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November 14th

Choctaw Nation Thanksgiving dinner held Wednesday

November 14, 2013

Choctaw District 4 Junior Miss Jordan Carver, left, and Little Miss Amber Battice perform The Lord's Prayer in sign language at the senior citizens Thanksgiving meal Wednesday at the Choctaw Nation Community Center. Princess Callie Curnutt, not pictured, also participated in the ceremony. I
PDN photo by Ken Milam

November 12th

Chamber contract, bids discussed during meeting

November 12, 2013

Two decisions facing the Poteau Chamber Board of Directors remained in limbo after their regular monthly meeting Tuesday.
A recent offer by the City of Poteau to enter into contract with the chamber, which would take over management of the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center, was somewhat resolved but still on hold after action by the board. Questions about the legalities of the agreement — such as any impact the partnership might make upon the chamber's 501(C)6 tax status — needed to be answered after the previous meeting.

November 11th

Local business donates to new library

November 11, 2013

Chelsea Williams, manager of Strike-A-Lot Lanes in Poteau, presented a check for $250 to Nancy Hamlin, librarian at Patrick Lynch Public Library. The donated money was raised through the kid’s fair sponsored annually by Strike-A-Lot Lanes and is earmarked for the purchase of children’s books and materials.

Honor Society recipient of local organization's donation

November 11, 2013

The Pansy Kidd Middle School National Junior Honor Society is one of several organizations Poteau Women’s League donates to each year. Presenting the donation on and league President Nancy Shore and member Joyce Roberts. Allison Matos was installed as president-elect along with 38 eighth-grade members and 35 seventh-grade members at the annual installation ceremony. Callie and Lily Shore, grandaughters of Nancy, and Callie Shore, grandaughter of Joyce, were among those being installed.

November 9th

Veterans honored in Poteau parade

November 9, 2013

The Grand Marshals of the Veterans parade were treates to a royal carriage ride during Saturday's parade. Floats, bands, classic cars, motorcycles and many more made the trek in a salute to veteran past and present.

November 8th

Spiro man rides whirlwind to White House, beyond

November 8, 2013

The past couple of years have been a whirlwind for Spiro native Chris Kimmel. His adventure has taken him all over the world and has taken him from a part-time job of picking up trash in Spiro to working in the White House.

Perry named Miss PHS

November 8, 2013

By Taryn Shelton

Haven Perry, senior, was crowned Miss Poteau High School 2014 on Saturday in the Bob Lee Kidd Civic Center.
Twenty-one girls participated in the pageant.
Mikalyn Reif, junior, was first runner-up; Morgan Giles, senior, was second runner-up; Tabi Waldrop, junior, was third runner-up; and Sunnie McConnell, sophomore, was fourth runner-up.

November 7th

Temporary power outage in Poteau

November 7, 2013

A brief blackout in Poteau Thursday morning caused temporary delays for some businesses. Police were unsure what cause the outage that lasted about 10 minutes. Attempts to reach Oklahoma Gas and Electric were unsuccessful.

November 1st

Vike@Nite category results released

November 1, 2013

This year’s Vike @ Nite 5K awarded prizes in several categories of competition in addition to who crossed the finish line in the top spots as previously announced.
The Most Creative Costume awards went to Traci Barnes, Susan Manlove, Cathleen Manlove and Sam Kiger. This group won Mazzio’s gift certificates.
The Largest Corporate Team was represented by Southern Star and they won a traveling Viking helmet trophy.

Miss PHS pageant slated for Saturday

November 1, 2013

Each year students take to the stage for the annual Miss Poteau High School pageant. This year's event proceeds will help the PHS Silver Steppers dance team travel to the National Dance Team Competition in March.
The pageant will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. Doors open to the public at 6 p.m.
Twenty-two contestants will answer onstage questions, participate in a casual wear and evening gown competition. The opening act for the night will be a choreographed dance performed by the contestants.

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