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February 21st, 2013
Johnathen Don James Edward Thacker, 23, of Fort Smith, Ark., appeared in front of Special Judge Jeff Singer today for preliminary hearing for first degree murder.
Thacker is accused of taking part in the murder of Braina Ault on Sept.12, 2010. Ault was 22-years-old at the time of her death.
Thacker and his brother, Elvis Thacker, have been charged with first degree murder and forcible sodomy in connection with Ault's death.
The Parents of Autism meeting scheduled for tonight at Carl Albert State College in Poteau has been canceled.
Kodey Toney, a representative of the group, said the club will reschedule the Partners in Policymaking program.
In case of icy road conditions, Poteau Daily News carriers will attempt to deliver to subscribers. However, we do not ask our carriers to risk wrecking their vehicles and getting stranded in freezing temperatures.
If they can safely get down a subscriber's road, they will deliver the paper. If not, we ask that subscribers be patient. We will get the paper delivered as soon as possible.
â€” Melanie Potter,
Several area schools closed early today due to winter weather making travel hazardous.
Pocola Schools closed at 11:30 a.m.
Panama Schools are not closing early but will be closed Thursday
Wister Schools are closing at 1 p.m.
Shady Point Schools are closing at 12:15 p.m.
Other schools within the county are allowing parents to pick up children early but are not closing due to children who may not have someone at their home.
A new physician is joining the team at Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center in Poteau.
The board of trustees of the LeFlore County Hospital Authority unanimously agreed to enter into contract with Dr. Doug Duke, D.O., during its regular meeting Tuesday afternoon.
According to the National Weather Service, LeFlore County will remain under a winter weather advisory until noon Thursday.
Other counties included in the advisory are Cherokee, Adair, Creek, Wagoner, Tulsa, Rogers, Mayes, Pittsburg, Sequoyah, Latimer and Haskell. Sebastian County in Arkansas is also under advisory.
Poteau Health & Wellness Center will hold a grand opening and open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at 204 Wall Street, Suite A.
Teresa Huggins, CEO, will welcome guests, followed by an invocation given by Wayne Hoffman.
Special guest speaker will be Greta Stewart, executive director of the Oklahoma Primary Care Association.
Poteau Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:45.
Lunch will provided by The Community State Bank of Poteau, followed by tours of the facility.
Nicole Braddock Bromley of OneVoice Enterprises along with her mother, Cynthia Stiverson wish to â€śBreak the Silenceâ€ť by teaching victims of sexual abuse to speak out.
Organizers have postponed the 15th annual Trivia Night to benefit Special Olympics, according to Area 10 Director Randy Weaver.
"Due to some scheduling conflicts by some teams and key individuals needed to make this event successful, we felt this needed to be done.
"We are sorry for any inconveniences and thank you for your understanding," Weaver said.
Weaver said the annual fundraiser will be rescheduled for this fall.
For more information, contact Weaver at (918) 647-9231.
The Poteau Kiwanis Club will hold its annual pancake breakfast from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Bob Lee Kidd Civic Center.Â
The annual fundraiser helps the club provide many services to the youth of Poteau, including the Learn to Swim program and much more.Â
Tickets are available from Kiwanis Club members for $5 and will also be available at the door.Â
The breakfast features all-you-can eat pancakes, bacon, sausage, along with coffee, orange juice and milk.Â
For more information call (918) 647-4443.