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Poteau Upper Elementary School is pleased to announce their students of the week for the last week of December 2017.

The December Character word - Compassion

Student of the week were: Hallee Brooks, Abby Snapp, Garrison Whitworth, and Kylee Ward



The Kiamichi Technology Center in Poteau is offering some great short-term classes.


Super Bowl Foods - Jan 25, 2018
No matter what team your rooting for in the Super Bowl, one thing that you must have at your Super Bowl Party is food – Don’t just serve chips and dip, contact Nina Morgan at the Kiamichi Technology Center in Poteau and learn how to make some Super Bowl snacks that is sure to be a winner.

Super Bowl Food Class will be January 25, 2018 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm.

Cost $35.00


February 3, 2018 - Google Apps, Extensions, and Add-ons class.

Class hours from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

The class will take your google expertise a step beyond the world of Gmail and surfing the internet.

The class is designed for teachers, but the class is open to all who are interested in improving their technology resources and improve productivity and marketing skills.

The class is taught by Nikki Cruse, a Google Certified Instructor and the cost is $30.00


February 3, 2018  - Piece, Patch, Quilt: Basic Lap/Baby Quilt Making

The Kiamichi Technology Center in Poteau is offering a Piece, Patch, Quilt: Basic Lap/Baby Quilt Making from 9:00 am – 1:00. If you have always wanted to learn to quilt, now is the time.

The class will offer step by step instructions on the process of cutting, piecing, pressing and quilting your own lap/ baby quilt.

A supply list will be provided, and you will need to bring your own sewing machine.

Cost of the class is $30.00


Dutch Oven Cooking Class - February 3, 2018

Sign up now for Dutch Oven Cooking at the Kiamichi Technology Center.

Learn how to set up and cook while camping or in your own back yard.

The class will be Feb 3, 2018 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Cost of the class is $35.00


To enroll contact Nina Morgan, 918-647-5418 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Wednesday, 17 January 2018 09:47

KTC Offering Dental Assisting Program

POTEAU, OKLAHOMA - The Kiamichi Technology Center in Poteau is offering training as a Dental Assistant.

Dental assistants prepare the patients for dental exam and assist dentist with procedures to include extractions, fillings and root canals.

Instruction for the program includes:

Dental terminology, anatomy, X-ray techniques, taking impression and aseptic techniques.

A strong emphasis is place on chair side patient care which includes hand on instruction in instrument techniques, dental charting and over-all office procedures.

Class size is limited, so sign up now!

Classes starting in February.

Contact Nina Morgan, Adult Coordinator Kiamichi Technology Center at (918) 647-4525 or (918) 647-5418 for more information.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 21:52

Jan 17th Menu at CASC

Breakfast served from 7 AM until 9:30 AM.

Scrambled eggs
Biscuits and gravy

Lunch served from11AM until 1:30 pm

Salad bar
Grill open
Chicken & Dumplings
Red beans & rice with sausage
Vegetable blend
Corn on the cob
Hot rolls
Baked potatoes

Dinner served from 5PM until 7PM

Salad bar
Grill open
Baked chicken leg quarters
BBQ Chicken
Vegetable blend
Hot rolls
Baked potatoes


All meals include a drink and dessert.


Open to the public.

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Tuesday, 16 January 2018 16:34

Marriage Licenses January 8-12, 2018

The following couples received their marriage licenses from the LeFlore County Court Clerk’s office during the week of January 8-12, 2018.


Juston Wayne Reames and Kimberly Nichole Knapp


Edgar B. Athey and Brittney Nicole Restine


Justin Wayne Thompson and Sadie Larue Broussard


Mitchell Powell Davis and Shena Nicole Scrimsher


Hank Williams and Jessica Inez Sims

Press release

Applications for the Carl Albert State College Scholars Program and CASC Scholarships are due by Friday, February 9, 2018.

CASC Executive Director of the Development Foundation Mandy Roberts stated, “We have a vast number of scholarships that current and incoming CASC students can apply for as they plan for the 2018-2019 academic year. Thanks to the generosity of many individuals and businesses throughout the area as well as CASC faculty and staff, the benefits to students receiving CASC scholarships and CASC Scholars Program recipients are substantial.” We encourage students to take advantage of these opportunities and apply prior to the February 9, 2018 deadline.”

Regarding the CASC Scholars Program, CASC Vice President of Enrollment Management Jennifer Humphreys stated, “The financial benefits of being in the Scholars Program are significant. Students selected to participate in the program are awarded a tuition waiver for 16 hours per semester, housing in a semi-private room, and half the meal costs for 15 meals per week in the campus cafeteria. Students are responsible for course fees plus half the meal plan cost.”

Roberts added, “The many benefits provided Scholars are hard to find elsewhere. This program provides just about everything a student could ask for the first two years of college.”

Humphreys shared, “This program is a great deal for students. It is highly competitive to be selected, and I believe participants’ success while at Carl Albert plus later down the road can be contributed to what the Scholars Program offers.” Humphreys stated, “The Scholars Program provides students their first experience of campus life in a wonderful setting. CASC is an awesome place to start a college career.”

To be considered for the Scholars Program, high school seniors are required to have a minimum ACT composite score of 21 and a 3.0 GPA. Recipients are required to live on the Poteau campus. All students applying for this scholarship must submit an application for admission, Scholars Program scholarship application, and a resume by the February 9, 2018 deadline.

Regarding housing at CASC’s Poteau campus, Roberts explained, “We are so proud of the dorms on campus. Our student housing provides students a great place to live.” For additional information regarding residential housing, contact CASC Residential Life Coordinator Scotty Morrison at 918-647-1374.

Scholarship applications and Scholars Program applications are online at


Also, students can call CASC Scholarship/VA Coordinator Brenda Martin at 918-647-1393 for assistance and more details.


CASC Mission Statement: To provide an affordable, accessible, and exceptional education that fosters student success.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 08:31

Christopher Danial Raymond Obituary

Christopher Danial Raymond, 18, of Heavener, OK passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018.


Christopher was born December 2, 1999, in Poteau, OK to William & Amanda (Cavender) Raymond.


He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Linda Cavender; great grandparents, Norma Raymond, Lynn & Buddy Pope and Margaret Cavender.


Survivors include his parents, William & Amanda Raymond of Heavener, OK; sister, Chey Scroggins of Oklahoma City; nephew, Easton Cosgrove of Oklahoma City; brother, Lane Scroggins of Heavener, OK; grandparents, Travis Cavender, Vicky Yandell, William & Sandra Raymond; uncles, Lee Raymond & wife Amanda, Shane Cavender; aunts, Norma Raymond, Kristy & Danny Adams; other relatives, loved ones and friends.


Services will be 10 am, Friday, January 19, 2018 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Rev Don Benefield & Bro. Tanner Turk.


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

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 07:30

Albert George "AG" Rogers

Albert George "AG" Rogers, 82, of Lead Hill, AR went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 12, 2018, in Fayetteville, AR. AG was born February 23, 1935, in Peno, OK to Henry Franklin & Edith Ray (Brooks) Rogers.


He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.


AG was a Christian who loved the Lord and attended Peel Full Gospel Church.


He enjoyed studying his Bible & teaching Sunday School.


AG was an avid fisherman who always wanted to stay long enough to catch one more fish. He was friendly to everyone and felt he never met a stranger. AG was a retired meat market manager and has owned his own store and processing plant. He was always happy and was often known as the whistling butcher. After retirement he stayed busy going to his grand and great grandchildren's sporting, band, and school events. He tried not to miss one.


His family feels so blessed to have had him for such a long time. The men in his family are thankful for his guidance, leadership, and example. He will always live on in our hearts. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Gary Duane & brother, Glenn Rogers.


Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Margie Ruth; daughter & son in law, Theanna & Gregg Benefiel of Marshall, AR; son & daughter in law, Todd & Lesa Rogers of Harrison, AR; grandchildren, James & Amy Benefiel, Katie Benefiel, Ashton, Kolby & Emmalee Rogers; great grandchildren, Allie & Gavin Bryant, Gregg Benefiel, Cassandra Benefiel, Sawyer Boyd, Samuel Benefiel; sisters & husbands, Peggy Kazmirski of Ft. Smith, AR, Brenda & Darrell Borum of Arkoma, OK, Debbie & Bill Frye of Greenwood, AR; brother & wife, Billy Jack & Glenda Rogers of Arkoma, OK; many nieces, nephews & friends.


The will be visitation on Thursday evening from 5-7 pm, at Holts Funeral Home. 1904 Capps Rd in Harrison, AR.


Services will be 2 pm, Friday at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Curly Johnson & David Campbell officiating.


Interment will follow in Shady Point Cemetery, Shady Point, OK.


You may leave an online message atwww


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



POTEAU, OKLAHOMA - The annual Legislative breakfast, hosted by the Poteau Chamber of Commerce and LeFlore County Farm Bureau will be held Friday, January 26th, 2018 from 8 am to 9 am at the Donald W. Reynolds Center.

Come and join our State Legislators who will be discussing upcoming legislative issues and area concerns.


A free Breakfast provided by Poteau Chamber of Commerce and catered by Cakes and More.

Please RSVP the Poteau Chamber at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call Sara at 918 647-9178.



The Poteau Upper Elementary school is pleased to announce their students of the week for Jan 8th through 12th.


The January Character Trait is: RESILIENCE- The capacity to successfully manage high levels of change.


Students of the week are: L-R: Haileigh Malone, Diana Lopez, Makence Mendoza, Eric Garza, Alex Armstrong, and Not Pictured- Paisley Beshear



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