August 17th, 2012
Mental Lillian Balentine, 93, of Wister died Thursday, Aug. 16,2012 in Poteau.
Mental was born Oct. 19,1918, in Lone, Ark., to Benjamin and Luella (Farmer) Wann. Mental was a housewife who loved to visit with family and spoil her nieces and nephews. She worked many years operating an insurance agency and was a avid gardener who loved to grow beautiful flowers in her yard. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church, Wister.
Lani â€śLeilaniâ€ť Berry, 68, of Howe died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 at her home.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener.
The LeFlore County EMS Board will meet at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, at 1215 S. Broadway in Poteau.
Call meeting to order.
Roll call of board members.
Approve consent agenda:
â€˘ minutes of July 19 special meeting.
â€˘ blanket purchase order.
â€˘ claims for payment.
â€˘ previously paid claims.
Discuss and vote to approve transfer of money to building account.
Update on Station 2 construction.
Open and award radio bid.
Discuss and vote on going to bid for purchase of new ambulance.
Discuss and vote on EMS financial plan.
The LeFlore County Hospital Authority Governing Board will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 in Confrence Room â€śCâ€ť at Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center.
Call to Order/Approval of Minutes.
Roll Call/Establishment of a quorum.
Consideration and possible approval of minutes of previous regular meeting 07/17/12.
Summary of Clinical Operations and HCAHPS Quartrly Results.
Presentation and possible approval of monthly financial reports.
Financial report and discussion with possible action on payments of Treasurer.
For the first time since the 2011 football season came to an end, the Poteau Pirates will have an opportunity to go up against somebody else. That chance will be tonight in a three-way scrimmage at Tulsa Memorial along with Catoosa, which will begin at 6 p.m.
â€śAfter nine spring practices and football camp in summer, we're ready to hit somebody else other than those players in red helmets,â€ť new Poteau Coach Greg Werner said. â€śWe're looking forward to it.â€ť
The major objective is to give the coaching staff a chance to evaluate the players.
Pocola Football Coach Rick Lang, whose Indians were hit hard by graduation, is wanting one main thing when his team participates in its first scrimmage of the preseason at 6 p.m. tonight at John Carter Field against the Gore Pirates. That one thing is an â€śidentity.â€ť
The Talihina Golden Tigers football team will get its first taste of what Friday nights will be like when they entertain the Valliant Bulldogs for their first scrimmage of the 2012 season at 6 p.m. tonight at Doc Robinson Stadium.
The best thing about tonight's scrimmage for the Golden Tigers is they can finally go against somebody other than their teammates.
ARKOMA â€” For Arkoma Football Coach Mark Weatherton, he has basically got a totally new team due to graduation of last year's seniors and a couple of players moving. So, when the Mustangs travel to meet the Porum Panthers at 6 p.m. tonight for their first scrimmage, Weatherton just wants to get his players some playing time.
The new Class 3A Heavener Wolves along with new their new football coach, Carl Lee, will get their first chance to go against someone else when they participate in a three-way scrimmage at 6 p.m. tonight in Haileyville with Wilburton.
The key thing in tonight's scrimmage from Lee's perspective is blocking and alignments.
By Regina Smith
On Wednesday the Poteau Chamber of Commerce issued a press release regarding the Christmas light display at Wister lake State Park. The press release stated that park officials had informed organizers that the staff would no longer help put up the display or help in any manner that might require manpower from any park employee.
On Thursday the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department responded to what tourism officials felt were allegations made towards them by the Poteau Chamber. Â