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May 19th, 2014

TCSB awarded transportation bid

May 19, 2014

A $640,000 transportation bond passed by voters to benefit the Poteau School District has been bid and voted on by the Board of Education.
The Community State Bank was one of four banks who submitted a bid to finance the bond. They provided the lowest interest rate and were approved by the board.

Thor's Hammer

May 19, 2014

County commissioners hold weekly meeting

May 19, 2014

The LeFlore County Commissioners will hold their regular weekly meeting at 9 a.m. today {May 19] at the LeFlore County Courthouse.

Local choir makes state grade

May 19, 2014

The Treble Choir of the Cavanal Chorale received an honorable mention April 26 at the State Junior Music Festival held at Southern Nazarene University. They performed “Ubuntu” in the upper elementary ensemble competition. The choir is under the direction of Matthew Houston of Heavener.
The Poteau Musical Arts Society paid the entry fees for the students attending the state competition. The Poteau Musical Arts Society is a member of the Oklahoma and National Federation of Music Clubs.

May 16th

Historical lecture draws large crowd

May 16, 2014

A large number of people attended a lecture by Oklahoma Historical Society Director Bob Blackburn Friday afternoon at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
Blackburn was the guest speaker during the monthly First Friday luncheon hosted by the Poteau Chamber of Commerce.
Robert S. Kerr's impact on the county, state and nation as well as sustaining Kerr history were the main topics of Blackburn's speech.

State Historical Society director to speak at First Friday lunch

May 16, 2014

Oklahoma Historical Society Director Bob Blackburn will discuss the impact of Robert S. Kerr today [May 16] at noon during the Poteau Chamber of Commerce First Friday Lunch.
The event will be held at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center Salon B.
For more information call (918) 647-9178.

Centennial celebration underway

May 16, 2014

The LeFlore County Extension of OSU Extension Services office is celebrating its 100th anniversary today [May 16] from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Join the Extension for their special day at the annex building located behind the LeFlore County Courthouse in Poteau.

May 15th

Area students make SWOSU honor roll

May 15, 2014

A total of 1,187 students has been named to honor rolls at Southwestern Oklahoma State University for academic work during the 2014 spring semester on the Weatherford campus.
There were 486 students named to the President’s Honor Roll. An undergraduate student who earns all A’s in 12 or more hours during a semester qualifies for the President’s Honor Roll.
There were 701 students on the Dean’s Honor Roll. An undergraduate student who completes 12 semester hours with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher with no grade lower than “C” qualifies for the Dean’s Honor Roll.

Church garden completed with new angel

May 15, 2014

Pastor Tom Lackey of the Presbyterian Church at the corner of Witte and Clayton Streets in Poteau guides a new 4-foot angel being placed by Jake French Thursday morning [May 15]. The angel is nestled in the center of the large garden on the southeast side of the church.
PDN photo by Kim Ross

May 14th

Overwhelming turnout at benefit cookout

May 14, 2014

LeFlore County Sheriff Rob Seale and Panama Police Chief John Whiteaker try to keep up with the large number of people who ordered hamburgers and hotdogs during Wednesdays [May 14] benefit for 5-year-old Emma Mortenson, who was diagnosed with cancer.

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