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November 23rd

Foot pursuit ends on courthouse lawn

November 23, 2011

A short foot pursuit involving the Poteau Police Department resulted in the fleeing suspect being captured on the lawn of the LeFlore County Courthouse.
Charles Zumbwalt, 20, of Poteau, was arrested for resisting arrest, possession of marijuana and outstanding LeFlore County warrants .
According to the arrest report, Poteau Officers received information that Zumbwalt would be at the Finish Line convenience store in Poteau located across the street from the courthouse. An officer waited inside the store while others officers waited nearby.

PDN staff is thankful for . . .

November 23, 2011

I am thankful for my family, friends, and health. I am also thankful for the people that I have known in the past that have helped me become who I am today – Deanna

I am thankful for an outstanding ball team and stupendous family and friends – Jamie

I am thankful for my family, friends, good health, and our well-being. I am especially thankful for my husband, children, and our little pet cats and dogs. I am grateful for my co-workers because they are like family, especially my BFF, Penny – Susan

I am thankful for the universe – Jake

The Lyon returns

November 23, 2011

By Regina Smith
Management Editor

One local family has a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. A local baby is finally coming home from the hospital a mere nine months and four days after he was born with a rare heart defect.
Liam Lyon returned to Cameron Tuesday afternoon just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.

November 22nd

Flooding in south LeFlore County causes damage

November 22, 2011

Reports of several homes that were flooded during flash flooding Tuesday night as well as damage to roads and bridges left authorities breathing a sigh of relief. When reports of flooding first began at approximately 8:30 it was feared that several people could have been washed away or injured.
That was not the case.
Crews with several fire departments and law enforcement agencies as well as LeFlore County EMS and Emergency Management worked tirelessly to assist the public and handle the situation.

November 21st

Massive flooding puts hunters at risk

November 22, 2011

LeFlore County Emergency Management, EMS, the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department and other law enforcement agencies are in the south part of the county assisting a number of people stranded by flood waters.
Reports that massive flooding between Cedar Lake and Big Cedar as well as in the Wister area have washed away camping trailers and vehicles. There have been a number of swift water rescues since approximately 8 p.m.
This following a flood warning issued earlier by the National Weather Service.

November 19th

Community Thanksgiving Dinner still has needs

November 19, 2011

Every year for the last seven years Jim Berngen has put together a community Thanksgiving dinner. Every year the number of meals prepared during the dinner has increased dramatically. This year is no different, he is expecting a large crowd.
Berngen said donations for the dinner are still needed. He said he has plenty of corn and green beans but is still looking for things like canned sweet potatoes, cranberry sause, brown and serve rolls and deserts of all kinds including sugar free.

November 18th

Commissioners to meet Monday

November 18, 2011

A Pocola man has asked to speak before the LeFlore County Commissioners on Monday regarding allegations that a former county employee was committing crimes while he was at work. Monti Richison is on the agenda to speak to the commissioners but it has not been said who the former employee is.
The agenda for the meeting is as follows:


NOVEMBER 18, 2011

November 17th

Reynolds Center Dedication

November 17, 2011

Visitors survey the interior of the $8.1 million Donald W. Reynolds Community Center during dedication activities Thursday in Poteau.

November 16th

Reynolds Center holds official dedication Thursday

November 17, 2011

After more the five years in the making the dream of bringing a state-of-the-art events center to Poteau will finally become a reality on Thursday. At least officially anyway.
Construction on the $8.1 million multi-purpose facility was completed in August and the center has already hosted numerous events as officials with the city of Poteau put the finishing touches on the building.
The public is invited to attend the event which will include tours of the building and all the aminities inside.

Minutes from the LeFlore County Commissioners meeting on Monday

November 16, 2011


The Board of County Commissioners, LeFlore County, State of Oklahoma, met in a Regular Business
Meeting on November 14, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. with Chairman Lance Smith presiding. Also present were Vice-Chairman Derwin Gist, Member Cebern Scott, County Clerk Kelli Ford and Assistant District Attorney Marion Fry.

The following action was taken by the board:

(1.) Chairman Lance Smith called meeting to order.

(2.) Motion was made by Lance Smith and seconded by Derwin Gist to approve the minutes of

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