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June 1st, 2015

Poteau Valley Improvement Authority meeting Tuesday

June 1, 2015

The Poteau Valley Improvement Authority will hold their regular meeting Tuesday, June 2 at Poteau City Hall.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m.

Agenda items include the following:

1. Read and approve minutes of the regular May 5 meeting.

2. Discussion and action on finance committee report
a) approval of monthly claims.
b) budget committee recommendation for FY 15-16 budget.

3. Discussion and action on FY 15-16 budget.

4. Manager's report.

5. Update on aeration equipment for Poteau tower.

6. Update on water shed.
a.) update on the Quarry Island Cove alum project.

Coach's resignation on Talihina School agenda

June 1, 2015

Talihina School Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. tonight [June 1] at the Board of Education Building on Isherwood Street.
Items to be discussed include Superintendent's Report, regular business and the resignation of the Junior High Boys Coach.

May 30th

Two local softball players make All-State, with another named an All-State alternate; Slow-Pitch All-State Games slated for June 20 at University of Oklahoma (EDITED)

May 30, 2015

Two LeFlore County slow-pitch softball players got the ultimate honor of being named an All-Stater.
Heavener's Makayla Cheek and Pocola's Madison Hudkins were named All-Staters.
Cheek will be on the Large East, while Hudkins will be on the Middle East.
Cheek's teammate, Lexi Moody, is an alternate for the Large East team.
The Slow-Pitch All-State Games will take place June 20 at the University of Oklahoma.

May 29th

New Poteau coach likes where his new team is at as spring practice ended Friday

May 29, 2015

While spring football practice began last week for the Poteau Pirates, new coach Forrest Mazey could not be present as he was putting the final touches on his departure from Mangum and the birth of his third son.
However, the new coach was present this week, and he liked what he saw in spring practice, which ended Friday afternoon.
This week, Mazey basically tried to mesh his concepts with the current Pirates’ system of doing things, which he said was a success.

Heavener looks good in spring action against Wilburton, Keys (Park Hill)

May 29, 2015

The Heavener Wolves wrapped up their 2015 spring football practice with a three-way scrimmage with Wilburton and Keys (Park Hill) on Friday morning at Harvey Stadium.
While the Heavener No. 2s didn’t score, the No. 1s did. Quarterback Trey Grubbs went up the middle against Keys (Park Hill) for about a 40-yard TD.
To end the three-way, Heavener and Willburton played a more game-like situation, and the Wolves scored with their No. 1s on about a 60-yard scamper by Luke McGee.

Tulsa Health Department detects West Nile virus mosquitoes

May 29, 2015

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Officials with the Tulsa Health Department say a sampling of mosquitoes from Tulsa County has tested positive for West Nile virus.

The months of July through October are typically the highest risk months for exposure to West Nile in Oklahoma, but the Health Department begins a mosquito surveillance program each May. And although there have been no confirmed cases of West Nile in humans, officials say it's important for residents to take precautions against the potentially deadly virus.

VIDEO: National Spelling Bee B-r-e-a-k-d-o-w-n

May 29, 2015

It's that time of year when word whizzes under 15-years-old sweat it out on stage spelling words you didn't even know existed. Bloomberg's David Gura breaks down the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

May 28th

LeFlore County under Severe Thunderstorm Warning

May 28, 2015

According to the National Weather Service,
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR CENTRAL LE
FLORE COUNTY UNTIL 1100 AM CDT...

AT 1022 AM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 5 MILES SOUTHWEST
OF LAKE WISTER STATE PARK...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND PENNY SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT...EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS...SIDING AND TREES.

LOCATIONS IN OR NEAR THE PATH INCLUDE...LAKE WISTER STATE PARK...
HODGEN...WISTER...HEAVENER...HOWE...HEAVENER RUNESTONE STATE
PARK...POTEAU...SHADY POINT...PANAMA AND CAMERON

Volunteers needed in clean up of Kerr Mansion

May 28, 2015

Friends of the Kerr Mansion are seeking volunteers to help Saturday [May 30] in clean up of the grounds after an EF2 tornado touched down Monday.
For more information contact Tony Riley at (918) 658-5261.

NWS confirms Poteau tornado

May 28, 2015

The National Weather Service in Tulsa has confirmed that an EF-2 tornado struck Poteau over Memorial Day.

The confirmed tornado caused widespread damage in the area, with trees down throughout the city and surrounding towns, falling into and on top of homes, debris scattered and homes destroyed.

LeFlore County isn't expected to receive a break from storms as more are projected today, May 28, and over the next several days.

There are thunderstorm potentials in the forecast every day into next Wednesday, with severe thunderstorm potential this Friday.

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