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August 9th, 2012

Multiple fire departments keep forest fire under control

August 9, 2012

Multiple agencies responded to a house fire Tuesday afternoon that soon spread to nearby timber threatening hundreds of acres of forestry and nearby homes.
Summerfield , Fanshawe, Leflore and Post Mountain Fire Departments responded to the blaze and with the assistance of the U.S. Forestry helicopter who supplied large aerial water drops the blaze was contained.
According to sources, the cause of the fire was an electrical box attached to the outside of the home.
No one was injured in the fire.

Storms cause damage and power outage

August 9, 2012

As strong storms moved across the area Wednesday afternoon more than 1,400 OG&E customers found themselves without electricity.
Poteau saw the brunt of damages along the southern side of town with trees blown down along Morris and Church Streets and a metal building blown onto its top at Dunn Rite Custom Buildings on South Broadway.
According to Michael Davidson, a downburst is possibly to blame for the damages. Wind gusts up to 75 mph were recorded during the storm.

August 8th

Spring into business offer by Walls Bargain Center

August 8, 2012

Wall's Bargain Center is this weeks “Spring into Business” offer of the day.
They are located at 2300 N. Broadway in Poteau across from Atwoods. They are offering 33 percent off green tag merchandise and they also have a great line of outdoor grills available at already marked down prices. If you are shopping for furniture, stop and shop at Wall's and check out the newest shipment.
To participate in today's cash mob deal at Wall's visit the store between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
To view a video about today's cash mob deal follow the youtube link. www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4rBuejVjIU

August 7th

Man hospitalized after assaulted at local bar

August 7, 2012

A Poteau mam is free on bond after he beat a man with a pool stick in a case of mistaken identity.
Michael Todd Thompson, 48, of Poteau, was charged with assault and battery with great bodily injury Saturday after he allegedly beat Christopher Thomas, 38, in the head with a pool stick.
According to the arrest report, Thompson believed Thomas was another man who had set his parents rental property on fire. When Thomas left the bar, Thompson followed him and struck him multiple times.

Series of grassfires considered act of arson

August 7, 2012

Monday afternoon fire departments in LeFlore and Haskell County were kept busy after five different grass fires were started along Milton and County Line Road between Bokoshe and McCurtain.
According to Emergency Management Director Michael Davidson, the fires began approximately 3 p.m. and the last reported at 4:40 p.m. Two vehicles, a white Chevy pickup and a white Ford Explorer were seen by witnesses in the area at the time of the fires.

August 6th

Explosion injures Heavener man

August 6, 2012

A Heavener man is listed in critical condition after his home on West Ave. D. exploded Sunday night.

Wister police in pursuit with horse drawn wagon

August 6, 2012

Officer Jordan Westbrook may have spent one of his strangest nights on duty in Wister Saturday night when he notified dispatch he was attempting to stop a man who was driving a wagon down the road.
Westbrook claims the reason for stopping the man was his failure to have headlights or any lighting devices mounted on the wagon during late night hours.

August 3rd

REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

August 3, 2012

NOTICE AND AGENDA OF REGULAR MEETING

AUGUST 3, 2012
THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, LEFLORE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, HAS SCHEDULED
A REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING FOR AUGUST 6, 2012 AT 9:00 A.M. IN THE OFFICE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS.

___________________________________
KELLI FORD, COUNTY CLERK/
SECRETARY TO THE BOARD
AGENDA:

(1.) * CALL TO ORDER.

(2.) * MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING(S).

(3.) * PURCHASE ORDERS.

(4.) * BONDS.

(5.) * MONTHLY FEE REPORTS.

REGULAR MEETING OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE LEFLORE COUNTY PUBLIC BUILDINGS AUTHORITY

August 3, 2012

NOTICE AND AGENDA OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE
TRUSTEES OF THE LEFLORE COUNTY PUBLIC BUILDINGS AUTHORITY

AUGUST 3, 2012
PURSUANT TO THE OKLAHOMA OPEN MEETING ACT (25 O.S. SEC. 301, et seq.), NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN THAT THE TRUSTEES OF THE LEFLORE COUNTY PUBLIC BUILDINGS AUTHORITY, LEFLORE
COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, HAVE SCHEDULED A REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING ON AUGUST 6, 2012 AT 8:45 A.M. AT THE LEFLORE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 100 SOUTH BROADWAY, POTEAU, OKLAHOMA.

___________________________________
KELLI FORD, COUNTY CLERK/
SECRETARY TO THE BOARD

August 2nd

Protectors seek new home

August 2, 2012

The Protectors Motorcycle Association is looking for a new home.
According to a press release from the organization, the bikers are currently seeking a new location at which to hold its monthly meetings.
Protectors Secretary Carolyn Currens says that the group's current facility, a rented property located on South McKenna Street in Poteau, lacks water and bathroom facilities. Currens added that the Protectors have been in their current location for about one year.

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