Archive - 2013 - News Article
The Area 10 Special Olympics Bowling Competition took place Wednesday at Strike-A-Lot Lanes.
There were teams from Poteau, Arkoma, Cameron, Heavener, Howe, Muskogee and Stilwell with bowlers competing in singles and unified events. The unified competition was a doubles team consisting of a Special Olympian and a non-disabled partner.
There were 80 Special Olympians who competed in Wednesday's event as well as 28 unified teams.
All athletes had to compete in an area competition to be able to compete at the Oklahoma State Winter Games, which will take place in January in Norman.
With the grand opening of the Patrick Lynch Public Library drawing near, the Friends of the PLPL are reaching out to all former students of Patrick Lynch for a special dedication.
According to the Friends, Lynch's former Poteau Primary School third-grade students now are Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors in area high schools. They, along with the teachers and staff who worked alongside Lynch and the public are invited to attend the grand opening on Sunday, Nov. 3 from 3-5 p.m. at the library located at 206 S. McKenna in Poteau.
Friday is the last day LeFlore County Youth Services Inc. will accepting Adopt-An-Angel applications for this holiday season, according to Terri Krebs, executive director.
The Angel Tree Program helps around 900 or more county children receive Christmas gifts each year through donations from supporters.
The program is open to LeFlore County residents whose children will not be receiving gifts by any other means. When applying, please bring your ID, an income verification statement and your childâ€™s information including Social Security number.
The LeFlore County Sheriff's Department is calling to all Kindergarten and preschool students to grab their crayons or markers and enter the departments coloring contest.
All LeFlore County schools are encouraged to participate.
The contest began Monday and all submissions must be turned in by Nov. 15. To pick up the official coloring page, contact the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department at (918) 647-2317 or visit them at 100 S. Broadway in Poteau at the LeFlore County Courthouse.
Wister High School 4-H member Adrianna Curnutt and National Honor Society classmate Colton Lynn spread out the many items they were able to purchase as part of this years HUGS (Hats, Underwear, Gloves and Socks) program. The program is co-sponsored by the LeFlore County Health Department and the clothing give-away was in conjunction with flu immunization day for small children. According to Curnutt, 1,902 items were given away Friday to area children.
PDN photo by Kim Ross
Hundreds of people participated in the Carl Albert State College Vike@Nite run that began at 6 p.m. Thursday.
PDN photo by Kim Ross
The search for a missing plane believed to have crashed near Muse has come to an end after search crews located the wreckage and the pilot who was killed in the crash.
According to the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department, the crash site was located at about 1:50 p.m. Thursday. The search began Tuesday after Elmer Broadbent, 71, of Heber Springs, Ark., was reported to have not made it to his destination by his wife.
The search for a plane believed to have crashed near Pipe Springs Road resumed Wednesday morning after nightfall halted the search Tuesday night.
According to the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department, the search began after they were notified by the Federal Aviation Administration that a Piper 28, black, yellow and white in color had failed to make it's destination.
Elmer Ray Broadbent, 71, of Heber Springs, Ark., reportedly left Searcy, Ark., Monday at about 1:30 p.m headed to Elk Springs, Okla. Broadbent never arrived, according to officials.
The majority of Oklahoma reported lowered unemployment rates during August, LeFlore County included.
According to a report by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, LeFlore County has been ranked 74 out of Oklahoma's 77 counties in terms of unemployment for August. Only three other counties reported a worse unemployment rate than LeFlore County with Latimer County holding the highest rate across the state.
The Poteau Police Department recently announced the formation of a mountain bike patrol unit to be used during events and other crowded happenings. During the Balloon Fest, the dual-wheeled duo of Brandon Richie and Billy Hooper helped with crowd and traffic control during the units first official day of action.