July 17th, 2013
Jack C. Austin III has been awarded the Bill McKinney Scholarship.
Parent or Guardian: Jack and Philisha Austin.
High School: Talihina.
College Major: Pre-Med.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€“ More than $4.5 million has already been approved in federal funding for debris clearance and emergency protective measures in Oklahoma following the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred from May 18 â€“ June 2, 2013.
Of the total, $4.1 million covers eligible debris removal costs under a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance Alternative Procedures Pilot Program. The accelerated debris removal program was initiated in Oklahoma following the devastating spring storms.
Poteau Lady Pirates golf coach Randall Wheat and Jonathon Spikes won the championship flight of the 2013 Spider Webb Invitational, which took place this past weekend at Choctaw Country Club. The duo shot a 61-67â€”128, beating the team of Damian Scott and Kevin Stann (65-65â€”130) â€” who won a scorecard playoff against Jason May and Kale Holton (65-65â€”130) for second place.
Four two-golfer teams were parts of two championships at the Poteau Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament, which took place June 24 at Choctaw Country Club.
Dr. Bill Willis and Mike Huggins, along with Paul Quirk and Johnny Baker were champions in first flight. Dr. Douglas Duke and Graham Dunn along with Ron and Don Killion were second. The duos of Craig Hall-Clark Summers and SueAnn Loggains-Ryan Adams were third.
Many have seen the two decorated bulls in town. One on the north end by the Cavanal Scenic Expressway ramp and the other on the south side of the Poteau Chamber of Commerce. Well the newest of many to come has found its home.
The Central National Bank bull was delivered Tuesday afternoon.
Delivery people said the next bull to be unveiled belongs to JoB Construction.
Candidates for two seats on the Talihina Board of Trustees will begin filing their declarations of candidacy at 8 a.m. Monday at the LeFlore County Election Board.
The filing period will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to Election Board Secretary Sharon Steele.
Candidates will file for a four-year term on the board and a two-year unexpired term.
The nonpartisan special municipal election will be held Sept. 10, Steele said.
A Pocola man was critically injured after a semi slammed head on onto his vehicle Tuesday morning.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Alvin Jamerson, 32, of Millerton was driving a 1995 Peterbilt tractor trailer hauling a load of cattle east on U.S. highway 270 west of Wister when he told police he fell asleep. Jamerson's semi crossed the center line striking a 1996 Chevrolet Blazer driven by Randy Don Woodard, 59, of Pocola.
Don't call the cops just yet, that isn't a prowler it's the pink flamingo flockers and you have just been flocked.
If you wake up and look out your window to find you are now the proud caretaker of a flock of flamingo's who have found their way into your yard, it isn't vandalism, it's a fundraiser for a good cause.
Employees with Central National Bank's north branch are raising proceeds for the LeFlore County Relay of Life cancer event to be held Sept. 7.
Peewee State Tournament
At Poteau Area Recreational Complex
Poteau Rebels 13, Clinton White 2, Clinton White eliminated
Poteau Rebels 7, Morrison Wildcats 6, 6 inn., Morrison Wildcats eliminated
Saturday's Title Games
Poteau Rebels 7, Dale Stixx 6, 6 inn.
Poteau Rebels 2, Dale Stixx 1, Poteau Rebels win state title
Prep State Tournament
Pauls Valley Panthers 8. Stigler Panthers 7, 7 inn., Stigler Panthers eliminated (the incorrect score was reported in Saturday's paper)