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June 14th, 2012

Local middle school student scores big

June 14, 2012

A Pansy Kidd Middle School student has made a name for himself academically and his hard work paid off with an early admittance to a
quality university. Michael Womack, 13, of Poteau, completed the seventh grade in May. Before that accomplishment, he took the standard American College Test (ACT) and has since been recognized nationally for his scores. Michael took the test, as many high school students do, at Carl
Albert State College in December 2011. When he received his comprehensive

June 12th

This week's Spring Into Business Cash Mob site

June 12, 2012

This week’s Cash Mob Business is Bud’s Country Junction
in Poteau. Bud’s is owned by Buddy French and has been
in business since 2005. Buddy says that his business has
continued to grow every year because he has a great crew
and great regulars.
On Wednesday for the Cash Mob special Bud’s will have
a $4 Burger Basket. Bud’s hand makes their patties with
fresh ground meat that’s “never frozen.”
“Come by and eat a Bud’s burger and you won’t have
any better,” Buddy said.
He said that store manager Eli French along with
Ruth, Cheryl and Crystal look forward to seeing you on

Town of Pocola Municipal Authority and Board of Trustees meetings

June 12, 2012

The Pocola Municipal Authority
Agenda, Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Pocola Town Hall
204 S. Pocola Blvd.

1. Call meeting to order
2. Roll call
3. Discuss and possibly vote to approve the following consent agenda items:
a. Minutes from May 8, 2012
b. Minutes from special meeting May 21, 2012
c. Accounts payable May 8, 2012 through June 12, 2012
d. Purchase a four-wheeler for approximately 3,000.00 dollars
4. Hear from Scott Neel on sewer grant project

PDN honored with several awards from OPA

June 12, 2012

Nothing is nicer that to get accolades from your peers for the job you do, just ask several members of the PDN staff. The Poteau Daily News was honored with several awards during the annual Oklahoma Press Association’s convention awards dinner June 8, at the Reed Center in Midwest City. During the awards dinner longtime PDN Business Manager, Paula Midgely, was inducted into the Quarter Century Club. The club is for those employees who have been in the newspaper business for 25 years or more with at least 10 of those years being with an Oklahoma

June 8th

Old Frisco Trail renewed for future generations

June 8, 2012

The Frisco Railroad line was once a vital part of the infrastructure of LeFlore County. Now, the rails are gone, but the trail remains. Stretching from Poteau to Wister, the remnants of the old rail line have become a trail frequented by walkers, runners, and bike riders. Unfortunately, however, the trail also became neglected and was soon a popular place to dump garbage. Poteau marathon runner Josh Snyder,
however, was not content to let the trail fall into disrepair and disuse.

June 7th

Paramedic battles to defeat lymphoma

June 7, 2012

A fundraiser is being planned for a local paramedic who is facing cancer
for the second time. Twenty-one-year-old LeFlore County Emergency Medical Service paramedic Anthony Stankewitz is, unfortunately, no stranger to cancer. According to EMS Director David Grovdahl, it was little more than a year ago when Stankewitz became light headed while responding to an emergency. Doctors found that Stankewitz had a large mass in his chest cavity. The mass was so big that it was

Man sought after search warrant served

June 7, 2012

The LeFlore County Sheriff’s Department and the Arkoma Police Department served a narcotics search warrant on an Arkoma residence Tuesday seizing methamphetamines and items believed to be used in the manufacturing of narcotics. An investigation led law enforcement to obtain a search warrant for the residence on Schasley Street allegedly occupied by Anthony Clayton Henry, 29.

June 6th

Oliver announces candidacy for District 2

June 6, 2012

itizens have a right to demand of their County Commissioner some principles of management which reflect a trustworthy relationship between the County Commissioner and the citizens of LeFlore County.
The job of County Commissioner is much more than just repairing the roads. Managerial skills are required to balance budgets, prioritize projects, supervise employees, and yes, to provide cost efficient road maintenance to the citizens of District 2.

Motorists cautioned

June 6, 2012

Poteau Public Works is replacing the water main on Witteville Road between North Broadway and Witteville Drive. Public Works supervisor Bo Bohannon recommends motorist use an alternate route if possible until the project is completed at the end of July.

June 5th

This week's Spring Into Business Cash Mob site

June 5, 2012

Poteau Theatre is the site of today's Cash Mob. Poteau Theatre will be offering a Wednesday Matinee starting at 2 p.m.
Admission price is $5.
Poteau Theatre will be showing Snow White and The Huntsmen, Men In Black 3 and The Avengers.
Owners Jon and Amber Pickel have made great improvements this past year to insure that our area has the latest state of the art digital entertainment.

The Tower Drive-In has also gone digital.

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