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April 7th, 2015

Polls soon to close

April 7, 2015

Polls in LeFlore County will close in about 25 minutes [April 7 at 6:35 p.m.]. Municipal races in several towns will be tallied and unofficial winners announced.
PDN will keep you up to date.

Calling all volunteers

April 7, 2015

Do you know someone who tirelessly volunteers their time to help others?
Poteau Daily News is seeking the stories of those people. If you or someone you know is a volunteer, please email the name, picture, hometown and age of the volunteer, where and when they give their time, how long have they been volunteering and anything about the volunteer you would like to share.
Also include your name and phone number and why you would like to see a story about the volunteer published.

Please email to PDN Editor Kim Ross at
editor@poteaudailynews.com

DAILY FEATURE: Tuesday Tidbits

April 7, 2015

Here are a few tidbits provided by strangefacts.com. Hope you enjoy.

There are over 58 million dogs in the U.S!

Dogs and cats consume over $11 billion worth of pet food a year!

Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!

Humans blink over 10,000,000 times a year!  

In the year 2000, Pope John Paul II was named an "Honorary Harlem Globetrotter."!

Every second, Americans collectively eat one hundred pounds of chocolate

A fetus develops fingerprints at eighteen weeks!

The fear of vegetables is called Lachanophobia!

Don't forget to vote!

April 7, 2015

Municipal elections will be decided today [April 7] in several towns.
Polls will be open until 7 p.m.
Races include: Poteau Mayor, Poteau Street Commissioner, Poteau City Council — two seats; Talihina, Heavener, Wister, Cameron, Spiro, Panama, Pocola, Shady Point, Arkoma and Howe board of trustee seats.
Also tonight will be town elections held at the the area town halls in Cartersville, Rock Island and Fort Coffee.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Duke's Fantastic Freshmen Lead the Blue Devils to the National Title

April 7, 2015

Duke's freshmen lead them to the national title.

April 6th

Poteau City Council meets Monday

April 6, 2015

The Poteau City Council with meet tonight, Monday, April 6, at 7 p.m. in the City Hall building at 111 Peters St., Poteau.

Agenda items include:

• the presentation of service pins to Fred Hardest and Paul Quirk

• consideration or action to fill vacant seats on the planning commission

• consideration or action to approve a resolution to amend and restate Trust Indenture for the Oklahoma Municipal Retirement Fund

• consideration or action to sign renewal of memorandum of understanding between Carl Albert State College and the City of Poteau

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Duke vs. Wisconsin: Breaking down the matchup

April 6, 2015

We break down the NCAA finals matchup of Duke and Wisconsin.

DAILY FEATURE: Remember then?

April 6, 2015

Here is a look back at the Poteau Daily News archives. Here are a few of the pages from the Feb. 20, 1964, LeFlore County Sun.
Check out the attachments for additional pictures.

April 3rd

Oklahoma House approves teacher sexual misconduct measure

April 3, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Local school districts would be encouraged to report accusations of sexual misconduct by teachers to state education officials under legislation approved by the Oklahoma House on Thursday.

Proponents said it's needed to prevent "teacher hopping" by sexual predators who move from one school district to the next to prey upon children. But opponents said such cases are usually handled by the courts and the bill could unfairly tarnish the reputation of a teacher who is falsely accused.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 12 adorable Easter crafts for kids

April 3, 2015

Just in time for Easter, try out these 12 easy and fun crafts with your kids. From bunny ears to almond wreaths, it's fun for the entire family!

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