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November 11th, 2013

Local business donates to new library

November 11, 2013

Chelsea Williams, manager of Strike-A-Lot Lanes in Poteau, presented a check for $250 to Nancy Hamlin, librarian at Patrick Lynch Public Library. The donated money was raised through the kid’s fair sponsored annually by Strike-A-Lot Lanes and is earmarked for the purchase of children’s books and materials.

Honor Society recipient of local organization's donation

November 11, 2013

The Pansy Kidd Middle School National Junior Honor Society is one of several organizations Poteau Women’s League donates to each year. Presenting the donation on and league President Nancy Shore and member Joyce Roberts. Allison Matos was installed as president-elect along with 38 eighth-grade members and 35 seventh-grade members at the annual installation ceremony. Callie and Lily Shore, grandaughters of Nancy, and Callie Shore, grandaughter of Joyce, were among those being installed.

November 9th

Veterans honored in Poteau parade

November 9, 2013

The Grand Marshals of the Veterans parade were treates to a royal carriage ride during Saturday's parade. Floats, bands, classic cars, motorcycles and many more made the trek in a salute to veteran past and present.

November 8th

Spiro man rides whirlwind to White House, beyond

November 8, 2013

The past couple of years have been a whirlwind for Spiro native Chris Kimmel. His adventure has taken him all over the world and has taken him from a part-time job of picking up trash in Spiro to working in the White House.

Perry named Miss PHS

November 8, 2013

By Taryn Shelton

Haven Perry, senior, was crowned Miss Poteau High School 2014 on Saturday in the Bob Lee Kidd Civic Center.
Twenty-one girls participated in the pageant.
Mikalyn Reif, junior, was first runner-up; Morgan Giles, senior, was second runner-up; Tabi Waldrop, junior, was third runner-up; and Sunnie McConnell, sophomore, was fourth runner-up.

November 7th

Temporary power outage in Poteau

November 7, 2013

A brief blackout in Poteau Thursday morning caused temporary delays for some businesses. Police were unsure what cause the outage that lasted about 10 minutes. Attempts to reach Oklahoma Gas and Electric were unsuccessful.

November 1st

Vike@Nite category results released

November 1, 2013

This year’s Vike @ Nite 5K awarded prizes in several categories of competition in addition to who crossed the finish line in the top spots as previously announced.
The Most Creative Costume awards went to Traci Barnes, Susan Manlove, Cathleen Manlove and Sam Kiger. This group won Mazzio’s gift certificates.
The Largest Corporate Team was represented by Southern Star and they won a traveling Viking helmet trophy.

Miss PHS pageant slated for Saturday

November 1, 2013

Each year students take to the stage for the annual Miss Poteau High School pageant. This year's event proceeds will help the PHS Silver Steppers dance team travel to the National Dance Team Competition in March.
The pageant will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. Doors open to the public at 6 p.m.
Twenty-two contestants will answer onstage questions, participate in a casual wear and evening gown competition. The opening act for the night will be a choreographed dance performed by the contestants.

Area 10 Special Olympics Bowling Competition has large turnout

November 1, 2013

The Area 10 Special Olympics Bowling Competition took place Wednesday at Strike-A-Lot Lanes.
There were teams from Poteau, Arkoma, Cameron, Heavener, Howe, Muskogee and Stilwell with bowlers competing in singles and unified events. The unified competition was a doubles team consisting of a Special Olympian and a non-disabled partner.
There were 80 Special Olympians who competed in Wednesday's event as well as 28 unified teams.
All athletes had to compete in an area competition to be able to compete at the Oklahoma State Winter Games, which will take place in January in Norman.

October 29th

Former Lynch students invited to library grand opening

October 29, 2013

With the grand opening of the Patrick Lynch Public Library drawing near, the Friends of the PLPL are reaching out to all former students of Patrick Lynch for a special dedication.
According to the Friends, Lynch's former Poteau Primary School third-grade students now are Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors in area high schools. They, along with the teachers and staff who worked alongside Lynch and the public are invited to attend the grand opening on Sunday, Nov. 3 from 3-5 p.m. at the library located at 206 S. McKenna in Poteau.

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