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August 5th, 2014

VIDEO: Oklahoma Media Day

August 5, 2014

VIDEO: Oklahoma Media Day

August 4th

Nicholas Graves returns home from second tour of duty in Afghanistan

August 4, 2014

Total joy, love and gratitude were evident to all as Combat Medic Army Spc. Nicholas Benton Graves was welcomed home to Ft. Drum, N.Y. from his second deployment to Afghanistan, Monday, July 28. There to greet  Graves was his wife, Army veteran Tracie Copeland Graves, from Poteau, his son Ben Graves and daughter Alexis Graves. Welcoming from afar are his family, friends and grateful nation.

Photo and information submitted by Karen Benton

Poteau City Council Meeting set for 7 p.m. [Aug. 4]

August 4, 2014

The Poteau City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, August 4 at the Poteau City Hall at 111, Peters St., in Poteau, Oklahoma, for a regularly scheduled meeting.

On agenda will be the presentation of service pins to Larry Wann and Gary Billings, as well as several ordinance and annex changes, along with an update on the Kelly Lane trailers cleanup.

Child Support collects nearly $1 million a day for children and families in SFY 2014

August 4, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) Child Support Services (CSS) collected $362,470,719 on behalf of children and families between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014, a new collections record. That is an average of $993,070.46 per day in State Fiscal Year 2014.

“It is impressive, and we are very proud to have reached this new record,” said CSS Director Gary W. Dart. “But for those for whom we have been unable to collect, we know it is not enough. We will continue our efforts until every child receives the court-ordered support he or she is entitled to.”

August 3rd

BREAKING NEWS: Bomb squad called to Choctaw Travel Plaza in Poteau

August 3, 2014

Poteau Police,Choctaw Tribal and Oklahoma Highway Patrol currently are at the Choctaw Travel Plaza in Poteau after receiving information about a possible bomb.
The OHP bomb squad just arrived on location (Aug. 3 7:59 P.M.)
More information will be released when available.

August 1st

Upcoming weekend events

August 1, 2014

Aug. 2
— Concert Under the Stars, Beer and Chicken Band, 8 p.m., Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
— Howe Fire Department garage sale to raise funds to buy equipment, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
— Clothing giveaway, all sizes, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Assembly of God, Shady Point.
— Skate Reation and the Maidens of Mayhem Roller Derby Team fundraising late-night skate “Back to school Bash,” 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. Admission $10 plus skate rental.
— LeFlore County Round-Up Club play day, Cecil Leachman Arena, Heavener. Info: Frank Mode, (918) 839-0330.

Pervasive Parenting Center to host IEP training

August 1, 2014

The Pervasive Parenting Center is working with the Oklahoma Parents Center to host an Individualized Education Program training Thursday, Aug. 28, at 6 p.m. at Carl Albert State College in Sallisaw.
Ginger Jaggers of the Oklahoma Parents Center will present the training. The event will last about three hours and cover issues involved with obtaining IEP and 504 goals.

Town changed, even with girls' killer behind bars

August 1, 2014

WELEETKA, Okla. (AP) — Folks once settled in this sleepy central Oklahoma town to get away from the crime and hubbub of big-city life. Many residents didn't bolt their doors or draw their shades at night. Most here never worried about people like Kevin Sweat.

Oklahoma agency may have to vote again issues

August 1, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Members of a new state agency charged with overseeing Oklahoma's system for compensating injured workers may have to vote again on several issues because of possible violations of a law requiring certain state meetings to be held in public, an attorney general's office spokesman said Friday.
Attorney General Scott Pruitt's office has fired an attorney assigned to the Workers' Compensation Commission and is reviewing previous actions by the three-member panel to determine if any other remedial action needs to be taken, said Pruitt spokesman Aaron Cooper.

July 31st

City street sweeper involved in accident

July 31, 2014

Poteau Police are investigating [July 31 11:15 a.m.] a two car accident at the intersection of Grady and South Saddler. One of the vehicles is the Poteau City street sweeper. One person was being treated for injuries. Further information will published in the Friday edition of the Poteau Daily News.

PDN photo by Kim Ross

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