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August 21st, 2013

Mercy Me to perform in Poteau

August 21, 2013

Christian rockers Mercy Me, a multi-platinum award winning band, will perform in concert at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19.
"We have offered several shows at the DWRCC and this is the biggest one for the multi venue facility," said Mayor Jeff Shockley.
Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. today at the Poteau Chamber of Commerce, 201 S. Broadway, phone (918) 647-9178.

August 20th

Newest bull unveiled Monday

August 20, 2013

Steve Watson, owner of Watson Motor's, along with his hard working crew, stop to pose with their newest edition to the lot, their Poteau beautification bull. Teresa Farrington (Sign Diva), right, is the artist who has painted the bulls being placed in town.

"The Temptations" are coming to LeFlore County

August 20, 2013

POCOLA — Choctaw Casino Hotel in Pocola is welcoming legendary, award-winning entertainers The Temptations for concerts on Aug. 30 and 31 at 8 p.m. at the new CenterStage event venue.
Tickets for the performance are on sale now starting at $35 and can be purchased online at www.choctawcasinos.com/Pocola/Entertainment.aspx, by calling (800) 590-5825 or by visiting Choctaw Casino Hotel.

First case of West Nile virus reported in Oklahoma

August 20, 2013

The first case of West Nile virus in Oklahoma has been reported in an Oklahoma County resident.
LeFlore County Health Department officials encourage LeFlore County residents to take precautions to reduce the risk of contracting WNV, a mosquito-borne illness.

August 19th

"Titanic" sinks at cardboard boat race

August 19, 2013

Dave Grovdahl, director of LeFlore County EMS, survived the sinking of the "Titanic", a cardboard boat built to race during the weekend at Wister Lake. The event was hosted by the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department the the LeFlore County Dive Team.

Road detour and bridge adoption on Commissioners agenda

August 19, 2013

Residents along Saw Mill Road near Wister soon may have an alternative route for traveling to and from their homes.
During Monday's county commissioner meeting, Farrell Cooper Mining representative Tom Gilbert spoke to the commissioners about plans to create a temporary detour during an upcoming mining operation.

August 16th

EOMC hosts blood drive

August 16, 2013

There’s no substitute for blood needed by patients in the hometown hospitals served by Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI). It’s only available due to those who selflessly take the time to give. EOMC’s blood drive, Thursday, Aug. 22, provides that opportunity for anyone who is healthy and at least 16 years old. It will occur at the library, 7-11:30 a.m.
 
Two tickets to the Tulsa Zoo and a summer T-shirt will be presented to each donor. Health screenings and Donor Rewards points, redeemable in OBI’s online store, are also provided to donors.
 

Leflore students have a Bash blast

August 16, 2013

Leflore School celebrated its third annual Back-to-School Bash. Students, as well as adults, enjoyed free hot dogs, snow cones and cold drinks. The kids cooled off with two giant water slides and several took a surprise dip in the dunk tank. Many remained in doors under the air conditioner playing the Wheel of Fortune, winning cakes in the Cake Walk and receiving free haircuts by Brooke Dorsey and Tiffany Castillo. Amanda Lloyd with The Back to School Ministeries made it possible for all students to receive free school supplies with many receiving back packs.

Choctaw Nation audit results in investigation

August 16, 2013

The Choctaw Nation, as a part of its normal business practices, conducts routine audits. One of these audits, relating to the construction of the Durant Hotel and Casino, revealed discrepancies relating to the purchase of steel from Builders Steel located in Tulsa Oklahoma.
 

August 15th

Preliminary hearing in murder case continued until October

August 15, 2013

There will be a two-month delay between testimony in the preliminary hearing of accused murderer Elvis Aaron Thacker.
Thacker, 25, and his brother, Johnathen Don James Edward Thacker, 24, are charged with first degree murder in the death of Briana Jane Ault, 22, whose body was found in a pond near Pocola on Sept. 13, 2010.

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