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July 16th, 2013

CNB warns of flamingo flocks invading Poteau tonight

July 16, 2013

Don't call the cops just yet, that isn't a prowler it's the pink flamingo flockers and you have just been flocked.
If you wake up and look out your window to find you are now the proud caretaker of a flock of flamingo's who have found their way into your yard, it isn't vandalism, it's a fundraiser for a good cause.
Employees with Central National Bank's north branch are raising proceeds for the LeFlore County Relay of Life cancer event to be held Sept. 7.

July 15th

CASC scholarship recipient named

July 15, 2013

Alonso Aquirre has been awarded the Eliza Kinkhead Bulgin Memorial Scholarship.
High School: Heavener.
Activities, Honors: U.S. History Award, Perfect Attendance Award.
Hobbies and Interests: Martial arts.

Prescribed burn area east of Haw Creek

July 15, 2013

National forest fire managers began a prescribed burn Saturday in the Walker Mountain area in Scott County, Ark., in the Ouachita National Forests.
About 212 acres are affected.
A prescribed fire is one is ignited by trained fire personnel under specified fuel and weather conditions to achieve specific resource objectives.
Daily prescribed fire updates can be found at: www.fs.usda.gov/ouachita or by calling 
1 (888) 243-1042.

Home and Community Education event hosted at PCC

July 15, 2013

LeFlore County will host a four-county Oklahoma Home and Community Education international lesson on Greece.
The event will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Poteau Church of Christ, Oklahoma Highway 112 North.
The menu will include hummus with pita bread, gyros, Greek salad and baklava.
Registration is $5 at the door, Chapters should notify LeFlore OHCE of expected total attendance by Aug. 13.
For more information, contact Danette Russell, OSU Extension educator, at (918) 647-8231.

Cox wins Choctaw Election

July 15, 2013

Delton Cox will remain the Choctaw Nation Councilman for District 4 for the next four years.
According to Saturday's election results, Incumbent Cox defeated his opponent, Richard Box 572 votes to 145. Cox took 79 percent of the votes.
In the District 9 race, Ted Garry Dosh beat Berdie Mae Williams, 1262-1018, winning by 11 percent.

July 12th

Virginia court upholds Oklahoma argument

July 12, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY – A decision this week by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals backs Oklahoma’s argument in the state’s health care case that it has the right to sue the federal government over the law’s large employer mandate.
The Virginia case involved whether Liberty University had “standing” to sue the federal government over the health care mandate and whether the Anti-Injunction Act applied to the case. The State of Oklahoma has argued the same issues in federal court in its lawsuit against an IRS rule that goes outside of the law.

Choctaw Nation gifts Salvation Army

July 12, 2013

A gift of $50,000 was presented to the Salvation Army from the Choctaw Nation to assist with ongoing relief efforts for victims of the tornados that ravaged the central Oklahoma area this Spring. The money was raised through a week of fuel sales and donations at the Choctaw Travel Plazas in southeast Oklahoma. Profits for that designated week’s gas sales were allocated for the disaster relief.   

Magic Archeologist a hit at Buckley

July 12, 2013

The Magic Archeologist visited Buckley Public Library Wednesday and showed the many surprises he had dug up in his explorations. In the afternoon Steve Crawford shared many sleight of hand actions with the teen Summer Reading Program participants. Buckley Summer Reading Programs are sponsored by Southeast Public Library System of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Institute of Museum and Library Studies and local sponsors. Programs will continue until July 31.

July 11th

UPDATE: Silver Alert canceled

July 11, 2013

The Woodward County Sheriff's Office has canceled a Silver Alert for Debra Bishop, 57. Bishop was last seen on the Fourth of July at about 7:30 a.m. leaving Durant, Okla., to head home to Woodward and has not been seen or heard from since.
Bishop has been located.

County recovers stolen property from strip pit

July 11, 2013

The LeFlore County Sheriff's Department and Panama Police were at a strip pit on Blue Goose Road near Bokoshe Thursday recovering stolen property that had been submerged in the water.
The property was found by a father and son fishing duo.
Undersheriff Kendall Morgan returned a stolen Polaris Razor to Panama while Panama Chief of Police John Whiteaker remained at the location searching for further stolen property.

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