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July 15th, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY â€“ The importance of water in Oklahomaâ€™s history needs no explanation, while the priority it has in the stateâ€™s future is paramount.
From the days of the Dust Bowl to the creation of a transportation corridor to get goods from the Arkansas River to the Mississippi and beyond, water has made a huge impact on the economy of Oklahoma since statehood.
2014 Phil Gardenhire Memorial Rodeo will be held July 18 and 19 at the LeFlore County Fairgrounds in Poteau.
Area businesses are being asked by the Poteau Chamber of Commerce to extend a hometown welcome to rodeo participants and visitors during the IPRA event.
The Chamber hopes that businesses will decorate the store fronts, signs and billboards in celebration of the annual rodeo tradition.
Gates open at 6 p.m. both nights and the rodeo kicks off at 7:30 p.m.
On July 19, rodeo guys and gals will take to the streets during a parade in downtown Poteau at 4 p.m.
AT 6:23 PM [July 14]...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADARS DETECTED
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRING OVER PARTS OF
EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND WEST-CENTRAL ARKANSAS. ALL OF THIS ACTIVITY
CONTINUES TO MOVE OFF TO THE SOUTHEAST AT AROUND 20 MPH.
THROUGH 7:45 PM...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL
REMAIN POSSIBLE FOR LOCATIONS ACROSS NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA...ALONG
AND NORTH OF AN OILTON TO PROCTOR LINE. ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY WILL
ALSO CONTINUE FOR AREAS SOUTH OF A SCIPIO OKLAHOMA TO CASS
ARKANSAS LINE. WHILE MUCH OF THIS ACTIVITY WILL CONSIST OF
POCOLA â€“ Choctaw Casino Hotel in Pocola, Okla., is pleased to announce that poker will be returning to the casino today [July 14].
â€śWe are so excited to be bringing poker back to the casino, and canâ€™t wait to celebrate the return of this much loved game,â€ť said Walter Allen, marketing and player development director at Choctaw Casino Hotel. â€śWe know our guests are excited about this addition, and the Bad Beat promo will be a fun way to celebrate.â€ť
Four poker tables, featuring No Limit Texas Holdâ€™em, have been.
The Pocola Board of Education will meet tonight [July 14] at 6:30 p.m. at the board of education room at 603 E. Pryor in Pocola.
Teacher salary and reinvesting of school funds are on the agenda.
The Poteau Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. tonight [July 14] to discuss several items.
The purchase of buses for the upcoming school years as well as annual contracts and staff salaries also will be discussed.
The meeting will take place at the Superintendent building located at 100 Mockingbird Lane in Poteau.
Local resident Crystal Dawn Keeton has had a day named after her.
Oklahoma State Representative James Lockhart bestowed upon Crissy Keeton that she would have a day named after her in recognition of service to her community.
Keeton had a hand in the replacement of a torn American flag at the Feed Supplement Plant in Poteau. The flag had been damaged by storms.
Representative Lockhart wrote a proclamation that announced and recognized June 20, 2014 as Crystal D. Keeton Day.
The Choctaw Nation will host a job connect event July 15 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Choctaw Nation Community Centers in Poteau and Spiro.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has confirmed a Trooper level review of allegations brought forth against State Trooper Daniel Martin.
A complaint alleged that Martin, during the first days of Cadet Lawmen academy, shared an inappropriate adult photo (not of himself) to another Trooper. The incident was reported to Academy staff. It was decided that since Trooper Martin's son was in attendance at the academy, it would be in best interest to release Trooper Martin from this special assignment.
The LeFlore County Historical Society is seeking help to return vintage awnings to the exterior of the Hotel Lowrey.
How can you help? Adopt an awning.
"The price [$400] includes one awning and a one-year membership to the LeFlore County Historical Society," said Lori Rutledge, society director. "We are going to start with the third-floor windows on Dewey Avenue first and then work our way to the third floor windows on the Witte Street side."
The Society hopes to replace all awnings.