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August 7th, 2012

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.

August 1st

Two homes damaged in residential fire

August 1, 2012

The residents of the 700 block of Grace Street were alerted to a shed fire that quickly turned worse Wednesday afternoon.
The blaze is under investigation but neighbors claim they heard an explosion followed by flames. The fire began in a shed in the back yard of a residence, spread to the home then to a neighboring home on the north side. Two other homes were endangered by the flames and homeowners spent the afternoon watering down their roofs in hopes of saving their homes.

Bridge dedicated in memory of fallen soldier Sgt. Vincent L.C. Owens

August 1, 2012

The bridge on the Poteau River west of Pocola on U.S. Hwy. 271 was dedicated and named after U.S. Army Sgt. Vincent L.C. Owens Wednesday afternoon.
In attendance at the ceremony were Owens’ family and friends as well as state sen. Mark Allen and state rep. James Lockhart. The LeFlore County Disabled American Veteran provided color guard for the ceremony.
Owens was killed in action during his second tour of duty in Afghanistan near Forward Operating Base Sharana when his transport vehicle was attacked on March 1. He was 21 years of age at the time of his death.

July 31st

This week's Spring Into Business Cash Mob site

July 31, 2012

This week's Spring Into Business Cash Mob site is Braum's. The very first Braum's store was opened in 1968 by Bill and Mary Braum. There are now more than 270 Braum's stores in five states including Poteau's which was opened April 2, 1989. Special to the Cash Mob, Braum's is offer double dip cones for $.99 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

http://youtu.be/hMGeAGKvgUM

New information released in child abuse case

July 31, 2012

A Pocola man was formally charged by the LeFlore County District Attorney's Office in connection with the rape and abuse of a 23-month-old child.
Heath Wayne Talley, 26, of Pocola, is accused of leaving multiple burns on the child's body and sexually assaulting her while she was in his care.
According to his statement to investigators, he laid the child on the bed to change her diaper and he heard a popping sound several times when he realized he had laid her on a homemade phone charger. He noticed more marks on the child the next morning and took her to her mother.

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