Archive - Apr 2012 - News Article
April is National Autism Awareness Month-an opportunity to educate the public about autism and issues within the autism community.â€¨
â€¨According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the prevalence in autism has risen to one in every 88 births in the US today. The Autism Society states that approximately 1.5 million Americans are currently living with the effects of the autism spectrum disorder.â€¨
LeFlore County isn't any different than any other part of the U.S. and there are a number of families who deal with the autism spectrum on a daily basis.
A local business is recovering after armed assailants
assaulted the clerk and robbed them Wednesday morning.
According to Heavener Assistant Chief of Police
Lester English, three people entered the Selecito Market
Wednesday at approximately 9:45 a.m. wearing face
masks, brandishing handguns and demanding money
from the clerk. The men then fled the scene with an
undisclosed amount of cash.
The store had a functioning surveillance system
which recorded the robbery and police have since
reviewed the footage in attempts to identify the suspects.
The Emergency Crisis Mass Casualty Drill involving the CASC and KTC campus scheduled for this afternoon has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 18 because of todayâ€™s weather.
A murder investigation is ongoing in LeFlore County after a Fort Smith woman was found dead inside her car Monday morning.
According to LeFlore County Sheriff Bruce Curnutt, the department received a call about a possible homicide at 3:46 a.m. Monday morning after a passerby stopped to check on a vehicle parked in the middle of McGinnis Lane near Fort Coffee.
Recognizing National Autism Awareness Month
April is National Autism Awareness Month-an opportunity to educate the public about autism and issues within the autism community.
Tonight there will be a LeFlore County Parents of Autism meeting at Carl Albert State College with a guest speaker from Project Peak. She will be taking questions from the parents. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. and is in the F.L Holton Business Center Theater on the Poteau Campus of CASC.
Low voter turn out for Tuesday's Special Election in Poteau for Proposition 4 resulted in a number of poll workers being forced to work at poll locations all day without a single voter coming in to cast their ballot. Poteau polling places at precincts 212, 109, 211 and 103 all reported no ballots cast during the election. Three poll workers were still paid at each location for what amounts to at least a 14 hour day as polls open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. and workers are usually busy for about an hour before and an hour after.
The Poteau Special Election for the Proposition 4 hotel/motel tax has resulted in a pass vote with an in-official total of 433 votes for the tax and 389 votes against.
See what it's like as the election board checks in results from poll workers on election night.
The Poteau Chamber of Commerce is urging citizens to gather their family and friends to participate in the 8th Annual City Wide Trash-Off. 2005 was the first year for the event and only four people showed, since then the event has grown to over 400 concerned citizens coming together to beautify our area. This years event will start at 9 a.m on April 21 in the parking lot of Strike-A-Lot Lanes. Donuts and juice will be available at the check-in and The Community State Bank will be serving hot dogs for lunch. Aside from collecting litter, there are several other ways to participate.
Don't forget to vote for Proposition 4!
A Panama High School graduate, Alex Cardenas has decided to take a road in politics. Cardenas has announced his candidacy for City Director, Ward 1 Position for the city of Fort Smith. After high school Cardenas enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. When he completed his tour in Iraq and Afghanistan he retired and returned to the area making Fort Smith his home. In 2006 Cardenas established and published the local newspaper "Hispanos Unidos" during that business opportunity an article caught his eye and led him to his next business endeavor.