March 2nd, 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” Ted Harada says that, statistically, he shouldn't be alive today.
The 43-year-old former manager for FedEx in Atlanta was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, in August 2010, and the average lifespan for someone with the disease is two to five years after diagnosis.
Harada was accepted into a clinical trial for ALS patients that involved an experimental medical procedure, and he said it dramatically slowed the disease's progression.
The Poteau City Council will meet tonight, Monday, March 2, at the city hall building at 111 Peters St. in Poteau.
Agenda items for the meeting include the following:
â€¢ Vote to enter executive session pursuant to 25 O.S. Section 307(B)(4) to discuss pending litigation.
â€¢ Vote to return from executive session.
â€¢ Consideration/Action regarding pending litigation.
â€¢ Consideration/Action regarding the confirmation and/or re-adoption of the following ordinances:
â€¢ Ordinance Number 726 - (Flood Ins)
â€¢ Ordinance Number 731 - (Youth Access to Tobacco)
Last season, the Whitesboro Bulldogs basketball team found itself one win from making the Class B State Tournament, which would have been the first time ever for the program.
At the Class B Area Tournament at Ada High School's Cougar Activities Center, the â€™Dogs lost the championship game to Southwest Covenant, then the following night fell to Lookeba-Sickles in the consolation finals â€” thus, missing out on state.
Law enforcement is encouraging drivers to stay off the road as road conditions, which already are slick, worsen (Feb. 28 10 a.m.)
At about 10:15 a.m. sleet began falling in the Cameron area and additional snow fall is expected throughout the day.
Kenneth Hale, 92, of Spiro died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 2, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
Evangeline Lucy Krause Williams, 84, of Poteau died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Poteau.
Law enforcement are working many wrecks in LeFlore County as snowfall causes traffic issues today (Feb. 27 at 3:50 p.m.)
Snow is expected to continue until about 9 p.m. tonight.
Cavanal Chorale Showcase that was set for 7 p.m. February 27 at the Donald W. Reynolds Center in Poteau has been postponed due to weather Friday. The film screening of "To Light a Candle" has also bee postponed.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until Midnight. Roads are becoming slick, especially on bridges, overpasses and untreated roads, the National Weather Service in Tulsa reported. The snow is expected to shift late tonight.
According to the National Weather Service winter weather is again on its way for Poteau and the LeFlore County area.
Here is the forecast from the NTW in Tulsa today [Feb. 27 at 12:45 p.m.:
A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 29. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tonightâ€¨A 20 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 21. East wind 5 to 10 mph.
Here is a list of events to attend this weekend.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Cavanal Chorale Showcase featuring the chorale, soloists and ensembles, 7 p.m., Donald W. Reynolds Community Center
Free screening of the film To Light a Candle, sponsored by Baha'is of LeFlore County, 6:30 p.m., Donald W. Reynolds Community Center. Info: (918) 654-3675
Mardi Gras spaghetti dinner sponsored by Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 502 N. Bagwell
Saturday, February 28, 2015