Archive - 2013 - News Article
On July 1, 2011, the Heavener Runestone Park ceased to be a state-run park and became a privatized recreational area managed by the Friends of the Heavener Runestone Park and Historical Site.
The Friends of the Heavener Runestone Park and Historical Site is a group of LeFlore County residents who have joined forces with the city of Heavener to save the park from closure and ensure its continued operation. The group works closely with and seeks advice from the Oklahoma Department of Tourism, maintaining an excellent working relationship.
Artifacts of the past have found a new home with the opening of the LeFlore County Museum located on Dewey Street in Poteau.
The museum is located in the Hotel Lowrey building, which itself is a historical marker in Poteau. The museum opened its first exhibit on Veterans Day by displaying war memorabilia from several decades in the Lowrey lobby.
A county Relay for Life team is sending out a call for recipes.
Cecil Woodward said the "Truckin' Out Cancer" team is raising funds for the annual event by putting together a cookbook and selling copies. Any recipes will be accepted, Woodward said.
The book should be complete by May 15 with copies for sale by June 1, he said.
This year's Relay for Life â€” a fundraising team walk â€” is scheduled for Sept. 7 at Costner Stadium.
Woodward said the team also is hoping to recruit more members.
LeFlore County Youth Services Inc. will hold its 20th annual Golf Tournament on May 24 at the Choctaw Country Club in Poteau.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. and tee off is at 10 a.m.Â
Proceeds of this event help finance non-funded programs for the agency, including summer recreational, missing children and the Adopt-An-Angel programs.
LCYS will provide lunch, drinks and door prizes.
The tourney will be four-person teams with an entry fee of $50 per person or $200 per team. Hole sponsorships are available for a $125 donation, which is tax deductible.
A report of people being held hostage in a home at Old U.S. Highway 59 resulted in law enforcement officers from multiple agencies surrounding the home.
Unofficial reports claim on person was arrested at the house while another fled on foot into a wooded area, armed with a shotgun.
A manhunt ensued with the use of police dogs while other officers created a perimeter surrounding the area.
At about 10:25 a.m., the person who fled into the woods was found by officers and arrested, according to law enforcement information.
It is unknown at this time if anyone was injured in the incident.
Nashoba Youth Foundation
34865 Alma Lou Lane
Poteau, OK 74953
Contact: Lisa Fabian, 918-839-6306
With the opening date drawing near for the Patrick Lynch Public Library, the finishing outside touches are being completed.
The new library, which is scheduled to open May 1, will replace the Buckley Public Library, located on Dewey Avenue. Until construction is complete, Buckley will remain open in its current capacity. After Patrick Lynch Public Library is completed, plans have been made to give the old facility to the Literacy Council of LeFlore County, which is now housed at Buckley.
Construction on the new headquarters for the LeFlore County Youth Services is completed and a new director has taken the reins.
The new 7000-square-foot facility houses not only the LCYS offices, but also the emergency childrenâ€™s shelter. In the past, LCYS headquarters had been based out of the DIAL building on Dewey Avenue in downtown Poteau and the emergency childrenâ€™s shelter had been based out of the Reed House near Pansy Kidd Middle School.
A unique opportunity for filmmakers is coming to Carl Albert State College on Friday and Saturday.
The inaugural Midnight Oil Film Race will begin on Friday at 11:30 p.m. and end on Saturday, April 20 at 11:59 p.m.
Marcus Blair, CASC film studies instructor, said teams will have 24 hours to complete a film. There can be up to five filmmakers plus as many actors as needed per team to produce a five minute short film. Just prior to the beginning of the 24 hour time period, a theme, item, and action will be revealed to teams that must be incorporated in the films.
To mark the end of the tax season and raise money for various causes, the Christian Women's Fellowship of First Christian Church in Poteau holds a luncheon as near as possible to "tax day," April 15.
This year's dinner will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the church at Parker and Witte.
The menu includes zesty chicken pasta, salad, rolls, cookies and a drink. Cost is $7 and carry-outs will be available by calling 647-3400 on the day of the lunch.
Advance tickets area available at True Value hardware or the church office.