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August 26th, 2014

Don't forget to vote

August 26, 2014

LeFlore County residents vote today [Aug. 26] on a proposed half-cent sales to support Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center.
Also on the ballot are Democratic runoffs for county assessor, state superintendent of education and U.S. Senate. There are no Republican races on the ballot.
Also, voters in Panama and Wister will decide school bond issues.
The hospital tax and school bond issues are non-partisan proposals.
Polling places will be open form 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

August 25th

Authority to consider Oklahoma Capitol bonds

August 25, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority is scheduled to consider a $120 million bond issue to pay for repairs and renovating of the state Capitol building.

The authority meets on Monday to consider seeking proposals for bond counsel and underwriters for the bond issue that was authorized by legislation signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin in May.

The legislation authorized a 10-year, $120 million bond issue for Capitol improvements.

Brave the Mud Run a success

August 25, 2014

Here are a few pictures taken during Saturday's [Aug. 23] Brave the Mud Run at LeFlore County Fairgrounds.
Proceeds benefit Women's Crisis Services of LeFore County.
Check out Tuesday's edition of the Poteau Daily News for more pictures and information about participants, winners and money raised by the event.

More pictures are attached below.

It's time for the Comedy Challenge

August 25, 2014

Check out LeFlore County Undersheriff Kendall Morgan in this week's [Aug. 25] comedy challenge.

Who got arrested?

August 25, 2014

The following people were booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center overnight. The information was gathered from the jail's daily roster and only shows booking information. Only those with a case number listed have been charged. Stay tuned each morning to see who was arrested overnight.
CF — criminal felony
CM— criminal misdemeanor
FD — family docket such as child support
For more information about an arrestee, you can search by name or case number on www.ODCR.com or www.OSCN.net.

Aug. 22

August 22nd

Dr. John Montgomery Scholarship Banquet slated for Saturday

August 22, 2014

The third annual Dr. John Montgomery Scholarship Banquet, hosted by LeFlore County Branch NAACP, is slated for this weekend.
The banquet will start at 6 p.m. Saturday [Aug. 23] at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
Tickets are available at the Poteau Chamber of Commerce.
Adults are $25 and youths 17 and younger are $15. Corporate tables also are available.
This year's guest speaker is Dr. Paul Beran, chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith..

Time to Brave the Mud

August 22, 2014

The second annual Brave the Mud Run is set for 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at the LeFlore County Fairgrounds.
“Last year’s mud run reached well beyond our expectations. We raised over $12,000 for the shelter because of the overwhelming response we received,” said Glenda Wise, race director. All profits will go directly to the Leflore County Women’s Crisis Services.

Poteau Fire fights large blaze

August 22, 2014

Poteau Fire responded to a large grass fire, including a hay bailer that was engulfed in flames, on old Oklahoma Highway 112 near Double Branch Church Friday about 2:30 p.m.
PDN photo by Amanda Corbin

2nd case of West Nile confirmed in Oklahoma

August 22, 2014

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Health officials in Tulsa have confirmed a second human case of the potentially fatal West Nile virus in Oklahoma this year.

The Tulsa Health Department confirmed the case on Thursday. The first confirmed case was in July in Major County.

Few details about the persons infected have been released, other than that both are over the age of 50.

There were 84 cases of West Nile virus in Oklahoma last year, including eight deaths.

Who got arrested?

August 22, 2014

The following people were booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center overnight. The information was gathered from the jail's daily roster and only shows booking information. Only those with a case number listed have been charged. Stay tuned each morning to see who was arrested overnight.
CF — criminal felony
CM— criminal misdemeanor
FD — family docket such as child support
For more information about an arrestee, you can search by name or case number on www.ODCR.com or www.OSCN.net.

Aug. 20

Roxanne Gross, domestic abuse; $2,000 bond

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