Comming up at local schools
• April 5
McAlester Band Sandy Landy Lake Band Trip, 6th and 7th, in Dallas
• April 9
McAlester Band OSSAA HS State Concert and Sight-reading Contest in Jenks
• April 11-14
McAlester Band Trip to Orlando, HS
• April 16-18
McAlester Band OSSAA State Solo and Ensemble Contest at OSU Stillwater
• April 22-25
McAlester Color Guard Clinic and Tryouts for 2013-14
• April 23-25
McAlester Band OBA All-State Jazz Band Tryouts
• April 26-27
McAlester Band 8th Grade Band Trip to Dallas
• May 2
McAlester Band 6th, 7th, 8th Spring Concert at S. Arch Thompson, 7 p.m.
• May 3
McAlester Band HS Spring Concert at S. Arch Thompson, 7 p.m.
• May 4
McAlester Band at Armed Forces Parade and HS Band Banquet
• May 12
McAlester Band Baccalaureate Auditorium Wind Ensemble, 8 p.m.
• May 17
McAlester Band at MHS Graduation at Hook Eales Stadium, 8 p.m.
- Local News
McAlester and Lakewood Schools closed Monday
McAlester District schools and Lakewood Christian Schools will be closed Monday due to adverse weather condtions, school officials say.
PSO still prepared; no reports of outages
Freezing rain in the winter storm that hit Oklahoma on Thursday and Friday mainly moved south of McAlester and Pittsburg County, sparing electric lines and poles in the immediate area.
When the winter storm had been forecast, there had been concerns of major power outages in the McAlester area.
Police called for stuck cars; no injuries reported
Officials say more than seven inches of snow has covered Pittsburg County since Thursday.
Crews work to clear roads
City of McAlester street crews were set to work double shifts throughout the weekend to try and clear as much snow and ice from city streets as possible.
Will the BLM lease and permit coal mining in the area?
Federal efforts could open local land for the development of natural resources such as grass lands, wind energy, salt, gas, oil and — specifically in southeast Oklahoma — coal.
Locals talk about the weather
Some area residents say they are prepared but not too concerned about the storm this week because they’ve been through bad weather before.
A McAlester city employee clears a section of Second Street Friday afternoon after a winter storm dropped several inches of snow in the area.
DPS issues advisory, phone number, for winter driving
The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety has issued the following advisory for driving in winter weather.
Choctaw Childrens Party rescheduled
Due to weather conditions the McAlester Choctaw Children’s Christmas Party has been rescheduled to 1 p.m. on Dec. 14.
County roads open and clear, so far
The Pittsburg County commissioners said road conditions were a little better than expected Thursday afternoon.
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