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April 7th, 2015

THIRD UPDATE: Nine of 10 precincts reporting in Poteau races

April 7, 2015

Unofficial results Jeff Shockley wins Mayor; Jim Seale wins Street Commissioner; Jim Sommers wins Ward 4, Seat 2; Monte Shockley II wins Ward 2, Seat 2. Waiting on other election results.

With nine of 10 precincts reporting as of 7:45 p.m. Jeff Shockley leads the Mayor's race, Jim Seale leads for Street Commissioner, Jim Sommers leads for Ward 4, Seat 2 Council Members and Monte Shockley II leads for Ward 2, Seat 2.

Election numbers coming in

April 7, 2015


0 of 10 Precincts Completely Reporting
Absentee and early voting numbers
Jeff Shockley 91 73.39 %
Jody Ray Adams 33 at 26.61 %


Vaugh Barnes 32 at 26.45 %
Monte Shockley II 89 at 73.55 percent


Jim Sommers 70 at 56.45%
Tony Riley 54 at 43.55 %


Jim Seale 93 at 75%
Shannon Stubbs 31 @ 25 $

Only early and absentee voting included

Polls soon to close

April 7, 2015

Polls in LeFlore County will close in about 25 minutes [April 7 at 6:35 p.m.]. Municipal races in several towns will be tallied and unofficial winners announced.
PDN will keep you up to date.

Calling all volunteers

April 7, 2015

Do you know someone who tirelessly volunteers their time to help others?
Poteau Daily News is seeking the stories of those people. If you or someone you know is a volunteer, please email the name, picture, hometown and age of the volunteer, where and when they give their time, how long have they been volunteering and anything about the volunteer you would like to share.
Also include your name and phone number and why you would like to see a story about the volunteer published.

Please email to PDN Editor Kim Ross at

DAILY FEATURE: Tuesday Tidbits

April 7, 2015

Here are a few tidbits provided by Hope you enjoy.

There are over 58 million dogs in the U.S!

Dogs and cats consume over $11 billion worth of pet food a year!

Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!

Humans blink over 10,000,000 times a year!  

In the year 2000, Pope John Paul II was named an "Honorary Harlem Globetrotter."!

Every second, Americans collectively eat one hundred pounds of chocolate

A fetus develops fingerprints at eighteen weeks!

The fear of vegetables is called Lachanophobia!

Don't forget to vote!

April 7, 2015

Municipal elections will be decided today [April 7] in several towns.
Polls will be open until 7 p.m.
Races include: Poteau Mayor, Poteau Street Commissioner, Poteau City Council — two seats; Talihina, Heavener, Wister, Cameron, Spiro, Panama, Pocola, Shady Point, Arkoma and Howe board of trustee seats.
Also tonight will be town elections held at the the area town halls in Cartersville, Rock Island and Fort Coffee.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Duke's Fantastic Freshmen Lead the Blue Devils to the National Title

April 7, 2015

Duke's freshmen lead them to the national title.

Slow-Pitch LCT seeding meeting Wednesday night; tournament starts Monday

April 7, 2015

While I’m busy with the 2015 LeFlore County Baseball Tournament this week, I also have to look ahead to next week’s 2015 LeFlore County Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament, which begins Monday at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex. The slow-pitch LCT seeding meeting will be Wednesday evening, and I’ll have a complete recap of the meeting in Friday’s edition. The slow-pitch county tournament bracket will appear in Saturday’s paper.

April 6th

2015 LeFlore County Baseball Tournament Day 1 Scores/Day 2 Schedule

April 7, 2015

Day 1 Scores
Opening Round
Pocola 12, Howe 2
Cameron 9, Bokoshe 0
Heavener 13, Arkoma 0
Leflore 8, Whitesboro 0
Winner's-Bracket Quarterfinals
Wister 12, Pocola 2
Panama 9, Cameron 4
Spiro 4, Heavener 0
Poteau 9, Leflore 5

Tuesday's Schedule
Winner's-Bracket Semifinals
At Howe
Wister vs. Panama, 5 p.m.
Spiro vs. Poteau, 7 p.m.
Loser's-Bracket Action
At Heavener
Howe vs. Heavener, 4 p.m.
Pocola vs. Arkoma, 6 p.m.
Howe-Heavener winner vs. Pocola-Arkoma winner, 8 p.m.
At Cameron
Bokoshe vs. Leflore, 4 p.m.
Cameron vs. Whitesboro, 6 p.m.

Poteau City Council meets Monday

April 6, 2015

The Poteau City Council with meet tonight, Monday, April 6, at 7 p.m. in the City Hall building at 111 Peters St., Poteau.

Agenda items include:

• the presentation of service pins to Fred Hardest and Paul Quirk

• consideration or action to fill vacant seats on the planning commission

• consideration or action to approve a resolution to amend and restate Trust Indenture for the Oklahoma Municipal Retirement Fund

• consideration or action to sign renewal of memorandum of understanding between Carl Albert State College and the City of Poteau

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