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November 6th, 2012

Voter turnout strong in county

November 6, 2012

Voter turnout in LeFlore County for the General Election appeared to be "pretty heavy," county Election Board spokesperson said Tuesday afternoon.
No problems were reported at any of the county's polling places.
Approximately 1,740 people cast in-person absentee ballots at the Election Board on Friday, Saturday and Monday.
Almost 500 absentee ballots were cast by mail, the spokesperson said.

November 5th

Share your favorite holiday recipes!

November 5, 2012

It's time for our annual Holiday Recipe edition. Have you got a favorite holiday recipe? Share it with the PDN readers. Submit recipes by e-mail to editor@poteaudailynews.com. Deadline to submit a recipe is Nov. 12.

Early voters keep election board staff hopping

November 5, 2012

Voters were greeted by LeFlore County Election Board Secretary Phillip Zearley Monday as they submitted their voter identification card or Oklahoma driver's license so they could cast their early vote in Tuesday's General Election.
According to Zearley, this years turn-out has been the largest he has seen in years.

Missing Pocola woman's body found near bridge

November 5, 2012

Pocola Police have confirmed the body of Pocola missing woman Ruby Poole, 74, was found Saturday.
According to Pocola Chief of Police Steve Howard, Poole's body was found near Wells Creek Bridge on State Highway 112.
Howard said there doesn't appear to be any foul play involved in Poole's death but her body has been sent to the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner's Officer to determine the official cause of death.

November 3rd

Festival feast

November 3, 2012

Women of Poteau First United Methodist Church
are shown serving lunch Friday during the United
Methodist Women’s Fall Festival. Besides the luncheon,
the festival featured a bake sale and vendor
booths. The well-attended annual event is the
group’s major fundraiser in support of local and
global missions.
PDN photo by Kim Ross

Fort Coffee VFD faces negligence suit in March fire

November 3, 2012

By Kim Ross
PDN Reporter
A Fort Coffee woman is suing
the community volunteer fire
department for what she contends
is negligence that led to fire consuming
her home.
Ester Clayton, 82, of Fort Coffee
filed a civil lawsuit against the
Fort Coffee Fire Department on
Thursday, asking for more than
$10,000 in damages to her home
which resulted from an earlier
controlled burn started by the fire
department on March 3.
According to the petition,
Clayton contends that the fire
department burned an abandoned
mobile home located next to
Clayton’s home at 18290 First St.

November 2nd

All dressed up with someplace to go — Wister Trail of Treats

November 2, 2012

Paisley Simpson, 1, daughter of Brian and
Page Simpson of Panama was one of the costume contest winners at the Trail of Treats and Thrills held Saturday at Wister Lake State Park.

November 1st

Publisher apologizes for production problems

November 2, 2012

November 1 wasn't a great day to be in the newspaper business … in Poteau anyway.
Due to a variety of malfunctions the Nov. 2 newspaper didn't get printed until incredibly late. Quite a few of the papers have messed up page numbers due to a mechanical failure in the printing press. We ended up having to run some the papers in two sections and some of the pages got renumbered, or had the numbers removed in the process. All the news is there. The main problem is that the stories jumping from page one jump to page 8 instead of page 16 in many of the newspapers.

October 31st

The Godfather comes to town

October 31, 2012

The crew at Thompson and Thompson Law Firm of Poteau greeted the Godfather Wednesday afternoon during a Halloween visit.Picture from left: Sandy Thompson, Glenn Thompson, Melissa McDade, Brandy Kardokus, Helen Sprabery and Sarah Jordan.

October 30th

Poteau hotel robbed Monday night

October 30, 2012

A clerk at the Days Inn and Suites of Poteau escaped without injury during a robbery Monday night.
According to Poteau Chief of police Stephen Fruen, the two men entered the hotel while the clerk was in a room near the front desk. When she heard a noise, she went to investigate and she discovered one man behind the front counter taking money and another standing in the lobby.
The clerk locked herself in a bathroom and called police.
The two men fled the scene with an undetermined amount of money and were not apprehended.
The robbery still is under investigation.

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