April 5th, 2013
What began 17 years ago in a small little shop with two nail technicians has grown to a full service salon with five hair stylist and the same two nail technicians.
Linda Delap and Missy Alexander opened the Onyx Shop in Wister in 1995 chatting things up with the ladies while sculpting their nails.
A few years later, Linda and Missy closed the Wister shop and relocated to the Tortoise and the Hair in Poteau.
As their clientele grew, the ladies decided to, once again, go out on their own.
For over sixty years the name Kerr has been associated with progress, education and sustainability.
Robert S. Kerr was Oklahomaâ€™s first native-born governor, a wealthy oilman and a powerful U.S. senator. But he never forgot the lessons of land stewardship he learned as a boy growing up on a small farm near Ada.
Enchanted with the beauty of southeastern Oklahoma, Senator Kerr came to Le Flore County in the 1950s. He established a ranch and herd of registered Angus.
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Last Friday, a group of motorcross riders went to RaceDay Park Mx to ride, since all our kids were out of school for Good Friday. It was a great day with perfect track conditions.
Now, Iâ€™m having a little problem with this little 65-feet high jump. I just canâ€™t quite clear it yet. I always land short because I just donâ€™t commit to it because itâ€™s a long jump and, to be honest, Iâ€™m a little intimidated by it.
The recreation areas along the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System are federal property that is maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers. The Tulsa District of the Army Corps of Engineers has delayed the official opening of its recreation areas until at least May 1.
Once again this week, Mother Nature was the big winner.
Thursday afternoonâ€™s games on the baseball and softball diamonds were rained out.
Talihinaâ€™s baseball game in the Atoka Tournament was rained out Thursday. Talihina coach Jon Bradberry said the tournament likely will become a two-day tournament beginning today.
Dates for tryouts for cheerleading, basketball, baseball and softball at Carl Albert State College have been scheduled throughout the month of April.
Cheerleading tryouts will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Menâ€™s basketball team tryouts will begin at 1:30 p.m. April 16, while Lady Viking basketball tryouts will take place at 2:30 p.m. April 18 â€” both at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Baseball and softball tryouts will take place at 10:30 a.m. May 21, baseball at Ival Goodman Field and softball at the softball field.
Fenton Motors of Poteau, the local Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and RAM dealership, is under new management, and has committed its focus to local customers, community events and businesses, say General Manager Keith Snyder and General Sales Manager Sam Balzanna.
Snyder came to the dealership on Dec. 4 and became general manager on Feb. 6. Balzanna, who has been with the dealership since October 2011, became new car sales manager in June of 2012 and was recently promoted to general sales manager in December.
My cousin, Jason Sampson, will be my guide and hunting partner for the weekend. We are going to be hunting on Hickory Creek Wildlife Management Area and some private land.
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Last weekend was the youth season in many counties, and my buddy, Dean Armstrong, took his son, Jacob, on a hunt. The day was special because it was Jacobâ€™s 14th birthday.
Dean bought a Double Cross call from Stephen Billy of Poteau, and used it to call in a gobbler for Jacob to kill for his birthday bird.