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September 12th, 2012
For the past 39 years, LeFlore County Youth Services, Inc. has gathered donations and money from fundraisers in hopes of building a debt free facility that houses the emergency shelter along with administrative offices.
They raised $368,026 and began construction but fell short of the total cost for completion. The organization is now in need of raising the additional $469,024 to avoid paying on the facility for the next 20 years.
The 2nd Annual Health and Emergency Expo will be held in a new location this year to accommodate more activities, vendors and demonstrations.
According to Dave Grovdahl, LeFlore County EMS director, the new location was needed as the expo grows. This year the event will be held at the LeFlore County Fairgrounds south of Poteau.
According to Grovdahl, there will be health and safety information booths and entertainment for children and adults.
Arts and crafts vendors will be on site and exhibits will be on display by fire, police and EMS.
The Joe Neff memorial run is set for Saturday, Sept. 15 with registration beginning at 10 a.m. at The Rock Bar on Dewey Avenue in Poteau. The ride begins at 11 a.m. Stops along the way will include Harvey's, End of Trails Eatery, Ed and Linda's, The Boxcar and The Longbranch for a group photo.
At the end of the ride organizers will offer a barbecue brisket dinner for $5 per person. Also available for purchase are Neff Memorial Run T-Shirts for $12. The cost to enter the memorial run is $20 per vehicle. Motorcycles, cars, trucks and jeeps are all welcome.
Kiamichi Technology Center and the Poteau Chamber of Commerce have teamed together to offer a workshop for local employers.
The seminar, â€śHow to Recruit and Interview the Best Hourly Workers,â€ť will be held Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and at the Kiamichi Technology Centers Seminar Center in Poteau. The specific content will include: Â¨Strategies for attracting the hourly workers you really want and the top six interview questions ever asked.
Enhancing The Professional Woman seminar and a Small Business Vendor Showcase are the features of a September 19, 2012, event scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center. Registration is $25 per person for the seminar only or $45 for seminar registration and vendor fee. Registration fees include the cost of lunch and may be made online at www.ruralenterprises.com.
Here is the link to a video taken by PDN Publisher Robert Shearon at the Annual Sportsman's Festival this weekend in Poteau
The celebration of life service for William Elijah Lyon will be today at the Donald W. Reynolds Center in Poteau. The service will be broadcast live on-line for anyone who is unable to attend. Follow the link below to shawnsanomaly.org and click on the link for Liams service
By Regina Smith
A local family has come home to the arms of the community who continues to rally behind them after the loss of their son on Sept. 3.
Several events are in the works in honor of William Elijah Lyon, affectionately named Liam, who was born Feb. 18, 2011 with a fatal heart condition. Liamâ€™s journey was followed by people all over the world on the two Facebook pages dedicated to him. The support of his extended Facebook family has helped the family a great deal during his struggles and it continues today.
According to Emergency Management Director Michael Davidson, portions of Talihina have evacuated after a six inch gas line was broken by private contractors working on a road bore.
Several homes and businesses in the immediate area around the gas main were evacuated.
The City offices have temporarily been relocated to the Talihina Fire Department until the line is fixed.
According to Davidson, it may take up to seven hours before crews are able to have the leak contained.
Emergency crews will remain on standby until then.
The Poteau City Council received the 2010-11 fiscal audit report Tuesday night during their regular meeting.
The report showed there were many improvements since the previous audit and only a few insignificant issues to address.
According to the report, the City saw $6.3 million increase during the fiscal year but the majority of that increase was due to a donation for the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
The 2011-12 audit is being completed by BDK, LLP, a governmental accounting agency.