April 9th, 2015
For the first time this week, Mother Nature was a winner during the 2015 LeFlore County Baseball Tournament.
After Heavener eliminated Panama 5-2 in Thursday's loser's-bracket quarterfinal at Howe's Lions Field, rain washed out the final two games of the night â€” the other loser's-bracket quarterfinal game between Cameron and Spiro and the winner's-bracket final between Poteau and Wister.
The Cameron-Spiro game will be at 3 p.m. Friday, with the winner meeting Heavener at 5 p.m. Poteau and Wister will play at 7 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Latimer and Le Flore County until 6:15 p.m.
The following was posted by the National Weather Service in Tulsa.
* AT 526 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR BENGAL...AND
MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.
HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.
IMPACT...HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE TO
ROOFS...SIDING AND TREES.
* LOCATIONS IN OR NEAR THE PATH INCLUDE...FANSHAWE...SUMMERFIELD...
LAKE WISTER STATE PARK...WISTER...HODGEN...HOWE...HEAVENER...POTEAU
The Masters Par 3 Contest was a success, entertaining crowds with cute kid caddies, numerous holes in one and more than a few big-name stars -- some who weren't even golfers.
SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS...
THIS OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL ARKANSAS AS WELL AS MUCH OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA.
WEDNESDAY...THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ACROSS NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA LATE THIS AFTERNOON IN THE VICINITY OF A COLD FRONT AND DRY LINE.
WITH A MOIST AND UNSTABLE AIRMASS IN PLACE ACROSS THE REGION...THE STORMS WILL LIKELY BECOME SEVERE WITH ALL MODES OF SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE AS THE STORMS TRACK ACROSS NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA INTO NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.
Emergency crews are responding [April 8 10:20 a.m.] to an accident with injuries on U.S. Highway 259 near Big Cedar.
According to dispatch information, a semi-trailer loaded with logs has rolled over onto its side.
It is unknown how many or how serious injuries are.
Poteau 12, Spiro 7
Wister 2, Panama 1
Leflore 12, Bokoshe 0, Bokoshe eliminated.
Cameron 4, Whitesboro 3, Whitesboro eliminated.
Cameron 8, Leflore 3, Leflore eliminated.
Heavener 9, Howe 1, Howe eliminated.
Pocola 7, Arkoma 5, Arkoma eliminated.
Heavener 3, Pocola 1, Heavener eliminated.
Poteau vs. Wister, 8 p.m.
Panama vs. Heavener, 4 p.m.
Spiro vs. Cameron, 6 p.m.
Unofficial results Jeff Shockley wins Mayor; Jim Seale wins Street Commissioner; Jim Sommers wins Ward 4, Seat 2; Monte Shockley II wins Ward 2, Seat 2. Waiting on other election results.
With nine of 10 precincts reporting as of 7:45 p.m. Jeff Shockley leads the Mayor's race, Jim Seale leads for Street Commissioner, Jim Sommers leads for Ward 4, Seat 2 Council Members and Monte Shockley II leads for Ward 2, Seat 2.
CITY OF POTEAU
FOR MAYOR CITY OF POTEAU
0 of 10 Precincts Completely Reporting
Absentee and early voting numbers
Jeff Shockley 91 73.39 %
Jody Ray Adams 33 at 26.61 %
FOR COUNCIL MEMBER, WARD NO. 2 SEAT 2 CITY OF POTEAU
Vaugh Barnes 32 at 26.45 %
Monte Shockley II 89 at 73.55 percent
FOR COUNCIL MEMBER, WARD NO. 4 SEAT 2 CITY OF POTEAU
Jim Sommers 70 at 56.45%
Tony Riley 54 at 43.55 %
FOR STREET COMMISSIONER CITY OF POTEAU
Jim Seale 93 at 75%
Shannon Stubbs 31 @ 25 $
Only early and absentee voting included
Polls in LeFlore County will close in about 25 minutes [April 7 at 6:35 p.m.]. Municipal races in several towns will be tallied and unofficial winners announced.
PDN will keep you up to date.