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September 13th, 2013

Duck Dynasty, Jimmy Houston guest speakers at Men's Retreat

September 13, 2013

Two members of TV's Duck Dynasty family and professional angler Jimmy Houston will be among speakers at the upcoming Kiamichi Men's Retreat, sponsored by the LeFlore Baptist Association.
Houston is scheduled to speak at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, and Duck Dynasty's Jeb and Al Robertson are slated at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. Brad Clayhost of Final Descent Outdoors also will be on hand Friday.
Organizers said about 200 tickets remain available for the “Living Your Life on Target” event at Kiamichi Baptist Assembly at Talihina.

September 12th

PHS to hold Bedlam blood drive

September 12, 2013

Blood donors can show their community and school spirit by donating with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI), Wednesday, Sept. 18. Poteau High School is sponsoring a blood drive, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Civic Center. 
Blood donors can show their community and school spirit by donating with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI), Wednesday, Sept. 18. Wister High School is sponsoring a blood drive, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  

Local group helps during disasters

September 12, 2013

By Alannis Herrington
Wister FFA Reporter

Oklahoma's disastrous spring weather brought out the volunteer spirit across the state.
Wister FFA members showed their spirit by joining cleanup efforts after two major weather events.
On May 20, a devastating EF5 tornado tore through Moore. Houses and families were destroyed.
Wister FFA teamed up with many other FFA chapters across Oklahoma to help pick up debris and rebuild people’s lives. They spent their day cleaning up large hay and wheat fields in hopes that there would still be a harvest.

September 11th

Medicare phone scam hits the area

September 11, 2013

Beware Medicare and Medicaid recipients, a new scam may be occurring and you are the target.
One Poteau resident said she received a phone call from an English speaking man who told her he was calling in regard to new Medicare cards being issued on Oct. 1.

Voters approve Cameron sales tax

September 11, 2013

Cameron business owners will see an increase in their tax liability to the town after voters approved a 2 percent sales and use tax during Tuesday's special municipal election.
The measure was previously voted on in November 2012 and was defeated 39-37. The two vote margin reoccurred during the latest election, only this time in favor of the tax. With a much smaller voting turnout, the measure passed 11-9.

September 10th

Cameron voters decide sales tax issue

September 10, 2013

Cameron voters are deciding today on a proposed 2 percent sales tax to help fund city governmental operations.
This will be the second time voters hit the polls to cast their ballot in favor or against the tax, having previously been defeated in November 2012. The earlier vote was close, the tax failing by 2 votes, creating a 2.6 percent margin.
Cameron voters are casting their ballots for the special municipal election at the Cameron School from until 7 p.m.

Walk, Run or Dye this Saturday

September 10, 2013

Put on your tennis shoes and grab your water bottle, there is a new walk in town.
The Poteau Chamber of Commerce and Fenton Motors of Poteau have announced the 2013 Walk, Run or Dye 5k to be held Saturday, starting at the Poteau City Hall parking lot.
The event welcomes participants of all ages and will not be a timed event. There will be no metals or trophies awarded, just a chance to hang out with family and friends during a healthy event.

September 9th

Panama man gets federal time for distribution charge

September 9, 2013

A Panama man has been sentenced to six and a half years in federal prison plus four years of probation for possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute.
Samuel L. Jackson, 24, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Muskogee after pleading guilty to the charge in March.
The charge followed an investigation by the District 16 District Attorney’s Drug Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration. jackson was indicted in December 2012.

Calling all sports fans

September 9, 2013

The Poteau Daily News will have a “Fan Page” in every Tuesday edition.
The photographs can be submitted by readers and taken from any sporting event.
The photographs may be e-mailed to sports@poteaudailynews.com or editor@poteaudailynews.com.
Photographs must be submitted by noon Monday to run in that week's Tuesday edition.
For additional information, call (918) 647-3188.

Fifth Annual Joe Neff Memorial Run slated for Saturday

September 9, 2013

It's time for the fifth annual Joe Neff Memorial Poker Run in which proceeds from the benefit will go toward a the annual Neff Scholarship for welding students.
Joe Neff, who was a welder by trade and worked in Fort Smith and Tulsa and owned Neff's Welding in Poteau for years, was murdered in 2009.
This year marks the fifth successful run in memory of Neff and the third year of the memorial donation to a local welding student. This years recipient of a Ranger 225 welder was James Pollard.

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