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August 7th

Miller Completes Internship

August 7, 2013

Carrie Miller, daughter of Rusty Miller and Becky Miller of Poteau, spent her summer interning as an assistant to the youth pastor of First Baptist Church of Poteau.
Miller, a junior at Oklahoma State Univeristy, helped plan the children's camp, the youth camp, vacation Bible school and several social gatherings for the youth of the church. 
Miller was a spirtual leader for the young women attending throughout the summer and was a an asset to the staff. Miller has been on three mission trips abroad in the last three years with the aid of the people of the First Baptist Church.

Blood drives slated for next week

August 7, 2013

Poteau fire department and law enforcement staffs are asking all area residents to come to the Guns ‘N Hoses blood drive with Oklahoma Blood Institute from noon to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, and 1:15-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
A separate blood drive will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Aug. 14 at Choctaw Nation Healthcare in Talihina. Two tickets to the Tulsa Zoo and a summer T-shirt will be presented to each donor.

August 6th

NWS issues excessive heat warning

August 6, 2013

FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT
WEDNESDAY...

AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IS IN EFFECT...

FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...

* IN OKLAHOMA...TULSA...CHOCTAW...PITTSBURG...MCINTOSH...LE
FLORE...LATIMER AND HASKELL.

IN ARKANSAS...SEBASTIAN.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...
* AFTERNOON HEAT INDICES ARE FORECAST TO CLIMB INTO THE 105 TO
110 DEGREE RANGE TODAY AND WEDNESDAY. OVERNIGHT LOWS TONIGHT ARE
NOT FORECAST TO COOL ENOUGH TO PROVIDE APPRECIABLE RELIEF FROM
THE HEAT.

IMPACTS...

Poteau police investigate two car accident

August 6, 2013

Poteau police officers investigate a two-car accident Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. along the Cavanal Scenic Expressway. According to emergency responders no one was injured.
PDN photo by David Seeley

August 5th

Poteau Fire Department responds to house fire

August 5, 2013

Poteau Fire Department responded to a house fire Saturday at about 5 p.m. on Parker Street. The fire appeared to have started on the outside of the building and according to fire personnel, the cause is undetermined.
Photo by Rick Couri

Area business hosts Senior Appreciation Day

August 5, 2013

LeFlore County senior citizens will be honored at the Annual Senior Appreciation Day on Aug. 21.
Activities will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Strike-a-Lot Lanes, 1914 N. Broadway.
Festivities will include door prizes, free lunch and bingo.
Every senior citizen will receive one free game of bowling and shoe rental.
Sponsors and exhibitors will have information on a variety of health and informational services as part of the festivities.

Howe man charged in alleged assault on officer

August 5, 2013

A man jailed in June for burglary is facing new charges after he allegedly struck another inmate and a detention officer.
Cody Linder Riley, 19, of Howe, was charged by the LeFlore County District Attorney's Office on Friday with assault and battery on a detention officer and a second charge of assault and battery stemming from an incident on July 18.
According to the affidavit, detention officer Kevin Knight heard a noise coming from a holding cell and when he went to investigate he saw Riley kicking another inmate who was lying on his bed in his side.

August 2nd

Area business women learn self defense during Bizz conference

August 2, 2013

During the seventh annual Women's Business Conference held Friday at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center in Poteau about 30 women learned about safety. Poteau police Lt. Gregg Russell spoke about safety while Poteau School Resource Officer Donnie Williams demonstrated self-defense. The women practiced the tactics during the demonstration.
PDN photo by Joe Milligan

Area soldier promoted to Major

August 2, 2013

Air Force Maj. Trevor L. Williams has been promoted to the rank of major in the U.S. Air Force.
Williams is a C-17A pilot assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C.  The new major has served in the military for nine years. 
He is the son of Teresa Williams of Rock Island Road, Cameron, Okla. His wife, Brianna, is the daughter of Randy and Sherree Coulson of Independence Circle, Texarkana, Texas.

Spiro man completes U.S. Naval basic training

August 2, 2013

Navy Airman Apprentice Branden X. Kinkade, son of Stephanie L. and Travis L. Kinkade of Spiro, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. 
During the eight-week program, Kinkade completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. 

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