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November 19th, 2011

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.

November 16th

Reynolds Center holds official dedication Thursday

November 17, 2011

After more the five years in the making the dream of bringing a state-of-the-art events center to Poteau will finally become a reality on Thursday. At least officially anyway.
Construction on the $8.1 million multi-purpose facility was completed in August and the center has already hosted numerous events as officials with the city of Poteau put the finishing touches on the building.
The public is invited to attend the event which will include tours of the building and all the aminities inside.

Minutes from the LeFlore County Commissioners meeting on Monday

November 16, 2011

ACTION OF THE BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

The Board of County Commissioners, LeFlore County, State of Oklahoma, met in a Regular Business
Meeting on November 14, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. with Chairman Lance Smith presiding. Also present were Vice-Chairman Derwin Gist, Member Cebern Scott, County Clerk Kelli Ford and Assistant District Attorney Marion Fry.

The following action was taken by the board:

(1.) Chairman Lance Smith called meeting to order.

(2.) Motion was made by Lance Smith and seconded by Derwin Gist to approve the minutes of

November 15th

Fire at AES

November 15, 2011

A transformer fire at AES Shady Point earlier this afternoon did not result in any injuries or emissions. Members of the fire department were dispatched to the coal fired co-generation plant after a transformer located outside the plant had an internal fire. The fire suppression system for the transformer functioned properly and extinguished the fire very quickly, said an AES spokesperson.

Haskins go to court over animals

November 15, 2011

James and Lucinda Haskin were back in the courtroom Monday afternoon in an attempt to maintain ownership of their livestock, which were removed from their property after they were jailed for child neglect.

November 14th

DHS responds to allegations against employee

November 14, 2011

The Department of Human
Services has confirmed that a
LeFlore County woman has
been placed on leave following
an investigation into her conduct
and allegations that she
misused state equipment.
On Nov. 2, PDN reported that
Barbette Hull of Poteau was
under investigation for allegedly
misusing state property by using
property belonging to DHS for
personal business.
“I can confirm that our Office
of Inspector General has conducted
an investigation into
these allegations against Mrs.
Hull,” said Sheree Powell, DHS
Office of Communications.
“(They) have turned over their

Local veteran honors fallen soldiers

November 14, 2011

In remembrance of the men and women who gave their lives to protect the United States of America, the LeFlore County Disabled American Veterans and the Disabled American Veterans Auxillary, Chapter 63, held their annual Veterans Day Ceremony on the LeFlore County Courthouse lawn. The men and women of the DAV / DAVA placed flags atop the Veteran Memorial for each fallen member listed on the wall as their name was called out to the attending crowd.

November 11th

This week's local agendas

November 11, 2011

The LeFlore County EMS board will decide Monday whether to approve Donald Faulkner as contractor for the Talihina station construction project.
Directors also will discuss staffing an additional ambulance or inter-facilty transport unit, and a partnership agreement with the Choctaw Nation.
The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. in the EMS conference room at 1215 S. Broadway.

The November meeting of the LeFlore County Hospital Authority Governing Board will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Conference Room C at Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center.

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