July 9th, 2013
Preliminary plans for a new high school and a $21.575 million bond issue to pay for it were presented at Monday's meeting of the Poteau Board of Education.
Superintendent Don Sjoberg said the plans are "about 80 percent complete," and he plans to have a firm proposal to present for the board's approval in August.
Poteau architect Michael Riley showed drawings of the proposed structure, saying the plans would accommodate future expansion and were designed for low and easy maintenance.
Arvest Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Sherry Fout to assistant vice president. Fout has been with Arvest for more than 12 years and serves as consumer loan officer at the Poteau branch. She recently received the Sales and Service Award for top consumer loan officer of the Fort Smith region for 2012. Sherry also serves on the board of the Boys and Girls Club of LeFlore County, is involved with the Fort Smith Home Show and the Fort Smith Blues Society Music Festival.
SEWICKLEY, Pa. (AP) â€” An Oklahoma man was fatally shot by police responding to a burglar alarm at a home in an upscale Pittsburgh suburb. The man had periodically stayed at the home before a court ordered him to stay away after he allegedly threatened the woman who lived there.
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office identified the dead man as Robert Brooks, 27, of Poteau, Okla. An autopsy scheduled Tuesday was expected to confirm that he died from being shot when Sewickley police answered the alarm Monday about 9:30 p.m.
The cause of a three-car accident in Poteau on July 3, has been released by the Poteau Police Department.
According to the accident report, Corey D. Cooper, 25, of Cameron, crossed the center line on north Broadway, striking another vehicle head-on. Cooper, who was traveling south on Broadway in a 2001 Black Ford pickup near the EZ Mart crashed into a 1995 Green GMC pickup driven by Gregory G. Allison, 44, of Poteau, according to the report.
William Francis â€śBillâ€ť Cox, 77, of Spiro died Monday, July 8, 2013. Services will be held at 10 .m. Thursday, July 11, at Victory Worship Center.
Norma â€śSueâ€ť Charlene McDaniel, 73, of Heavener died Sunday, July 7, 2013, in Heavener.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at Lovings Baptist Church. Burial will be in Lovings Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener.
Earl Finis Baldwin of Wister was born June 26, 1933. in Wister, the son of Troy and Ruth (Gullick) Baldwin. He died July 7, 2013, in Wister. He was a retired union carpenter and member of the Carpenterâ€™s Union Local 71 in Fort Smith, Ark. After retirement, he worked an additional 10-plus years as a greeter at Walmart in Poteau. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and Korean War and of the Assembly of God faith. He was married to Emma (Pendley) Baldwin. She preceded him in death on Jan. 31, 2010. He loved gardening, shooting pool and listening to and telling good jokes.