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November 5th, 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.
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.
Women of Poteau First United Methodist Church
are shown serving lunch Friday during the United
Methodist Womenâ€™s Fall Festival. Besides the luncheon,
the festival featured a bake sale and vendor
booths. The well-attended annual event is the
groupâ€™s major fundraiser in support of local and
PDN photo by Kim Ross
By Kim Ross
A Fort Coffee woman is suing
the community volunteer fire
department for what she contends
is negligence that led to fire consuming
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
Claytonâ€™s home at 18290 First St.
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 1 wasn't a great day to be in the newspaper business â€¦ 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.
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.
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.
Area business owner, William Joseph LeRoux Jr., 47, of Hodgen, was arrested Monday night on a sex crimes warrant issued in Arizona.
LeRoux has been charged with 12 counts of sexual conduct with a minor and three counts of public sexual indecency. He is being held in the LeFlore County Detention Center without bail pending transport to Maricopa County, Ariz., to stand trial.
LeRoux opened the web-based business, 701 Corp., on Dewey Avenue in Poteau two years ago after relocating to Oklahoma.
Tre Freeman, 18, of Fort Smith, shows off his skateboarding skills Saturday at the Poteau Skate Park during the Halloween Skate Bash sponosored by the Nashoba Youth Foundation. Lisa Fabian, founder of the foundation, said money raised from the event will go to help at-risk youth.