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February 27th, 2014

The countdown to Poteauopoly has begun

February 27, 2014

The clock is ticking as Poteau Chamber of Commerce members prepare for the annual banquet to be held tonight [Feb. 27] at 6 p.m.
Those in attendance will be treated to dinner and live entertainment as several area chamber members take to the stage in what still remains a surprise show.
Poteauopoly will be in full swing as banquet goers try to stay out of jail and collect the most properties.
With 700 tickets available, the Chamber announced this morning they were sold-out and no more tickets are available.

Condoleezza Rice, Former Secretary of State, Speaking at U of A on March 5

February 27, 2014

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. secretary of state under President George W. Bush, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in Barnhill Arena. The lecture is free, open to the public, and no tickets are needed to attend. The event is part of the student-funded Distinguished Lecture Series at the University of Arkansas.

February 25th

Wister students give gift of life

February 25, 2014

Eric Rose, 17, Wister High School student donated blood during today's [Tuesday, Feb. 25] OBI blood drive. There is still time to donate. The drive ends at 5:30 p.m.

National Wild Turkey Federation hosts annual banquet

February 25, 2014

The banquet will be held at Poteau High School on March 6.
Tickets cost $65 for couples and $50 for singles. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. To join the most cumulative single-species conservation organization at this event call Don Clutwood at (918) 649-7470 to reserve tickets.

February 24th

Sheriff shows new vehicles

February 24, 2014

This morning [Monday, Feb. 24] Sheriff Rob Seale and members of his department showed the new SUV police vehicles to the LeFlore County Commissioners and members of The First National Bank.

Cookies still for sale

February 24, 2014

Local Girl Scout troops will continue to to sale cookies for the next two weeks at various locations. Planned sales will take place at Black Angus Motel and Walmart.
On Saturday [Feb. 22] Ashley with Troop 4384 made several sales.

Polar Plungers raise waves of money

February 24, 2014

Saturday morning a large number of Special Olympic supports gathered at Brad Fenton Motors in Poteau for the annual Polar Plunge.
Pictured is the LeFlore County 911 plunge team.

February 21st

Fundraiser filled weekend slated

February 21, 2014

"Hungry Like A Wolf"

The inaugural “Hungry Like the Wolf” 5k/10k Fun Run and 5K Fun Walk will take place at noon Saturday [Feb. 22] at Blues Park in Heavener.
The entry fee is $25 per participant. Checks should be made out to Heavener Public Schools. All proceeds will benefit the Heavener cross country and track programs.
The races will begin at Blues Park, located at the south end of town on U.S. 59, and will end at Daylight Donuts at 710 U.S. 59 north.
Parking will be available all along the race path, with shuttle service to the race's beginning.

Emergency crews respond to injury accident

February 21, 2014

Police, fire and Emergency Medical Services are responding [Feb. 21 2:20 p.m.] to a single vehicle accident near Fanshawe.
The only details Poteau Daily News has at this time is that one person was injured in the crash.

Annual cook-off to kickoff today

February 21, 2014

The annual chili cooking contest hosted by Carl Albert State College and Walmart will begin at 11 a.m. today [Feb. 21] at Costner-Balentine Student Center on the Poteau campus.

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