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May 14th, 2014
LeFlore County Sheriff Rob Seale and Panama Police Chief John Whiteaker try to keep up with the large number of people who ordered hamburgers and hotdogs during Wednesdays [May 14] benefit for 5-year-old Emma Mortenson, who was diagnosed with cancer.
Al Hobaugh, chairman of the Cherokee West Genealogy Research and Development Association, will return to Poteau to conduct a free genealogy workshop May 27 at Kiamichi Technology Center.
Hobaugh said a similar workshop last drew a large attendance and led to a request for another one this year.
A free handout will be provided at the class. The three-hour workshop will start in the seminar room at 6 p.m. with the first 30 minutes being used as history class on the Western Cherokee Nation.
For more information call (918) 339-6333 or visit www.westerncherokees.com.
Kay Thomas, representing the Poteau Women's League, presents a $250 check to Nancy Hamlin, head librarian at Patrick Lynch Public Library. The donation is for Carole Gill, children's librarian,Â to use toward expenses in the upcoming Summer Reading Program. The Poteau Women's League support the Summer Reading Program annually.
The National Weather Service issued a flood warning Monday [May 10] lasting until Wednesday afternoon for parts of LeFlore County.
Areas under the warning are predominantly along the Poteau River.
More than 500 Carl Albert State College students received their degrees or certificates of completion during graduation ceremonies Friday night. Seventeen of the graduates received two degree or certificates and 235 students graduated with honors.
More than 400 runners and walkers are making the 5-mile trek to the top of the World's Highest Hill today [May 10, 9:40 a.m.] during the 7th annual Cavanal Killer.
The race started in the 400 block of Hughes Drive in Poteau at 9:30 a.m.
A LeFlore County jury returned a guilty verdict Friday [May 9] afternoon in the trial of Raymond Larry Nichols, 61, of Cameron.
Nichols shot Poteau business owner Joe Neff then disposed of his body in a Pocola strip pit in 2009.
The trial began Wednesday.
The LeFlore County Detention Center Trust approved laying off 10 employees due to financial issues caused by the loss of state-reimbursed inmates costs.
The jail lost about two-thirds of its annual budget after the Department of Corrections removed county-housed state inmates back to state prisons.
The layoffs reportedly began Thursday [May 8].
The LeFlore County Public Building Authority announced Thursday [May 8] they would hold a special meeting Monday, May 12, at 8:45 at the courthouse.
The board is set to discuss reimbursing the LeFlore County Detention Center for building related expenses.
The second day [May 8] of the Raymond Larry Nichols murder trial is underway as expert witnesses take the stand for the prosecution.
Nichols is accused of the 2009 slaying of Joe Neff, of Poteau.
Testimony was heard from an Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Forensic expert, a District Attorney's Investigator and an owner of an area pawn shop.
Testimony is expected to be heard from the Oklahoma Medical Examiners Office later today.