March 20th, 2015
TULSA, (AP) â€” The U.S. appears to be locked in a tornado drought as meteorologists have recorded only about two-dozen twisters so far this year during a period when 100 or more are typical.
And there have been no reports of tornadoes so far in March â€” a sometimes violent period for severe weather. The last time there were no tornadoes in March was 1969.
Forecasters at NOAA's Storm Prediction Center in Norman have issued only four tornado watches and no severe thunderstorm watches â€” less than 10 percent of the average 52 tornado watches issued by mid-March.
Here are a few TBT pics from 1984. Check out how times have changed the price you pay for simple items.
See attachment for additional pictures.
Historic Downtown Poteau, formerly Poteau Mainstreet Matters will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at their new office located at 310 Dewey Ave. in Poteau at noon today [March 19].
Everyone is welcome.
The 911 trust will meet at 9 a.m. today [March 18] to discuss the upcoming Pocola vote regarding cell phone fees.
The meeting will be at the county commissioners room.
The following information is provided by the Associated Press
Today is Tuesday, March 17, the 76th day of 2015. There are 289 days left in the year. This is St. Patrick's Day.
Today's Highlight in History:
On March 17, 1762, New York held its first St. Patrick's Day parade.
On this date:
In 1776, British forces evacuated Boston during the Revolutionary War.
In 1861, Victor Emmanuel II was proclaimed the first king of a united Italy.
The sky was falling
About 2,000 snow geese fell from the sky over Idaho Friday, Avian cholera being investigated as the culprit.
According to news reports, the birds were migrating to nesting grounds in Alaska.
Wild life employees said about 20 bald eagles also were seen near the scene of the dead geese but it is unclear if the eagles could be infected due to the lengthy incubation period.
Millionaire Robert Durst arrested for murder
With some sunshine over the last couple of days, there should be some baseball and softball played this week, although itâ€™s Spring Break.
Thereâ€™s going to be a lot of baseball around here this week, thanks to the Eastern Oklahoma Shootout that will take place Wednesday through Friday at multiple locations in LeFlore County.
Here's the complete weekâ€™s schedule, including next Mondayâ€™s games:
Muldrow at Poteau, 1 p.m.
Keota at Pocola, 4:30 p.m.
Looking back at the top headlines in the Poteau News and Sun Thursday, June 24, 1982:
Top PRCA cowboys enter rodeo
Five of the top 10 PRCA bull riders were scheduled to compete in the Poteau Chamber of Commerce Frontier PRCA Rodeo. Chamber President during the time was Neville Brehm.
Cooper returns as court clerk
District Judge Pat Pate ruled Betty Cooper could return to her position as county clerk since she didn't effectively or validly resign her elected position. Two of the County Commissioners at the time were Charles Cox, Jack Craig.