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February 14th, 2013

Chili cook-off held at CASC Friday

February 14, 2013

Things will heat up today when the 17th annual Chili Cooking Contest kicks off at Carl Albert State College.
The competition will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second floor of the Costner-Balentine Student Center.  
Tickets are $7 and cover all-you-can-eat chili, hot dogs, drinks and desserts.
Prizes will be awarded to those who make the tastiest chili. Several door prizes will also be given away and a silent auction will feature an array of items.

February 13th

School Board Election results

February 13, 2013

School board seats have been filled and a bond issues settled after Tuesday's election.
Shady Point voters elected Gary Wright over Shila Waddle, 85 to 36.
Fanshawe voters elected Casey Osterhout 13 to 9 over Brandon Baldwin to finish an unexpired term.
Spiro voters chose Raymond Rhodes over Eddie Stout by a vote of 162 to 112.
In Heavener, Lee Morris won 52 to 48 over Todd Vickers.
In Talihina, Brian Holland won the open board seat, beating Rodney Faulkenberry by a vote of 148 to 68.

February 12th

School Board elections today

February 12, 2013

Voters in six LeFlore County communities will cast ballots for school board candidates today. Shady Point voters also will decide on a $175,000 school bond proposal.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., according to Election Board Secretary Sharon Steele. Anyone in line when a poll closes will be allowed to cast a ballot.
To find your polling place, contact the election board at (918) 647-3701.
Voters are required to show a government-issued photo ID or their voter registration card.

Historical Wister business destroyed by fire

February 12, 2013

The oldest buiding in Wister was destroyed by fire Sunday evening.
Arlene's Collectibles, owned by Hardy and Arlene Coston, was built in 1903, holding the title of oldest building in Wister, according to Traci Barnes, the Coston's daughter. The building housed vintage and antique items for not only the Coston's but for 23 vendors.

February 9th

Treble Choir Performs

February 9, 2013

The Treble Choir of the Cavanal Chorale performs Saturday night at the Boys and Girls Clubs of LeFlore County annual dinner. The event was attended by about 300 people, according to Boys and Girls Clubs Executive Director Clay Roper.

February 8th

Council puts brakes on small buildings

February 8, 2013

By Ken Milam
Staff Writer

The Poteau City Council placed a moratorium on small business buildings Monday night, pending possible changes to zoning laws.
Mayor Jeff Shockley said no specific businesses are being targeted and the move is meant to protect and maintain attractive business districts.
The moratorium affects commercial buildings less than 20 feet wide.
Shockley said the city Planning Commission will be asked to look at zoning requirements and decide if they should be amended.

Super bowl party turns violent

February 8, 2013

By Kim Ross
PDN Reporter

A Super Bowl party turned violent Sunday night after a man was shot three times at his home.
According to LeFlore County Undersheriff, Kendall Morgan, Robert G. Hamner, 35, was shot three times in the abdomen after a domestic altercation erupted. Hamner and four other people were inside the home on Pleasant Valley Road in Poteau when the shooting occurred.

AES makes donations

February 8, 2013

Employees of AES Shady Point donated money they raised for two area organizations by hosting a silent auction during their annual employee Christmas Party. The employees raised more than $3,600 at the event. The Christian Free Medical Clinic and LeFlore County Youth Services each received checks in the amount of $1,834, after being chosen by AES employees as the beneficiaries of their fundraising efforts.

Wister switches to 911 system

February 8, 2013

Wister residents are asked to call 911 to report fires instead of the old Fire Department number.
The old number was disconnected Wednesday, according to City Manager Linston Chronister.
Under the new system, firefighters will be dispatched by radio from the LeFlore County 911 center in Poteau. The center dispatches fire and ambulance calls and routes other emergency calls to the appropriate law enforcement agency.
Wister officials posted news of the change on the city marquee at the park.
Non-emergency calls still can be made to City Hall at (918) 655-7421.

February 1st

Calling all chocolate lovers

February 1, 2013

Friends of Buckley Library are hosting the second annual Chocolate Decadence Party and Contest from 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Lowery Hotel. 
To enter -
• Bring your entry form to the library by Feb. 8.
• The recipe must contain chocolate. It does not have to be completely chocolate.
• Entry must serve at least 24.
• Drop off entry at the Lowery Hotel by 1 p.m. Feb. 12.
The criteria used for judging is creativity, taste and visual appeal.  Categories are professional or culinary student, adult amateur (18 and up), and youth amateur (Under 18).

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