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June 9th, 2015

DAILY FEATURE: Trending Tuesday

June 9, 2015

Here are a few trending topics for your Tuesday afternoon.

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June 8th

Bodies of Okmulgee men missing after rock festival found

June 8, 2015

EUFAULA, Okla. (AP) — 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.

DAILY FEATURE: Remember Then?

June 8, 2015

Here is a look back at Aug. 23, 1973 in the archives of the Poteau Daily News.
See attachments for additional pictures.

June 5th

VIDEO: 16 Donuts To Die For

June 5, 2015

You'll be dying to try these 16 different kinds of delicious donuts!

June 4th

DAILY FEATURE: Thursday Tidbits

June 4, 2015

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%.

Upcoming events in the area

June 4, 2015

Here is a list of upcoming events in Poteau as provided by the Poteau Chamber of Commerce:

June 4 – Relay for Life Meeting – Poteau City Hall, 5:30pm
June 5 – Sugarloaf Mountain Films presents OKIEWOOD – Free Admission, 7pm, DWRCC
June 6 – Kill the Hill Bicycle Challenge –
June 6 – SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – Woodshed - DWRCC – 8pm
June 6 – Native Pollinator Workshop, 9am – 3pm, Kerr Center 24465 Kerr Rd; To Register: 918-647-9123
June 6, 7 – Wolf Ridge Invitational 2 Man Scramble – FMI 918-*647-2582

June 2nd

One dead following attempt to cross flooded roadway

June 2, 2015

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.

UPDATE: Business destroyed by fire was set for Sheriff's Sale same day

June 2, 2015

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.

June 1st

Poteau Valley Improvement Authority meeting Tuesday

June 1, 2015

The Poteau Valley Improvement Authority will hold their regular meeting Tuesday, June 2 at Poteau City Hall.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m.

Agenda items include the following:

1. Read and approve minutes of the regular May 5 meeting.

2. Discussion and action on finance committee report
a) approval of monthly claims.
b) budget committee recommendation for FY 15-16 budget.

3. Discussion and action on FY 15-16 budget.

4. Manager's report.

5. Update on aeration equipment for Poteau tower.

6. Update on water shed.
a.) update on the Quarry Island Cove alum project.

Coach's resignation on Talihina School agenda

June 1, 2015

Talihina School Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. tonight [June 1] at the Board of Education Building on Isherwood Street.
Items to be discussed include Superintendent's Report, regular business and the resignation of the Junior High Boys Coach.

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