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August 29th, 2013

Truck, trailer roll on U.S. 271

August 29, 2013

A truck pulling a trailer loaded with a car traveling east on U.S. highway 271 west of Pocola lost control Thursday afternoon causing it to jackknife, according to emergency responders. Fire personnel said the truck left the roadway and rolled over. No one was inured in the accident.
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Smithville student recipient of Neff Scholarship

August 29, 2013

James Pollard, 35, of Smithville was named the 2013 recipient of the Joe Neff Memorial Welding Scholarship at the Kiamichi Technology Center in Poteau on Thursday. Pollard is a second year welding student and received a 225 Lincoln Ranger welder from the scholarship committee. From left: Dennis Thomas, Scott Griffis speaking, Woody Wood, Charles Loomis, Mike Poor and Pollard.
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Cowboy concert venue changed

August 29, 2013

Due to the expected heat Saturday, organizers have decide the Cowboy Concert won't take place under the stars as planned, but inside the community building at Heavener Runestone Park.
The show will start at 7:30 p.m.
Featured acts are Gatlin and Hoffpauir and Larry Spears with John Williams and Craig Skinner.
Admission is $5, free for 14 and younger.
Limited refreshments will be available for $1, so spectators may bring their own goodies, according to organizer Mike Kennerson.

August 28th

Upcoming benefit events

August 28, 2013

POTEAU RELAY FOR LIFE

All cancer survivors are invited to take part as special guests in the opening ceremonies of the LeFlore County Relay for Life on Sept. 7 at Costner Stadium.
Survivors and their caregivers are ask to arrive around 5:30 p.m. and register in the survivors are for refreshments and fellowship, organizers said.
They also are invited to take part in the commemorative survivor lap that begins every Relay for Life.
Teams of fundraisers remain through the night, with at least one member walking the track. The top fundraisers are recognized.

Police search for driver who reportedly fled from accident

August 28, 2013

Members of the Poteau Police Department and the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department searched for the driver involved in a single car accident on Old Oklahoma highway 112 Wednesday about 4 p.m. Poteau police said a man believed to be the driver of the vehicle was seen by witnesses running into nearby woods just after the accident happened. Oklahoma Highway Patrol investigated the accident.
PDN photo by Kim Ross

Cyclist injured in Heavener accident

August 28, 2013

A man on a bicycle was injured Wednesday afternoon after he was struck by a Maroon SUV. According to Heavener Police, the man was traveling north on U.S. highway 59 and was struck by the southbound SUV at an intersection near Marvin's IGA. Police said they are still investigating the accident. The injured man was taken to the hospital with head, neck and leg injuries.
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Country music legend to perform in Poteau

August 28, 2013

Country music legend Gene Watson will perform at the Donald W. Reynolds Center in Poteau on Nov. 2.
Doors will be open to the public at 6:00 pm with concert starting at 7:30 pm. All proceeds will benefit Heavener Runestone Park to help keep it open and free for the public.

August 27th

Fire burns remains of Arena Steakhouse

August 27, 2013

The Poteau Fire Department responded to a fire Tuesday afternoon at the previously fire-destroyed Arena Steakhouse. For the second time, the restaurant caught fire, sending smoke and flames into the sky. The building was being torn down after it was destroyed by fire in April 2011. No one was injured in the blaze.

Expo organizers host student contest

August 27, 2013

Organizers of the 2013 Eastern Oklahoma Emergency Expo are challenging children grades 1-12 one of three emergency themed contests.
Children grades 1-4 are encouraged to enter the "How to be Prepared" poster contest. The poster should display preparedness in the event of an emergency.
The top three posters in each grade will be awarded Walmart gift cards.
Students grades 5-8 can participate in an exhibit contest. The topic of the contest must be centered around the "You can be the Hero" 2013 National Preparedness Month.

Poteau man hospitalized after deer attack

August 27, 2013

A Poteau man was seriously injured Tuesday morning after he was attacked by a deer during his daily walk.
According to LeFlore County Sheriff Rob Seale, 75-year-old Larry Lontz was walking on Monks Drive in the ABM addition north of Poteau at about 6:30 a.m. when the attack occurred.
Seale said an 8-point buck with an orange collar charged Lontz, goring him in the neck, abdomen and arm. A passerby stopped to help Lontz who was still being attacked by the deer. Seale said the person was able to scare the deer away and call for help.

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