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Carl Albert State College President Jay Falkner spoke to members of the Poteau Kiwanis Club on Thursday afternoon at Western Sizzlin. With classes set to begin Aug. 11 for the 2021 fall semester, he said that a key going forward is the importance of the Poteau and area community, such as Pot…

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A daily two-mile walk is an excellent thing for many of us. Nothing like fresh air, exercise and an invigorating conversation with your walking buddy. Those 4,000-plus steps can clear your thinking, give you more energy and actually change your mood for the better — until one morning it doesn’t.

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Sometimes the “little guy” gets the wins and awards, like David slaying Goliath. The Boys and Girls Club of LeFlore County likely feels the same way. The local organization was awarded with the Organization of the Year in the state of Oklahoma.

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The old adage says, “No news is good news.” As far as the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) showed Monday afternoon on its website, there are no changes in the numbers of active COVID-19 cases and deaths either stemming from the virus or from complications from COVID-19 in LeFlore County.

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When Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Bob Carter spoke to the Poteau Kiwanis Club on July 15 at Western Sizzlin, he made it abundantly clear that there are several procedures, examinations and tests that EOMC can do for LeFlore County’s people that will enable them to …

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An accident took place at approximately 1:31 a.m. Thursday near the intersection of North Broadway and Wilson and Smith avenues. There was no report of any injuries.

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At the tender age of 15, Andy Bowman answered God’s call to make ministering to people his No. 1 goal for the rest of his life. Ministry is his first love, but did that call on his life demolish from his mind and his heart everything else that he loved? Not on your life. Not even close.

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This week, I wish to congratulate Ryan Walters, a McAlester graduate as well as former history teacher at McAlester High School, on his bid to become our next State Superintendent of Education. Ryan is a young man with a bright future, and I have worked with him regularly in his role as Secr…

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The Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institution (NASNTI) grant at Carl Albert State College will be providing preparation workshops for intermediate and college algebra courses.  These workshops will help students enrolled in these historically difficult courses gain confidence in the cou…

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Wister's Kimberly Mitchell, right, purchases from homegrown produce from Jack Pruitt of Knothole Farms during Saturday's Artisan's Market, which took place at The Pocket Park. There was about 15 vendors that had any kind of homegrown/homemade/handmade products from food to soap to lib balms …

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The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) did not have any new updated information on its website Friday afternoon, thus showing no changes to the number of active COVID-19 cases or deaths stemming from the virus itself or complications from COVID-19 in LeFlore County.

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Ever used a dull steak knife and had to hack and tear your way through that rib eye? Ever tried to use a pair of scissors that lost its sharp edge a long time ago? Using these are ineffective at best, and can actually damage what you are trying to do. Devices due for a date with a whetstone …

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The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) reported Wednesday afternoon that LeFlore County’s number of active COVID-19 cases jumped back up to 22, which was the amount reported June 23. The OSDH’s website reported June 30 that the number of active cases dropped down to 21.

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Connie Shankle, left, donates blood with the assistance of Oklahoma Blood Institute technician Joanna Aguilera during the second day of the two-day Poteau First Responders’ Boots and Badges Blood Drive on Friday at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.