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January 29th, 2013

Leaders in area law enforcement meet Tuesday

January 29, 2013

Chiefs of police from several towns in LeFlore County along with the District Attorney's Office and Sheriff Rob Seale participated in a meeting at the LeFlore County Child Advocacy Center Tuesday afternoon.
The meeting was held to discuss changes in policy and procedure in regard to child crimes.
Members of the Advocacy Center along with other child services organizations were present to speak during the meeting.

January 28th

Storm Spotter training to be held in Poteau

January 28, 2013

LeFlore County Emergency Management will host it's annual storm spotter training class in February.
According to LCEM Director Michael Davidson, there are approximately 90 trained storm spotters in LeFlore County and they are an essential part of the early warning system.
If you would like to attend the free class, it will be held Feb. 25 at 6:30 at the Poteau Kiamichi Technology Center. Early registration is not necessary.
For more information contact Davidson at (918) 649-5030 or email at lefloreem@gmail.com

House damaged in weekend fire

January 28, 2013

A home was damaged by fire Saturday night in Poteau.
According to Poteau Fire Chief Jon Pickel, an electric space heater is likely to blame for the blaze at 1005 Grady St. The fire occurred at approximately 5:15 p.m. Saturday.
Pickel said the space heater was located in the doorway between a bedroom and the living room. The fire spread to the front porch of the residence doing extensive damage, said the chief.
No one was home at the time of the fire.

January 25th

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.

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