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April 30th, 2014

Methodist preschool students learn about pets

April 30, 2014

Daigan Davies, 4, and several of his classmates learn how to hold a hamster at Poteau Pets during a field trip Wednesday [April 30].
The students also toured Cakes and More and the Poteau Daily News.
PDN photo by Kim Ross

NWS declares F1 tornado hit LeFlore County

April 30, 2014

Damage left in Octavia after storms rocked LeFlore County Sunday night has been declared the results of a tornado.
On Monday representatives of the National Weather Service surveyed the damage reported in the Ouachita forest near Octavia. On Tuesday the NWS released information that an EF1 tornado was the culprit that left broken, twisted trees and downed a power line.

April 29th

Poteau Chamber CEO receives 4-state award

April 29, 2014

Poteau Chamber of Commerce CEO Karen Wages was honored today [April 29] by chamber executives, directors and members from a four-state area during the annual Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas and Oklahoma Regional Convention hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce Executive and held in Branson, Mo.
She was honored by being the first recipient of the Karen Wages MAKO Leadership Scholarship Award, what will be an annual award to chamber and executive directors in the 4-state area.

April 28th

Area Republicans to hold monthly meeting

April 28, 2014

The Leflore County Republicans will hold their monthly meeting on today [April 28] at the Patrick Lynch Public Library in Poteau. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Congressman Mullin's wife, Christie, will be on hand to speak. Also State Representative candidate Traci Barnes will speak to the group. All Republicans and Conservatives are invited to attend.

Storms leave damage, cause power outages

April 28, 2014

Sunday evening storms left damage in their wake and hundreds without power in Poteau.
Reported damages include the Tower Drive-in loosing its roof, cars and homes damaged by toppled trees and several utility poles downed near the Choctaw Country Club.
OG&E still is working [April 28 9:45 a.m.] to restore power to hundreds in Poteau who have been in the dark since about 10 p.m. Sunday evening.

April 24th

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for LeFlore County

April 24, 2014

[April 24] THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TULSA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
CRAWFORD COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ARKANSAS...
SEBASTIAN COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ARKANSAS...
SOUTHEASTERN ADAIR COUNTY IN NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA...
SOUTHEASTERN HASKELL COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA...
EASTERN LATIMER COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA...
LE FLORE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA...
EASTERN SEQUOYAH COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL OKLAHOMA...

* UNTIL 400 PM CDT

* AT 312 PM CDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE

Strong storms forecast for LeFlore County

April 24, 2014

According to the National Weather Service in Tulsa, scattered thunderstorms will develop this morning and into the afternoon ahead of an approaching cold front. A few may strengthen to severe levels between 10 am and 4 pm with half dollar size hail and wind gusts up to 60 mph the main threats. The thunderstorms will be east of the region by the evening hours as dry air moves in behind the front.

April 23rd

PHS Band wins state competition

April 23, 2014

Poteau Police and the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department provide a grand entrance into town to the Poteau High School Band as they returned to Poteau having won first place at state concert competition Wednesday [April 23].
PDN photo by Kim Ross

April 21st

Special election called for sales tax

April 21, 2014

The LeFlore County Commissioners approved an order and resolution Monday morning [April 21] calling for a special election for a half cent of 1 percent sales tax to benefit Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center.

Runestone egg hunt huge success

April 21, 2014

The annual Heavener Runestone Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the local Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter drew a large number of area youth as they searched for the 4,900 hidden eggs.
PDN photo by Erika Elmore

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