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Saturday, 22 July 2017 09:58

CASC Menu July 31 - August 4

Did you know that Carl Albert State College All You Can Eat meals are open to the public? Well now you do. Breakfast and Lunch will be served Monday through Friday and dinner will be added to the Monday through Thursday menu beginning August 14.

Breakfast is served 7:00-9:30 and Lunch is served 11:30-1:30. Beginning August 14, dinner will be served 5:00-7:00.

CASC meals are inexpensive too. Look at these prices. (All meals include a drink and dessert too).

Prices Walk-in Customers Senior Citizens (55+)
Breakfast $6.65 $6.00
Lunch $7.35 $6.70
Dinner $7.95 $7.30
Salad bar only (no drink) $4.35 $4.05
10 meal card $70.00 $60.00
20 meal card $130.00 $110.00

Dessert included with meals

16 oz drink only $1.50                 12 oz coffee only $1.50

Steak night offered three times a semester for $9.30—dates to be announced

Each week, OKWNEWS will publish the CASC Campus Dining menu as a picture you can click to download then print if you'd like. Just right click the menu image below.

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Wednesday, 26 July 2017 23:49

Savannah Gillham receives CASC Scholarship

Carl Albert State College is pleased to announce that Savannah Joy Gillham has received the Sam Coggins Memorial Scholarship and the Lin Bohanan Memorial Scholarship.

Savannah is the daughter of Jake and Amber Gillham and a graduate of Poteau High School.

Her major is Sports Medicine.



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By Leilana McKindra, OSU Communications Specialist, Agricultural Communications Services


STILLWATER, Okla. – Mornings during the school year can be a hectic blur for both parents and students trying to get out the door, but that should not be an excuse to skip breakfast.

Whether it is a piece of whole wheat toast and a glass of milk or a more elaborate spread, the morning meal sets the stage for a successful day of learning.

“There’s a strong link between breakfast and how well students perform at school,” said Deana Hildebrand, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Service nutrition specialist. “Research has connected breakfast to better memory, test scores and attention span as well as better overall nutrition.”

Figuring out how to slide breakfast into an already jam-packed morning routine can be tricky or overwhelming. But, there are some strategies that can make it less challenging.

For instance, consider getting a head start on breakfast the night before or focus on stocking up on healthy options children can take with them.

Options for make-ahead meals include measuring out a bowl of a favorite cold cereal and pre-cutting fresh fruit.

Meanwhile, nutritionally solid on-the-go breakfast choices range from hard-boiled eggs to homemade muffins to bagels with low-fat cream cheese.

“Don’t be afraid to get creative,” Hildebrand said. “It doesn’t always have to be cereal and low-fat milk. Focus on building a meal that includes protein along with fruits and vegetables.”

Parents also should explore if the school or child care provider offers a breakfast meal.

“The important thing is that families make time for breakfast each morning,” Hildebrand said. “Of course, it’s not realistic to expect a full sit-down meal, but children should be able to eat without feeling pressured to hurry.”

For more information about the importance of eating a healthy breakfast before school, visit the American Academy of Pediatrics website at and contact the nearest county Extension office.



Oklahoma State University, in compliance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 as amended, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Higher Education Act), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, genetic information, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, or status as a veteran, in any of its policies, practices or procedures. This provision includes, but is not limited to admissions, employment, financial aid, and educational services. The Director of Equal Opportunity, 408 Whitehurst, OSU, Stillwater, OK 74078-1035; phone 405-744-5371; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity. Any person (student, faculty, or staff) who believes that discriminatory practices have been engaged in based on gender may discuss his or her concerns and file informal or formal complaints of possible violations of Title IX with OSU’s Title IX Coordinator 405-744-9154.

General Hunter: New division dedicated to working across agency lines

OKLAHOMA CITY – According to a press release,  Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter’s new Criminal Justice Division has filed first degree murder charges on a 1984 cold case that happened at a lumberyard in Idabel.

According to documents filed in McCurtain County, Ernest Lewis is accused of shooting and killing Johnny Smith on June 28, 1984, during their shift at the K.C.S. Lumber Company.

The probable cause affidavit says blood spatter was collected form a front end loader bucket and rocks near Smith’s body, during the initial investigation in 1984. At the time, Investigators also collected a bullet casing that matched a gun owned by Lewis’ mother.

Lewis was originally charged for the murder in 1985. However, the case was dismissed because of lack of evidence. With evidence and leads exhausted, the case went cold.

In 2011, Smith’s body was exhumed and samples from his remains were tested against blood collected from the original crime scene. The samples from the crime scene matched the DNA taken from the exhumed body, with the chances of another individual possessing the same DNA being one in 388,000.

The samples were analyzed and identified by forensic experts with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations (OSBI). Additionally, agents with the OSBI and District 17 District Attorney Mark Matloff’s office assisted in the investigation to move the case forward.

Attorney General Hunter applauded the efforts of agents and attorneys in his office, the OSBI and District Attorney Matloff.


He said the Criminal Justice Division is committed to working seamlessly with state, county, municipal and federal law enforcement partners.

“The Criminal Justice Division was created to handle the most challenging cases in the state,” Attorney General Hunter said. “This case in particular daunted investigators and prosecutors alike. But ultimately their dedication and persistence solved the case.”

All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

Case Background

According to the affidavit, on the day of the murder and seconds after the gunshot, four witnesses said an individual erratically drove a front end loader belonging to the lumber company past them.

The witnesses said several minutes later, a truck drove past them in the opposite direction and out of the front gate of the lumber yard.

Three of the witnesses recognized the driver of both vehicles as Lewis.

Officials at the lumber company said Lewis left work abruptly after claiming a family emergency shortly before Smith’s body was found.

Submitted by Mike Houck | Assistant AD/Strategic Communications, University of Oklahoma Athletics Department



NORMAN — One of the most popular traditions surrounding the Oklahoma football program, the 2017 version of Meet the Sooners Day will be held Saturday, Aug. 5, at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. This annual, free event gives OU fans a unique opportunity to interact with their favorite players.


This year's event falls on a Saturday for a seventh consecutive year. While OU appreciates the tremendous support from Sooners fans of all ages, in order to accommodate as many young fans as possible, Meet the Sooners Day will again be offered to children ages 14 and younger. Each child may be accompanied by a maximum of one adult, but adults will not be permitted to submit items for autographs.


Each child may bring one item to be signed, and there will be no exceptions.


A line for the general public will form at Gate 5 on the stadium's northwest corner beginning at 8:30 a.m. The line will flow under the Asp Avenue Parking Facility on the west side of the stadium.


Check-in for pre-registered Sooner Jr. Kids Club members begins at 8:30 a.m. at Gate 7 (northeast corner). Sooner Jr. Kids Club members will receive their official membership package at that time before moving to the autograph lines under the stadium.


The membership package includes an official membership lanyard, credential and Nike Dri-FIT shirt.


Registration for the Sooner Jr. Kids Club is currently available and online applications can be submitted on the Sooner Jr. Kids Club page. In order to gain early admission to the autograph lines, registration must be completed by 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 3. Kids Club memberships are just $30 per child.


As has been the case for several years, the Sooner Jr. Kids Club autograph session will begin 30 minutes prior to the general public session. The Kids Club autograph session will begin at 10 a.m., while general patrons will be admitted at 10:30 a.m. The session will conclude at noon for everyone.


Public restrooms will be available for fans in attendance. Please note that concessions stands will not be serving food, but free water will be available. Patrons will also be allowed to bring their own bottled water to the event, but no other outside food or beverage items will be permitted.


The OU Bookstore and the OU Athletics Ticket Office will both open at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event.


In addition to OU players and coaches signing autographs, the Sooner Schooner (with Boomer and Sooner) will be on hand for photographs.


Free parking will be available in campus lots and the Asp Avenue facility.

Call For Entries - Ouachita Expressions Show - Tuesday, August 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


The Mena Art Gallery in Mena Arkansas, will be accepting entries for the Ouachita Expressions Show on Tuesday, August 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Ouachita Expressions Show has been our premier judged show for local competition for over twenty years.

There are four categories: works on canvas, works on paper, photography and 3-D art.

They also have two $50 awards for a special category – domestic cats and a $25 special award from Yankee Clipper.

The reception and award ceremony will be Saturday, August 5 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.


Menu Art Gallery – Exhibition Rules


1. All entries must be brought to Mena Art Gallery, 607 Mena Street, on Tuesday, August 1, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. unless prior arrangements are made. If you have questions, please call the gallery at 479-394-3880.

2. Work is to be picked up on Tuesday, September 5, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. All work must remain until the end of the show unless sold or special arrangements are made through the Executive Director.

3. Work may be in any style—realistic, contemporary or abstract. All media are acceptable. Entries must be original and the artist’s own work.

4. a) No kits will be accepted.
b) If the piece is a reproduction of the artist's original work, it must be indicated as such.
c) If the work is a derivative, it must be so labeled and the source shown.
d) Works utilizing prefabricated materials must reflect a creative element that is more than the sum of the parts

5. The reception is Saturday, August 5 from 1 to 3 p.m. Prize awards will be presented to winners at 2 p.m.

6. All 2-dimensional work must be framed or wrapped and ready to hang. All frames must be wired (no saw-tooth or pop-top hangers). No framed or unframed artwork larger than 40” x 40” will be accepted.

7. In addition to the information on the entry form, all work must be labeled on the back with the following:
Title Medium Price
Entry Category Artist’s Name Phone Number Email

8. Limit of 3 entries. Any category with less than 5 entries by different artists will not be judged and the entry fee will be refunded.

9. All work must be in good taste and be approved by the Exhibit Committee. Decisions of the Exhibits Committee and/or judges will be final. Entry categories are as follows:
a. Works on canvas, wood, gesso board, etc., including oils and acrylics
b. Works on paper, including watercolors, pastels, pencil, prismacolor, block prints, and pen/ink
c. Photography and computer-generated art
d. Three-dimensional art – decorative rather than functional

10. Any work that has previously been shown in any judged Mena Art Gallery show may not be entered again.

11. Sales will be made by the gallery; each artist will be paid 75 percent of the sale price by the first week of the following month.


A Service of the Oklahoma Wildlife Department


Arbuckle: July 22. Elevation normal, water 88 and stained. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rig, jigs, plastics, and 7-inch power worms in blue fleck around brush structure, creek channels, in the main lake and off riprap. White bass slow on jigs, lipless baits, sassy shad and spoons in the main lake and off points. Crappie and green sunfish slow on jigs and minnows in brush structure, at docks and in the main lake. Report submitted by Jack Melton.


Broken Bow: July 23. Elevation below normal, water 83 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rig, plastic baits and spoons in brush structure and off points. Crappie good on jigs and minnows in brush structure and standing timber. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, punch bait and worms in creek channels and river channels. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.


Eufaula: July 23. Elevation normal, water murky. Striped bass hybrids, striped bass and white bass good on live shad and sassy shad below the dam. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on crawfish, cut bait and shad in the main lake and river channel. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Terry Springwater, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.


Hugo: July 23. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water 83. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad below the dam. Crappie slow on minnows along creek channels and standing timber. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw County.


Konawa: July 24. Elevation normal, water 94 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, plastics and topwater lures in main lake, around points, river channel and weed beds. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on crankbaits, live shad and spoons along inlets, main lake, points and river channel. Report submitted by Garret Harley, game warden in Seminole County.


LowerMountainFork: July 23. Elevation normal, water clear. Trout excellent on PowerBait, small lures and tube jigs along the spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.


McGeeCreek: July 23. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 85 and clear. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on plastic baits around brush structure, rocks and standing timber. Crappie fair on minnows around brush structure. Crappie fair on minnows around brush structure. Channel and flathead catfish fair on sunfish along riprap. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.


Murray: July 24. Elevation normal, water 81 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass slow on crankbaits, flukes, plastics, sassy shad and topwater lures around brush structures, docks, points, rocks, standing timber and weed beds. Bluegill, redear, green sunfish and crappie fair on jigs, minnows and worms in docks, shallows, standing timber and weed beds. White bass bitting crankbaits, hair jigs, jigs, and sassy shad in creek channels, main lake and points. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden Stationed in Carter County.


Pine Creek: July 23. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass good on flukes, jerk baits, topwater lures and worms in the main lake. Crappie good on jigs around brush structure and channels. Channel catfish good on cut bait and worms along creek channels and in the main lake. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.


Robert S. Kerr: July 23. Elevation normal, water clear. Crappie excellent on minnows in river channel and at bridges. Largemouth bass good on jigs, topwater lures and frogs off flats, standing timber and weed beds. Channel catfish fair on live shad and punch bait off rocks and sand bars. Report submitted by J.D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Haskell County.


Sardis: July 20. Elevation normal, water 85. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, buzz baits, plastics, spinnerbaits and tube jigs around brush structure, off points, rocks, along shorelines, standing timber and in weed beds. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, live bait, live shad, shad and sunfish in channels, the main lake, off riprap, rocks and along shorelines. Crappie fair on jigs, minnows and tube jigs on brush structure and standing timber. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.


Texoma: July 24. Elevation normal, water murky. Striped bass good on hair jigs, live shad and topwater lures in coves, around points and riprap. Blue catfish fair on cut bait and live shad below the dam, around points, riprap and river mouth. Crappie fair in jigs and minnows, around brush and coves. Report submitted by Cody Jones, game warden stationed in Bryan County.


Wister: July 23. Elevation above normal, water 95 and stained. Largemouth bass fair on jigs, plastic baits, spinnerbaits and worms in brush structure, creek channels, the main lake, off points and river channel. Blue and channel catfish good on cut bait and grasshoppers off flats and in the main lake. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows on brush structure, in the main lake and river channel. Report submitted by James Williams, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 11:20

Kyler Terry Don Sanders Obituary

Kyler Terry Don Sanders was born July 25, 2017 and went to heaven on the same day from Ft. Smith, AR.



He was preceded in death by his grandfather Billy Don "Goat" Couch; maternal great great grandparents, Bill & Nettie Couch; paternal great grandparents, Jerry & Teresa Gober; paternal great great grandmother, Mary Sanders; uncle, Jerry Jason "Jake" Harris.



Kyler is survived by his parents, Kyle & Shelby Sanders of Poteau; maternal grandparents, Sam & Misty Sinclair of Poteau; paternal grandmother, Tammy & Matthew Sears of Poteau; paternal grandfather, Mike & Jeana Settlemire of Heavener; maternal great grandfather, George & Ester Harris; maternal great grandmother, Sheila Calderon; maternal great great grandmother, Betty Mitchell; maternal great grandparents, Terry & Starla Couch; paternal great great grandfather, Roy Edward Sanders; several aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives, loved ones and friends.



Services will be 10 am, Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK.


Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Poteau, OK.


You may leave an online message at


The family has chosen to entrust the care of the services to Evans & Miller Funeral Home, Poteau, Oklahoma.



Wednesday, 26 July 2017 11:29

Jimenez Receives Scholarship

Carl Albert State College is pleased to announce that Oscar Zabdiel Jimenez is the recipient of the Sallisaw Committee for Excellence Scholarship offered at CASC.

His Parent/Guardian are Oscar and Lizbeth Jimenez and he is graduate of Sallisaw High School.

His major is Allied Health.



Wednesday, 26 July 2017 11:22

King Charles Sisco Obituary

King Charles Sisco, 82, of Panama, OK passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017 in Poteau.


Charles was born February 22,1935 in Harmony, AR to O.B. & Viola (West) Sisco. He was preceded in death by his parents; wives, Mary Gayle (Howery) Sisco and Carol (Moore) Sisco; sisters, Wanda Prater & Betty Turney of OKC, Anna Lou Capell of Poteau; brothers, Bob Sisco of OKC & Clyde Sisco of CA & Panama.


Survivors include his sons, Don & wife Robin of OKC, Tim & wife LeAnn of Poteau, Steven of Panama, grandchildren; Jeremy & Amanda, Steffany Ruth, Braxton, Steven, Samantha, James David, Connie; 7 great grandchildren; sister, Kathy Williams of Rock Mart, GA; brother, Kenneth of Shady Point; numerous nieces & nephews from everywhere.


Services will be 10 am, Friday, July 28, 2017 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau with Rev. Jim Cook officiating.


Interment will follow in Shady Point Cemetery.


Pallbearers will be family members.


The family will be at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.


You may leave an online message at


The family has chosen to entrust the care of the services to Evans & Miller Funeral Home, Poteau, Oklahoma.

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