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March 2nd, 2015

Oklahoma Right to Try expands access to experimental drugs

March 2, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Ted Harada says that, statistically, he shouldn't be alive today.

The 43-year-old former manager for FedEx in Atlanta was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, in August 2010, and the average lifespan for someone with the disease is two to five years after diagnosis.

Harada was accepted into a clinical trial for ALS patients that involved an experimental medical procedure, and he said it dramatically slowed the disease's progression.

Poteau City Council meets Monday

March 2, 2015

The Poteau City Council will meet tonight, Monday, March 2, at the city hall building at 111 Peters St. in Poteau.

Agenda items for the meeting include the following:

• Vote to enter executive session pursuant to 25 O.S. Section 307(B)(4) to discuss pending litigation.
• Vote to return from executive session.
• Consideration/Action regarding pending litigation.
• Consideration/Action regarding the confirmation and/or re-adoption of the following ordinances:
• Ordinance Number 726 - (Flood Ins)
• Ordinance Number 731 - (Youth Access to Tobacco)

February 28th

Sleet and snow hit LeFlore County; Round 2

February 28, 2015

Law enforcement is encouraging drivers to stay off the road as road conditions, which already are slick, worsen (Feb. 28 10 a.m.)
At about 10:15 a.m. sleet began falling in the Cameron area and additional snow fall is expected throughout the day.

February 27th

Roads become slick, accidents in county

February 27, 2015

Law enforcement are working many wrecks in LeFlore County as snowfall causes traffic issues today (Feb. 27 at 3:50 p.m.)
Snow is expected to continue until about 9 p.m. tonight.

Donald W. Reynolds Community Center events postponed

February 27, 2015

Cavanal Chorale Showcase that was set for 7 p.m. February 27 at the Donald W. Reynolds Center in Poteau has been postponed due to weather Friday. The film screening of "To Light a Candle" has also bee postponed.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until Midnight. Roads are becoming slick, especially on bridges, overpasses and untreated roads, the National Weather Service in Tulsa reported. The snow is expected to shift late tonight.

Winter weather approaches

February 27, 2015

According to the National Weather Service winter weather is again on its way for Poteau and the LeFlore County area.

Here is the forecast from the NTW in Tulsa today [Feb. 27 at 12:45 p.m.:

This Afternoon
A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 29. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight
A 20 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 21. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Mark your calender for these weekend events

February 27, 2015

Here is a list of events to attend this weekend.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Cavanal Chorale Showcase featuring the chorale, soloists and ensembles, 7 p.m., Donald W. Reynolds Community Center

Free screening of the film To Light a Candle, sponsored by Baha'is of LeFlore County, 6:30 p.m., Donald W. Reynolds Community Center. Info: (918) 654-3675

Mardi Gras spaghetti dinner sponsored by Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 502 N. Bagwell

Saturday, February 28, 2015

February 26th

House approves Rural Opportunity Zone Bill

February 26, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY – A measure that would create Rural Opportunity Zones in counties across the state was approved by the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

Firefighters respond to fire at Poteau restaurant

February 26, 2015

At about 10:15 a.m. [Thursday, Feb. 26] Poteau Fire Department responded to a fire at Blondie's restaurant on North Broadway in Poteau.
No flames could be seen from outside the building but several fire trucks were on scene.

February 25th

LeFlore County Maidens of Mayhem release season schedule

February 25, 2015

The LeFlore County Maidens of Mayhem are a local roller derby team. They are currently putting together a male derby team, 18 and over. Contact them through their Facebook page if interested.

2015 Season Schedule

March 21, Benton County DD, Home

April 12, Makan Blockade, Away

May 9, Fountain City RD, Home

May 17, NWA natural Disasters, Away

June 13, OKC Outlaws, Away

August 16, Tulsa Derby League, Away

September 19, Franklin County Fury, Home

September 26, RVRG Roughcuts, Away

October 24, Killeen Dream Wolves, Home

November 14, Roughneck Roller Derby, Away

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