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That's a rap; film day done

September 2, 2013

Sugarloaf Mountain Productions and the cast for the film "The Clyde Project" converged in downtown Poteau this weekend. The film is an re-enactment of the historic bank robbery of Poteau's Central National Bank.
The production company recently completed filming "Broken Faith" and will begin "Justine" after the completion of the robbery film.
Filming occurred along Witte Street near the Lowrey Hotel as they filmed short segments in front of the green screen.

Two arrested after truck crashes into home

September 2, 2013

Two people were arrested Sunday after an argument took to the roadway resulting in a crash that injured one.
According to the Poteau Police accident report, Pedro Martines-Castañeda, 27, of Poteau was jailed after he lost control of his vehicle and struck a Poteau home.

Labor Day Festival brings thousands

September 2, 2013

Heat didn't put much of a dent on the flocks of festival goers who attended the 66th annual Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival.
On Saturday, with heat indices in the 100s, people packed the festival grounds as they played games, rode rides, shopped and learned about Choctaw heritage.
Emergency Medical Services Director Dave Grovdahl said the majority of the 23 people EMS took to the hospital during the festival were suffering from heat related illnesses.

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