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December 5th

Town of Pocola faces fines for failure to pay IRS

December 5, 2012

The Town of Pocola may find themselves owing the Internal Revenue Service more than $8,000 for unpaid back taxes.
According to Town Clerk John Limbocker, the problem occurred when the previous Deputy Clerk, Sally Deselms, failed to keep her records up to date. Limbocker said the problem has since been solved after Deselms was replaced six weeks ago with Amanda Goldsmith.
According to Limbocker, $8,200 is the financial burden the town may have to pay in interest after being fined and penalized for failure to pay taxes.


December 5, 2012

The Staff of G-Bar Feed wishes everyone Happy Holidays!


December 5, 2012

The Staff of Green's Prescription Center wishes everyone Happy Holidays.


December 5, 2012

The Staff of Kings BBQ wishes everyone Happy Holidays.

Young performers entertain during Christmas open house at The Community State Bank

December 5, 2012

Hundreds of children filled the lobby of The Community State Bank Wednesday as school children sang Christmas carols and had their picture taken with Santa Claus.
The open house will also be held Thursday from 9:15 a.m. until 2:15 p.m.
Thursday's entertainers include students from Cameron, The Methodist Church, Choctaw Headstart, Kibois Headstart, Monroe and Poteau. Also performing is the Clark family, Makala Wood, 4His Glory, Leah Peters and Linzy Blankenship and Holly Cinocca.

December 4th

Friends of the Library hold Sheet Sale event

December 4, 2012

The Friends of the Library support group is hosting a sheet sale from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Days Inn & Suites in Poteau. The sheets are Egyptian cotton 1,200-thread count. Twin sets are $35, full and queen $40, and king and California king are $45.
Proceeds from the sheet sale will go toward furnishing the Patrick Lynch Public Library so that it may open as scheduled in May.

Poteau may soon have sign restriction ordinance

December 4, 2012

On Monday night, the Poteau City Council addressed the issue of temporary signs, such as garage sale and political, that remain posted after the event is over.
According to Poteau Mayor Jeff Shockley, he and city attorney Marc Bovos, have been asked to research ordinances and to use that knowledge to create an ordinance for Poteau.
Shockley said an example of an ordinance would limit political signs from being placed earlier than 30 days before the election and must be removed within 48 hours after the election. Garage sale signs would have a 48 hour window either way.


December 4, 2012

The Heavener Tag Agency wishes everyone Happy Holidays.


December 4, 2012

The Staff of Rice Furniture wishes everyone Happy Holidays.

December 3rd

Cameron man charged with sexual assault of minor student

December 3, 2012

A Cameron man has been charged with sex crimes involving a minor following an anonymous tip.
According to jail records, Johnny Carter, 71, of Cameron, was processed into the Sebastian County Detention Center on the charge of fourth-degree sexual assault.
A warrant was issued by the Fort Smith Police Department following allegations Carter had engaged in sexual acts with a 15-year-old student from Union Christian Academy.
Carter is currently free on $10,000 bail waiting for his next court date which is yet to be set.

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