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September 12th, 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 peopleâ€™s lives. They spent their day cleaning up large hay and wheat fields in hopes that there would still be a harvest.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Attorneyâ€™s Drug Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration.Â jackson was indicted in December 2012.
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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.
The Poteau Chamber of Commerce is expected to move into the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center in the next few months, according to chamber Executive Director Karen Wages.
The move is part of a deal with the city allowing the chamber to manage the facility.
The City Council voted this week to offer the management contract to the chamber. Chamber directors are expected to vote on the contract at noon Tuesday.
The center and chamber will remain separate entities, but wil share staff and space, Wages said.
"There will be some rebranding," she said.
In an ongoing effort to ensure the safety of students Poteau Primary School has devised a new procedure for afternoon student pickup.
Beginning Tuesday, car visor tags will be used to identify parents who are picking up students. The new procedure will be as follows:
For parents who drive through the circle drive to pick up: