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Wednesday, 26 August 2015 22:18

Early Voting begins Sept 3


New Oklahoma law changes 'early' voting to the prior Thursday and Friday; affects February 10th election.



A new state law which took effect on November 1, 2013, changes the dates and times voters have come to expect for early voting in Oklahoma.



Now, early voting begins on Thursday and continues on Friday," LeFlore County Election Board Secretary Sharon Steele said today. Of special note, early voting is no longer conducted on Monday.



These changes have occurred due to the approval of SB 869, which was signed into law in May, 2013.



As a result, Thursday, Sept 3rd is the first day for in-person absentee aka 'early' voting, in the Sept 8th Cameron School bond election, said Steele.



More information about absentee voting in Oklahoma, as well as other election-related information, is available at

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 17:10

Sausage muffins


Found this recipe on Facebook – With Blue and Gold sausage on sale, buy some extra and try making some Sausage Muffins.



Here is what you will need
1 cup of Bisquick
1 lb cooked sausage
4 eggs beaten
1 cup of shredded Cheddar cheese


Here is what you will do
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl
Form unto muffins and place in a muffin pan
Cook at 350 degrees 20 minutes.



Wednesday, 26 August 2015 21:58


Here is a picture taken of Monroe Oklahoma, not sure of the year but, the photo shows the Monroe train depot.




Not sure of the exact location of the depot, but I am guessing – it was right in the heart of down town.




Wednesday, 26 August 2015 21:52

Progress in Downtown Poteau

More sidewalk work took place on Wednesday on Dewey Avenue.


According to Eric Standridge, Director of Historic Downtown Poteau, by this time next year, we'll have a "new" downtown that everyone can be proud of.



If you haven't been downtown lately, come check it out!

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 16:38

Taking orders for T- Shirts


Get ready for the Poteau Balloonfest by pre-ordering your 2015 Balloofest T-Shirt.



Shirts will be offered for $12 each until September 18, 2015.



After the pre-order deadline, they will be $15 each.


For questions contact the Poteau Chamber of Commerce at 918-647-9178.


Download order form by clcking the download button below



T-shirt order form

A Service of the Oklahoma Wildlife Department

Dove hunting season will open in a few days, and the prospects for hunter success are looking good.

"September 1 is a big day for most of the hunters in the state," said Josh Richardson, migratory game bird biologist for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. "It's for sure worth making it out to do some dove hunting."

Dove season is one of the most highly anticipated hunting seasons in the state, and it's no wonder why. Dove hunting offers first-class wing-shooting and fine table fare, but it is an easy sport to learn. A shotgun, an ample supply of shotshells and a place to go is all you really need to have a great day of dove hunting.

Richardson said dove capturing and banding efforts in the past several months indicate that dove numbers should be good this year. He said it appears a stormy May across most of Oklahoma did not have much effect on dove nesting success.

"The birds had a lot to eat through summer," he said, further pointing toward a good number of birds.

Dove can be found throughout Oklahoma, and hunters don't need to travel far to find them. Excellent hunting can be found at several wildlife management areas managed by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. Some portions of many WMAs have been managed specifically for dove. To find out where wildlife management areas are situated in the state, go online to and click the "Hunting" tab. In addition to detailed maps, sportsmen can find additional information such as camping locations and contact information for local biologists.

Richardson said dove hunters should find success by scouting fields that provide a good food source for dove and hunting around those fields. Because of ample rainfall this summer, watering holes are in good shape and plentiful. Clearings and plowed fields can be good hunting spots, as dove prefer open ground for feeding. Hunters should always obtain permission to hunt private land from the landowner.
For complete hunting license information and dove hunting regulations, consult the 2015-16 "Oklahoma Hunting" regulations guide online at or in print at any of the hundreds of hunting and fishing license vendors statewide.

Dove season remains open until Oct. 31, then will reopen Dec. 19-27.

Remember, the weekend of Sept. 5-6 is Oklahoma's Free Hunting Days. Sportsmen are encouraged to introduce someone to the sport of hunting on those two days.


The Wildlife Department's game wardens will not enforce requirements for any standard hunting licenses or permits for Oklahoma residents on those days, but they will enforce all other game laws such as bag limits, shotgun plugs and legal shooting hours.



The mission of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is the management of Oklahoma's wildlife resources and habitat to provide scientific, educational, aesthetic, economic and recreational benefits for present and future generations of hunters, anglers and others who appreciate wildlife.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 21:26

Men’s Golf tabbed 3rd in MIAA preseason poll

 Submitted Cedrique Flemming - Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations



Northeastern State selected to finish third by league coaches for second-straight year


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Northeastern State men’s golf team was picked third in the 2015-16 MIAA Preseason Coaches Poll, the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics announced Wednesday morning.

The RiverHawks finished landed in third a year ago and were selected to finish in the same spot for the second-straight season. Central Missouri return as preseason favorites after collecting eight first-place votes and 98 votes total. Central Oklahoma picked up the final three first-place votes and landed in second with 93 points.


Washburn (67) and Lindenwood (60) rounded out the top-5 in the preseason poll.


Conference teams earn points towards the MIAA championship in four events throughout the academic year, with the MIAA Championship counting for double points. The four MIAA-sanctioned tournaments are listed below.


Sept. 14-15    MSSU Invitational                  Monkey Island, Okla.

Oct. 12-13     MWSU Invitational                Country Club, Mo.

April 11-12    SBU Invitational                     Bolivar, Mo.

April 18-20    MIAA Championship             Lawrence, Kan.


Northeastern State will begin the 2015-16 campaign with the MIAA-sanctioned MSSU Invitational Sept. 14-15 at Monkey Island, Oklahoma.


2015-16 MIAA Preseason Men’s Golf Coaches Poll

1.      Central Missouri (8)                   98

2.      Central Oklahoma (3)                93

3.      Northeastern State                   75

4.      Washburn                                   67

5.      Lindenwood                              60

6.      Missouri Western State              58

7.      Missouri Southern State             52

8.      Nebraska-Kearney                     42

9.      Lincoln                                       23

10.    Fort Hays State                          19

11.    Southwest Baptist                      18

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 18:15

Body found in burned car in Greer County


According to a press release from the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation, on August 16, 2015, the Greer County Sheriff's Office requested their assistance with a body found in a burned car near ECR 1340 and NCR 1830 in rural Greer County.



One of the first steps for investigators is to identify the deceased.


The medical examiner has informed OSBI the body is identified as 60-year-old Richard Everett Sevo of Sayre.


The medical examiner has not determined the manner of Sevo's death.



OSBI is investigating this case as a suspicious death. The State Fire Marshal's Office is also investigating.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:41

NSU projected to finish 2nd in preseason poll

Submitted by Cedrique Flemming - Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations


Northeastern State also returns all-region performer Kayla Schroeder and all-conference award winners Charter Lawson and Alexis Armon.


The RiverHawks collected 75 points, including three first-place votes in the poll. They were picked to finish behind Central Oklahoma who earned the other seven first-place votes (78 total). Lindenwood (65), Nebraska-Kearney (52) and Missouri Western State (51) rounded out the top five.


Northeastern State is set to open the 2015-16 campaign at the NCAA Division II Central Region Fall Preview Aug. 8-9 at Prairie Highlands Golf Club in Olathe, Kansas. The RiverHawks will be hosting the 17th Annual NSU Women's Classic at Cherokee Springs Golf Club Sept. 14-15.


2015-16 MIAA Preseason Women's Golf Coaches Poll

1. Central Oklahoma (7) 78
2. Northeastern State (3) 75
3. Lindenwood 65
4. Nebraska-Kearney 52
5. Missouri Western State 51
6. Central Missouri 43
7. Northwest Missouri State 35
8. Fort Hays State 24
9. Southwest Baptist 17
10. Lincoln 10

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:32

Southeast Oklahoma Fishing report


A Service of the Oklahoma Wildlife Department


Arbuckle:August 23. Elevation normal, water 86 and stained. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass slow on topwater lures early morning and fair on crankbaits in shad color around rocks, the main lake and points. Crappie slow on minnows, jigs and small lures at 16 ft. around docks, the main lake and brush structure. White bass fair on lipless baits, crankbaits and slabs at 10 ft. along coves, points and the main lake. Report submitted by Jack Melton.


Eufaula: August 23. Elevation normal, water stained. Largemouth bass fair on flukes, plastic baits and lipless baits at 2-15 ft. around docks, riprap and points. White bass good on slabs and tube jigs at 5-20 ft. below the dam, along flats and bridges. Blue catfish good on shad, stinkbait and punch bait at 5-20 ft. below the dam, along the river channel and flats. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 8-20 ft. around brush structure, riprap and bridges. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.


Konawa: August 23. Elevation normal, water 82 and clear. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits, jerk baits and sassy shad at 8-14 ft. around points, weed beds and coves. Channel catfish fair on hot dogs, shad, and worms and punch bait at 6-18 ft. in the main lake, inlet and points. White bass slow on hair jigs, tube jigs, spoons and crankbaits at 10-14 ft. in the main lake, discharge and creek channels. Report submitted by Tyler Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.


Robert S. Kerr: August 23. Elevation normal, water slightly stained. Blue and flathead catfish slow on juglines baited with shad and punch bait at 6-8 ft. in the main lake and creek channels. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures at 5 ft. around points and weed beds. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 8 ft. around standing timber and brush structure. Report submitted by J.D. Stauffer, game warden stationed in Haskell County.


Texoma: August 23. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water 84 and mostly clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on topwater lures, plastic baits and crankbaits from the surface to 20 ft. along shorelines, creek channels and coves. Striped and white bass good on cut bait, live bait and topwater lures at 10-20 ft. below the dam, in the river channel and coves. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait, stinkbait and live shad at 5-20 ft. below the dam, along riprap and creek channels. Crappie and sunfish good on minnows, tube jigs and small lures at 5-15 ft. around docks, creek channels and brush structure. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

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