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June 16th, 2015

GED graduation Tuesday night

June 16, 2015

The Adult Learning Center GED graduation ceremonies will be tonight, June 16 at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center in Poteau. Around 36-37 graduates are expected to receive their GED.

June 11th

Arkansas teen flying to college orientation survives crash

June 11, 2015

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas father and son who decided to fly to orientation at Oklahoma State University have survived a crash landing in a parking lot.

Forty-year-old Kenneth Caubble of Jonesboro was flying the 1973 Piper Arrow aircraft Wednesday morning when the engine trouble began at 2,000 feet. He landed the plane in a Jonesboro strip center before its wing hit a parking sign and tore off. The plane then hit a second pole and flipped before the aircraft caught fire.

Both Caubble and his son were able to walk away uninjured.

Special meeting tonight over Poteau utility increases, budget

June 11, 2015

The Poteau Public Works Authority will hold a special meeting at 5:15 p.m. at the Poteau City Hall to discuss and approve the 2015-2016 budget and a utility rate increase for water, sewer and trash.

The meeting is at city hall located on 111 Peters St., Poteau.

June 10th

BREAKING NEWS: One trapped in semi rollover on Oklahoma 112

June 10, 2015

June 10 at 2:10 p.m. — Poteau Police, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Emergency Medical Services and Fire and Rescue are headed to Oklahoma Highway 112 between Poteau and Cameron for a semi-trailer that has rolled over and one person is trapped.
Expect travel delays.

Poteau Fire Department battles house fire

June 10, 2015

June 10 at 1:30 p.m. — Poteau Fire Department is battling a house fire on the corner of Wilburn and Hill Streets in Poteau.
The house is fully engulfed according to PDN Reported Amanda Corbin who is on scene.

June 9th

Panama election less than four hours from close

June 9, 2015

Panama voters have less than four hours left to cast their ballot in the Panama Municipal Election ending at 7 p.m. today [June 9].
Five candidates are on the ballot after the April results were ruled illegal in District Court.

Catholic Charities in need of food donations

June 9, 2015

Catholic Charities is seeking donations for their food bank. The organization serves all churches in LeFlore County. For this month, a total of 376 meals were served, feeding 149 families. Foods needed include canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned meats, peanut butter, jelly, crackers and rice. Central National Bank of Poteau is accepting donations at their business or you can call (918) 810-5123 for delivery or pickup information.

DAILY FEATURE: Trending Tuesday

June 9, 2015

Here are a few trending topics for your Tuesday afternoon.

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June 8th

Bodies of Okmulgee men missing after rock festival found

June 8, 2015

EUFAULA, Okla. (AP) — The bodies of two men who have been missing since they attended a music festival in Pryor two weeks ago have been found in a lake.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports 20-year-old Cody Parrick and 20-year-old Ben Barrar were found Sunday night inside a vehicle submerged at the Onapa boat ramp on Lake Eufaula (yoo-FAW'-luh) in McIntosh County.
Troopers say they responded to a call about a submerged car around 7:40 p.m.

The bodies have been taken to the state medical examiner's office.

DAILY FEATURE: Remember Then?

June 8, 2015

Here is a look back at Aug. 23, 1973 in the archives of the Poteau Daily News.
See attachments for additional pictures.


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