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Benefit for local hero battling cancer

August 9, 2012

Dustin Ester, 40, returned to LeFlore County recently to be close to he and his wife's family after she was diagnosed with Lupus. Dustin's wife, Delana Luman Ester, is in need of close family care during so the move to be near her parents seemed the best.
Dustin and Delana and their two children Tyler, 16, and Logan, 14, moved to Heavener and two months later, Dustin was diagnosed with cancer. He has since undergone six cycles of chemotherapy and 18 radiation treatments.
Dustin is a veteran of the Gulf War were he served aboard the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk as a fire fighter.

Local business holding youth rally / kid fair

August 9, 2012

Children of all ages are invited to participate in a kids fair / youth rally Saturday Aug. 11 from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the Strike A-Lot bowling alley in Poteau.
The event is free to the public and will include inflatable slides and mazes along with free bowling and lazer tag. There will also be live music provided by eight local christian bands.
A percent of a proceeds from the sale of food and drinks will benefit the Women's Crisis Services of LeFlore County.
Parents must be present with children.

Multiple fire departments keep forest fire under control

August 9, 2012

Multiple agencies responded to a house fire Tuesday afternoon that soon spread to nearby timber threatening hundreds of acres of forestry and nearby homes.
Summerfield , Fanshawe, Leflore and Post Mountain Fire Departments responded to the blaze and with the assistance of the U.S. Forestry helicopter who supplied large aerial water drops the blaze was contained.
According to sources, the cause of the fire was an electrical box attached to the outside of the home.
No one was injured in the fire.

Storms cause damage and power outage

August 9, 2012

As strong storms moved across the area Wednesday afternoon more than 1,400 OG&E customers found themselves without electricity.
Poteau saw the brunt of damages along the southern side of town with trees blown down along Morris and Church Streets and a metal building blown onto its top at Dunn Rite Custom Buildings on South Broadway.
According to Michael Davidson, a downburst is possibly to blame for the damages. Wind gusts up to 75 mph were recorded during the storm.

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