Cameron and Tushka at Wilburton, 4 p.m. (Cameron vs.
Wilburton, 4 p.m.; Cameron vs. Tushka, 6 p.m.)
Friday
Howe at Whitesboro, 5 p.m.
Watts at Arkoma, 4 p.m.
Stigler at Cameron, 4 p.m.
Pocola and Keota at Quinton, 5 p.m. (Pocola vs.
Quinton, 5 p.m.; Pocola vs. Keota, 6:30 p.m.)
March 8
Wister and Checotah at Poteau, noon (Checotah vs.
Poteau, noon; Wister vs. Checotah, 2 p.m.; Wister vs.
Poteau, 4 p.m.)
March 10
Poteau at Greenwood, Ark., 4 p.m.
Howe and Kinta at Panama, 4 p.m. (Kinta vs. Panama,
4 p.m.; Howe vs. Kinta, 5:30 p.m.; Howe vs. Panama, 7
p.m.
Wister at Leflore, 4 p.m.
Chouteau-Mazie at Arkoma, 4 p.m.
Panola at Heavener, 4:30 p.m.
Wilburton at Talihina, 4 p.m.
Cameron at Vian, 4 p.m.
Pocola at Gans, 4 p.m.
Spiro at Stigler, 4:30 p.m.
Softball
Monday
Bokoshe and Porum at Wister, 4:30 p.m. (Bokoshe vs.
Wister, 4:30 p.m.; Bokoshe vs. Porum, 5:45 p.m.; Porum
vs. Wister, 7 p.m.)
Warner at Panama, 4:30 p.m.
Heavener and Broken Bow at Smithville, 4 p.m.
(Heavener vs. Smithville, 4 p.m.; Heavener vs. Broken
Bow, 5 p.m.)
Spiro at Keota, 4 p.m.
Tuesday
Wister at Poteau, 4 p.m.
Buffalo Valley at Cameron, 4 p.m.
Heavener at Roland, 4 p.m.
Thursday
Poteau at Roland, 4 p.m.
Cameron at Wister, 4 p.m.
Heavener at Pocola, 5:15 p.m.
Friday
Poteau at Heavener, 4 p.m.
Pocola at Cameron, 5 p.m.
Buffalo Valley at Wister, 4 p.m.
March 10
Howe at Heavener, 4 p.m.
Spiro at Pocola, 4 p.m.
Wister at Whitesboro, 4 p.m.
Keota at Panama, 4 p.m.
Editor's note: Not all the baseball and softball sched-
ules have been received by the Poteau Daily News. Also,
basketball playoffs may affect any or all of these games.
CASC softball team sweeps Fort Scott
Lady Vikings' game at Arkansas Baptist today canceled
The Carl Albert State College soft-
ball team snapped its four-game losing
streak, all losses coming to Crowder,
Mo., by sweeping the visiting Fort
Scott (Kan.) College squad Thursday
afternoon at the CASC Softball Field.
The Lady Vikings homered their
way past Fort Scott in the opener, win-
ning 4-1. Then, the Lady Vikings run
ruled the visitors 9-1 in five innings in
the nightcap.
In the first game, the Lady Vikings
(7-5) fell behind 1-0 in the opening
inning, but Kylar Foshee's fourth
homer of the season, a solo shot, tied
the game at 1 after four innings.
Poteau's Alayna Holdsworth hit a
three-run homer, her first round-tripper
of the season, in the fifth inning to put
Carl Albert ahead 4-1.
Holdsworth was 1-for-4 with a
homer, three runs batted in and a run
scored, while Foshee was 1-for-2 with
a homer, a run scored and an RBI.
Foshee (3-1) got the complete-game
win, striking out six batters and scat-
tering five hits.
In the second game, Fort Scott
again jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the
first inning, but a six-run second
inning, a two-run third inning and a
single run in the fourth inning put Carl
Albert ahead 9-1. After relief pitcher
Bryanna Warren of Wister retired the
side in the fifth inning, the game was
called due to the run rule.
Cheyenne Conklin's solo homer,
her third of the season, highlighted
Carl Albert's two-run third inning. She
was 2-for-3 with a homer and three
RBIs.
LaKeyna Forsyth (3-2) got the win,
pitching the first three innings with
four strikeouts. Warren had a strikeout
in her two innings of work to close the
game.
Spiro's Kaylee Cox was 2-for-3 for
Carl Albert, which had its road double-
header against Arkansas Baptist today
in Little Rock canceled due to threat-
ening weather
Heavener girls fall to Sequoyah-Tahlequah
in Class 3A Regional Tournament opener
Wolves see lead slip away late, fall in OT to Keys (Park Hill) to see season end
HEAVENER — The Heavener Lady Wolves suffered
their first playoff loss of the season, falling 72-46 to the
Sequoyah-Tahlequah Lady Indians in the Class 3A
Regional Tournament championship semifinals Thursday
night at the Heavener Gym.
The Lady Wolves played Wilburton on Friday night in
the consolation semifinals at the Wilburton High School
Gym, with gthe winner playing the Keys (Park Hill)-
Holdenville winner at 1:30 this afternoon in the consola-
tion championship for the right to advance to next week's
Class 3A Area Tournament at Checotah.
However, the season ended for the Wolves, who lost
53-49 in overtime to the Keys (Park Hill) Cougars in over-
time in the regional consolation quarterfinals.
In the girls' game, the Lady Indians jumped out to a
19-5 lead after a period and never looked back.
In defeat, Lakotah Vickers scored 14 points and Jodie
Hill added 12 to pace the Lady Wolves (13-13). Kacee
Manley scored seven points, followed by Jacee Manley
with four points, Reagan Alexander with three points,
Katon Chitwood with two points and Lily Friedl and Erika
Lemay with a free throw apiece.
In the boys' game, the Wolves (7-18) had a seven-point
lead with about two minutes left in regulation, but the
Cougars rallied to tie the game at 45 to force overtime.
In the extra period, the Cougars doubled the Wolves 8-4
to complete the comeback, and end Heavener's season.
In defeat, Noah Davis scored a game-high 19 points to
lead the Wolves, followed by Dillion May with eight
points, Colby McGee with seven points, Colt Dunigan and
Rogelio Serrano with six points each and Miguel Alcantar
with three points.
each scored six points to lead the
Lady ’Cats (9-20), followed by Stevee
McMillin with four points and Kyla
Brown and Hunter Gibson with two
points apiece.
In the Wister girls' win over
Chouteau-Mazie, Stevee McMillin's
free throw with a minute to go broke
a 39-all tie to put Wister ahead 40-39.
Two more McMillin free throws with
34 seconds left put Wister up 42-39,
then Kyla Brown's charity tosses with
3.2 seconds left sealed the deal.
Kyla Brown scored 16 points and
McMillin had 14 points to lead the
Lady Wildcats, followed by Clara
Brown with eight points, Ayme Warren
with three points, Breanna Johnson
with two points and Kenzie Martin
with a free throw.
In the Wister boys' loss, Chouteau-
Mazie jumped out to a 19-9 lead after
a period and never were headed.
In defeat, Caleb Moore led the
Wildcats (8-19) with eight points, fol-
lowed by Mason Warren with six
points, Sergio Nova and Adrian
Gonzales with five points each, Ethan
Billings with four points, Koby
Midgley, Jesse Hammons, Scotty
Gibson and Stephen Wemmerus each
with three points and Kolton Lynn
with two points.
Editor's note: Nothing was report-
ed on Talihina's regional tournament
games by press time.
HOOPS
Arkansas beats No. 17 Kentucky in OT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP)
— Arkansas didn't need a
spectacular dunk to beat
No. 17 Kentucky in over-
time this time around.
Perfect free throw shoot-
ing worked just fine for the
Razorbacks, a fundamental
they executed much better
than the Wildcats, with
Coty Clarke and Kikko
Hayder providing the final
touches in the extra ses-
sion.
Clarke scored four of his
seven points in OT from the
foul line and Arkansas upset
the Wildcats 71-67 on
Thursday night to complete
a season sweep.
Six weeks after Michael
Qualls beat the Wildcats
with a last-second dunk in
OT, Clarke lifted the
Razorbacks this time with a
3-pointer and foul shooting,
making two free throws
with 36.7 seconds left for a
69-64 lead.
Foul shots were the dif-
ference in the game, with
Arkansas making all six
attempts in overtime and
going 16-for-16 overall.
Kentucky was 12-of-22
from the line and just 6-of-
14 in the second half.
James Young's 3-pointer
brought Kentucky (21-7,
11-4 Southeastern
Conference) within two,
but Haydar made two more
from the line with 17 sec-
onds left for the final mar-
gin.
Aaron Harrison and
Andrew Harrison each
missed a 3 at the end for the
Wildcats.
The surging Razorbacks
(19-9, 8-7) have won four
straight and six of seven.
They evened their OT
record at 2-2.
Clarke was one of four
Razorbacks in double fig-
ures. Qualls scored 14 to
lead the way, with Rashad
Madden adding 12 and
Anthlon Bell 10. Arkansas
was outrebounded 47-38
and outscored 42-20 in the
paint while committing 20
turnovers and shooting just
41 percent.
None of that stopped the
Razorbacks from beating
Kentucky for the third
straight time and earning
their first win at Rupp Arena
since their 1993-94 NCAA
championship season.
In order to gain the most from
new experiences, it's impera-
tive to release yourself from past
disappointments or negative cir-
cumstances. Positivity, dedica-
tion and intensity are necessary
to perform at your optimum lev-
el. With the right attitude, noth-
ing can hold you back.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) --
Your diligence will help you be
an effective advocate for your
favorite cause. Proceed methodi-
cally, and set realistic goals. Of-
fer others the opportunity to as-
sist you, and you will succeed.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) --
Discretion must be used when
dealing with others. Insisting
that your colleagues agree with
your opinions will cause friction.
It's advisable to let some of your
thoughts remain unspoken.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) --
Luck is with you. If you follow
your hunches, you will encounter
a pleasant surprise. Don't allow
negative remarks to discourage
you. A romantic adventure is in
your future.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
-- Make your intentions clear.
Pursue your challenges vigor-
ously to achieve amazing results.
Don't let distractions interfere.
Aim high and proceed with con-
fdence and courage.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
-- You have the power to adjust
circumstances that you fnd dis-
agreeable. Follow the advice of
a trusted friend regarding your
professional life. Refrain from
involving yourself in emotional
scenes.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Don't
allow petty jealousies and un-
founded fears to get in the way
of your romantic life. Express
your feelings truthfully and em-
phasize your intentions. A com-
mitment can be made.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) --
Spend time with someone spe-
cial. Lighthearted fun will be
the perfect thing to perk you up.
Your carefree attitude will be
contagious and will attract posi-
tive attention.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) --
Something or someone is mak-
ing your life miserable. It's not
the responsibility of others to
satisfy your needs. Don't be re-
luctant to distance yourself from
an unpleasant or disagreeable
situation.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22)
-- Creativity will be required in
order to fulfll all of your obliga-
tions. Family matters and outside
interests are both competing for
your time. Ingenuity and adapt-
ability will solve your problem.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec.
21) -- Someone may try to make
you appear untrustworthy. Don't
make promises that you can't
keep, and think carefully before
committing to any organization
or activity. Your integrity could
suffer as a result.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
-- Open your mind to new pos-
sibilities. Opportunities for love
and romance are on the horizon.
In addition, you may be given the
chance to share in a proftable f-
nancial enterprise.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) --
Circumstances in your personal
life have you feeling confused
and unsatisfed. Take a close look
to discover what is troubling you.
You can then take steps to correct
the issue.
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by Jack and Carole Bender HERMAN
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by Jim Unger
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Saturday, March 1, 2014
PAGE 8A . . . SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2014 POTEAU DAILY NEWS
★ ENTERTAINMENT ★
Today is the 60th day of 2014 and
the 71st day of winter.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1781, the
Continental Congress offcially ad-
opted the Articles of Confederation.
In 1803, Ohio was admitted as the
17th U.S. state.
In 1867, Nebraska was admitted as
the 37th U.S. state.
In 1961, President John F. Kennedy
issued an executive order establishing
the Peace Corps.
In 2003, Pakistani counterterrorism
forces captured al-Qaida operative
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, a princi-
pal planner of the 9/11 terror attacks.
In 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court
ruled that capital punishment for
crimes committed before the age of
18 was unconstitutional.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Glenn
Miller (1904-1944), bandleader; Da-
vid Niven (1910-1983), actor; Harry
Caray (1914-1998), sportscaster;
Ralph Ellison (1914-1994), author;
Yitzhak Rabin (1922-1995), Israeli
prime minister; Harry Belafonte
(1927- ), singer-songwriter/actor;
Roger Daltrey (1944- ), singer-song-
writer; Ron Howard (1954- ), actor/
director; Zack Snyder (1966- ), flm-
maker; George Eads (1967- ), actor;
Javier Bardem (1969- ), actor; Justin
Bieber (1994- ), singer.
TODAY'S FACT: The Internation-
al Criminal Court held its inaugural
session in The Hague on this day in
2003.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1969, New
York Yankees slugger Mickey Man-
tle announced his retirement.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Life is to be
lived, not controlled; and humanity is
won by continuing to play in face of
certain defeat." -- Ralph Ellison, "In-
visible Man"
TODAY'S NUMBER: 4,448,006
-- English-language pages on Wiki-
pedia.org, as of mid-February 2014.
Wikipedia estimates that without
images, its pages would fll 1,969
volumes of the "Encyclopaedia Bri-
tannica."
TODAY'S MOON: New moon
(March 1).
Q: Actor Pierce Brosnan's frst
wife died in the 1990s. What was
the cause of her death? -- K.L.,
Jerseyville, Ill.
A: Australian-born actress
Cassandra Harris and Pierce Bro-
snan were married in 1980. She
died of ovarian cancer on Dec. 28,
1991, at age 43.
Q: Reading newspaper ac-
counts of the abduction of Charles
Lindbergh's baby, an H. Norman
Schwarzkopf was head of the
New Jersey State Police investi-
gating the case. I know this is not
the same Schwarzkopf of Desert
Storm. Is there a connection? --
I.L.D., Washington, Ind.
A: They are father and son.
The senior Schwarzkopf was an
army offcer in World War I and
World War II. At age 26, he was
appointed the frst head of the
New Jersey State Police, which
handled the 1932 case of the
Lindbergh baby kidnapping.
Q: I have no idea where I head
the following: "The pair of gloves
was returned and he remained
traumatized for several days."
Can you explain this to me? --
H.G., Galveston, Texas
A: At one time, it was the cus-
tom of several northern countries
of Europe for the suitor to present
a pair of gloves to his intended
bride. If the gloves were returned,
it meant the proposal of marriage
was rejected. The custom is said
to have its origin in the Middle
Ages.
Q: When did the frst British
monarch visit the United States?
-- H.C., Freeport, TX
A: Although the frst perma-
nent English settlement in this
country was in 1607 in Jame-
stown, Va., it took more than
330 years for a British monarch
to come and visit. In June 1939,
King George VI, father of cur-
rent Queen Elizabeth II, made a
goodwill trip to Canada and the
United States. George visited the
World's Fair in New York City
and spent time with President
Franklin Roosevelt. It sounds
like a fun trip, but Europe was
getting ready for war and Eng-
land wanted to make certain the
United States would remain an
ally.
ASK MR. KNOW-IT-ALL
By Gary
Clothier
King George VI
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is seeking parents
who are expecting or recently had a Native American
baby.
The Choctaw Outreach Services Better Beginnings
Department is participating in a study to learn what
services best meet the needs of Native American
families with young children.
As an incentive to participate, parents who take part
will receive up to $100 in fuel, according to Barbara
Moffitt, Chahta Vlla Apela director.
Parents will receive a $20 fuel voucher for enrolling,
$40 in vouchers for completing two short surveys when
their baby is 2 months old that asks how the child is
doing and what they have learned as parents and another
$40 for completing two more surveys when the child
reaches 1 year.
Private information will be kept confidential.The
surveys will be used only to compare the differences in
answers between groups of parents who participate in
the study versus parents who do different activities,
Moffitt said.
If you or someone you know may qualify to participate
in the study, contact Director Brandi Smallwood or
Choctaw Nation Better Beginnings Senior Director
Angela Dancer at (580) 326-8304 or (877) 285-6893.
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) —
The Oklahoma House
overwhelmingly approved
legislation Thursday to require
abortion providers to have clinical
privileges at a hospital within 30
miles of their practice in spite of
opponents’ concerns that similar
anti-abortion laws in other states
have been blocked following
costly court challenges.
The House voted 73-9 for the
measure, sending it to the Senate.
It is one of several anti-abortion
measures filed in the 2014
Oklahoma Legislature, including
one approved by the House
earlier this month that requires
abortion providers to notify
women whose fetuses have fatal
conditions that hospice services
are available as an alternative to
an abortion.
The author of the hospital
privileges bill, Rep. Mike Ritze,
R-Broken Arrow, said it is
designed to protect unborn
children as well as women who
may develop medical
complications during an abortion.
“This bill adds another
protection,” said Ritze, an
osteopathic physician. Ritze said
women can develop serious
infections following an abortion
procedure.
“I’ve seen some terrible
botched abortions,” he said. “You
can’t realize how dangerous it
is.”
But opponents said the
language in the legislation is
identical to bills that face
constitutional challenges in other
states. In a statement issued prior
to the vote, Planned Parenthood,
which provides reproductive
health care services, said similar
state laws have been blocked
from taking effect by state and
federal courts in Alabama, North
Dakota, Wisconsin, and
Mississippi.
Opponents of a bill passed in
North Dakota in 2013 claim it
would effectively make abortions
illegal in the state. They claim it
would be impossible for doctors
who perform abortions to meet
the number of hospital visits
required to gain admitting
privileges at a hospital because
the procedure is safe and women
rarely need further care requiring
hospitalization.
Rep. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma
City, said passage of the bill will
likely force the state to spend
money to defend it in court. Since
2006, Floyd said, the House and
Senate have passed at least 18
bills that have been ruled
unconstitutional.
“How much money is the state
going to spend?” Floyd said. She
said the state spent $150,000 in
legal fees on a challenge in state
district court on just one bill that
was struck down. She said the
district court decision is on appeal,
meaning more money will be
spent on legal fees.
“This is a legal matter,” Floyd
said. “We have to be fiscally
responsible.”
“Enough is enough,” said Rep.
Anastasia Pittman, D-Oklahoma
City. “There are some very serious
concerns about this measure. Are
we going to waste taxpayers’
dollars?”
Several anti-abortion measures
adopted by the Republican-
controlled Legislature in recent
years have been struck down as
unconstitutional by state courts.
They include legislation that
would have required women
seeking abortions to be shown an
ultrasound image while hearing a
description of the fetus and
another granting “personhood”
status to a fertilized human egg.
Just last month, an Oklahoma
County judge ruled the state’s law
making it harder for women to
obtain the morning-after pill is
unconstitutional and prohibited
its enforcement.
The law required women 17
and older to have a prescription
and show identification in order
to obtain the Plan B One-Step pill
and generic emergency
contraceptives.
OKLAHOMA CITY
(AP) — Three more people
in Oklahoma have died
from the flu, the State
Department of Health
reported Thursday, adding
to the record number of
influenza-related deaths in
the state.
The department said 51
people have now died as a
result of the viral disease
during the current flu season
that started in late
September. The previous
record of 46 flu-related
deaths in 2009, the year that
Oklahoma health officials
began tracking the statistic,
was first broken last week.
The federal Centers for
Disease Control and
Prevention reported that the
flu outbreak in Oklahoma is
considered regional,
meaning influenza has been
confirmed in at least two
— but fewer than half — of
the regions in the state.
Tulsa County is leading
the death count for the
current season with nine,
followed by Comanche
County with six and
Oklahoma County with
four. Pittsburg and Wagoner
counties have each had
three flu-related deaths.
Carter, Cleveland, Creek,
Le Flore, Logan, Muskogee
and Washington counties
have each had two.
The largest number of
deaths — 19 — were in the
50-64 age group, while 18
deaths were reported among
those 65 and older.
Twelve deaths were
reported in the 18-49 age
group, while four were
among children age 4 and
younger.
The health department
reports a combined total of
1,202 hospitalizations and
deaths due to the flu during
the current season. Those
include the three deaths and
17 people hospitalized
during the past week.
The flu season generally
runs from late September to
late April or early May,
health officials said.
Symptoms include
having a fever, chills, a
cough, a sore throat, a runny
or stuffy nose, muscle or
body aches, headaches and
fatigue. Some people may
experience vomiting and
diarrhea.
Choctaws surveying new parents
House OK abortion bill; foes say challenge likely
More flu deaths
reported in state
Death row inmate refuses to leave cell
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A death row inmate set
for execution next month refused to leave his prison cell to
attend his clemency hearing before the Oklahoma Pardon
and Parole Board.
Clayton Lockett was slated to appear via video hookup
before the board on Friday to ask for clemency.
But offcials say Lockett refused to leave his cell, so his
lawyer asked the board to commute Lockett’s death sen-
tence. Lockett is scheduled to be put to death March 20
for the 1999 death of 19-year-old Stephanie Nieman near
Tonkawa.
Troopers cleared in altercation
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Three Oklahoma High-
way Patrol troopers have been cleared of wrongdoing after
the arrest of a hearing-impaired man involved in a hit-and-
run accident.
Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater cleared
troopers Eric Foster, Kelton Hayes and Jason Owens.
Prater says statements made by the troopers concerning
the arrest of Pearl Pearson Jr. matched Foster’s dash cam
video and witness statements.
The troopers responded last month to a call from the vic-
tim of a hit-and-run accident, and authorities say Pearson
was involved in the accident but didn’t stop at the scene.
A fght broke out between Pearson and the troopers after
they caught up to his vehicle, and Pearson was punched in
the face and dragged from his car. Pearson was charged
with resisting arrest.
Package prompts alert at OU
NORMAN (AP) — The University of Oklahoma says a
suspicious package found near campus is not dangerous.
The university sent out an alert Friday morning telling
students and staff to avoid an area of Stubbeman Village
near OU’s residence halls because of the package. About
30 minutes later, the university set out another alert saying
the package was not dangerous.
OKLAHOMA BRIEFLY
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Counterclockwise: Steve Watson as the Banker; B.J. Barnes as Uncle
Si; Sherry Dodd as Rex Roxx; Chris Ward as Marilyn Monroe sing-
ing for Poteau Mayor Jeff Shockley; Bob Free, Marty Wages and
Wimp Webb as the Grumpy Old Men; Stephen Fruen and Matt Blake
as Patrick Swayze and Chris Farley portraying Chippendale strippers;
David Grovdahl and Lathena Cox act out a day in the life of Al and
Peggy Bundy; Ashby Watson made the young girls swoon as Justin
Beiber; and Paula Deen made a guest appearance, doubling as Connie
Horton.
Watch out Hollywood, Poteau’s got it going on
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