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September 15th, 2014

Jackie Mae Steel

September 15, 2014

Jackie Mae Steel, 86, of Wister died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Poteau.

Jackie was born April 5, 1928, in Swink to James and Ruby (Roland) Woolery.

She was retired from Pacific Telephone. Jackie was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Tom Steel; daughter, Sharon Gutierrez; and siblings, Truman Woolery and Iva Moody.

Mona L. Crawford

September 15, 2014

Mona L. Crawford, 88, of Pocola died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Spiro.

Mona was born Sept. 10, 1926, in Fanshawe to Raymond and Alice (Jones) Armstrong.

She was a teacher at Pocola Elementary until she retired. Mona was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Crawford; daughter, Glenda Harvell; shared daughter, Heather Crawford; and brother, Bill Armstrong.

Herbert Boyd Reading

September 15, 2014

Herbert Boyd Reading of Heavener was born Feb. 15, 1937, in Rose Hill to Azariah William and Lula Reading and passed away Sept. 13, 2014, in Heavener at the age of 77.

VIDEO: Bigger upset loss, Saints or Seahawks?

September 15, 2014

VIDEO: Bigger upset loss, Saints or Seahawks?
SI.com's Andrew Perloff, Aaron Nagler and Chris Burke discuss the upset losses by the Seattle Seahawks and the New Orleans Saints in Week 2.

VIDEO: Cowboys bounce back with dominant win over Titans

September 15, 2014

VIDEO: Cowboys bounce back with dominant win over Titans
Joe Buck and Troy Aikman break down the Cowboys' win.

Poteau Upper Elementary parent-teacher meetings this week

September 15, 2014

Parent/Teacher Conferences at Poteau Upper Elementary will be held Tuesday [Sept. 16] and Thursday [Sept. 18] from 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Individual times are scheduled and can be confirmed or arranged through the UES Office, at (918) 647-7760.

THE FOLLOWING PARENT WORKSHOPS ARE AVAILABLE BOTH EVENINGS:
• ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS (ELL) PARENT MEETING        1:45-2:45 p.m.

Who got arrested?

September 15, 2014

The following people were booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center overnight. The information was gathered from the jail's daily roster and only shows booking information. Only those with a case number listed have been charged. Stay tuned each morning to see who was arrested overnight.
CF — criminal felony
CM— criminal misdemeanor
FD — family docket such as child support
For more information about an arrestee, you can search by name or case number on www.ODCR.com or www.OSCN.net.

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Groundbreaking ceremony set for marshals museum

September 15, 2014

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Officials have scheduled a formal groundbreaking ceremony for the U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith.

The Times Record reports (http://bit.ly/1tUxr7V ) that the hour-long ceremony is set for Sept. 24 for the estimated $50 million project to commemorate the 225th anniversary of the creation of the U.S. Marshals Service.

The museum is to be built on the banks of the Arkansas River in Fort Smith — overlooking Oklahoma.

First annual veteran information day set this month

September 15, 2014

U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-2nd District, will hold the first annual veteran information day this month in several locations, including Poteau.

"We want our veterans to know about every service that is available to them,” said Mullin in a press release. “There are many resources out there and groups that want to help. We are bringing all of those resources together under one roof so veterans can easily learn about the services available to them in their own community and in the area in general.”

Oklahoma trooper jailed on sex assault complaints

September 15, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a state trooper has been arrested on complaints of kidnapping, rape and other sexual-assault crimes.

Trooper Eric Roberts was arrested Monday and taken to the Creek County jail. Capt. George Brown says the 42-year-old has been on administrative leave since July 24, when a woman alleged he raped her following a traffic stop. The woman has also filed a lawsuit.

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