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June 9th, 2015
Panama voters have less than four hours left to cast their ballot in the Panama Municipal Election ending at 7 p.m. today [June 9].
Five candidates are on the ballot after the April results were ruled illegal in District Court.
Catholic Charities is seeking donations for their food bank. The organization serves all churches in LeFlore County. For this month, a total of 376 meals were served, feeding 149 families. Foods needed include canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned meats, peanut butter, jelly, crackers and rice. Central National Bank of Poteau is accepting donations at their business or you can call (918) 810-5123 for delivery or pickup information.
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EUFAULA, Okla. (AP) â€” The bodies of two men who have been missing since they attended a music festival in Pryor two weeks ago have been found in a lake.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports 20-year-old Cody Parrick and 20-year-old Ben Barrar were found Sunday night inside a vehicle submerged at the Onapa boat ramp on Lake Eufaula (yoo-FAW'-luh) in McIntosh County.
Troopers say they responded to a call about a submerged car around 7:40 p.m.
The bodies have been taken to the state medical examiner's office.
Here is a look back at Aug. 23, 1973 in the archives of the Poteau Daily News.
See attachments for additional pictures.
You'll be dying to try these 16 different kinds of delicious donuts!
Here are a few fun facts for today [June 4]
Facts About World Records
The fastest bird is the peregrine falcon. It can fly at a speed of 168-217 miles per hour.
Hans Langseth had the longest beard at a record length of 17 1/2 feet long! When he died, his beard was given to the Smithsonian Institute.
The deadliest disease was the pneumonic form of the Black Death of 1347-1351. It had death rate of 100%.
Here is a list of upcoming events in Poteau as provided by the Poteau Chamber of Commerce:
June 4 â€“ Relay for Life Meeting â€“ Poteau City Hall, 5:30pm
June 5 â€“ Sugarloaf Mountain Films presents OKIEWOOD â€“ Free Admission, 7pm, DWRCC
June 6 â€“ Kill the Hill Bicycle Challenge â€“ https://www.usacycling.org/register/2015-1360
June 6 â€“ SUMMER CONCERT SERIES â€“ Woodshed - DWRCC â€“ 8pm
June 6 â€“ Native Pollinator Workshop, 9am â€“ 3pm, Kerr Center 24465 Kerr Rd; To Register: http://kerrcenter.com/news-and-events 918-647-9123
June 6, 7 â€“ Wolf Ridge Invitational 2 Man Scramble â€“ FMI 918-*647-2582
A Clayton man died Monday morning after driving through barricades marking a road closed due to flood waters.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, 73-year-old Benjamin Morris drove his 2009 Chevy pickup through flooded waters crossing Oklahoma Highway 87 southeast of Tom in McCurtain County. The vehicle stalled and Morris attempted to get out of the truck. OHP reported Morris was overcome by the rising water and drowned.
Poor Boy Livestock Auction in Wister was destroyed by fire early Tuesday [June 2] morning.
Wister, Howe, Fanshawe and Poteau Fire Departments all responded to the blaze.
The cause of the fire still is under investigation.
Due to the ongoing investigation, the property, which was set to be sold at 10 a.m. today [June 2] during a Sheriff's Sale at the LeFlore County Sheriff's Office will not be sold after the cancellation of the sale, according to Undersheriff Kendall Morgan.