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The daily blog for 5-29-2021

Good morning, ladies and gents, and thank you for reading our daily blog for May 29.

This is the 149th day of 2021 and there are 216 days left in the year.

I fell down on the job and didn’t get a picture yesterday. I promise to try harder next time.

Here we are, two days short of Memorial Day, and the high today with June arriving in a few days, is 75 degrees. Now, I am not complaining, although our pool has now been open for a month and I have not got in it. Just a beautiful day to help kick off the holiday weekend.

Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction announced Friday a major part of the OSDE recovery plan aimed at addressing students’ social-emotional needs. The OSDE will use around $35 million in fed funds to help fund new positions at school districts though the Oklahoma School Counselor Corps.

Poteau’s baseball team, which won the district championship, pretty much dominated the postseason awards.

OSU’s baseball team won again Saturday and moved into the semifinal game of the conference tournament.

ORU bounced back from a loss earlier in the day to advance to the championship game of its conference.

In softball super regionals, OU defeated Washington, OSU won again over Texas and Arizona won the opener at Arkansas

OU and OSU are tied for fourth in the NCAA gold tournament and Arkansas is tied for 10th.

State Rep. Rick West wrote his weekly column on the closing of this session of the legislature.

In today’s events, a memorial service for Velbert Williams is 2 p.m. Saturday at the Big Creek Baptist Church.

Funeral services for Ernest “Red” Shadwick are 1 p.m. Saturday at Mt. View Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Mt. View Cemetery. He was born Aug. 14, 1923 in Howe and passed away May 25 in Howe.

On this date in history, in 1848 Wisconsin joined the Union, in 1917 future president John F. Kennedy was born, in 1953, a pair of explorers reached the Everest summit, in 2003 Bob Hope celebrated his 100th birthday and in 2005 Danica Patrick became the first female to lead the Indy 500.

Graveside funeral services for Rozetta Childers of Poteau are 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Greenhill Cemetery in Cameron. She passed away May 25 in Little Rock and was born Jan. 22, 1942.

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Here is today’s joke of the day:

“Why did the bike fall over?

It was two tired.”

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