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Richard Lee Nix

March 31, 2014

Richard Lee Nix, 58, of Heavener died Friday, March 28, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, at Family Worship Center in Heavener. Burial will be in Hontubby Cemetery under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home.

Barbara Helen Nichols

March 31, 2014

Barbara Helen Nichols, 61, of Poteau died Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark. 
No services are scheduled at this time. Evans and Miller Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
 

Short term forecast issued by the NWS

March 31, 2014

AT 1:06 PM... NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADARS INDICATED A
A LINE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS EXTENDING ROUGHLY FROM
BERRYVILLE ARKANSAS...TO FORT SMITH...TO HUGO OKLAHOMA CELLS
WITHIN THE LINE WERE MOVING NORTHEAST AROUND 50 MPH.

THROUGH 2:30 PM...THIS LINE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE
EAST WHILE CELL MOVEMENT WITHIN THE LINE WILL REMAIN TO THE
NORTHEAST AROUND 50 MPH. OVERALL RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL BE LIMITED
BY THE FAST MOVEMENT AND COVERAGE...HOWEVER AMOUNTS APPROACHING
ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH HEAVIER RAINFALL THAT

Hundreds turn out for half marathon and Vike Hike

March 31, 2014

More than 400 people turned out Saturday [March 29] for the first half marathon and the annual Vike Hike that began at Carl Albert State College.
The northbound lanes of the Cavanal Scenic Expressway were closed Saturday morning as runners completed the course of the marathon.
PDN photo by Trayce Kerbow

Education rally underway in OK City

March 31, 2014

An education rally being held today [March 31] in OK City is underway and many area educators, parents and students are at the Capitol in support.
Those in attendance at the rally hope their voice helps bring more funding for Oklahoma education.
Poteau Schools are closed today to accommodate the many from the school district who planned to attend.
Gov. Mary Fallin said last week she plans to seek a $50 million increase in education funding regardless of the current $190 million budget shortfall.

Benefit dinner to be held for Hodgen family

March 31, 2014

In less than two hours today [March31] a benefit dinner will begin to help a Hodgen family who lost their home to fire.
The dinner will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Hodgen School cafeteria to benefit Mike and Lisa Cox and family.

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