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October 2nd, 2013

Local team takes second in triathlon

October 2, 2013

Team members Whitney Kirby, Hali Repass and Beth Phillips brought home medals for their second-place finish in the the Redman Triathalon held recently at Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City. About 30 LeFlore County residents participated in the event.
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Poteau Fire Department participates in 'Fill the Boot'

October 2, 2013

Firefighter Don Goforth talks to a motorist at Broadway and Dewey on Saturday while collecting donations for the Fill the Boot campaign for Jerry's Kids. ±Other firefighters at the intersection included Fred Hardesty, Joe Wiles and Charles Goodman. Other crews manned different locations throughout Poteau.
PDN photo by Ken Milam

Wear purple in support of domestic abuse victims

October 2, 2013

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and events are scheduled to help boost public awareness of the important topic.
The month-long emphasis kicks off on Thursday with “Wear Purple Day”. Everyone is encouraged to wear purple to show support for victims and survivors of domestic violence. Also Thursday is a press conference and awards ceremony at the State Capitol in Oklahoma City.

September 26th

Jury convicts Simpson on two counts of murder

September 26, 2013

Breaking news:
The jury in the case of accused murderer Christopher Simpson returned a guilty verdict on two counts of murder. The jury announced its decision tonight (Thursday) shortly before 6. The jury recommended Simpson get life without parole.
Formal sentencing will be held Nov. 8 at 11 a.m.
Simpson was accused in the April 8, 2012, shooting death of 20-year-old Ka'Loni Flynn and her unborn child.

September 25th

BREAKING NEWS: CASE GOES TO JURY - Accused murderer takes the witness stand Wednesday

September 25, 2013

Breaking news:
The jury in the case of accused murderer Christopher Simpson began deliberations about 11 a.m.

With the culmination of the state's presentation of trial evidence in the murder of 20-year-old Ka'Loni Flynn, the defense called multiple witnesses, the last being accused murder Christopher K. Simpson.
Simpson is accused in the April 8, 2012, shooting death of Flynn and her unborn child. Wednesday marked the fifth day of the trial.

September 23rd

Suddenlink holds customer appreciation day

September 23, 2013

Wesley McDonald, a broadband technician for Suddenlink, prepares a hamburger for Rhett Sulser of Poteau as part of Suddenlink’s annual customer appreciation event. Customers were invited to come by the company’s Poteau office for free hamburgers and hotdogs on Monday. Also on hand for the event were Suddenlink plant manager Perry Miller (behind McDonald) and customer service representative Pamela Hammerton (not pictured).

Spiro FUMC to host car show and breakfast

September 23, 2013

The dictionary defines them as “a thin cake made of batter, poured on a hot, greased skillet and cooked on both sides until brown."
You may have called them griddle cakes, flapjacks, an excuse for lots of syrup — maybe even pancakes. Whatever you call them, they will be great breakfast eating on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 7 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Spiro First United Methodist Church.
And that's just the start of a fun- and food-filled day as the annual Car and Arts and Crafts Shows get underway.

September 20th

Food, music, fun to benefit Radley O'Neal

September 20, 2013

Friends are coming together to stage a fundraiser for the family of Radley O'Neal, a Hartford, Ark., first-grader who is undergoing cancer treatments.
The barbecue dinner — including live music, games and a silent auction — will be held from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Hartford fire station. Dinner will be $5.
Radley has been diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma — cancer of the connective tissue. He is the son of Kendall and Vanessa Black O’Neal and the grandson of Gary and Mary Radley and Jack and Brenda Sweeten.

Panama man gets life in father's slaying

September 20, 2013

A Panama man accused of murdering his father will spend more than 50 years behind bars after a court appearance Wednesday afternoon.
Timothy Rue Lockaby, 51, was charged with first-degree murder in the hanging and beating death of his 77-year-old father, Arlen "Buck" Lockaby, in March.

Double murder trial began Thursday

September 20, 2013

The fate of accused double murderer Christopher Kenyon Simpson lies in the hands of nine women and three men after jury selection concluded and opening statements were heard Thursday.
Simpson is accused in the 2012 death of 20-year-old Ka'Loni Flynn and her unborn child.
On Thursday morning, jury selection got underway in LeFlore County District Court and by 3 p.m., 12 county residents took their places to hear testimony in the murder trial.

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