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November 12th, 2013
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.
This yearâ€™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 Mazzioâ€™s gift certificates.
The Largest Corporate Team was represented by Southern Star and they won a traveling Viking helmet trophy.
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.
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.