Archive - News Article
April 3rd, 2013
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.
Arvest Bank is a regional bank that operates in a unique, customer-focused way. Arvest delivers the convenience and technological advantages of a large super-regional bank, but with the local commitment and decision-making of a local community bank. Our primary focus is on meeting and exceeding customer expectations through convenient hours, an extensive network of branches, competitive rates and pricing, technological innovation and offering a full line of banking, mortgage, investment, lending and wealth management services.
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.
STILLWATER â€” Now that tornado season has arrived, Oklahomans need to know what to do at all times in the event of a weather emergency. Many people may not realize the safety precautions they need to take if they are at work, shopping at the local mall, participating in outdoor activities, attending a sporting event, camping or other event away from their home.
A Panama man is dead, and his son is behind bars in connection with the slaying.
Arlen Buck Lockaby, 87, of Panama was found dead at his home on Williams Road on Friday evening after a family member went to check on him, according to LeFlore County Sheriff Rob Seale.
Seale said Lockaby's son, Tim Lockaby, 51, was at the home when deputies arrived.
The Division of Health Sciences held its sixth annual Employment and Education Fair on Wednesday in the Carl Albert State College Costner Balentine Ballroom.
Lois Gotes, CASC director of nursing, said the event is for students who are enrolled in the CASC Nursing, PTA and RADT programs.