The daily detail
By CRAIG HALL
Today is Halloween and we would like to wish all of you a good and safe Halloween.
I was given the opportunity to emcee the political forum last night at the Donald W. Reynolds Center in Poteau.
Hopefully, I didn’t embarrass myself or the Ledger too bad.
The event was sponsored by the Poteau Chamber of Commerce along with the Poteau Daily News.
I did refer to the PDN as the Poteau Daily News and Sun, which is not correct, but nobody threw spoiled fruit or veggies at me.
Speakers were Marion Fry and Pat Pate, candidates for associate district judge; Sharon Douthit, representing her husband, a candidate for U.S. Representative for District 2, Mark Allen, who is running again for state senate; Joseph Silk, a candidate for state senate out of District 5, Joan Farr, a candidate for U.S. Senate and Markwayne Mullin, who is seeking re-election for U.S. House of Representatives.
All of them were given five minutes to introduce themselves and then were asked questions from the panel.
A decent crowd showed up, but not quite as many who attended the previous forum.
Thanks to all the candidates and people who showed up.
The general election is Tuesday with polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
A big day and night for Heavener and the area. Lots of football games tonight and trick-or-treaters will be out in force so watch out for the little ones.
Heavener hosts Beggs tonight so be there. For those of you heading out to a game or to trick-or-treat, dress warm as there is a freeze warning for LeFlore County.
In other football games involving county teams, Poteau visits Fort Gibson, Arkoma is at Canadian, Webbers Falls travels to Bokoshe, Panama goes to Liberty, Pocola is on the road at Wilburton, Talihina tries to stay undefeated at Porter and Spiro is at Stigler.
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.
Also tonight, the Howe Fall Festival will be held. The event has been moved to the Howe Missionary Baptist Church and starts at 5:30 p.m.
On Saturday, the Haw Creek Fire Association will hold its fall festival at the Haw Creek Community Center with lots of fun and games.
The Heavener Wolf Pups begin playoff action on Saturday, also. The fifth and sixth grade team goes to Ozark for a noon kickoff while the third and fourth graders host Ozark at 4 p.m.
Wister and LeFlore open their basketball seasons on Saturday. Wister is at Red Oak while LeFlore travels to Indianola.
Howe opens Tuesday at home against Cameron while Whitesboro starts Tuesday at Smithville.
If you have anything coming up, please give us a call at (918) 653-2425 or email us at [email protected].