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Poteau Firefighters, Ryan Rollison and Benjamin Barnes were awarded ten year service pins.



Fire Chief Jon Pickel presented the pins to the two firefighters at the Poteau City Council meeting on Monday evening.



Congratulations men and thanks for your service.

Rollison and Barnes receive 10 year service pins - 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 vote

From an FBI press release


The murder suspect Tremaine Wilbourn 29, is in custody in Memphis.

Wilbourn was wanted for shooting Memphis Police Officer Sean Bolton.

A massive man hunt was underway in Memphis for the suspect since Saturday evening when the officer was shot multiple times.


Monday, 03 August 2015 15:49



Congratulations to Kaelee Dawn Sweeten.



She is the recipient of the Upward Bound Scholarship offered at Carl Albert State College.


She is the daughter of Bonnie and Randy Sweeten and a graduate of Cameron High School.



She is a Elementary Education Major.

SWEETEN RECEIVES CASC SCHOLARSHIP - 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 vote


According to a press release from TRICARE along with Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to educate TRICARE beneficiaries about their mental health benefit. After the overview of the mental health benefits, the subject matter expert will then give an update on the Autism Care Demonstration.


This webinar will take place on Wednesday, August 12, 2014 at noon EST.


Sign up at Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited due to system capacity.


Questions will be answered at the end of the webinar. Participants must avoid sharing personal health information when asking a question.


TRICARE covers mental health care that is medically or psychologically necessary. There are many different types of outpatient and inpatient mental health care, and the coverage varies by the type of care.


The TRICARE Comprehensive Autism Care Demonstration (Autism Care Demo) covers applied behavior analysis (ABA) for all TRICARE beneficiaries diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.


The featured speaker for this event is Ms. Dori Rogut. Ms. Rogut is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist with over 30 years' experience in the field of psychiatric mental health nursing. She has worked for DoD for the past twelve years in different positions encompassing both clinical and administrative policy roles.


More information about TRICARE's mental health benefit and the Autism Care Demonstration can be found on the TRICARE website.

submitted by Liz Ritonia, Communications Director, U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin



Essay forum open to all Second District middle school and high school students


MUSKOGEE – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) today announced the third annual essay forum focusing on the importance of our U.S. Constitution.

"I look forward to reading the thoughtful and well-written responses from the students in the Second District," Mullin said, adding that information on the essay forum has been mailed to schools throughout the district. Rules, forum questions and entry forms are also available on his website:


"I hope everyone will take time to read and learn more about our Constitution," Mullin noted. "As citizens of this great nation, it is our responsibility to be knowledgeable about our rights and understand the role of government in our lives."


The essay forum is open to middle school (6th-8th grade) and high school (9th-12th grade) students from the Second District. Public, private and homeschool students are invited to submit an essay answering this year's forum question. All entries are due by 4:30 p.m. on September 18, 2015.


Three winners from both the middle school and high school groups will be selected by an independent panel of judges. Mullin encouraged anyone with questions to contact the Muskogee district office at (918) 687-2533.


During the summer of 1787, delegates met in Philadelphia to draw up our Constitution. Their work created the framework for the balance of power and the protection of individual freedoms. Constitution Week commemorates the formation and signing of our Constitution, which occurred on September 17, 1787.


Sunday, 02 August 2015 12:33

Afterschool Program to start Aug 10th

According to the Poteau PTA Facebook page.


FACES after school program for Middle School, Upper Elementary and Primary Elementary will start August 10th.


The price is $12.50 per week if they had to pay full price for lunch.

$7.50 if reduced lunch and $5.00 if free lunch.

All prices are per week.

Full months payment must be received before starting and before the start of each month.

You can sign up and pay at the Upper Elementary.

The prices for the month of August $12.50 per week will pay $37.50, $7.50 will pay $22.50, and $5 will pay $15.


Hours are 3:00-5:30pm.


All students need to be picked up by 5:30pm

Sunday, 02 August 2015 22:18

Two boats collide on Keystone Lake

A boating accident occurred August 1, at 9 pm, on Keystone Lake, near Old Keystone Ramp, in Tulsa County.


According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol a 1984 Nitro driven by Kylah Nelson 26, of Tulsa, OK and her passengers Morgan Nelson, 25, of Tulsa, OK, and a juvenile male age 5 were navigating east on Lake Keystone near Old Keystone Ramp when for some unknown reason the throttle became inoperable and she struck a 1992 Crownline driven by Jeremiah Holly, 22, of Sapulpa, OK.



Holly was transported by EMSA to St. Francis Hospital for a possible head injury. Unknown at this time if subject will be admitted.



His passenger Alysa Cooper (21, of Sapulpa, OK was transported by Life Flight to St. Francis Hospital and was admitted in serious but stable condition with head and neck injuries.



Investigated by Trooper Humdy of the Marine Enforcement Division of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Assisted by Trooper Orr of Troop B, Tulsa County Detachment and Keystone Park Ranger Wayne Hayes.


Sunday, 02 August 2015 03:37

Blast from the Past - Wister

Here are a few photos from years gone by in the town of Wister.


Wister was named for Gutman G. Wister, an official of the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad (KO&G), and the father of noted writer Owen Wister.


A post office named Wister was establlshed June 30,1890, at the present location of the town of Wister, Oklahoma.

Blast from the Past - Wister - 1.0 out of 5 based on 1 vote
Tuesday, 09 August 2016 17:20

Homemade Bread Recipe

Here is what you will need

1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
2-1/4 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoons canola oil
6-1/4 to 6-3/4 cups all-purpose flour




In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the sugar, salt, oil and 3 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 8-10 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours.

Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide dough in half. Shape each into a loaf. Place in two greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30-45 minutes.
Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and bread sounds hollow when tapped. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices each).


From The Taste of Home Cookbook 2006

Saturday, 01 August 2015 22:03



A two vehicle collision occurred on August 1 at approximately 4:13pm on Garnett Road near the county road 126th Street North, approximately 1/10 of a mile north of Owasso, OK in Tulsa County.



According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Stormy L. Fowler 20, of Hot Springs, AR. was southbound on Garnett Road and a 2000 Mercury Villager driven by Roger D. McDonald (51, of Vera, OK. was northbound on Garnett Road.


Fowler failed to yield while making an eastbound turn in front of McDonald.


Fowler was transported by Owasso Fire to Hillcrest Hospital. She was admitted in stable condition with, arm and leg injuries.


McDonald was transported by Collinsville Fire to St John Hospital - Owasso. Where he was treated and released.


A passenger with Fowler Charlotte C Whittle 45, of Vera, OK, was transported by Collinsville Fire to St John Hospital - Owasso. Treated and released.



Investigated by Trooper Aaron Kernof the Tulsa County Detachment of Troop B. Assisted by Owasso Fire Department, Collinsville Fire Department, and Collinsville Police Department Oklahoma Department.

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