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August 27th, 2014

One killed in accident near Smithville

August 27, 2014

A 19-year-old Springdale, Ark., man is dead after he was thrown from the vehicle he was riding in.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Tom Wutkan was a passenger in a 2002 Chevy SUV at about 10:36 a.m. Sunday when the accident happened.
The Chevy, driven by Souvenir Kabua, 19, of Springale was southbound on U.S, Highway 259 about two miles west of Smithville, when the vehicle went off the left side of the road, struck a guardrail and overturned two and one-half times.

VIDEO: Big 12 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Montage

August 27, 2014

VIDEO: Big 12 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Montage
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has raised nearly $80 million over the last month. These viral videos have been sweeping Big 12 campuses, as administrators and coaches have been heavily involved in raising awareness and money.

Who got arrested?

August 27, 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. 26

Scott Piovesan, FD-99-064; $31,714 cash bond

August 26th

Hospital tax, school bond issues, Cockburn prevail

August 26, 2014

With all precincts reporting, LeFlore County voters overwhelmingly approved a half-penny sales tax to support Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center.
In unofficial results, the tally was 5,246 to 1,584, or a 76.8 percent margin in favor of the proposal.
In the LeFlore County Assessor's race, Brenda Cockburn beat Mindy White, 3,074 to 2,194 — a 58.4 percent margin.
Voters in Panama and Wister passed school bond issues.
The Wister vote was 411 to 206 — a 66.6 percent approval margin.
The Panama proposal had 64.7 percent of votes, 301 yes to 170 no.

Who got arrested?

August 26, 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. 25

Keith Alan Grace II, public intoxication; $300 bond

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.

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