Archive - Oct 2011 - News Article
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
for Oklahoma, Dionne
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 officeâ€™s across the
nation. But according to
Montague, that is not so.
â€śEmployees at the Poteau
location will not lose jobs.
They wonâ€™t face lay-offâ€™s or
firing,â€ť said Montague. â€śIf
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.
â€śThe Tea Party has now decided we
would like to ask for an investigative
audit.â€ť Harrison said. â€śWe have examined
the audits closely, and if there is any disagreement
here we would like for you to
tell us weâ€™re wrong, but the audits clearly
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.
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
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
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.
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 yearâ€™s Cinemortis
Film Festival is
On Thursday, October
27 at 7 p.m. in the Hamilton
Auditorium on CASCâ€™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
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.
The â€śWreck-lessâ€ť Drug
Free Coalition and the
Poteau Police Department
are hosting a prescription
medication collection day
for the safe and appropriate
disposal of unused or
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 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.
Holtonâ€™s True Value Hardware has a
new owner and itâ€™s one that intends to
continue the long-time practice of appreciating
hometown business and valued
F.L. Holton, Sr., the founder of Holtonâ€™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 â€“ a general merchandise
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