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September 2nd, 2013
Two people were arrested Sunday after an argument took to the roadway resulting in a crash that injured one.
According to the Poteau Police accident report, Pedro Martines-CastaÃ±eda, 27, of Poteau was jailed after he lost control of his vehicle and struck a Poteau home.
Heat didn't put much of a dent on the flocks of festival goers who attended the 66th annual Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival.
On Saturday, with heat indices in the 100s, people packed the festival grounds as they played games, rode rides, shopped and learned about Choctaw heritage.
Emergency Medical Services Director Dave Grovdahl said the majority of the 23 people EMS took to the hospital during the festival were suffering from heat related illnesses.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” Public Safety officials will be participating in a
nationwide campaign this Labor Day weekend in an effort to reduce highway
traffic deaths and injury collisions on Oklahoma highways. "Operation
C.A.R.E." (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) began at 6 p.m. Friday
and runs through midnight Monday.
A fragment of lace from Spiro Mounds has been placed on the list of Oklahoma's 10 most endangered artifacts.
The list of endangered items was created by a committee of the Oklahoma Cultural Heritage Trust. The Spiro lace is on of two items on the list placed in the acre of the Sam Noble Museum of natural History at the University of Oklahoma.
The other item is a collection of 1920s era organ player rolls.
During the upcoming emergency preparedness expo to be held Sept. 21, runners will get a chance to take part in the first 5K run/walk held by organizers.
Participants of all ages are welcome to enter the "Race to Prepare" run that will begin at Carl Albert State College in Poteau. There will be special divisions for military personnel and first responders. Disabled American Veterans will be allowed free entry to participate in the event.
Early registration cost $20 per participant and ends on Sept 13. Registration is $25 the day of the race.
A truck pulling a trailer loaded with a car traveling east on U.S. highway 271 west of Pocola lost control Thursday afternoon causing it to jackknife, according to emergency responders. Fire personnel said the truck left the roadway and rolled over. No one was inured in the accident.
James Pollard, 35, of Smithville was named the 2013 recipient of the Joe Neff Memorial Welding Scholarship at the Kiamichi Technology Center in Poteau on Thursday. Pollard is a second year welding student and received a 225 Lincoln Ranger welder from the scholarship committee. From left: Dennis Thomas, Scott Griffis speaking, Woody Wood, Charles Loomis, Mike Poor and Pollard.
PDN photo by Kim Ross
Due to the expected heat Saturday, organizers have decide the Cowboy Concert won't take place under the stars as planned, but inside the community building at Heavener Runestone Park.
The show will start at 7:30 p.m.
Featured acts are Gatlin and Hoffpauir and Larry Spears with John Williams and Craig Skinner.
Admission is $5, free for 14 and younger.
Limited refreshments will be available for $1, so spectators may bring their own goodies, according to organizer Mike Kennerson.
POTEAU RELAY FOR LIFE
All cancer survivors are invited to take part as special guests in the opening ceremonies of the LeFlore County Relay for Life on Sept. 7 at Costner Stadium.
Survivors and their caregivers are ask to arrive around 5:30 p.m. and register in the survivors are for refreshments and fellowship, organizers said.
They also are invited to take part in the commemorative survivor lap that begins every Relay for Life.
Teams of fundraisers remain through the night, with at least one member walking the track. The top fundraisers are recognized.
Members of the Poteau Police Department and the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department searched for the driver involved in a single car accident on Old Oklahoma highway 112 Wednesday about 4 p.m. Poteau police said a man believed to be the driver of the vehicle was seen by witnesses running into nearby woods just after the accident happened. Oklahoma Highway Patrol investigated the accident.
PDN photo by Kim Ross