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May 30th, 2014
Two men stabbed multiple times Thursday night were hospitalized, one in critical condition, the other later released.
According to Heavener Police, at about 11:43 p.m. they responded to a fight involving several people at 607 E. First Street.
When they arrived they found 58-year-old Charles Poynter Jr. and Jerette Goforth, 24, suffering from multiple stab wounds, according to police.
Goforth was taken to a Fort Smith, Ark., hospital by LeFlore County Emergency Medical Services and is listed in critical condition, according to Heavener Police.
According to Tahlequah Police Chief Nate King, Scott Garrett, 30, of Poteau, was arrested early Thursday in connection to a reported assault by his girlfriend who was found dead Wednesday evening.
Brandy Racchelle Ellenburg-Baggs, 34, was found dead in her apartment by a friend at about 9 p.m. Wednesday, according to police. Police are investigating her death as suspicious.
Scott was arrested at about 2 a.m. today [May 29] in LeFlore County for the alleged assault of Ellenburg on Tuesday.
The LeFlore County Detention Center Public Trust will hold a special meeting today [May 29] at 1 p.m. in the county commissioner board room of the courthouse.
Jail Administrator Claude Jones is on the agenda to possibly be laid off and an interim administrator appointed.
The Poteau City Council has called a special meeting as well as a special meeting of the Public Works Authority beginning at 5:15 p.m. today [May 27] at city hall.
Items to be discussed include sign ordinance on city property and delinquent hotel taxes. Also listed on both agendas is the appearance of petitions from the audience.
City Hall is located at 111 Peters Street in Poteau.
The Carl Albert State College Vike Hike Committee has announced the dates for the next Vike@Nite 5k and also the next Vike Hike Half Marathon/5k.
The annual Vike@Nite Costume 5k will be Thursday, Oct. 23 beginning at 6 p.m. No road closure will take place, although traffic on the Poteau campus of CASC will be limited.
The Vike Hike Half Marathon and 5k will be Saturday, March 28, 2015, at 7 a.m. The bypass will be closed in accordance with ODOT recommendations just as it was for the 2014 event.
Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center presented the 2014 Years of Service Awards at a luncheon in the hospital cafeteria with staff from all department areas. Back row left: Ryan Huggins, five years, information services; Sancie Bandy, 20 years, PFS; Betty Murphy, 15 years, Medical Records; Carol Gonzalez, 35 years, Radiology and Randy Riser, five years, lab; middle row left: Linda Thornburg, 15 years, ESD; Tiffany Griffis, 10 years, QUPI; Dora Jimenez, 10 years, PFS; Anna Lloyd, five years, Physical Therapy and Mike Huggins, 15 years, Information Services.
The Robert S. Kerr airport in Poteau is undergoing some renovations as the ramp used for parking planes is being resurfaced. The job is expected to be competed in about 30 days.
The Annual Memorial Day Benefit Wagon Ride will start from the LeFlore County Fairgrounds this Saturday [May 24] at 8 a.m. and will conclude in participating in the Old Fort Days Rodeo Parade in downtown Fort Smith on Monday morning. All horse drawn or mule pulled wagons are encouraged to ride along. For more information you can contact Helen Hicks at (918) 721-4448 or Wayne Woolery at (479) 414-2775.
A $640,000 transportation bond passed by voters to benefit the Poteau School District has been bid and voted on by the Board of Education.
The Community State Bank was one of four banks who submitted a bid to finance the bond. They provided the lowest interest rate and were approved by the board.