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October 14th, 2011

Accident results in charges for two women

October 14, 2011

Two women who were
injured in a single vehicle
accident near Lake Carl
Albert on State Highway
82 were formally charged
by the LeFlore County
District Attorney’s Office
Wednesday after it was
determined that the driver
was allegedly under the
influence of alcohol.
According to the affidavit
filed by Trooper Tim
Baker, he arrived at the
scene of the accident to
find a red Ford car that
had ran off the roadway
and rolled over.
According to a witness,
the car had been traveling
southbound and suddenly
ran off the west side of the
road then overcorrected

CASC scholars take helping others to heart

October 14, 2011

Don’t you just love to
see what begins as the little
idea that could take on a
life of its own? For a group
of Carl Albert State College
students a project they
started last year has done
just that and became an
annual event.
Next Tuesday from 10
a.m. until 1 p.m., the CASC
scholars will host the
Second Annual CASC
Harvest Carnival. The carnival
is designed for special
education students in grades
three through eight from
LeFlore County. It’s a day
when students of the college
hope to provide these
special students with a day
that is all about them with

Oktoberfest fun

October 14, 2011

Organizers of the first annual Oktoberfest sponsored by Immaculate Conception
Catholic Church in Poteau say that the event, which was held last Saturday, was a
huge success and drew a large crowd. They hope the event will continue to grow
yearly.

October 13th

Pride of Poteau takes home first place

October 13, 2011

The Poteau High School Band recently won first place in Class 4A at the Bron Warren Tournament of Bands at
East Central University Tigerpalooza in Ada. The band also received awards for Drum Major, Drumline, Best
Visual and they tied with Durant for Best General Effect.

Oakes guilty

October 13, 2011

A Poteau man has
pleaded guilty to federal
charges after he attempted
to bribe a witness in a federal
case against his son.
The United States
Attorney’s Office for the
Eastern District of
Oklahoma, announced
Tuesday that Tom Oakes,
age 64, of Poteau, pled
guilty to tampering with a
Witness or Victim.
According to a press
release issued in the case,
charges arose from an
investigation by the Poteau
Police Department and the
Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco and Firearms.
The federal indictment
alleged that on or about
August 26, 2011,Oakes,
did knowingly attempt to

Abandoned house fire

October 13, 2011

Poteau firefighters had a late night Tuesday after a home on the corner of South
Walters Street and Conser Avenue burst into flames. According to Poteau Fire Chief
Jon Pickel the Poteau Fire Department responded to the blaze at approximately 11
p.m. and remained on scene until approximately 3:30 p.m. The house was reported
as unoccupied and firefighters on the scene said that the abandoned home was
quickly engulfed in flame. Firefighters kept the fire from spreading, but Chief
Pickel says that the home was a total loss. The cause of the inferno is as of yet undetermined.

October 11th

Skate park nears completion in Poteau

October 11, 2011

Construction on the
Poteau skatepark is nearing
completion and plans
are in motion for the grand
opening celebration which
will include demonstrations
by professional skateboarders
and giveaways
from the Tony Hawk
Foundation and Bell
Helmets.
According to park officials
construction on the
Heavener skatepark is slated
to begin in about two
weeks as soon as the company
wraps up the finishing
touches on the Poteau
park.
Nashoba Youth
Foundation Director Lisa
Fabian said that donations
are still needed however to
bring the projects to completion.
The Nashoba Youth

TCSB expands Wister branch

October 11, 2011

The Community State
Bank is expanding with a
new branch location in
Wister.
Construction on the new
branch facility has begun
at 405 Highway 271. This
new facility will have a
single commercial drive
through lane and two other
drive through lanes for
private banking. Also at
the new location will be
an automated teller
machine. Construction on
the new facility is slated
for completion in April of
2012.
The Community State
Bank purchased the First
State Bank of Wister in
June of 1999 and made
improvements to the existing
facility, however, a
fundamental lack of space

Panama Lady Razorbacks, State Champs!

October 11, 2011

Panama players Taylor Eaves, center, hugs teammate Kendra Swindle after they
returned home from winning the Class 2A State Tournament
Saturday afternoon at Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City.

October 10th

Bring on the Bluzmen

October 10, 2011

Tickets are now on sale
for the first main headline
event at the Donald W.
Reynolds Community
Center on November 5
and Director Candace
Martin couldn’t be more
excited.
The Bluzmen, the ultimate
Blues Brothers
Tribute artists starring
Eric Martin and Carmen
Romano are bringing the
blues to Poteau.
The Blues Brothers
were an American phenomenon!
The Blues
Brothers were first introduced
to the masses by
Dan Aykroyd and John
Belushi as a satirical musical
sketch on Saturday
Night Live. The untimely
death of Belushi in 1982
left a void in everyone’s

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