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June 10th, 2015

Poteau Fire Department battles house fire

June 10, 2015

June 10 at 1:30 p.m. — Poteau Fire Department is battling a house fire on the corner of Wilburn and Hill Streets in Poteau.
The house is fully engulfed according to PDN Reported Amanda Corbin who is on scene.

Sports Photo of the Week

June 10, 2015

June 9th

Four local softball teams make winner's-bracket quarterfinals at Panama Summer Tournament

June 9, 2015

Four local softball teams made it to Tuesday's winner's-bracket quarterfinals at the Panama Summer Tournament.
Tournament-host Panama beat Keota in the final game of the day Monday night, while Poteau defeated Ozark, Spiro beat Whitesboro and Red Oak got a bye into the quarterfinals.
The title game is set for 7:50 p.m. Thursday, with the if-game at 9 p.m.

Talihina has new hoop coaches; Caldwell replaces Dickson, who went to Oktaha; Morris new girls coach

June 9, 2015

When watching this month's LeFlore County Summer Basketball League games, fans will notice changes with the Talihina teams as each got new coaches — who both just happened to come from Leflore Public Schools.
Leflore basketball and girls softball coach Daniel Caldwell will take over the Golden Tigers from coach Darian Dickson, who left to take the coaching job with the Oktaha Tigers.
Caldwell's Leflore girls assistant coach and Savage baseball coach David Morris also headed south with him as Morris will be the new Lady Golden Tigers coach, replacing Cyndi James.

Panama election less than four hours from close

June 9, 2015

Panama voters have less than four hours left to cast their ballot in the Panama Municipal Election ending at 7 p.m. today [June 9].
Five candidates are on the ballot after the April results were ruled illegal in District Court.

Catholic Charities in need of food donations

June 9, 2015

Catholic Charities is seeking donations for their food bank. The organization serves all churches in LeFlore County. For this month, a total of 376 meals were served, feeding 149 families. Foods needed include canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned meats, peanut butter, jelly, crackers and rice. Central National Bank of Poteau is accepting donations at their business or you can call (918) 810-5123 for delivery or pickup information.

DAILY FEATURE: Trending Tuesday

June 9, 2015

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June 8th

Bodies of Okmulgee men missing after rock festival found

June 8, 2015

EUFAULA, Okla. (AP) — The bodies of two men who have been missing since they attended a music festival in Pryor two weeks ago have been found in a lake.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports 20-year-old Cody Parrick and 20-year-old Ben Barrar were found Sunday night inside a vehicle submerged at the Onapa boat ramp on Lake Eufaula (yoo-FAW'-luh) in McIntosh County.
Troopers say they responded to a call about a submerged car around 7:40 p.m.

The bodies have been taken to the state medical examiner's office.

DAILY FEATURE: Remember Then?

June 8, 2015

Here is a look back at Aug. 23, 1973 in the archives of the Poteau Daily News.
See attachments for additional pictures.

June 5th

Whitesboro basketball player signs with CASC

June 5, 2015

Blake Blagg-Tidwell, a 6-4 guard from Whitesboro, signed a basketball letter of intent with the Carl Albert State College Vikings in a signing ceremony Thursday morning at CASC.
The Whitesboro graduate is looking forward to playing close to home.
“I am really excited to keep playing basketball,” Blagg-Tidwell said. “It has always been a dream of mine to play college basketball. I am really happy to get the opportunity to come play at Carl Albert because it is close to home.”

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