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October 28th

Local post office affected by cuts

October 28, 2011

Rumors that Postal
employees at the Poteau
location could face the loss
of their jobs have been
labeled as false by the U.S.
Postal Service Corporate
Communications Specialist
for Oklahoma, Dionne
Montague.
It had recently been
rumored that the Poteau Post
Office was facing the loss of
up to three employees due
the postal downsize and budget
cuts that have been affecting
post office’s across the
nation. But according to
Montague, that is not so.
“Employees at the Poteau
location will not lose jobs.
They won’t face lay-off’s or
firing,” said Montague. “If

Commissioners continue to take flak for Rogers

October 28, 2011

A local political party appeared before
the LeFlore County Commissioners to ask
for an investigative audit of the county.
Dewey Harrison, a representative of the
LeFlore County Tea Party was given five
minutes to speak to the commissioners
regarding the ongoing issue. The exchange
was heated from the start.
“The Tea Party has now decided we
would like to ask for an investigative
audit.” Harrison said. “We have examined
the audits closely, and if there is any disagreement
here we would like for you to
tell us we’re wrong, but the audits clearly

County Commissioners agenda for Monday

October 28, 2011

Commissioners to discuss a county-wide speed limit.

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NOTICE AND AGENDA OF REGULAR MEETING

OCTOBER 28, 2011
THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, LEFLORE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, HAS SCHEDULED
A REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING FOR OCTOBER 31, 2011 AT 9:00 A.M. IN THE OFFICE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS.

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October 26th

Balloonfest brings in visitors and dollars

October 26, 2011

Another Balloonfest has
come and gone and the
Poteau Chamber of
Commerce is still reeling
from the more than 20,000
attendees of this year's festival.
According to Poteau
Chamber President, Karen
Wages, the first year the
Chamber has organized the
event was a huge success.
They set goals for sponsorship
that were met and the
arm band sales were above
and beyond all they had
imagined.
On Friday, the Chamber
was hectic with pre-sales
causing them to open a virtual
drive through to meet the
demand of the more than
3,000 armbands they sold
and over $7,000 in concert

Frighteningly Fun

October 26, 2011

AROUND WE GO: Children and adults enjoyed the carnival rides this past weekend at the Poteau Balloonfest. See more photos on pages 6 and 7 of the October 26 edition of the Poteau Daily News.

Celebrating the scary

October 26, 2011

Every year, Carl Albert
State College film students
release the horrors of their
dark imaginations at the
annual Cinemortis Student
Film Festival. This year,
CASC film students are
inviting the public to take
a trip into their own twisted
and sleep-deprived subconscious.
The theme for
this year’s Cinemortis
Film Festival is
Nightmares.
On Thursday, October
27 at 7 p.m. in the Hamilton
Auditorium on CASC’s
Poteau campus, CASC
Film Studies instructor
Marcus Blair and students
invite you to witness a
slate of films that will
scare, disgust, and delight
you.

October 24th

A balloon with a view

October 24, 2011

An aerial shot of Poteau football field as the skies above Poteau were filled with Balloons Friday morning. The
2011 Poteau Balloonfest continues through today at the LeFlore County Fairgrounds.

Medication take back

October 24, 2011

The “Wreck-less” Drug
Free Coalition and the
Poteau Police Department
are hosting a prescription
medication collection day
for the safe and appropriate
disposal of unused or
unwanted prescription
medications.
Organizers say that citizens
may bring their medication
for proper and safe
disposal to the Bob Lee
Kidd Center in Poteau on
October 29 from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m.

A Poteau tradition from one family to the next

October 24, 2011

A local family whose name is synonymous
to downtown Poteau recently sold
their last business that has forever been
known by the name of the man who
opened its doors 65 years ago.
Holton’s True Value Hardware has a
new owner and it’s one that intends to
continue the long-time practice of appreciating
hometown business and valued
customers.
F.L. Holton, Sr., the founder of Holton’s
Hardware, was, according to his family, a
naturally gifted horse and mule trader. In
1915, at the age of 26, he opened the
doors to his first business – a general merchandise

October 21st

Bokoshe PTA student art show a success

October 21, 2011

The Bokoshe Parent Teacher Association hosted a student art show Wednesday
afternoon. Pieces of art from students in grades kindergarten through 12 were on
display at Bokoshe schools. The Bokoshe PTA is focusing on the arts this school year
and has planned monthly events to showcase the art of the student body. Participating
students were given no direction for the art work, but were encouraged to create as
they saw fit.
During the introduction to the show, PTA officials cited reports that showed a direct
correlation between art classes offered in school and a drop in disciplinary and

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