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April 3rd, 2013
This year marks the 23rd year AES-Shady Point has called LeFlore County Home.
The 320 megawatt coal-fired plant located eight miles north of Poteau began construction in 1988 and officially began operations on January 15, 1991. The plant sells its electrical output to Oklahoma Gas and Electric, which provides power to more than 230,000 homes and businesses throughout a two-state region. The company also is the first facility in the United States to produce a food grade carbon dioxide.
Incumbent Chief Stephen Fruen defeated Jim Craig, investigator for the LeFlore County District Attorney's Office, in the race for Poteau police chief.
Fruen led 771-477, in what LeFlore County election officials were calling complete but unofficial returns at about 8 p.m. Tuesday night.
Craig was a longtime officer with the Poteau Police Department before moving to the District Attorney's Office. He is the son of longtime LeFlore County Sheriff Jack Craig.
The Poteau City Council appointed Fruen, a 10-year veteran, as chief in June 2012 after veteran Chief Billy Jack Smith died.
Celtic Cheer perfectly describes Timothy OâBrianâs Celtic Cheer Band which will be performing at the Runestone Viking/Celtic Festival on April 20-21 at Runestone Park in Heavener.
Â Once described as âjoyous noiseâ by the Tulsa World, Timothy OâBrianâs Celtic Cheer has made thousands of fans lives, well â¦ more cheerful by entertaining them in a broad variety of venues from the Oklahoma House of Representatives, Tulsa Scottish Festival, Blue Grass Chili Festival, Oklahoma Cityâs St. Patrickâs Day events, Tulsa, Eureka Springs, Claremore, and many other large scale events.
Witte Street General Store will hold a clothing giveaway in front of the store at 104 N. Witte from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, according to owner Darleen Seaman.
Poteau Main Street Matters is lending tables for the event, Seaman said.
"No questions, no forms to fill out â just come pick up some very nice clothes and shows," she said.
A variety of items in all sizes will be available. Free coffee and Bibles also will be given out, Seaman said.
STILLWATER â Now that tornado season has arrived, Oklahomans need to know what to do at all times in the event of a weather emergency. Many people may not realize the safety precautions they need to take if they are at work, shopping at the local mall, participating in outdoor activities, attending a sporting event, camping or other event away from their home.
A Panama man is dead, and his son is behind bars in connection with the slaying.
Arlen Buck Lockaby, 87, of Panama was found dead at his home on Williams Road on Friday evening after a family member went to check on him, according to LeFlore County Sheriff Rob Seale.
Seale said Lockaby's son, Tim Lockaby, 51, was at the home when deputies arrived.
The Division of Health Sciences held its sixth annual Employment and Education Fair on Wednesday in the Carl Albert State College Costner Balentine Ballroom.
Lois Gotes, CASC director of nursing, said the event is for students who are enrolled in the CASC Nursing, PTA and RADT programs.
March 28, 2013- Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) invites all local area residents to donate blood this April at the upcoming blood drive hosted by Kiamichi Technology Center-Talihina. The blood drive will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, April 5 at 13224 SE 202 Road.
Enrollment dates and the first day for 2013 summer and fall classes at Carl Albert State College have been announced with enrollment beginning in April.
Pre-enrollment dates include:
â¢ Current CASC sophomores Wednesday, April 3, through Friday, May 10.
â¢ Any current CASC students, Thursday, April 4, through Friday, May 10.
â¢ New, returning and transfer students, Monday, April 8, through Friday, May 10.
â¢ Concurrent students, Thursday, April 11, through Friday, May 10.
Additional enrollment dates include:
â¢ Late enrollment for summer, Monday, May 20, through Friday, May 31.
Spring time may be just around the corner but the present cold waters of Green Country are still a hazard for hunters and fishermen. Countless boats are being put in the waters of local lakes, rivers and reservoirs as area outdoorsmen and women are enjoying the warmer air temperatures. Keep in mind the water temperatures are still cold enough to pose a serious hypothermia threat. Nationwide in 2011, 75 percent of all boating fatalities are the result of drowning. Almost 85 percent of the victims were not wearing life jackets.