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May 14th

Interesting talent continues to open doors

May 14, 2012

A Poteau girl famous for talking backwards is running straight ahead into the limelight.
Poteau High School freshman Alyssa Kramer became an internet sensation earlier this year when a video of her saying words backwards went “viral” on the video sharing website Youtube.
The video showcased Alyssa's special talent of being able to properly pronounce any common word backwards.
Since the initial upload of the video in July of 2011, Alyssa's video received more than three million views and caught the attention of television producers.

May 11th

Join forces to help Stamp out Hunger

May 11, 2012

On Saturday Campbell Soup Company will again join forces with Poteau letter carriers to Stamp Out Hunger across America, providing assistance to millions of Americans who are struggling to put food on their tables every day.
Now in its twentieth year, the SOH effort is the nation's largest single-day food drive. In 2011, drive organizers across the country collected more than 70 million pounds of total food donations for the eighth consecutive year.

May 10th

Quitting Tobacco Makes Lasting and Loving Mother’s Day Gift

May 10, 2012

Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline Offers Resources to Help Quit for Good

POTEAU - Mother’s Day is a day of expressing even more appreciation and gratitude than usual for mothers everywhere, especially our own and those of our children and grandchildren.
Few gifts can last longer or prove more meaningful than giving up tobacco. Doing so is a loving and potentially life-saving act for both mothers and their loved ones who use tobacco, because approximately 6,200 Oklahoma residents die each year from tobacco-related illnesses.

May 8th

Spring Into Business: Western Auto

May 8, 2012

Western Auto in Poteau is this week's Spring Into Business cash mob site.

An ad will run on Page 2 of the Wednesday edition of the Poteau Daily News featuring a business profile and special deals associated with the event.

For more information, please contact the Poteau Chamber of Commerce at (918)647-9178.

May 3rd

Welcome Home, State Champs

May 3, 2012

The Poteau Lady Pirates golf team members, from left, Skylynn Terry, Hannah Ward, Cathleen Manlove and Addie Guthrie pose with the Class 4A State Golf Championship trophy after winning the event Thursday afternoon at Oklahoma City's Lake Hefner South Golf Course. Not pictured is Paitton Callery. The Lady Pirates were escorted to the Costner Stadium parking lot by Poteau's finest as well as fans with signs.

May 2nd

Bruce Curnutt announces cadidacy

May 2, 2012

First I would like to thank the citizens of LeFlore County for the opportunity of serving as your Sheriff for the last four years. It has been both an honor, and a privilege that you placed your confidence in me to allow me to serve you. I am formally announcing my candidacy to serve as your Sheriff for another term. My wife Francine Curnutt, who is a career educator of 26 years at the Wister Public School system, along with my two daughters Callie and Andrianna, and myself live in the Wister community.

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