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Oklahoma Star Competition

August 12, 2011

As the final night of the OK Star Competition Preliminaries got underway, Jerry
Olsen opened the evening by dazzling the crowd with his lively lasso. He will be
performing during the Phil Gardenhire Rodeo tonight and tomorrow night.
Pictured below: Psalm Yandell, who will have her third birthday next Tuesday
danced to the music as the singers gave it their best, hoping to make it to the final

Police search for property owner after good deed

August 12, 2011

A Poteau man recently
proved to local law
enforcement that honesty
still survives in this day
and age after he turned in
valuable property he had
found to the Poteau Police
Ted D. Kilgore, 73, of
Poteau, pulled up to a
Poteau business a few
weeks ago and to his
amazement found a container
lying in the parking
lot. When he went to
investigate, he discovered
it held a large amount of
While some people
would have placed it in
their vehicle and driven
away, Kilgore, realizing
that someone had lost their
treasure, put it in his vehicle
and headed for the

Problem a thing of the past

August 12, 2011

The manager of Poteau
Valley Improvement
Authority said Thursday
that the efforts of county
citizens and a break in the
weather has taken care of
the distribution problems
PVIA was facing just last
Don Goforth said in a
phone interview that he
and his staff have seen
marked improvement at
the PVIA water treatment
plant since he contacted
the newspaper last week
asking citizens to voluntarily
conserve water during
peak hours.
The problem that PVIA
was beginning to see was
not with water levels at
Wister Lake, nor with the
treatment plant but with

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