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April 3rd, 2013

Insurance Commissioner to speak at luncheon

April 3, 2013

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak will be guest speaker for the Poteau Chamber of Commerce Luncheon at noon Friday.
The lunch will be held in Health and Science Rooms 517-518 at Kiamichi Technology Center.
Doak's talk is expected to cover ISO rating, relationship to insurance premiums and firefighter and law enforcement pension funds, and insurance fraud and exploitation of the elderly.

Arvest; the perfect bank for your changing world

April 3, 2013

Arvest Bank is a regional bank that operates in a unique, customer-focused way. Arvest delivers the convenience and technological advantages of a large super-regional bank, but with the local commitment and decision-making of a local community bank. Our primary focus is on meeting and exceeding customer expectations through convenient hours, an extensive network of branches, competitive rates and pricing, technological innovation and offering a full line of banking, mortgage, investment, lending and wealth management services.
History

AES-Shady Point: Making a civic and economic impact for more than two decades

April 3, 2013

This year marks the 23rd year AES-Shady Point has called LeFlore County Home.
The 320 megawatt coal-fired plant located eight miles north of Poteau began construction in 1988 and officially began operations on January 15, 1991. The plant sells its electrical output to Oklahoma Gas and Electric, which provides power to more than 230,000 homes and businesses throughout a two-state region. The company also is the first facility in the United States to produce a food grade carbon dioxide.

April 2nd

Fruen defeats Craig in battle for Poteau chief's spot

April 2, 2013

Incumbent Chief Stephen Fruen defeated Jim Craig, investigator for the LeFlore County District Attorney's Office, in the race for Poteau police chief.
Fruen led 771-477, in what LeFlore County election officials were calling complete but unofficial returns at about 8 p.m. Tuesday night.
Craig was a longtime officer with the Poteau Police Department before moving to the District Attorney's Office. He is the son of longtime LeFlore County Sheriff Jack Craig.
The Poteau City Council appointed Fruen, a 10-year veteran, as chief in June 2012 after veteran Chief Billy Jack Smith died.

Runestone Viking/Celtic Festival entertainers announced

April 2, 2013

Celtic Cheer perfectly describes Timothy O’Brian’s Celtic Cheer Band which will be performing at the Runestone Viking/Celtic Festival on April 20-21 at Runestone Park in Heavener.
 Once described as “joyous noise” by the Tulsa World, Timothy O’Brian’s Celtic Cheer has made thousands of fans lives, well … more cheerful by entertaining them in a broad variety of venues from the Oklahoma House of Representatives, Tulsa Scottish Festival, Blue Grass Chili Festival, Oklahoma City’s St. Patrick’s Day events, Tulsa, Eureka Springs, Claremore, and many other large scale events.

Clothing giveaway scheduled for Friday

April 2, 2013

Witte Street General Store will hold a clothing giveaway in front of the store at 104 N. Witte from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, according to owner Darleen Seaman.
Poteau Main Street Matters is lending tables for the event, Seaman said.
"No questions, no forms to fill out — just come pick up some very nice clothes and shows," she said.
A variety of items in all sizes will be available. Free coffee and Bibles also will be given out, Seaman said.

April 1st

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.

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