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November 15th

Fire at AES

November 15, 2011

A transformer fire at AES Shady Point earlier this afternoon did not result in any injuries or emissions. Members of the fire department were dispatched to the coal fired co-generation plant after a transformer located outside the plant had an internal fire. The fire suppression system for the transformer functioned properly and extinguished the fire very quickly, said an AES spokesperson.

Haskins go to court over animals

November 15, 2011

James and Lucinda Haskin were back in the courtroom Monday afternoon in an attempt to maintain ownership of their livestock, which were removed from their property after they were jailed for child neglect.

November 14th

DHS responds to allegations against employee

November 14, 2011

The Department of Human
Services has confirmed that a
LeFlore County woman has
been placed on leave following
an investigation into her conduct
and allegations that she
misused state equipment.
On Nov. 2, PDN reported that
Barbette Hull of Poteau was
under investigation for allegedly
misusing state property by using
property belonging to DHS for
personal business.
“I can confirm that our Office
of Inspector General has conducted
an investigation into
these allegations against Mrs.
Hull,” said Sheree Powell, DHS
Office of Communications.
“(They) have turned over their

Local veteran honors fallen soldiers

November 14, 2011

In remembrance of the men and women who gave their lives to protect the United States of America, the LeFlore County Disabled American Veterans and the Disabled American Veterans Auxillary, Chapter 63, held their annual Veterans Day Ceremony on the LeFlore County Courthouse lawn. The men and women of the DAV / DAVA placed flags atop the Veteran Memorial for each fallen member listed on the wall as their name was called out to the attending crowd.

November 11th

This week's local agendas

November 11, 2011

The LeFlore County EMS board will decide Monday whether to approve Donald Faulkner as contractor for the Talihina station construction project.
Directors also will discuss staffing an additional ambulance or inter-facilty transport unit, and a partnership agreement with the Choctaw Nation.
The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. in the EMS conference room at 1215 S. Broadway.

The November meeting of the LeFlore County Hospital Authority Governing Board will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Conference Room C at Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center.

Fry receives CASC Distinguished Alumni Association Award

November 11, 2011

Marion Fry is this year’s recipient of the CASC Distinguished Alumni Association Award. He began his college education as a member of the Scholars Program at Carl Albert State College where he was active in student organizations and activities, including the Circle K Club and the Student Government Association while earning a degree in Pre-law.

November 10th

Haskin's formally charged with twelve crimes against children

November 10, 2011

Formal charges were filed by the LeFlore County District Attorney's Office on Thursday against a Monroe couple accused of child neglect and sexual abuse.
James and Lucinda Haskin were arrested November 1 after their nine children were taken into protective custody.

Monday's County Commissioner meeting minutes

November 10, 2011


The Board of County Commissioners, LeFlore County, State of Oklahoma, met in a Regular Business
Meeting on November 7, 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.

November 9th

Pocola Police Chief Fired

November 9, 2011

In a 3-2 vote members of the Pocola Board of Trustees voted to fire Police Chief Dale Fout Tuesday night in Pocola. In a surprise move the trustees then appointed former mayor, Les Morton who is a reserve deputy for the Sequoyah County Sheriff's Department, as the interim chief.

November 8th

Drama in Pocola

November 8, 2011

Conflicting items on the agenda for tonight's Pocola Board of Trustee's meeting should make for a lively event if nothing else. There is an item on the agenda to possibly terminate the employment of Police Chief Dale Fout and another employee named Liz Oden. Further down the agenda is an item to give several employees named a raise. Fout and Oden are also specifically listed under those items.
Clearly the items were placed on the agenda by different members of the board, and the meeting itself should make for an interesting one.


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