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November 17th, 2011
Visitors survey the interior of the $8.1 million Donald W. Reynolds Community Center during dedication activities Thursday in Poteau.
After more the five years in the making the dream of bringing a state-of-the-art events center to Poteau will finally become a reality on Thursday. At least officially anyway.
Construction on the $8.1 million multi-purpose facility was completed in August and the center has already hosted numerous events as officials with the city of Poteau put the finishing touches on the building.
The public is invited to attend the event which will include tours of the building and all the aminities inside.
ACTION OF THE BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
The Board of County Commissioners, LeFlore County, State of Oklahoma, met in a Regular Business
Meeting on November 14, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. with Chairman Lance Smith presiding. Also present were Vice-Chairman Derwin Gist, Member Cebern Scott, County Clerk Kelli Ford and Assistant District Attorney Marion Fry.
The following action was taken by the board:
(1.) Chairman Lance Smith called meeting to order.
(2.) Motion was made by Lance Smith and seconded by Derwin Gist to approve the minutes of
A transformer fire at AES Shady Point earlier this afternoon did not result in any injuries or emissions. Members of the fire department were dispatched to the coal fired co-generation plant after a transformer located outside the plant had an internal fire. The fire suppression system for the transformer functioned properly and extinguished the fire very quickly, said an AES spokesperson.
James and Lucinda Haskin were back in the courtroom Monday afternoon in an attempt to maintain ownership of their livestock, which were removed from their property after they were jailed for child neglect.
The Department of Human
Services has confirmed that a
LeFlore County woman has
been placed on leave following
an investigation into her conduct
and allegations that she
misused state equipment.
On Nov. 2, PDN reported that
Barbette Hull of Poteau was
under investigation for allegedly
misusing state property by using
property belonging to DHS for
â€śI can confirm that our Office
of Inspector General has conducted
an investigation into
these allegations against Mrs.
Hull,â€ť said Sheree Powell, DHS
Office of Communications.
â€ś(They) have turned over their
In remembrance of the men and women who gave their lives to protect the United States of America, the LeFlore County Disabled American Veterans and the Disabled American Veterans Auxillary, Chapter 63, held their annual Veterans Day Ceremony on the LeFlore County Courthouse lawn. The men and women of the DAV / DAVA placed flags atop the Veteran Memorial for each fallen member listed on the wall as their name was called out to the attending crowd.
The LeFlore County EMS board will decide Monday whether to approve Donald Faulkner as contractor for the Talihina station construction project.
Directors also will discuss staffing an additional ambulance or inter-facilty transport unit, and a partnership agreement with the Choctaw Nation.
The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. in the EMS conference room at 1215 S. Broadway.
The November meeting of the LeFlore County Hospital Authority Governing Board will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Conference Room C at Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center.
Marion Fry is this yearâ€™s recipient of the CASC Distinguished Alumni Association Award. He began his college education as a member of the Scholars Program at Carl Albert State College where he was active in student organizations and activities, including the Circle K Club and the Student Government Association while earning a degree in Pre-law.
Formal charges were filed by the LeFlore County District Attorney's Office on Thursday against a Monroe couple accused of child neglect and sexual abuse.
James and Lucinda Haskin were arrested November 1 after their nine children were taken into protective custody.