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June 19th, 2012
The Poteau Police Department will
begin a new era today as the newly named
Chief of Police begins his first day on the
Stephen Fruen, 35, of Poteau, was unanimously
chosen by the Poteau City Council
as the city's new chief during a special
meeting Monday night.
Fruen, who was one of the three applicants
considered for the position, was recommended
by the Police Committee after
reviewing the resumes during the last two
weeks. The resumes were submitted by
currently employed Poteau Police personnel
as a chance for internal advancement.
According to Mayor Jeff Shockley, the
G and G Tire and Auto is the site of this weeks Spring into Business Cash Mob.
Located at 2501 North Broadway in Poteau, G and G Tire and Auto has been in business for five years and not only sells tires, but also performs other automotive work such as servicing breaks, shocks, struts, alignment, front end work, and more. G and G Tire also fixes semi truck flats and has tires available for semi truck and other farm implements including tires and tubes.
The Good Times Community Theatre League will be hosting auditions for Fiddler on the Roof June 18, 2012.
Fiddler on the Roof is the story of life in the small village of Anatevkaâ€”particularly of the Jewish families living there. At the center of the story is Tevye, the local dairyman, his wife, Golda, and their five daughters who struggle to hold onto their traditions in the face of changing world values and ever-growing anti-Semitism.
A fire in Cameron endangered one occupied home and
destroyed an abandoned residence Wednesday night.
According to residents on Barton Street in Cameron,
the fire was possibly started by kids. They claim the fire
started in an abandoned school bus near the corner of West
Main Street and Barton Street. The fire spread north
through the brush, crossing underneath a cellular tower
then destroying an abandoned home. According to residents
along Barton Street, the electric lines were melted in
the fire and a transformer blew, leaving the area without
A Pansy Kidd Middle School student has made a name for himself academically and his hard work paid off with an early admittance to a
quality university. Michael Womack, 13, of Poteau, completed the seventh grade in May. Before that accomplishment, he took the standard American College Test (ACT) and has since been recognized nationally for his scores. Michael took the test, as many high school students do, at Carl
Albert State College in December 2011. When he received his comprehensive
This weekâ€™s Cash Mob Business is Budâ€™s Country Junction
in Poteau. Budâ€™s is owned by Buddy French and has been
in business since 2005. Buddy says that his business has
continued to grow every year because he has a great crew
and great regulars.
On Wednesday for the Cash Mob special Budâ€™s will have
a $4 Burger Basket. Budâ€™s hand makes their patties with
fresh ground meat thatâ€™s â€śnever frozen.â€ť
â€śCome by and eat a Budâ€™s burger and you wonâ€™t have
any better,â€ť Buddy said.
He said that store manager Eli French along with
Ruth, Cheryl and Crystal look forward to seeing you on
The Pocola Municipal Authority
Agenda, Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Pocola Town Hall
204 S. Pocola Blvd.
1. Call meeting to order
2. Roll call
3. Discuss and possibly vote to approve the following consent agenda items:
a. Minutes from May 8, 2012
b. Minutes from special meeting May 21, 2012
c. Accounts payable May 8, 2012 through June 12, 2012
d. Purchase a four-wheeler for approximately 3,000.00 dollars
4. Hear from Scott Neel on sewer grant project
Nothing is nicer that to get accolades from your peers for the job you do, just ask several members of the PDN staff. The Poteau Daily News was honored with several awards during the annual Oklahoma Press Associationâ€™s convention awards dinner June 8, at the Reed Center in Midwest City. During the awards dinner longtime PDN Business Manager, Paula Midgely, was inducted into the Quarter Century Club. The club is for those employees who have been in the newspaper business for 25 years or more with at least 10 of those years being with an Oklahoma
The Frisco Railroad line was once a vital part of the infrastructure of LeFlore County. Now, the rails are gone, but the trail remains. Stretching from Poteau to Wister, the remnants of the old rail line have become a trail frequented by walkers, runners, and bike riders. Unfortunately, however, the trail also became neglected and was soon a popular place to dump garbage. Poteau marathon runner Josh Snyder,
however, was not content to let the trail fall into disrepair and disuse.
A fundraiser is being planned for a local paramedic who is facing cancer
for the second time. Twenty-one-year-old LeFlore County Emergency Medical Service paramedic Anthony Stankewitz is, unfortunately, no stranger to cancer. According to EMS Director David Grovdahl, it was little more than a year ago when Stankewitz became light headed while responding to an emergency. Doctors found that Stankewitz had a large mass in his chest cavity. The mass was so big that it was