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October 4th, 2012
Recent rains and a chancy weather forecast have washed out this yearâ€™s Honobia Big Foot Conference and Festival, organizer Darryl Williams announced Wednesday.
The event was scheduled to run Friday through Sunday.
The festival was to be held in a hay field on Mood Dog Ranch, down 2.8 miles of dirt road, he said.
Williams said organizers are planning improvements to the site so that an all-weather festival can be held next year.
He said progress updates will be posted on his website, www.HonobiaBigFootPRINT.com.
A city worker discovered several buildings at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex had been burglarized Friday morning.
According to Chief of Police Stephen Fruen, someone cut the lock off the main gate and to three storage buildings on the complex to gain entry. The thief then took several power tools costing the city approximately $1,000 to replace.
If you have any information about the identity of the person(s) responsible for the theft contact the Poteau Police Department at (918) 647-8620.
This year's downtown trick-or-treat event will have a new twist â€“ a free movie in the Pocket Park, according to Keri Powers, Poteau Main Street executive director.
The Halloween treating will run from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, with the movie, "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," showing at 4:30 p.m., Powers said.
Children and families are invited to visit downtown businesses for treats during the annual event.
In a Good Way farm in Talihina hosted a free homestead event Saturday.
The public was invited to the event, one of several by Mother Earth and Grit magazines during International Homesteading Education Month, according to program director Teddi Irwin.
In a Good Way is a nonprofit training farm established to give Native American men a secondÂ chance after prison, Irwin said.
Irwin said she and her son, Greg Duda, are Oklahoma Choctaws and have been working to get the project started for five years. They expect to begin screening applicants after Jan. 1.
The LeFlore County Commissioners signed a proclamation Monday morning recognizing October as 4-H Month.
By Joe White
Teresa Huggis, CEO of Stigler Health and Wellness Center has announced that the healthcare providerâ€™s Poteau location will open Monday, October 15.
The new location, across the street from the Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center in the old medical complex. Huggins stated that remodeling work had finished and workers were busy installing the final pieces of equipment.
The Talihina Chamber
of Commerce has
announced that Talihinaâ€™s
Fall Foliage Festival has
been awarded a $3,500
grant from the Oklahoma
Chamber officials said
the grant money will be
used to provide artists for
the festival to be held Oct.
26 and 27 at the Talihina
The festival will include
a showcase of arts and
crafts, along with food,
inflatables and live entertainment,
including a street
dance Friday night.
will include the annual
Talihina car show, held in
tribute this year to John
McLemore who was in
A Poteau man lost his life Saturday morning in a single vehicle accident east of Poteau.
According to the accident report completed by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Justin Ward, 24, of Poteau, was driving a 2004 Kia westbound on Old Highway 112 one mile east of Poteau when he left the roadway and struck a ditch then striking a power pole and overturning one and half times pinning Ward inside.
Investigators believe the accident occurred when Ward fell asleep while driving.
An investigation by several agencies resulted in the seizure of what is being called the largest marijuana growing operation ever found in LeFlore County.
According to an Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics spokesperson, several weeks of investigation culminated Tuesday night after OBN agents, members of the District 16 Drug Task Force, LeFlore County Sheriffâ€™s Department, Poteau Police Department, U.S. Forestry Service, assisted by the County Commission District 3 staff, launched a raid on the operation. One man was arrested and four others fled the location on foot.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Jeffrey Rolf, 41, of 303 North Ave. in Poteau in connection with an Aug. 22 search of his home by Poteau Police and the District 16 Drug Task Force.
He was arrested on Wednesday and was being held in the LeFlore County Detention Center.