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April 16th, 2013

Heavener names Elementary Teacher of the Year

April 16, 2013

Sabrina Dyer has been named 2013  Heavener Elementary Teacher of the Year.
She is married to Jeremy and they have two sons, Sean, 9, and Johathan, 6.
Dyer taught fourth grade in Killeen, Texas, for two years and fourth grade at Bokoshe for three years.
She also worked on the High School Yearbook and was Junior High and High School Cheerleading sponsor at Bokoshe.
Dyer has been at Heavener for six years teaching math and music.  She also is the Junior High Student Council sponsor and coaches fifth and sixth grade academic team.

Honobia Senior Citizens Center

April 16, 2013

Honobia Senior
Citizens Center

HC 68 Box 478, Honobia, OK 74549
Contact: Tom Hefner, 580-271-8403
Honobia Senior Citizens Center is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to providing nutritious lunches for persons in this area five days per week. In order to continue to provide this service, we must rely on fundraising projects. These include playing bingo on the first Thursday of each month and a 5K Big Foot Run annually. A snack bar is available at these events. Occasionally, we have pie auctions and other special events. We invite you to come and join us.

Communities pull together to save park

April 16, 2013

On July 1, 2011, the Heavener Runestone Park ceased to be a state-run park and became a privatized recreational area managed by the Friends of the Heavener Runestone Park and Historical Site.
The Friends of the Heavener Runestone Park and Historical Site is a group of LeFlore County residents who have joined forces with the city of Heavener to save the park from closure and ensure its continued operation. The group works closely with and seeks advice from the Oklahoma Department of Tourism, maintaining an excellent working relationship.

LeFlore County Museum; keeping history alive

April 16, 2013

Artifacts of the past have found a new home with the opening of the LeFlore County Museum located on Dewey Street in Poteau.
The museum is located in the Hotel Lowrey building, which itself is a historical marker in Poteau. The museum opened its first exhibit on Veterans Day by displaying war memorabilia from several decades in the Lowrey lobby.

April 15th

Calling all cooks

April 15, 2013

A county Relay for Life team is sending out a call for recipes.
Cecil Woodward said the "Truckin' Out Cancer" team is raising funds for the annual event by putting together a cookbook and selling copies. Any recipes will be accepted, Woodward said.
The book should be complete by May 15 with copies for sale by June 1, he said.
This year's Relay for Life — a fundraising team walk — is scheduled for Sept. 7 at Costner Stadium.
Woodward said the team also is hoping to recruit more members.

LCYS hosts annual golf tournament

April 15, 2013

LeFlore County Youth Services Inc. will hold its 20th annual Golf Tournament on May 24 at the Choctaw Country Club in Poteau.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. and tee off is at 10 a.m. 
Proceeds of this event help finance non-funded programs for the agency, including summer recreational, missing children and the Adopt-An-Angel programs.
LCYS will provide lunch, drinks and door prizes.
The tourney will be four-person teams with an entry fee of $50 per person or $200 per team. Hole sponsorships are available for a $125 donation, which is tax deductible.

Two allegedly arrested after hostage situation

April 15, 2013

A report of people being held hostage in a home at Old U.S. Highway 59 resulted in law enforcement officers from multiple agencies surrounding the home.
Unofficial reports claim on person was arrested at the house while another fled on foot into a wooded area, armed with a shotgun.
A manhunt ensued with the use of police dogs while other officers created a perimeter surrounding the area.
At about 10:25 a.m., the person who fled into the woods was found by officers and arrested, according to law enforcement information.
It is unknown at this time if anyone was injured in the incident.

Nashoba Youth Foundation

April 15, 2013

Nashoba Youth Foundation

34865 Alma Lou Lane
Poteau, OK 74953
Contact: Lisa Fabian, 918-839-6306
nashobayouthfoundation@yahoo.com
Lisafabian47@yahoo.com

State-of-the-art library nearing completion

April 15, 2013

With the opening date drawing near for the Patrick Lynch Public Library, the finishing outside touches are being completed.
The new library, which is scheduled to open May 1, will replace the Buckley Public Library, located on Dewey Avenue. Until construction is complete, Buckley will remain open in its current capacity. After Patrick Lynch Public Library is completed, plans have been made to give the old facility to the Literacy Council of LeFlore County, which is now housed at Buckley.

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.

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