TO DO THIS WEEKEND: McAlester Fall Cleanup, Hard Times Festival and more

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Megan Waters, executive director of Pride In McAlester, gives reasons why McAlester residents should participate in the final weekend of the organization's Fall Cleanup.

1. It gives residents a chance to get rid of that mattress, old sofa or water tank.

2. You aren’t really going to make a garden or a tree swing out of those old tires

3. The landfill is open to take your brush free the same hours we open at the armory. 


"This helps us all beautify our area, clean it out. We don’t need stacking up the old TVs anyway," Waters said.

McAlester residents only and no commercial waste will be accepted at the McAlester Recycling Plant, 307 East Polk Avenue in McAlester from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday and 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Megan Waters at 918-426-4444 or by email at

Things to do


Steer Commander Team Roping, 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Lightning C Arena, 210 Lightning C Arena Road, McAlester.  For more information call 918-843-0805 or 918-616-9133.

Belfair Fall Festival, 5-7 p.m. at Belfair of McAlester, 802 Windsong Way in McAlester. Pumpkin painting, kids costume contest, live music, games, food,and much more.


McAlester Pride Picnic hosted by Oklahomans for Equality McAlester, 12 - 4 p.m. at Chadick Park in McAlester. Food, music, entertainment, and resources will be available. 

Hartshorne Hard Times Festival, events held all day throughout Hartshorne. Food, music, and more will be available. 

Movie in the Park, 7:30 p.m. at the Turkey Flat Campground at Arrowhead State Park near Canadian. Enjoy the beauty of Arrowhead State Park and have a free, fun and memorable family night out during the month of October.

VFW Post 1098 Car and Craft Show, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 1426 Morris Street in Krebs. Along with the car show, a craft show will also be held along with activities for children, food and drinks, and a pinup shoot contest. All proceeds will go towards helping local veterans.

Kennedy Eyecare 5th Annual Customer Appreciation Fall Festival, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at 1400 East Wade Watts Ave. in McAlester. Costume contest, food and drinks, games and prizes with music performed by Trevor McBane.

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