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May 3rd, 2012

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.

April 27th

Hester waives rights to preliminary hearing

April 27, 2012

A man accused of possessing child pornography appeared in District Court Thursday morning as proceedings continue.
Marty Hester, 52, of Hodgen, appeared before Special Judge Jeff Singer with his defense attorney Rob Cowan present. Hester, who was arrested in October, appeared for his preliminary hearing. After consulting with his attorney, Hester signed a waiver declining his rights to a preliminary hearing and was set for District Court Arraignment on May 30.

April 25th

Update - car drives throught living room at apartment complex

April 25, 2012

At approximately 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, the Poteau Fire and Police Departments along with LeFlore County EMS were dispatched to the Poteau Valley Apartments on Windham Street in Poteau in response to a vehicle that had reportedly been driven through an apartment.
Rescue workers on the scene said that the white sedan was pulling into a parking space when the driver accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brake, launching the car over the sidewalk and down an embankment into the living room of an apartment.

April 24th

Woman crashes through apartment 3 injured

April 24, 2012

A woman crashes into an apartment at Poteau Valley Apartments today. Three children were injured in the collision. PDN will update the website when more information becomes available.

Benefit planned to help local family after accident

April 24, 2012

Thursday February 23, changed the life of one local family following a tragic motorcycle accident.
Samuel "Caleb" Davies , 27, of Poteau was flown by Life Flight to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa after he lost control of his motorcycle that afternoon.

April 23rd

Ready, Set, SPELL

April 23, 2012

More than 30 spellers comprising ten teams gathered to compete at the annual Literacy Council of LeFlore County Adult Spelling Bee Thursday night. The annul event is held has fund raiser for the Literacy Council of LeFlore County. This years winners were the Super Sats sponsored by Southern Star, Inc. Each of the winners received a trophy and door prizes were awarded throughout the night.

Special Meeting of the Pocola Board of Education tonight

April 23, 2012

As required by Section 311, Title 25 of the Oklahoma Statutes, notice is hereby given that Independent School District No.I-007 will hold a Special Board Meeting on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 6 p.m. The place and street address of this meeting will be the Board of Education Room at the Central Offices, 603 East Pryor Avenue, Pocola, Oklahoma, 74902.

MOMENT OF SILENCE

I. Regular business (Call meeting to order and record members present)
II. Executive session

April 20th

Local family chosen to participate in clinical trial

April 20, 2012

An area family may soon have a cure for their son's debilitating neurological disorder.
When Brett Brown was born, he appeared to be a normal and healthy baby boy, but by the time he was six months old, his parents began to notice that Brett was not developing as quickly as he should.
Doctors initially diagnosed Brett with cerebral palsy. However, when Brett was two years old, a therapist talking with Brett's family correctly diagnosed Brett with Angelman's Syndrome, a neruo-genetic disorder.

Correction on date of Poteau Retiree's reception

April 20, 2012

In the retirement story on the front page of the Wednesday, April 18, edition of PDN it was incorrectly stated that Rob Seale and Jim Noggle farewell reception would be held today. The retirement party is scheduled from noon until 2 p.m. at the Poteau City Hall on Friday, April 27. PDN regrets this error.

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