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December 28th

Action of the Board of County Commissioners

December 28, 2011

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 – Chairman Lance Smith called meeting to order.
Item 2 – 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.

December 27th

Annual Community Christmas Dinner

December 27, 2011

The annual Community Christmas Dinner was once again a huge success in Poteau serving more than 415 dinners.

December 23rd

Soldiers Christmas Poem

December 23, 2011

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.

December 21st

Swag on us! Weekly Contest!

December 21, 2011

PDN staffers are having a bit of trouble getting into the holiday spirit. So we need a little help from all of you. We want you to post your favorite Christmas Traditions or Stories here as a comment. On Friday morning we will pick the one we liked the best and you will win a prize. Your choice a set of PDN coffee mugs, a PDN umbrella or a month's free subscription.

December 20th

Quilt auction will help PHS choir to Carnegie Hall

December 20, 2011

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.

Labor Board Investigation

December 20, 2011

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.

December 16th

Highway partially closed due to accident

December 16, 2011

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.

December 15th

Bond set in animal cruelty case

December 15, 2011

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.

December 14th

LeFlore County Deputies investigate animal cruelty

December 14, 2011

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.

December 13th

Sheriff's Department recovers stolen items

December 13, 2011

Reports are coming in that the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department has arrested two individuals and recovered several stolen items. Pictures of the accused have not yet been released though, two females are confirmed to have been jailed in connection with the discovery of the stolen items. The PDN will release details about arrest and recovery as they become available.

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