Serving Heavener and LeFlore County
State Bill 860 would cut an additional $17.7 million in state aid for schools.
Sen. Mark Allen voted for the bill while Sen. Joseph Silk voted against it.
Here is the projected state aid reduction from fiscal year 2017 breakdown by school districts in LeFlore County:
By JILL LAWLESS and GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — An apparent suicide bomber attacked an Ariana Grande concert as it ended Monday night, killing 22 people among a panicked crowd of young concertgoers, some still wearing the star’s trademark kitten ears and holding pink balloons as they fled.
TALIHINA – Shovels turned on Sept. 27 last year breaking ground for a new Choctaw Nation Community Center in Talihina. On Thursday, ribbon was cut opening the new facility. An estimated 200 Choctaw Nation leaders, tribal elders, Talihina officials and residents were on hand for the ceremony….
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin announced Monday that two Oklahoma counties may now receive disaster assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as a result of the severe weather that occurred April 28 through May 2.
The designation provides SBA low-interest disaster loans for homeowners and business owners in Cherokee …
POTEAU—The LeFlore County commissioners will meet in a regular business meeting Monday at 9 a.m. in the office of the board of county commissioners.
(1.) * CALL TO ORDER.
(2.) * MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING(S).
(3.) * PAYROLL/CLAIMS.
(4.) * BONDS.
(5.) * MONTHLY FEE REPORTS.
(6.) * TRANSFER OF APPROPRIATIONS.
(7.) * BLANKET PURCHASE ORDERS.
(8.) * …
By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS, Associated Press
Budget negotiations between Oklahoma lawmakers meeting for a rare weekend session appeared to collapse again Saturday, derailing efforts to close a nearly $880 million budget shortfall.
Legislators are bound by the state’s constitution to pass any revenue-raising measures by Sunday or be forced to call a special …
TULSA (AP) — Forecasters say a band of thunderstorms packing dangerous lightning, large hail and damaging winds are moving out of Texas and into Oklahoma and Arkansas.
The National Weather Service says the potentially severe storms are expected to travel Saturday through far eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas. Flash flood warnings …
MOORE (AP) — Schools in Oklahoma are canceling some activities with severe weather forecast during the afternoon and evening hours Thursday and Will Rogers World Airport officials are warning of flight delays and cancellations because of the weather.
In Moore, where seven children were killed when a deadly tornado struck the …
By COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — A former U.S. Navy veteran who appeared intoxicated drove his car the wrong way up a Times Square street Thursday and plowed into pedestrians on the sidewalk, killing a teenager and injuring 22 other people, authorities and witnesses said. The driver was taken …
KEOTA—A Panama man was injured in an auto accident on Highway 9 near Keota on Wednesday at around 11 p.m.
Phillip Harris, 68, of Panama was driving a 2008 Dodge truck when he attempted to pass a dump truck driven by Michael Coble of Keota.
Coble attempted to turn left into a …
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Jared Janczak threw five shutout innings to help No. 2 seed TCU defeat No. 3 seed Oklahoma 9-4 on Thursday in a Big 12 Tournament elimination game.
Janczak, an All-Big 12 first-team pitcher, gave up three hits and struck out eight to improve to 8-0 on the …
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Colin Simpson hit two home runs to help No. 8 seed Oklahoma State defeat West Virginia 8-4 on Thursday night in the winner’s bracket of the Big 12 Tournament.
Simpson went 4 for 5 with five RBIs and three runs scored for the Cowboys (28-25), the tournament’s …
By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer
Here they go again.
For the third straight year, it’s Cleveland and Golden State in the NBA Finals. The 2016 champions versus the 2015 champions . The first “threematch” — rematch of a rematch — in league history. It’s the matchup most expected, the matchup most …
Heavener girls coach Paul Moore is leaving to take the head boys’ position at Poteau.
Moore coached the Lady Wolves for six years, going 16-10 this past season, and made it to the area tournament.
Heavener returns four starters next season, losing only Azure Watkins and Jazmine Lopez. Poteau’s boys lose three …
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Blake Battenfield threw six scoreless innings to help eighth-seeded Oklahoma State to a 3-0 win over top-seeded Texas Tech in the first round of the Big 12 Conference tournament on Wednesday.
Battenfield allowed four hits and walked two while striking out four for the Cowboys (27-25), who …
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kacy Clemens was 3 for 5 with a pair of home runs and four RBIs to lead sixth-seeded Texas to an 8-4 win over third-seeded Oklahoma in the first round of the Big 12 Conference tournament.
Clemens, a senior and son of seven-time Cy Young Award winner …
ARKOMA—Arkoma Athletic Director Rick Harvey presents Arkoma’s Prestigious Mustang Award for outstanding scholarship and athletics to seniors Seth Key, above, and Matthew Harmon, below.
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(The eastern Oklahoma fishing report is furnished by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife)
Arbuckle: May 21. Lake elevation is rising (5 ft. above). Water temperature is 64 degrees and dirty. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, flukes and jigs in brush structure, coves and docks. White crappie slow on …
STILLWATER–The Panama Special Olympics Team recently attended the Oklahoma Special Olympics State Games in Stillwater. Five athletes competed and brought home two gold medals a silver, and a pair ribbons.
This was the first team under new coach Jennifer Toney.
The competition was held May 17-19 on the campus of Oklahoma State …
POTEAU—The Wayne Husack Memorial golf tournament is Saturday and Sunday at Choctaw Country Club.
Entry fee is $120 per two-person team with mulligans $20 per team.
The first day is six holes of alternate shot, six holes of low ball and six holes of scramble. The second day is all scramble.
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