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Poteau to host library fundraising kick-off

October 5, 2011

The public is invited to the “New Direction –
Poteau Library Kick Off” that will be held at the
Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
The event will provide information to the public
about the progress, the direction and the goal of the
new library. Several members of the city council as
well as staff from the library will be in attendance.
The Kick Off will be held on October 6, from 5:30
p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided
for attendees.
For more information regarding the event contact
Marlene Dial with Regional Development Associates

August unemployment numbers show our area in highest region

October 5, 2011

According to a report from the
Oklahoma Employment Security
Commission local unemployment rates
have remained the same during the month
of August but that doesn’t help Southeast
Oklahoma who’s weighed in as the highest
region of unemployment.
The statistics released last week for
the month of August show that LeFlore
County is ranked with the second highest
unemployment rates in the state with
Sequoyah County topping the list as the
highest.
The OESC states in their report that in
August, Oklahoma’s seasonally adjusted
unemployment rate held steady at 5.6

Staying safe

October 5, 2011

Women from across campus at Carl Albert State
College attended the Safe Campus, Strong Voices
Workshop on Friday, September 30. Meg Nicholson,
from the District Attorney’s Office, was the keynote
speaker. Other speakers were Leah McLaughlin,
CASC VP of Student Affairs; Bob Hendricks, CASC
Director of Campus Police; Kerri Blair, CASC
Guidance Center Counselor; and Kim Hughes,
CASC Coordinator of Student Support Services/
Licensed Professional Counselor. Policies, procedures,
counseling services, confidentiality, precautions,
and victim’s resources were all highlighted

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