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May 16th, 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.
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.
The LeFlore County Extension of OSU Extension Services office is celebrating its 100th anniversary today [May 16] from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Join the Extension for their special day at the annex building located behind the LeFlore County Courthouse in Poteau.
A total of 1,187 students has been named to honor rolls at Southwestern Oklahoma State University for academic work during the 2014 spring semester on the Weatherford campus.
There were 486 students named to the Presidentâ€™s Honor Roll. An undergraduate student who earns all Aâ€™s in 12 or more hours during a semester qualifies for the Presidentâ€™s Honor Roll.
There were 701 students on the Deanâ€™s Honor Roll. An undergraduate student who completes 12 semester hours with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher with no grade lower than â€śCâ€ť qualifies for the Deanâ€™s Honor Roll.
Pastor Tom Lackey of the Presbyterian Church at the corner of Witte and Clayton Streets in Poteau guides a new 4-foot angel being placed by Jake French Thursday morning [May 15]. The angel is nestled in the center of the large garden on the southeast side of the church.
PDN photo by Kim Ross
LeFlore County Sheriff Rob Seale and Panama Police Chief John Whiteaker try to keep up with the large number of people who ordered hamburgers and hotdogs during Wednesdays [May 14] benefit for 5-year-old Emma Mortenson, who was diagnosed with cancer.
Al Hobaugh, chairman of the Cherokee West Genealogy Research and Development Association, will return to Poteau to conduct a free genealogy workshop May 27 at Kiamichi Technology Center.
Hobaugh said a similar workshop last drew a large attendance and led to a request for another one this year.
A free handout will be provided at the class. The three-hour workshop will start in the seminar room at 6 p.m. with the first 30 minutes being used as history class on the Western Cherokee Nation.
For more information call (918) 339-6333 or visit www.westerncherokees.com.
Kay Thomas, representing the Poteau Women's League, presents a $250 check to Nancy Hamlin, head librarian at Patrick Lynch Public Library. The donation is for Carole Gill, children's librarian,Â to use toward expenses in the upcoming Summer Reading Program. The Poteau Women's League support the Summer Reading Program annually.
The National Weather Service issued a flood warning Monday [May 10] lasting until Wednesday afternoon for parts of LeFlore County.
Areas under the warning are predominantly along the Poteau River.
More than 500 Carl Albert State College students received their degrees or certificates of completion during graduation ceremonies Friday night. Seventeen of the graduates received two degree or certificates and 235 students graduated with honors.