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October 3rd

For the love of learning

October 4, 2011

Theses second grade boys from Poteau Primary School who attend the Boys and
Girls Club of LeFlore County after-school program, are enjoying some time on the
computer. The BGCLC after-school program, is a non-profit organization that
relies on the support of the community. To make a donation or find out more about
the services the BGCLC offers contact Ryan Brand at 918 647-7136.

Woman sues county after December accident

October 4, 2011

A lawsuit was filed in
the LeFlore County Court
Clerk's Office Wednesday
naming the county as a
defendant after a woman
was injured in an automobile
According to the petition
filed by Attorney
Gary Buckles on behalf of
his client, Krista
McCurtain, she claims that
LeFlore County and
Bradley Lewis, 20, of
Duncan,Okla., were both
negligent in their actions
which caused her injury.
On December 11,
McCurtain was a passenger
in a 1999 Pontiac four
door driven by Lewis. At
approximately 4 a.m. they
were traveling down Green
Hill Road, two miles east

Local couple returns from missions trip

October 4, 2011

Southern Africa was the
focus of Dr. Ron and
Janice Hesser’s recent
ministry trip to Africa in
2011, sponsored by the
missionary support organization,
Crio Ministries,
they founded ten years
ago. Leadership conferences
were held in
Johannesburg, and Cape
Town, S. Africa, and one
in Lusaka, Zambia with
eight African nations represented.
More than 150 pastors
attended the three conferences
where discipleship
and service in the local
community were emphasized.
While Pastor Ron taught
the men, Janice led the
ladies in the Fruit of the
Spirit and marriage issues

September 30th

CASC awarded new 2.4 million EOC grant

September 30, 2011

Carl Albert State College received notification from U.S. Representative Dan Boren and U.S. Senator James Inhofe that a new Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) grant has been funded in the amount of $495,921 with the first budget period running September 2011 through August 2012. The grant funding will continue for a total of $2,479,605 over a five year period.

Wreck-Less Officers

September 30, 2011

Oktoberfest Fast Approaching

September 30, 2011

September 23rd

Team Whitney Golf Tourney

September 23, 2011

Twenty-two year-old Whitney Spangler
is not one to let Craniopharyngioma get
her down. For most of us the word alone
is scary enough. In May of 2010, Whitney
was diagnosed with a tumor in the central
part of her brain after serious headaches
and increasing vision problems.
A serious decline in her vision over a
short period of time led her to Dr. Tamatha
Holt, OD in Poteau who discovered that
something was putting pressure on the
optic nerve. A CT Scan confirmed the
tumor, and Whitney ultimately ended up at
UT Southwestern in Dallas for treatment.

Out go the lights!

September 23, 2011

Thursday morning northbound traffic on South Broadway in Poteau was temporarilyblocked as OG&E crews attempted to remove an electric pole from the roadway.
A dumptruck working at the Reynolds Center struck the pole toppling it to
the ground. Poteau Police Officers detoured traffic until the fallen fixture was

From grief to gift

September 23, 2011

In a single moment of kindess toward a
family in grief, an idea was born that will
help Whitesboro students achieve higher
That gift came on the heals of the tragic
death of Dalton Adams, 13 of Whitesboro.
Dalton was a seventh grade student at
Whitesboro when he lost his life in a drunk
driving accident.
On the night the accident occurred,
Brandon E. Brown, 15, of Talihina, was
driving a 2000 Mercury car on a county
dirt road when he lost control of the vehicle.
Brown, along with Adams, and two
other minor children were in the vehicle
when the accident occurred.

September 22nd

Tailgating with guests

September 23, 2011

Two special guests will
be in town Friday to participate
in a tailgate party for
Poteau Pirates and their
Four Oklahoma
University football players
Paul Thompson and Larry
Birdine will be at Costner
Stadium Friday afternoon
during a tailgate party hosted
by Oklahoma Healthcare
Solution. The two Sooners
played together during the
2003-05 seasons with several
bowl games under their
belt. Thompson, who graduated
from High School in
Texas chose the Sooners
over the University of Texas
and relocated for the start of
his college career. Although

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