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April 20th

Correction on date of Poteau Retiree's reception

April 20, 2012

In the retirement story on the front page of the Wednesday, April 18, edition of PDN it was incorrectly stated that Rob Seale and Jim Noggle farewell reception would be held today. The retirement party is scheduled from noon until 2 p.m. at the Poteau City Hall on Friday, April 27. PDN regrets this error.

April 19th

PDN welcomes new publisher to staff

April 19, 2012

This week the Poteau Daily News family welcomed its newest member to our office.
Robert Shearon has been named to the publisher's position at PDN and began undertaking his duties this week.
"I'm very excited about the opportunity to be the publisher of the Poteau Daily News," Shearon said. "Poteau seems to be a really progressive community with a lot of great things going on."

April 18th

City police officers retire after decades of service

April 18, 2012

Two of Poteau's longest employed police officers, Rob Seale and Jim Noggle, have retired from the force and will be honored during a farewell gathering at Poteau City Hall Friday.

April 16th

Something different about Bradley

April 16, 2012

April is National Autism Awareness Month-an opportunity to educate the public about autism and issues within the autism community.


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.

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.

April 13th

Suspects sought in Heavener armed robbery

April 13, 2012

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.

April 11th

Exercise postponed

April 11, 2012

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 today’s weather.

April 9th

Fort Smith woman found slain near Fort Coffee

April 9, 2012

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.

April 5th

Parents of Autism meeting tonight

April 5, 2012

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.

April 4th

Election workers disheartened

April 4, 2012

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.

April 3rd

Proposition 4 passes by 44 votes

April 3, 2012

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.
http://www.poteaudailynews.com/sites/default/files/IMG_3669.MOV

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