Archive - 2013 - News Article
Last weekend's icy storm caused moderate damage to the roof of the Talihina High School building, leaving a classroom ceiling caved in and unsafe conditions in two hallway restrooms.
"I'd been out over the weekend looking around, checking for damage," said Talihina Superintendent Jason Lockhart, "but the issues on the roof weren't visible from the ground. It wasn't until we went inside on Tuesday to check the heating and light systems that we discovered that the ceiling had caved in."
All Poteau Pirate fans who will be in town to see the high school football team head out for a state championship battle in Stillwater Saturday are encouraged gather for a grand send-off.
On Friday at about 12:45 fans are asked to line Broadway from Shockleyâ€™s Auto Sales to the Choctaw Travel Plaza, donning Pirate colors of red, white and black.
Traffic was detoured around Oklahoma Highway 112 early Wednesday morning after a head on collision injured two people.
According to emergency personnel, a gray Ford Mustang appeared to cross the center line for unknown reasons striking a red Ford pickup.
Emergency personnel said the driver of each vehicle was injured but in stable condition, both treated by LeFlore County Emergency Medical Services at the scene then taken to Fort Smith, Ark., hospitals.
The Fantasy Forest fundraiser hosted by the LeFlore County Historical Society has been extended until midnight Friday.
Due to inclement weather, several days of bidding were halted as people were unable to travel to the downtown Poteau area.
If you would like to bid on a fantasy tree, you may do so online at the LeFlore County Historical Society Facebook page or in person at the LeFlore County Museum on Wednesday or Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and Friday from 5-7 p.m.
One of the trees and the money raised will go to help the LeFlore County Foster Children program.
The award-winning Treble Choir of Cavanal Chorale invites everyone to celebrate the holiday season with a special performance.
For the third consecutive year, the Treble Choir will perform traditional Christmas songs and carols. This yearâ€™s performance is entitled â€śAnother Night of Carolsâ€ť and will begin at 7 p.m. tonight at the Poteau First United Methodist Church, at 109 South Harper.
The musical selections will last about an hour. Light refreshments will be served.
The pace of life today is so rushed and hectic that we forget about the natural rhythms of the Sun, Moon and Stars. Native American farmers understood these rhythms. In the rhythm of the sun, the Winter Solstice is a period of rest, preparation and celebration. Come to the Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center on December 21, 2013, and there will be three guided walks to learn more about the Winter Solstice and how Native Americans dealt with the changes in the seasons.
Near Cameron sleet continues to fall as a winter storm moves through the area.
PDN photos by Kim Ross
Provided by the Governor's Office
OKLAHOMA CITY â€“ Oklahomaâ€™s Emergency Price Stabilization Act is now in effect for 77 Oklahoma counties after Gov. Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency due to the winter weather that started Thursday morning.
All 77 counties are included in the declaration.
Attorney General Scott Pruitt said Oklahomaâ€™s price gouging statute prohibits an increase of more than 10 percent in the price of most goods and services when a state of emergency has been declared.
The PDN received this press release from the Choctaw Nation rgarding the winter storm:
As the winter storms are pushing their way through Southeast Oklahoma, the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is taking measures to offer assistance to the affected communities and Tribal Members. We have been working with the local County and City Emergency Managers in a joint effort to provide assistance where needed.
As the winter storm continues to rage across the county ice accumulations on electric lines and trees thickens. Northwest of Cameron some trees, mainly Cedar already are unable to hold the weight of the ice and limbs are touching the ground.
PDN photo by Kim Ross