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March 10th, 2014

10 arrested in drug sweep

March 10, 2014

Several Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies served narcotic search warrants at three Heavener homes Friday.
Jail records show 10 people were jailed on drug-related crimes in connection to the raids.
The District 16 Drug Task Force, Drug Enforcement Agency, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, LeFlore County Sheriff's Office, Heavener and Pocola Police Departments, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms reportedly served the warrants.

Clover Run drawing near

March 10, 2014

Plans are finalized for the Red Oak 4-H 3rd Annual Clover 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, March 15 at 9 a.m.  Registration is from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. at the Red Oak Senior Citizens Center on Main Street, Red Oak.  The Entry fee on the day of the race is $10 and the first 100 entries will receive a T-shirt.  Profits from the Clover Run will be used to continue the Fair-Miller Park renovation project.
There is still time to register for the Clover Run and you may contact Jodie White, (918) 448.4937 or Dru Kauk (918) 465.6717.

March 7th

Police respond to possible stabbing

March 7, 2014

According to dispatch information Spiro Police and LeFlore County Deputies are responding to a possible stabbing in Spiro.
No further details are available at this time (March 7 at 8:40 p.m.).
Poteau Daily News will provide more details as they are released.

Trapped but not injured

March 7, 2014

Two people were trapped inside a pickup that wrecked in Panama Friday evening.
According to Panama Chief of Police John Whiteaker it took about 40 minutes to free the driver and passenger who were trapped by fallen, live electrical lines.

Photo submitted.

Double murder, suicide ruled in deadly housefire

March 7, 2014

The LeFlore County Sheriff's Department has released on Friday [March 7] more details in a Whitesboro house fire on Monday that led to the discovery of three bodies.
According to Sheriff Rob Seale, 57-year-old Edith Custard and 80-year-old Lawrence Schlienz were murdered by Jacob Custard, 30, who then took his own life after setting fire to the house.

Loomis and Johnson Wedding Announcement

March 7, 2014

Emma Ann Burgess, 4, would like to announce the engagement and marriage of her mother, Jesse laAnn Loomis to James Benjamin Johnson.
Family and friends are invited to share in their special day.
James and Jesse will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 5 p.m. at the Green Country Cowboy Church in Poteau.
The groom is the son of Jesse and Brenda Johnson of Arkoma.
The bride is the daughter of Larry and Beverly Loomis of Wister.
A reception will follow.

It's time to carnival

March 7, 2014

Ed Burlingame's Pride Amusements began getting rides ready Thursday [March 6] for tonight's grand opening. Gates open at 6 p.m.
The carnival is located in the vacant lot north of Car-Mart in Poteau.

School Board meeting to discuss school year, land purchase, superintendent contract

March 7, 2014

Several items are slated to be discussed during the Poteau Board of Educations regular meeting Monday, March 10, at 6 p.m. at the Bert Corr Administration Building.
The 2014/15 school calendar will be discussed as well as an executive session that lists discussion on the purchase of land and discussion of the details of the superintendents contract.

March 6th

Fort Sill Apache Tribe to celebrate 100th anniversary of POW release

March 6, 2014

Fort Sill Apache Tribe hosts a 100th anniversary event to commemorate the release from prisoner of war status of the Chiricahua and Warm Springs Apache Tribe, now known as the Fort Sill Apache Tribe.

The event will include a sunrise blessing, and an opening reception followed by a video showing and a former Tribal Princess reception.

WHO: Major General Mark McDonald
Commanding General, Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill

Representative Joe Dorman
Oklahoma House of Representatives

WHEN: Friday, March 7, 2014

March 4th

Three people killed in Whitesboro house fire

March 4, 2014

Three people died in a house fire on Lennox Road near Whitesboro Monday afternoon.
The LeFlore County Sheriff's Department said names are not being released pending identification.

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