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April 1st, 2013

Storm season is here; be prepared

April 1, 2013

STILLWATER — Now that tornado season has arrived, Oklahomans need to know what to do at all times in the event of a weather emergency. Many people may not realize the safety precautions they need to take if they are at work, shopping at the local mall, participating in outdoor activities, attending a sporting event, camping or other event away from their home.

Father allegedly slain by son

April 1, 2013

A Panama man is dead, and his son is behind bars in connection with the slaying.
Arlen Buck Lockaby, 87, of Panama was found dead at his home on Williams Road on Friday evening after a family member went to check on him, according to LeFlore County Sheriff Rob Seale.
Seale said Lockaby's son, Tim Lockaby, 51, was at the home when deputies arrived.

March 29th

CASC to host job fair

March 29, 2013

The Division of Health Sciences held its sixth annual Employment and Education Fair on Wednesday in the Carl Albert State College Costner Balentine Ballroom.
Lois Gotes, CASC director of nursing, said the event is for students who are enrolled in the CASC Nursing, PTA and RADT programs.

Kiamichi Technology Center to host blood drive at Talihina campus

March 29, 2013

March 28, 2013- Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) invites all local area residents to donate blood this April at the upcoming blood drive hosted by Kiamichi Technology Center-Talihina. The blood drive will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, April 5 at 13224 SE 202 Road.

March 28th

CASC announces enrollment dates

March 28, 2013

Enrollment dates and the first day for 2013 summer and fall classes at Carl Albert State College have been announced with enrollment beginning in April.
Pre-enrollment dates include:
• Current CASC sophomores Wednesday, April 3, through Friday, May 10.
• Any current CASC students, Thursday, April 4, through Friday, May 10.
• New, returning and transfer students, Monday, April 8, through Friday, May 10.
• Concurrent students, Thursday, April 11, through Friday, May 10.
Additional enrollment dates include:
• Late enrollment for summer, Monday, May 20, through Friday, May 31.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary issues boating safety statement

March 28, 2013

Spring time may be just around the corner but the present cold waters of Green Country are still a hazard for hunters and fishermen. Countless boats are being put in the waters of local lakes, rivers and reservoirs as area outdoorsmen and women are enjoying the warmer air temperatures. Keep in mind the water temperatures are still cold enough to pose a serious hypothermia threat. Nationwide in 2011, 75 percent of all boating fatalities are the result of drowning. Almost 85 percent of the victims were not wearing life jackets.

March 27th

Easter egg hunt planned at Heavener Runestone Park

March 27, 2013

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 784 and volunteers will hold a Children’s Easter Egg Hunt at Heavener Runestone Park at 11 a.m. Saturday.
More than 4,800 plastic eggs filled with candy will be placed in four separate areas. The area ages are for children 3 and younger, 4 to 8, 9 to 12, and a special area for physically handicapped children.
Parents are reminded that mixed in with the candy eggs are special prize eggs that have a numbered ticket. Parents should be sure to check all the eggs before leaving Heavener Runestone Park and claim the prize the day of the hunt.

CASC regents meet in Sallisaw

March 27, 2013

Staff Writer

The Carl Albert State College board of regents named Kathy Quirk executive director of the CASC Development Foundation during a regular meeting at the college's Sallisaw campus.
Quirk has been managing the foundation on an interim basis, but the regents' actions made the job hers officially.
The regents meet twice a year at the J.T. & Mary Jo Stites Multipurpose Room at the Jerry Hetherington Center in Sallisaw, according to Judi White, director of public relations and marketing for Carl Albert State College.

Main Street Matters awards

March 27, 2013

Poteau Main Street Matters Executive Director Keri Powers said she’s hoping to see the pocket park on Dewey Street get a facelift. Powers made her remarks at the organization’s annual banquet Tuesday at the Reynolds Center.
She showed artist renderings of some of the planned improvements, including replacing the concrete flooring of the park with sod and building a stone and brick entry with iron gates that could be locked at night. Among the plans for raising money for the project are selling engraved bricks.

March 26th

House committee approves roofing bill

March 26, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma House committee approved a proposal Wednesday that its sponsor said would help protect Oklahomans from what he called subpar roofing "vultures" that swoop into the state after severe weather to take advantage of the desperate.
Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore, introduced a bill that would require roofers to buy a $30,000 bond the state could use to help reimburse customers for any damage caused. The House Economic Development and Financial Services Committee approved the proposal without opposition and sent it to the full House for consideration.

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