August 20th, 2012
Florita Marie Lord, 66, of Heavener died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener with burial in Conser Cemetery, Hodgen.
Cheryl Lynn Janssen, 57, of Howe died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, in Poteau. No services are planned. Online condolences may be left at the Dowden Funeral Home website, dowdenfh.com.
Sonny Davis, 90, of Talihina died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, in Talihina.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the Talihina High School Auditorium with Cecil Holcomb and Don Taylor officiating.Â Burial will be in Old Town Cemetery, Tuskahoma, under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Two people were arrested Saturday night after Wister Police Department reportedly discovered children living among garbage, animal feces and rotten food.
Jonathon Glover, 23, and Jennifer Ford, 27, both of Wister are being held in the LeFlore County Detention Center on charges of child endangerment, child neglect and trespassing.
According to the arrest report, police found two toddlers in need of medical attention and living in a home with animal feces, garbage and rotten food in the floors.
The polling place for LeFlore County Precinct 304 has changed, according to Election Board Secretary Phillip Zearley.
Beginning with the Aug. 28 primary runoff election, Precinct 304 voters will cast their ballots at the Octavia Baptist Church at 68623 Highway 259.
Residents previously voted at the Octavia Fire Department.
The LeFlore County Public Buildings Authority met Monday morning and upon receipt of contract bonds and a certificate of insurance from Oakridge Builders gave the go-ahead to start the construction of a new health department in Poteau.
According to the job superintendent with ORB, the structural dirt work is progressing and they are waiting for geothermal results and engineering designs before the new geothermal environmental control system can by installed.
The facility is scheduled to be completed by June.
Where were you then?
How you ever had those conversations that start with I remember exactly where I was . . .
We certainly have. In a new series that will run in the Tuesday edition of Poteau Daily News we will randomly select a story that ran in the paper sometime in the last 100 years and we will do an update.
For example where were you on October 14, 1999 when the brand new Poteau Police Department was officially dedicated? We want to tell you what has changed at the department since that day.
The final day of the 2012 Red Oak Eagle Classic baseball tournament was rained out on Saturday.
The final three games, the consolation championship, third-place game and title game, have tentatively been rescheduled for Monday.
However, since the Wister Wildcats have a pair of Green Valley Conference games against Howe on Monday, the Classic's final three games may be rescheduled once more.
This story will be updated as news warrants.
BROKEN ARROW â€” Two big wins against Class 6A school got the Poteau Lady Pirates off to a good start on the right track Friday in the Broken Arrow Tournament.
The Lady Pirates (8-0) remained unbeaten after victories of 4-1 against Tulsa Union and 1-0 over Edmond Santa Fe.
â€śIâ€™m pretty proud of them,â€ť said Misty Collins, Poteau's coach. â€śWeâ€™ve done well around our area, so itâ€™s good to see them come up here and play with these bigger schools, too. We got to keep it up, though.â€ť
PANAMA â€” Two LeFlore County softball teams, the host Panama Lady Razorbacks and the Spiro Lady Bulldogs, found themselves two wins from reaching tonight's title game of the 2012 Lady â€™Back Classic.
Class 2A's defending state champion Lady â€™Backs posted a pair of shutouts on opening day Thursday night, blanking Sallisaw-Central 10-0 and Muldrow 7-0.