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November 5th, 2011
LeFlore Countians felt a rumbling earlier tonight that was not from happy OU and OSU football fans, but from an earthquake!
The U.S. Geological survey has confirmed that an earthquake occurred at 10:53 CDT near Sparks, Okla. just east of Oklahoma City. Preliminary data suggests that the quake had a magnitude of 5.2 but may have been as strong as 5.8.
UPDATE: Authorities in Latimer county have announced that both girls were located and safe around 6 p.m.
Tracy Lake of Talihina awoke this morning just a little after 5 a.m. She got up like every morning and went to make coffee. She then went to wake up her daughter, Mercedes, 14, and her neice Rheil-lee, 13, but the girls were no where to be found. That's when she noticed that her door was half open.
It was first believed that the two girls snuck out during the night to hang out with friends, but none of their friends have seen them.
ACTION OF THE BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
The Board of County Commissioners, LeFlore County, State of Oklahoma, met in a Regular Business
Meeting on October 31, 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.
NOTICE AND AGENDA OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE
TRUSTEES OF THE LEFLORE COUNTY PUBLIC BUILDINGS AUTHORITY
NOVEMBER 4, 2011
PURSUANT TO THE OKLAHOMA OPEN MEETING ACT (25 O.S. SEC. 301, et seq.), NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN THAT THE TRUSTEES OF THE LEFLORE COUNTY PUBLIC BUILDINGS AUTHORITY, LEFLORE
COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, HAVE SCHEDULED A REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING ON NOVEMBER 7, 2011 AT 8:45 A.M. AT THE LEFLORE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 100 SOUTH BROADWAY, POTEAU, OKLAHOMA.
KELLI FORD, COUNTY CLERK/
SECRETARY TO THE BOARD
The LeFlore County District Attorney's office announced at a press conference this morning that the remains of an infant child have not yet been found. This three day search stems from an ongoing investigation regarding a child abuse probe and other allegations near Monroe. A forensic anthropologist with the State Coroner's office and a cadaver dog are being used to assist in the search. Further details could not be released at this time.
The LeFlore County District Attorney's office has called a press conference for 10 a.m. this morning in reference to the case about two parents facing charges of child abuse and the search for the remains of an infant child in LeFlore County.
BY KIM ROSS
Investigators for the LeFlore County District Attorney's Office have spent the last two days searching for the remains of an infant they discovered was buried on the property of a husband and wife charged with child neglect following an investigatio into possible child abuse. They are still searching this morning.
Marty Ray Hester, 52, of Hodgen, is scheduled to appear in District Court November 8, at 9 a.m. for sounding docket.
Hester was formally charged on October 18, with aggravated possession of child pornography and two counts of lewd and indecent acts to a child under the age of 16 stemming from an incident that allegedly occurred at his business, Computer Helper, in Poteau.
The discovery of the child pornography occurred after computers, software and surveillance equipment were seized from his business after two juvenile females made accusations of sexual assault.
More than 700 students from around the state converge in Poteau this morning for the State Junior High School Student Council convention. This is the second time that Poteau was chosen to be the host site for the convention. (2008 it was held here as well). The students will spend today attending break out learning sessions and fun events designed to make them better leaders for tomorrow. They will cap off the convention with a dinner and awards banquet tonight at the new Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
Members of the LeFlore County Budget and Excise Boards meet on Oct. 28 to discuss general business. An item had been placed on the agenda to consider reimbursing the county election board for election expenses. The item was tabled for to time being until an election is actually held. The group will re-address the issue at that time.
See below for the official, but un-approved minutes from those meetings.
100 SOUTH BROADWAY
LEFLORE COUNTY CLERK
POST OFFICE BOX 218
POTEAU, OKLAHOMA 74953