Archive - Jul 17, 2013 - News Article
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” The governor of one of Oklahoma's largest Native American tribes says he is hopeful about ongoing negotiations with the state over lawsuits involving the tribes' legal rights to water in their historic territories in southeast Oklahoma.
When asked Wednesday about ongoing negotiations with state officials over the lawsuit involving the Chickasaw and Choctaw nations, Chickasaw Gov. Bill Anoatubby said: "I have hope for the future."
Poteau Main Street Matters executive director Eric Standridge takes down the vinyl banner sign at Fuel Gospel Church on Dewey Street on Tuesday in preparation for a more permanent sign. Holding the ladder for Standridge is Lori Rutledge,LeFlore CountyÂ Historical Society Director.
PDN photo by Robert Shearon
Some members of the Poteau area business community have been arrested today for having big hearts.
They are volunteering to be â€śarrested and serve timeâ€ť in a mock jail at Holiday Inn Express to raise money for the local chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
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.