Askins to speak at First Friday lunch

Poteau Chamber of Commerce will welcome Jari Askins as its keynote speaker Friday.Kiamichi Technology Center will host the lunch in the Health Building South Campus Room 517/518. Meal cost is $8. For reservations call (918) 647-9178 or e-mail will speak about Oklahoma’s Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center on the Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Campus in Oklahoma City. Askins is the associate provost for external relations at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. In this capacity, she provides leadership for the services offered at the Health Sciences Center with a priority focus on the Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center and the office of alumni and development. When Askins was sworn in as Oklahoma’s 15th lieutenant governor in 2007, she achieved the rare distinction of being involved in public service in all three branches of state government. Askins was elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 1994 and served 12 years.