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February 25th, 2013

Reichert Fire Department holds annual fundraiser

February 25, 2013

The Reichert Fire Department will hold its annual chili supper fundraiser starting at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Reichert Fire Station and Community Center.
The price per meal is $5 for adults, $3 for children under 12.
The Walker Mountain Boys will provide music for the event.
All proceeds go to support the Reichert Fire Department.

Leadership LeFlore County application deadline toay

February 25, 2013

Today is the last day for applications for the Leadership LeFlore County class of 2013. The course is designed for education future leaders in LeFlore County and surrounding areas. Classes begin March 7 at 6 p.m. at Long Lake Resort. 
The first session covers meaning of leadership and leadership skill and styles. Guest speakers will be Poteau Mayor Jeff Shockley, State Rep. James Lockhart and former Sen. Kenneth Corn.
Registration coast $50 and each attendee will receive an LLC shirt, meals and transportation special tours.

February 21st

Emergency crews respond to single vehicle accident in Poteau

February 21, 2013

One person received minor injuries in a one vehicle accident in Poteau Thursday afternoon.
Police and Emergency Medical Services responded to the call of a one vehicle accident on Waddle Street behind the Choctaw Travel Plaza.
The cause of the accident was under investigation.

Johnathen Thacker bound over for arraignment in murder case

February 21, 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.

Parents of Autism meeting canceled

February 21, 2013

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.

February 20th

Winter weather may delay newspaper delivery

February 20, 2013

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.

Thank you.

— Melanie Potter,

Circulation Director

Area schools close early due to winter weather

February 20, 2013

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.

EOMC welcomes new doctor to staff

February 20, 2013

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.

Winter weather blows into LeFlore County

February 20, 2013

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.

February 19th

New health facility to hold open house

February 19, 2013

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.

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