Archive - 2013
The Fantasy Forest fundraiser hosted by the LeFlore County Historical Society has been extended until midnight Friday.
Due to inclement weather, several days of bidding were halted as people were unable to travel to the downtown Poteau area.
If you would like to bid on a fantasy tree, you may do so online at the LeFlore County Historical Society Facebook page or in person at the LeFlore County Museum on Wednesday or Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and Friday from 5-7 p.m.
One of the trees and the money raised will go to help the LeFlore County Foster Children program.
The award-winning Treble Choir of Cavanal Chorale invites everyone to celebrate the holiday season with a special performance.
For the third consecutive year, the Treble Choir will perform traditional Christmas songs and carols. This yearâ€™s performance is entitled â€śAnother Night of Carolsâ€ť and will begin at 7 p.m. tonight at the Poteau First United Methodist Church, at 109 South Harper.
The musical selections will last about an hour. Light refreshments will be served.
The pace of life today is so rushed and hectic that we forget about the natural rhythms of the Sun, Moon and Stars. Native American farmers understood these rhythms. In the rhythm of the sun, the Winter Solstice is a period of rest, preparation and celebration. Come to the Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center on December 21, 2013, and there will be three guided walks to learn more about the Winter Solstice and how Native Americans dealt with the changes in the seasons.
There's no doubt who the big winner was in the world of LeFlore County basketball â€” Mother Nature.
All games from Thursday through Saturday last week were canceled due to the wintry weather. Most of those games will be made up, although Wister's games at the Pick and Shovel Classic in Hartshorne will likely not be rescheduled.
Also, both Mother Nature and the rescheduled high school football playoffs have played havoc with this week's schedule as well.
The Poteau High School wrestling team will begin the 2013-14 season tonight in a road dual against Quinton beginning at 7 p.m.
Then, the Pirates will entertain the Van Buren (Ark.) Pointers in the home opener at 7 p.m. Thursday at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
The Pirates will not have their full team quite yet due to several of them playing for the Pirates football team in Saturday afternoon's Class 4A state title game.
The good news is the Poteau Pirates and the Talihina Golden Tigers didn't lose this weekend on the gridiron. Of course, they didn't win, either.
The big winner this weekend in the world of high school football was Mother Nature. The wintry weather statewide made the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association cancel all the high school playoffs this weekend and essentially push the games to a week later â€” thus the Class 3A, 2A and A state title games will take place the weekend before Christmas.
This week's wintry weather has not only affected the high school football playoffs, but actually both the weather and the weather-related rescheduled high school football playoffs have made next week's tournaments do some tweaking of their schedules.
The Green Valley Conference Tournament, which was slated to begin Monday at Bokoshe Tigers Fieldhouse, will now begin Tuesday with the girls games due to weather conditions.
HARTFORD, Ark. â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves reached the title game of the Gary Ford Invitational on Wednesday night with a 68-23 rout of the host team from Hartford.
The rest of the tournament action for the week for both the Wolves and Lady Wolves have been rescheduled due to the inclement weather.
The Lady Wolves' title game will take place at noon Dec. 14 instead of this Saturday. The final game for the Wolves in the event will take place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.