Shawnee quarterback John Jacobs was in constant pain last season.
Dealing with a hernia he suffered before the season, he was hampered severely trying to run the ball as the Wolves made their way to the Class 5A quarterfinals.
Now, Jacobs is healthy following offseason surgery. He’s hoping he can show his true speed next season after being clocked as fast as a 4.47 in the 40-yard sprint this offseason.
“That really hurt me a lot, so I’m looking forward to showing what I can do this year,” said the 6-foot-1, 220-pound left-hander. “It was the worst pain ever.”
Jacobs threw for 2,263 yards and 28 touchdowns last season. He also amassed 1,122 and 17 TDs on the ground, numbers that could increase this
The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust awarded incentive grants totaling $24,500 to these five Oklahoma school districts: Afton Public Schools, Antlers Public Schools, Millwood Public Schools, Pleasant Grove Public Schools and Poteau Public Schools.
Shawnee native Leroy Gordon Cooper was among the first seven Americans to be selected for the astronaut program. He was the last of the group to travel into space alone, setting various records along the way. "Gordo," as his fellow space colleagues called him, was known for his outstanding engineering skills. Though the least experienced of the members of the first astronaut corps, he proved to be a top-notch space traveler with an incredible ability to handle spacecraft, as was proven on his flight aboard Faith 7. He used his own talents to fly the capsule late in the mission and steered it to a near-perfect spashdown int he Pacific Oceanrge.
Residents at Meadow Ridge Mobile Home Park in Shawnee received notices this week telling them to vacate the property by June 10. The trailer court has shown elevated levels of uranium in its water since 2007, said Skylar McElhaney, a spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.
News and opinion website ThinkProgess published a lengthy reported feature Tuesday under the headline "Welcome To Shawnee, Oklahoma: The Worst City In America To Be Homeless." It's a little over 5,000 words in length but the evidence it offers — which includes interviews with most of the people in the story, findings from city deeds and other public records — is compelling enough to validate the concern raised by the headline. Give it a read here .