Archive - 2013 - News Article
Plans for a Cinco de Mayo festival in Poteau have been canceled.
Folks looking for traditional Mexican entertainment that weekend aren't out of luck, however.
Heavener Runestone Park will hold its Latin Flair Festival from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 4, according to organizer Mike Kennerson.
Poteau Main Street Matters dropped plans for it May 5 celebration because preparations fell behind schedule with the recent departure of executive director Kerri Powers, said new manager Eric Standridge.
Main Street Matters
P.O. Box 353 or 104 N. Witte Ave., Poteau, OK 74953
Contact: Eric Standridge, Program Manager at 918-647-8648
Historic Downtown Poteau: Preserving the Past â€¦ Planning for the Future. Downtown Poteau was developed as the business hub of the community in the early 1900s. We still have businesses that have been here since 1896 like Bridgmanâ€™s Furniture.
Poteau Kiwanis Club
700 S. Broadway, Poteau, OK 74953
Contact: Craig Hall, 918-647-4443
The Poteau Kiwanis Club is a service organization with a primary emphasis on serving the youth of our community.
The Kiwanis Club meets each Thursday at noon at the Western Sizzlin.
The Club has several events each year to serve Poteau and the surrounding community.
Each year, the Kiwanis Club puts on the Little Olympics in April, a popular event held at Costner Stadium, drawing elementary students from all over LeFlore County to Poteau for a fun evening of running and competing.
MUSKOGEE â€“ DATE- Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) will host a Congressional Service Academy information session for Second District students interested in applying to one of the nationâ€™s service academies.
â€śThis is a chance for students, parents and school counselors to come and get the information they need on the service academies and the types of candidates they are looking for,â€ť said Mullin. â€śWe have some very talented and bright students in the Second District and I hope they will take advantage of this opportunity.â€ť
Learn organic methods for building soil fertility at a Kerr Center workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, from 9-5, at center headquarters.Â
Registration, due by April 22, costs $35 and includes lunch. Space is limited.Â
For more information call the center at (918) 647-9123, or visit www.kerrcenter.com to see the workshop schedule/agenda and to register.
Participants will learn ways to improve the soil on their farm or in their garden.Â Â
201 S. Broadway
Poteau, OK 74953
Contact: Karen Wages, 918-647-9178
Mission: The Poteau Chamber of Commerce is organized to advance the general welfare and prosperity of the Poteau trade area so that its citizens and all areas of its business community shall prosper. All necessary means of promotion shall be provided and particular attention and emphasis shall be given to the economic, civil, commercial, industrial and educational interests of the area.
The Spiro Mounds Site is one of the most important archeological discoveries in North America and Oklahomaâ€™s only state archeological park. Spiro is the westernmost site of a complex cultural tradition in the Southeast called the Southern Cult or Southeastern Ceremonial Complex. The site, occupied from AD 850 to 1450, was home to powerful leaders who directed the building of the nine platform and burial mounds on the 80-acre site. These leaders governed farmers in outlying villages who probably provided labor for mound-building.
Spring is in the air, so put some spring in your fitness routine. Will you accept the challenge of walking or running to the top of the Worldâ€™s Highest Hill?
Consider joining the sixth annual Cavanal Killer 5-mile Walk-Run.
The walk/run will be Saturday, May 11. Registration for runners will begin at 7:30 a.m. and registration for walkers will start at 8:30 a.m. at Poteau Elementary School. Those running in the Killer will leave the school at 8:15 a.m.; walkers will leave at 9:30 a.m. The race will end at the pavilion atop Cavanal Hill
Shelby Smith, a seveth-grade student from Heavener Elementary School qualified for the State Geography Bee â€” the only student from LeFlore County to do so. The bee was held on April 5 at the University of Oklahoma Campus in Norman. Shelby's parents are April and Cody Smith. Â
Sabrina Dyer has been named 2013 Â Heavener Elementary Teacher of the Year.
She is married to Jeremy and they have two sons, Sean, 9, and Johathan, 6.
Dyer taught fourth grade in Killeen, Texas, for two years and fourth grade at Bokoshe for three years.
She also worked on the High School Yearbook and was Junior High and High School Cheerleading sponsor at Bokoshe.
Dyer has been at Heavener for six years teaching math and music. Â She also is the Junior High Student Council sponsor and coaches fifth and sixth grade academic team.