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April 23rd, 2012
More than 30 spellers comprising ten teams gathered to compete at the annual Literacy Council of LeFlore County Adult Spelling Bee Thursday night. The annul event is held has fund raiser for the Literacy Council of LeFlore County. This years winners were the Super Sats sponsored by Southern Star, Inc. Each of the winners received a trophy and door prizes were awarded throughout the night.
As required by Section 311, Title 25 of the Oklahoma Statutes, notice is hereby given that Independent School District No.I-007 will hold a Special Board Meeting on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 6 p.m. The place and street address of this meeting will be the Board of Education Room at the Central Offices, 603 East Pryor Avenue, Pocola, Oklahoma, 74902.
MOMENT OF SILENCE
I. Regular business (Call meeting to order and record members present)
II. Executive session
An area family may soon have a cure for their son's debilitating neurological disorder.
When Brett Brown was born, he appeared to be a normal and healthy baby boy, but by the time he was six months old, his parents began to notice that Brett was not developing as quickly as he should.
Doctors initially diagnosed Brett with cerebral palsy. However, when Brett was two years old, a therapist talking with Brett's family correctly diagnosed Brett with Angelman's Syndrome, a neruo-genetic disorder.
In the retirement story on the front page of the Wednesday, April 18, edition of PDN it was incorrectly stated that Rob Seale and Jim Noggle farewell reception would be held today. The retirement party is scheduled from noon until 2 p.m. at the Poteau City Hall on Friday, April 27. PDN regrets this error.
This week the Poteau Daily News family welcomed its newest member to our office.
Robert Shearon has been named to the publisher's position at PDN and began undertaking his duties this week.
"I'm very excited about the opportunity to be the publisher of the Poteau Daily News," Shearon said. "Poteau seems to be a really progressive community with a lot of great things going on."
Two of Poteau's longest employed police officers, Rob Seale and Jim Noggle, have retired from the force and will be honored during a farewell gathering at Poteau City Hall Friday.
April is National Autism Awareness Month-an opportunity to educate the public about autism and issues within the autism community.â€¨
â€¨According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the prevalence in autism has risen to one in every 88 births in the US today. The Autism Society states that approximately 1.5 million Americans are currently living with the effects of the autism spectrum disorder.â€¨
LeFlore County isn't any different than any other part of the U.S. and there are a number of families who deal with the autism spectrum on a daily basis.
A local business is recovering after armed assailants
assaulted the clerk and robbed them Wednesday morning.
According to Heavener Assistant Chief of Police
Lester English, three people entered the Selecito Market
Wednesday at approximately 9:45 a.m. wearing face
masks, brandishing handguns and demanding money
from the clerk. The men then fled the scene with an
undisclosed amount of cash.
The store had a functioning surveillance system
which recorded the robbery and police have since
reviewed the footage in attempts to identify the suspects.
The Emergency Crisis Mass Casualty Drill involving the CASC and KTC campus scheduled for this afternoon has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 18 because of todayâ€™s weather.
A murder investigation is ongoing in LeFlore County after a Fort Smith woman was found dead inside her car Monday morning.
According to LeFlore County Sheriff Bruce Curnutt, the department received a call about a possible homicide at 3:46 a.m. Monday morning after a passerby stopped to check on a vehicle parked in the middle of McGinnis Lane near Fort Coffee.