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February 29th

Accident knocks out power for much of Poteau

February 29, 2012

Hinson Trial Day Two

February 29, 2012

Trial for Aaron Hinson began Tuesday morning at 9 A.m. Seven woman and five men were chosen to decide Hinson's fate. The trial began with jury members listening closely to what their responsibilities and requirements are as a juror. After instructions were given opening statements were presented by both Margaret Nicholson, Assistant District Attorney prosecuting in the case and Peter Ashor, defense attorney for Hinson. Nicholson began telling the jurors what evidence she would be presenting and how she is convinced that Hinson was guilty of murdering his girlfriends three-month-old son.

February 28th

NWTF Banquet Set

February 28, 2012

The annual banquet for the LeFlore County Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will be on March 8. Doors open at 5:30. The NWTF banquets is open to the public and it is an exciting event for all. The banquet allows people of all ages to get access to exclusive merchandise and help raise funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women and children. The NWTF is a national non-profit organization that works towards the conservation of the wild turkey.

2012 McAlester polar plunge

February 28, 2012

Pictured are one of the Poteau teams that won best dressed.

February 27th

Jury selection begins

February 27, 2012

Jury selection begun in trail against Aaron Ray Wesley Hinson today in LeFlore County District Court. Opening arguments should begin on Tuesday.
Hinson was charged in 2009 with the murder of an infant child after the child succumbed to injuries received while in Hinson's care.
According to the affidavit, Hinson is accused of causing a skull fracture and bruises to his girlfriend's infant son. Hinson and the infant's mother were both charged with the Child's death.

Whitesboro teen to represent Oklahoma at national youth summit in D.C.

February 27, 2012

Whitesboro High School student Tiffany Worrell has selected to represent Oklahoma as a delegate to the 2012 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University.
Worrell will join a select group of 250 students from across the country to participate in an intensive, week-long study of leadership in environmental science and conservation.

February 23rd

Chamber Banquet tonight!

February 23, 2012

Tonight is the 93rd annual Poteau Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet. In addition to the banquet, the chamber will also be celebrating it's 100th year of operation. With more than 650 guests attending, this year's banquet promises to be the grandest yet for the Poteau chamber.
The event is being held in the newly completed Don W. Reynolds Center in Poteau and will see the presentation of the Man and Woman of the Year awards. There will also be a silent and live auction and the highly anticipated Ms. Centennial pageant.

February 22nd

Man allegedly sets girlfriend on fire

February 22, 2012

A Talihina woman is recovering in an Oklahoma City Hospital after being set on fire by her boyfriend Saturday night.
Donnie L. Harris Jr., 29, of Talihina, was arrested for first degree arson on Sunday after an investigation by Oklahoma State Fire Marshal Investigator Tony Rust.
According to Rust, Harris, along with his girlfriend, three other adults and a child had been inside the home when the incident occurred. Rust stated in a phone interview that Harris had used an ignitable substance to set his girlfriend on fire which subsequently caused a house fire.

EOMC receives certification as primary stroke center

February 22, 2012

Recently, Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center was certified as a Primary Stroke Center by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. This “gold standard” designation in stroke treatment now ensures that EOMC is able to further improve and provide the same standard of care relating to stroke risks, prevention, and treatment as any other tertiary hospitals. “A tremendous amount of commitment, training, and ground work has been exhibited in preparing for this vast accomplishment, said Terry Buckner, CEO, Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center.

Group forms alliance to fight Poteau hotel tax

February 22, 2012

A group of local business owners have banned together to speak out against the proposed hotel tax in Poteau. The group, named the Poteau Area Business Alliance (PABA), was formed last week by all the hotel and motel owners in Poteau. Organizers say that when the group met shortly after the special election for the tax was voted on by the Poteau City Council earlier this month they discussed the fact that there wasn't an organization that business owners could go to that could stand up for them.

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