June 24th, 2015
MENA, Ark. (AP) â€” The lodge at Queen Wilhelmina State Park in Mena is scheduled to reopen July 1 following a $9.6 million renovation and expansion project.
The lodge is on the Talimena National Scenic Byway that extends from Mena, Arkansas, to Talihina, Oklahoma. It's located on Rich Mountain in western Arkansas.
The renovation and expansion includes increasing the lodge's size from just less than 26,000-square-feet to just more than 37,000 square feet. An elevator was also added and more stairwells in addition to energy efficient heating, cooling and lighting.
Jeff Rogers and Perry Reed of McClain Surveying and Josh Munoz and Dana Scott of First National Bank were the winning foursome in Mondayâ€™s Poteau Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament that took place at Wolf Ridge Country Club.
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At KFC, DNA tests reportedly prove that a customer's claim that he was served a fried rat was false, according to the chain.
James Horner, an Oscar-winning composer for several movies, is feared dead after his plane crashed.
A volunteer firefighter was fired after a Facebook post showed him praising the alleged Charleston, SC, shooter.
A timelapse video of two golden retrievers growing up over a nine month period has gone viral.
It looked like the only Arkoma Lady Mustang graduating senior who was going to play hoops at the next level was Tiera Brumfield, who signed with Eastern Oklahoma State College earlier this year. However, that all changed Monday morning.
Arkoma guard Shaylea Whisenhunt signed a letter of intent with Murray State College, located in Tishomingo, in a signing ceremony inside the Arkoma Gym.
EDMOND â€” Two local softball players, Heavener's Makayla Cheek and Pocola's Madison Hudkins, and three local umpires, Dale Lowrimore, Bill Holt and Wendy Kennedy, participated in the 2015 Slow-Pitch Coaches Association All-State Games on Saturday at Oklahoma Christian University of Science and Arts.
Poteau vs. Heavener, 5 p.m.; Poteau vs. Smithville, 5:45 p.m.; Keota vs. Heavener, 6:30 p.m.; Keota vs. Smithville, 6:30 p.m.
Roland vs. Howe, 5 p.m.; Red Oak vs. Roland, 5:45 p.m.; Howe vs. Sallisaw, 6:30 p.m.; Red Oak vs. Sallisaw, 7:15 p.m.; Sallisaw JV vs. Howe JV, 8 p.m.
Buffalo Valley vs. Leflore, 5 p.m.; Buffalo Valley vs. Gans, 5:45 p.m.; Panama vs. Leflore, 6:30 p.m.; Panama vs. Gans, 7:15 p.m.
Pocola vs. Spiro, 5 p.m.; Talihina vs. Spiro, 5:45 p.m.; Cameron vs. Pocola, 6:30 p.m.; Cameron vs. Talihina, 7:15 p.m.
Poteau golfer Cody Shore was not able to repeat as Class 4A state champion last month, but he did get the top possible honor.
Shore, who was ninth at last month's Class 4A State Tournament, was the highest senior to finish from the East to automatically qualify for the 2015 Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State Golf Tournament in late July.
Shore is one of four LeFlore County athletes as well as a Red Oak Lady Eagle to make All-State teams â€” all doing so in basketball.