Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) and Howe High School have teamed up to save the lives of those in local hospitals. A blood drive will be held on Monday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those who are healthy and 16 years* or older can typically give blood.
All blood donors will also receive a â€śFEEL BOLDâ€ť T-shirt, free health screenings and Donor Rewards Points.
Blood donors can choose to forgo the T-shirt. Then, funds designated for this item will be donated to Global Blood Fund, a nonprofit that supports struggling blood centers abroad.
The LeFlore County Emergency Medical Service Board will meet today [March 17] at 4 p.m. at the 911 Center located on south broadway in Poteau.
The Flood Warning continues[March 17] for the Poteau river near Panama after more than 3 inches of rain fell over a 24-hour period. The NWS issued the warning until Tuesday morning.
At 8:30 am Monday, the stage was 33.15 feet with flood stage at 29.0 feet.
Moderate flooding is occurring but the river is near crest.
The Poteau river near Panama will continue to crest and fall below flood stage by early Tuesday morning.
At 33.0 feet, moderate flooding of agricultural lands occurs between Shady Point to Arkoma. Williams Road east of Panama and some local farm roads are flooded.