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June 10th, 2015

BREAKING NEWS: One trapped in semi rollover on Oklahoma 112

June 10, 2015

June 10 at 2:10 p.m. — Poteau Police, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Emergency Medical Services and Fire and Rescue are headed to Oklahoma Highway 112 between Poteau and Cameron for a semi-trailer that has rolled over and one person is trapped.
Expect travel delays.

Poteau Fire Department battles house fire

June 10, 2015

June 10 at 1:30 p.m. — Poteau Fire Department is battling a house fire on the corner of Wilburn and Hill Streets in Poteau.
The house is fully engulfed according to PDN Reported Amanda Corbin who is on scene.

June 9th

Panama election less than four hours from close

June 9, 2015

Panama voters have less than four hours left to cast their ballot in the Panama Municipal Election ending at 7 p.m. today [June 9].
Five candidates are on the ballot after the April results were ruled illegal in District Court.

Catholic Charities in need of food donations

June 9, 2015

Catholic Charities is seeking donations for their food bank. The organization serves all churches in LeFlore County. For this month, a total of 376 meals were served, feeding 149 families. Foods needed include canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned meats, peanut butter, jelly, crackers and rice. Central National Bank of Poteau is accepting donations at their business or you can call (918) 810-5123 for delivery or pickup information.

DAILY FEATURE: Trending Tuesday

June 9, 2015

Here are a few trending topics for your Tuesday afternoon.

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June 8th

Bodies of Okmulgee men missing after rock festival found

June 8, 2015

EUFAULA, Okla. (AP) — The bodies of two men who have been missing since they attended a music festival in Pryor two weeks ago have been found in a lake.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports 20-year-old Cody Parrick and 20-year-old Ben Barrar were found Sunday night inside a vehicle submerged at the Onapa boat ramp on Lake Eufaula (yoo-FAW'-luh) in McIntosh County.
Troopers say they responded to a call about a submerged car around 7:40 p.m.

The bodies have been taken to the state medical examiner's office.

DAILY FEATURE: Remember Then?

June 8, 2015

Here is a look back at Aug. 23, 1973 in the archives of the Poteau Daily News.
See attachments for additional pictures.

June 5th

VIDEO: 16 Donuts To Die For

June 5, 2015

You'll be dying to try these 16 different kinds of delicious donuts!

June 4th

DAILY FEATURE: Thursday Tidbits

June 4, 2015

Here are a few fun facts for today [June 4]

Facts About World Records

The fastest bird is the peregrine falcon. It can fly at a speed of 168-217 miles per hour.
Hans Langseth had the longest beard at a record length of 17 1/2 feet long! When he died, his beard was given to the Smithsonian Institute.
The deadliest disease was the pneumonic form of the Black Death of 1347-1351. It had death rate of 100%.

Upcoming events in the area

June 4, 2015

Here is a list of upcoming events in Poteau as provided by the Poteau Chamber of Commerce:

June 4 – Relay for Life Meeting – Poteau City Hall, 5:30pm
June 5 – Sugarloaf Mountain Films presents OKIEWOOD – Free Admission, 7pm, DWRCC
June 6 – Kill the Hill Bicycle Challenge –
June 6 – SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – Woodshed - DWRCC – 8pm
June 6 – Native Pollinator Workshop, 9am – 3pm, Kerr Center 24465 Kerr Rd; To Register: 918-647-9123
June 6, 7 – Wolf Ridge Invitational 2 Man Scramble – FMI 918-*647-2582


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