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April 11th, 2013
The Poteau Chamber of Commerce has been serving business and the community since 1912.
Officials at the chamber office like to say that they are a one-stop center for information on businesses, events, area attractions, maps, phone books, rental lists, industry lists, state information and statistics.
Karen Wages is the executive director; Shannon delaCruz serves as administrative assistant-events coordinator; and Patty Curry is the accounts manager.
Disabled American Veterans
and Auxiliary Chapter #63
6503 N. Broadway (P.O. Box 824)
Poteau, OK 74953
Contact: Office, 918-721-1935; Charlie Horsley, 918-721-4219;
Ray Helton: 918-649-4861
A Panama man accused of beating his father to death has been charged with first-degree murder by the LeFlore County District Attorney's Office.
On Monday, a charge was filed against Timothy Rue Lockaby, accusing him of hanging and beating his 77-year-old father, Arlen Buck Lockaby, until he was dead.
Industrial Blvd., Poteau, OK 74953
Contact: Elvie Moss, 918-649-0986.
Poteau Valley Humane Society has been at its present location since 2006 when two families of Poteau, the Reed Family and George Ollie Jr., provided funds to building the beautiful facility on Industrial Boulevard.
The Heavener Roundup Club's 2013 playday season will begin at 7 p.m. Friday in the Davis Arena in the Hontubby community just south of Heavener.
Organizers have decided to run all of the lead line events at 7 p.m. All other age groups are guaranteed not to begin before 8 p.m. and will include a 10-minute warm-up period in the arena. There are divisions for all ages.
Merchant fraud is an unfortunate loss many business owners may encounter. "Risky Business: Protecting Your Business from Theft and Fraud" is offered to teach small-business owners how to be on guard for merchant theft and fraud and take the necessary steps to prevent it. The workshop will be held on April 22 from 3-5- p.m. at the OSU Cooperative Extension Office, 103 N. Church St.
Christâ€™s Food Center, Inc.
60591 Cliff Lane
Hodgen OK 74939
Contact: John Butler, 918-651-3264
Christâ€™s Food Center is a nondenominational Christian ministry committed to sharing the hope and help found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We distribute food and clothing to those in need without prejudice of race, religion, color, creed, economic or social standing.
Located in Big Cedar, Okla., we serve the Whitesboro School District area. Our ministries include:
*Family Food Day â€“ 3rd Saturday of each month â€“ 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
*Food-4-Kids Backpack Program â€“ weekend food for kids.
A three vehicle accident on Oklahoma Highway 112 east of Poteau occurred at approximately 3 p.m. Monday afternoon.
A red flatbed pickup, a grey minivan and a 10-wheel dump truck appeared to be involved in the accident.
Multiple rescue agencies responded to the scene.
Tulsa Life Flight landed at the accident to help LeFlore County Emergency Medical Services to transport injured people. It is unknown at this time how many people were inured.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol investigated the accident.
The Arena Steakhouse, north of Poteau, was destroyed by fire Sunday evening.
According to fire personnel, the fire began just after 7 p.m. and appears to have begun near the kitchen.
Fire Departments from Poteau, Shady Point, Panama, Wister, Howe, Hogeye and Pocola responded to the fire.
The restaurant was not open for business when the fire occurred. No was was injured in the blaze.
An investigation into the cause of the fire is being conducted by the Oklahoma Fire Marshal's Office.
The Community State Bank has been in continuous expansion over the years, and in 2012, the tradition of growth continued.