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September 10th, 2012

Employer seminar scheduled for next week

September 10, 2012

Kiamichi Technology Center and the Poteau Chamber of Commerce have teamed together to offer a workshop for local employers.
The seminar, “How to Recruit and Interview the Best Hourly Workers,” will be held Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and at the Kiamichi Technology Centers Seminar Center in Poteau. The specific content will include: ¨Strategies for attracting the hourly workers you really want and the top six interview questions ever asked.

Upcoming conference to celebrate the professional woman

September 10, 2012

Enhancing The Professional Woman seminar and a Small Business Vendor Showcase are the features of a September 19, 2012, event scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center. Registration is $25 per person for the seminar only or $45 for seminar registration and vendor fee. Registration fees include the cost of lunch and may be made online at www.ruralenterprises.com.

Video link to video from sportsman's festival on Saturday

September 10, 2012

Here is the link to a video taken by PDN Publisher Robert Shearon at the Annual Sportsman's Festival this weekend in Poteau
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ks0J6qt0VUk&feature=youtu.be

September 9th

Service for Liam Lyon today at 2 will be live online

September 9, 2012

The celebration of life service for William Elijah Lyon will be today at the Donald W. Reynolds Center in Poteau. The service will be broadcast live on-line for anyone who is unable to attend. Follow the link below to shawnsanomaly.org and click on the link for Liams service

http://www.shawnsanomaly.org/

September 7th

Community rallies around Lyon Cub

September 7, 2012

By Regina Smith
Managing Editor

A local family has come home to the arms of the community who continues to rally behind them after the loss of their son on Sept. 3.
Several events are in the works in honor of William Elijah Lyon, affectionately named Liam, who was born Feb. 18, 2011 with a fatal heart condition. Liam’s journey was followed by people all over the world on the two Facebook pages dedicated to him. The support of his extended Facebook family has helped the family a great deal during his struggles and it continues today.

September 6th

Gas line breakage:UPDATE

September 6, 2012

According to Emergency Management Director Michael Davidson, portions of Talihina have evacuated after a six inch gas line was broken by private contractors working on a road bore.
Several homes and businesses in the immediate area around the gas main were evacuated.
The City offices have temporarily been relocated to the Talihina Fire Department until the line is fixed.
According to Davidson, it may take up to seven hours before crews are able to have the leak contained.
Emergency crews will remain on standby until then.

City's audit gives good ratings

September 6, 2012

The Poteau City Council received the 2010-11 fiscal audit report Tuesday night during their regular meeting.
The report showed there were many improvements since the previous audit and only a few insignificant issues to address.
According to the report, the City saw $6.3 million increase during the fiscal year but the majority of that increase was due to a donation for the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
The 2011-12 audit is being completed by BDK, LLP, a governmental accounting agency.

September 5th

Haskin jury trial to be continued

September 5, 2012

The jury trial of James Haskin, 61, of Monroe, was rescheduled Wednesday morning following his attorney's argument they were unable to provide adequate defense without a complete trial transcript from previous proceedings.
District Judge Jon Sullivan ruled to continue the trial until October giving the defense team time to prepare after they receive the transcript.
Sullivan told Haskin's attorneys he was of the understanding the transcript had been completed and delivered.

West Nile Virus cases hit all time high in Oklahoma

September 5, 2012

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is reporting record cases of West Nile Virus in Oklahoma.
According to a press release from the OSDH, the total number of reported cases of WNV has jumped to 118, the highest number of cases ever recorded in a single year in Oklahoma. The OSDH also reports that at least seven deaths attributed to WNV have been recorded.

Hester receives three consecutive sentences

September 5, 2012

Marty Wayne Hester, 52, of Hodgen, was sentenced to 55 years in prison Wednesday afternoon for one count of aggravated possession of child pornography and two counts of lewd molestation of a minor.
During his court appearance Wednesday Hester apologized for his actions and asked for the mercy of the court.
District Judge Jon Sullivan sentenced him on all three counts to run consecutively for a total of 55 years in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.

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