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March 7th, 2014
Several items are slated to be discussed during the Poteau Board of Educations regular meeting Monday, March 10, at 6 p.m. at the Bert Corr Administration Building.
The 2014/15 school calendar will be discussed as well as an executive session that lists discussion on the purchase of land and discussion of the details of the superintendents contract.
Fort Sill Apache Tribe hosts a 100th anniversary event to commemorate the release from prisoner of war status of the Chiricahua and Warm Springs Apache Tribe, now known as the Fort Sill Apache Tribe.
The event will include a sunrise blessing, and an opening reception followed by a video showing and a former Tribal Princess reception.
WHO: Major General Mark McDonald
Commanding General, Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill
Representative Joe Dorman
Oklahoma House of Representatives
WHEN: Friday, March 7, 2014
Three people died in a house fire on Lennox Road near Whitesboro Monday afternoon.
The LeFlore County Sheriff's Department said names are not being released pending identification.
The Carl Albert State College Poteau and Sallisaw campuses, which planned to open at 11 a.m. today [March 4] will remain closed.
All other schools in LeFlore County also are closed.
The LeFlore County Courthouse is open.
At about 2 p.m. Monday [ March 3] area police warned that roads are becoming slushy but are almost immediately turning back to ice. The traction earlier provided by the gritty sleet is now becoming a mirror-like ice sheet on top of the already slick roads.
The LeFlore County Sheriff's Department is reporting roads throughout the county remain slick and hazardous. Motorists are encouraged to remain home unless it is an emergency.
Since 9 a.m. today [March 3] several vehicles have slid off the road and become stuck in the ditch.
Poteau police have had to help several drivers in the last few hours.
Although the sun is shining, temperatures are not expected to get above freezing so ice-free roads are not expected until tomorrow.
All LeFlore County Schools are closed today due to the winter weather impact on travel. Law enforcement officials are urging motorists to stat off the road unless it is an emergency.
The City of Wilburton was awarded a $300 grant by Keep Oklahoma Beautiful (KOB) to support their â€śWilburton Cleanupâ€ť effort this Spring as part of KOB's Great American Cleanupâ„˘.Â
The Great American Cleanupâ„˘ is the nationâ€™s largest annual cleanup, beautification and community improvement program. An estimated 60,000 Oklahomans join KOB for this yearâ€™s cleanup efforts. This national program of Keep America Beautiful is sponsored in Oklahoma by Devon Energy and coordinated by KOB.
The clock is ticking as Poteau Chamber of Commerce members prepare for the annual banquet to be held tonight [Feb. 27] at 6 p.m.
Those in attendance will be treated to dinner and live entertainment as several area chamber members take to the stage in what still remains a surprise show.
Poteauopoly will be in full swing as banquet goers try to stay out of jail and collect the most properties.
With 700 tickets available, the Chamber announced this morning they were sold-out and no more tickets are available.