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June 5th, 2014

Gardens finally take off

June 5, 2014

Randy Frazier is almost hidden by a giant squash leaf in his garden.
Photo submitted by Brittany Frazier

June 3rd

Choctaw Nation Healthcare Blood Drive Scheduled for Wednesday

June 3, 2014

Each donor at the Choctaw Nation Healthcare blood drive with Oklahoma Blood Institute will receive two admissions to the Tulsa Zoo.

Anyone who is 16 years and older is urged to donate Wednesday, June 4, from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Blood donors can feel good, knowing they are saving lives of community members with their donations at the Choctaw Nation Healthcare blood drive.  Donors with Oklahoma Blood Institute exclusively provide blood needed by all patients in the Choctaw Nation Health Care System and some 150 others across the state.

Red Oak Youth Baseball to Hold Benefit Spagetti Dinner

June 3, 2014

Family, friends and Red Oak youth will be hosting a spaghetti dinner on Sunday, June 8 from`11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Red Oak School Cafeteria.

The dinner will be donation only and will include an all-you-can-eat Spaghetti dinner, as well as homemade dessert.

Proceeds will benefit the Red Oak 12 and under Baseball team.

The Red Oak 12 and under ball team will be competing in the AA World Series in Gulf Shores, Ala., the first week of July.

Takeout will be available. Delivery will be available in Red Oak.

June 2nd

Democratic Fish Fry at Victor Landing Saturday Evening

June 2, 2014

May 30th

Don't miss the weekend events

May 30, 2014

Saturday, May 31 —

Kids Fishing Derby, 9 a.m. to noon, free lunch noon to 1 p.m., Heavener City Park pond. Info: (918) 658-5790 or (918) 721-2009.

Yard sale to benefit LeFlore County chapter of Disabled American Veterans, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., DAV headquarters, U.S. Highway 59 north of Poteau.

Dance featuring Terry and the Executives, 8 p,m to midnight, $5, Spiro Eagles Aerie. All proceeds go to charity. Info: (918) 962-3035.

Blood drive, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center.

Get your EdZOOcation next week

May 30, 2014

“Animal Tales,”  presented by Animal EdZOOcation will be sponsored by Patrick Lynch Public Library but held in the Black Box Theater of the Donald Reynolds Community Center on Wednesday, June 4, at 10 a.m.  Children are asked to arrive early for registration.  More information is available by calling (918) 647-4444.

Two men stabbed; one critical

May 30, 2014

Two men stabbed multiple times Thursday night were hospitalized, one in critical condition, the other later released.
According to Heavener Police, at about 11:43 p.m. they responded to a fight involving several people at 607 E. First Street.
When they arrived they found 58-year-old Charles Poynter Jr. and Jerette Goforth, 24, suffering from multiple stab wounds, according to police.
Goforth was taken to a Fort Smith, Ark., hospital by LeFlore County Emergency Medical Services and is listed in critical condition, according to Heavener Police.

May 29th

LeFlore County man jailed after girlfriend found dead

May 29, 2014

According to Tahlequah Police Chief Nate King, Scott Garrett, 30, of Poteau, was arrested early Thursday in connection to a reported assault by his girlfriend who was found dead Wednesday evening.
Brandy Racchelle Ellenburg-Baggs, 34, was found dead in her apartment by a friend at about 9 p.m. Wednesday, according to police. Police are investigating her death as suspicious.
Scott was arrested at about 2 a.m. today [May 29] in LeFlore County for the alleged assault of Ellenburg on Tuesday.

Jail administrator faces layoff at special meeting

May 29, 2014

The LeFlore County Detention Center Public Trust will hold a special meeting today [May 29] at 1 p.m. in the county commissioner board room of the courthouse.
Jail Administrator Claude Jones is on the agenda to possibly be laid off and an interim administrator appointed.

May 27th

Poteau City Council calls special meeting

May 27, 2014

The Poteau City Council has called a special meeting as well as a special meeting of the Public Works Authority beginning at 5:15 p.m. today [May 27] at city hall.
Items to be discussed include sign ordinance on city property and delinquent hotel taxes. Also listed on both agendas is the appearance of petitions from the audience.
City Hall is located at 111 Peters Street in Poteau.

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