Commissioners elect Smith as chairman

POTEAU—The LeFlore County commissioners elected Lance Smith as chairman and Derwin Gist as vice chairman at their weekly meeting Monday morning.

Smith, Gist and Craig Olive were present at the meeting.

The commissioners discussed the Conser Road project, which has been slowed due to weather, and got a report from Tim Wilson with JOB.

A resolution declaring every Friday as “wear red Friday” to support the military members serving was also approved.

Commissioners approved a lease-purchase document with LeFlore County, Oklahoma State Bank and Bob Moore Ford for six vehicles to benefit the sheriff’s department.

They also approved the treasurer’s monthly report and approved an Oklahoma Historical Society letter as submitted by Kiamichi Housing Authority to receive 2018 capital funding.

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