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October 18th

The odd duck

October 18, 2011

GET THE POINTS — Poteau’s Aaron McCoy, 17, poses with his 127-pound,
26-point non-typical buck he harvested Saturday morning near Holson Valley during
youth deer hunt season. He harvested the buck with a .270 rifle. PDN plans to
run a host of deer kill pictures in the weekend edition and throughout the season.

October 17th

Class action lawsuit filed by Bokoshe residents

October 17, 2011

A group of concerned
citizens from Bokoshe
filed a class action lawsuit
in LeFlore County
District Court against
AES Shady Point and
more than 20 other defendants
regarding what they
claim are toxins from fly
ash. The suit is demanding
a jury trial as well as
compensatory and punitive
The suit was filed on
October 6 by Clark O.
Brewster, of Tulsa; Harlan
E. Hentges, of Edmond
and J. Randall Miller of
Tulsa on behalf of six
named plaintiffs. Those
named as plaintiffs in the
suit are William Reese,
Diane Reese, Herman
“Dub” Tolbert, Tim
Tanksley, Susan Holmes

Week celebrating Main Street declared by Governer

October 17, 2011

A movement toward the preservation and restoration of
historic downtown districts that has been ever increasing
for more than 30 years, reached a landmark moment in
Oklahoma history as Governor Mary Fallin declared
October 16-22 “Main Street Week”.
Poteau Main Street Matters, which is a part of the
Oklahoma Main Street Program, is one of many communities
throughout the state that are glad to see the proclamation
by Fallin. Poteau Main Street (Dewey Avenue) will
be decorated with flowers throughout the week to help
signify the beauty and life of the downtown district.

Library Gift

October 17, 2011

Central National Bank was the first business to invest $100,000 in the New Direction Poteau Library Project. Pictured from left to right, are Steve Clay, Chris Fenton (President), Pam Mullins, Shantel Moore, DeAnn Dickerson (Co-Chair New Direction Poteau Library Project), Johnny Baker, Mike Hall, and Mayor Jeff Shockley (Co-Chair New Direction Poteau Library Project.)

October 14th

Accident results in charges for two women

October 14, 2011

Two women who were
injured in a single vehicle
accident near Lake Carl
Albert on State Highway
82 were formally charged
by the LeFlore County
District Attorney’s Office
Wednesday after it was
determined that the driver
was allegedly under the
influence of alcohol.
According to the affidavit
filed by Trooper Tim
Baker, he arrived at the
scene of the accident to
find a red Ford car that
had ran off the roadway
and rolled over.
According to a witness,
the car had been traveling
southbound and suddenly
ran off the west side of the
road then overcorrected

CASC scholars take helping others to heart

October 14, 2011

Don’t you just love to
see what begins as the little
idea that could take on a
life of its own? For a group
of Carl Albert State College
students a project they
started last year has done
just that and became an
annual event.
Next Tuesday from 10
a.m. until 1 p.m., the CASC
scholars will host the
Second Annual CASC
Harvest Carnival. The carnival
is designed for special
education students in grades
three through eight from
LeFlore County. It’s a day
when students of the college
hope to provide these
special students with a day
that is all about them with

Oktoberfest fun

October 14, 2011

Organizers of the first annual Oktoberfest sponsored by Immaculate Conception
Catholic Church in Poteau say that the event, which was held last Saturday, was a
huge success and drew a large crowd. They hope the event will continue to grow

October 13th

Pride of Poteau takes home first place

October 13, 2011

The Poteau High School Band recently won first place in Class 4A at the Bron Warren Tournament of Bands at
East Central University Tigerpalooza in Ada. The band also received awards for Drum Major, Drumline, Best
Visual and they tied with Durant for Best General Effect.

Oakes guilty

October 13, 2011

A Poteau man has
pleaded guilty to federal
charges after he attempted
to bribe a witness in a federal
case against his son.
The United States
Attorney’s Office for the
Eastern District of
Oklahoma, announced
Tuesday that Tom Oakes,
age 64, of Poteau, pled
guilty to tampering with a
Witness or Victim.
According to a press
release issued in the case,
charges arose from an
investigation by the Poteau
Police Department and the
Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco and Firearms.
The federal indictment
alleged that on or about
August 26, 2011,Oakes,
did knowingly attempt to

Abandoned house fire

October 13, 2011

Poteau firefighters had a late night Tuesday after a home on the corner of South
Walters Street and Conser Avenue burst into flames. According to Poteau Fire Chief
Jon Pickel the Poteau Fire Department responded to the blaze at approximately 11
p.m. and remained on scene until approximately 3:30 p.m. The house was reported
as unoccupied and firefighters on the scene said that the abandoned home was
quickly engulfed in flame. Firefighters kept the fire from spreading, but Chief
Pickel says that the home was a total loss. The cause of the inferno is as of yet undetermined.

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