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August 2nd, 2012

Bass Fanatix is now open, and getting me in hot water

August 2, 2012

Some of you may have seen the new tackle shop across from Marvin’s in Poteau called Bass Fanatix. Josh Wallis is an avid fisherman who loves fishing and everything about fishing. He has wanted to open a tackle shop for several years, and he saw a golden opportunity in the city of Poteau.

August 1st

Two homes damaged in residential fire

August 1, 2012

The residents of the 700 block of Grace Street were alerted to a shed fire that quickly turned worse Wednesday afternoon.
The blaze is under investigation but neighbors claim they heard an explosion followed by flames. The fire began in a shed in the back yard of a residence, spread to the home then to a neighboring home on the north side. Two other homes were endangered by the flames and homeowners spent the afternoon watering down their roofs in hopes of saving their homes.

Bridge dedicated in memory of fallen soldier Sgt. Vincent L.C. Owens

August 1, 2012

The bridge on the Poteau River west of Pocola on U.S. Hwy. 271 was dedicated and named after U.S. Army Sgt. Vincent L.C. Owens Wednesday afternoon.
In attendance at the ceremony were Owens’ family and friends as well as state sen. Mark Allen and state rep. James Lockhart. The LeFlore County Disabled American Veteran provided color guard for the ceremony.
Owens was killed in action during his second tour of duty in Afghanistan near Forward Operating Base Sharana when his transport vehicle was attacked on March 1. He was 21 years of age at the time of his death.

National Runners-Up

August 1, 2012

Taking the Fifth at Nationals

August 1, 2012

Gets Her Motor Running

August 1, 2012

Brilliant Brex

August 1, 2012

Sports Briefs

August 1, 2012

Physicals for Pansy Kidd Middle School seventh-eighth grade Raider and Lady Raider athletes will be 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Dr. William Willis' office, located at 104 Wall Street.
The physicals will cost $15 cash per individual.
For additional information, call PKMS Coach Greg Wilson at (918) 839-7346.
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Carl Albert State College Assistant Softball Coach Megan Young will give softball lessons at $25 per hour to girls up through age 18.
To schedule a session or for additional information, call (580) 704-4517.
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July 31st

This week's Spring Into Business Cash Mob site

July 31, 2012

This week's Spring Into Business Cash Mob site is Braum's. The very first Braum's store was opened in 1968 by Bill and Mary Braum. There are now more than 270 Braum's stores in five states including Poteau's which was opened April 2, 1989. Special to the Cash Mob, Braum's is offer double dip cones for $.99 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

New information released in child abuse case

July 31, 2012

A Pocola man was formally charged by the LeFlore County District Attorney's Office in connection with the rape and abuse of a 23-month-old child.
Heath Wayne Talley, 26, of Pocola, is accused of leaving multiple burns on the child's body and sexually assaulting her while she was in his care.
According to his statement to investigators, he laid the child on the bed to change her diaper and he heard a popping sound several times when he realized he had laid her on a homemade phone charger. He noticed more marks on the child the next morning and took her to her mother.

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