Archive - Jan 10, 2014
The passenger in this white and blue or green striped pickup seen pulling a white trailer was caught on video taking a toolbox worth about $1,000 from a shopper's vehicle at Walmart at about 12:15 p.m. Monday.
The older model Chevrolet pickup has fog lights atop the cab of the truck, what appears to be pealing paint on the hood and a metal mesh-looking tail guard in place of a tailgate.
If you have any information about the owner of the truck or the persons involved in the theft, contact the Poteau Police Department at (918) 647-8620.
A fire prompted Kiamichi Technology Center officials to evacuate the premises briefly Friday morning.
Poteau Fire Department was called for assistance about 8 a.m.
An HVAC unit outside the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning classroom caught fire and was blowing smoke inside the building.
HVAC instructor, Barney Green quickly cut the power to the unit.
Firefighters responded quickly and helped extinguish the fire.
Classes were back in progress by 8:30 a.m. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Melissa Holcomb, owner of Terrific Trips by Melissa was the guest of honor during the first ribbon cutting ceremony to take place at the Poteau Chamber of Commerce's new location at the Donald W. Reynold's Center. Holcomb, pictured holding the scissors, opened her travel agent business in November and became a chamber member in December. Visit her website at terrifictrips.agenthub.net or contact her at (918) 721-3429 or email at email@example.com.
PDN photo by Kim Ross
MUSKOGEE â€” The Spiro Bulldogs kept their record perfect on the season with a 79-39 rout of the Hilldale junior varsity in the opening round of the Muskogee Bedouin Shrine Classic on Tuesday night.
The Bulldogs jumped out to a 16-6 lead after a period en route to a 32-14 halftime advantage.
Hartshorne 56, Heavener 48, OT: In Hartshorne, the Wolves had a 32-27 lead after three periods, but the Miners outscored them 15-10 in the final quarter to force overtime tied at 42.
In the extra period, Hartshorne outscored Heavener 14-6 to complete the comeback.
I have been writing this column for the last 8.5 years, and I have enjoyed every moment. The numbers of kidsâ€™ pictures that have appeared have made for countless numbers of smiles for moms, dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends â€” not to mention all the newspaper clippings that have been added to scrapbooks and photograph albums in homes all across the county.
If the seeding holds true, there will be a pair of repeat champions at the LeFlore County Tournament, which will be Jan. 20-25.
The Poteau Lady Pirates and the Spiro Bulldogs were awarded the top seeds of this year's event, which is being hosted by Talihina High School.
On the girls' side, Poteau, last year's champions for the first time in 11 years when beating Talihina in last year's final, got the No. 1 seed, followed by Spiro and Howe as these three teams will receive first-round byes.
When looking at the line-up in the home dual for the Poteau Pirates against the Vian Wolverines on Tuesday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse, it looked good for a win as the Pirates were going to get several points on forfeited wins.
However, in the 10 matches wrestled, the Wolverines won six of them en route to a 37-36 victory over the Pirates
Vian also won the junior high dual 37-27.