Archive - Mar 2014
Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) and Howe High School have teamed up to save the lives of those in local hospitals. A blood drive will be held on Monday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those who are healthy and 16 years* or older can typically give blood.
All blood donors will also receive a â€śFEEL BOLDâ€ť T-shirt, free health screenings and Donor Rewards Points.
Blood donors can choose to forgo the T-shirt. Then, funds designated for this item will be donated to Global Blood Fund, a nonprofit that supports struggling blood centers abroad.
Bobby Gerald "Bob" Wann, 72, died Friday, March 7, 2014, in Big Sandy, Texas.
Bob Wann was born July 13, 1941, to Marie Holderfield Wann and Harold "Buster" Wann and grew to adulthood in Fanshawe. He was passionate about people, achievement and horses. These passions manifested in his love of sport: baseball, basketball, track and achieving high levels of personal performance.
The LeFlore County Emergency Medical Service Board will meet today [March 17] at 4 p.m. at the 911 Center located on south broadway in Poteau.
The Flood Warning continues[March 17] for the Poteau river near Panama after more than 3 inches of rain fell over a 24-hour period. The NWS issued the warning until Tuesday morning.
At 8:30 am Monday, the stage was 33.15 feet with flood stage at 29.0 feet.
Moderate flooding is occurring but the river is near crest.
The Poteau river near Panama will continue to crest and fall below flood stage by early Tuesday morning.
At 33.0 feet, moderate flooding of agricultural lands occurs between Shady Point to Arkoma. Williams Road east of Panama and some local farm roads are flooded.
The LeFlore County Sheriff's Office is reporting road closures due to flooding from overnight and Sunday [March 16] rains.
Blue Goose road from Brazil Creek to Mine Road is closed and the low water bridge near New Spiro Lake also is closed.
Williams Road also is closed from the Poteau River Bridge west toward Panama.
Bailey Road and Racetrack Road have not been closed but deputies report the low water bridges are flooded and encourage motorists to find alternate routes of travel.
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The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team got its season off and running in fine fashion with a 10-2 four-inning, run-rule victory over the Panama Lady Razorbacks on Thursday afternoon.
HEAVENER â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves handled both home opponents in Thursday's three-way, run-ruling Cameron 18-0 and Battiest 17-4.
Battiest beat Cameron 14-6 in the middle contest.
In Heavener's win over Cameron, the Lady Wolves scored 10 runs in the opening inning to put the game away.
In Heavener's victory over Battiest, the Lady Wolves rallied from a 4-0 first-inning deficit with six runs in the first inning, five runs in the second inning and six more runs in the third inning.
Several Poteau wrestlers were honored at Thursday night's banquet at the Dale Cox Community Center.
VAN BUREN, Ark. â€” The Poteau High School soccer teams split their games Thursday against the host Van Buren squads. The Pirates prevailed 4-1, but the Lady Pirates fell 3-1.
The Poteau teams will be in the Fort Smith [Ark.] Invitational, which started Friday and will end today in Greenwood, Ark.