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October 18th, 2013
Jeannine Jonas got this picture of a balloon this morning just as it landed near Poteau High School. Balloon Fest kicks off today. Gates open at noon at the LeFlore County Fairgrounds.
Several events planned this weekend to benefit a local business owner Coopy White were muted somewhat by news of his death Tuesday, but will go on as planned in tribute to his legacy, organizers said Wednesday.
White, 62, died Tuesday at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, where he had been since Oct 7. White was critically injured in a fall at his home two days earlier. Proceeds from the event will be used to help the family defray expenses.
He owned and operated Coopyâ€™s Body Shop in Poteau for 23 years. Before that he owned Poteau Paint and Body shop at Pleasant Valley and Broadway.
A local business owner who has been fighting for his life since Oct. 5 will be the recipient of the proceeds of an upcoming benefit.
Queen Courtney Boblett stands motionless while Dakota Fout places her crown upon her head during Friday night's Panama Football Homecoming ceremony.
PDN photo by Joe Milligan
What police are calling an accidental shooting has resulted in the death of a Milton woman.
According to LeFlore County Sheriff Rob Seale, deputies responded to the call of a woman shot in the abdomen Sunday night. The location of the home where the shooting occurred and the victim's name have not been released, only that the 59-year-old woman lived in the Milton area in northwest LeFlore County.
Kandace Standridge, 15, of Poteau, embraces her zombie side as she prepares for the Poteau Main Street Matters Zombie Run. Her makeup was applied by CASC student Jordan Riddles, 19 during the registration for the event tonight at the Pocket Park on Dewey. The transformation took about 20 minutes,according to Riddles. The run started at 6:30 p.m.
Cmdr. Charlie Horsley of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 63 was presented a plaque of achievement Tuesday by chapter members.
The award recognized Horsely's commitment in service to area veterans and the work that he has provided for the past five years.
Horsely also received an award for his devotion as an outstanding commander for the disabled veterans in county and chapter.
He received a standing ovation from chapter and auxiliary at the meeting.
Horsley gave a short speech, thanked everyone who was involved and teared up as he received his award.
By Ken Milam
PDN News Editor
Friends of Heavener Runestone will step into the past again this weekend when the Viking-Celtic Festival returns to the park.
The two-day event will include live music, Viking re-enactors, birds of prey demonstrations, food and crafts from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The Royal Gauntlet Birds of Prey group will be on hand from noon-5 p.m. each day with two demonstrations and exotic birds in a conservation education program. Headquartered in Kellyville, the 30-year-old organization works to return sick and injured animals to the wild.
By Ken Milam
PDN News Editor
Bokoshe Schools will "limp through" the rest of the year with aging buses after voters turned down a bond proposal to buy three vehicles Tuesday, Superintendent Dennis Shoup said.
The proposed $260,000 bond issue would have been used replace the district's three route buses.
The vote was 37-32 against the proposal.
The bonds would have replaced one that is soon to be retired.
"Perhaps we can work a little harder next year" if another bond issue is proposed, Shoup said.
He said all three buses date from the 1990s and have high mileage.
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