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August 26th, 2013

DEQ Recommends Caution on Lakes, Rivers and Streams

August 26, 2013

As the Labor Day holiday approaches, many Oklahomans may be planning a trip to one of the state’s lakes, rivers, or streams to enjoy swimming, boating, canoeing and other water activities. While the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) encourages Oklahomans to visit the state’s many natural water bodies, the agency reminds residents to be cautious.

August 23rd

Body found near Monroe

August 23, 2013

The body of a 46-year-old woman reported missing Monday was found Thursday near Monroe.
According to LeFlore County Undersheriff Kendall Morgan, the woman, whose name is being withheld at this time, was reported missing on Monday. Morgan said LeFlore County Sgt. Donnie Edwards and Deputy Randy Liles began investigating the missing person case and following leads into her disappearance, which led them to tracking her location by use of the global positioning system in her cell phone, Morgan said.

Sjoberg speaks about new school proposal

August 23, 2013

A LOOK AHEAD — Poteau Public Schools Superintendent Don Sjoberg, standing, talks to Poteau Kiwanis Club members at their weekly meeting Thursday at Western Sizzlin. Sjoberg discussed the need for a new high school building, and what it will take to make such an aspiration become reality. He did say that because of current facilities that the district is turning down transfer requests for students in pre-K and kindergarten, and is fearful that the same thing may happen at the high school level. School board members are considering a proposed $21.575 million bond issue for a new high school.

Wister man injured in accident

August 23, 2013

A Wister man was injured Wednesday morning after being thrown from his vehicle during an accident.
Christopher M. Copeland, 22, was driving a 2011 Chevy Silverado on U.S. Highway 283 about one mile north of Cheyenne in Roger Mills County in western Oklahoma when he fell asleep, according to the accident report.

August 21st

Relay for Life; Luminaria release scheduled in Poteau

August 21, 2013

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.

Mercy Me to perform in Poteau

August 21, 2013

Christian rockers Mercy Me, a multi-platinum award winning band, will perform in concert at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19.
"We have offered several shows at the DWRCC and this is the biggest one for the multi venue facility," said Mayor Jeff Shockley.
Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. today at the Poteau Chamber of Commerce, 201 S. Broadway, phone (918) 647-9178.

August 20th

Newest bull unveiled Monday

August 20, 2013

Steve Watson, owner of Watson Motor's, along with his hard working crew, stop to pose with their newest edition to the lot, their Poteau beautification bull. Teresa Farrington (Sign Diva), right, is the artist who has painted the bulls being placed in town.

"The Temptations" are coming to LeFlore County

August 20, 2013

POCOLA — Choctaw Casino Hotel in Pocola is welcoming legendary, award-winning entertainers The Temptations for concerts on Aug. 30 and 31 at 8 p.m. at the new CenterStage event venue.
Tickets for the performance are on sale now starting at $35 and can be purchased online at www.choctawcasinos.com/Pocola/Entertainment.aspx, by calling (800) 590-5825 or by visiting Choctaw Casino Hotel.

First case of West Nile virus reported in Oklahoma

August 20, 2013

The first case of West Nile virus in Oklahoma has been reported in an Oklahoma County resident.
LeFlore County Health Department officials encourage LeFlore County residents to take precautions to reduce the risk of contracting WNV, a mosquito-borne illness.

August 19th

"Titanic" sinks at cardboard boat race

August 19, 2013

Dave Grovdahl, director of LeFlore County EMS, survived the sinking of the "Titanic", a cardboard boat built to race during the weekend at Wister Lake. The event was hosted by the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department the the LeFlore County Dive Team.

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