July 19th, 2013
Forty-four Poteau Primary School and Poteau Upper Elementary School teachers participated in Payne Education Center Training during the last week of June.
Poteau Upper Elementary School hosted the week-long training sessions for Poteau teachers and teachers from surrounding areas.
Carl Albert State College Lady Viking D. Brown, Â a 5-3 sophomore shooting/pointÂ guard from Norman signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the next two years with Campbell University, which is an NCAA Division I school. The Camels are a member of the Big South Conference, located in Buies Creek, N.C.
CASC women's coach Jeff Tadtman is excited for Brown to get the opportunity to play at the Division I level.
The LeFlore County Bass Club had its third open bass tournament of 2013 on Saturday at Wards Landing on Wister Lake. There were 14 boats filled with anglers who caught a combined 54 fish that weighed 113.98 pounds. Each fish averaged 2.11 pounds, and 10 limits were caught.
Brian â€śCuts Like a Knifeâ€ť Adams and Dwayne Leatherwood won the tournament as they hauled in 12.21 pounds of fish to earn $325. Among the fish they caught was Adams' big bass winner that weighed 5.54 pounds to earn him an extra $130.
The LeFlore County Health Department hosted several members of the community Thursday during their grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony.
Food, refreshments and cake were available for visitors. The open house was held from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The ribbon cutting ceremony was held at noon.
PDN photo by Kim Ross
LeFlore County Youth Services marked 39 years of service on Monday.
Board and staff members and retired director Rick Couri gathered to celebrate the occasion as well as the agency's fourth CARF accreditation. The accreditation is for three years.
LCYS Inc. was founded in 1974 after a steering committee was put together in 1973 to provide an alternative to jail for teens.
As a result of their work, the organization became reality as a not-for-profit agency and first funding started in July 1974.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has decided to determine whether the records of telecommunications companies are confidential on a case-by-case basis.
The three-member commission Thursday agreed to dismiss a proposal that it determine what records will be kept confidential under the Oklahoma Open Records Act and decided instead to use the case-by-case method.
The Eastern Oklahoma EmergencyÂ PreparednessÂ Expo is planned for Sept. 21 on the campuses of Carl Albert State College and Kiamichi Technology Center.
The LeFlore County Local Emergency Planning Committee, LeFlore County Office of Emergency Management and LeFlore County Medical Reserve Corps are co-sponsoring the event.
The annual event offers information to the general public, plus demonstrations and displays of a wide array of emergency and disaster response assets and skills competitions for first responders.