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November 9th, 2011
In a 3-2 vote members of the Pocola Board of Trustees voted to fire Police Chief Dale Fout Tuesday night in Pocola. In a surprise move the trustees then appointed former mayor, Les Morton who is a reserve deputy for the Sequoyah County Sheriff's Department, as the interim chief.
Conflicting items on the agenda for tonight's Pocola Board of Trustee's meeting should make for a lively event if nothing else. There is an item on the agenda to possibly terminate the employment of Police Chief Dale Fout and another employee named Liz Oden. Further down the agenda is an item to give several employees named a raise. Fout and Oden are also specifically listed under those items.
Clearly the items were placed on the agenda by different members of the board, and the meeting itself should make for an interesting one.
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
1100 AM CST TUE NOV 8 2011
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TULSA HAS ISSUED A
* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHERN LE FLORE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA
NORTHEASTERN PUSHMATAHA COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA
* UNTIL 1130 AM CST
* AT 1056 AM CST...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED 15 MILES SOUTHWEST OF WHITESBORO...MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.
SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TULSA HAS ISSUED A SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY EFFECTIVE UNTIL 1015 AM CST FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...
IN SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA EASTERN HASKELL... NORTHWESTERN LE FLORE AND NORTHEASTERN LATIMER
IN EAST CENTRAL OKLAHOMA CENTRAL SEQUOYAH
AT 931 AM CST... STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 8 MILES NORTHWEST OF STIGLER TO 8 MILES SOUTHWEST OF RED OAK... MOVING NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH.
Once again an earthquake shook the central part of Oklahoma so fiercely that LeFlore Countians felt their homes shake.
According to the Oklahoma Geological Survey, on Monday evening at 8:46 a 4.7 magnitude earthquake occurred 5.6 miles South East of Sparks, Okla. The tremor took place along the Wilzetta Fault which is also known as the Seminole Uplift.
Many people in LeFlore County report feeling the Monday night tremor.
LeFlore Countians felt a rumbling earlier tonight that was not from happy OU and OSU football fans, but from an earthquake!
The U.S. Geological survey has confirmed that an earthquake occurred at 10:53 CDT near Sparks, Okla. just east of Oklahoma City. Preliminary data suggests that the quake had a magnitude of 5.2 but may have been as strong as 5.8.
UPDATE: Authorities in Latimer county have announced that both girls were located and safe around 6 p.m.
Tracy Lake of Talihina awoke this morning just a little after 5 a.m. She got up like every morning and went to make coffee. She then went to wake up her daughter, Mercedes, 14, and her neice Rheil-lee, 13, but the girls were no where to be found. That's when she noticed that her door was half open.
It was first believed that the two girls snuck out during the night to hang out with friends, but none of their friends have seen them.
ACTION OF THE BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
The Board of County Commissioners, LeFlore County, State of Oklahoma, met in a Regular Business
Meeting on October 31, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. with Chairman Lance Smith presiding. Also present were Vice-Chairman Derwin Gist, Member Cebern Scott, County Clerk Kelli Ford and Assistant District Attorney Marion Fry.
The following action was taken by the board:
(1.) Chairman Lance Smith called meeting to order.
NOTICE AND AGENDA OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE
TRUSTEES OF THE LEFLORE COUNTY PUBLIC BUILDINGS AUTHORITY
NOVEMBER 4, 2011
PURSUANT TO THE OKLAHOMA OPEN MEETING ACT (25 O.S. SEC. 301, et seq.), NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN THAT THE TRUSTEES OF THE LEFLORE COUNTY PUBLIC BUILDINGS AUTHORITY, LEFLORE
COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, HAVE SCHEDULED A REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING ON NOVEMBER 7, 2011 AT 8:45 A.M. AT THE LEFLORE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 100 SOUTH BROADWAY, POTEAU, OKLAHOMA.
KELLI FORD, COUNTY CLERK/
SECRETARY TO THE BOARD
The LeFlore County District Attorney's office announced at a press conference this morning that the remains of an infant child have not yet been found. This three day search stems from an ongoing investigation regarding a child abuse probe and other allegations near Monroe. A forensic anthropologist with the State Coroner's office and a cadaver dog are being used to assist in the search. Further details could not be released at this time.