By CRAIG HALL
An old part of Heavener was taken down this morning when the old Stanley Hardware building was torn down.
The building, which dates back to the early 1900s was torn down by owner Pat Shaughnessy. He said the building is often under water due to the floor being lower than the parking lot adjacent to the building and the street is now above the floor due.
Shaughnessy said he has taken down the other part of the building, hoping it will help save it, but nothing kept the water out.
Since he bought the building around 12 years ago, he has renovated the building and done work on the roof, put in a new central heat and air building, along with new wood.
“I’ve spent a tremendous amount of money on labor,” he said. “Nothing works. It is the financial mistake of my life.”
Lots of activities going on the next few days. The First Methodist Church in Heavener is holding its Trunk or Treat Thursday night at the church.
The First Baptist Church will also hold a Trunk or Treat event on Thursday starting at 6 p.m.
On Friday, the Heavener Pentecostal Church of God is holding Hallelujah Night at the church at 101 Division Street.
Organizers say this will be a safe and Godly night of fun for kids and adults with food, games, lots of candy to go along with a clothing giveaway.
Everything is free. It lasts from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
The Howe Fall Festival is Friday at the Howe Ball Park from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The event is free and is sponsored by the Howe area churches.
On Saturday, the Haw Creek Fire Association will hold its fall festival and tractor show with a tractor show, food, horseshoe tournament and much more.