Archive - 2012 - News Article
A three-vehicle accident Thursday morning at the intersection U.S. Highway 59 and Oklahoma Highway 83 resulted in one woman being flown to a Tulsa hospital for treatment.
According to witnesses at the scene, a silver four-door car attempted to turn onto U.S. Highway 59 and in doing so, reportedly pulled out in front of a northbound black pickup. The impact caused the pickup to turn onto it's side and slide into a semi tractor trailer carrying fuel. Witnesses said the pickup impacted with the rear wheels of the semi then came to rest on it's wheels.
Poteau Upper Elementary students, third through fifth grade, participated in the annual Invention Convention hosted by the school on Tuesday. According to Launa Benson, coordinator and school librarian, 69 inventions were entered this year.
The Poteau Women's League judged the convention, naming first- through sixth-place winners for each participating grade. The winners will be announced during an awards assembly at the school Thursday â€” fourth grade at 1:30 p.m.; third grade at 2 p.m.; and fifth grade at 2:30 p.m.
William Slater and Kelly Johnson, representing the Nashoba Youth Foundation and Poteau Main Street Matters, skated in Saturdayâ€™s Veterans Day Parade. Johnson is holding a sign encouraging people to shop in Poteau.
PDN photo by Robert Shearon
The Poteau High School marching band was one of the highlights of the Veterans Day Parade on Saturday. Also performing in the parade were marching bands from Spiro High School and Panama High School.
PDN photo by Robert Shearon
Frances Butler of Poteau examines the Civil War exhibit at the LeFlore County Museum inside the Lowrey Hotel on Saturday. The hotel was the site for a pancake breakfast to benefit the LeFlore County Historical Society as well as the opening of the first museum exhibit at the renovated historical hotel. Butler said the exhibit was meaningful to her because she had an uncle, Q.A. Humphries, who died in World War I while serving in the army.'
PDN Photo by Robert Shearon
The Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation has performed the required pre-construction inspection for the Heavener skate park and splash pad project.
It is being partially funded through a Land and Water Conservation grant. Eve Atkinson and Susan Henry of tourism department met with Heavener City Manager Mike Kennerson and Nashoba Youth Foundation Director Lisa Fabian to perform the inspection and checklist.
The completion of the checklist places the city one step closer to starting construction, which can begin as soon as the National Park Service provides its approval.
Destiny Davis casts her ballot in Cameron Schools' mock presidential election.
Kristen Seaton & Amber Battice were polling place workers in the mock election.
First-graders show their voter IDs (lunch cards) - Ruby Billy, Kristin Barnes, Jrodyn Cobb.
The family of Ruby Poole,74, of Pocola, whose body was discovered Saturday, will most likely never know how she died.
The Pocola Police Department has confirmed the Oklahoma State Medical Examiners Office was unable to determine the cause of death for Ruby Poole, 74, of Pocola.
Poole was reported missing Oct. 18. Poole was last seen the night before walking in the area of North Gray Street and Choctaw Road.
Her body was discovered near the Wells Creek Bridge on Oklahoma Highway 112 by a pedestrian.