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May 17th, 2012

Funeral for chief to be held at Reynolds Center

May 17, 2012

Citizens and law enforcement officials from all over the county as well as Arkansas and Oklahoma are expected to be in attendance tomorrow at the funeral services for long time Poteau Police Chief B.J. Smith.
The services are being held at the Donald W. Reynolds Center in order to accomadate as many people as possible under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home in Poteau.
Smith passed away Monday following a long battle with Cancer. He leaves behind his wife Ramona, and three boys, Billy Dalton, Joshua Boyd, and Jacob Ryan.

May 16th

Afternoon accident

May 16, 2012

A two car collision in front of the PDN offices Tuesday afternoon resulted in one person being treated at Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center while two others walked away uninjured. The grey car, which was attempting to turn left out of the PDN parking lot failed to see the northbound black pickup. The truck struck the front passenger side of the car then spun around coming to rest southbound in the inside lane of traffic. The driver and passenger of the pickup were not injured.

Spring into business

May 16, 2012

J-N-B Tire in Poteau is this week's Spring Into Business cash mob site.

An ad will run on Page 2 of the Wednesday edition of the Poteau Daily News featuring a business profile and special deals associated with the event. Join the CASH MOB Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

For more information, please contact the Poteau Chamber of Commerce at (918)647-9178.

May 15th

New Poteau football coach hired Monday night

May 15, 2012

When Poteau High School athletic director Jerry Johnston really made known the opening for the head coaching job with the Poteau Pirates football team, he knew it was late in the game as far as trying to get someone hired and a chance to meet the players. The wait is now over.
Broken Bow's Greg Werner was hired to be the new Poteau football coach at Monday night's meeting of the Poteau Public Schools Board of Education.
Werner met Monday afternoon with the Pirate players, and met the Poteau Quarterback Club members and fans at the booster club's meeting that night.

May 14th

Interesting talent continues to open doors

May 14, 2012

A Poteau girl famous for talking backwards is running straight ahead into the limelight.
Poteau High School freshman Alyssa Kramer became an internet sensation earlier this year when a video of her saying words backwards went “viral” on the video sharing website Youtube.
The video showcased Alyssa's special talent of being able to properly pronounce any common word backwards.
Since the initial upload of the video in July of 2011, Alyssa's video received more than three million views and caught the attention of television producers.

May 11th

Join forces to help Stamp out Hunger

May 11, 2012

On Saturday Campbell Soup Company will again join forces with Poteau letter carriers to Stamp Out Hunger across America, providing assistance to millions of Americans who are struggling to put food on their tables every day.
Now in its twentieth year, the SOH effort is the nation's largest single-day food drive. In 2011, drive organizers across the country collected more than 70 million pounds of total food donations for the eighth consecutive year.

May 10th

Quitting Tobacco Makes Lasting and Loving Mother’s Day Gift

May 10, 2012

Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline Offers Resources to Help Quit for Good

POTEAU - Mother’s Day is a day of expressing even more appreciation and gratitude than usual for mothers everywhere, especially our own and those of our children and grandchildren.
Few gifts can last longer or prove more meaningful than giving up tobacco. Doing so is a loving and potentially life-saving act for both mothers and their loved ones who use tobacco, because approximately 6,200 Oklahoma residents die each year from tobacco-related illnesses.

May 8th

Spring Into Business: Western Auto

May 8, 2012

Western Auto in Poteau is this week's Spring Into Business cash mob site.

An ad will run on Page 2 of the Wednesday edition of the Poteau Daily News featuring a business profile and special deals associated with the event.

For more information, please contact the Poteau Chamber of Commerce at (918)647-9178.

May 3rd

Welcome Home, State Champs

May 3, 2012

The Poteau Lady Pirates golf team members, from left, Skylynn Terry, Hannah Ward, Cathleen Manlove and Addie Guthrie pose with the Class 4A State Golf Championship trophy after winning the event Thursday afternoon at Oklahoma City's Lake Hefner South Golf Course. Not pictured is Paitton Callery. The Lady Pirates were escorted to the Costner Stadium parking lot by Poteau's finest as well as fans with signs.

May 2nd

Bruce Curnutt announces cadidacy

May 2, 2012

First I would like to thank the citizens of LeFlore County for the opportunity of serving as your Sheriff for the last four years. It has been both an honor, and a privilege that you placed your confidence in me to allow me to serve you. I am formally announcing my candidacy to serve as your Sheriff for another term. My wife Francine Curnutt, who is a career educator of 26 years at the Wister Public School system, along with my two daughters Callie and Andrianna, and myself live in the Wister community.

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