Archive - Jul 2011 - News Article
There is nothing like getting a Christmas gift in July. On Sunday one local family received a gift better than any Christmas present they could ever imagine, a heart for their baby who has been fighting for life almost every day of the five months since he was born.
Joseâ€™ Chavez, won $2,500 after he sunk a hole-in-one during the 46th Annual Spider Webb Invitational Golf Tournament at the Choctaw Country Club held Saturday, July 9-10. Chavez struck gold on Hole No. 2, sponsored by the Choctaw Country Club securing his prize right from the start. Mike Thomas, President of the Board of Directors at CCC, along with Pro-Shop Manager Francis Walston presented Chavez with a check after the two-day, 36 hole, best ball tournament was complete.
After several attempts at making the outlook on Cavanal Hill a place for families and tourist to enjoy Poteauâ€™s claim to fame, another set back has occurred causing once again a financial loss for the Cavanal Committee and those who enjoy the facilities located on the top of the hill.
Vandalâ€™s stuck the newly constructed pavilion over the weekend causing damages estimated in excess of $5,000.
The Wolf Ridge Golf Club of Poteau would like to
invite golfers to participate in their two man scramble
golf tournament to benefit a young woman in need of
surgery to remove a tumor.
Whitney Spangler, 22, of Poteau, was diagnosed with
a craniopharyngioma tumor in March 2010 and under
went a right frontal craniotomy to remove the tumor.
She was also treated with radioactive materials to stop
the growth of the tumor. That surgery was a success
and it allowed Whitney to return to her job at the Dennis
Bost State Farm Insurance Agency and to return to
An semi-tractor trailer loaded with live chickens overturned on the Cavanal Scenic Expressway at the overpass crossing highway 271 Thursday morning. The truck and a car collided and caused the cab to strike the shoulder barricade causing its load to shift and the trailer to turn onto its side, spilling its load across the highway. No one was injured in the accident and emergency crews and clean up crews were able to clear the accident scene quickly allowing traffic to resume.
PDN photo by Carrie Carberry
Investigators for the LeFlore County District Attorney's Office have spent the last two days searching for the remains of an infant they discovered was buried on the property of a husband and wife charged with child neglect following an investigatio into possible child abuse.
According to an application for exhumation filed by Assistant District Attorney Meg Nicholson on Tuesday, the remains of an infant born to a minor child of James Haskin, 61, and Lucinda Haskin, 39, of LeFlore County was buried on property belonging to the couple after an alleged still birth.
Itâ€™s time once again for the third annual Phil
Gardenhire PRCA Rodeo Oklahoma Star competition.
The Oklahoma Star Committee in conjunction with
the Phil Gardenhire PRCA Rodeo Committee is searching
for talented singers in the LeFlore County area to
compete for cash, prizes, and the title of Oklahoma
Contestants must be 16 years old or older to enter the
The head of the state auditor's office was
on hand in Poteau Monday to answer questions
by citizens regarding the recent audit
findings for LeFlore County that were
released by his office in May.
Gary Jones, started the meeting by presenting
those in attendance with a map
showing just how far behind his office is in
county audits. He said that when he took
office in January his first action was to find
out how far behind they were and ask his
staff for a plan to get caught up. Jones
explained that is why the audit findings that
were released were from 2007, 2008, 2009
Members of the History Alive class for the 2011 Poteau Academic Quest pose for aphoto during their trip to Sequoyah's home on Tuesday. Academic Quest is for students entering the sixth grade at Pansy Kidd Middle School who maintained a specific grade point average during the fifth grade. Students learn leadership skills and participate in specific curriculum designed to make learning fun. Pictured from left to right, back row, Morgan Bandy and Victoria Archey. Front row: Hanna Smith, Alexa Gillham, Lily Shore, Matthew Womack and their instructor, Mrs. Hall. Not pictured is Dodger Stankewitz.
In a final wrap up of our coverage for the 2011 Ok Kids Midget State Baseball Tournament we have created an 8 page "Grand Slam" supplement that will be inside the Wednesday edition of Poteau Daily News. Get your copy now! The supplement includes coverage of Saturday's two title games as well as photos from throughout the tournament and a wrap up column by our Sport's Editor, David Seeley.