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June 24th, 2014
Local polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today [June 24].
Local races include LeFlore County Assessor and District 3 County Commissioner. All candidates in the local races are Democrat.
If no candidate gains a majority of the votes, a runoff will be be held Aug. 26.
Other races will decide Democratic and Republican nominees for the Nov. 4 general election, unless runoffs are needed.
Democrats will vote in three races besides the two county contests:
â€˘â€‚U.S. representative District 2 â€” Earl E. Everet and Joshua Harris-Till.
Bail was denied Monday for a Wister man accused of committing a string of drug-related crimes Saturday.
Gary E. Henderson, 36, was jailed in LeFlore County for attempting to elude an officer, two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, two counts of resisting arrest, tampering with evidence, possession of body armor, driving under the influence as well as more alleged criminal acts.
Early voting in Oklahomaâ€™s statewide primary election closed Saturday [June 21] and candidates are ramping up their campaigns in preparation of tomorrow's [June 24] day at the polls.
Polling places throughout the county will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
LeFlore County Democrats will vote in at least four races â€” county assessor, state superintendent of public instruction, U.S. senator (to fill Tom Coburnâ€™s unexpired term), and District 2 U.S. representative. In parts of the county, Democrats also will vote for District 3 county commissioner and District 1 state representative.
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.
â€˘â€‚June 21â€‚â€”â€‚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.
â€”â€‚Persons with ground flowers at Howe Cemetery are asked to remove them by today so mowing can resume.
â€”â€‚Talimena Rally, registration 10 a.m., Talihina Visitors Center.
â€”â€‚Summer solstice guided walks, 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center. Info: (918) 962-2062.
â€”â€‚LeFlore County Round-Up Club play day, Cecil Leachman Arena, Heavener. Info: Frank Mode, (918) 839-0330
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
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.
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.
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 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.