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November 28th, 2011

Community Thanksgiving Dinner

November 28, 2011

More than 430 meals were served at the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday. More than 200 of those were served inside the Poteau High School Cafeteria by volunteers who were on hand for the event. The dinner was supposed to start serving at 11 a.m. but so many were lined up early that the doors were opened at 10:30 a.m. Jim Bergen says he is now focusing on the Community Christmas Dinner which is just a couple of weeks away.

November 23rd

Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner

November 23, 2011

The annual Thanksgiving Dinner will be held at the Poteau High School cafeteria and served from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
A traditional meal of turkey and dressing , mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes, corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, hot rolls and a variety of desserts will be served.
There is no charge for the meal.

Foot pursuit ends on courthouse lawn

November 23, 2011

A short foot pursuit involving the Poteau Police Department resulted in the fleeing suspect being captured on the lawn of the LeFlore County Courthouse.
Charles Zumbwalt, 20, of Poteau, was arrested for resisting arrest, possession of marijuana and outstanding LeFlore County warrants .
According to the arrest report, Poteau Officers received information that Zumbwalt would be at the Finish Line convenience store in Poteau located across the street from the courthouse. An officer waited inside the store while others officers waited nearby.

PDN staff is thankful for . . .

November 23, 2011

I am thankful for my family, friends, and health. I am also thankful for the people that I have known in the past that have helped me become who I am today – Deanna

I am thankful for an outstanding ball team and stupendous family and friends – Jamie

I am thankful for my family, friends, good health, and our well-being. I am especially thankful for my husband, children, and our little pet cats and dogs. I am grateful for my co-workers because they are like family, especially my BFF, Penny – Susan

I am thankful for the universe – Jake

The Lyon returns

November 23, 2011

By Regina Smith
Management Editor

One local family has a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. A local baby is finally coming home from the hospital a mere nine months and four days after he was born with a rare heart defect.
Liam Lyon returned to Cameron Tuesday afternoon just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.

November 22nd

Flooding in south LeFlore County causes damage

November 22, 2011

Reports of several homes that were flooded during flash flooding Tuesday night as well as damage to roads and bridges left authorities breathing a sigh of relief. When reports of flooding first began at approximately 8:30 it was feared that several people could have been washed away or injured.
That was not the case.
Crews with several fire departments and law enforcement agencies as well as LeFlore County EMS and Emergency Management worked tirelessly to assist the public and handle the situation.

November 21st

Massive flooding puts hunters at risk

November 22, 2011

LeFlore County Emergency Management, EMS, the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department and other law enforcement agencies are in the south part of the county assisting a number of people stranded by flood waters.
Reports that massive flooding between Cedar Lake and Big Cedar as well as in the Wister area have washed away camping trailers and vehicles. There have been a number of swift water rescues since approximately 8 p.m.
This following a flood warning issued earlier by the National Weather Service.

November 19th

Community Thanksgiving Dinner still has needs

November 19, 2011

Every year for the last seven years Jim Berngen has put together a community Thanksgiving dinner. Every year the number of meals prepared during the dinner has increased dramatically. This year is no different, he is expecting a large crowd.
Berngen said donations for the dinner are still needed. He said he has plenty of corn and green beans but is still looking for things like canned sweet potatoes, cranberry sause, brown and serve rolls and deserts of all kinds including sugar free.

November 18th

Commissioners to meet Monday

November 18, 2011

A Pocola man has asked to speak before the LeFlore County Commissioners on Monday regarding allegations that a former county employee was committing crimes while he was at work. Monti Richison is on the agenda to speak to the commissioners but it has not been said who the former employee is.
The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

NOTICE AND AGENDA OF REGULAR MEETING

NOVEMBER 18, 2011
THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, LEFLORE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, HAS SCHEDULED

November 17th

Reynolds Center Dedication

November 17, 2011

Visitors survey the interior of the $8.1 million Donald W. Reynolds Community Center during dedication activities Thursday in Poteau.

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