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February 10th, 2014
Voters will be flocking to the pollsTuesday as the annual School Board Elections take full swing.
Polling places will open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Five area school districts have races slated today for the Office 4 seat, also the Office 3 seat in Wister.
â€˘ Wister â€” Office 3 â€” Kerry Ford and Leon Mitchell
â€˘ Wister â€” Office 4 â€”Billy DeWade Shatswell and Lamar Ford.
Candidates for the other four races are:
â€˘ Bokoshe â€” Vickie Sales and Ronnie Kingsboro.
â€˘ Leflore â€” Samuel Ingle and Tommy Wheat
â€˘ Poteau â€” William C. Pickle and Sally Ann Hutchinson.
A winter weather advisory continues for LeFlore County as more snow is expected to hit the area.
The advisory was issued Monday [Feb. 10] and is expected to expire at 10 a.m. Tuesday after about two inches of snow cover the county.
The National Weather Service said Monday the heaviest accumulations of wintry precipitation is expected to take place along and south of Interstate 40 in southeastern Oklahoma and west central Arkansas
Poteau firefighters still are battling a blaze that engulfed a home near Frisco Avenue in Poteau Sunday at about 3:30 p.m.
A family member of the residents, who were not home at the time of the fire, said several people lived at the home.
According to the National Weather Service: Winter weather advisory is in effect from oon today until 10 p.m. tonight for LeFlore, Latimer, Haskell, Pushmatah, Choctaw, Pittsburg and Sequoyah Counties in Oklahoma. In Arkansas counties included in the advisory are: Sebastian, Crawford and Franklin Counties.
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ADVISORY
* LIGHT SNOW WILL DEVELOP ACROSS SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA THIS AFTERNOON
AND MOVE INTO WEST-CENTRAL ARKANSAS LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND
* 1 TO 2 INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED THROUGH 10 PM CST
A 79-year-old man critically injured last week in a wreck near Talihina died Wednesday morning.
Huey Mangus of Talihina was driving a 2000 Chevrolet pickup north about 10 a.m. on Jan. 31 on U.S. Highway 271 approximately seven miles north of Talihina when the accident occurred, according to the accident report. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Tody Perez reported the pickup went off the left side of the road and struck a guardrail. Mangus was ejected about five feet.
He was flown by a medical helicopter to a Tulsa hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
You can help the environment, aid people in developing countries and boost a local tourism effort â€” just by kicking off your shoes.
The Talihina Chamber of Commerce hopes to collect 300 bags of new and gently used shoe drive by March 1.
"One of the benefits of doing a shoe drive is that it keeps thousands of shoes out of landfills. Instead of slowly decomposing in a landfill, the shoes the chamber collects will go to help people in developing countries," siad Chamber Manager Vera Nelson.
Piper Akins and Bruce Keeling placed first and second respectively for the fifth grade in the Poteau Elementary School spelling bee. Brett Hoffman and Brooklyn Morris placed first a second respectively in the fourth-grade competition. The first-place winners will compete in the regional spelling bee March 28 in Muskogee.
Fourth-grade winners picture is attached below
The chance of seeing the sun today is possible, but enjoy it now, as more snow and dreary skies are predicted Thursday and Friday.
According to the National Weather Service, freezing temperatures will remain in place for the next few days. A high of 26 is expected today, with lows in the teens with wind chill values between 2-5 degrees. The bitter temperatures are expected to persist into next week.
The Carl Albert State College Joe E. White Library staff hosted the CASC Duck Calling Contest.Â Four employees and four students participated in the competition.Â
A highlight of the event was that Stephen Billy, A CASC Alumnus and Flextone Pro staff member, was the judge and helped determine the winners.Â Billyâ€™s expertise includes that he was the winner of the 2002 Duck Commander Duck Calling Contest.
Winners of the Carl Albert contest include:
First place â€” Dustin Tobey of Hartford, Business Administration major.
In response to an executive order from Gov. Mary Fallin,Â a limited amount of additional fundingÂ giving priority to propane usersÂ will be available through the Energy Crisis Assistance Program).
ECAP is part of the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program administered by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services.
Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 4, DHS will accept applications and will continue processing applications until all allocated funds are depleted. Applicants will go through the standard process for applying for this assistance.