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April 23rd, 2013

Relay for Life kickoff set for Monday

April 23, 2013

Relay for Life of LeFlore County will kick off this year’s program at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Poteau City Hall.
The annual cancer awareness and fundraising walk is planned for Sept. 7 at Costner Stadium.
Monday’s kickoff will include information tables and a chance to meet other participants.
A short video entitled “What is Relay” will be shown.
For more information, call April Leathers at (580) 513-6533 or e-mail her at april.leathers@cancer.org. More information is available at www.relayforlife.org/leflorecook.

April 22nd

Cinco de Mayo festival is canceled

April 22, 2013

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.

April 18th

Poteau Main Street Matters

April 18, 2013

Poteau
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 … 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 Bridgman’s Furniture.

Poteau Kiwanis Club

April 18, 2013

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.

April 17th

Mullin to host Congressional Service Academy

April 17, 2013

MUSKOGEE – 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 nation’s service academies.
“This 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,” said Mullin. “We have some very talented and bright students in the Second District and I hope they will take advantage of this opportunity.”

Organic Soil Workshop Set for April 27

April 17, 2013

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. 
Registration, due by April 22, costs $35 and includes lunch. Space is limited. 
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.  

Poteau Chamber of Commerce

April 17, 2013

Poteau Chamber
of Commerce

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.

Archeological park preserves Native American artifacts

April 17, 2013

The Spiro Mounds Site is one of the most important archeological discoveries in North America and Oklahoma’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.

April 16th

Annual Cavanal Killer slated for May

April 16, 2013

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 World’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

Smith qualifies for State Geography Bee

April 16, 2013

Shelby Smith, a seveth-grade student from Heavener Elementary School qualified for the State Geography Bee — 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.  

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