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August 28th, 2012
Tonight is the first night of the JumpStart Family Literacy Program at Buckley Public Library. Starting at 5:30 p.m., the program will feature food, fun, and lots of books in celebration of Grandparents Day, September 9. Literacy Council Board Member Deborah Cummings has been scheduled as a guest reader for the night, and as an activity, the group will be making Grandparent's Day cards. The program is free and available to children up to 11 years of age and their parents or guardians.
The San Antonio based band The KLO:CKS took the stage at 8 p.m. Friday evening as part of the summer concert series "Under the Stars" held at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center Amphitheater.
The band filled the night air with rock and country tunes from all decades and it didn't take long before several people, young and old,had taken to the dance floor.
The Oklahoma band Ricochet is scheduled to perform in September as the closing event of the summer concert series.
During the regular meeting of the county commissioners a proclamation was singed declaring Sept. 5 as LeFlore County 911 Day.
The proclamation is in honor of the department's tenth anniversary. According to Randy Tolbert, director of 911, the department will host an open house on Sept. 5 open to the public. During the open house attendees will learn about the facility and the services they provide.
WISTER PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 49
LEFLORE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Family & Consumer Science Roomâ€”High School Building
201 Logan Street
Monday, August 25, 2012
Moments after state employees reported their oil truck stolen, deputies with the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department located the vehicle and arrested two men.
Frank Alan Detter, 52, of Muse, and Charles Downing, 34, of Hodgen, are facing charges of larceny of an automobile in connection with the theft.
The arrest report shows a battery and Kenwood stereo stolen from the state vehicle were found in Detter and Downing's possession. The two men were stopped by deputies near the location of the abandoned vehicle.
The report of a grassfire Thursday afternoon on Quays Road near Shady Point resulted in multiple agencies responding.
The fire was atop a hill in a heavily wooded and leaf covered area approximately 100 yards from a residence. Shady Point and Panama Fire Departments were able to extinguish the fire before it endangered the residence.
A Poteau woman has been charged with embezzlement after a local store reported more than $1,000 missing.
Jewell Pauline Bowles, 31, of Poteau, is accused of taking a stolen credit card valued at $400 along with $1040 cash over a two week period from her employer, EZ Mart in Poteau.
Investigators said Bowles admitted to taking the alleged amounts but it is $200 less than the store reported missing.
A special meeting of the LeFlore County Emergency Medical Services board has been scheduled for Monday Aug. 26 at 4 p.m. The meeting will be held in the conference room located at 1215 S. Broadway in Poteau.
The meeting has been scheduled to discuss and possibly vote on awarding previously received radio bids.
The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics Is in Poteau holding an OBN education day at the Donald W. Reynolds Center today. More than 70 people from local law enforcement, city and county leaders as well as media are in attendance learning about the importance of the agency and the mission they have with regard to the eradication of illegal narcotics in the state of Oklahoma.
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.