Archive - 2013 - News Article
Several volunteer fire departments responded to a house fire on Tanksley Road near Bokoshe Monday morning.
According to fire officials, the home has been unoccupied for several years. No utilities were connected at the house.
The fire occurred at approximately 1 a.m. Monday morning and reignited around 10:30 a.m.
The fire is under investigation according to an investigator with the Oklahoma State Fire Marshal's Office.
Do you remember your first date? Would you rather forget it? The odd and exciting world of dating is the subject of the Good Times Community Theatre League's latest production, "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change!"
Evening performances are set for 7 o'clock Feb. 22-23 and a matinee is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24.
The show will take place in the Black Box Theatre at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center in Poteau. Tickets are $10 and must be reserved in advance by calling (918) 647-3079 or e-mailing email@example.com.
Things will heat up today when the 17th annual Chili Cooking Contest kicks off at Carl Albert State College.
The competition will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second floor of the Costner-Balentine Student Center.Â Â
Tickets are $7 and cover all-you-can-eat chili, hot dogs, drinks and desserts.
Prizes will be awarded to those who make the tastiest chili. Several door prizes will also be given away and a silent auction will feature an array of items.
School board seats have been filled and a bond issues settled after Tuesday's election.
Shady Point voters elected Gary Wright over Shila Waddle, 85 to 36.
Fanshawe voters elected Casey Osterhout 13 to 9 over Brandon Baldwin to finish an unexpired term.
Spiro voters chose Raymond Rhodes over Eddie Stout by a vote of 162 to 112.
In Heavener, Lee Morris won 52 to 48 over Todd Vickers.
In Talihina, Brian Holland won the open board seat, beating Rodney Faulkenberry by a vote of 148 to 68.
Voters in six LeFlore County communities will cast ballots for school board candidates today. Shady Point voters also will decide on a $175,000 school bond proposal.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., according to Election Board Secretary Sharon Steele. Anyone in line when a poll closes will be allowed to cast a ballot.
To find your polling place, contact the election board at (918) 647-3701.
Voters are required to show a government-issued photo ID or their voter registration card.
The oldest buiding in Wister was destroyed by fire Sunday evening.
Arlene's Collectibles, owned by Hardy and Arlene Coston, was built in 1903, holding the title of oldest building in Wister, according to Traci Barnes, the Coston's daughter. The building housed vintage and antique items for not only the Coston's but for 23 vendors.
The Treble Choir of the Cavanal Chorale performs Saturday night at the Boys and Girls Clubs of LeFlore County annual dinner. The event was attended by about 300 people, according to Boys and Girls Clubs Executive Director Clay Roper.
By Ken Milam
The Poteau City Council placed a moratorium on small business buildings Monday night, pending possible changes to zoning laws.
Mayor Jeff Shockley said no specific businesses are being targeted and the move is meant to protect and maintain attractive business districts.
The moratorium affects commercial buildings less than 20 feet wide.
Shockley said the city Planning Commission will be asked to look at zoning requirements and decide if they should be amended.
By Kim Ross
A Super Bowl party turned violent Sunday night after a man was shot three times at his home.
According to LeFlore County Undersheriff, Kendall Morgan, Robert G. Hamner, 35, was shot three times in the abdomen after a domestic altercation erupted. Hamner and four other people were inside the home on Pleasant Valley Road in Poteau when the shooting occurred.
Employees of AES Shady Point donated money they raised for two area organizations by hosting a silent auction during their annual employee Christmas Party. The employees raised more than $3,600 at the event. The Christian Free Medical Clinic and LeFlore County Youth Services each received checks in the amount of $1,834, after being chosen by AES employees as the beneficiaries of their fundraising efforts.