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October 9th, 2013
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
CASC Students (l.to r.) Jacob Lawson, Makayla McGehee and Cheyenne Spencer visited the shelter recently and donated cat food, treats, leashes, toys, and bedding they purchased by soliciting donations to help the 60-plus rescued animals awaiting adoption at Poteau Valley Humane Society. Spencer will be competing in the Miss CASC Pageant held in November and has chosen animal abuse as her platform.
A Pink Pajama Pancake 5k Run to benefit breast cancer awareness will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct 19, at the Choctaw Nation Senior Center in Talihina
The Pink Pajama Pancake Run starts and ends at Dallas and Railroad streets. Pre-registration is recommended with the $20 fee including a T-shirt and breakfast. On-site registration will be available.
Participants are encouraged to wear pink.
The certified run is part of the Paint the Town Pink Week, sponsored by the Choctaw Nation Bicycle Team.
Helen Merritt, of Poteau, was the winner of a Grill Zone gas grill given away during the weekend anniversary event held at Poteau True Value.
PDN photo by Kim Ross
NEW OFFICERS â€” The Poteau Kiwanis Club had its installation of officers for the new year Thursday night at Warehouse Willy's. From left are Jack Armstrong (treasurer), Jeff Dodd (secretary), Craig Hall (president) and Clayton Griggs (vice-president). Presiding over the installation was Oklahoma Kiwanis Club Lt. Gov. Fay Roswell of Stilwell, second from right.
PDN photo by David Seeley
ST. LOUIS â€” Cassie Bess of Heavener is one of 38 students from across the United States to be awarded a college scholarship from The National Childrenâ€™s Cancer Societyâ€™s Beyond the Cure program. Bess is a junior at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.Â
The Beyond the Cure scholarship program was created to aid young survivors as they move forward with their lives after cancer. This support helps young adults achieve their educational, professional and personal goals.
Balloons may be the main attraction, but there will plenty to do on the ground as well at this year's Poteau Balloon Fest, scheduled Oct. 18-19.
â€œWe have worked very hard to have activities and events for people of all ages," said Chris Ward, Poteau Chamber of Commerce board chairman.
This yearâ€™s event will include more than 30 teams competing in the KCBS BBQ Oklahoma State Championship Cook-Off, according to Chamber CEO Karen Wages.
The Poteau Police Department is now home to a prescription medication disposal container provided by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics.
The drop box arrived Tuesday along with OBN Director Darrell Weaver and a large group of area prevention representatives.
The Poteau Police Department location marks the 141st container placed in the state to help with the safe disposal of medication. Since the programs inception two years ago, more than 20 tons of unwanted medications have been collected, according to Weaver.
The Vike @ Nite Black Light Run is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Carl Albert State College in Poteau.Â
Preregistration is open until Oct. 10 for an entry fee of $20, and $30 for registration thereafter. CASC students with a current student ID will pay an entry fee of $15. Registration forms can be found at www.carlalbert.edu or by contacting Hali Repass at firstname.lastname@example.org. Online registration is available at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/8189634417/es2/?rank=1. On-site registration will be from 3:30-4:30 p.m. the day of the race.