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The status of a local post office is out in the open after the United States Postal Service provided the property owner with a lease agreement that seems less than acceptable.
According to property owner, Steven Katten, his family built and have owned the Cameron Post Office property for 40 years. The building, which was built to USPS specifications by his mother, has housed the Post Office since its completion. That may change soon due to what Katten cites as an "onerous proposal" by the USPS.
The Board of County Commissioners, LeFlore County, State of Oklahoma, met in a Regular Business Meeting on December 27, 2011 at 9 a.m. with Chairman Lance Smith presiding. Also present were Vice-Chairman Derwin Gist, Member Cebern Scott and County Clerk First Deputy Roxane Ballew.
The following action was taken by the board:
Item 1 â€“ Chairman Lance Smith called meeting to order.
Item 2 â€“ Motion was made by Lance Smith and seconded by Derwin Gist to approve the minutes of December 19, 2011. Motion was approved all voting yes.
The annual Community Christmas Dinner was once again a huge success in Poteau serving more than 415 dinners.
Twas the night before Christmas, he lived all alone, in a one bedroom house made of plaster and stone. I had come down the chimney with presents to give, and to see just who in this home did live. I looked all about, a strange sight I did see, no tinsel, no presents, not even a tree. no stockings by mantle, just boots filled with sand, on the wall hung pictures of far distant lands. With medals and badges, awards of all kinds, a sober thought came through my mind. For this house was different, it was dark and dreary, I found the home a soldier, once I could see clearly.
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The Poteau High School Choir has been invited to perform at the world famous Carnegie Hall in New York City in May of 2012, and one local doctor is doing her part to help her local high school choir. Dr. Myra Gregory hand made quilt features the names of the Poteau Pirate Football team from Freshman to Seniors. The quilt is on display at Dr. Gregory's office at 2202 North Broadway in Poteau.
Monday evening members of the LeFlore County Emergency Medical Services board meet to discuss a pending investigation or action against LeFlore County EMS. The board took no action on the matter nor did they confirm what the investigation was about. However, Former EMS director Bob Hawley attended the meeting and made a public statement which eluded that the investigation was in regard to the Federal Labor Board.
State Highway 59S is currently closed to all but small passenger vehicles. A semi, which was transporting a wide load, has the roadway blocked after the load shifted.
A partial lane remains open as Law Enforcement and work crews wait for a crane to arrive from Tulsa to replace the load onto the trailer.
According to witnesses, small cars and trucks can pass through the partially obstructed lane but semi tractor trailers are blocked from traveling through the narrow lane.
Two men who were arrested Tuesday evening in what LeFlore County Sheriff Bruce Curnutt described as the most horrific case of animal cruelty he had ever seen, were released on bond Wednesday.
Albert McReynolds, 66, and William McReynolds, 18, both of Smithville, were being held in the LeFlore County Detention Center for animal cruelty stemming from multiple dead and emaciated animals found at their residence on Tuesday.
The LeFlore County Sheriff's Department is currently investigating an animal cruelty case near Smithville after they received a report in reference to several starving or deceased animals.
Albert McReynolds, 66, and William McReynolds, 18, are currently being held at the LeFlore County Detention Center on charges of animal cruelty.
According to Sheriff Bruce Curnutt, a deputy was dispatched to the McReynolds home Tuesday evening after a call was received about abuse of animals at the residence.