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January 19th, 2012
LeFlore County citizens may soon be able to opt for membership in the largest independently owned and operated air-ambulance company in the United States. At the regular monthly meeting of the LeFlore County Emergency Medical Services Board meeting members heard from Judy Dyke, a regional director of base operations for Air Evac Lifeteam, an air-ambulance company which operates the world's largest fleet of more than 100 medically-equipped helicopters.
A team from AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) began a two month project with the U.S. Forest last week. The 10 member team will receive Type 2 Wild Land Firefighter Certification from the U.S. Forest Service and will use the training to assist with numerous precribed burns. In addition to the fire services, the team will work to complete fence removal, trail building and maintenance projects. The team will also return for another two months during the summer, from mid-May through mid-July, to assist with fire and other related tasks.
Liala Dunigan has received a new heart. According to sources close to the family, Liala Dunigan received a heart transplant at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Sources say that the Dunigan family received a call Monday evening that a heart had been located for baby Liala. Liala has been on the heart transplant list since December when doctors discovered an undiagnosed heart defect after she became ill. She was only three months old when she was life flighted to Arkansas Children's Hospital and underwent open-heart surgery.
ACCORDING TO LEFLORE COUNTY SHERIFF BRUCE CURNUTT THE DEATH THAT OCCURRED TUESDAY EVENING AT THE RUNESTONE PARK IS BEING TREATED AS A SUICIDE. THE DETAILS OF THE INCIDENT NOR THE NAME OF THE DECEASED WILL NOT BE RELEASED. THE BODY HAS BEEN SENT TO THE STATE MEDICAL EXAMINERS OFFICE.
According to sources close to the Dunigan family, a heart has been found for little Liala Dunigan.
Liala, who was born August 31, was diagnosed with a heart defect after she became ill in December. While being treated at Arkansas Children's Hospital, Liala's doctors placed her on the heart transplant list.
The PDN is awaiting further information about this exciting new development.
Carole Gill, Childrenâ€™s and Young Adult Librarian
Buckley Public Library
CASC held a dedication ceremony today for the grand opening of the Deanna J. Reed Science and Math Center. The seven million dollar facility will begin hosting classes next week.
We here at PDN apologize to everyone. In today's paper, Wednesday, January 11, the article with regard to the opening of the Science and Math Center at CASC, states that the new building was to open its doors today, again we are sorry for any inconveniences that may have been caused. The Deanna J. Reed Science and Math Center's dedication will be Thursday, January 12, at 1:00 p.m.
Poteau Police, Fire, Emergency Medical Services and Emergency management officials were called to a Poteau residence a short time ago in reference to a man being pinned underneath.
Rescue crews with the Fire Department used the jaws of life to lift the vehicle from the man whose leg was pinned under the vehicle.
He was transported to a local hospital by LeFlore County EMS.
According to a report from the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission local unemployment rates held steady across the state during the month of November with two out of 77 counties reporting an increase. Latimer County still holds the top seat for the highest unemployment rate in the state at 10.1 percent and for the first time in months, LeFlore County was no longer runner up, not even listed in the top three. the OESC states in their report that in November, Oklahoma's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 6.1 percent over the course of the month.