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July 12th, 2013

Choctaw Nation gifts Salvation Army

July 12, 2013

A gift of $50,000 was presented to the Salvation Army from the Choctaw Nation to assist with ongoing relief efforts for victims of the tornados that ravaged the central Oklahoma area this Spring. The money was raised through a week of fuel sales and donations at the Choctaw Travel Plazas in southeast Oklahoma. Profits for that designated week’s gas sales were allocated for the disaster relief.   

Magic Archeologist a hit at Buckley

July 12, 2013

The Magic Archeologist visited Buckley Public Library Wednesday and showed the many surprises he had dug up in his explorations. In the afternoon Steve Crawford shared many sleight of hand actions with the teen Summer Reading Program participants. Buckley Summer Reading Programs are sponsored by Southeast Public Library System of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Institute of Museum and Library Studies and local sponsors. Programs will continue until July 31.

July 11th

UPDATE: Silver Alert canceled

July 11, 2013

The Woodward County Sheriff's Office has canceled a Silver Alert for Debra Bishop, 57. Bishop was last seen on the Fourth of July at about 7:30 a.m. leaving Durant, Okla., to head home to Woodward and has not been seen or heard from since.
Bishop has been located.

County recovers stolen property from strip pit

July 11, 2013

The LeFlore County Sheriff's Department and Panama Police were at a strip pit on Blue Goose Road near Bokoshe Thursday recovering stolen property that had been submerged in the water.
The property was found by a father and son fishing duo.
Undersheriff Kendall Morgan returned a stolen Polaris Razor to Panama while Panama Chief of Police John Whiteaker remained at the location searching for further stolen property.

Two-car accident stops Poteau traffic

July 11, 2013

Traffic was temporarily delayed Thursday afternoon after a two-car accident on the bypass at the Pleasant Valley intersection.
First responders said no one was injured in the accident.
Poteau Fire and Police along with LeFlore County Emergency Medical Services responded to the crash.
Police are still investigating.

Silver Alert issued for missing woman

July 11, 2013

The Woodward County Sheriff's Office has issued a Silver Alert for Debra Bishop, 57. Bishop was last seen on the Fourth of July at about 7:30 a.m. leaving Durant, Okla., to head home to Woodward and has not been seen or heard from since.
Bishop is a white female last seen driving a 2011 White Kia with Oklahoma tags.
If you come into contact with Bishop or have information about her whereabouts contact your local law enforcement agency.

Woman injured in interstate crash

July 11, 2013

A two-car accident injured one near Checotah. Oklahoma Highway Patrols said the accident happened at approximately 10 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate 40 eastbound on ramp from U.S Highway 69, about 2 miles southwest of Checotah in McIntosh County.

July 10th

Askins to speak at First Friday lunch

July 10, 2013

Poteau Chamber of Commerce will welcome Jari Askins as its keynote speaker Friday.
Kiamichi Technology Center will host the lunch in the Health Building South Campus Room 517/518. Meal cost is $8. For reservations call (918) 647-9178 or e-mail adminpoteauchamber@windstream.net.
Askins will speak about Oklahoma’s Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center on the Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Campus in Oklahoma City. 

Softball fundraiser for World Series trip

July 10, 2013

The Pirates softball team will have a hamburger meal fundraiser from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 18 in front of Costner Stadium in the northeast corner of the parking lot by the signal light at Stadium Drive. Hamburger/cheeseburger baskets cost $6, and orders may be placed by calling (918) 647-1694. Orders can be delivered if need be. All proceeds will help fund the team's trip to the World Series, which will be July 19-21 in Shawnee.

Hosts sought for exchange student program

July 10, 2013

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries from around the world.
By sharing your home for just a semester or school year, you will be giving an exceptional young person from another country the opportunity of a lifetime — to live with you and your family and experience the language, customs and culture of the USA.

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