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Commissioners set to discuss hospital Monday

April 18, 2014

The LeFlore County Commissioners are scheduled to discuss Monday [April 21] adopting an order to provide a one-half of one percent county sales tax to benefit Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center. If approved they will discuss a resolution for a special election to let the voters decide.
The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at the commissioners meeting room at the LeFlore County Courthouse.

Bearing the cross in LeFlore County

April 18, 2014

As Easter nears the annual trek by many to bear the cross of Jesus through LeFlore County was underway Thursday. On Friday [April 18], LeFlore County Sheriff's Department and LeFlore County Emergency Management employees carried the cross from Poteau to Heavener.

Photo Bomb event group holds ribbon cutting

April 18, 2014

Kreg Haney and partner Kacie J. Deere were supported by family, friends and area business owners Friday morning [April 18] as they held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center as the newest member of the Poteau Chamber of Commerce.
PDN photo by Kim Ross

PKMS Academic Team places at state competition

April 16, 2014

The Pansy Kidd Middle School Academic Team placed fifth at state competition this weekend at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. Pictured are Academic Team members Casie Morgan, Matthew Womack, Kennedy Thomas, Kaila Hughes, Hannah Smith and sponsors Patricia Hall and Danny Wright. 
Photo submitted

Historical society to meet April 17

April 16, 2014

The LeFlore County Historical Society will hold its monthly board meeting Thursday [April 17] at 5:15 p.m.
The meeting will be held in downtown Poteau at 313 Dewey Avenue in Poteau.

Tryouts for CASC athletics slated

April 15, 2014

Tryouts for Carl Albert State College’s athletic teams are scheduled.
Men’s basketball tryouts will take place today [April 15] at 1:30 p.m.
Women’s basketball is scheduled for Wednesday, April 16, at 2:30 p.m. at the Mick Thompson Fitness Center on the Poteau campus.
Men’s baseball is set for Tuesday, May 20, at 10:30 a.m. at the Carl Albert State College Baseball Field.
Women’s softball tryouts will be Tuesday, May 20, at 10:30 a.m. at the Carl Albert State College Softball Field.
For more information call Mike St. John at (918) 647-1376 or email him at

Tuition and meal rates to be discussed at CASC

April 14, 2014

The Carl Albert State College regents will meet today [April 14} at the Poteau campus.
Items on the agenda include discussion about tuition and meal rate increases and employment status of all employees.

1 dead, several injured in weekend wreck

April 14, 2014

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Barbara Montgomery, 43, of Red Oak was killed Friday night in a four-car accident east of Fanshawe.
The accident report shows a 2012 Nissan driven by a Poteau woman east on U.S. Highway 270 failed to see another car stopped to make a left hand turn. When the driver of the Nissan took evasive action by entering the westbound lane she struck head on a 2005 Dodge that Montgomery was a passenger in, according to the accident report.

Pocola fundraiser sends players to camp

April 14, 2014

The Pocola Quarterback Club held a garage sale and participated in the Dodge test drive event Saturday raising $4,600 to help the school's football players attend training camps.
PDN photo by Terri Fountain

Poteau City to test sirens at noon Thursday

April 10, 2014

The sirens will sound in Poteau at noon Thursday [April 10] as the city tests the system.

Smartphone workshop teaches tricks of the trade

April 9, 2014

A beginner and intermediate smartphone workshop will be held at the Kiamichi Technology Center in Poteau on April 11. The workshops will include use of the iPhone and iPad as business tools.
Registration is $15 for one workshop or $25 for both.
For more information or to register visit the website or call 1 (800) 658-2823.

Pedestrian struck by car in Poteau

April 9, 2014

Poteau Police and LeFlore County Emergency Medical Services are responding [April 9 at 2:25 p.m.] to a car v. pedestrian accident on North Broadway near Jensen's Lube.
One person is reported to have minor injuries.

Pocola Fire Chief job on the line

April 8, 2014

Several items are on the Pocola Board of Trustee's agenda for tonight [April 8] at 7 p.m.
Pocola Fire Chief Wesley Riggs is on the agenda for termination and a replacement is named should the council vote in favor of termination.
The meeting is held at City Hall in Pocola on South Pocola Boulevard.

Ag trade show has large turnout

April 8, 2014

Hundreds of people spent the day at the Eastern Oklahoma Ag Trade Show held at the LeFlore County fairgrounds Tuesday [April 8] afternoon.
PDN photo by Trayce Kerbow

Panama residents under boil order

April 8, 2014

Panama residents are under a boil order as of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday after a sewer line and water line were broken in the same location.
Panama Chief of Police John Whiteaker said the Panama Water Department has issued the boil order until further notice.

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