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The Community Resource Network Service Fair and Luncheon is scheduled for June 15, 2017 from 10am until 2pm at the Donald W. Reynolds Center in Poteau.


The purpose of the Fair is for area agencies to showcase their organization and give out information and a presentation of that services they provide to the community.

Booth services are available free of charge.

Booth setup is from 9 to 10 a.m. and breakfast will be provided for vendors.

Information booths will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to noon.

To set up a booth or for more information contact Royce Alverson at (918) 967-3325.





At approximately 4:18 am on May 22, 2017, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol were dispatched to the scene of a one vehicle accident that occurred on United States Highway 64 and State Highway 141.

The accident was approximately two miles north of Gans in Sequoyah County.


According to the report, a GMC Yukon driven by Matthew Neville 25, from Muskogee, was westbound on US64 when his vehicle departed the roadway to the left striking an embankment and a tree.


Neville was transported to Sparks Regional Medical Center by Pafford EMS and was admitted with head and trunk internal injuries, he is listed in stable condition.


According to the report the condition of driver: Odor of alcoholic beverage and the cause of collision: Intoxication and seat belts were not in use.


The accident was investigated by the OHP.




Enjoy a great day of Golf with business partners, co-workers and friends at the 20th Golf Tournament by Poteau Chamber of Commerce.


On June 26, 2017, over 100 golfers will take the course for a day of fun, networking and competition for the tournament that will consist of a Two-Man Team /4 Man Scramble.

Lunch will be served with all the drinks and beverage carts running through-out the tournament.

2- Man Team $130

Make your reservation now! Call 918-647-9178.

All Golfers receive a polo style golf shirt if pre-registered by June 15th.

Green Fees and Cart Fees Included.

Options Extras available to Boost Score.

Corporate Sponsors
AES, Arvest, AXIS Church, CASC, Choctaw Casino & Resort,
Dobson Technologies, DWRCC, EOMC, First National Bank,
JOB Construction, Knight & Stockton Law, OG&E, Oldcastle, ReMax,
Ron's Discount Lumber, Senator Mark Allen, The Community State Bank,
Adams Abstract, Watson Motors, BWC Roofing

More Sponsorships Are Available

Monday, 22 May 2017 00:01

Woman injured in ATV accident





According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, one woman injured after the ATV she was driving overturned.

The accident occurred at approximately 6:15pm on May 21, 2017 at the Sarge Creek UTV trails, located approximately 2 miles east of Kaw City, OK located in Kay County.

Kaitlin Schauf, 20, of Ponca City, was driving a Can Am 650cc on the ATV course approaching a berm. She was traveling too fast to negotiate the terrain causing the ATV to overturn  onto the driver side.

According to the report, Scauf was not wearing a helmet.

Schauf was transported by private vehicle to the Ponca City Alliance Health Medical Center in Ponca City and was admitted in stable condition for injury to arm.

The accident was investigated by the OHP

Sunday, 21 May 2017 23:41

Monroe Prayer Walk





Over 50 people gathered Sunday evening, (May 21, 2017) to pray for the people, churches and the community of Monroe, Oklahoma.

The prayer walkers, walked and prayed at  several locations in the community praying  safety, strength, courage and more.

The prayer walk was created to bring people together and make a positive impact in the community.






Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.


James 4:8


A one-day field class taught through Kiamichi Technology Center is being offered on Saturday June 3 from 9am until 5pm, retracing the steps of the first scientist to visit the Poteau River valley.

Thomas Nuttall wrote a journal of his travels, and the class will explore the local landscape through his eyes.


The cost is $50 which includes a box lunch and transportation.

The CIass will be taught by Steven D. Patterson, Ph.D. Restoration Ecologist.


About Thomas Nuttall
Thomas Nuttall arrived in Fort Smith on April 24, 1819--just shy of 200 years ago.
Fort Smith at the time was only about 16 months old.

"The class will visit sites he wrote about, starting with the old fort site where the Poteau River meets the Arkansas, and visiting existing prairie remnants and prairie restoration efforts. We'll end up near Lake Wister, where he camped one night," said Patterson.

Register on line at

For more information contact Nina Morgan at 918 647-5418







The Poteau Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Stuteville Chrysler* Dodge*Jeep* Ram Dealership to Poteau with a ribbon cutting.


The ribbon cutting took place during Stuteville’s Grand Opening Celebration on Friday May 19th.


Stuteville is located 3001 N. Broadway in Poteau, stop by and check out their great selections of Dodges and get a great deal on your next vehicle.







At approximately 2:54pm on May 20, 2017, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol were dispatched to the scene of a multi car accident that occurred at a store on United States Highway 259 in Smithville in McCurtain County.


According to the report, a 1992 Chevy pickup driven by Christopher Pitts, 18, of Smithville was turning right onto US259 from a store parking lot and pulled out in front of 2005 Peterbuit semi driven by Raymond Daniels, 41, of Theodore, Alabama.

The semi then ran off the roadway to the left, striking a gas pump and a 2015 GMC pickup driven by Robyn Tipton, 28, of Huntsville, Alabama that was sitting at the gas pump.

The semi then rolled ¼ of a turn landing on the passenger’s side.


Pitts was not injured.

Daniels was flown by Air-Evac to Hot Springs Memorial Hospital in Arkansas with internal-truck injuries. He was listed in stable condition.

Tipton was transported by EMS to McCurtain Memorial with leg injuries.

The accident was investigated by OHP.


According to a press release from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma Samuel Nolan Doty 47, of Tahlequah, pled guilty to Possession of Certain Material Involving Sexual Exploitation of Minors punishable by 10 to 20 years imprisonment, and up to a $250,000.00 fine or both.



The Indictment alleged that between on or about April 17, 2014, and on or about August 24, 2016, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, did knowingly possess, attempt to possess and access with intent to view matters which contained visual depictions, as that term is defined in Title 18, United States Code, Section 2256(5), the production of said visual depictions involved the use of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct, as that term is defined in Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2256(2)(A)-(B), and said visual depictions were of such sexually explicit conduct and had been transported in interstate commerce by computer.



The charge arose from an investigation by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, the United States Marshal’s Service, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.



Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow represented the United States.




Lunch and Learn is a regular event hosted by the Poteau Chamber of Commerce. The event includes a locally-catered meal and guest speaker. The public is invited via the Chamber’s Facebook page and must RSVP for the lunch which is usually $8.

Today’s meeting was led by Bonnie Prigmore, Executive Director of the LeFlore County Historical Society. Following lunch, Prigmore introduced the guest speaker, Patrick Weeks, President and CEO of the United States Marshals Museum in Fort Smith.

Weeks talk covered several aspects of the museum including the design, permanent galleries, procurement, and education aspects of the museum. Although the Museum has yet to be built, it is already impacting lives locally and regionally through programs, lectures, and events such as Winthrop Paul Rockefeller Distinguished Lecture Series, An Evening with George Washington, Bill Cooper’s Safe Kids! Fair, and Spring Lecture Series.

According to Weeks, actual dirt work will begin this summer and the museum’s scheduled opening date is September 24, 2019. This date corresponds with the 230 anniversary of President George Washington’s signing of the Judiciary Act of 1789, which created the United States Marshals Service.

The museum will have something for all three types of museum-goers: Streakers who rush through just casually looking at the exhibits, Strollers who walk around the museum just to have something to do indoors, and Studyers who spend time reading and examining exhibits trying to gain as much knowledge from the museum as possible.


About the United States Marshals Museum
In January 2007, former U.S. Marshals Service Director John Clark announced the decision that Fort Smith would be the home of the United States Marshals Museum. The board and staff of the Museum prioritizes honoring and telling stories of the USMS in its entirety, from the Judiciary Act of 1789 to present day.

The United States Marshals Museum will have three permanent gallery spaces, a temporary gallery space that will host ongoing new experiences and the Samuel M. Sicard Hall of Honor. The concepts of these galleries embrace the impressive scope and reach of the U.S. Marshals Service – Its vibrant and illustrious history, the Marshal’s presence in many definitive turning points in American history and the elements of modern service.

The United States Marshals Museum has been providing quality educational programming since its inception. Rooted in the history and mission of the United States Marshals Service, the programming and resources of the National Learning Center (NLC) are, and will continue to be, designed to reach all ages, locally and across the country. Currently over 13,000 students and their families in 487 classrooms across 20 states have participated in these programs.
For additional information about the United States Marshals Museum, check out the website at, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or see the Facebook page.




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Steampunk Festival
Fri May 26 @12:00AM
Poteau High School 50th Reunion
Sat May 27 @ 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Boys and Girls Club's Chalk the Walk Event
Thu Jun 01 @ 8:00AM - 02:00PM
“Tracing the Steps of Thomas Nuttall”
Sat Jun 03 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
LCYS Golf Tournament
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