Archive - 2011 - News Article
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.
Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center is the first rural hospital in the State of Oklahoma to receive incentive payments under both the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs; part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Their efforts have been rewarded with $2 million in incentive payments within the past 5 months. This program is in conjunction with a nationwide initiative from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to demonstrate â€śmeaningful useâ€ť of an Electronic Health Record.
By Regina Smith
Today families and players from all over the state will converge on Poteau to begin the OK Kids Midget Baseball State Tournament play.
Poteau will be the host site for the tournament that will begin today at 2 p.m. with eight teams that made it through regionals. There will be four games tonight, four games Wednesday night, three games on Thursday, two on Friday and possibly two on Saturday for the finals depending upon how it all plays out.
At a special meeting of the Panama Board of Trustees on the afternoon of July 8, the board voted unanimously to dismiss Kenneth Lovell and Stewart Seamans and to accept the resignation of Haden Byrd. Look for full coverage of the decision in the Poteau Daily News.