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April 15th, 2013

Area youth center moves into new facility

April 15, 2013

Construction on the new headquarters for the LeFlore County Youth Services is completed and a new director has taken the reins.
The new 7000-square-foot facility houses not only the LCYS offices, but also the emergency children’s shelter. In the past, LCYS headquarters had been based out of the DIAL building on Dewey Avenue in downtown Poteau and the emergency children’s shelter had been based out of the Reed House near Pansy Kidd Middle School.

April 12th

Filmakers to burn the midnight oil during CASC race

April 12, 2013

A unique opportunity for filmmakers is coming to Carl Albert State College on Friday and Saturday.
The inaugural Midnight Oil Film Race will begin on Friday at 11:30 p.m. and end on Saturday, April 20 at 11:59 p.m.
Marcus Blair, CASC film studies instructor, said teams will have 24 hours to complete a film. There can be up to five filmmakers plus as many actors as needed per team to produce a five minute short film. Just prior to the beginning of the 24 hour time period, a theme, item, and action will be revealed to teams that must be incorporated in the films.

End of season dinner hosted by FCC Poteau

April 12, 2013

To mark the end of the tax season and raise money for various causes, the Christian Women's Fellowship of First Christian Church in Poteau holds a luncheon as near as possible to "tax day," April 15.
This year's dinner will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the church at Parker and Witte.
The menu includes zesty chicken pasta, salad, rolls, cookies and a drink. Cost is $7 and carry-outs will be available by calling 647-3400 on the day of the lunch.
Advance tickets area available at True Value hardware or the church office.

Cavanal Chorale

April 12, 2013

Cavanal Chorale

24874 Wolf Mountain Road
Wister, OK 74966
Contact: Noma Curtis, 918-649-0453

Cavanal Chorale was founded in 2008 by Brian Holloway, who wanted to establish an ensemble that would perform advanced-level choral repertoire of various genres. The first concert series was presented in July, 2008. To date, nine themed concerts series have been performed in local venues, plus the first production of the opera, “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” which is planned as an annual event.

David Grovdahl named national innovator in emergency medical services

April 12, 2013

“It was Divine influence that brought my family here. This community fits us,” said David Grovdahl, director of LeFlore County Emergency Medical Services. “Me and my wife Shannon love our jobs. We are home ... we finally feel like we are where we are meant to be.”

A lifetime of dedication to LeFlore County

April 12, 2013

For nearly four decades, a Poteau man has dedicated his life to making a positive impact on youth in need, but that era came to an end after Rick Couri’s retirement in December.
Couri, 65, has spent the past 39 years of his life working for LeFlore County Youth Services. During his time with the organization, he has had an effect not only on the children he has helped and their families, but also on a community and his co-workers.

April 11th

Multiple injuries in head-on collision in Howe

April 11, 2013

A head-on collision in Howe at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning has resulted in several people injured.
Witness reports say an SUV crossed the center line of U.S. Highway 59 striking a semi-tractor trailer head on.
Moments after the impact, witnesses say the semi exploded.
Emergency crews from Howe Fire and Police, LeFlore County Emergency Medical Services, Tulsa Life Flight and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol were on scene.
Initial reports say three people were injured in the accident. Two people were flown from the scene by medical helicopter.

Dori’s expands to include county transport services

April 11, 2013

Dori Wiles Bowman has been known for two decades as the lady to go to for all your hair care needs. But recently she expanded her services by opening Dori’s LeFlore County Transport.

Poteau Chamber of Commerce continues moving forward

April 11, 2013

The Poteau Chamber of Commerce has been serving business and the community since 1912.

Officials at the chamber office like to say that they are a one-stop center for information on businesses, events, area attractions, maps, phone books, rental lists, industry lists, state information and statistics.
Karen Wages is the executive director; Shannon delaCruz serves as administrative assistant-events coordinator; and Patty Curry is the accounts manager.

Disabled American Veterans and Auxiliary Chapter #63

April 11, 2013

Disabled American Veterans
and Auxiliary Chapter #63

6503 N. Broadway (P.O. Box 824)
Poteau, OK 74953
Contact: Office, 918-721-1935; Charlie Horsley, 918-721-4219;
Ray Helton: 918-649-4861

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