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Sunday, 05 July 2015 23:56

Peanut Butter Squares


Got this recipe from

36 bars

1 1⁄2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 lb confectioners' sugar (3 to 3 1/2 cups)
1 1⁄2 cups peanut butter
1 cup butter, melted
1 (12 ounce) bag milk chocolate chips



Combine graham crumbs, sugar and peanut butter and mix well.
Blend in melted butter until well combined.
Press mixture evenly into a 9 x 13 inch pan.
Melt chocolate chips in microwave or in double boiler.
Spread over peanut butter mixture.
Chill until just set and cut into bars (these are very hard to cut if the chocolate gets "rock hard".

Sunday, 05 July 2015 23:44



A 4TH of July accident occurred at approximately 1:50 pm July 4th on Interstate 40 eastbound side at mile marker 329 - 4 miles east of Roland in Sequoyah county.


According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol a 2003 Toyota SUV driven by Brandon Canada 31 of Knoxville Tennessee was traveling eastbound on I40, had a medical issue, departed roadway to the left and struck a tree.


Canada was pinned in the vehicle and freed by Roland Fire and Rescue and was then airlifted to Mercy Hospital in Ft Smith AR where he is listed in stable condition with leg injuries.


The accident was investigated by Trooper Steven Crooks of the Sequoyah County Detachment of Troop C.

On June 30, a Poteau High school Wreck-Less Drug Free Coalition student, Vikas Bhakta along with Co-Director, Tabitha Silva; and Director, Will McAlister placed informational stickers on the Oklahoma Social Host Law, a.k.a. Cody's Law, on 12 packs, 18 packs, 24 packs, and 30 packs of beer and other lower alcohol beverages in Northside Liquor and Bud's Country Junction.


This is the second round of Cody's Law sticker placement by Wreck-Less. The first was before Memorial Day Weekend.


They will do it again before Labor Day weekend. The stickers read as follows:


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DID YOU KNOW? Parents of Cody Greenhaw--a 16 year old boy who died of an overdose in 2004 while at a friend's house in Tulsa--successfully lobbied for the Oklahoma Legislature to pass Cody's Law in 2006. Cody's Law states that if kids under age 21 are drinking alcohol at a gathering, and you're provideing the location for that gathering, you're responsible--whether you're an adult or a minor, and whether you rent, own, or simply provide the location.


The first time offense carries an immediate fine of up to $500.00. If someone is injuured or killed bacause of it, you can be charged with a felony, punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $2,500.00.


Fines increase with additional violations--3 strikes gets you that felony conviction: 5 years, $2,500.00. IT IS ILLEGAL FOR YOU TO LET MINORS DRINK AT YOUR PLACE.

Cody's Law stickers placed on beer in local stores - 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 vote

According to a press release from the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, Eddie A. Brown 42 of McAlester, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 188 months imprisonment and 5 years supervised release for Distribution of Methamphetamine.


The charge is a result of an investigation by the District 18 District Attorney's Drug Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The defendant was indicted in September, 2014 and pled guilty in November, 2014.


The Indictment alleged that on or about March 20, 2014, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did knowingly and intentionally distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual), a Schedule II Controlled Substance.


The Honorable Ronald A. White, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending transportation to the designated federal prison at which he will serve his nonparolable sentence.


Assistant United States Attorney Shannon Henson represented the United States.

Compiled from Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Releases

SOUTHWEST ASIA, July 4, 2015 - U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Officials reported details of the latest strikes, which took place approximately between 8 a.m. yesterday and 8 a.m. today, local time, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

Airstrikes in Syria
Attack, bomber and fighter aircraft conducted 14 airstrikes in Syria:
- Near Al Hasakah, six airstrikes struck five ISIL tactical units, destroying four ISIL vehicles, two ISIL structures, an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL excavator.
- Near Aleppo, four airstrikes struck four ISIL staging areas.
- Near Kobani, three airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying seven ISIL fighting positons and an ISIL vehicle.
- Near Tal Abyad, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying an ISIL vehicle.
Airstrikes in Iraq
Attack, bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted nine airstrikes in Iraq, approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense:
- Near Al Huwayjah, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
- Near Fallujah, three airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units, destroying an ISIL anti-aircraft artillery, an ISIL fighting position and two ISIL bunkers.
- Near Makhmur, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying an ISIL heavy machine gun and an ISIL building.
- Near Mosul, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying an ISIL vehicle, an ISIL building and an ISIL tunnel.
- Near Sinjar, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying two ISIL buildings, an ISIL cache and an ISIL light machine gun.
Part of Operation Inherent Resolve
The strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the ISIL terrorist group and the threat they pose to Iraq, Syria, the region, and the wider international community. The destruction of ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the terrorist group's ability to project terror and conduct operations, officials said.
Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Jordan, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the United States, Bahrain, Canada, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Evangelist Sean LeTeff from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Pastor Brian McLaughlin of The Cornerstone Pentecostal Church were doing outreach handing out water and American flags at Poteau's Independence Day Celebration Saturday evening.




Everyone is invited to the revival beginning at 6:00 Sunday evening and at 7:00 Monday-Wednesday at the church located at 905 N. Witte in Poteau. For information, call 479-234-3355.

At approximately 7:33pm on July 4th, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol was notified by the Marshall County Sheriff's office that two people in a small boat were stranded and could not make it back to shore.

According to the report the boat was at the Washita Point on Lake Texoma.

The reports says that the wind had picked up and pushed the small boat out to the middle of the lake.

Trooper Chaffin and Trooper Pruitt, with Troop E of the OHP along with the Marshall County Water and Rescue team responded to the scene and safely brought the boat to shore.

Saturday, 04 July 2015 03:05

Celebrate America in Poteau


Poteau had plenty to offer at their 4th of July celebration.


The activities began at 6pm on the parking lot of the Donald W Reynolds Center, with water slides and other games for the kids, live music and of course fireworks.




Celebrate America in Poteau - 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 vote
Friday, 03 July 2015 22:45

Motorcycle accident in Sequoyah county

A personal injury collision occurred at approximately 11:50 am on July 3rd, on US Highway 59.

The accident occurre 8 miles north of Sallisaw in Sequoyah county.


According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a 2011 Harley Davidson MC driven by James Ledford 43 of Bixby, and a 2006 Jeep SUV driven by Brandon Kiser 31, of Parkhill were traveling southbound on US 59 when Kiser, slowed to make a left hand turn into a private drive. Ledford attempted to pass on the left and struck vehicle two in the side.

Ledford was treated and released from Sparks Hospital in Ft Smith AR. His passenger, Angela Sexton 46, of Glenpool was admitted to Sparks Hospital listed in stable condition with a leg injury.


Four passengers in the SUV were not injured.


Investigated by Trooper Sheldon Dobbs of the Sequoyah county detachment of Troop C. Assisted by Trooper Kyle Henson.

Friday, 03 July 2015 12:30

A fatality accident in McIntosh County

 A fatality accident occurred at approximately 6:10am on July 3rd in McIntosh County.


According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Nithin Gunda 22 from Fullerton, California was pronounced dead at the scene from multiple injuries from automobile accident that occurred on US69 one miles south of Onapa, in McIntosh county.

Gunda, who was driving a a 2015 Ford Fusion was northbound on US69 when the vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway into the median for approximately four hundred feet before running into the rear of a D6 dozer that was parked in a construction zone.

Gunda and one of his passengers, Kanduri Vivek, 23, from Overland, Kansas were ejected from the vehicle.

Asharan Gun-Fhoury 23, from Overland, Kansas and Anvesh Vyata (23 from Overland, Kansas were not injured.

Vivek, was transported to Eastar Hospital in Muskogee with trunk internal injuries.

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