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Voters Approve Upgrades To Hospital In Poteau

LEFLORE COUNTY, OKLA. (KFSM) – LeFlore County, Okla., voters on Tuesday night approved a proposition that will use a tax increase to upgrade a local hospital. T...

LEFLORE COUNTY, OKLA. (KFSM) – LeFlore County, Okla., voters on Tuesday night approved a proposition that will use a tax increase to upgrade a local hospital.

The half-cent sales tax increase aims to renovate Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center in Poteau and re-open the hospital’s surgical department, which was closed by the state in February.

The measure passed 5,246 votes (77 percent) to 1,584 (23 percent). Only LeFlore County voters were eligible to vote in the election.