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October 9th, 2013

Inquisitive

October 9, 2013

Poteau Fireman Fred Hardesty answers questions by Layni White, 4, of Poteau during the Wednesday morning observation of Fire Prevention Week at the First United Methodist Church preschool in Poteau.
PDN photo by Kim Ross

October 8th

Looking out for the animals

October 8, 2013

CASC Students (l.to r.) Jacob Lawson, Makayla McGehee and Cheyenne Spencer visited the shelter recently and donated cat food, treats, leashes, toys, and bedding they purchased by soliciting donations to help the 60-plus rescued animals awaiting adoption at Poteau Valley Humane Society. Spencer will be competing in the Miss CASC Pageant held in November and has chosen animal abuse as her platform.

Talihina hosts cancer awareness 5k

October 8, 2013

A Pink Pajama Pancake 5k Run to benefit breast cancer awareness will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct 19, at the Choctaw Nation Senior Center in Talihina
The Pink Pajama Pancake Run starts and ends at Dallas and Railroad streets. Pre-registration is recommended with the $20 fee including a T-shirt and breakfast. On-site registration will be available.
Participants are encouraged to wear pink.
The certified run is part of the Paint the Town Pink Week, sponsored by the Choctaw Nation Bicycle Team.

Poteau True Value holds anniversary event

October 8, 2013

Helen Merritt, of Poteau, was the winner of a Grill Zone gas grill given away during the weekend anniversary event held at Poteau True Value.
PDN photo by Kim Ross

October 4th

Kiwanis Club names new officers

October 4, 2013

NEW OFFICERS — The Poteau Kiwanis Club had its installation of officers for the new year Thursday night at Warehouse Willy's. From left are Jack Armstrong (treasurer), Jeff Dodd (secretary), Craig Hall (president) and Clayton Griggs (vice-president). Presiding over the installation was Oklahoma Kiwanis Club Lt. Gov. Fay Roswell of Stilwell, second from right.
PDN photo by David Seeley

Youthful cancer survivor recipient of scholarship

October 4, 2013

ST. LOUIS — Cassie Bess of Heavener is one of 38 students from across the United States to be awarded a college scholarship from The National Children’s Cancer Society’s Beyond the Cure program. Bess is a junior at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. 
The Beyond the Cure scholarship program was created to aid young survivors as they move forward with their lives after cancer. This support helps young adults achieve their educational, professional and personal goals.

October 3rd

Balloon Fest only weeks away

October 3, 2013

Balloons may be the main attraction, but there will plenty to do on the ground as well at this year's Poteau Balloon Fest, scheduled Oct. 18-19.
“We have worked very hard to have activities and events for people of all ages," said Chris Ward, Poteau Chamber of Commerce board chairman.
This year’s event will include more than 30 teams competing in the KCBS BBQ Oklahoma State Championship Cook-Off, according to Chamber CEO Karen Wages.

Poteau Police Department home to new medication disposal site

October 3, 2013

The Poteau Police Department is now home to a prescription medication disposal container provided by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics.
The drop box arrived Tuesday along with OBN Director Darrell Weaver and a large group of area prevention representatives.
The Poteau Police Department location marks the 141st container placed in the state to help with the safe disposal of medication. Since the programs inception two years ago, more than 20 tons of unwanted medications have been collected, according to Weaver.

October 2nd

Vike@Nite early registration deadline nears

October 2, 2013

The Vike @ Nite Black Light Run is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Carl Albert State College in Poteau. 
Preregistration is open until Oct. 10 for an entry fee of $20, and $30 for registration thereafter. CASC students with a current student ID will pay an entry fee of $15. Registration forms can be found at www.carlalbert.edu or by contacting Hali Repass at hrepass@carlalbert.edu. Online registration is available at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/8189634417/es2/?rank=1. On-site registration will be from 3:30-4:30 p.m. the day of the race.

Local team takes second in triathlon

October 2, 2013

Team members Whitney Kirby, Hali Repass and Beth Phillips brought home medals for their second-place finish in the the Redman Triathalon held recently at Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City. About 30 LeFlore County residents participated in the event.
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