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July 14th, 2014

Poteau School Board to discuss bus purchases

July 14, 2014

The Poteau Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. tonight [July 14] to discuss several items.
The purchase of buses for the upcoming school years as well as annual contracts and staff salaries also will be discussed.
The meeting will take place at the Superintendent building located at 100 Mockingbird Lane in Poteau.

Local resident has day named after her

July 14, 2014

Local resident Crystal Dawn Keeton has had a day named after her.

Oklahoma State Representative James Lockhart bestowed upon Crissy Keeton that she would have a day named after her in recognition of service to her community.

Keeton had a hand in the replacement of a torn American flag at the Feed Supplement Plant in Poteau. The flag had been damaged by storms.

Representative Lockhart wrote a proclamation that announced and recognized June 20, 2014 as Crystal D. Keeton Day.

Job Connect event slated for July 15

July 14, 2014

The Choctaw Nation will host a job connect event July 15 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Choctaw Nation Community Centers in Poteau and Spiro.

Review of allegations against State Trooper confirmed

July 14, 2014

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has confirmed a Trooper level review of allegations brought forth against State Trooper Daniel Martin.

A complaint alleged that Martin, during the first days of Cadet Lawmen academy, shared an inappropriate adult photo (not of himself) to another Trooper. The incident was reported to Academy staff. It was decided that since Trooper Martin's son was in attendance at the academy, it would be in best interest to release Trooper Martin from this special assignment.

July 11th

Historical Society looking for adoptees

July 11, 2014

The LeFlore County Historical Society is seeking help to return vintage awnings to the exterior of the Hotel Lowrey.
How can you help? Adopt an awning.
"The price [$400] includes one awning and a one-year membership to the LeFlore County Historical Society," said Lori Rutledge, society director. "We are going to start with the third-floor windows on Dewey Avenue first and then work our way to the third floor windows on the Witte Street side."
The Society hopes to replace all awnings.

Mo Bandy to perform July 12

July 11, 2014

Friends of the Heavener Runestone are hosting a benefit concert this weekend to raise funds for park operations.
Country music star Moe Bandy will play Saturday at the Donald W. Reynolds Center in Poteau. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m.
Advance tickets are $30 for premium and $20 general; box office prices will be $35 and $25, respectively.

One trapped in two-car wreck

July 11, 2014

About 4 p.m. today [July 11], Poteau police investigated a two-car accident at the Hardy and Cruce Street intersection.
According to police, the pickup failed to stop for a stop sign.
Both passengers in the car were taken by LeFlore County EMS to an area hospital.

July 10th

Joe Neff murderer sentenced to life

July 10, 2014

The murderer of Poteau businessman Joe Neff will spend life behind bars after being sentenced today [July 10].
Raymond Larry Nichols, 61, of Cameron, was convicted in May of the 2009 murder of Poteau businessman Joe Neff.
Nichols was sentenced to life in prison without parole by District Judge Jon Sullivan.

'Tuck in' program seeking volunteers

July 10, 2014

Peachtree Hospice Poteau is seeking volunteers to take part in their "Tuck In Program."
The volunteers will be making phone calls to patient's homes every Thursday to "Tuck" them in for the weekend, and make certain that they have enough supplies and medication to get them through the weekend. If they need anything, our team will make sure they get it before the weekend.
This is one of the may ways they ensure patients are taken care of, and let them know how very much they are cared about.
If you would like to help, please call (918) 647-7008.

West Nile Virus confirmed in Oklahoma

July 10, 2014

Oklahoma City — The first case of West Nile virus (WNV) in Oklahoma has been confirmed in a Major County resident. The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) encourages residents to take precautions to reduce the risk of contracting WNV, a mosquito-borne illness.  Summertime typically marks the beginning of the WNV season in Oklahoma, with outdoor activities providing opportunities for encountering infected mosquitoes.

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