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July 15th, 2014

Interim Study to Examine State Water Plan

July 15, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY – The importance of water in Oklahoma’s history needs no explanation, while the priority it has in the state’s future is paramount.
 
From the days of the Dust Bowl to the creation of a transportation corridor to get goods from the Arkansas River to the Mississippi and beyond, water has made a huge impact on the economy of Oklahoma since statehood.
 

Area businesses urged to welcome rodeo crowd

July 15, 2014

2014 Phil Gardenhire Memorial Rodeo will be held July 18 and 19 at the LeFlore County Fairgrounds in Poteau.
Area businesses are being asked by the Poteau Chamber of Commerce to extend a hometown welcome to rodeo participants and visitors during the IPRA event.
The Chamber hopes that businesses will decorate the store fronts, signs and billboards in celebration of the annual rodeo tradition.
Gates open at 6 p.m. both nights and the rodeo kicks off at 7:30 p.m.
On July 19, rodeo guys and gals will take to the streets during a parade in downtown Poteau at 4 p.m.

July 14th

Weather update for LeFlore County

July 14, 2014

AT 6:23 PM [July 14]...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADARS DETECTED
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRING OVER PARTS OF
EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND WEST-CENTRAL ARKANSAS. ALL OF THIS ACTIVITY
CONTINUES TO MOVE OFF TO THE SOUTHEAST AT AROUND 20 MPH.

THROUGH 7:45 PM...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL
REMAIN POSSIBLE FOR LOCATIONS ACROSS NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA...ALONG
AND NORTH OF AN OILTON TO PROCTOR LINE. ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY WILL
ALSO CONTINUE FOR AREAS SOUTH OF A SCIPIO OKLAHOMA TO CASS
ARKANSAS LINE. WHILE MUCH OF THIS ACTIVITY WILL CONSIST OF

Poker tables back in play

July 14, 2014

POCOLA – Choctaw Casino Hotel in Pocola, Okla., is pleased to announce that poker will be returning to the casino today [July 14].

“We are so excited to be bringing poker back to the casino, and can’t wait to celebrate the return of this much loved game,” said Walter Allen, marketing and player development director at Choctaw Casino Hotel. “We know our guests are excited about this addition, and the Bad Beat promo will be a fun way to celebrate.”

Four poker tables, featuring No Limit Texas Hold’em, have been.

Pocola Board of Education to meet

July 14, 2014

The Pocola Board of Education will meet tonight [July 14] at 6:30 p.m. at the board of education room at 603 E. Pryor in Pocola.
Teacher salary and reinvesting of school funds are on the agenda.

Poteau School Board to discuss bus purchases

July 14, 2014

The Poteau Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. tonight [July 14] to discuss several items.
The purchase of buses for the upcoming school years as well as annual contracts and staff salaries also will be discussed.
The meeting will take place at the Superintendent building located at 100 Mockingbird Lane in Poteau.

Local resident has day named after her

July 14, 2014

Local resident Crystal Dawn Keeton has had a day named after her.

Oklahoma State Representative James Lockhart bestowed upon Crissy Keeton that she would have a day named after her in recognition of service to her community.

Keeton had a hand in the replacement of a torn American flag at the Feed Supplement Plant in Poteau. The flag had been damaged by storms.

Representative Lockhart wrote a proclamation that announced and recognized June 20, 2014 as Crystal D. Keeton Day.

Job Connect event slated for July 15

July 14, 2014

The Choctaw Nation will host a job connect event July 15 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Choctaw Nation Community Centers in Poteau and Spiro.

Review of allegations against State Trooper confirmed

July 14, 2014

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has confirmed a Trooper level review of allegations brought forth against State Trooper Daniel Martin.

A complaint alleged that Martin, during the first days of Cadet Lawmen academy, shared an inappropriate adult photo (not of himself) to another Trooper. The incident was reported to Academy staff. It was decided that since Trooper Martin's son was in attendance at the academy, it would be in best interest to release Trooper Martin from this special assignment.

July 11th

Historical Society looking for adoptees

July 11, 2014

The LeFlore County Historical Society is seeking help to return vintage awnings to the exterior of the Hotel Lowrey.
How can you help? Adopt an awning.
"The price [$400] includes one awning and a one-year membership to the LeFlore County Historical Society," said Lori Rutledge, society director. "We are going to start with the third-floor windows on Dewey Avenue first and then work our way to the third floor windows on the Witte Street side."
The Society hopes to replace all awnings.

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