Archive - Feb 2014 - News Article
The City of Wilburton was awarded a $300 grant by Keep Oklahoma Beautiful (KOB) to support their â€śWilburton Cleanupâ€ť effort this Spring as part of KOB's Great American Cleanupâ„˘.Â
The Great American Cleanupâ„˘ is the nationâ€™s largest annual cleanup, beautification and community improvement program. An estimated 60,000 Oklahomans join KOB for this yearâ€™s cleanup efforts. This national program of Keep America Beautiful is sponsored in Oklahoma by Devon Energy and coordinated by KOB.
The clock is ticking as Poteau Chamber of Commerce members prepare for the annual banquet to be held tonight [Feb. 27] at 6 p.m.
Those in attendance will be treated to dinner and live entertainment as several area chamber members take to the stage in what still remains a surprise show.
Poteauopoly will be in full swing as banquet goers try to stay out of jail and collect the most properties.
With 700 tickets available, the Chamber announced this morning they were sold-out and no more tickets are available.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. â€“ Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. secretary of state under President George W. Bush, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in Barnhill Arena. The lecture is free, open to the public, and no tickets are needed to attend. The event is part of the student-funded Distinguished Lecture Series at the University of Arkansas.
Eric Rose, 17, Wister High School student donated blood during today's [Tuesday, Feb. 25] OBI blood drive. There is still time to donate. The drive ends at 5:30 p.m.
The banquet will be held at Poteau High School on March 6.
Tickets cost $65 for couples and $50 for singles. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. To join the most cumulative single-species conservation organization at this event call Don Clutwood at (918) 649-7470 to reserve tickets.
This morning [Monday, Feb. 24] Sheriff Rob Seale and members of his department showed the new SUV police vehicles to the LeFlore County Commissioners and members of The First National Bank.
Local Girl Scout troops will continue to to sale cookies for the next two weeks at various locations. Planned sales will take place at Black Angus Motel and Walmart.
On Saturday [Feb. 22] Ashley with Troop 4384 made several sales.
Saturday morning a large number of Special Olympic supports gathered at Brad Fenton Motors in Poteau for the annual Polar Plunge.
Pictured is the LeFlore County 911 plunge team.
"Hungry Like A Wolf"
The inaugural â€śHungry Like the Wolfâ€ť 5k/10k Fun Run and 5K Fun Walk will take place at noon Saturday [Feb. 22] at Blues Park in Heavener.
The entry fee is $25 per participant. Checks should be made out to Heavener Public Schools. All proceeds will benefit the Heavener cross country and track programs.
The races will begin at Blues Park, located at the south end of town on U.S. 59, and will end at Daylight Donuts at 710 U.S. 59 north.
Parking will be available all along the race path, with shuttle service to the race's beginning.
Police, fire and Emergency Medical Services are responding [Feb. 21 2:20 p.m.] to a single vehicle accident near Fanshawe.
The only details Poteau Daily News has at this time is that one person was injured in the crash.