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October 11th

Yikes!

October 11, 2013

Kandace Standridge, 15, of Poteau, embraces her zombie side as she prepares for the Poteau Main Street Matters Zombie Run. Her makeup was applied by CASC student Jordan Riddles, 19 during the registration for the event tonight at the Pocket Park on Dewey. The transformation took about 20 minutes,according to Riddles. The run started at 6:30 p.m.

Chapter honors one of its own

October 11, 2013

Cmdr. Charlie Horsley of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 63 was presented a plaque of achievement Tuesday by chapter members.
The award recognized Horsely's commitment in service to area veterans and the work that he has provided for the past five years.
Horsely also received an award for his devotion as an outstanding commander for the disabled veterans in county and chapter.
He received a standing ovation from chapter and auxiliary at the meeting.
Horsley gave a short speech, thanked everyone who was involved and teared up as he received his award.

fest to feature music, Vikings, bird of prey

October 11, 2013

By Ken Milam
PDN News Editor

Friends of Heavener Runestone will step into the past again this weekend when the Viking-Celtic Festival returns to the park.
The two-day event will include live music, Viking re-enactors, birds of prey demonstrations, food and crafts from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The Royal Gauntlet Birds of Prey group will be on hand from noon-5 p.m. each day with two demonstrations and exotic birds in a conservation education program. Headquartered in Kellyville, the 30-year-old organization works to return sick and injured animals to the wild.

October 9th

Vote means no new buses for Bokoshe schools

October 9, 2013

By Ken Milam
PDN News Editor

Bokoshe Schools will "limp through" the rest of the year with aging buses after voters turned down a bond proposal to buy three vehicles Tuesday, Superintendent Dennis Shoup said.
The proposed $260,000 bond issue would have been used replace the district's three route buses.
The vote was 37-32 against the proposal.
The bonds would have replaced one that is soon to be retired.
"Perhaps we can work a little harder next year" if another bond issue is proposed, Shoup said.
He said all three buses date from the 1990s and have high mileage.

Inquisitive

October 9, 2013

Poteau Fireman Fred Hardesty answers questions by Layni White, 4, of Poteau during the Wednesday morning observation of Fire Prevention Week at the First United Methodist Church preschool in Poteau.
PDN photo by Kim Ross

October 8th

Looking out for the animals

October 8, 2013

CASC Students (l.to r.) Jacob Lawson, Makayla McGehee and Cheyenne Spencer visited the shelter recently and donated cat food, treats, leashes, toys, and bedding they purchased by soliciting donations to help the 60-plus rescued animals awaiting adoption at Poteau Valley Humane Society. Spencer will be competing in the Miss CASC Pageant held in November and has chosen animal abuse as her platform.

Talihina hosts cancer awareness 5k

October 8, 2013

A Pink Pajama Pancake 5k Run to benefit breast cancer awareness will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct 19, at the Choctaw Nation Senior Center in Talihina
The Pink Pajama Pancake Run starts and ends at Dallas and Railroad streets. Pre-registration is recommended with the $20 fee including a T-shirt and breakfast. On-site registration will be available.
Participants are encouraged to wear pink.
The certified run is part of the Paint the Town Pink Week, sponsored by the Choctaw Nation Bicycle Team.

Poteau True Value holds anniversary event

October 8, 2013

Helen Merritt, of Poteau, was the winner of a Grill Zone gas grill given away during the weekend anniversary event held at Poteau True Value.
PDN photo by Kim Ross

October 4th

Kiwanis Club names new officers

October 4, 2013

NEW OFFICERS — The Poteau Kiwanis Club had its installation of officers for the new year Thursday night at Warehouse Willy's. From left are Jack Armstrong (treasurer), Jeff Dodd (secretary), Craig Hall (president) and Clayton Griggs (vice-president). Presiding over the installation was Oklahoma Kiwanis Club Lt. Gov. Fay Roswell of Stilwell, second from right.
PDN photo by David Seeley

Youthful cancer survivor recipient of scholarship

October 4, 2013

ST. LOUIS — Cassie Bess of Heavener is one of 38 students from across the United States to be awarded a college scholarship from The National Children’s Cancer Society’s Beyond the Cure program. Bess is a junior at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. 
The Beyond the Cure scholarship program was created to aid young survivors as they move forward with their lives after cancer. This support helps young adults achieve their educational, professional and personal goals.

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