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March 7th, 2014
The LeFlore County Sheriff's Department has released on Friday [March 7] more details in a Whitesboro house fire on Monday that led to the discovery of three bodies.
According to Sheriff Rob Seale, 57-year-old Edith Custard and 80-year-old Lawrence Schlienz were murdered by Jacob Custard, 30, who then took his own life after setting fire to the house.
Emma Ann Burgess, 4, would like to announce the engagement and marriage of her mother, Jesse laAnn Loomis to James Benjamin Johnson.
Family and friends are invited to share in their special day.
James and Jesse will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 5 p.m. at the Green Country Cowboy Church in Poteau.
The groom is the son of Jesse and Brenda Johnson of Arkoma.
The bride is the daughter of Larry and Beverly Loomis of Wister.
A reception will follow.
Ed Burlingame's Pride Amusements began getting rides ready Thursday [March 6] for tonight's grand opening. Gates open at 6 p.m.
The carnival is located in the vacant lot north of Car-Mart in Poteau.
Several items are slated to be discussed during the Poteau Board of Educations regular meeting Monday, March 10, at 6 p.m. at the Bert Corr Administration Building.
The 2014/15 school calendar will be discussed as well as an executive session that lists discussion on the purchase of land and discussion of the details of the superintendents contract.
Fort Sill Apache Tribe hosts a 100th anniversary event to commemorate the release from prisoner of war status of the Chiricahua and Warm Springs Apache Tribe, now known as the Fort Sill Apache Tribe.
The event will include a sunrise blessing, and an opening reception followed by a video showing and a former Tribal Princess reception.
WHO: Major General Mark McDonald
Commanding General, Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill
Representative Joe Dorman
Oklahoma House of Representatives
WHEN: Friday, March 7, 2014
Three people died in a house fire on Lennox Road near Whitesboro Monday afternoon.
The LeFlore County Sheriff's Department said names are not being released pending identification.
The Carl Albert State College Poteau and Sallisaw campuses, which planned to open at 11 a.m. today [March 4] will remain closed.
All other schools in LeFlore County also are closed.
The LeFlore County Courthouse is open.
At about 2 p.m. Monday [ March 3] area police warned that roads are becoming slushy but are almost immediately turning back to ice. The traction earlier provided by the gritty sleet is now becoming a mirror-like ice sheet on top of the already slick roads.
The LeFlore County Sheriff's Department is reporting roads throughout the county remain slick and hazardous. Motorists are encouraged to remain home unless it is an emergency.
Since 9 a.m. today [March 3] several vehicles have slid off the road and become stuck in the ditch.
Poteau police have had to help several drivers in the last few hours.
Although the sun is shining, temperatures are not expected to get above freezing so ice-free roads are not expected until tomorrow.