September 6th, 2012
According to Emergency Management Director Michael Davidson, portions of Talihina have evacuated after a six inch gas line was broken by private contractors working on a road bore.
Several homes and businesses in the immediate area around the gas main were evacuated.
The City offices have temporarily been relocated to the Talihina Fire Department until the line is fixed.
According to Davidson, it may take up to seven hours before crews are able to have the leak contained.
Emergency crews will remain on standby until then.
The Poteau City Council received the 2010-11 fiscal audit report Tuesday night during their regular meeting.
The report showed there were many improvements since the previous audit and only a few insignificant issues to address.
According to the report, the City saw $6.3 million increase during the fiscal year but the majority of that increase was due to a donation for the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
The 2011-12 audit is being completed by BDK, LLP, a governmental accounting agency.
When Broken Bow's Greg Werner was hired as the new Poteau Pirates' football coach, not only was there a transition for him, but also for his senior tight end son, Jay.
While there was skepticism at first, Jay has learned to embrace being a Poteau Pirate.
â€śAt first it was tough because I thought to myself, 'What in the world, going to one of our own rivals in our district,'â€ť Jay said. â€śAs time progressed, it's gone a lot smoother than I thought it would be. It's definitely been a bigger change. I've definitely enjoyed it â€” so far.â€ť
Things could not have started any better for the Heavener Wolves football team than what happened in Friday night's 35-0 season-opening win on the road over Union Christian Academy in Fort Smith, Ark.
â€śThe kids came out and played hard,â€ť said Carl Lee, Heavener's new coach. â€śWe have some areas in which we need to make corrections. It was a good confidence builder, and it was good to get things started on the right foot.â€ť
Now, the Wolves (1-0) will try to get their home season off the same way when they entertain the Hartshorne Miners at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Harvey Stadium.
The good news for the Panama Razorbacks in last week's season-opening game against the Gore Pirates at George Ollie Stadium was they were in a position they had rarely been in recently â€” ahead. However, the not-so-good news was that in the end they fell short in a 35-19 loss to the Pirates.
PANAMA â€” The Henryetta Lady Knights softball team made the 90-minute drive to LeFlore County Tuesday afternoon, and ended up having a good return trip home that night.
The Lady Knights, ranked second in the Class 3A Poll, took two wins from LeFlore County teams, beating Poteau 6-1 and host Panama 3-2.
SPIRO â€” The Spiro Lady Bulldogs defeated the Heavener Lady Wolves 8-3 on Senior Day Tuesday afternoon as three Spiro seniors â€” Kaylee Cox, Braylin Gray and Katie Gentry â€” played their last regular-season game on their home field.
Howe 17, Gans 9: In Howe, the Lady Lions got their first win of the season. Trailing 7-0 after two innings, the Lady Lions got the deficit cut to 9-8 after four innings.
Then, Howe took control with a five-run fifth inning and a four-run sixth inning to get the run-rule victory.
WHITESBORO â€” The Cameron Yellowjackets defeated the Whitesboro Bulldogs 7-4 in the first game of Tuesday's three-way. However, the â€™Jackets were defeated 9-4 by the Smithville Braves, who then run ruled the Bulldogs 18-4.
Leflore 15, Braggs 0: In Leflore, the Savages jumped out to a 2-0 lead after an inning and never looked back.
Howe 15, Kinta 4; Kiowa 10, Howe 2: In Kinta, the Lions split their games in Tuesday's three-way.
Last weekend was free hunting days in Oklahoma. I was hoping to have my email inbox full of pictures of some doves, but I didnâ€™t get any. If you were out in the field harvesting some of those birds, send me some pictures. My readers would love to see them.
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I got to do a little fishing last week with my son, Koby, and Scotty Gibson near Wister. We caught several bass with the biggest being about three pounds. Even though I reeled in the big one, Scotty Gibson had one hooked up that broke his line that may have topped mine.