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June 23rd, 2014

2 injured in weekend accident

June 23, 2014

Two men were injured at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning after the car they were in left the road and struck the Santa Fe Trail Rail Road.
The accident happened at the Kerr Mansion and old U.S. Highway 271 intersection near Poteau.
The driver was thrown from the car and flown by medical helicopter to an Arkansas hospital.
The passenger also was injured and was taken by LeFlore County EMS to a Fort Smith, Ark., hospital.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol investigated the accident.

June 20th

Calender of Events

June 20, 2014

• June 21 — Clothing and household goods giveaway, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pocket Park on Dewey Avenue. To donate, contact Darleen Seaman, (918) 208-7685, or Melissa Clark, (918) 839-6270.
— Persons with ground flowers at Howe Cemetery are asked to remove them by today so mowing can resume.
— Talimena Rally, registration 10 a.m., Talihina Visitors Center.
— Summer solstice guided walks, 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center. Info: (918) 962-2062.
— LeFlore County Round-Up Club play day, Cecil Leachman Arena, Heavener. Info: Frank Mode, (918) 839-0330

LeFlore County under significant weather advisory

June 20, 2014

The National Weather Service has issued a significant weather advisory [ 3 p.m. June 20] for LeFlore County. Strong storms will affect the area until 3:30 p.m.
The storms will be capable of producing strong wind gusts and dime size hail

Convicted murderer returns to court

June 20, 2014

Christopher Kenyon Simpson, convicted of the 2013 Easter Sunday double slaying of 20-year-old Ka'Loni Flynn and her unborn child.
Flynn was found shot to death in her car on McGinnis Lane near Spiro.
Simpson's court appearance today [June 20] at 1:30 p.m. in the LeFlore County Courthouse is in regard to his appeal at the state level.
Simpson was convicted in October and given two life sentences in November.

June 19th

Blood donors sought

June 19, 2014

The Oklahoma Blood Institute will hold a blood drive Friday, June 20, at Walmart in Poteau.
You can donate from 1-4:30 p.m.

Adult Learning Center celebrates graduation

June 19, 2014

Tara Engetschwiler was one of 53 students to accept their GED during graduation ceremonies Tuesday [June 17] night at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
The students completed their studies at the Adult Learning Center in Poteau.

Traffic delayed due to accident

June 19, 2014

Traffic was delayed Friday [June 19] at about 3:30 p.m. as Rock Island Police, Pocola Police and Oklahoma Highway Patrol investigate a four-car accident near backbone mountain.
No other information is available at this time.

June 12th

Two businesses celebrate joining chamber

June 12, 2014

R&R Animal Chiropractic in Shady Point will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. today [June 12]. They are located on U.S. Highway 59.
Also Cavanal Tire and Auto will host a ribbon cutting today [June 12] at 11:30 a.m. at their new business across from Walls where G&G Tire previously was.

Public invited to 'Meet the Candidates'

June 12, 2014

The Poteau Daily News and the Poteau Chamber of Commerce is hosting "Meet the Candidates" tonight [June 12] at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center in Poteau at 7 p.m.
Sixteen county, state and national candidates will take the stage during a public forum to answer questions about current issues.
The event is free and open to the public.

June 11th

Upcoming events

June 11, 2014

• June 11— Teens learn skills for surviving and thriving in a primitive environment, presented by Thomas Long, 11:30 a.m., Patrick Lynch Public Library Community Room.
— Needleworks summer program begins, 10 a.m., First Baptist Church. Info: (918) 649-0465 or (918) 647-3474.
• June 12 — Blood drive, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Rubin White Health Clinic.
— Greenhill Cemetery Association asks that flowers be picked by today.
— Kiwanis Club’s Learn-to-Swim Program, 9, 10, 11 a.m., Twyman Pool.
— Grand opening, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cavanal Tire and Auto, 2501 N. Broadway.

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