3-17 e-edition - The Poteau Daily News

SERVING
LEFLORE
COUNTY
SERVING LEFLORE
COUNTY
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
PoteauDailyNews.com
Talihina Basketball, Poteau Girls Soccer, Heavener Powerlifting, 5
Area Softball, March Madness Ballot, 6,7
• 3 Weather, Obituaries
• 4 Opinions
• 8 Comics
• 9-10 Classifieds
INSIDE, 3
Snow and ice,
storms and
floods, now
sunshine and
signs of spring
like these daffodils found in
Heavener — all
in the span of a
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Ed Cannaday,
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Volume 119
No. 186
12 Pages
Four hurt
in accident
By Kim Ross
PDN Editor
Four people were injured
Saturday evening in a twocar accident south of
Poteau.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol,
Lavonne Cox, 53, of Howe
was driving a 2013 Dodge
south on U.S. Highway 59
at about 7:41 p.m. when the
crash happened.
Candice James, 33, of
Howe was driving a 2007
Dodge north when she
made a left turn onto Long
Road, crossing into Cox’s
path, according to OHP.
Cox and her passengers,
30-year-old Lacey Coor
and two 13- and 4-year-old
girls, all were hurt in the
crash.
All four were taken by
LeFlore County Emergency
Medical Services to Mercy
Hospital in Fort Smith, Ark.
Cox and Coor were admitted and listed in stable condition. Cox received internal injuries, Coor’s arms
and legs were injured. The
two young girls were treated and released.
James, and a 12-year-old
girl and 2-year-old boy who
were her passengers were
unharmed.
According to the accident report, all seven people were wearing seatbelts
at the time of the wreck.
911 Trust to meet
Pocola proposal to be discussed
The LeFlore 911 Trust Board will hold a special
meeting Wednesday on whether to take action
regarding concerns in the town of Pocola about 911
fees.
The proposition for Pocola will be on the April 7
election ballot.
It proposes to redirect wireless connection fees
from county 911 to Pocola 911.
The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. in the LeFlore
County Courthouse.
Justin Stone, left, and John Dickerson, both of the Cemetery and Parks department, assess ceiling damage
in the Bill J. Barber Park left by vandals over the weekend.
PDN photos by Amanda Corbin
Vandals wreck park restrooms
By Amanda Corbin
PDN Reporter
If you were planning to visit the
Bill J. Barber park this spring break
week, use the restroom beforehand
— vandals wreaked havoc on the
public stalls at the park over the
weekend.
It was nothing but disappointed
faces Monday morning after John
Dickerson, Justin Stone and Timothy Coker of the Poteau Cemetery
and Parks Department showed up
about 9:30 a.m. to clean the park
restrooms, only to find demolished
sinks, a torn ceiling and wall. Vandals ripped off the covers for toilet
tissue and knocked down one of the
overhead fluorescent lights in the
women’s bathroom. Apparent
muddy footprints on the bathroom
wall suggests the perpetrators
attempted to climb and destroy the
women’s bathroom ceiling but were
unable to, instead opting to tear off
the overhead vent. The damage is
estimated around $2,000.
“It’s just amazing to me what
kids do, the time they have on their
hands,” said Dickerson as he and
the other men swept up shattered
sinks and removed ruined overhead
lights and ceiling.
Golden Tigers Fall in Semifinals
(See VANDALS, page 2)
Part of a wall was torn away and
piping exposed.
Commissioners OK
road deal with BIA
By Amanda Corbin
PDN Reporter
The Board of County
Commissioners
voted
unanimously Monday to
approve a memorandum of
understanding between the
county and Bureau of Indi-
an Affairs in regard to the
Tribal Transportation Program.
The memorandum will
allow the TTP to adopt
Lakeview Drive, which
would provide funding to
(See COUNTY, page 2)
Animal rescue sets co-ed tourney
A love for animals and softball will fit hand-in-glove
this April for a co-ed softball tournament to benefit a
local animal rescue.
The tournament fundraiser will be Friday and Saturday,
April 3-4, at the Poteau Area Recreation Center. Proceeds
will benefit 3 Girls Animal Rescue and a concession will
be provided. There will be 10-player teams with a
minimum 7/3. The home run derby is $20 for 10 balls.
The games will start at 8 a.m.
To enter, contact Kenny Blaylock at (918) 605-9922,
Talihina’s Alan Lockhart, front center, guards a Wewoka player during the Class 2A State Tournament
Cheryl Greenmyer at (918) 471-8514 or Keni Jane
semifinals Friday night in Yukon. The Golden Tigers lost 71-60 to the Tigers. See the story on Page 5.
Photo by Patt Hawkins Deatherage at (479) 462-9818.
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VANDALS
This isn’t the first time
the park has been vandalized. Dickerson said the
park had a sink broken
months ago and recently
had to replace another sink.
Vandals have spray painted
parts of the bathrooms
before, he said, and the
Parks Department also had
to replace bathroom doorknobs after they were
kicked off. The bathrooms
were renovated two years
ago at around $20,000,
Dickerson said, and now
Area
more money will have to be
spent to fix the damage
done. Vandalism has
extended in the past to
Twyman Park also, where
restrooms were vandalized.
“It’s really disappointing,” he said. “We try to get
new stuff, to keep it clean.
Hopefully they will find
the people that did it.”
The Poteau Police
Department is investigating
the incident. If you have
information, call the department at (918) 647-8620.
COUNTY
maintain the road.
Tabled from the prior meeting, commissioners approved
the Civil Defense/Emergency volunteer list submitted by
ACCO and LeFlore County Emergency Director Michael
Davidson. Chairman Lance Smith said he appreciates all Player wait for the next number to ber called during a bing night fundraiser for Wister High FCCLA.
Supporters played for a chance to win 10 prizes. Proceeds will help pay travel expenses to the state FCCLA
those who have volunteered for the program.
PDN photo by James Martindale
In other business, the board approved resolutions to convention.
dispose of two dump trucks and an excavator from Highway District 1 and a broken computer monitor from the
County Clerk’s inventory.
Driver Escapes Floodwaters
CORRECTION
The Citywide Trash Off will begin at 9 a.m. April
11. A Page 1 story in Saturday’s Poteau Daily News
listed the wrong date. The newspaper regrets the
error.
A motorist swam to shore unharmed Saturday after his truck was swept from a crossing of Sugarloaf Creek
near Monroe, according to law enforcement authorities.
Photo by Rebecca Hendrix
Compiled by Ken Milam / [email protected]
Paid for by Jim Seale • 707 S. Railroad, Poteau OK 74953 • (918) 839-0632
Today is St. Patrick’s Day
Archaeological Center. — Leflore Schools JOM
8514 or Keni Jane
Info:
(918)
962-2062.
meeting,
3:15
p.m.,
Deatherage at (479) 462• MARCH 19 — Guided
Leflore
Elementary
9818.
Vernal Equinox Walks, — Open house, 10 a.m. to
building.
Info:
(918)
11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7
40 p.m., free lunch 11
— “The Gospel Crusade”
753-2345 ext. 103.
p.m., Spiro Mounds
a.m. to 1 p.m., Talimena
with evangelist Bobby
Archaeological Center.
Scenic Drive Visitors • MARCH 26 — Free legal
Burton, 6:30 p.m., teachInfo: (918) 962-2062.
Center, Talihina, 201
community education by
ing at 10 a.m., Donald
First
St.,
Talihina.
Rain
Legal
Aid
Services
of
W. Reynolds Community
• MARCH 20 — Guided
date
March
27.
Oklahoma
Inc.,
“Power
Center.
Vernal Equinox Walks,
of
Attorney”
and
11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 — LeFlore County Retired
— LeFlore County Solid
“Advance Directives,”
p.m., Spiro Mounds
Educators meeting, 11
Waste Closed.
6-7 p.m., Patrick Lynch
a.m., Pizza Hut, Poteau.
• APRIL 4 — “The Gospel
Library.
— Cajun Dance third
Crusade” with evangelist
Friday of each month, — Blood drive, 8:30 a.m.
Bobby Burton, 6:30
to 2:30 p.m., Panama
7-10 p.m., Cavanaugh
p.m., teaching at 10 a.m.,
High School.
Seniors Citizens Center,
Donald W. Reynolds
2700 Cavanaugh, Fort • MARCH 27 — Blood
Community Center.
Smith. Info: (918) 413drive, 8:30 a.m. to 1:45 • APRIL 7 — Municipal
1225.
p.m.,
Kiamichi
elections. Polls open 7
Technology
Center,
• MARCH 21 — 28th
a.m. to 7 p.m.
Poteau.
Annual Family Kite Flite
• APRIL 11 — Citywide
Day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., — LeFlore County Health
Trashoff, 9 a.m. Info:
Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
Spiro
Mounds
(918) 647-9178.
Donald W. Reynolds
Archaeological Center.
— Spring Viking/Celtic
Center.
— Dance with Libby and
Festival, 10 a.m. to 5
the Bandits, 8 p.m., Spiro • MARCH 28 — Vike Hike
p.m.,
Heavener
Eagles center, all invited.
Half Marathon and 5K, 7
Runestone Park. Info:
a.m., Carl Albert State
• MARCH 24 — Parent
(918) 653-2241.
College.
cluster training for
• APRIL 12 — (Spring
Poteau and Carl Albert — Dance with Movin’ On,
Viking/Celtic Festival,
8 p.m., Spiro Eagles cenHead Start programs, 6
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
ter, all invited.
p.m. Tuesday, March 24,
Heavener Runestone
Poteau Primary School • APRIL 2 — “The Gospel
Park. Info: (918) 653cafeteria.
Crusade” with evangelist
2241.
• MARCH 25 — Free
Bobby Burton, 6:30 — Turkey and dressing
Sexual Assault Response
p.m.,
Donald
W.
fundraising dinner for
and Resource Teams
Reynolds Community
purchase of new brush
training, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Center.
truck for Wister Fire
Kiamichi Tech Center, • APRIL 3 — Coed softball
Department, 10 a.m. to 2
1509 S. McKenna St.
tournament to benefit 3
p.m., Wister school cafRegistration:
[email protected]
Girls Animal Rescue,
eteria.
orcpi.org or call (405)
Poteau Area Recreational — Chicken Dinner fund416-5448.
Center. To enter, call
raiser,
11
a.m.,
— Blood drive, 9 a.m. to
Kenny Blaylock at (918)
Summerfield
Fire
1:30 p.m., Howe High
605-9922,
Cheryl
Department.
School
Greenmyer at (918) 471-
Obituaries
POTEAU DAILY NEWS
James Oren Burgess
James Oren Burgess, 80, of Poteau died
Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in Conroe,
Texas. James was born Nov. 7, 1934, in
Poteau to Oren and Mozelle (Maple) Burgess. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
James owned and operated Burgess Paint
for 23 years. He was preceded in death by
his wife, Anna Lou.
Survivors include his sons, Michael
and Jill McDaniel of Willis, Texas, Rick and Paula
McDaniel of Broken Arrow, Brad and Sue McDaniel of
Willis; four grandchildren, Tiffany Thornton, Kyle, Jake
and wife Amy, Hailey McDaniel; two great-grandchildren, Laney Thornton, Braylin McDaniel; sister, Geraldean and Joe Thornton of Poteau; brother, Ronald Burgess of Poteau; other relatives, loved ones and friends.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 17, at
Southside Baptist Church, Poteau with the Rev. Jim Reed
officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery under the
direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
Samuel “Sam” Harrison
Samuel “Sam” Harrison Stephens, 89 of
Snyder, Texas, died Friday, March 13, 2015,
at his home.
Services were held Monday at BellCypert-Seale Funeral Home in Snyder with
Rev. Alan McGuire officiating. Burial was in
Hillside Memorial Gardens under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
Sam was born Sept. 7, 1925, in Huntington, Ark., to Wilburn Monroe and Ollie
(Mosco) Stephens. He married Anna Louise
Brown in 1949 and she preceded him in
death in 1979. He then married Kathleen Wiggs in 1980 and
she preceded him in death in 2010. He also was preceded in
death by a son, Samuel Wesley Stephens; stepson, Skip Genuchi; and brother, W.M. Stephens Jr.
He was president and co-owner of Hometown Motor Sales
Co. for 43 1/2 years and president and co-owner of Rathole
Inc. Drilling Co. for 20 years. He was a member of Masonic
Lodge 706 for 68 years and El Paso Scottish Rite 67 years.
He is survived by a daughter, Teresa Robertson and husband Bill, Snyder; stepson, Larry Genuchi and wife Pat,
Brownsville, Texas; stepdaughter, Vena Alesio and husband
Tommy, Lincoln, Neb.; brother, Bill Stephens and wife Joyce,
Snyder; grandson, Cody Wall, Snyder; granddaughter, Ashton
Patton and husband Bobby, Prescott, Ariz.; two step grandsons, Christopher Genuchi, Abilene, Texas, and Matthew
Genuchi and Merideth, Boise, Idaho; step granddaughters,
Chelsea Genuchi, San Antonio, Texas, Josie Genuchi, Lincoln, Neb; two great-grandchildren, Carson Patton, Avery
Patton, step great-granddaughter, Lila Genuchi; sister-in-law,
Virginia Fulks and husband Charles, Snyder; daughter-in-law,
Carla Genuchi, The Woodlands, Texas.
Memorials may be made to Joe Arrington Cancer Center,
4101 22nd Place, Lubbock, TX 79410, or Huntington’s Disease Society of America, 505 Eighth Ave., Suite 902, New
York, NY 10018.
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Jeanie (VanGundy) Evans
Larry Wayne Marsh
Jeanie (VanGundy) Evans, 67, of Poteau
died Friday, March 13, 2015, in Poteau.
She was born July 27, 1947, in West
Palm Beach, Fla, daughter of J.E. and
Velma Augusta (Myers) VanGundy. Jeanie
grew up in Tulsa and was a member of the
East Side Christian Church. Jeanie graduated from Will Rogers High School, Tulsa,
in 1965. She attended Northeastern State
University and graduated in 1970 with a degree in education. She taught first grade one year at Hackett, Ark., and
33 years at Cameron Schools where she taught kindergarten for 16 years and middle school for 17 years. She also
taught Adult Education for a number of years at Cameron.
She was inducted into the Who’s Who Among American
Teachers and received the Masonic Teacher of the Year
Award at Cameron. Jeanie was a delegate for two years to
the National Education Association Convention in Kansas
City and San Francisco. She served as vice president and
president of the LeFlore County Education Association.
She also served one year as secretary of Cameron PTA.
Jeanie loved her family, animals, baking, cooking and
quilting. Educating children was a big part of her life and
always wanted to be an influence for her students to do
their best. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Allen; and son, Shannon Rae “Bo.”
Jeanie is survived by two sons, Sean Allen and wife
Mandy and daughters Shelby and Sydney of Meridian,
Idaho, Timothy Shane and wife Christine and children,
Ashley, Tyler and Kelly of Orlando, Fla.; her sister,
Nancy Walls of Inola; other relatives, loved ones and
friends.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 18,
at the Oakland Cemetery Pavilion with the Rev. Jim Cook
and John Boevers officiating.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer
Society, PO Box 22718C 73123 or to the local Humane
Society.
Evans and Miller Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Larry Wayne Marsh was born March
2, 1940, to Charlie Robinson Marsh
and Effie Odisa (Cummings) Marsh.
Larry passed away on March 15, 2015.
Larry is survived by his wife of 55
years, Linda of the home; two sons,
Wayne and wife Denise of Tulsa, Billy
and wife Lynda of Houston; four grandchildren, Raven and Nicky Marsh,
Jared and Taylor Marsh; four great-grandchildren;
many relatives and friends.
Larry was loved by all. At the age of 18, Larry lost
both legs to a drunk driver. He was helping someone
out of the ditch when the drunk driver ran off the road
and pinned him between two cars. That didn’t stop
Larry. He married the love of his life, went to college
and got his teaching degree. He loved teaching. He
taught on the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico and
Arizona. He taught so that every child could succeed.
All of the students loved him and couldn’t wait to be
in his classroom. Larry worked hard all of his life, in
spite of always being in pain. He never complained,
and someone asked him, “How do you do it?” and his
response was “What choice do I have?” He won many
awards for his teaching. He won the Presidential
Aaward and received it in Washington, D.C. All of his
awards were for his teaching ability, not for being
handicapped. He always said he was not handicapped,
and he wasn’t. Nothing stopped Larry. The Navajo
Nation presented him with a plaque that read, “Handicapable,” Larry always said he wouldn’t live beyond
50 years of age, but God had other plans for him. He
made it to his 75th birthday. He always had a big
smile for everyone he came across.
He and his wife wrote and published a book about
his life. If anyone wants one, they are available free
of charge, just ask his wife.
Services for Larry will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday,
March 19, 2015, at Evans Chapel of Memories,
Poteau, with the Rev. Jim Cook officiating.
Pallbearers are Wayne Marsh, Billy Marsh, Joe
Hardy, Larry Slone, Odis Slone, Dave Hardy and
David Hardy. Honorary Pallbearers are Wyatt Hardy
and Jimmy Slone. Burial will be in Wister City Cemetery.
The family will be at Evans and Miller Funeral
Home from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday for visitation.
Zelphia Faye (Patton) Salyer
Zelphia Faye (Patton) Salyer, 78, of
Howe died Sunday, March, 15, 2015, in
Fort Smith, Ark.
Faye was born in Keota to Robert Lee
and Elizabeth (Gilbert) Patton on Jan. 9,
1937. She retired as a chemical tech at
General Electric in Parkersburg, W.V.,
before moving to Oklahoma in 2004.
Faye was of the Protestant faith and was a
very loving wife and mother. She cared for a lot of other
people and tried to help everyone. She also served as a
volunteer and donated to the Salvation Army.
Faye was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Gene Ray Patton of Washington state; and one sister,
Erma Dean Street of Freemont, Calif.
Faye is survived by her husband of 50 years, Bernard
(Barney) Salyer of the home; three sons, Gary Joseph
Salyer and wife JoAnn of Little Hocking, Ohio, Matthew
Lee Salyer and friend Amanda Yates of Howe, and Stephen Lee Salyer of Jacksonville, Fla.; one daughter,
Novelle Mills and husband John of Columbia, Calif.; one
brother, Robert Lee Patton Jr. and wife Fay of Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; one sister, Roberta McKinnon and husband
Don of Jacksonville Fla.; special cousin, Delphia Ann
Clough of Poteau; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday,
March, 17, at Howe Cemetery under the direction of
Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau
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The following people were booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center overnight. The
information was gathered from the jail’s daily roster and only shows booking information. Only
those with a case number listed have been charged. Stay tuned each morning to see who was
arrested overnight.
CF — criminal felony
CM— criminal misdemeanor
FD — family docket such as child support
For more information about an arrestee, you can search by name or case number on www.
ODCR.com or www.OSCN.net.
Pocola
301 S. Pocola Blvd.
(918) 436-2415
April Michelle Nessmith, Heavener warrant release 3/17/15; $443 bond
Saxon Mathew Lovell, Poteau driving under influence, driving under suspension, transporting
open container, possession marijuana; $1,863 bond
Kanyon Kale Newby, driving under influence, possession controlled dangerous substance,
possession marijuana; $4,000 bond
Summer Parham, possession of stolen vehicle, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle; $5,000
bond
Dewey Hundley Jr., possession controlled dangerous substance, possession marijuana; $4,000
bond
Jeremy Foshee, domestic abuse and battery; no bond
March 15
Cristian Segundo-Perez, Poteau driving under influence, attempt to elude, no driver’s license;
$1,274 bond
Kelsey Todd Stacy, Spiro driving under suspension; $449 bond
Brandi Michelle Nelson, Heavener DTP, release this charge 3/18/15, possession contraband in
a penal institution; $200 bond
Derrick W. Henderson, domestic abuse by strangulation; no bond
Tara Gene Brookshier, possession controlled dangerous substance, possession CDS with
intent, possession marijuana, possession drug paraphernalia; no bond
Shawn E. Robinson, CM-98-593; $392 bond
Spencer Cooper, domestic abuse and battery, public intoxication; no bond
Lodell Terry Baker, CF-08-179; $5,000 bond
Christy Dawn McGee, domestic abuse and battery (x2); no bond
Jacob Dean Waymire, resisting arrest, public intoxication; $2,500 bond
Jimmy Self, domestic abuse and battery; no bond
Opinions
PAGE 4 . . . TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2015
Editorial Round-up
Every day is
Christian Day
Editorial excerpt from The Journal-Record, March
2 , 2015:
Someone emailed state Rep. Emily Virgin, D-Norman,
a question last week: When will we have Christian Day at
the state Capitol?
The question came after Muslim Day, when followers
of Islam went to 23rd and Lincoln to visit their representatives and learn about state government. It also gave
them a chance to be more visible, to show that the backward, violent groups that are too often the face of that
religion do not represent the thousands of Oklahomans
and millions of Americans who live ordinary lives. ...
The resistance and invective go beyond other visitors
exercising their right to free speech. State Rep. John
Bennett, R-Sallisaw, regularly sends out news releases
from his office questioning the motives of Muslims.
Muslim Day matters, in part, because Oklahomans
who live peacefully and productively in our state regularly face the idea that they don’t belong. They deserve to
be heard and respected.
But the question was, why don’t Christians get their
own event?
As far as we can tell after talking to Capitol observers
— including reporters, lawmakers and lobbyists — every
current member of the Legislature identifies as some sort
of Christian.
The Capitol hosts the pro-life Rose Day, Christian
Home Educators Day and other events supported by
Christian groups - and they don’t face mobs calling them
evil.
The Senate and the House start each day’s action with
a prayer. Though members sometimes sponsor a Jewish
rabbi, the blessings are usually offered by a Christian.
We don’t need an organized Christian Day at the
Capitol because, basically, every day is Christian Day at
the Capitol. Baptists, Catholics and many other stripes of
Christian hold positions of responsibility, and adherents
of those faiths can visit without the Highway Patrol needing to increase security in the building.
Perhaps you prefer that more government decisions
find a biblical basis; we are glad to live in a civil republic,
not a theocracy. But we respect your right to your views.
If it seems that your beliefs or agenda don’t have a
voice with our state leaders, or you think they don’t carry
enough weight, we hope you will call, write and visit
your representatives. Do it on your own, or put together a
group and reserve space for an organized event.
But if you think Christianity is underrepresented in
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POTEAU DAILY NEWS
Last call for House bills
As we enter the last week
of the House considering
legislation that has been
passed out of the House
committees, the pace picks
up and the hours on the floor
grow longer and more
intense.
Any bill that passes
beyond this point goes
immediately to the Senate
for their committees to consider. This is why we must
be very vigilant, because
from this point forward we
lose all control over them.
A case in point was HB
1589 by Rep. Ann Coody,
R-Lawton which would
increase the state- mandated
high school math courses
required for graduation from
three to four. The basis for
my debate against this bill
was that this was having the
state take another step in
removing local control of
our education curriculum.
Does the state know best
what students needs are to
move on to their next level?
I say no.
Local teachers, administrators and boards of education acting in consultation
with parents should make
that decision based on the
student’s post high school
plans. This is another example of lawmakers saying they
are against big government,
but when it comes to their
proposed legislation they
seem to ignore the fact that
they are again demonstrating
their tendency to lack consistency between what they
claim to believe and how
they actually vote.
I am grateful for the
Republican members who
ignored their leaders and
voted with the Democrat
members to defeat this illadvised piece of legislation
by a vote of 50 to 32.
There are several issues
coming before us that will
have an impact on our public
schools in the future. One
issue I have discussed previously is concern over testing
requirements.
Specifically, what should
our schools use to measure
“student academic achievement” and thereby the
schools’ and teachers’ effectiveness in achieving this
goal?
At the high school level
we have used End of
Instruction Exams over designated courses. However,
we are now considering a
more diverse range of measurements.
One of these is the ACT,
which is used by higher education institutions to decide
if students entering colleges
have to take “0” level or noncredit courses to correct an
academic weakness that the
student demonstrates on this
assessment tool. We often
hear the radical wing of the
Legislature proclaim that we
cannot use this measurement
because it [the ACT] is similar to the Common Core
Assessment that several
states have recently agreed
to use as a form of measure-
Guest Column
Ed Cannaday
ment relating to students’
achievement standards.
My response is that this
approach is as redundant as
telling a parent that they have
similar features or qualities
as their children. What is
meant is, “The children have
qualities similar to that of
their parents.” In other words
ACT has been an operational
measurement tool long
before Common Core was
ever developed and/or politicized as being the “brainchild” of our current U.S.
president.
If we can get away from
playing politics with education, maybe we can make
some progress. However, to
do this we need to place the
“student academic achievement” or quantifiable portion
of our teachers’ evaluation
format on hold for at least
two years while we reassess
the tools we use and how
effective they are at measuring students’ readiness for
their next level of education
or career.
I have legislation that has
passed out of Common
Education Committee on a
vote of 13 to 1 which calls
for such a delay and has been
co-authored by Rep. Casey,
R-Morrisson and a former
educator. However, the
House leadership wants me
to insure that this will not
jeopardize our current waiver from the No Child Left
Behind. As a result of this
rather curious requirement, I
have contacted the U.S.
Department of Education for
a ruling on this question.
This week the House sent
to the Senate House Joint
Resolution 1019, which if
passed by the Senate and
signed by the governor will
go to a vote of the people.
This will allow the governor
and lieutenant governor to
be elected as a team. I am in
favor of this in that it will
make the state executive
branch accountable as a
compatible team rather than
being vulnerable to divisive
swings in our state government.
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
[email protected],
call him at (800) 522-8502
or (405) 557-7375 or go to
his website at www.edcannaday.com.
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It’s time to do it all again
I hope when I’ve finished “venting” this will
turn out to be a happy article, but no promises.
When I set out to write
my newspaper columns,
my main goal is to be lighthearted and joyful and to
fill my screen with words
that uplift and hopefully
bring positive joy and inspiration to those of you who
graciously take the time to
read what I have to say. I
can’t do that today. I’m
sorry in advance. I guess
once in a while a person
just has to let negative
thoughts eke out.
First off, I feel just like a
cow in a herd of Holsteins
who’s been thoughtlessly
following the herd. At least
in my scenario, I’m an
American cow with rights
guaranteed to me by the
Constitution. I’d almost
rather be a cow, because if
I were, I wouldn’t have to
pay any attention to the
issue I’m going to write
about ... Daylight Savings
Time.
I should really love DST
because if it weren’t for it,
my sister and I would not
have written Sidetracked
Home Executives: from
pigpen to paradise. We
were stuck in a motel in
eastern
Washington,
because we missed our
flight due to the time
change. Flights went our
every three days, so we
were held hostage in a very
creative way. Knowing us,
we would never have been
focused enough to start
writing that book. It would
have been an eternal downthe-road project, but in that
three days, we wrote three
chapters and as they say,
“the rest is history.”
Back to DST. You won’t
believe why we have it. In
case you don’t know, it was
originally for the cows —
well the cow’s farmers. But
that’s nuts, because cows
don’t care what time it is,
so the farmers have to get
up as usual, and then they’re
supposed to stay up later
because that’s what the
clock says.
A poll conducted by the
U.S.
Department
of
Transportation indicated
Young at heart ...
Pam Young
that Americans liked
Daylight Saving Time
because, “there is more
light in the evenings and
we can do more in the evenings.” I beg your pardon
Americans, if you ask me,
there’s just as much to do in
the morning as there is in
the evening.
I think DST is for the
birds — night owls. I guess
if you’re one of those foul
you love national permission to sleep in and stay up
later.
But if you’re an early
bird, it just means you have
to go to bed when it’s still
light out if you want to get
your proper sleep.
So here I sit, knowing
when I’m through with this
article I need to collect all
the manuals for the five
clocks in my life; bathroom,
stove, microwave, office
and car, so I can remember
how to change each of them
on Sunday. Then on
Saturday night, I’ll “spring
forward” with every cow
on the continent and spend
the next week adjusting to
what it really means to my
daily life.
So, if you feel like a cow
like me, get your cowbell
on Bossy, and let’s lead our
herds into spring. Now that
sounds kind of fun. The sun
is just coming up here and
it’s going to be a blue sky
day in Woodland, Wash. I
think I’ll put on my bell
and get out of here!
I hope you share this
article with some poor cow
who needs a nudge into
spring.
Pam Young is the author
of several best-selling
books as well as a national
motivational speaker. Visit
her website at www.makeitfunandgetitdone.com.
Sports
POTEAU DAILY NEWS
TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2015 . . . PAGE 5
Some ball will get to be played finally
RUNNERS-UP — The Poteau Lady Pirates soccer team came in second in
Saturday’s Greenwood [Ark.] Tournament.
Submitted Photo
Poteau soccer girls finish runners-up
at Greenwood [Ark.] Tournament
PHS teams return to action next Tuesday at home against Atoka
GREENWOOD, Ark. — The Poteau
Lady Pirates soccer team entered Spring
Break on a pretty high note as they were
second in Saturday’s Greenwood Tournament.
The Lady Pirates lost 1-0 in the finals to
the host Lady Bulldogs, after tying Greenwood at zero and beating Morrilton, Ark.
[4-0], Hot Springs, Ark. [5-0] and Huntsville, Ark. [2-0] en route to the championship match.
In the title match, Greenwood got the
lone goal of the contest just before halftime — which ended up being the only
goal Poteau allowed all day.
The Lady Pirates (4-1-2) only had one
shot on goal, that by Kaitlyn Henderson.
Goalkeeper Taryn Shelton made four saves
of five shots faced.
In the tie with Greenwood to begin the
day, Poteau had just one shot on goal, that
by Bailee Bates. Shelton saved all five
shots faced.
In the win over Morrilton, Brianna Battiest had two goals, while Bates and Josie
Garrett each had a goal. Bates had two assists, while Taylor Darneal had one. Shelton only had to make one save.
In the victory over Hot Springs, Garrett
had a hat trick, while Bates had two goals.
Darneal had an assist. The duo of Shelton
and Ashtan Jackson combined on the shutout, as Shelton had two saves and Jackson
one.
In the win over Huntsville, Garrett and
Irisbeth Ocampo each had a goal, while
Darneal had another assist. Shelton had
four saves.
“This team showed a lot of character
and heart playing so many games in the
tournament,” Poteau girls coach Jim Ervin
said. “This will give us confidence going
into district play when we come back from
Spring Break. We’re playing as a team
with a mission.”
The Lady Pirates and Pirates will return
to action next Tuesday with home games
against Atoka at Costner Stadium. The
girls’ match will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the boys’ match at 7:30 p.m.
Talihina boys fall in state
semifinals to Wewoka
By Kevin Gray
Sports Correspondent
Trailing 46-29 after three
quarters, the Talihina Golden Tigers could have just
mailed this one in. But, as
coach Darian Dickson said,
“The Golden Tigers just
don’t quit.” His team made
a furious rally in the final
eight minutes of the game,
getting within 51-48 with
3:20 to play, but they just
couldn’t quite finish as they
fell 71-60 to the Wewoka
Tigers in the Class 2A semifinals Friday night at Yukon
High School.
The Golden Tigers finished the season 18-11.
Talihina led in the opening moments of the game
4-0, but Wewoka used a
12-2 run to close out the
quarter and take a 12-6 lead.
Avondre Bruner scored six
points during the run.
The Golden Tigers rallied
in the second quarter, tying
the game at 12 and then
again at 17 after a 3-point
basket by Trey Hawkins.
Wewoka,
however,
closed out the first half on
a 10-2 run for a 27-19 lead.
The games’ leading scorer
Darius Roberts, hit a pair of
3s to help put the Tigers in
front.
Talihina’s Christian McClain scored a conventional
three-point play to start the
second half, but Tre Roberts and Darius Roberts hit
3-pointers during an 8-2
run as the Tigers pushed
their lead up to 35-24 with
five minutes left in the third
quarter. Wewoka finished
the quarter on an 11-3 run
for their largest lead of the
game at 46-29.
Dickson had some words
to say before the fourth
quarter started.
(See TALIHINA, Page 6)
With some sunshine
over the last couple of
days, there should be
some baseball and softball
played this week, although
it’s Spring Break.
There’s going to be a
lot of baseball around here
this week, thanks to the
Eastern Oklahoma Shootout that will take place
Wednesday through Friday at multiple locations
in LeFlore County.
The complete week’s
schedule, including next
Monday’s games, are listed at the end of the column.
Pitchers of the Week
Baseball — Kade McMillin, Poteau. The Pirates’ senior ace pitched
five innings of no-hit
baseball with nine strikeouts in Poteau’s 10-4 win
over Roland on Thursday
at Town Creek Park.
Softball
—
Kyla
Brown, Wister. She
was the only slow-pitch
pitcher who saw action as
she helped lead the Lady
Wildcats to an 11-3 win
over Keota on Thursday.
Hitters of the Week
Baseball — Blake
Crase, Leflore. The Savages’ sophomore was
2-for-4 with four runs batted in as Leflore downed
Smithville 9-2 on Thursday.
Softball — Stevee McMillin, Wister. The Lady
’Cats’ sophomore was
3-for-4 with a double, five
RBIs and a run scored in
Wister’s road win over
Keota.
Schedule
Baseball
Today
Muldrow at Poteau, 1
p.m.
Keota at Pocola, 4:30
p.m.
Heavener, Leflore and
Wister at Red Oak Festival, 10:30 a.m. (Heavener
vs. Leflore, 10:30 a.m.;
Leflore vs. Wister, 12:30;
Wister vs. Red Oak, 2:30
p.m.; Red Oak vs. Rattan,
4:30 p.m.)
Talihina in Broken Bow
Tournament, TBA.
Wednesday
Sallisaw-Central
at
Arkoma, 11 a.m.
Talihina in Broken Bow
Tournament, TBA.
Diamond
Notes
By PDN Sports Editor
David Seeley
Eastern Oklahoma
Shootout
At Spiro
Howe vs. Spiro JV, 10
a.m.; Howe vs. Keota, noon;
Leflore vs. Panama, 2 p.m.;
Leflore vs. Keota, 4 p.m.;
Spiro vs. Oktaha, 6 p.m.
At Cameron
Pocola vs. Oktaha, noon;
Salina vs. Stigler, 2 p.m.;
Seminole vs. Salina, 4 p.m.;
Cameron vs. Seminole, 6
p.m.
Red Oak
Spring Break Festival
Red Oak vs. Hilldale, 11
a.m.; McAlester vs. Hilldale, 1 p.m.; McAlerster vs.
Rattan, 3 p.m.; Hartshorne
vs. Rattan, 5 p.m.
Thursday
Eastern Oklahoma
Shootout
At Spiro
Spiro JV vs. Salina JV, 10
a.m.; Seminole vs. Stigler,
noon; Salina vs. Eufaula, 2
p.m.; Spiro vs. Seminole 4
p.m.; Panama vs. Eufaula,
6 p.m.
At Cameron
Poteau JV vs. Leflore,
10 a.m.; Poteau vs. Oktaha,
noon; Cameron vs. Antlers,
2 p.m.; Poteau vs. Checotah, 4 p.m.; Stigler vs.
Mansfield, Ark.
At Pocola
Pocola vs. Antlers, 5:30
p.m.
Red Oak
Spring Break Festival
Heavener vs. Allen,
10:30 a.m.; Red Oak vs. Allen, 12:30 p.m.; Red Oak
vs. Wright City, 2:30 p.m.;
Hartshorne vs. Wright City,
4:30 p.m.; Hartshorne vs.
Washington, 6:30 p.m.
Whitesboro at Union
City Festival, at Yukon: vs.
Hydro-Eakly/Arapaho-Butler, 11 a.m.; vs. Yukon JV,
3:30 p.m.
Friday
Eastern Oklahoma
Shootout
At Spiro
Spiro vs. Antlers, noon;
Spiro vs. Sallisaw-Central,
2 p.m.
At Cameron
Cameron vs. Oktaha, 10
a.m.; Cameron vs. Checotah, non; Pocola vs. Checotah, 2 p.m.; Poteau vs.
Antlers, 4 p.m.
Red Oak
Spring Break Festival
Red Oak vs. Washington, 10:30 a.m.; Wright
City vs. Washington, 12:30
p.m.; Wright City vs. Allen, 2:30 p.m.; Hartshorne
vs. Allen, 4:30 p.m.
Saturday
Wister and Dale at Spiro,
noon (Dale vs. Spiro, noon;
Dale vs. Wister, 2:30 p.m.;
Wister vs. Spiro, 5 p.m.)
Monday
Poteau at Muldrow, 4:30
p.m.
Arkoma at Howe, 4
p.m.
Talihina and Boswell at
Whitesboro, 4 p.m. (Talihina vs. Whitesboro, 4 p.m.;
Talihina vs. Boswell, 5
p.m.; Boswell vs. Whitesboro, 6 p.m.)
Stigler at Pocola, 4 p.m.
Buffalo Valley at Wister,
4:30 p.m.
Leflore at Stilwell, 4:30
p.m.
Panama at Gore, 4 p.m.
Spiro at Roland, 4:30
p.m.
Softball
Thursday
Cameron and Leflore at
Red Oak Festival, TBA.
Monday
Sallisaw and Red Oak
at Poteau, 4 p.m. (Sallisaw vs. Poteau, 4 p.m.;
Red Oak vs. Sallisaw, 5:15
p.m.; Red Oak vs. Poteau,
6:30 p.m.)
Howe at Heavener, 4
p.m.
Panama at Spiro, 4 p.m.
Pocola at Wister, 5 p.m.
Keota and Gore at Cameron, 4 p.m. (Keota vs.
Cameron, 4 p.m.; Keota vs.
Gore, 5:15 p.m.; Gore vs.
Cameron, 6:30 p.m.)
Leflore and Okay at
Gans, 4 p.m. (Leflore vs.
Gans, 4 p.m.; Leflore vs.
Okay, 5:15 p.m.)
Sports Briefs
SEMIFINAL LOSS —
Talihina’s Jacob Sockey,
right, defends against a
Wewoka player during
Friday night’s Class 2A
State Tournament semfinal game in Yukon. The
Tigers beat the Golden
Tigers.
Photo by Patty Hawkins
There will be a one-day
boys and girls basketball
tournament March 28 at
Brushy Public School.
The entry fee is $150 per
team. There will be three
age divisions — grades
three-four, five-six and seven-eight.
Each team will be guaranteed three games.
The winning team’s
members will be awarded
medals.
For additional information, call (918) 774-8261.
•••
There will be a coed softball tournament sponsored
by 3 Girls Animal Shelter
April 3-4 at the Poteau Area
Recreational Complex.
The entry fee is $150 per
team, which must have at
least 10 players, with three
females.
There will be a home run
derby for $20 for 10 balls.
For additional information, call Kenny Blaylock at
(918) 605-9922, Cheryl
Greenmyer at (918) 4718514 or Keni Jane
Deatherage at (479) 4629818.
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HEAVENER HISTORY — Heavener’s Justin Page, far left, stands on the medal
stand after winning the 242-pound state title in the Class 3A State Powerlifting
Meet on Friday afternoon in McLoud. Page is Heavener’s first state champion
powerlifter.
Photo by Sam Hembree
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Westbrook lifts Thunder
to victory over Bulls
NIGHT OF STARS — The Stars softball team won the USSSA St. Patrick's Day
Tournament this past weekend at The Ball Fields at Firelake in Shawnee.
Photo by Jennifer Jerrell
OU men get No. 3 seed, face Albany
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Oklahoma
reached the NCAA Tournament for the
third straight year and will face Albany in
its opener on Friday night.
The Sooners (22-10), ranked No. 15
in the AP Top 25, haven't won an NCAA
Tournament game since 2009, when they
fell to North Carolina in a regional final.
Oklahoma got a No. 3 seed in the tournament after losing to Iowa State 67-55 in
the Big 12 Tournament semifinals.
Albany (24-8) is making its third straight
appearance in the tournament, clinching
the America East's berth with a 51-50 win
over Stony Brook in the conference title
game. Peter Hooley hit a 3-pointer with
1.6 seconds left.
Albany is 1-4 all-time in the NCAA
Tournament, getting its only victory last
season by beating Mount St. Mary's at
the First Four in Dayton before losing to
Florida.
Oregon on a roll, not so OSU men
OMAHA, Neb. (AP)
— The No. 8 seed Oregon
Ducks open the NCAA
Tournament against No. 9
seed Oklahoma State on
Friday in a match-up of
teams heading in opposite
directions.
Led by league Player of
the Year Joseph Young, the
Ducks (25-9) burnished
their NCAA credentials with
a strong finish to the regular
season, including wins over
Colorado and Utah.
But they were no challenge to Arizona in the title
game, getting blown out
80-52. They also lost to the
Wildcats by 18 in Eugene
and 24 in Tucson.
OSU (18-13) doesn't ex-
actly enter the NCAA Tournament on a roll.
The Cowboys have lost
six of their last seven —
including losing in Thursday's Big 12 Tournament
quarterfinals to Bedlam rival Oklahoma — but they
got in based on five Top 25
wins and own three top-10
wins.
Fifth-seeded Arkansas faces No. 12 Wofford
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The
fifth-seeded Arkansas Razorbacks face
12th-seeded Wofford on Thursday in Jacksonville, Florida.
The Razorbacks (26-8) sport a dynamic
duo in Bobby Portis, the coaches' pick for
Southeastern Conference player of the
year, and Michael Qualls.
Arkansas also is smarting from a
15-point loss to No. 1 overall seed Kentucky in the Southeastern Conference
Tournament title game.
The Terriers (28-6) had to win the
Southern Conference Tournament championship game to earn the league's automatic
NCAA Tournament berth.
It wasn't easy, but Lee Skinner's 17
points and Eric Garcia's 15 helped the Terriers beat Furman 67-64 to capture their
fourth tournament title in the last six seasons. Furman was just 11-22 but pulled off
three upsets and nearly a fourth.
TALIHINA
“At the start of the fourth
quarter, I looked at them
and said ‘Are we done?’,”
he said. “Of course they
are not gonna say no. We
ended up adding a little
bit more pressure to them.
We gambled just a little bit
more.”
For the first 4:30 of the
quarter, it worked very well
as the Golden Tigers went
on a 19-5 run to get with-
in 51-48. Alan Lockhart
scored 10 points and Cord
Fitzgerald added a trey during the run for Talihina.
Darius Roberts scored
eight points as the Tigers
pushed back in front by
double digits and held on
for the victory.
Despite the loss, Dickson was very proud of his
team and the way they responded late in the game.
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“These kids are resilient,” he said. “In 15 years
[of coaching], this is one of
the toughest bunch of kids
I’ve had. I’m very blessed
to have coached them and
to have been a part of that
run.”
Wewoka seemed to be
more aggressive through
the first three quarters.
“We were out-athleted
tonight,” Dickson said.
“[It’s] just plain and simple.
They came to play. They
hits shots, and we didn’t.
They were a lot more aggressive, and their offensive boards really killed
us."
Lockhart finished with
18 points, 11 rebounds and
three steals, while Keaton
Jackson finished with 12
points, five rebounds and
three steals to lead the
Golden Tigers. Fitzgerald
and Jacob Sockey each
scored eight points, followed by K.J. Morris with
five points and McClain,
Hawkins and Colten Wall
with three points apiece.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Unlike
the last time the Chicago Bulls played
Oklahoma City, Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook showed faith in a teammate
with the game on the line, and Anthony
Morrow proved worthy.
Westbrook had 36 points, 11 rebounds
and six assists, including one to Morrow
for a clinching 3-pointer in the final minute, helping the Thunder hold off Bulls
109-100 on Sunday.
"We did a good job of learning from
our mistakes," Westbrook said. "The first
time we played them, I had a chance to hit
Serge (Ibaka) on a kickback (when) two
guys was on me. Tonight, same situation
— two guys on me. I kicked to A-Mo and
trusted my teammate and he knocked it
down, so it was good."
Centers Enes Kanter (18 points, 18 rebounds) and Steven Adams (14 points, 11
rebounds) both posted double-doubles for
the Thunder. Oklahoma City, the league's
top rebounding team, dominated on the
boards by a 52-33 margin.
For only the third time in the Thunder's
last nine games, Westbrook didn't record a
triple-double, falling short in assists largely because his teammates weren't shooting
well early and Westbrook took over as the
team's primary offensive option late. Oklahoma City shot 46 percent from the field,
with Westbrook finishing 12-of-27.
Westbrook's final assist came on the
game-turning play. With the Thunder up
99-95 in the final minute, he held the basketball until near the end of the shot clock,
then passed to Morrow, who swished the
decisive 3-pointer. The Thunder has won
16 of its last 18 home games.
"We wanted to close out the game better
than we did a few weeks ago in Chicago,"
Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks said.
".I thought the defense was good in the
game. We make a few mistakes in Chicago
that we wanted to make sure didn't happen
again."
Nikola Mirotic scored 27 points and Pau
Gasol added 20 for Chicago, which beat
the Thunder on March 5 on a 3-pointer
by E'Twaun Moore with 2.1 seconds left.
The rematch was tight throughout - neither
team led by more than nine points — but it
was Westbrook making plays in the fourth
quarter that proved to be the difference.
With the Thunder clinging to a 96-95
lead, Westbrook drove the lane and earned
two free throws, making one with 1:27
left. At the other end, he stepped in front
of a pass by Aaron Brooks, stole the ball
and drove the length of the court for a layup to give Oklahoma City a 99-95 cushion
with 1:12 left.
Oklahoma City's Dion Waiters stripped
Moore on a drive toward the basket and
the ball glanced off Moore's hand with 1
minute left, giving the Thunder possession. After Morrow's 3-pointer, Gasol
scored for Chicago. Westbrook then received a quick inbounds pass, and with
Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau screaming
at his players to trap the elusive Thunder
guard, Westbrook drove all the way to the
basket for a lay-up.
Westbrook made 3-of-4 free throws in
the final 12.3 seconds to cap a 14-point
quarter.
"You just try to make him work for his
points," Thibodeau said of Westbrook.
"He's playing at such a high level right
now and he is making plays on top of it, so
he keeps pressure on you at all times."
Temple, ODU, Colorado State,
Richmond top seeds in NIT
Tulsa's men in tournament field, entertain
William and Mary tonight in opening round
By Luke Meredith
AP Sports Writer
Temple, Old Dominion, Colorado State and
Richmond will have to
settle for a No. 1 seed in
the National Invitation
Tournament.
The first four teams left
out of the NCAA Tournament were automatically
given the top seeds for the
first time in the NIT field,
which was announced
Sunday.
Temple (23-10), which
finished third in the American, was passed over in
favor of teams like Dayton and UCLA after losing
to SMU in the conference
tournament.
The Owls will now try
to make a run in the NIT,
starting with Wednesday's
home game against Bucknell.
"It's an agonizing situation to wonder what's
going to happen all
throughout this day. Now
the angst is over, the disappointment reigns, but
hope is still out there that
we can finish this season
strong with another tournament," Temple coach
Fran Dunphy said.
Temple wasn't the only
AAC team snubbed by the
NCAA Tournament committee.
The league got just two
teams in the top tourna-
ment — league champion
SMU and Cincinnati —
while teams like Tulsa
(22-10) — which entertains William and Mary
tonight in an openinground game at the Donald W. Reynoplds Center
— and last year's national
champions, Connecticut
(20-14), were relegated to
the NIT.
"I was hoping they
would recognize our conference. Those three teams
deserve to be in. We have
to do a better job of figuring out who sits on that
board. I guess they look
at our league like it's not
very good," SMU coach
Larry Brown said.
Murray State, which
reached the Top 25 after going unbeaten in the
Ohio Valley Conference,
suffered a heartbreaking
one-point loss to Belmont
in the league tournament
finals.
The Racers are a No. 3
seed and will open against
Texas-El Paso (22-10).
"We're excited about
getting into the NIT. We
just had to flip the script.
Obviously they're disappointed. I thought we had
earned the right to get into
(the NCAA) field," Murray State coach Steve Prohm said. "They'll be fine.
They've always played
with a chip on their shoulder."
Old Dominion (24-7),
which finished second in
Conference USA, is the
top seed in Murray State's
quadrant.
Colorado State (27-6),
which saw fellow Mountain West team Wyoming
get in the NCAA Tournament as a 12 seed, will
face the winner of Saint
Mary's, Calif., and Vanderbilt should it get past
South Dakota State (2310).
Notable high majors
in the field include Pittsburgh, Stanford, Texas
A&M, Miami, Illinois,
Alabama — which plans
on competing despite dismissing coach Anthony
Grant earlier Sunday —
and Arizona State.
The Sun Devils (17-15)
will travel to face the Huskies on Wednesday with
a possible date against
Richmond looming in the
second round.
UConn is just the sixth
defending national champion not to make the
NCAA field since it was
expanded to 64 teams in
1985.
"It's experience. As a
man, you grow up, you
have experiences ... and
you go back and you learn
from it. Just like everything in life, you got postseason. There's no next
day," UConn coach Kevin
Ollie said.
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No. 21 Arkansas loses SEC Tournament final to Kentucky
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) —
Bobby Portis thinks he handled
Kentucky’s wall of Wildcats
pretty well. His Arkansas teammates found it a bit tougher driving to the basket against them or
shooting over the top.
The 21st-ranked Razorbacks
went cold after Michael Qualls’
basket with 7:59 left in the first
half. By the time they found their
rhythm Sunday it was simply too
late as No. 1 Kentucky prevailed
78-63 in the Southeastern Conference Tournament championship game.
“It was tough on some of our
guys because they can just block
your shot or they can just try to
tip it a little bit,” Portis said of
the Wildcats. “Willie (CauleyStein) or Karl-Anthony (Towns),
will come up with the ball then.
So that’s a big key for them and
a big positive for their team.”
The Razorbacks (26-8) were
trying to win their second tournament title and first since 2000.
They wound up losing for the
third time in this game to Kentucky as the Wildcats won their
28th title.
Michael Qualls came off the
bench for only the second time
this season in what Mike Anderson called a “coach’s decision”
and scored 18 points. Portis, the
coaches’ pick for SEC player of
the year, added 13 with a seasonlow two rebounds.
“I thought that the lesson was
learned,” Anderson said of the
junior guard. “I thought he came
out and competed. That’s what
he’s supposed to do. Try to help
his team win.”
Cauley-Stein scored 15 points
and grabbed 10 rebounds for
Kentucky, and Andrew Harrison
also scored 15 points while his
brother Aaron had 11.
Unlike last season when Arkansas swept Kentucky, these
Wildcats proved to be just too
good. With coach John Calipari
rotating Wildcats, they simply
ran around the Razorbacks’ usually stifling pressure defense or
passed over them.
“Our guys came out and fought
and scratched and clawed,” Anderson said. “But at the end, I
thought their depth and their size
were hard to overcome.”
With Nashville barely an
hour’s drive from Kentucky, the
Wildcat faithful filled Bridgestone Arena with blue from
courtside to the rafters for a
tournament record attendance
of 20,315. The Razorbacks had
only a couple patches of family,
friends and fans inside the building.
“You people are crazy,” Calipari said after the game of seeing
so much blue in the stands.
Kentucky rewarded those fans
with the start they wanted, scoring the first eight points as Andrew Harrison hit two 3s early.
Arkansas had not trailed in this
tournament, yet against Kentucky the best the Razorbacks
could do was tie the game four
times with the last at 19-all on
a 3-pointer by Qualls with 7:59
left.
By the time the Razorbacks
worked the ball inside, they
struggled to knock down shots.
After Qualls’ 3, they didn’t score
another field goal the rest of the
half. Kentucky scored seven
straight as part of a 16-4 run to
finish the half with a 41-25 lead.
They shot only 29 percent in the
half (9-of-31).
“It could have been a lot closer if we would have played our
brand of basketball for 40 minutes,” Arkansas forward Alandise Harris said.
Arkansas started the second
half much better and got as close
as nine points four times, the last
on another jumper by Qualls, before Kentucky reeled off an 11-2
spurt. Cauley-Stein grabbed a
rebound and his putback capped
the run and gave Kentucky its
biggest lead at 65-47.
From there, the Wildcats
pushed the lead to as many as 21
points down the stretch.
No. 13 Iowa State beats No. 9 Kansas for Big 12 title
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — During a
break early in the second half of the Big 12
Tournament title game, Iowa State coach
Fred Hoiberg gathered his team in front of
the bench and asked them a simple question.
“How much do you have left?”
The answer turned out to be just
enough.
After digging a 17-point hole against
ninth-ranked Kansas, the Cyclones put
together another of their trademark comebacks. Georges Niang led the way with 19
points, Abdel Nader made the go-ahead
foul shots with 48 seconds left, and No. 13
Iowa State beat the Jayhawks 70-66 to win
its second consecutive tournament championship.
“We got down 17 and they were still
talking and positive in the huddle,” Hoiberg said later, “and that’s a great sign,
when your guys can stick together through
adversity.”
They’re getting quite accustomed to it.
It was the fifth straight game — includ-
ing all three in the tournament — that the
Cyclones rallied from a double-digit deficit, prompting Niang to dub his teammates
the “Comeback Kids.”
“We don’t want to come back every
time but it just seems to keep happening to
us,” Niang said. “If that’s our emergency
button, if that’s what we have to do, we’ll
do it.”
Nader finished with 13 points, and
Jameel McKay and Monte Morris had 11
each for the Cyclones (25-8), who also
knocked off the Jayhawks on their way to
winning the title a year ago.
As the final seconds ticked off the clock,
the Cyclones streamed onto the floor and
chants of “I-S-U” echoed through the
Sprint Center, which was evenly split between the red-clad fans from the north and
the blue-clad Kansas fans from the west.
“We knew it’s a long game, no matter
what team you’re playing,” said the Jayhawks’ Wayne Selden Jr., who had a career-high 25 points. “Whether you’re up
or down, it’s a long game.”
Frank Mason III also had 13 points for
the Jayhawks (26-8), who still had their
chances after Nader’s two foul shots made
it 65-63 with 48 seconds left.
Freshman guard Devonte’ Graham
went to the basket but was out of control,
turning the ball over, and Kansas quickly
fouled. Morris made the second of two
free throws with 23.8 seconds left.
Kansas still had a chance to tie the
game with a 3, but coach Bill Self opted
to drive to the rim. Mason missed a spinning lay-up, Dustin Hogue gathered in the
rebound and Iowa State began to celebrate
its second consecutive championship and
third overall.
“Coach always talks to us about fighting through adversity, staying together as
a team,” Nader said. “That’s what we did
again tonight.”
With their athletic director, Jamie Pollard, recovering in the hospital from a
heart attack, the Cyclones went on a 12-0
finishing run with a buzzer-beater from
Morris to knock off Texas in the quarter-
finals. Then they rallied from an 11-point
hole in the semifinals, a game that ended
when Oklahoma’s Ryan Spangler missed
a tying lay-up at the horn.
Their comeback Saturday night may
have been the most impressive yet.
After trailing 37-23 at the break and
watching Mason hit three straight foul
shots to start the second half, Iowa State
rallied against one of the Big 12’s best
defenses. Niang led the way with seven
points during a 17-2 run that forced Self to
burn several timeouts.
Selden tried to answer the charge, elevating high above the rim and spearing an
alley-oop pass from Mason with one hand
before slamming it through.
Iowa State kept on coming, though.
With relentless pressure in the halfcourt, the Cyclones kept forcing the Jayhawks into difficult shots — when they
weren’t turning them over. Eventually,
Iowa State embarked on a 10-0 run capped
by Bryce Dejean-Jones’s basket for a 5751 lead with six minutes left.
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Follow through with the ideas
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and although there may be a few
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personal life, it would be a mistake to let them impede your
professional progress.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20)
-- You will face problems with
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Diligently keeping all of your
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ARIES (March 21-April 19)
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Someone from your past will
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goals you aspired to.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
-- Making promises you can't
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Overindulgence and extravagance will concern your peers.
Get back on track before matters
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The information you learn and
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Today is the 76th day of
2015 and the 87th day of
winter.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In
1861, Italy - excluding Rome
and Venice - was unified as a
nation under King Victor
Emmanuel II.
In 1905, Franklin D.
Roosevelt married distant
cousin Eleanor Roosevelt.
In 1950, physics researchers
at the University of California,
Berkeley, announced the creation of californium, the radioactive 98th element.
In 1995, the FDA licensed
Varivax, the first chicken pox
vaccine.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS:
Gottlieb Daimler (1834-1900),
engineer/inventor; Paul Green
(1894-1981),
playwright;
Bobby Jones (1902-1971),
golfer; Bayard Rustin (19121987), civil rights activist; Nat
King Cole (1919-1965), singer; Kurt Russell (1951- ),
actor; Gary Sinise (1955- ),
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actor; Billy Corgan (1967- ),
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TODAY'S FACT: Gottlieb
Daimler is credited with
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TODAY'S SPORTS: In
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Baseball players, including
All-Star sluggers Sammy
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TODAY'S QUOTE: "When
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society's refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human
being, his very act of protest
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TODAY'S NUMBER: 13 elements in the periodic table
that were identified before the
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DEAR HARRIETTE: My coworker is constantly leaving or
misplacing her keys at home or at
work. Moreover, it seems like
these incidents are happening on
a more frequent basis, and I feel
like something bigger has her
mind preoccupied. I would like to
know if I could help her in any
way. Do you think it is my place
to ask her if she would like to
talk?
– Concerned Co-worker, Baton
Rouge, LA
DEAR
CONCERNED
CO-WORKER: Thinking about
how close you and your co-worker are will help you gauge whether she will hear you. It is worth a
try. During a private moment, ask
her if she is OK. Point out that
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and you want to see if you can be
of support to her. Sometimes when
people's behavior is reflected
back to them, they notice it more.
Your bringing this up may do just
that.
Beyond a gentle inquiry, there
really is little else for you to do.
Sadly, increasing forgetfulness is
one sign of dementia and even
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be inappropriate and jarring for
you to say that to her. Only if she
brings it up can you begin such a
conversation. Otherwise, just
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while ago, a close friend of mine
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amount, and I had no issue lending it. We agreed that he would
pay me back in two weeks, but
now it's going on almost two
months. I hinted to him once that
I was looking forward to the day
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Two weeks has become two
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saw that he went on a vacation to
New Orleans for Mardi Gras festivities. How should I go about
getting repaid?
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you are willing and can afford to
give away. In this way, it presents
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step further, it was also strongly
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money. It is cleaner to give it and
be done. Then you aren't waiting
in anticipation of a repayment.
This is not what you did. While
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that it may not happen. Before
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more direct. Contact your friend
and ask for the money now. Note
that you saw that he went on
vacation, which suggests that he
has money. Your last-ditch effort
can be to guilt him into honoring
his commitment to you. Ask him if
he really wants to damage your
friendship by shirking his responsibilities.
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and a
• CNA (3-11 or 11-7)
If you are unfriendly, critical, and you
prefer to grumble and complain then please
do not apply.
EMPLOYMENT
EMPLOYMENT
HELP WANTED:
Mine Supervisor;
knowledge of
MHSA regulations
a must!
Compensation
equal to
experience.
Send Resume to:
Mine Super. App.,
P.O. Box 921,
McCurtain, OK
74944
Medicaid Biller
Full time position
available. Medical
billing/processing
experience required. Hospital experience preferred.
Apply in person:
213 E. Redwood
Sallisaw, OK
74955
918-774-1100
Mail resume:
SMH
Human Resources
P.O. Box 505
Sallisaw, OK
74955
Fax: SMH/HR
918-774-1143
E-mail:
[email protected]
m
EOE
Hospice/Homecare QA Nurse
Full time position
available. Oklahoma RN or LPN license required.
Apply in person:
213 E. Redwood
Sallisaw, OK
74955
918-774-1100
Mail resume: SMH
Human Resources
P.O. Box 505
Sallisaw, OK
74955
Fax: SMH/HR
918-774-1143
E-mail:
[email protected]
m
EOE
Hospice/Homecare RN
Full time position
available. Hospice
and/or Homecare
experience preferred. Apply in person: 213 E. Redwood Sallisaw, OK
74955
918-774-1100
Mail resume: SMH
Human Resources
P.O. Box 505
Sallisaw, OK
74955
Fax: SMH/HR
918-774-1143
E-mail:
[email protected]
m
EOE
GENERAL INFORMATION:
The Daily News reserves the right to reject, revise, edit
& properly classify all advertising submitted for publication. We will not knowingly accept advertising which
discriminates because of race, color, religion, national
origin or sex.
Local Company
seeking individual
with basic office
skills; basic
mechanical
knowledge a plus.
Valid driver’s
license and
available to attend
classes for updates.
Person responsible
for company
transportation
permits and other
assigned duties.
Call Larry at
918-649-4151 or
Bob at
918-659-2286.
The Town of
Fort Coffee
is interested in an
attorney to
represent the
community in its
interesets. Must
have experience in
town legalities. All
inquires should be
sent to: Town of
Fort Coffee
Attn: Leroy
Haskins Jr. Mayor,
or Donald Barnes
Vice Mayor, P.O.
Box 273, Spiro,
OK 74959. Email:
[email protected]
com
EMPLOYMENT
TRUCKS/SUVS
United Medical,
leading regional
respiratory
company seeks
caring Service
Representative.
Service patients in
their home for
oxygen and
equipment needs.
Warm personalities,
age 21+, who can
lift up to 120 lbs.
should apply. CDL
w/DOT a plus or
obtainable. Growth
opportunities are
excellent. Drug-free
workplace. Apply in
person at 320
Dewey, Poteau. No
phone calls please.
EOE
1970 Chevrolet
c/10 truck, new 307
motor, 3 speed
transmission, runs
good $8,500. negotiable
call
918-413-3723 afternoons
CAREER
OPPORTUNITY –
OUTSIDE SALES
PROFESSIONAL
Terminix, the
industry leader in
termite and pest
control, is seeking a
highly motivated
person with strong
problem solving
customer service
and communication
skills. We offer
interesting
hands-on work,
excellent training,
compensation
package and
benefits. Qualified
candidates must
have a high school
diploma or general
education degree
(GED), good driving
record and
successfully pass a
background check
and drug screen. A
successful track
record in outside
sales is preferred.
For more
information, email
[email protected]
com.
EOE/AA M/F/D/V
RECREATIONAL
2009
HARLEY
Sportster 1200.
2,500 miles. Asking
$8,500.
Call
918-448-2074
PRO-TEAM 175
TW Bass Tracker
Boat, used 9 times,
has trolling motor,
garage kept, fully
loaded, lots of extras, show room
condition, Bass
tracker trailer drive
on. Selling due to
Health
issues.
$12,800.
479-650-6901 Ft.
Smith
2005 Harley Davidson, Ultra Classic,
8400 miles, Blue
and Silver with
some extras, Perfect condition, Serviced at 8000 at the
Harley Shop. Asking $9800.00 Call
918-649-8160
1973 14ft. fiberglass trihull boat.
70hp Evinrude, and
foot controlled motor. Live well, bait
well and good
trailer. Very good
deck, carpet and
seats. $2500.00 call
918-649-0923 or
616-607-4093
MOBILE HOMES
FOR RENT
Two or Three
Bedroom Mobile
Homes for Rent. RV
spaces available
also. Trash and
Sewer paid. NO
PETS!!
918-647-3923 or
918-774-4624.
For Lease:
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
Large Fenced Yard
and Patio. $500 a
month with first
month and deposit
with 1 year lease.
918-647-3763.
CLEAN, QUIET
2 Bedroom, 1 Bath.
Stove, refrigerator,
washer/dryer included. NO PETS!!
918-647-6392 or
918-647-6996.
Clean and Quiet.
Wister/Howe area.
2 BR/ 1 BA all electric. Central heat
and air. Washer,
dryer, stove, refrigerator. Small dog
considered. Choctaw / Section 8.
918-649-5432
HOMES FOR RENT
AFFORDABLE
HOUSING
Rent Based on
Income.
Central Heat/Air,
Washer/Dryer
hook-ups.
Panama, LeFlore,
Cowlington, Muse
and Whitesboro.
Call Kiamichi
Housing Authority.
918-522-4436.
House For Rent:
310 Parker St.
3 Bedroom/2 Baths,
CH/A,
All appliances.
$550/mo, $300/dep.
Call after 5:30 p.m.
940-577-5448
MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE
DON’S
MOBILE
HOMES
END OF YEAR
MODEL CLOSEOUT SALESAVE THOUSANDS!!
32 X 64,
3-BEDROOM,
2-BATH, 1800
SQ. FT., ISLAND
KITCHEN, APPLIANCE PACKAGE,
SLIDING GLASS
DOOR, & OVERHEAD DUCTS
$66,000.00
32 X 68
4-BEDROOM,
2-BATH, 1920
SQ. FT., APPLIANCE PACKAGE,
SLIDING GLASS
DOOR, HUGE
MASTER BEDROOM CLOSET,
GLAMOUR 2ND
BATH & MUD
ROOM
$71,000.00
MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE
HOMES FOR
SALE
Special Govt. Program.
ZERO
DOWN if you own
land or have family
land. Lenders offered
on
REPO/NEW Single
or Double-wides.
Native American
Program will finance septic and
utilities and furniture
packages. For a
FREE APPLICATION,
call
918-437-1870.
For Sale By
Owner:
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath.
306 Michelle.
Cul-de-sac.
Near Poteau
Schools.
$62,500.
No owner
financing.
918-647-7425.
REAL ESTATE
J.L. Ford
Investments
918-647-2712
We Buy & Sell
Panama
Older, Large
Home on Highway.
Good Location for
a Business. 150
ft. Frontage. Will
Finance.
$17,500
Shady Point
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
Mobile Home with
good lot.
Owner will
finance.
$35,000
Wister
3 Bedroom, 2
Bath Mobile Home
with good corner
lot going towards
Wister Lake.
Will finance with
$2,500 down and
$350 month.
2100 Ft.
Brick Home
2 Bedroom, 2 1/2
Bath, Energy
Efficient HVAC,
New Windows,
New Appliances,
Low Utility Bills,
Lots of Storage,
Covered Patio,
Storm Shelter,
2 Car Garage,
Shop, Quiet Area.
206 Thompson
Ave. $135,000
918-647-5180
FOR SALE BY
OWNER
J.L. Ford
Investments
918-647-2712
We Buy & Sell
For Sale:
2.5 Acre
Building Site on
Webb Lane.
Restricted Building Site. Will Trade
or Finance.
Poteau
104 Taylor 3
Bedroom, 2 Bath
Brick Home with
Garage.
Owner will finance
or trade.
$27,500
$74,500
James Ford
479-806-8446
We Buy & Sell
4 Acres North of
Wister on Morgan
Road with Large
2 Story House
with need of
repair. Owner will
finance-you do
repairs. 8% down,
$550 month.
MLS
#6883272
Zero N. SADDLER
ST
POTEAU
$10,000 Town &
Country Realty 205
S. McKenna Poteau, OK 74953
Cell:
918-649-4966
Office:
918-647-8204
Fax:
918-647-9406
E-mail: [email protected]
om.
APARTMENTS
1, 2, & 3
BEDROOM
APARTMENTS
FOR RENT.
HUD & CHOCTAW
APPROVED.
Poteau Valley
Apartments.
918-212-4802.
Apartment for Rent
in Home near
CASC, Poteau. 1
bedroom with bath.
$400.00 plus utilities.
918-413-3406
BRAND NEW
Duplexes for Rent.
Stove, washer/dryer
hook-ups. Contact
Bill Barnhart at
918-839-2623.
$49,500
James Ford
479-806-8446
We Buy & Sell
580C CASE Backhoe; 1981 Ford
F150 4WD/4Speed,
200
Potiac
Grand-Am
GT,
ALSO 1968 GMC
PICKUP
918-413-2386
LEGALS
1994 Chevy 3/4 ton
pickup with utility
bed.
Does not run. Bid
as is.
No refund.
Bids will be open on
April 14, 2015.
Bids can be brought
to Howe Water Department on Main
Street from 8:00
a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,
Monday thru Friday.
Published in the Poteau Daily News on
March 10, 17, 2015
(26486) LPXLP
BEFORE
THE
CORPORATION
COMMISSION OF
OKLAHOMA
APPLICATION OF
OKLAHOMA GAS
AND ELECTRIC
COMPANY FOR
COMMISSION APPROVAL OF AN
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
CREDIT
TARIFF
LEGALS
CAUSE
NO. PUD
201400307
NOTICE OF HEARING
NOTICE
IS
HEREBY GIVEN
that Oklahoma Gas
and Electric Company (“OG&E”) filed
its Application requesting that the
Commission issue a
final order (i) approving the Economic Development
Incentive Credit
(“EDIC”) pilot program and associated tariff; (ii) eliminating the Custom
Contract Tariff; (iii)
approving the proposed revenue pro
forma treatment,
solely for test year
periods, for the
EDIC pilot credits
paid during the test
year for future cost
of service studies;
and (iv) granting
such other and further relief as the
Commission may
determine to be fair,
just and equitable in
the premises.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that a
hearing on the merits will be held on
said Application before the Administrative Law Judge
commencing on the
2nd day of April
2015 at 10:30 a.m.
until the record is
closed at the Oklahoma Corporation
Commission
in
Courtroom B, First
Floor, Jim Thorpe
Building, 2101 N.
Lincoln Boulevard,
Oklahoma City,
Oklahoma 73105.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that
all interested persons may appear
and be heard, and
that the Commission shall, after
hearing and taking
of evidence, issue
such orders and
grant such relief as
it deems reasonable, fair, necessary, proper and
equitable in the circumstances,
whether or not specifically requested.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that
for further information concerning this
Cause, please contact Stephanie G.
Houle, P.O. Box
321, Oklahoma
City, Oklahoma
73102,
phone
405-553-3062, attorneys for Oklahoma Gas and
Electric Company.
OKLAHOMA CORPORATION COMMISSION
BOB ANTHONY,
Chairman
DANA L. MURPHY,
Vice Chairman
J. TODD HIETT,
Commissioner
DONE AND PERFORMED ON THIS
3RD
DAY
OF
MARCH, 2015
BY ORDER OF
THE
COMMISSION:
PEGGY
MITCHELL, Commission Secretary
Published in the Poteau Daily News on
March 10, 17, 2015
(26485) LPXLP
BEFORE
THE
CORPORATION
NOW LEASING
COMMISSION OF
1-2 BEDROOM
CAMPERS/
OKLAHOMA
IN THE DISTRICT
APARTMENTS.
APPLICATION OF
TRAILERS
COURT
OF
Water and Trash
OKLAHOMA GAS
LEFLORE
Paid.
MUST SELL 2009
AND ELECTRIC
COUNTY
HEATHERCOMPANY FOR
Travel Trailer, LR
STATE OF OKLARIVIERACOMMISSION APslide out, bedroom
HOMA
GEORGIA
PLACEPROVAL
OF
AN
slide out, microIN THE MATTER
(Two Weeks Free
ECONOMIC DE(800)940-5581
wave, w/d, sleeps
OF THE ESTATE
Rent) and
VELOPMENT
6, like new, no reaOF
SADDLER ST.
CREDIT
donsmobilehomes.
sonable offer reBILLY
EARL
Contact Heather
TARIFF
com
fused.
$19000
Investments.
CAUSE NO. PUD HUDGINS,
Deceased.
(918)208-8761
918-647-2541.
201400307
Case No. PB-15-26
NOTICE OF HEARYARD SALE RAIN INSURANCE: $3.00
ADJUSTMENTS:
GUARANTEED SALE
- $80:
Honorable
Judge
ING
UP TO ONE
Marion D. Fry
If your yard sale is rained out, (must rain, not sprinkle, off Please check your ad for accuracy the first day it
NOTICE
I S(1) YEAR
NO
TICE
FOR
OF THE PDN/SHOPPER
GUIDE
HEREBY
GIVEN
and on until noon) we will rerun your ad whenever you appears. After which time a refund or reprint is limited to
HEARING
PETINo
Real
Estate,
Hay,
Services,
Livestock,
Horses
or
Pets.
that
Oklahoma
Gas
choose (per our ad guidelines). Must call next business one insertion only. Canceling ads placed at discounted
TO ADMIT
20 word.and
max.Electric
AdditionalComwords 34¢TION
per word.
day after rained out sale. Insurance expires 30 days after rates revert to standard prices, therefore a refund may not
WILL TO PROpany (“OG&E”) filed
BATE,
date of purchase on ad.
apply. Omitted ads are eligible for refund of amount paid
its Application reAPPOINTMENT OF
questing that the
ONLY or appearing in alternate issue.
PERSONAL REPCommission issue a
RESENTATIVE,
final order (i) apAND FOR
proving the EcoDETERMINATION
nomic Development
Incentive Credit OF
HEIRS-AT-LAW,
(“EDIC”) pilot proDEVISEES, AND
gram and associLEGATEES
ated tariff; (ii) elimi-
HEARING PETIins, Deceased, that
TION TO ADMIT on the 11th day of
IN THE DISTRICT WILL TO PROMarch, 2015, Joyce
COURT
OF
BATE,
Wilson produced in
LEFLORE
APPOINTMENT OF the District Court of
COUNTY
PERSONAL REPLeFlore County,
STATE OF OKLARESENTATIVE,
State of Oklahoma,
HOMA
AND FOR
instruments, in writIN THE MATTER DETERMINATION
ing, purporting to be
OF
THE10
ESTATE
OF
the 2015
Last Will and
PAGE
. . . TUESDAY,
MARCH 17,
OF
HEIRS-AT-LAW,
Testament of Billy
BILLY
EARL
DEVISEES, AND Earl Hudgins, DeHUDGINS,
LEGATEES
ceased,
and has
LEGALS
LEGALS
LEGALS
Deceased.
NOTICE
I S also filed a Petition
Case No. PB-15-26
HEREBY GIVEN to in this Court praying
Honorable Judge all persons interfor the probate of
Marion D. Fry
ested in the estate
the Will, asking that
NOTICE
F O R of Billy Earl HudgLetters TestamenHEARING PETIins, Deceased, that tary be issued to
TION TO ADMIT on the 11th day of Joyce Wilson upon
WILL TO PROMarch, 2015, Joyce the estate of Billy
BATE,
Wilson produced in Earl Hudgins, DeAPPOINTMENT OF the District Court of ceased, and rePERSONAL REPLeFlore County, questing this Court
RESENTATIVE,
State of Oklahoma, determine the idenAND FOR
instruments, in writtity of all the
DETERMINATION
ing, purporting to be heirs-at-law, deviOF
the Last Will and sees and legatees
HEIRS-AT-LAW,
Testament of Billy of the decedent.
DEVISEES, AND Earl Hudgins, DeNOTICE IS ALSO
LEGATEES
ceased, and has GIVEN that the 2nd
NOTICE
I S also filed a Petition day of April, 2015,
HEREBY GIVEN to in this Court praying at the hour of 9:00
all persons interfor the probate of o'clock A.M., of that
ested in the estate
the Will, asking that day, has been apof Billy Earl HudgLetters Testamenpointed as the time
ins, Deceased, that tary be issued to for hearing the Petion the 11th day of Joyce Wilson upon tion in Courtroom
March, 2015, Joyce the estate of Billy 214 of the District
Wilson produced in Earl Hudgins, DeCourt, Probate Divithe District Court of ceased, and resion, in the County
LeFlore County, questing this P.O.
Court Box
Courthouse,
113 in the
State of Oklahoma, determine the idenCounty of LeFlore,
74953
instruments, in writtity of Poteau,
all the OK
Oklahoma,
when
ing, purporting to be heirs-at-law,
deviand where all per918-647-9185
the Last Will and sees and
legatees
interested may
Danny
Baxter •sons
Owner/Manager
Testament of Billy of the decedent.
and contest
1209 S.appear
McKenna
Earl Hudgins, DeNOTICE IS ALSO the same by filing
ceased, and has GIVEN that the 2nd written opposition
also filed a Petition day of April, 2015, thereto on the
in this Court praying at the hour of 9:00 ground of Readers’
incompeChoice
for the probate of o'clock A.M., of that tency of the
applithe Will, asking that day, has been apcant, or may assert
Letters Testamenpointed as the time their own rights to
tary be issued to for hearing the Petithe administration
Joyce Wilson upon tion in Courtroom and pray the Letters
the estate of Billy 214 of the District be issued to them.
Earl Hudgins, DeCourt, Probate DiviDATED this 11th
ceased, and resion, in the County day of March, 2015.
questing this Court Courthouse, in the /s/: Marion D. Fry
determine the idenCounty of LeFlore, Judge of the District
in Metal
tity of Specializing
all the Oklahoma,
when Roofi
Court ng
heirs-at-law, deviand where all perPrepared by:
Also
Do Shingle
Roofingmay
and Minor
Repairs
seesWe
and
legatees
sons interested
Dru Waren
OBA
of the decedent. Call for
appear
contest
#010510
yourand
Free
Estimate
NOTICE IS ALSO
the same
byMccoy
filing at
Dru Waren, PC
Contact
Chris
GIVEN that the 2nd written opposition PO Box 1251
918-413-2635
day of April, 2015, thereto on the 200 College Ave.
at the hour of 9:00 ground of incompePoteau, OK 74953
o'clock A.M., of that tency of the appli(918) 647-5011
day, has been apcant, or may assert (918) 647-8990
pointed as the time their own rights to Attorney for Perfor hearing the Petithe administration sonal Representation in Courtroom and pray the Letters
tive
214 of the District be issued to them.
Published in the PoCourt, Probate DiviDATED this 11th teau Daily News on
sion, in the County day of March, 2015.
March 17, 2015
Courthouse, in the /s/: Marion D. Fry
(26503) LPXLP
County of LeFlore, Judge of the District
Oklahoma, when Court
and where all perPrepared by:
sons interested may Dru Waren OBA
appear and contest #010510
the same by filing Dru Waren, PC
written opposition PO Box 1251
thereto on the 200 College Ave.
ground of incompePoteau, OK 74953
tency of the appli(918) 647-5011
cant, or may assert (918) 647-8990
their own rights to Attorney for Perthe administration sonal Representaand pray the Letters
tive
be issued to them.
Published in the PoDATED this 11th teau Daily News on
day of March, 2015.
March 17, 2015
/s/: Marion D. Fry
(26503) LPXLP
Judge of the District
Court
Prepared by:
Dru Waren OBA
#010510
Dru Waren, PC
PO Box 1251
200 College Ave.
Poteau, OK 74953
(918) 647-5011
(918) 647-8990
Attorney for Personal Representative
Published in the Poteau Daily News on
March 17, 2015
(26503) LPXLP
tary be issued to for hearing the Petithe administration
by this Court to
ORDER AND NO- FAYETTA THOMIJoyce Wilson upon tion in Courtroom and pray the Letters
the estate of Billy 214 of the District be issued to them.
TICE OF HEARING
SON.
Earl Hudgins, DeCourt, Probate DiviDATED this 11th
TO DETERMINE Said Petition is set
ceased, and resion, in the County day of March, 2015.
HEIRS
for Hearing in the
questing this Court Courthouse, in the /s/: Marion D. Fry
There has been LeFlore County
determine the idenCounty of LeFlore, Judge of the District
IN THE DISTRICT filed in this court a
Courthouse, Potity of all the Oklahoma, when Court
COURT
O F Petition alleging
teau, Oklahoma,
heirs-at-law, deviand where all perPrepared by:
LEFLORE
FLORITA MARIE April 2, 2015, at
sees and legatees sons interested may Dru Waren OBA
COUNTY
POTEAU
DAILY
LORD died
intes- 9:00
A. M.NEWS
to deterof the decedent.
appear and contest #010510
STATE OF OKLAtate
on
or
about
mine
the identity of
NOTICE IS ALSO the same by filing Dru Waren, PC
HOMA
18, 2012, the heirs of the
GIVEN
that the 2nd written
opposition PO Box
1251
IN THE
MATTER August
LEGALS
LEGALS
LEGALS
LEGALS
LEGALS
LEGALS
leaving estate in above named deceday of April, 2015, thereto on the 200 College Ave.
OF THE ESTATE
this state and said dent.
at the hour of 9:00 ground of incompePoteau, OK 74953
OF
o'clock A.M., of that tency of the appli(918) 647-5011
FLORITA MARIE Petition prays that
Dated this 11th day
day, has been apcant, or may assert (918) 647-8990
Letters of Admin- of March, 2015.
LORD,
pointed as the time their own rights to Attorney for PerDeceased.
istration be granted Marion D. Fry
for hearing the Petithe administration sonal RepresentaCase
No.
by this Court to JUDGE OF THE
tion in Courtroom and pray the Letters
tive
PB-2015-25
FAYETTA THOMI- DISTRICT COURT
214 of the District be issued to them.
Published in the PoORDER AND NOSON.
PREPARED BY:
Court, Probate DiviDATED this 11th teau Daily News on
TICE OF HEARING
Said Petition is set DESMOND SIDES
sion, in the County day of March, 2015.
March 17, 2015
TO DETERMINE
for Hearing in the Attorney for PetiCourthouse, in the /s/: Marion D. Fry
(26503) LPXLP
HEIRS
LeFlore County tioner
County of LeFlore, Judge of the District
There has been
Courthouse, Po- P.O. Box 995
Oklahoma, when Court
IN THE DISTRICT filed in this court a
teau, Oklahoma, Poteau, OK 74953
and where all perPrepared by:
COURT
O F Petition alleging
April 2, 2015, at (918) 647-3442
sons interested may Dru Waren OBA
LEFLORE
FLORITA MARIE
9:00 A. M. to deter- Published in the Poappear and contest #010510
COUNTY
LORD died intesthe same by filing Dru Waren, PC
STATE OF OKLAmine the identity of teau Daily News on
tate on or about
written opposition PO Box 1251
HOMA
August 18, 2012,
the heirs of the March 17, 2015
thereto on the 200 College Ave.
IN THE MATTER leaving estate in
above named dece- (26506) LPXLP
ground of incompePoteau, OK 74953
OF THE ESTATE
this state and said dent.
tency of the appli(918) 647-5011
OF
Petition prays that
Dated this 11th day
cant, or may assert (918) 647-8990
FLORITA MARIE Letters of Adminof March, 2015.
their own rights to Attorney for PerLORD,
istration be granted
Marion D. Fry
the administration sonal RepresentaDeceased.
by this Court to
JUDGE OF THE
and pray the Letters
tive
Case
No.
FAYETTA THOMIDISTRICT COURT
be issued to them.
Published in the PoPB-2015-25
SON.
DATED this 11th teau Daily News on
ORDER AND NOSaid Petition is set PREPARED BY:
day of March, 2015.
March 17, 2015
TICE OF HEARING
for Hearing in the DESMOND SIDES
/s/: Marion D. Fry
(26503) LPXLP
TO DETERMINE
LeFlore County Attorney for Petitioner
Judge of the District
HEIRS
Courthouse, PoCourt
There has been
teau, Oklahoma, P.O. Box 995
Prepared by:
filed in this court a
April 2, 2015, at Poteau, OK 74953
Dru Waren OBA
Petition alleging
9:00 A. M. to deter(918) 647-3442
#010510 Loans $100 to $1000
FLORITA MARIE
mine the identity of Published in the PoFixed
Income
Dru
Waren,
PC~ Credit Starter ~ Credit RebuilderLORD died intesthe heirs of the teau Daily News on
“WE WANT TO SAY YES!”
PO Box 1251
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TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2015 . . . PAGE 11
Music keeps flowing as Open Mic Night nears
Happy spring break
everyone.
It’s Open Mic Night
again this Friday night.
We start at 6 p.m. A
sign-up sheet will be available that day or you can
call us if you want us to put
you down for a time slot.
We set up the sound system, you just show up with
your talent.
Open Mic Night at The
Coffee Cup is open to
all ages, all abilities, for all
styles of music and spoken
word performance including poetry, comedy and storytelling.
Every participant of
Open Mic Night gets a free
drink and the opportunity
to perform in front of a
friendly audience. Stay connected with us
by following us on
Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. We would love
it if you shared your favorite thing about The Coffee
Cup with our hashtag,
#mycoffeecuplove, on your
social media of choice. Thank you to Backslider’s
Wine for the great music
last Friday night. We had a
large group of Pirates cele-
What's
Up at
the
Cup
Tammie Johnson
brating March 1971 birthdays.
This crowd is so much
fun, there was singing and
dancing throughout the
night, birthday cake and so
much laughter.
Saturday night we had
the Sister Dulcimer Group.
Much appreciation to our
talented community. If you
are interested in performing at The Coffee Cup,
please contact us for more
information.
Have a great week, and
see you at The Cup
A group celebrates March birthdays while listening to Backslider’s Wine on Friday. Tammie Johnson owns
The Coffee Cup in Poteau.
When she’s not leaving a
trail of mugs and coffee
paraphernalia, you’ll find
her ferrying everyone’s
kids around, including her
own.
Upcoming Live Music:
THIS FRIDAY – March 20th
Open Mic Night
#mycoffeecuplove
@poteaucoffeecup
6 - 9 p.m.
Sound System Provided
All Performers get a Free Drink
Open to All Ages
401 N. Broadway, Poteau • 918-647-2622
www.poteaucoffeecup.com
Sister Dulcimer Group entertains listeners Saturday.
Restaurant Guide
El Padrino
1701 N. Broadway
Poteau, OK 74953
Next to Pirate
Football Stadium
Convenient Hours:
Mon. - Fri.
10 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Sat.
11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. p.m.
Sun. Closed
CALL AHEAD FOR
LARGE ORDERS!
(918) 649-0070
El Padrino
Mexican Kitchen
Mexican Kitchen
Bev’s
Home
Cookin’
511 West Broadway
Spiro, OK 74959
(918) 962-6231
Lunch
Lunch menu available Monday - Friday
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
1. One Enchilda (beef chicken or cheese)
2. One Taco (beef or chicken)
3. One Burrito (beef or chicken)
4. One Tamale (topped with chili sauce and cheese)
5. One Flauta (beef or chicken)
6. One Chimichanga (beef, chicken or pork)
7. One Tostada (beef or chicken)
8. One Chili Relleno (beef, chicken or cheese)
9. Taco Salad (beef or chicken)
10. Hambuarger and Fries
11. Huevos Rancheros
12. Taco el carbon (beef or chicken)
13. Fajitas (beef or chicken)
14. One quesadilla (beef or chicken)
15. Breakfast Burrito (scrambled eggs, tomatoes, cheese, onions and peppers)
16. Burrito El Padrino (large beef or chicken burrito stuffed with rice, beans
and your choice of salsa, guacamole or queso)
All lunch plates served with rice and beans
Open Mon. - Sat.
6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday 5 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Buffet
Sunday - Friday
918-655-3295
409 Hwy. 271
Wister, OK
El Padrino Specials
511 West Broadway
Spiro, OK 74959
(918) 962-6231
Non Smoking
(918) 655-3177
Hours:
Sun. - Thurs.
6 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fri. & Sat.
6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
506 US Hwy 271
Wister, OK 74996
Simply Italian
Mama Red’s
Cafe
El Padrino
Two beef, chicken or shrimp fiesta rellenos
Mama Luz
Chicken fillet stuffed with Azteca sauce
Papa Willie
Two Mexican red sauce enchiladas topped with queso ranchero, served with rice and beans
Canelo
Chili Colorado (beef chunks in red salsa), served with rice and beans
Sara’s Special
Grilled chicken on a bed of rice topped with queso and option of grilled mushrooms,
onions and tomatoes
Joe’s Special
Beef chunks with special Mexican salsa.
Rudy’s Special
Steak with sour cream sauce.
Hours:
Mon. thru Thurs. • 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Fri. & Sat. • 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
NOW OPEN
Mon. through Sat. 6 a.m.-2 p.m.
Serving Breakfast and
Daily Plate Lunch Specials
and Homemade Desserts
POP’S
DINER
(918) 649-0811
600 S. Broadway
1202 North
KENTUCKY AVENUE
Panama, OK
Across from the
Elementary School
Mon. - Sat.
Hours:
Tues - Fri • 11 - 2 Lunch
Tues - Fri • 5 - 9 Dinner
Sat • 5 - 9 Dinner
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(918) 649-0086
3115 N. Broadway
6am - 8pm
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6am - 2pm
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2210 N. Broadway
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Education
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POTEAU DAILY NEWS
Panama High School Honor Rolls Pocola High School
Honor Rolls
Third Nine Weeks
All A’s
Ninth Grade — Kaylia Coleman,
Maci Goines.
10th Grade — Skylar Bell, Cassie
Graham, Sarah Harp, Holiday Hull,
Nicole Ryan, Jami West.
11th Grade — Jordan Armijo,
Brittnie Brassfield, Justul Creel, Kara
Dewbree, Mariah Harris, Ashley
Stockton, Bethany Tackett, Madison
Tackett.
12th Grade — Sierra Adams, Hannah Goines, Justin Gregory, Martin
Lowrimore, Samantha Ryan, Emily
11th Grade — Riley Byrd, Tiffany
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well, Sydnee Haynes, Jacob Man- Shelby Nave, Madison Stout, Cavin
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Sixth grade — Angel Comstock, Jacob Liddel, CamEnglish as a Second Language classes also are
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History of the man behind St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day is celebrated each year on March 17. Although St. Patrick
became the patron saint of Ireland, many people assume the role of being Irish
for the day and participate in the revelry of celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Many of
these revelers celebrate without fully understanding the man behind the holiday.
Despite having such strong links to Ireland, St. Patrick did not begin his life
on the Emerald Isle. St. Patrick was born to wealthy parents in Britain in the
fourth century. His given name was Maewyn. His father was a Christian deacon,
but there is no evidence that theirs was a particularly religious family. It is surmised that the role of deacon was more for tax benefits rather than a holy calling.
Some history suggests that Patrick considered himself a pagan in the early years
of his life.
At age 16, after being taken to Ireland as a prisoner by a group of Irish
raiders who were attacking his family's estate, Patrick began rethinking his
religious beliefs.
While working alone as a shepherd, he turned to religion for solace and
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