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April 5th, 2013
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Fenton Motors of Poteau, the local Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and RAM dealership, is under new management, and has committed its focus to local customers, community events and businesses, say General Manager Keith Snyder and General Sales Manager Sam Balzanna.
Snyder came to the dealership on Dec. 4 and became general manager on Feb. 6. Balzanna, who has been with the dealership since October 2011, became new car sales manager in June of 2012 and was recently promoted to general sales manager in December.
C2 Supply LLC, formerly D & H Supply, changed ownership in January 2012. The business had relocated to 602 North Broadway, Poteau, OK, across from Baetz Home Center in July of 2011. C2 Supply is a sister company to Central Hydraulics, Inc. of Fort Smith, Ark. and is managed by Gary and Pandy Gargus.
Central saw the merger with C2 Supply as an opportunity to help serve the community, by bringing more products, closer to the customer, therefore, eliminating the high fuel costs and time to drive to Fort Smith for the customer.
By Kim Ross
The mother of several children who was sentenced to more than a decade in prison for child neglect and enabling child sexual abuse has been denied her request to withdraw her plea of guilty.
Lucinda Haskin entered a blind plea of guilt on Jan. 4 to nine counts of child neglect and three counts of enabling child sexual abuse.
On Feb. 22, Haskin appeared before District Judge Jon Sullivan to learn her fate. Haskin was sentenced to 165 years behind bars.
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak will be guest speaker for the Poteau Chamber of Commerce Luncheon at noon Friday.
The lunch will be held in Health and Science Rooms 517-518 at Kiamichi Technology Center.
Doak's talk is expected to cover ISO rating, relationship to insurance premiums and firefighter and law enforcement pension funds, and insurance fraud and exploitation of the elderly.
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This year marks the 23rd year AES-Shady Point has called LeFlore County Home.
The 320 megawatt coal-fired plant located eight miles north of Poteau began construction in 1988 and officially began operations on January 15, 1991. The plant sells its electrical output to Oklahoma Gas and Electric, which provides power to more than 230,000 homes and businesses throughout a two-state region. The company also is the first facility in the United States to produce a food grade carbon dioxide.
Incumbent Chief Stephen Fruen defeated Jim Craig, investigator for the LeFlore County District Attorney's Office, in the race for Poteau police chief.
Fruen led 771-477, in what LeFlore County election officials were calling complete but unofficial returns at about 8 p.m. Tuesday night.
Craig was a longtime officer with the Poteau Police Department before moving to the District Attorney's Office. He is the son of longtime LeFlore County Sheriff Jack Craig.
The Poteau City Council appointed Fruen, a 10-year veteran, as chief in June 2012 after veteran Chief Billy Jack Smith died.
Celtic Cheer perfectly describes Timothy Oâ€™Brianâ€™s Celtic Cheer Band which will be performing at the Runestone Viking/Celtic Festival on April 20-21 at Runestone Park in Heavener.
Â Once described as â€śjoyous noiseâ€ť by the Tulsa World, Timothy Oâ€™Brianâ€™s Celtic Cheer has made thousands of fans lives, well â€¦ more cheerful by entertaining them in a broad variety of venues from the Oklahoma House of Representatives, Tulsa Scottish Festival, Blue Grass Chili Festival, Oklahoma Cityâ€™s St. Patrickâ€™s Day events, Tulsa, Eureka Springs, Claremore, and many other large scale events.
Witte Street General Store will hold a clothing giveaway in front of the store at 104 N. Witte from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, according to owner Darleen Seaman.
Poteau Main Street Matters is lending tables for the event, Seaman said.
"No questions, no forms to fill out â€” just come pick up some very nice clothes and shows," she said.
A variety of items in all sizes will be available. Free coffee and Bibles also will be given out, Seaman said.