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May 13th, 2013

McKee wins raffle

May 13, 2013

Marvin McKee, of Blackfork, Ark., was the winner of the shotgun raffle at the May 5 fundraiser for the Haw Creek Fire Association. The association said the fundraiser was a success and expressed thanks to LeFlore County Pawn and Gun in Heavener for help in obtaining the shotgun.

Area students compete in State Music Festival

May 13, 2013

Ten local students from the district junior music festival competed at the Oklahoma Federation of Music Clubs State Junior Music Festival.
"Our district had one winner and three honorable mentions," said Natlynn Hayes, District 5 festival chairman.
Elyse Marquardt was a winner in the piano solo very difficult II division.
Ethan Heath received an honorable mention in the musical theatre junior III division.  
Raegan Thomas received an honorable mention in the vocal art song senior II division.
Trenton Underwood received an honorable mention in the hymn playing primary B division.

May 9th

Heavener High School and OBI partner for blood drive

May 9, 2013

Oklahoma Blood Institute is partnering with Heavener High School to host a blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday in the Home Economics room.
OBI provide all blood needed by patients in Choctaw Nation Health Care System and 140 others across the state.
Sign up in Ms. Wiley’s room. All students must have signed permission slips.

WIC can make positive impact

May 9, 2013

The special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), available through the LeFlore County Health Department, can make positive changes in the health of pregnant women, infants and children up to five years of age.
 
WIC is a federally funded nutrition education and supplemental food program for pregnant and breastfeeding women, or women who have delivered within the last six months, as well as infants, and children under age five (5). Participants must qualify for the program.   Applicants must qualify within income guidelines, then at nutritional risk through a health assessment. With unemployment rates high at this time, more families are qualifying for this program, not only through income variables but nutritional risk as well due to the fact with less money in the household, nutritious foods are not purchased, which ultimately means less healthy individuals. Please see recent income eligibility guidelines listed below.
 
Once certified, participants will receive food instruments from LeFlore County Health Department to obtain supplemental food items such as milk, cheese, fruit juice high in vitamin C, eggs, iron-fortified formula and cereal, dried beans, peanut butter, tuna and carrots. 
 
The WIC program provides nutrition education to all participants to learn more about nutrition and have questions answered by nutrition professional.
 
The program also introduces participants to other health care services offered within the LeFlore County Health Department such as immunizations, family planning and guidance services.
 
For more information or an appointment please call LeFlore County Health Department at 918-647-8601.
 
LeFlore County Health Department is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

May 7th

Trail of Tears Walk held in Spiro

May 7, 2013

The public is invited to join the 2013 Trail of Tears Walk is scheduled for May 18 at Skullyville Cemetery outside the city limits of Spiro, according to the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
Participants are asked to come early and park at the Choctaw Community Center and ride a shuttle bus to the starting point of the walk.
Drivers will begin taking passengers to the cemetery at 9 a.m.
The walk will begin at 10 a.m.
Lunch will be served to all who participate.
Walk T-shirts may be ordered online at www.choctawnation.com. For more information, call (800) 522-6170 Ext. 2162.

American Legion to host fishing derby

May 7, 2013

Heavener American Legion Post 188 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8403 will hosting the Kids Fishing Derby on 18 May 2013 at the City Park Pond.
The Derby will be a catch, weigh and release event to promote conservation.
Competition categories will be age 5 and under, 6 to 10 and 11 to 15.
First through third prizes will be awarded in each category by weight, with a grand prize for overall best weight. The derby will run from 9 a.m. through noon with free hotdogs and chips served from noon to 1 p.m. while results are tallied.

April 29th

Area DAV recognizes local volunteers

April 29, 2013

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 63 salutes it members and supporters in honor of National Volunteer Month.
DAV volunteers have has logged more than 5,000 volunteer hours, according to chapter Cmdr. Charlie Horsley.
DAV volunteers have aided residents who have lost everything to fires, helped with the Thanksgiving and Christmas meals at the school and presented Veterans Day programs at schools and nursing homes, Horsley said..

Howe Alumni reunion slated for May 18

April 29, 2013

The Howe School Reunion/Banquet will be held Saturday, May 18, at Howe Public Schools.
All graduates, former classmates, teachers, staff, and their families are invited. The event will be first come, first served with admission $10 at the door. Yearly alumni dues are $1, payable to Howe Alumni Organization.
The doors will open at 10 a.m. in the cafeteria and close at 2 p.m. reopening at 5 p.m. The meal will be served from 6-7 p.m., and reunion attire will be casual. The meal will include, potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans, rolls, dessert and drinks.

Area paramedic receives top honors at state ceremony

April 29, 2013

LeFlore County Emergency Medical Services and employees were honored during the annual Oklahoma Emergency Medical Technician Association banquet.
Anthony Stankewitz, 21, of Spiro, heard his name out called out during an awards ceremony last week in Tulsa as the 2012 Paramedic of the year. The award, which is peer based by nomination, recognized Stankewitz as the top outstanding Paramedic in Oklahoma.
His nomination was written by LCEMS Director, Dave Grovdahl.

Oaks Healthcare Center, providing happiness, love and quality of life

April 29, 2013

The Oaks Healthcare Center is proud to remain one of the biggest employers in Poteau. Some may recall the day when the Oaks was considered the old folk’s home where everyone goes when they are at the end of the road of life. Those days are long gone.
The Oaks is a hustling, bustling place full of love and life. The Oaks has a fully staffed rehabilitation department that has a long list of many patients they have got back on their feet again and home.

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