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June 19th, 2014

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.

Deadline nears for Chamber golf tournament

June 11, 2014

Early bird registration is June 13.  Players who register by June 13 will receive a dry fit golfer shirt. The cutoff date for registration is June 20 at 5 p.m. 
Entries are accepted on a first paid, first served basis. Entry forms are attached or are  available by calling the Chamber of Commerce or visit our website at

June 10th

Carl Albert State College Regents Meeting Scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Today

June 10, 2014

Carl Albert State College will hold their Regents Meeting today, June 10, at the college campus in Poteau, at 1:00 p.m.

On the agenda will be budget expenses, tuition and other mandatory fees, employee considerations and the audit.

June 9th

Benefit dinner to help area couple

June 9, 2014

The Poteau First United Methodist Church, Heavener Masonic Lodge No. 154 and the Poteau Masonic Lodge No. 46 are hosting a benefit Spaghetti Dinner and pic auction Sunday, June 15 at the church located at 109 S. Harper in Poteau.
Proceeds from the dinner will help with medical costs as Dana Lee battles cancer.
The dinner is from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. and is $6 per plate for adults and $4 for children 10 and under.

Kiwanis Learn To Swim program kicks off Tuesday

June 9, 2014

The Poteau Kiwanis Club's "Learn To Swim" program is open to children of all ages. Classes will be held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday starting June 10 and concluding June 27.
Classes will be one hour in length and will be held at 9, 10 and 11 a.m.
For more information contact Twyman Pool at (918) 647-4491.

June 6th

LeFlore County under severe thunderstorm watch

June 6, 2014

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for LeFlore County until 12 p.m.
The storms, which currently are tracking east near Muskogee are resulting in severe thunderstorm warnings for areas currently being affected by the storms.
The line of severe weather stretches from the Oklahoma/Texas border north to the Kansas border.

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