The Daily Press The Poteau Daily News | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-08-22T19:32:22-04:00 John Montgomery Scholarship Banquet slated for Saturday2014-08-22T19:32:22-04:002014-08-22T19:32:22-04:00Copyright 2010 The Poteau Daily NewsThe banquet will start at 6 p.m. Saturday [Aug. 23] at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.Tickets are available at the Poteau Chamber of Commerce. Adults are $25 and youths 17 and younger are $15. Corporate tables also are available.This year's guest speaker is Dr. Paul Beran, chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith.. The scholarship honors Dr. John Montgomery, a former Poteau resident and veterinarian from 1952. He had a hand in the organization of the local NAACP and was instrumental in bridging racial gaps in the mid-1900s. The scholarship banquet awarded five cash scholarships last year. For more information, to donate silent auction items or to make contributions fund, contact LeFlore County Branch NAACP President Wesley Hooks at (479) 420-3721. Poteau, OKNo author availableDr. John Montgomery Scholarship Banquet slated for SaturdayThe Poteau Daily to Brave the Mud2014-08-22T19:15:29-04:002014-08-22T19:15:29-04:00Copyright 2010 The Poteau Daily News“Last year’s mud run reached well beyond our expectations. We raised over $12,000 for the shelter because of the overwhelming response we received,” said Glenda Wise, race director. All profits will go directly to the Leflore County Women’s Crisis Services.Participants will slosh through muddy pits and complete challenging yet fun obstacles along the adventurous 5K. The race will start and end at the Leflore County Fairgrounds and go along the Frisco Trail. A few of the obstacles that mudders will encounter are The Barn Burner, a rope wall, and belly crawl through the mud pits. “The race course will change a bit and we’ve added a few obstacles, just to mix it up and keep it challenging for the veteran, brave mudders,” Wise said.Fees are $60 for individual and $55 each for teams of four or more. You can also watch the Brave the Mud Run Facebook page for special promotional codes. Participants can drop off a registration form at Don Wise Construction/Connie Wise Real Estate or go online at You can also contact Wise at (918) 839-4785 or for more information. Poteau, OKNo author availableTime to Brave the MudThe Poteau Daily Fire fights large blaze2014-08-22T19:10:13-04:002014-08-22T19:10:13-04:00Copyright 2010 The Poteau Daily NewsPoteau, OKNo author availablePoteau Fire fights large blazeThe Poteau Daily case of West Nile confirmed in Oklahoma 2014-08-22T14:36:50-04:002014-08-22T14:36:05-04:00Copyright 2010 The Poteau Daily NewsThe Tulsa Health Department confirmed the case on Thursday. The first confirmed case was in July in Major County.Few details about the persons infected have been released, other than that both are over the age of 50.There were 84 cases of West Nile virus in Oklahoma last year, including eight deaths.The virus is spread by the Culex mosquito, which feeds on infected birds and transmits the virus when biting humans, horses and other mammals. Symptoms include a sudden fever, headache, dizziness and muscle weakness.Copyright 2014 The Associated PressPoteau, OKNo author available2nd case of West Nile confirmed in Oklahoma The Poteau Daily got arrested?2014-08-22T11:39:13-04:002014-08-22T11:39:13-04:00Copyright 2010 The Poteau Daily NewsCF — criminal felonyCM— criminal misdemeanorFD — family docket such as child supportFor more information about an arrestee, you can search by name or case number on or 20Roxanne Gross, domestic abuse; $2,000 bondRobert Lann, public intoxication; $374 cash bondDavid Glenn Lann, disturbing the peace, public intoxication, littering; $910 cash bondNitah Balilli Gibson, driving under suspicion, defective vehicle = cash to Howe; $660 cash bondStephanie May Andrews, vagrancy, loitering, resisting; $782 cash bondNatalie Rae Carson, driving under influence; no bondAug. 21Dylan Blaine Sweeten, CM-13-189, RR-14-40, CF-2014-310; $12,451 cash bondNathan Andres Salcido, no drivers license, no insurance, obstructing, failure to yield to oncoming traffic; $1,082 cash bondErnie Lee McDaniel, CF-1999-00202; $575 cash bondNikita Beshars, CF-11-420; $901.68 cash bondDerrick Hetherington, CM-2012-602, CM-12-602; $1,331.00 cash bondThomas Millard, drug court sanction for four days; no bondAnthony Cole Faulkner, drug court sanction for four days; no bondMatthew Anthon Avery, drug court sanction for five days; no bondPoteau, OKNo author availableWho got arrested?The Poteau Daily missing girls found, are OK2014-08-20T19:31:08-04:002014-08-20T19:31:08-04:00Copyright 2010 The Poteau Daily NewsPoteau, OKNo author availableTwin missing girls found, are OKThe Poteau Daily teen birth rate second-highest in US 2014-08-20T13:28:39-04:002014-08-20T13:28:39-04:00Copyright 2010 The Poteau Daily NewsThe Oklahoman reports ( ) the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the 2012 findings on Wednesday. The 2012 rate was about 47 births per 1,000 teenagers ages 15 to 19. Only New Mexico had a higher rate.Oklahoma's teen birth rate has decreased over the past 20 years, but at a slower pace than in every state except North Dakota and South Dakota.The CDC says babies of teen mothers are at higher risk of low birth weight and preterm delivery.An Oklahoma City-County Health Department official says a lack of teen pregnancy prevention programs likely contributes to the high birth rate.__Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.comPoteau, OKNo author availableOklahoma teen birth rate second-highest in US The Poteau Daily got arrested?2014-08-20T11:39:36-04:002014-08-20T11:39:36-04:00Copyright 2010 The Poteau Daily NewsCF — criminal felonyCM— criminal misdemeanorFD — family docket such as child supportFor more information about an arrestee, you can search by name or case number on or 19Natica price, possession of controlled dangerous substance with intent, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana; $20,000 bondJason Dean West, CF-2013-00389, FMI-2012-00011, possession marijuana, possession paraphernalia; $8,305.06 cash bondMicheal Dougla Elmore, CF-2013-389, possession controlled dangerous substance, possession drug paraphernalia,; bond $3,000Robert Wayne Holt, CF-0702, CM-09-233, CF-07-330, CF-12-182; $1,287.16 cash bondDavid Hardin, CF-2014-24, TR-2014-01458, TR-2014-01459, TR-2014-01469, RE-2014091461; $1,287.50 cash bondDouglas Lynn Morton, CF-2014-295; $25,000 bondJeremy Mcghee, driving under influence; no bondJacob Dean Waymire, domestic abuse, no bondShawna Mae Mashaney, driving under influence, false information to police, possession controlled dangerous substance in presence of minor, possession marijuana, possession RX without RX, driving under suspicion, child endangerment, improper lane change; no bondAug. 20Sharon Irene Knapp, CF13-262; $275 bondPoteau, OKNo author availableWho got arrested?The Poteau Daily Poteau Police seeking publics help2014-08-20T11:59:57-04:002014-08-19T18:26:10-04:00Copyright 2010 The Poteau Daily NewsUpdated Aug. 20.Poteau Police are seeking help in identifying two people reportedly involved in separate crimes. On Tuesday [Aug. 19] Poteau Police Det. Mark Kannady released information about the two people being sought. Kannady said an elderly woman left her wallet in a shopping cart in the doorway at Walmart. He said a white female with dark hair, whose identity police are trying to learn, accompanied by another elderly female and small child walked up to other woman's abandoned cart and the female took the wallet, hid it in her basket and left the store. Kannady also is seeking information about the identity of a man who reportedly used a stolen debit card at a local bank.Poteau, OKKim RossUPDATE: Poteau Police seeking publics helpThe Poteau Daily Boozman, Inhofe to attend Arkansas hearing 2014-08-19T14:42:18-04:002014-08-19T14:42:18-04:00Copyright 2010 The Poteau Daily NewsThe two Republicans are to take part in the Regional Intermodal Transportation Authority hearing on Tuesday in western Arkansas.Boozman and Inhofe are members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee that has jurisdiction over both the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The two agencies are responsible for transportation infrastructure, including interstates and navigable waterways.Poteau, OKNo author availableSens. Boozman, Inhofe to attend Arkansas hearing The Poteau Daily