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April 1st, 2014

LeFlore County schools represented at rally

April 1, 2014

More than 200 Poteau School District teachers,students and parents, as well as many more from other LeFlore County schools attended the annual education rally held at Oklahoma City Monday [March 31] at the Capitol.
Increased funding for education in Oklahoma was the main focus of the rally that drew more than 25,000 supporters.

PDN photo by Trayce Kerbow

Senior Tea held at CASC

April 1, 2014

More than 60 Poteau High School Senior girls attended the 82nd annual Senior Tea hosted by the Poteau Women's League. The annual gathering was held at the ballroom of the Costner Balentine Student Union at Carl Albert State College Tuesday [April 1].
PDN photo by Kim Ross

School bond election underway

April 1, 2014

If you are a registered voter in the Pocola and Talihina school districts, today [April1] is the day you get to vote in favor or against additional money for school improvements.
You can cast your ballot at your local polling place within the district.
Voting ends at 7 p.m.

March 31st

Short term forecast issued by the NWS

March 31, 2014

AT 1:06 PM... NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADARS INDICATED A
A LINE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS EXTENDING ROUGHLY FROM
BERRYVILLE ARKANSAS...TO FORT SMITH...TO HUGO OKLAHOMA CELLS
WITHIN THE LINE WERE MOVING NORTHEAST AROUND 50 MPH.

THROUGH 2:30 PM...THIS LINE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE
EAST WHILE CELL MOVEMENT WITHIN THE LINE WILL REMAIN TO THE
NORTHEAST AROUND 50 MPH. OVERALL RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL BE LIMITED
BY THE FAST MOVEMENT AND COVERAGE...HOWEVER AMOUNTS APPROACHING
ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH HEAVIER RAINFALL THAT

Hundreds turn out for half marathon and Vike Hike

March 31, 2014

More than 400 people turned out Saturday [March 29] for the first half marathon and the annual Vike Hike that began at Carl Albert State College.
The northbound lanes of the Cavanal Scenic Expressway were closed Saturday morning as runners completed the course of the marathon.
PDN photo by Trayce Kerbow

Education rally underway in OK City

March 31, 2014

An education rally being held today [March 31] in OK City is underway and many area educators, parents and students are at the Capitol in support.
Those in attendance at the rally hope their voice helps bring more funding for Oklahoma education.
Poteau Schools are closed today to accommodate the many from the school district who planned to attend.
Gov. Mary Fallin said last week she plans to seek a $50 million increase in education funding regardless of the current $190 million budget shortfall.

Benefit dinner to be held for Hodgen family

March 31, 2014

In less than two hours today [March31] a benefit dinner will begin to help a Hodgen family who lost their home to fire.
The dinner will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Hodgen School cafeteria to benefit Mike and Lisa Cox and family.

March 24th

Trade Show two weeks away

March 24, 2014

The eighth annual Eastern Oklahoma Ag Trade Show will be held again this year April 8 at the LeFlore County Fairgrounds. 
Speakers will be on hand to discuss a variety of agricultural topics. The doors will be open to the public at 8:30 a.m. for visiting the exhibitor booths. The morning speaker sessions will begin at 9 a.m.
Afternoon sessions will be held from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Please call Lisa Grey, LeFlore County Conservation District office, at (918) 647-3554 ext. 3 for additional information.

Parts of bypass closing for half marathon

March 24, 2014

The state Transporation Department plans to block the northbound lanes to motor vehicles from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, March 29, for the Vike Hike half marathon, according to race host Carl Albert State College.
All northbound traffic will be detoured onto Broadway at the south exit near Riverside Ford and Assembly of God church.

EOMC landscaping projects discussed

March 24, 2014

From left, doctors Mike Johns, Bill Willis and Don Schumpert discuss landscape projects they plan to do at Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center. The hospital held a cleanup day on March 15. Hospital CEO Mike Carter said all the staff participated in the project.

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