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January 25th, 2013

Spiro to host Mayfest

January 25, 2013

Spiro will celebrate Mayfest on May 4.
Events will include a craft show, plant sale, rummage sale, pancake breakfast and other food items, the library summer kick-off show and a 5K run.
Other events will be added in coming months.
The craft show will be in the Methodist Church parking lot on U.S. 59 and Main Street. To reserve a booth, contact mayfest@outlook.com or (918) 839-0176 to receive an information packet. An 11x11 booth will be $25 until March 15.

Chamber Banquet announced

January 25, 2013

The Poteau Chamber of Commerce has announced that the 94th annual Chamber Banquet will take place February 28 at 6 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center in Poteau.
Tickets for the event are $25 with corporate tables available for $325.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, please contact the Poteau Chamber of Commerce at (918) 647-9178.

Cusick charged in connection with Spiro house fire

January 25, 2013

A Spiro man has been arrested after a warrant for his arrest was issued for assault and battery by means likely to produce death and kidnapping.
Elec E. Cusick, 39, of Spiro, was found unconscious in the front yard of a home on Stewart Loop Monday night along with his girlfriend, Myrtle Cooper, 47, of Spiro.
The two were found after their home caught fire. According to the affidavit, Cooper suffered burns and lacerations along with facial and skull fractures.

January 24th

PHS Drama Dept. to produce student one act plays

January 24, 2013

Friday at 7 p.m. at the Bob Lee Kidd Civic Center in Poteau the Poteau High School Drama Department and Thespian Troupe #3283 will present three one act plays written and directed by PHS students. Admission for the show is $3.

Names released of Spiro burn victims

January 24, 2013

LeFlore County Sheriff's Department released the name of two burn victims involved in a Monday night house fire near Spiro.
According to LeFlore County Undersheriff Kendall Morgan, Myrtle Cooper, 47, and Elec Cusick, 39, were the two victims found unconscious outside a home on Stewart Loop.
The fire still is under investigation, according to Morgan, which is why the release of the names was delayed.

Area State Parks to offer hikes

January 24, 2013

Lake Wister State Park and Talimena State Park have joined together to promote a "heart healthy hiking" program for 2013.
A hike will be held each month alternating between the two parks. On February 9 a hike will be held at Talimena State Park and will be two to four miles in length. The hike will return to Lake Wister for a four mile hike March 9 starting at Wards Landing Campground. These hikes will begin at 1 p.m. Bottled water will be provided for all participants.

January 23rd

Absentee voters encouraged to get ballots early

January 23, 2013

Voters in LeFlore County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the annual school election should apply now, according to County Election Board Secretary Sharon Steele.
Steele said the County Election Board can accept applications for absentee ballots until 5 p.m. on Wednesday Feb. 6, voters who want to vote by absentee ballot are urged to apply early.
Absentee ballot applications forms are available at the County Election Board office located at 103 N. Church St. in Poteau or they can be obtained online at www.elections.ok.gov.

Community support brings new light on events at Shady Point School

January 23, 2013

Shady Point Schools have recently installed a new LED sign for public notification of school events.
The 16 foot LED sign is located at the intersection of Wheelus Street and U.S. Highway 59/271.
Shady Point Superintendent Bruce Gillham said the sign was purchased and installed at no cost to the district due to corporate sponsors and community donations.
The sign will be used for notifications of school event and activities along with any closings.

January 22nd

Two people injured in Spiro house fire

January 22, 2013

Two people were flown by medical helicopter to a Tulsa hospital after a house fire Monday night.
According to the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department, the fire happened on Stewart Loop near Spiro at approximately 8:30 p.m. Two people were injured, a woman and a man who were found lying on the ground outside the home unconscious.
According to emergency crews on the scene, the woman was seriously burned and is in critical condition. The man suffered minor burns and smoke inhalation.

Several blood drives scheduled in county

January 22, 2013

Blood drives are scheduled at three locations in the coming weeks, according to the Oklahoma Blood Institute.
Carl Albert State College are inviting Poteau-area residents 16 years or older* to donate blood from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, or 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 1507 S. McKenna.
Arkoma High School will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at 100 Blocker.
Blood donors will receive a free T-shirt, health screenings and Donor Rewards points, redeemable for merchandise in OBI’s online store.

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