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May 27th, 2014

CASC releases Vike dates

May 27, 2014

The Carl Albert State College Vike Hike Committee has announced the dates for the next Vike@Nite 5k and also the next Vike Hike Half Marathon/5k.
The annual Vike@Nite Costume 5k will be Thursday, Oct. 23 beginning at 6 p.m. No road closure will take place, although traffic on the Poteau campus of CASC will be limited.
The Vike Hike Half Marathon and 5k will be Saturday, March 28, 2015, at 7 a.m. The bypass will be closed in accordance with ODOT recommendations just as it was for the 2014 event.

EOMC employees awarded for service

May 27, 2014

Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center presented the 2014 Years of Service Awards at a luncheon in the hospital cafeteria with staff from all department areas. Back row left: Ryan Huggins, five years, information services; Sancie Bandy, 20 years, PFS; Betty Murphy, 15 years, Medical Records; Carol Gonzalez, 35 years, Radiology and Randy Riser, five years, lab; middle row left: Linda Thornburg, 15 years, ESD; Tiffany Griffis, 10 years, QUPI; Dora Jimenez, 10 years, PFS; Anna Lloyd, five years, Physical Therapy and Mike Huggins, 15 years, Information Services.

Renovations at airport continue

May 27, 2014

The Robert S. Kerr airport in Poteau is undergoing some renovations as the ramp used for parking planes is being resurfaced. The job is expected to be competed in about 30 days.

May 20th

Memorial Day Benefit Wagon Ride

May 20, 2014

The Annual Memorial Day Benefit Wagon Ride will start from the LeFlore County Fairgrounds this Saturday [May 24] at 8 a.m. and will conclude in participating in the Old Fort Days Rodeo Parade in downtown Fort Smith on Monday morning. All horse drawn or mule pulled wagons are encouraged to ride along. For more information you can contact Helen Hicks at (918) 721-4448 or Wayne Woolery at (479) 414-2775.

May 19th

TCSB awarded transportation bid

May 19, 2014

A $640,000 transportation bond passed by voters to benefit the Poteau School District has been bid and voted on by the Board of Education.
The Community State Bank was one of four banks who submitted a bid to finance the bond. They provided the lowest interest rate and were approved by the board.

Thor's Hammer

May 19, 2014

County commissioners hold weekly meeting

May 19, 2014

The LeFlore County Commissioners will hold their regular weekly meeting at 9 a.m. today {May 19] at the LeFlore County Courthouse.

Local choir makes state grade

May 19, 2014

The Treble Choir of the Cavanal Chorale received an honorable mention April 26 at the State Junior Music Festival held at Southern Nazarene University. They performed “Ubuntu” in the upper elementary ensemble competition. The choir is under the direction of Matthew Houston of Heavener.
The Poteau Musical Arts Society paid the entry fees for the students attending the state competition. The Poteau Musical Arts Society is a member of the Oklahoma and National Federation of Music Clubs.

May 16th

Historical lecture draws large crowd

May 16, 2014

A large number of people attended a lecture by Oklahoma Historical Society Director Bob Blackburn Friday afternoon at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
Blackburn was the guest speaker during the monthly First Friday luncheon hosted by the Poteau Chamber of Commerce.
Robert S. Kerr's impact on the county, state and nation as well as sustaining Kerr history were the main topics of Blackburn's speech.

State Historical Society director to speak at First Friday lunch

May 16, 2014

Oklahoma Historical Society Director Bob Blackburn will discuss the impact of Robert S. Kerr today [May 16] at noon during the Poteau Chamber of Commerce First Friday Lunch.
The event will be held at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center Salon B.
For more information call (918) 647-9178.

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