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August 5th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” The government said Monday it will soon close three emergency shelters it established at U.S. military bases to temporarily house children caught crossing the Mexican border alone. It said fewer children were being caught and other shelters will be adequate.
Enrollment and first day of school dates have been set across the county.
Students will start returning to school in the next couple weeks starting with Poteau Public Schools on Aug. 7. Upper elementary orientations starts today [Aug. 5] at 3:30 p.m., and high school orientations starting on the Aug. 6, incoming freshmen from 10 a.m. to noon and sophomores from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
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Total joy, love and gratitude were evident to all as Combat Medic Army Spc. Nicholas Benton Graves was welcomed home to Ft. Drum, N.Y. from his second deployment to Afghanistan, Monday, July 28. There to greet Graves was his wife, Army veteran Tracie Copeland Graves, from Poteau, his son Ben Graves and daughter Alexis Graves. Welcoming from afar are his family, friends and grateful nation.
Photo and information submitted by Karen Benton
The Poteau City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, August 4 at the Poteau City Hall at 111, Peters St., in Poteau, Oklahoma, for a regularly scheduled meeting.
On agenda will be the presentation of service pins to Larry Wann and Gary Billings, as well as several ordinance and annex changes, along with an update on the Kelly Lane trailers cleanup.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€“ Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) Child Support Services (CSS) collected $362,470,719 on behalf of children and families between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014, a new collections record. That is an average of $993,070.46 per day in State Fiscal Year 2014.
â€śIt is impressive, and we are very proud to have reached this new record,â€ť said CSS Director Gary W. Dart. â€śBut for those for whom we have been unable to collect, we know it is not enough. We will continue our efforts until every child receives the court-ordered support he or she is entitled to.â€ť
Poteau Police,Choctaw Tribal and Oklahoma Highway Patrol currently are at the Choctaw Travel Plaza in Poteau after receiving information about a possible bomb.
The OHP bomb squad just arrived on location (Aug. 3 7:59 P.M.)
More information will be released when available.
â€” Concert Under the Stars, Beer and Chicken Band, 8 p.m., Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
â€”â€‚Howe Fire Department garage sale to raise funds to buy equipment, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
â€”â€‚Clothing giveaway, all sizes, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Assembly of God, Shady Point.
â€”â€‚Skate Reation and the Maidens of Mayhem Roller Derby Team fundraising late-night skate â€śBack to school Bash,â€ť 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. Admission $10 plus skate rental.
â€”â€‚LeFlore County Round-Up Club play day, Cecil Leachman Arena, Heavener. Info: Frank Mode, (918) 839-0330.
The Pervasive Parenting Center is working with the Oklahoma Parents Center to host an Individualized Education Program training Thursday, Aug. 28, at 6 p.m. at Carl Albert State College in Sallisaw.
Ginger Jaggers of the Oklahoma Parents Center will present the training. The event will last about three hours and cover issues involved with obtaining IEP and 504 goals.
WELEETKA, Okla. (AP) â€” Folks once settled in this sleepy central Oklahoma town to get away from the crime and hubbub of big-city life. Many residents didn't bolt their doors or draw their shades at night. Most here never worried about people like Kevin Sweat.