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November 14th, 2013
Seventy-eight Poteau Upper Elementary School students will be inducted into the National Elementary Honor Society tonight beginning at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria.
To achieve membership, the students had to earn "high ratings, by a committee of educators, in the areas of scholarship, responsibility, service and leadership," according to Assistant Principal Mark Williams.
former state Sen. Kenneth Corn will be the guest speaker. Also in attendance will be numerous parents, teachers and administrators, including Superintendent Don Sjoberg, Williams said.
The schedule includes:
A request by the defense lawyer of accused murder Elvis Aaron Thacker, 25, to strike his alleged confession in the 2010 death of 22-year-old Brianna Ault on the grounds of multiple constitutional rights violations was denied Wednesday.
During the continuation of Thackerâ€™s preliminary hearing that has spanned three months, a motion to suppress evidence was heard in conjunction as testimony by witnesses for the defense took the stand.
Choctaw District 4 Junior Miss Jordan Carver, left, and Little Miss Amber Battice perform The Lord's Prayer in sign language at the senior citizens Thanksgiving meal Wednesday at the Choctaw Nation Community Center. Princess Callie Curnutt, not pictured, also participated in the ceremony. I
PDN photo by Ken Milam
Two decisions facing the Poteau Chamber Board of Directors remained in limbo after their regular monthly meeting Tuesday.
A recent offer by the City of Poteau to enter into contract with the chamber, which would take over management of the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center, was somewhat resolved but still on hold after action by the board. Questions about the legalities of the agreement â€” such as any impact the partnership might make upon the chamber's 501(C)6 tax status â€” needed to be answered after the previous meeting.
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 kidâ€™s fair sponsored annually by Strike-A-Lot Lanes and is earmarked for the purchase of childrenâ€™s books and materials.
The Pansy Kidd Middle School National Junior Honor Society is one of several organizations Poteau Womenâ€™s League donates to each year. Presenting the donation on and league President Nancy Shore and member Joyce Roberts.Â Allison Matos was installed as president-elect along with 38 eighth-grade members and 35 seventh-grade members at the annual installation ceremony.Â Callie and Lily Shore, grandaughters of Nancy, and Callie Shore, grandaughter of Joyce, were among those being installed.
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.
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.
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.
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.