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March 2nd, 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” Ted Harada says that, statistically, he shouldn't be alive today.
The 43-year-old former manager for FedEx in Atlanta was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, in August 2010, and the average lifespan for someone with the disease is two to five years after diagnosis.
Harada was accepted into a clinical trial for ALS patients that involved an experimental medical procedure, and he said it dramatically slowed the disease's progression.
The Poteau City Council will meet tonight, Monday, March 2, at the city hall building at 111 Peters St. in Poteau.
Agenda items for the meeting include the following:
â€˘ Vote to enter executive session pursuant to 25 O.S. Section 307(B)(4) to discuss pending litigation.
â€˘ Vote to return from executive session.
â€˘ Consideration/Action regarding pending litigation.
â€˘ Consideration/Action regarding the confirmation and/or re-adoption of the following ordinances:
â€˘ Ordinance Number 726 - (Flood Ins)
â€˘ Ordinance Number 731 - (Youth Access to Tobacco)
Law enforcement is encouraging drivers to stay off the road as road conditions, which already are slick, worsen (Feb. 28 10 a.m.)
At about 10:15 a.m. sleet began falling in the Cameron area and additional snow fall is expected throughout the day.
Law enforcement are working many wrecks in LeFlore County as snowfall causes traffic issues today (Feb. 27 at 3:50 p.m.)
Snow is expected to continue until about 9 p.m. tonight.
Cavanal Chorale Showcase that was set for 7 p.m. February 27 at the Donald W. Reynolds Center in Poteau has been postponed due to weather Friday. The film screening of "To Light a Candle" has also bee postponed.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until Midnight. Roads are becoming slick, especially on bridges, overpasses and untreated roads, the National Weather Service in Tulsa reported. The snow is expected to shift late tonight.
According to the National Weather Service winter weather is again on its way for Poteau and the LeFlore County area.
Here is the forecast from the NTW in Tulsa today [Feb. 27 at 12:45 p.m.:
A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 29. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tonightâ€¨A 20 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 21. East wind 5 to 10 mph.
Here is a list of events to attend this weekend.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Cavanal Chorale Showcase featuring the chorale, soloists and ensembles, 7 p.m., Donald W. Reynolds Community Center
Free screening of the film To Light a Candle, sponsored by Baha'is of LeFlore County, 6:30 p.m., Donald W. Reynolds Community Center. Info: (918) 654-3675
Mardi Gras spaghetti dinner sponsored by Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 502 N. Bagwell
Saturday, February 28, 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY â€“ A measure that would create Rural Opportunity Zones in counties across the state was approved by the Oklahoma House of Representatives.
At about 10:15 a.m. [Thursday, Feb. 26] Poteau Fire Department responded to a fire at Blondie's restaurant on North Broadway in Poteau.
No flames could be seen from outside the building but several fire trucks were on scene.
The LeFlore County Maidens of Mayhem are a local roller derby team. They are currently putting together a male derby team, 18 and over. Contact them through their Facebook page if interested.
2015 Season Schedule
March 21, Benton County DD, Home
April 12, Makan Blockade, Away
May 9, Fountain City RD, Home
May 17, NWA natural Disasters, Away
June 13, OKC Outlaws, Away
August 16, Tulsa Derby League, Away
September 19, Franklin County Fury, Home
September 26, RVRG Roughcuts, Away
October 24, Killeen Dream Wolves, Home
November 14, Roughneck Roller Derby, Away