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October 5th

Historical society tastes success with downtown event.

October 5, 2012

The LeFlore County Historical Society hit its goal of selling 200 tickets to the first Taste of LeFlore County event on Thursday, said Lorie Rutledge, society director.
The event, held at the historic Lowery Hotel and on the street outside, featured locally prepared dishes served buffet-style along with live entertainment.

Spiro car show and craft fair canceled due to weather

October 5, 2012

The Spiro Area Chamber of Commerce announced Friday morning the cancellation of their annual car show and craft fair set to kick off Friday morning with a 5K walk.
According to Chamber Director, Sunnye Gillham, the threat of rain caused the cancellation.
It has not been announced at this time if an alternate date will be scheduled.

October 4th

Local woman hospitalized after stabbing

October 4, 2012

A Spiro woman is in critical condition in a Tulsa hospital after being stabbed multiple times by another woman.
According to Jessica Brown of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, Tara Parks, 32, of Spiro was stabbed multiple times at a residence in Keota. Her boyfriend attempted to take her to Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center in Poteau but stopped at a Panama residence for help.
Parks was flown by helicopter from the Panama softball fields to a Tulsa hospital and is listed in critical condition.

Enjoy a Taste of LeFlore County tonight

October 4, 2012

The LeFlore County Historical Society has announced a new downtown event, Taste of LeFlore County, set to begin this evening on Dewey Avenue in Poteau between the Purple Plume and the Hotel Lowrey.
Food at the event will be prepared by LeFlore County cooks and consists of beef, pork, turkey, and chicken, all of which must be raised in the county. Vegetables, desserts, and fruits will also be available.
Tickets for the event are $20 and are available at the Purple Plume, Poteau Main Street, Poteau Chamber of Commerce or by calling the LeFlore County Historical Society at (918) 647-9330.

LeFlore Countians can now light their fires

October 4, 2012

After months of LeFlore Countians being under a burn ban, they now have the all-clear after the ban was lifted today.
According to LeFlore County Emergency Management Director Michael Davidson, the burn ban issued by Gov. Mary Fallin for LeFlore County was lifted after the area received substantial rainfall.
The burn ban issued by the LeFlore County Commissioners was allowed to expire weeks ago.

No show: Foul weather hobbles Honobia Big Foot Fest

October 4, 2012

Recent rains and a chancy weather forecast have washed out this year’s Honobia Big Foot Conference and Festival, organizer Darryl Williams announced Wednesday.
The event was scheduled to run Friday through Sunday.
The festival was to be held in a hay field on Mood Dog Ranch, down 2.8 miles of dirt road, he said.
Williams said organizers are planning improvements to the site so that an all-weather festival can be held next year.
He said progress updates will be posted on his website, www.HonobiaBigFootPRINT.com.

October 3rd

Thieves hit city buildings

October 3, 2012

A city worker discovered several buildings at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex had been burglarized Friday morning.
According to Chief of Police Stephen Fruen, someone cut the lock off the main gate and to three storage buildings on the complex to gain entry. The thief then took several power tools costing the city approximately $1,000 to replace.
If you have any information about the identity of the person(s) responsible for the theft contact the Poteau Police Department at (918) 647-8620.

Halloween event to add park movie

October 3, 2012

This year's downtown trick-or-treat event will have a new twist – a free movie in the Pocket Park, according to Keri Powers, Poteau Main Street executive director.
The Halloween treating will run from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, with the movie, "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," showing at 4:30 p.m., Powers said.
Children and families are invited to visit downtown businesses for treats during the annual event.

October 2nd

In A Good Way hosts free event

October 2, 2012

In a Good Way farm in Talihina hosted a free homestead event Saturday.
The public was invited to the event, one of several by Mother Earth and Grit magazines during International Homesteading Education Month, according to program director Teddi Irwin.
In a Good Way is a nonprofit training farm established to give Native American men a second chance after prison, Irwin said.
Irwin said she and her son, Greg Duda, are Oklahoma Choctaws and have been working to get the project started for five years. They expect to begin screening applicants after Jan. 1.

October declared 4-H month

October 2, 2012

The LeFlore County Commissioners signed a proclamation Monday morning recognizing October as 4-H Month.

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