Archive - 2013 - News Article
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.
24874 Wolf Mountain Road
Wister, OK 74966
Contact: Noma Curtis, 918-649-0453
Cavanal Chorale was founded in 2008 by Brian Holloway, who wanted to establish an ensemble that would perform advanced-level choral repertoire of various genres. The first concert series was presented in July, 2008. To date, nine themed concerts series have been performed in local venues, plus the first production of the opera, â€śAmahl and the Night Visitors,â€ť which is planned as an annual event.
â€śIt was Divine influence that brought my family here. This community fits us,â€ť said David Grovdahl, director of LeFlore County Emergency Medical Services. â€śMe and my wife Shannon love our jobs. We are home ... we finally feel like we are where we are meant to be.â€ť
For nearly four decades, a Poteau man has dedicated his life to making a positive impact on youth in need, but that era came to an end after Rick Couriâ€™s retirement in December.
Couri, 65, has spent the past 39 years of his life working for LeFlore County Youth Services. During his time with the organization, he has had an effect not only on the children he has helped and their families, but also on a community and his co-workers.
A head-on collision in Howe at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning has resulted in several people injured.
Witness reports say an SUV crossed the center line of U.S. Highway 59 striking a semi-tractor trailer head on.
Moments after the impact, witnesses say the semi exploded.
Emergency crews from Howe Fire and Police, LeFlore County Emergency Medical Services, Tulsa Life Flight and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol were on scene.
Initial reports say three people were injured in the accident. Two people were flown from the scene by medical helicopter.