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Press release 

 

Carl Albert State College has released the President’s Honor Roll. Students listed maintained a 4.0 GPA during the 2018 Spring semester. The list is sorted by city.

 

Dove Angelic Dawn ALMA AR
Massengale Jayce Kordel Bennington OK
Gould Jennifer Sue Bokoshe OK
Moore Scottlyn A Cameron OK
Rutledge Briley Shiraye Cameron OK
Linville Shanda Nichole Charleston AR
Jackson Whitney Raye Colbert OK
Grounds Kristal Dylan Fort Smith AR
Hall Kevin Fort Smith AR
Jones Rocky Lee Fort Smith AR
Owen Caleb I Fort Smith AR
Pierce Angelin Danielle Fort Smith AR
Slater Caleb Joshua Fort Smith AR
Wertheimer Stevie M Fort Smith AR
Wann Logan Dale GAINESVILLE TX
Lambert Brandy Ann Gans OK
Harris Mariah Leeann Gore OK
Riley Jennifer A Gore OK
Marsh Krystal Renee Greenwood AR
Sebo Nathaniel Curtis GREENWOOD AR
Barber Chelsea Lynn Heavener OK
Carver Jordan Cheyenne Heavener OK
Fines Connie Rose Heavener OK
Freeman Celesta Jaxi Heavener OK
Nicholson Brooke Kara Heavener OK
Standifer Tracy Lynn Heavener OK
Valenzuela Samantha Valenzuela Heavener OK
Wagner Micaiah Joel Heavener OK
Beames Allison Ryanne Howe OK
Brown Callie Nicole Howe OK
Castanon-Romero Yazmin Howe OK
Hunt Jada Kay Howe OK
Ramirez Luz Maria Howe OK
Williams Macee Day Howe OK
Wilson Brandy Leigh Huntington AR
Gamble Paris Alexandra Keota OK
Mcclary Bryson Blade Keota OK
Ludrick Forrest Burton Kingston OK
Chavarria Eric Christopher Marietta OK
Canizalez Misty Dawn Mcalester OK
Arnwine Paiden Dawn MCCURTAIN OK
Jewell Kyle Austin Mena AR
Bishop Sondra Dawn Mulberry AR
Cherry Molly Katelyn Muldrow OK
DuVaul Joe Blake Muldrow OK
Martinez Selena Juana Muldrow OK
Miller Velina B. Muse OK
Robbins Allie Delaney Nashoba OK
Amos Lucy Ann Panama OK
Bradshaw Melanie Elaine Pocola OK
Dillard Patrick Alan Pocola OK
Garner Sylvia A Pocola OK
Howard Braedon Eugene Pocola OK
Nichols Tony Lee Pocola OK
Pipkins Macae Alynn Pocola OK
Turner Courtney Adair Pocola OK
Stewart Andria D Porum OK
Anderson Jennifer Jean POTEAU OK
Bah Muniru Poteau OK
Bennett Keely Marie Poteau OK
Bronson James Eric Poteau OK
Clark Karna Leian Poteau OK
Durant Brandon Ray Poteau OK
Guerrero Sonya Poteau OK
Holt Charles Maurice III Poteau OK
Martin Brenda Renee Poteau OK
McConnell Sunnie Daise Poteau OK
Midgley Mariah K Poteau OK
Miller Hannah Ovella Poteau OK
Mitchell Josiah James Poteau OK
OCAMPO Irisbeth Poteau OK
Pendergrass Adam E Poteau OK
Perry Aryn Bronx Poteau OK
Brunk Sydnee Grace Red Oak OK
Evans Gloria Mae Red Oak OK
Birth Tristin D Roland OK
Brunk Joseph Carl Roland OK
Anderson Chayson J Sallisaw OK
Clifton Kelsi Lynn Sallisaw OK
Evans Jasmine Lashay Sallisaw OK
Flynn Rachel Mone Sallisaw OK
Jimenez Perez Oscar Zabdiel Sallisaw OK
Magie Jessica Ann Sallisaw OK
Morris Spencer L SALLISAW OK
Obregon Jose Juan III Sallisaw OK
Real Cade Bryson Sallisaw OK
Real Katie Brooke Sallisaw OK
Scott David Joshua Sallisaw OK
Sisney Kyla Brynn Sallisaw OK
Trotter Sarah K Sallisaw OK
Walton Kyle Wesley Sallisaw OK
Hughes Lauren Kelly Shady Point OK
McGee Sheila Cerese Shady Point OK
Dolan Caleb Isaac Spiro OK
Mantooth Katelyn Jolene Spiro OK
Owens Michael Steven Spiro OK
Pendergrass Madison Leah SPIRO OK
Underwood Autumn Renae Spiro OK
Walker Bailey Anne Spiro OK
West Jami Jo SPIRO OK
Yoast Stefanie Renee Spiro OK
Crittenden Rory James Stilwell OK
Clinton-west Erann Lee Stilwell OK
Jones Benny Dean Talihina OK
Kirby Micah Nathaniel Talihina OK
Reiter Jackson Garrett Tulsa OK
Eagle Makayla Michelle Van Buren AR
Newby Leann Vian OK
Harrison Nikki Lynn Waldron AR
Girdner Chase Lee Welling OK
York Brandy Lynn Westville OK
Holloway Jaylyn Sue Wilburton OK
Chandler Ashli Jordan Wister OK
Scowden Emily Paige Wister OK
Steelman Makayla Shay Wister OK
Vanhook Sooner Marie Wister OK
Warren Ayme Diane Wister OK
Warren Bryanna Renee Wister OK
Warren Mason Casey Wister OK

Press release

 

POTEAU, OKLAHOMA - Carl Albert State College has released the Vice President Honor Roll for the 2018 Spring Semester. This includes students with a 3.00 – 3.99 GPA. Names are sorted by city.

Bates Taylor Reed Ada OK
Scott Jarrett Linn Antlers OK
Calhoun Charlotte Lynn Arkoma OK
Hamilton Sydney Michelle Arkoma OK
Patrick Laura Lee Arkoma OK
Reagan Kalyn Angelia Arkoma OK
Rogers Davis Lee Bokchito OK
Burris Anderson Ryan Bokoshe OK
Gebhardt Brooklyn Kay Bokoshe OK
Harper Mckenzie Ann Bokoshe OK
Hopson Kelseigh Nichole Bokoshe OK
Huggins Gianna Marie Bokoshe OK
Kinman Mark Edward II Bokoshe OK
Nelson Shawneanna Marie Bokoshe OK
Nixon Kirksy Lynn Bokoshe OK
Rothermel Mikah May Bokoshe OK
Samo Annabella Rose Bokoshe OK
Smith Noah Keith Bokoshe OK
Wedge Arthur Wayne Jr Bokoshe OK
Waller Jordan Braden Broken Arrow OK
Hendon Miranda K Broken Bow OK
Chronister Nicole Marie Bunch OK
Denny Rachel R Bunch OK
Dalton Brooke Layne Cameron OK
Duncan Darby LeAnn Cameron OK
Duncan Daylon Steven Cameron OK
Gates Sharon Rena Cameron OK
Hamner Danielle Rae Cameron OK
Love Hannah Elizabeth Cameron OK
McCormick Alex Michael Cameron OK
Sawyer William Lee Hoss Cameron OK
Childree Tommy James Caney OK
Long Krey Dalann Clayton OK
Scarberry Jordan Raye Clayton OK
Westfall Dana Jeanne Clayton OK
Barnett Kirsten Lee Drumright OK
Flewellen Mary Makenzie Drumright OK
Abuhalimeh Ahmad A.M. Fayetteville AR
Brasher Kinner Dalton Fort Smith AR
Drake Shelby Kimberlynn Fort Smith AR
Hernandez Isela M Fort Smith AR
Horn Ryan Augustus Fort Smith AR
Jackson Warrnsha Willie Agnes Fort Smith AR
Leftwich-Lyons Kiemeche Dawn Fort Smith AR
Mayo Steven Cooper Fort Smith AR
Morris Meshia A Fort Smith AR
Parga Janette Fort Smith AR
Pool Andy Eugene Fort Smith AR
Schibbelhut Kurtis William Fort Smith AR
Shipley Amanda Jeanette Fort Smith AR
Stein Elizabeth FORT SMITH AR
Sutton Garrett Bradley Fort Smith AR
Williams Richey Charles Fort Smith AR
Hale Turkisha Mychelle Fortsmith AR
Collins Brittany Michele Ft. Smith AR
Lambert Brandale M Gans OK
Morris Brittany Dawn Gans OK
Witherspoon Sierra Danielle Gans OK
Burcham Lexie Lynne Gillham AR
France Hayley Alexus Greenwood AR
Marsh LaDonna Gail Greenwood AR
Mckenna Jessica Marie Greenwood AR
Dunlap Haley Renae Hackett AR
McGehee Logan Dade Hackett AR
Blanchard Cherokee Rain Hartford AR
Nicholson Dakota Andrew Haworth OK
Aguado Leticia Heavener OK
Davis Abby Danielle Heavener OK
Dorsey Braden Lane Heavener OK
Duncan Corry Dale Heavener OK
Gonzalez Araceli Heavener OK
Gullick Dallas LeShae Heavener OK
Hardbarger Stacey Renee Heavener OK
Hayer Amarah Renee Heavener OK
Hernandez Gabriela Heavener OK
Huckaby Kayle LeAnn Heavener OK
Ibarra Joey Heavener OK
Jimenez Lori J Heavener OK
Lopez Chris Heavener OK
Luna Santiago Jesus Heavener OK
Manley Jacee Brenna Heavener OK
Martinez Vanessa Heavener OK
McGee Jessica Rose Heavener OK
Olive Bailey Rae Heavener OK
Pace Curtsie Cameron Heavener OK
Pilkington Meagan Elizabeth Heavener OK
Robertson Tara Ann Heavener OK
Thomas Cassie Dean Heavener OK
Vickers Lakota Fayth Heavener OK
Yanez Lillian Maria Heavener OK
Furer Braxton Cade Henryetta OK
Adams Tessa Dawn Hodgen OK
Naylor Amanda Christine Hodgen OK
Wheeler Krystle Rae Lynn Hodgen OK
Hall Courtney McKaylyn HOWE OK
Hampton Christian Lance Howe OK
Hillebrand Morgan Layne HOWE OK
Maggard Trevor Lane Howe OK
Griggs Bradley R. Hugo OK
James Tyler Dean Huntington AR
Mackey Alexis Leigh Huntington AR
Cagle Christian Lake Keota OK
Calvillo Celio Chaz Keota OK
Chronister Brittni RaChelle Keota OK
Gibson Shawnee Brooke Keota OK
Harris Madelyn Nicole Keota OK
Hayes Garrett Alan Keota OK
Lipari Phillip Oneil Keota OK
Welch Jace Gavin Keota OK
Wood Tiffani Lane Keota OK
Young Trittany Danielle Keota OK
Ingle Emily RuthEllen Leflore OK
Copeman Jessie Nichole Lequire OK
Byers Shelby Paige Mansfield AR
Desormeaux Caitlin Micaela Mansfield AR
Eales Hayden McKay Mcalester OK
Koonce Kelby Dawn MCALESTER OK
Mcclellan Trenton James Mcalester OK
Hearron Tyler ray Midland AR
Edwards Kaley Rian Muldrow OK
Emory Matthew Taylor Muldrow OK
Falco Daniel Clint Muldrow OK
Falco Elizabeth Diane Muldrow OK
Frazier Alexandra Janneth Muldrow OK
Hill Darren Jordan Muldrow OK
Hill Kaitlyn Paige Muldrow OK
Lesslie Morgan Muldrow OK
Lininger Samantha Danielle Muldrow OK
Mcdonald Kirk Allen Muldrow OK
Reed Paige Makay Muldrow OK
Richardson Baylei Laine Muldrow OK
Sapp Collin Michael Muldrow OK
Stuart Cheyenne Nycole Muldrow OK
Testerman Shiloh Kitridge Muldrow OK
Williams Christopher Aaron Muldrow OK
Woodward Bailey Dawn Muldrow OK
Wright Madison Nicole Muldrow OK
Thompson Anna Lennore Mulldrow OK
Costello Marissa Kay Muskogee OK
Meador Kelly Grant Ocean Shores WA
Smith Nicholas Kade OCTAVIA OK
Aguilar Zitlalic Alejandra Oklahoma OK
Coker Chansley Beth Panama OK
Fout Jesse Lee Panama OK
Robinson Salena Inez Panama OK
Seaton Tyler Dewayne Panama OK
Taylor Shalie Dawn Panama OK
Harmon Benjamin Ted Perry OK
Ashley Meghan Renaye POCOLA OK
Bradshaw Dalton Adam Nathan' Pocola OK
Fearn Dakota K Pocola OK
Posey Trisha K Pocola OK
Smith Hunter L Pocola OK
Smith Ronald Gene Jr. Pocola OK
Anderson Cassandra Denise Poteau OK
Archey Austin David Poteau OK
Baldwin Maddison McKenzie Poteau OK
Brandy Ashley Teelaine Poteau OK
Brannon Masey Rebecca Poteau OK
Branscum Jillian Nicole Poteau OK
Brasher Jackie Rae Poteau OK
Campbell Justice T. Poteau OK
Cannon Kyndel Logan Poteau OK
Carey Cheyenne Morgan Poteau OK
Carreno Patricia Poteau OK
Cheek Allison Angelle POTEAU OK
Clay Mallory Chandler Poteau OK
Daily Landon Wade Poteau OK
Deaton Larissa Janae Poteau OK
Deaton Logan Elise Poteau OK
Dighton Crystal Jo Poteau OK
Disch Cassandra R Poteau OK
Eggleston David Lee II Poteau OK
Foster Katelyn June Poteau OK
Francis Bethany Kathlyn Poteau OK
Giles Morgan Elaine Poteau OK
Goodrich Miranda Leighann Poteau OK
Hartley Allison Lee Poteau OK
Hemphill Cassidi Denise Poteau OK
Hemphill Tyler Dewayne Poteau OK
Holt Kyle Ray Poteau OK
Kannady Hannah Elizabeth Poteau OK
Kirkendoll Kristin Anne Poteau OK
Klutts Benjamin William Poteau OK
Martinez Yolanda Gail Poteau OK
Matlock Sean Michael Poteau OK
Mckenzie Angela L Poteau OK
Nixon Taylor Leann Poteau OK
Owens Kaelin Dawn Poteau OK
Perdue Jenna Nicole Poteau OK
Piguet Kayla Elisabeth Poteau OK
Rosales Sandoval Edgar Ivan Poteau OK
Sanders Destiny Ann Poteau OK
Sanders Justis L Poteau OK
Sanjuan Itzel Poteau OK
Smith Christina Kathryn Poteau OK
Smith Tina Marie Poteau OK
Solis Deidra LaDawn Poteau OK
Trejo Gonzalez Deyra Poteau OK
Ummerteskee Janus Dakota Poteau OK
Ward Rece Aaron Poteau OK
Warren Jazmine LaShae Poteau OK
Weaver Trae Cortney Poteau OK
Inclan Genesis Elizabeth Proctor OK
Avila Ashley Marie Quinton OK
Dees Micah Jo Rattan OK
Crenshaw Morgan James Red Oak OK
Evans Staci Ramer Red Oak OK
Grogan Timothy Lane Red Oak OK
McCullar Katelynn Rose Red Oak OK
Birdwell Candace Rae Roland OK
Cannon Ronald Montana ROLAND OK
Davis Cody Taylor Roland OK
Gray Olivia Regan Roland OK
Irons Candace Nicole Roland OK
Smith Jeannie Marie Roland OK
Soap Chasity Aubrea Roland OK
Anderson Brittney LaShae Sallisaw OK
Camky Tina Marie Sallisaw OK
Camky Zoe Elizabeth Sallisaw OK
Craghead Cassidy Lynn Sallisaw OK
Davis Madison Grace Sallisaw OK
Denley Deandra Kaitlin Sallisaw OK
Dodd Emily Lauren Sallisaw OK
Epperson Krystan L. SALLISAW OK
Estrada Ramos Jose Ronaldo Sallisaw OK
Farmer Aspen Rose Sallisaw OK
Fenn Honey K Sallisaw OK
Green Megan Nicole Sallisaw OK
Harris Aaron Malachi Sallisaw OK
Hawkins Kacie Leann Sallisaw OK
Heflin Dustin Lee Sallisaw OK
Irvin Kylie Nicole Sallisaw OK
Keith Matthew Tyler Sallisaw OK
Lecour Rebecca Kathleen Sallisaw OK
Looper Elke Deann Sallisaw OK
McCoy Amari Weslea Sallisaw OK
Mcdaniel Taylor Michelle Sallisaw OK
McElyea Brooke Alice Sallisaw OK
McGee Nathan Allen Sallisaw OK
Oliver Jordon Duane Sallisaw OK
Pack Denise Christine Sallisaw OK
Pratt Kelsie Ann Sallisaw OK
Ramey Montanna Laine Sallisaw OK
Ross Sydney Logan Sallisaw OK
Shockey Courtney Beth Sallisaw OK
Skipper Johnny Jasher Sallisaw OK
Bellgard Justin A Shady Point OK
Cagle Emily Sue Shady Point OK
Hall Kymber-leigh Joanna Shady Point OK
Hammer Mikayla Faye Shady Point OK
Jamison Dillon Maverick Shady Point OK
Lotchleas Ashley Nikole Shady Point OK
Rupe Melinda Kay Shady Point OK
Sockey Kayley Sheyenne Shady Point OK
Brown Elijah Trenton Smithville OK
Hudson Alaina Janae Smithville OK
Beason Bradley Knox Spiro OK
Farmer Delaney Megan SPIRO OK
Godfrey Hunter Linda Spiro OK
Goins Trenton Lee Spiro OK
Holdman James Gregory II Spiro OK
Huff Toby Wade Spiro OK
Lynch D'Karre KaVaughn Spiro OK
Palmer Seth Daniel Spiro OK
Reeves Tara A Spiro OK
Sebo Dulce Isabel Spiro OK
Sebo Madison Noel Spiro OK
Thompson Carleigha T Spiro OK
Williams Sky Lynn Spiro OK
Grace Caleb Taylor Springdale AR
Blair Kendra Faith Stigler OK
Bunton Blake Daniel Stigler OK
Cole Ronda Christine Stigler OK
Collins Blake Whitney Stigler OK
Durham Skyler Lee Stigler OK
King Tawnya LeAnn Stigler OK
Marrow Yelizaveta Olegovna Stigler OK
Mitchell Kristin Rae Stigler OK
Pacek Adrianna Marie Stigler OK
Sloan Lesa s Stigler OK
Spradley Kelsey Nicole Stigler OK
Carson Montana Lea Stilwell OK
Collins Ryan Joe Stilwell OK
Eagleton Emily D Stilwell OK
Fishinghawk Teresa Lynne Stilwell OK
Gass Jeanette Marie Stilwell OK
Jarvis Jessica Ann Stilwell OK
Johnson Donald Stilwell OK
Johnson Stephanie Marie Stilwell OK
Ketcher Stephanie Leigh Stilwell OK
Lewis Jessica Makoy Stilwell OK
Meeks Lindsey Raven Stilwell OK
Miller Samantha L Stilwell OK
Oneal Kaitlyn Stilwell OK
Owl Taylor Elaine Stilwell OK
Rock MaKayla Jayne Stilwell OK
Teehee Dawn Marie Stilwell OK
Vann Winter Sky Stilwell OK
West Daniel Wayne Stilwell OK
Wolfe Dara Nell Stilwell OK
Hobgood Colton Wayne Tahlequah OK
Adams Sawyer Abram Talihina OK
Ennis Cassie Hollis Talihina OK
Fitzgerald Cord Weston Talihina OK
Gomez Jennifer Rachel Talihina OK
Johnson Jayla Marie Talihina OK
Johnson Kaelin DaNae Talihina OK
McConnell Bailee Marie Talihina OK
Rose Whitney LeeAnn Talihina OK
Williams Cortney Kristene Talihina OK
Williams Vania Gabrielle Talihina OK
Bohanan Brandy Lantanna Thackerville OK
Parnell Stephanie Lynn Van Buren AR
Rice Jordan Taylor Van Buren AR
Winfrey Andrew Tyler Van Buren AR
Yerby Jordan Keith Van Buren AR
Cloud Elijah Rayne Vian OK
Fletcher Graylen Michael Vian OK
Hopkins Zachary Tyler Vian OK
Hunter Jennifer DeShonne Vian OK
Jett Camry Noel Vian OK
Martin Colton Wayne Vian OK
ONeal Jace Brandon Vian OK
Peoples Josh Ryan Vian OK
Risley Hannah Faith Vian OK
Rucker Freddie Darnell JR Vian OK
Thurber Dylan James Vian OK
Wacoche Jessica Ann Vian OK
Walden Bailey Janette Vian OK
Keiss Brooke Ashley Watson OK
Oweis Yazan Samer West Fork AR
Choate Stephanie Lynn Westville OK
Mendoza Byron Alfonso Westville OK
Mendoza Geneva Lacey Westville OK
Mendoza Tatianna Victoria Westville OK
Nickens Michael Steven Westville OK
Young Molly Anne Whitesboro OK
Jones Jarred Lee Wilburton OK
Vanderburg Samantha Elizabeth Wilburton OK
Doran Joshmar G.G. Willimstad ZZ
Brown Hunter Dawn Wister OK
Culberson Sebastian Ricky Wister OK
Duvall Alexandra Rae Wister OK
Ellis James Timothy Wister OK
Griffith Jesse Dillon Wister OK
Hardy Shelby Leigh Wister OK
Hill Seth Hawthorne Wister OK
Johnson Johnny Paul Wister OK
Lagrand Samantha Nicole Wister OK
Lloyd Aaron Ryden Wister OK
Mann Alexis Shay Wister OK
Morrison Robert Stanley Jr. Wister OK
Oare Thomas James Wister OK
Warren Dawson Jesse Wister OK
Battiest Hallie Reigne Wright City OK
Jacob Haleigh Rianne Wright City OK
Wallace Darnell Mitchell Wright City OK

May 25, 26 & 27

Poteau’s All Class Reunion – Poteau, OK

May 25

Poteau High School Graduation 8pm – Costner Stadium, Poteau, OK

May 28

Memorial Day Benefit Wagon Train, Poteau, OK

May 31

Political Forum – Reynolds Center – Poteau, OK

June 1

LeFlore County Youth Service Golf Tournament – Poteau, OK

First Friday Event – Downtown Poteau, OK

June 4

Camp Bravo

Upcoming Events

June 25

Chamber Classic Golf Tournament

July 4

Celebrate America

September 29

Old Frisco Trail ½ Marathon/ 15K

October 19 & 20

Balloon Fest

Recurring events

Historic Downtown Poteau First Friday events:

First Friday’s will run from April through September on Friday evenings of the first Friday of each month and will include a beer and wine garden in the Pocket Park as well as other events.

Strike A Lot Lanes

Strike A Lot Lanes in Poteau group special – 3 hours of unlimited bowling and laser tag - $13.00 Pizza and soda bash included.

Wacky Wednesdays:

$1.00 Bowl Games (Shoe Rental $2.50) & ½ Priced Laser Tag

Thursdays:

9-Pin Tourney Challenge - 7pm

Fridays:

Cosmic Bowl 9pm-11pm - 2 hr. unlimited bowling, $10 (shoe rental not included)

8pm-11pm; three-hour unlimited bowling and light show -$10 plus shoe rental

Saturdays:

Bowlaraoke and Cosmic Bowl 8pm-11pm

Now Open on Sunday from 4-8pm.

Events at the Lounge in Poteau

Monday’s:

Guy’s Night Out – Happy Hour Prices for guys All Night

Wednesday's:

Karaoke 9pm-Close & Reverse Happy Hour 9pm-12am

Thursday's:

Thirsty Thursday = $2 large soda, games and shoes

Friday's:

Karaoke

Saturday's:

Karaoke or scheduled band or event

Sunday's Fun day

Happy Hour 2pm-7pm

Pool tourney -5 pm

Thursday, 24 May 2018 11:13

Serial Burglar Identified

On, May 23, 2018 the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation released surveillance photos of a man who is a suspect several burglaries.


He has now been identified as 42-year-old, Charles Edward Rebert.


According to an OSBI press release, a felony arrest warrant for Burglary II has been filed in Logan County and charges are pending, the investigation is ongoing in the other jurisdictions.


On May 21, 2018, Rebert was arrested by the McIntosh County Sheriff's Office on an unrelated warrant from Texas.


The OSBI applauds the investigative efforts by all agencies involved, including the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, who identified Rebert from the media release. Rebert is currently held in the McIntosh County Jail.

 

He is a suspect in burglaries in Guthrie, Blackwell, Wetumka, Okemah, and Calvin, OK as well as in Sherman, TX

Thursday, 24 May 2018 10:59

Keep Germs Out of the Water

Press release


Did you know there are billions of germs floating in the water of community pools, splash pads, and other water venues? Pool chemicals kill most germs within minutes, but some live for days, especially in untreated water sources. The average swimmer introduces a number of dirty items into recreational water including hair, saliva, feces, urine, sweat, and many skin products such as lotions, cosmetics and soaps. The germs in the water can lead to illness in both adults and children.

 

For these reasons, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) encourages everyone to practice healthy swimming behaviors to prevent spreading germs and prevent your family from becoming sick as Oklahomans gear up for a summer of fun in the water.

 

The week prior to Memorial Day (May 21-27) is designated nationally as National Healthy and Safe Swimming Week. Healthy swimming behaviors can prevent recreational water illnesses (RWIs) such as Cryptosporidium, Giardia, Shigella, norovirus, and E. coli. RWIs are caused by swallowing or having contact with germs in contaminated water in swimming pools, hot tubs, water parks, water play areas, fountains, lakes, or rivers. These illnesses can also be caused by inhaling mists or aerosols from contaminated water. Symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting, coughing, skin rash, and wound infections. RWIs can be prevented by taking simple precautions.

 

Healthy swimming behaviors include the following:

1. Stay out of the water if you have diarrhea. Germs spread in the water and make other people sick.

2. Shower before you get in the water.

3. Don’t pee or poop in the water.

4. Don’t swallow the water. Avoid getting water in your mouth to prevent swallowing germs.

5. Every hour – everyone out.

· Take kids on bathroom breaks.

· Wash hands with soap and water after changing diapers and using the toilet.

6. Diapered children:

· Children who are not yet toilet-trained should wear swim diapers in the pool and lake.

· Swim diapers & swim pants are not a substitute for frequent diaper changing and bathroom breaks. Check swim diapers and swim pants frequently, and change them away from the poolside.

· Wash your child thoroughly with soap and water before swimming, especially the diapered area.

7. Pool operators: Check the free chlorine level and pH before getting into the water.

· Pools: Proper free chlorine levels of 1-3 mg/L or parts per million [ppm] and pH (7.2-7.8) levels maximize germ-killing power.

· Hot tubs/spas: Proper disinfectant level of chlorine (2-4 parts per million) or bromine (4-6 ppm) and pH (7.2-7.8) maximize germ-killing power.

· Swimming in a well maintained swimming pool will reduce your likelihood of developing an RWI as many of the germs are killed by chlorine.

· Avoid swimming in a pool that has cloudy or off-colored water. If you cannot see the main bottom drain, stay out of the pool.

 

Harmful algal blooms are often present in Oklahoma lakes. These blooms can produce toxins resulting in illness in humans and animals. Direct contact with water containing the blooms can result in a skin rash; eye, ear and throat irritation; asthma-like symptoms; and diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal cramps. Do not swim or participate in other recreational water activities where murkiness or mats due to blue, bright green, red, or brown algae appear in or on the water, or if the water has an unpleasant odor.

 

For more information regarding waterborne diseases and prevention, please visit: https://go.usa.gov/xN8Dn

 

 

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Thursday, 24 May 2018 05:52

McAlester man drowns at Lake Eufaula

 

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol a drowning incident occurred at approximately 8:05pm on May 23, 2018 on Lake Eufaula in Pittsburg County.

 

According to the report, James Cosper, 66, of McAlester was loading his boat at the boat ramp and the boat drifted away.

 

Cosper ran down the shore line to a dock and jumped off of the dock, he began to swim towards his boat and began to struggle.


A witness saw Cosper go under water and never resurface.

 

His body was located approximately 25 yards north of the shore line in 9.5 feet of water by a drag bar.

 

The accident was investigated by the Marine Enforcement Division, the Pittsburg County Swift Water Team, Pittsburg County Sheriff’s office and the Pittsburg County Emergency Management.

 

 

 

POTEAU, OKLAHOMA - Central National Bank employees made a donation to the Boys & Girls Club of LeFlore County to help cover the high costs of summer programs at the Poteau and Heavener campuses.

 

If you would like to make a donation, please contact Arielle Perry at (918) 647-7136 or go to www.bgcleflorecounty.org and click on the donate button.

 

The mission of the BGCLC is:

 

To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Press release

 

Congratulations to Bryce Weldon, silver medalist in the 2018 State SkillsUSA Electrical Motor Controls competition. He received over $500 worth of tools. Weldon is a senior at Poteau High School and attends Electrical Technology at the Kiamichi Technology Center in Poteau. Michael Newnam is the Electrical Technology instructor at KTC’s Poteau Campus.


Kiamichi Technology Centers has been an integral part of the communities in southeastern Oklahoma since 1968, serving ten full counties and parts of three other counties. KTC is part of the Oklahoma CareerTech system and is one of 29 districts within the state. KTC has more than 30 career programs, and offers a wide variety of evening and weekend short-term courses as well as certifications in many diverse career fields.

 

KTC serves nearly 23,000 individuals each year, including many area companies who receive training through the Business and Industry Services Division that works with over 400 businesses each year.

 

 

For more information on KTC call the Poteau Campus at 918-647-4525 or visit their website at www.ktc.edu. Like their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ktcpoteau

 

 

 

The Les Scroggins Memorial Co-Ed Softball Tournament has been scheduled for July 21, 2018, at the PARC in Poteau. All teams need to have 7 men and 3 women.

 

All games prior to the finals will have a 55-minute time limit. Run Rule will be 15/12/10. Men must hit 44 core balls; women may hit any ball.


No Senior or Ultra Bats will be allowed. $10 unlimited homerun bands will be available for purchase; otherwise there will be a four-home run limit per game.


Entry fee is $100 per team. Concessions will be available.

 

Donations for the concession stand will be greatly appreciated.


Tournament T-Shirts will be $15 each.

 

For more information, call 918-974-9040.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 22:07

Our Duty to Honor the Fallen

By Congressman Markwayne Mullin

 

The summer kicks off this weekend as we observe Memorial Day, but this day is so much more than just the beginning of backyard barbeques, trips to the lake, and summer vacation for our kids. Memorial Day is when we set aside time to remember the men and women who sacrificed their lives so that we can enjoy the freedoms that we have as Americans. It is a day of remembrance and a day to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice defending our country.


The first time I came to Washington, I was with my papa, Kenneth “Cowboy” Morris, on an Honor Flight. He served in World War II and like any veteran, he lost friends in the war. Not only did my papa’s Honor Flight experience allow him to see the memorials with his own eyes, but it also gave him the opportunity to honor the men he served with who didn’t make it home.


I make it a priority to try to meet every Honor Flight from Oklahoma. My boys, Jim and Andrew, got to experience their first Honor Flight when they were in Washington not too long ago. I was grateful they were able meet a few of the men and women whose service to the nation has allowed them to live in the land of the free and home of the brave.


These Honor Flights also remind us that those who sacrificed their lives in our nation’s wars are more than names on a stone memorial. They were real people who made real sacrifices and they made real impacts on those around them.


Another way we can honor these heroes is to make sure that we always remember the families of the fallen. While their loved one paid the ultimate sacrifice, they also mourn the loss of a brother, sister, mother, father, cousin, uncle, aunt, or friend on Memorial Day.


Memorial Day is the time we set aside to remember those service members who paid the ultimate sacrifice and to reflect on the impact they have on this country. One of the ways we honor the memories of the fallen is to teach future generations about the significance of those who gave all while defending the freedoms we often take for granted.


As Americans, it is our duty to honor those fallen and always give honor and respect to the families who have lost their loved ones while serving. Please take time this weekend to reach out to those families and thank them for the sacrifice that they live with every day. And never pass up an opportunity to thank a veteran.



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