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Archive - Mar 2014

March 17th

Howe Schools to host blood drive

March 17, 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 “FEEL BOLD” 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

March 17, 2014

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.

EMS Board to meet today

March 17, 2014

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.

UPDATE: Flooding continues through today

March 17, 2014

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.

March 16th

UPDATE: Breaking News - more roads closed due to flooding

March 16, 2014

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.

LeFlore county under flood warning

March 16, 2014

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Watches, Warnings & Advisories

March 15th

Poteau girls handle Panama in softball season opener

March 15, 2014

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.

Thursday's High School Softball Roundup

March 15, 2014

HEAVENER — 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.

Poteau wresters honored at Thursday night's banquet

March 15, 2014

Several Poteau wrestlers were honored at Thursday night's banquet at the Dale Cox Community Center.

Poteau soccer teams split road games against Van Buren

March 15, 2014

VAN BUREN, Ark. — 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.

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