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February 22nd, 2012
A group of local business owners have banned together to speak out against the proposed hotel tax in Poteau. The group, named the Poteau Area Business Alliance (PABA), was formed last week by all the hotel and motel owners in Poteau. Organizers say that when the group met shortly after the special election for the tax was voted on by the Poteau City Council earlier this month they discussed the fact that there wasn't an organization that business owners could go to that could stand up for them.
A two day joint task force operation to ensure compliance of sex offenders located in LeFlore County came to a close Friday afternoon after 98 registered sex offenders were visited.
The United States Marshals Service, along with the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department, investigators with the District 16 District Attorney's Office, Poteau Police Department and the Department of Human Services met at the LeFlore County Courthouse Thursday morning to discuss the operation and the goals intended to be achieved.
Air Force Major Samuel Lucas Jobe is Chief of Air Operations at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and a LeFlore County native. Major Jobe is the son of Poteau City Councilman and retired Poteau High School football coach Earl Job and retired Pansy Kidd Middle School teacher Sara Jobe. Jobe entered the Air Force after graduating from the University of Arkansas in 1997. He has held positions at the squadron, group, and wing level.
A local child is undergoing skin grafts after an accident left her with fourth degree burns. Savannah Tassone, a third grader at Poteau Primary School and daughter of Erin and Joel Billy was playing with a friend on January 13 when the accident happened. the two young girls had come across a candle and a can of gasoline. Nine year old Savannah received fourth degree burns on your right leg and foot.
Last week a local educator beloved by many lost his three-year battle with cancer. His family, students, friends and colleagues are now preparing for a memorial service this weekend to bid farewell to this beloved man.
James Daniel "Danny" Falkner was born on the last day of the year in 1949 and was raised in the community of Poker Bend near Panama. Although as a youngster he moved with his family to California several times, LeFlore County was most definitely home. It was also where he met his future wife, Janice Sue Gollihare.
LeFlore County residents now have a safe way to dispose of their unused and unwanted prescription medications.
The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department, and the Wreck-Less Drug Free Coalition of Poteau have recently completed a cooperative effort to bring a prescription medication drop box to LeFlore County.
A Poteau High School graduate will soon see her name in lights, Micah Hobday of Poteau will star as LuLu in a collegiate production of "Cabaret" which opens Thursday at East Central University.
As German society was sliding toward the Nazis in the 1930s, its popular cabarets mixed decadent entertainment with controversial political themes, a combination mirrored in the musical
The Poteau Chamber of Commerce announced the entertainment section for this year's 93rd Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet will be the "Ms. Centennial Chamber" Pageant. The Ms. Centennial will be presented in four parts throughout the night.
The entertainment will consist of an opening dance, fashion show, talent and the final judging.
More than 450 seniors representing 40 high schools attended the annual Senior Day at Carl Albert State College on Thursday.
The students spent the day learning about CASC, toured campus, had lunch at the cafeteria and went home with a stack of college information â€” including CASC T-shirts and other promotional items.
David Hogan, Upward Bound Coordinator at CASC Poteau, served as emcee of the overall event and had students cheering and dancing in the aisles, according to Leroy Nolan, Director of High School and College Relations.
San Bois CASA, which serves the counties of LeFlore, Latimer and Haskell, have invited the public to the Sixth Annual Cajun Celebration of "FAT Tuesday", Feb. 21, 2012 from 6 until 8 p.m. at the VFW Building at 108 W. Ada Street in Wilburton Okla.
The event will be hosted by San Bois CASA volunteers, staff and board members and will have a sampling of great Cajun food including gumbo, jambalaya, beans and rice, shrimp salad, and Hoppin' John.
CASA is a non-profit organization that trains community volunteers to advocate for the best interest of our children in need.