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July 5th, 2012

Tulsa author's heart still in Poteau

July 5, 2012

The second book from an Oklahoma author who’s from the area now has even more ties to LeFlore County.
Author Joe Harwell of Tulsa was in Poteau in February for a book signing at the Lowrey Hotel. While in the area he had dinner with Jack Holt of Jack’s Jewelry. The two are old friends and graduated together. Harwell asked Holt to design a pendant to match the cover of his second book “Upside Down Heart.” Holt accepted the opportunity and worked with his jeweler
Sawn Hinson to create the delicate

June 28th

Poteau Special Board of Education Meeting

June 28, 2012

Poteau ISD #29
Agenda
Special Board of Education Meeting
12:00 p.m. June 29, 2012
Bert Corr Administrative Building - 100 Mockingbird Lane
Poteau, Okla. 74953

NOTE: The Poteau Board of Education may discuss, vote to approve, vote to disapprove, vote to table, or decide not to vote on any item on this agenda.

I. Invocation.

II. Call meeting to order and roll call.

III. Recognition of guests.

IV. Items - Year end encumbrances for 2012-2013 school year.
1. Information - encumbrances to close out 2012-2013 school year will be presented for board approval.

Pocola Board of Education Regular Meeting

June 28, 2012

Special Meeting of the Pocola Board of Education
Thursday, June, 28, 2012
6:30 p.m.

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 Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. The place and street address of this meeting will be the Board of Education Room at 603 East Pryor Avenue, Pocola, Oklahoma, 74902.

Moment of silence.

I. Regular business ( call meeting to order and record members present.)

June 27th

Seale and Curnutt in runoff

June 27, 2012

PDN Reporter

Technical difficulties at the LeFlore County Election Board resulted in a delay in the results of several races leaving candidates wondering the outcome overnight.
Tuesday’s Primary Election included five races, one of which has possibly resulted in a runoff election on August 28.

June 26th

Continued update of todays Primary Election

June 26, 2012

Precincts continue to report total ballots for candidates in five separate races during tonight's Primary Election. As of 9:20 p.m. only seven precincts have not reported results.
As ballots are tallied, PDN will continue to post updated unofficial results as precincts continue to report their results.
Reporting precincts - 205, 208, 203, 207, 212, 213, 215, 202, 111, 107, 204, 112, 102, 306, 310, 108, 104, 210, 114, 103, 201.
LeFlore County Sheriff, Democratic race: Kendall Morgan - 790; Rob Seale - 987; Bruce Curnutt - 1,113 and Eric Helms - 236.

Polls close in todays primary election

June 26, 2012

Across LeFlore County voters cast their vote during today's Primary Election in hopes of seeing their candidate win their prospective campaign.
As ballots are tallied, PDN will continue to post updated unofficial results as precincts continue to report their results.
Reporting precincts - 205, 208, 203, 207, 212, 213, 215.
LeFlore County Sheriff, Democratic race: Kendall Morgan - 227; Rob Seale - 626; Bruce Curnutt - 528 and Eric Helms - 55.
LeFlore County Clerk, Paul Croft - 208; Kelli Ford - 1146.

This week's Spring Into Business Cash Mob site

June 26, 2012

Peppercorn Mall is the site of this weeks Spring into Business Cash Mob.
Located at 203 Dewey Avenue in downtown Poteau, Peppercorn Mall has been in business for 18 years and buys and sells antiques, collectibles, and gold and silver.
Special to the cash mob, some booths will be marked 25 to 50 percent off and any item marked with a red "X" is automatically half price. Cash Mob pricing is valid from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Wednesday June 27.

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Drug raid at local restaurant

June 26, 2012

Diners at a local restaurant encountered a temporary delay in food service Sunday morning after a narcotics search warrant was served at the establishment. Sources say agents with District 16 Drug Task Force along with the assistance of Poteau Police Department, Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Shady Point Police Department K9’s unit swarmed Los 3 Amigos located at 2811 N. Broadway in Poteau at approximately noon on Sunday.
Two people were arrested and an undisclosed amount of methamphetamines
located inside the restaurant was seized by

June 22nd

Arrest made in Ka'Loni Flynn murder

June 22, 2012

Christopher Kenyon Simpson, 26, of Fort Coffee, was arrested Thursday evening by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation in connection with the double murder of Ka'Loni Flynn and her unborn child.
Investigator Shawn Ward, OSBI, Investigator Travis Saulsbery, LeFlore County District Attorney's Office and members of the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department arrested Simpson at his home without incident.

June 19th

New Poteau Police Chief sworn into office

June 19, 2012

The Poteau Police Department will
begin a new era today as the newly named
Chief of Police begins his first day on the
job.
Stephen Fruen, 35, of Poteau, was unanimously
chosen by the Poteau City Council
as the city's new chief during a special
meeting Monday night.
Fruen, who was one of the three applicants
considered for the position, was recommended
by the Police Committee after
reviewing the resumes during the last two
weeks. The resumes were submitted by
currently employed Poteau Police personnel
as a chance for internal advancement.
According to Mayor Jeff Shockley, the

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