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July 7th, 2014

New council member to be sworn into office

July 7, 2014

Phillip Zearly, newly elected member of the Poteau City Council will be sworn into office tonight [July7] during the town's regular meeting.
The meeting will be held at Poteau City Hall beginning at 7 p.m.
Also meetings of the Poteau Public Works Authority and Industrial Authority will be held tonight.

Local Trooper arrested after wreck

July 7, 2014

A Thursday accident resulted in the arrest of a Trooper for driving under the influence.
Trooper Josh Davies, of Shady Point, was arrested in Sequoyah County after he wrecked his police vehicle that was towing an OHP boat on Applegate Cove Road south of Sallisaw, according to a statement released by OHP.
Davies reportedly tested above the legal limit during a breath test administered by investigating Troopers.
According to OHP he is on routine administrative leave pending the results of an internal investigation.

July 3rd

Traffic detoured for possible fatal wreck

July 3, 2014

[July 3 1:10 p.m.] Oklahoma Highway Patrol, LeFlore County EMS, LeFlore County Sheriff's Department, several other police and fire agencies currently are working an accident at U.S. Highway 59 and Oklahoma Highway 9 (Sallisaw Y). Traffic is being rerouted at Sunset Corner and west of the intersection.
According to radio traffic, a pickup and Semi trailer collision has possibly left one person dead and another injured.

July 1st

Sidewalk repair continues

July 1, 2014

Sidewalks along Dewey Avenue are under construction today [July 1] as the city upgrades them to be handicap accessible. Crews are pictured working at the corner of Peters and Dewey.

Children's author to visit library

July 1, 2014

Children's book author Darleen Bailey Beard is scheduled to make a presentation as part of the Summer Reading Program at Patrick Lynch Public Library in Poteau.
Her children's program "Make Like a Tree and Leaf!" will start at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, for grades three through eight.
Beard also will speak and have a book-signing for all ages at the library from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

June 30th

LeFlore County welcomes Maidens of Mayhem

June 30, 2014

A new derby team has hit the rink in Poteau. The Maidens of Mayhem formed a few weeks ago and are recruiting team members. .
The Maidens hone their skills on Wednesday evening at Skate-Reation.
According to Ashford, Skate-Reation owner Nancy Traywick has offered to help the team by opening the rink on Tuesdays from 8:30-10:30 a.m. for anyone 18 and older who is interested in learning about derby. A derby team member will be at the rink to answer any questions or work one-on-one with someone who would like to learn or practice skating for derby.

Mass accident training exercise a success

June 30, 2014

A staged accident involving 16 students on a school bus that had wrecked and rolled onto its side as part of a training exercise was held Saturday near the Peter Conser Home. LeFlore County Emergency Medical Services, Tulsa Life Flight , AARC Towing and members of the Hodgen, Haw Creek, Post Mountain, Reichert-Summerfield and Post Mountain volunteer fire departments took part.

June 24th

LeFlore County election results

June 24, 2014

Ceb Scott wins District 3 County Commissioners race. After the votes were counted Scott received 62.6 per cent of the vote over Roger Cheek.
A run-off for LeFlore County Assessor will be between Brenda Cockburn and Mindy White neither getting the mandatory 51 per cent of the vote on Tuesday. Run-off voting will be in August.

Road closure for city repair

June 24, 2014

Parker Street is temporarily closed today [June 24] east of the Harper Street intersection while city workers complete repairs to utility lines.

The polls are open; Don't forget to vote

June 24, 2014

Local polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today [June 24].
Local races include LeFlore County Assessor and District 3 County Commissioner. All candidates in the local races are Democrat.
If no candidate gains a majority of the votes, a runoff will be be held Aug. 26.
Other races will decide Democratic and Republican nominees for the Nov. 4 general election, unless runoffs are needed.
Democrats will vote in three races besides the two county contests:
• U.S. representative District 2 — Earl E. Everet and Joshua Harris-Till.

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