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September 18th, 2012

Ricochet hits town Friday

September 18, 2012

Ricochet rebounds into Poteau Friday, closing out the summer concert series at the Donald W. Reynolds Center amphitheater with their polished brand of high-energy country music.
The Tulsa-based Wanda Watson Band will open the show at 7 p.m., returning to Poteau with a mix of blues, R and B and soul. Ricochet is scheduled to take the stage at 8:30 p.m., according to Reynolds Center Director Candace Martin.
Tickets will be $15 at the gate, $10 for students with a photo I.D., and free for children under 8.

September 15th

UPDATE: Pocola Police officer injured in wreck

September 16, 2012

Officer John Limbocker is in stable condition after a wreck in his Pocola police car last night left him trapped inside the vehicle. Members of the Pocola Police Department helped to free him before he ws transported to Sparks hospital. Limbocker was later awake and coherent. He is stable and resting this morning.

A Pocola Police officer was seriously injured in a car wreck approximately an hour ago on Fuller Street in Pocola.

September 14th

Spiro man arrested after allegedly assaulting officers

September 14, 2012

A Spiro man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly bit and kicked officers.
Bryant Cooper, 22, of Spiro, was arrested on two counts of assault and batter on a police office, destruction of city property, disorderly conduct, driving under suspension and no insurance stemming following his arrest by Spiro Police Officer Theo Capes.
Cooper allegedly kicked at Capes after being placed in a patrol car and when officers tried to restrain his feet, he reportedly bit Spiro Officer Michael Draper.

Poteau man lands role in independent film

September 14, 2012

An independent film released last weekend at the famed Toronto Film Festival has a tie to Poteau after a local business owner was given a speaking role.
Last summer Ryan Adams, with R.L. Sockey Construction, sent his photo to a casting agent to be an extra on a movie that was going to be doing some filming in Oklahoma.
“My wife heard about it and told me I should send in my picture. She thought it would be fun,” Adams said.

September 13th

Police chase ends in crash

September 13, 2012

A police chase ended in a crash after the suspects led police through several city streets in Arkoma.
According to the affidavit, Isaac Titus, 18, of Arkoma, is being sought by law enforcement after he allegedly ran from police in a white Chevy Cavalier. Titus lost control of the vehicle and crashed through a chain link fence at Yaffee Salvage on State Line Road. He then fled on foot.
His passenger, Justin Titus, was captured after a brief foot chase and transported to a Fort Smith hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the wreck.

September 12th

LeFlore County Youth Services, Inc. short on funds for a dept free facility

September 12, 2012

For the past 39 years, LeFlore County Youth Services, Inc. has gathered donations and money from fundraisers in hopes of building a debt free facility that houses the emergency shelter along with administrative offices.
They raised $368,026 and began construction but fell short of the total cost for completion. The organization is now in need of raising the additional $469,024 to avoid paying on the facility for the next 20 years.

September 11th

Health and Emergency Expo to be held at the LeFlore County Fairgrounds

September 11, 2012

The 2nd Annual Health and Emergency Expo will be held in a new location this year to accommodate more activities, vendors and demonstrations.
According to Dave Grovdahl, LeFlore County EMS director, the new location was needed as the expo grows. This year the event will be held at the LeFlore County Fairgrounds south of Poteau.
According to Grovdahl, there will be health and safety information booths and entertainment for children and adults.
Arts and crafts vendors will be on site and exhibits will be on display by fire, police and EMS.

Joe Neff Memorial Run scheduled for Saturday

September 11, 2012

The Joe Neff memorial run is set for Saturday, Sept. 15 with registration beginning at 10 a.m. at The Rock Bar on Dewey Avenue in Poteau. The ride begins at 11 a.m. Stops along the way will include Harvey's, End of Trails Eatery, Ed and Linda's, The Boxcar and The Longbranch for a group photo.
At the end of the ride organizers will offer a barbecue brisket dinner for $5 per person. Also available for purchase are Neff Memorial Run T-Shirts for $12. The cost to enter the memorial run is $20 per vehicle. Motorcycles, cars, trucks and jeeps are all welcome.

September 10th

Employer seminar scheduled for next week

September 10, 2012

Kiamichi Technology Center and the Poteau Chamber of Commerce have teamed together to offer a workshop for local employers.
The seminar, “How to Recruit and Interview the Best Hourly Workers,” will be held Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and at the Kiamichi Technology Centers Seminar Center in Poteau. The specific content will include: ¨Strategies for attracting the hourly workers you really want and the top six interview questions ever asked.

Upcoming conference to celebrate the professional woman

September 10, 2012

Enhancing The Professional Woman seminar and a Small Business Vendor Showcase are the features of a September 19, 2012, event scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center. Registration is $25 per person for the seminar only or $45 for seminar registration and vendor fee. Registration fees include the cost of lunch and may be made online at www.ruralenterprises.com.

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