By Kevin Harvison
Once again the McAlester Police Department and the McAlester Literacy Council are collecting new stuffed toys for the Cops for Kids project. The stuffed toys are given to children during crisis situations. Pictured from left with some of the donations are, Lucille Martinez, Alice Eakles, MPD Ptl. Mickey Verden and Dee Jordan. Donations are accepted in a playpen located on the main floor of the McAlester Public Library. Jordan has donated both years of the programs existence.