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August 22nd, 2012
A multi-agency task force served a search warrant at a Poteau residence Wednesday afternoon putting an end to a marijuana grow operation.
Officers with the Poteau Police Department removed marijuana plants from the residence soon after the warrant was served.
Several people were being detained outside the home but as of press time none had been transported to the LeFlore County Detention Center.
The summer concert series "Under the Stars" is underway at the Donald W. Reynolds Center Amphitheater and the San Antonio based band The KLO:CKS will be taking the stage.
The band is well known for their upbeat performance including the top 40 dance songs and the oldies.
Gates open at 7 p.m. and the concert begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $5 per person.
Bring your lawn chairs and kick back under the stars for a great concert.
Members of the Pocola Board of Trustees and the Pocola Municipal Authority are scheduled to have a meeting Thursday at 5:30 p.m. According to the agenda presented by the town the board plans to discuss and possibly vote to send city employee John Limbocker to the WESTEC Conference in New Orleans. The city would pay his airfare and hotel as well as give him a daily perdiem to attend. The conference is necessary for the sewer expansion project the city is considering.
A Shady Point man has been charged with second degree rape after he allegedly had a sexual encounter at his home.
Zachary Thomas Underwood, 20, of Shady Point, was charged after he reportedly picked up four juveniles in Arkansas and took them to his home in Shady Point.
According to the affidavit, Underwood provided the juveniles with alcohol and later he had sexual intercourse with one of them.
Underwood was arrested and has since been released on a $15,000 bond.
A local author who took his love of history to a new level by publishing his first book is already planning his second.
Eric Standridge, 35, of Wister, recently published the book "The Birth of Poteau" with the help of co-author and editor George B. Shaw. The book details the historical events leading up to the incorporation of the City of Poteau until the Great Depression.
According to the LeFlore County Commissioners, until the governor of Oklahoma rescinds her burn ban, it will still be illegal to burn in LeFlore County.
According to Michael Davidson, director of LeFlore County Emergency Management, Gov. Mary Fallin ordered a burn ban on Aug. 3 to last until Sept. 3. With her proclamation still in effect, the county commissioners determined the local burn ban would remain in effect as well.
The Corgill Family has been serving the Poteau area since May of 2005.
The family offers motorcycles, ATVs, side by side vehicles sales & service.
They also carry a full line of accessories, generators. Special orders on hard to find parts. Come see Jimmy, Phyllis, Joe or Bart. Drop in anytime for a cup of coffee or a cold bottle of water.
This Week's Cash Mob Deal:
10% Discount on Service.
All units purchased on August 22 will receive a FREE one time service valued at $65-$110 dollars.
Two people were arrested Saturday night after Wister Police Department reportedly discovered children living among garbage, animal feces and rotten food.
Jonathon Glover, 23, and Jennifer Ford, 27, both of Wister are being held in the LeFlore County Detention Center on charges of child endangerment, child neglect and trespassing.
According to the arrest report, police found two toddlers in need of medical attention and living in a home with animal feces, garbage and rotten food in the floors.
The polling place for LeFlore County Precinct 304 has changed, according to Election Board Secretary Phillip Zearley.
Beginning with the Aug. 28 primary runoff election, Precinct 304 voters will cast their ballots at the Octavia Baptist Church at 68623 Highway 259.
Residents previously voted at the Octavia Fire Department.
The LeFlore County Public Buildings Authority met Monday morning and upon receipt of contract bonds and a certificate of insurance from Oakridge Builders gave the go-ahead to start the construction of a new health department in Poteau.
According to the job superintendent with ORB, the structural dirt work is progressing and they are waiting for geothermal results and engineering designs before the new geothermal environmental control system can by installed.
The facility is scheduled to be completed by June.