April 13th, 2015
The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for northern LeFlore County, as well as several other counties in southeastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas. The advisory lasts until 3:30 p.m. Monday.
A hazardous weather outlook by the NWS said flash flood risk is limited, but heavy rain risk is elevated and ongoing.
Showers and thunderstorms are expected to move through the area today as a cold front moves through, especially those areas southeast of Interstate 44.
Poteau 10, Wister 0
Wister 12, Spiro 8
A few LeFlore County baseball and softball teams got good news from the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association on Friday. They were named district tournament hosts for the upcoming start to postseason play.
The Poteau Lady Pirates should find out late next week or early the following week what their Class 6A Regional Tournament fate will be.
Here's the complete list:
Class A Baseball District Tournament Assignments
Arkoma and Cameron at Gans
Crowder and Gore at Keota
Class B Baseball District Tournament Assignments
Kinta and McCurtain at Leflore
Poteau 11, Wister 10
Spiro 10, Cameron 0
Spiro 6, Heavener 2
Spiro vs. Wister, 3 p.m.
Poteau vs. Spiro-Wister winner, 5 p.m.
The Heavener Lady Wolves won last springâ€™s LeFlore County Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament, and if the seeding holds true they will do so this spring as well.
The Lady Wolves were given the top seed in next weekâ€™s county tournament, which will begin Monday at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
Last seasonâ€™s county runners-up, the Pocola Lady Indians, got the second seed, while the Wister Lady Wildcats got the third seed. All three top seeds will get a bye into the winnerâ€™s-bracket quarterfinals on Monday.
DALLAS (AP) â€” Days after a foodborne illness was linked to Blue Bell ice cream products, a state inspection of an Oklahoma plant later tied to the infection praised the facility for having no violations and doing a "great job," according to a copy of the inspection report.
Inspectors had no reason to check for listeria during the routine March 18 review as no problems were detected and the facility didn't have a history of issues linked to the illness, said Stan Stromberg, director of the food safety division for the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry..
In his first round of competitive golf since February, Tiger Woods shot a 1-over 73 at the Masters on Thursday.
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.