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MJ Agency in Poteau gives back to the community, so far, they have helped ten local schools.


They have provided school supplies to several schools in Leflore County and were even able to take some cakes and other goodies to some schools during teacher appreciation week May 1st – May 5th.


Farmers Insurance, MJ Agency, has not only spread some love and appreciation for teachers, they have taken lunch and breakfast to some local law enforcement officers which include: Poteau Police Department, Leflore County Sheriff’s Department, and Howe and Heavener Police Departments.


The MJ Agency is owned by Stacee Midgley and Tonia Johnson  and is located at 301 N McKenna in Poteau.

Like them on Facebook and can keep up with all they are doing in the community and around the office at https://www.facebook.com/MJ-Agency-1810875545836413/

 

Thursday, 04 May 2017 05:19

Cameron High School Graduates

 

 

 

Cameron High School is pleased to announce the 2017 Graduates.

 

 

Cameron Student Biographies

 

Krystal Potter is the daughter of Kristi Harrison and Donnie Potter.

 

Krystal has been member of FFA for 5 years and plans on owning a cattle ranch.

 

Danielle Hamner is the daughter of Shelly and Randy Hamner.


Danielle is Valedictorian of her class. Danielle has been member of FCCLA and 4H for 4 years and plans on going to Carl Albert State college and getting a degree in Nursing.

 

Steven Chavez is the son of Virginia and Tomas Chavez.


Steven has been member of FFA for 4 years and plans on working on family farm.

 

Alyssa Willhite is the daughter of Laura and Jackson Willhite.


Alyssa has been member of FCCLA for 4 years and plans joining the Army and receiving a degree in Nursing.

 

Dakotha Battice is the daughter of Stephanie and Stephen Battice.


Dakotha has played softball and basketball for 4 years. Has been member of FCCLA and YAB for 4 years. Superintendent Honor Roll for 4 years, Co-Valedictorian of her class, Green Valley Honorable Mentions, Green Valley All-Conference Fastpitch Softball, and Oklahoma Indian Honor Society. Dakotha plans on attending Bacone College to play Softball and becoming a radiologist.

 

Gracie Robinson is the daughter of Connie and Roni Robinson.


Gracie has been in FCCLA, YAB and on the Academic team for 2 years. Plans on going to college for Molecular Biology, buy a home, and not be drowning in debt.

 

Samara Cassuci is the daughter of Julie Jones.

 

Has been in Basketball, Cheer, and Softball for 1 year. She plans on going to college.

 

Dakota Francis is the son of Regina and Richard Francis.

 

Dakota has been in FFA for 3 years and Baseball for 1 year and plans on going to work on the road through a welding career or pursue his music career.

 

Makylie Selman is the daughter of Vickie James and Shawn Selman.

 

Makylie is Historian of her class. Makylie has been in FCCLA for 4 years and Softball for 2 years and plans on going to Roger State College and get a degree in Education.

 

Dakota Calma is the son of Shirley and Jerry Calma.

 

Dakota has been in FFA for 4 years and plans on going to the Army and make it a Lifetime Career.

 

Brenton McDonald is the son of Stephanie and Eric McDonald.

 

Brenton has been a member of KTC Automotive Service for 2 years and he wants to own his own detailing business and raise red foxes.


Kaleb McGee is the son of Melissa and Jason McGee.

 

Kaleb has been a member of FCCLA for 3 years and on the Academic Team for 1 year and plans on going to OU and become a Journalist.

 

Brinley Butler is the daughter of Heather Carney and Steven Butler.

 

Brinley has been in FCCLA, Cheer, and softball for 3 years and plans on going to college and become an RN.

 

Brandon Hooper is the son of Pasty and Stanley Hooper.


Brandon played baseball 1 year and member of FFA for 5 years and plans of attending Eastern Oklahoma State College.

 

John Boggs III is the son Chandra Brown and John Boggs.

 

John has been in FFA 4 years, Yearbook 1year. Superintendents Honor Roll 2 years, Principals Honor Roll 2 years. John is Co-salutatorian. John plans on attending Eastern Oklahoma State College and earn his associates degree in Animal Science/Pre-Vet.

 

Amber Smith is daughter of Evelyn Smith.

 

Esther Smith is daughter of Evelyn Smith.

 

 

 

If you are looking for something to do this weekend or a place to eat, well then check out Strike A Lot Lanes and do some bowling.

 

If food is what you crave -  check out Myers Drive In – in business for 45 years – Myers offers some great food items and friendly service without ever having to leave your car.

 

Take a short drive and eat some breakfast or lunch at the Lumberjack Café in Howe, good food, great service at affordable prices.

 

Here are some other great event happening in the area

May 7

Benefit for Allen Daniels – 11am -2pm Bob Lee Kidd Civic Center – Poteau, OK

Wister Baccalaureate – 7pm – Wister Cafeteria – Wister, OK

 

May 8

Poteau Band Banquet – 6pm- Reynolds Center – Poteau, OK

 

May 13

Cavanal Killer – Poteau, OK

Howe FFA 5K run – Long Lake Resorts - Poteau, OK

 

May 14

Wister High School Graduation – 2pm – Wister, OK

 

May 26&27

Steampunk Festival – Downtown Poteau, OK

 

June 16

LeFlore County Youth Services Golf Tournament – Poteau, OK

 

July 14

Heavener Rodeo – Heavener, OK

 

Events at Strike A Lot Lanes in Poteau

 

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

BOGO Sunday’s

 

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:

Ladies Night- Happy Hour for Ladies all night

Friday's:

Karaoke

Saturday's:

Karaoke or scheduled band or event

Sunday's Fun day

Happy Hour 2pm-7pm

Pool tourney -5 pm

Thursday, 04 May 2017 00:04

Kinkead Avenue Closure in Fort Smith

 

 

 

Fort Smith, ARK - According Jeff Dingman, Deputy City Administrator city of Fort Smith, Kinkead Avenue between North 49th Street and Waldron Road will be closed to traffic beginning Monday, May 15, 2017.

 

 

This permanent closure was requested by the University of Arkansas Fort Smith and authorized by Ordinance No. 68-16, approved by the City Board of Directors on October 18, 2016.

 

 

If you are looking for a good hamburger in Poteau, well look no further than Myers Drive In.


Myers Drive In has the best burgers in town.


Get it with fries or onion rings and you have a great meal for a reasonable price.


Family owned and operated for 45 years.


Stop by on Tuesday’s after 4pm and get a regular #1, #2 or #3 for half-price.


Happy Hour half-price fountain drinks daily from 2-5 pm.


Some of their unique menu items include Pickle-Os, Spicy Corn Nuggets, Broccoli Cheese Bites, Cherry or Apple Bites, and Texas Toothpicks.
Myers is located at 305 N Broadway in Poteau, Oklahoma.


Now taking debit/credit cards for purchases of $5 or more!

 

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Poteau OK - The Poteau Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Christopher Mabala Owner/Operator-Aapest Pest Control as new members.


Chris, is originally from Georgia he moved to LeFlore County in November of 2000 with his wife Mandy and oldest daughter.


They are active members of the community and love everything about the area.


Christopher started in the pest control business 6 years ago.


He has worked for two great local pest control businesses before opening Aapest. (pronounce A-PEST) out of his home in Poteau.


Aapest Control is licensed and serving the Eastern Oklahoma/Western Arkansas areas.

 

Call Chris at (918) 839-8745 and he will help to “Take Care of What "Bugs" you.

 

Pictured are Karen Wages, Poteau Chamber, Sara Powell, Poteau Chamber, Mandilyn Mabala, Chris Mabala, Devyn Moody, CNB, Ted Sheets, Arvest and Brenda Sheets, TCSB.

 

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Wednesday, 03 May 2017 08:38

Leadership LeFlore County Graduation 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Poteau, OK - Congratulations to the 2017 Leadership LeFlore County Class.

 

This year, marks the ten year for Leadership LeFlore County.

 

Thirteen candidates for graduation of the class 2017, completed the course and were presented with diplomas.

 

Leadership LeFlore County 2017 graduates now join 144 others that have successfully graduated and are now serving in key roles in the State, City and Community.

 

Leadership Leflore County is a county wide leadership program designed to be a series of issue-oriented forums and learning experiences, which are based on the belief that knowledge is a key element and prime motivator of leadership.

 

Leadership LeFlore County is sponsored by the LeFlore County Economic Development Foundation, OSU Extension and the Poteau Chamber of Commerce.

 

This is the 10th year for Leadership Leflore County.

 

 


The 2017 Graduates are:

 

 

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Billy Hooper receiving his diploma from Mark Caldwell, President of the LeFlore County Development Coalition.

 

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Tara Ibison receiving her diploma from Mark Caldwell, President of the LeFlore County Development Coalition.

 

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Tyler Atkinson receiving his diploma from Mark Caldwell, President of the LeFlore County Development Coalition.

 

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Leah Montgomery receiving her diploma from Mark Caldwell, President of the LeFlore County Development Coalition.

 

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Paige Morris receiving her diploma from Mark Caldwell,President of the LeFlore County Development Coalition.

 

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Melinda Pierce receiving her diploma from Mark Caldwell,President of the LeFlore County Development Coalition.

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Cyndi Mackey receiving her diploma from Mark Caldwell,President of the LeFlore County Development Coalition.

 

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Jacob Jackson receiving his diploma from Mark Caldwell,President of the LeFlore County Development Coalition.

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Dleisa Graves receiving her diploma from Mark Caldwell, President of the LeFlore County Development Coalition.

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Devyn Moody receiving her diploma from Mark Caldwell, President of the LeFlore County Development Coalition

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Tracy Gerlach receiving his diploma from Mark Caldwell, President of the LeFlore County Development Coalition.


John Ross Christenberry and Joely Branscum were not present for the graduation ceremony.

 

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Former Graduate, Greg Russell, talks with Danette Russell, of the OSU Extension office at the graduation ceremony.

 

 

 

According to a press release from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, the Westville Police Department requested their assistance with a hit and run that occurred Monday evening, May 1st.


According to the report, a 12-year-old girl was hit by a motorist as she walked with a friend in the 300 block of Locust Street. The motorist left the scene.


The girl was transported to a Little Rock hospital.


The Westville Police Department quickly identified the driver of the vehicle and arrested him for suspicion of DUI.


Once the suspect vehicle was identified and secured, Westville Police requested OSBI agents process the vehicle.


Agents also assisted with the collection of evidence and further documentation of the scene.

Wednesday, 03 May 2017 10:56

Annette A. Cox Obituary

 

 

Annette A. Cox, 74, of Poteau, OK passed away Monday, May 1, 2017 in Poteau. Annette was born March 6, 1943 in Saratoga, CA to William Woodrow & Leontean (Minor) Adams.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Cox; brothers, Butch, James &Tucker Adams; sisters, Mary Hurlocker & Karen Adams; and her parents.

 

Survivors include her children, Kenny & Tammy Perry of Poteau, OK, Tim & Betty Cox of Shady Point, OK, Scott & Lisa Cox, Anthony & Judelyn Cox, Raymond Allen Cox Jr. all of Wilburton, OK, Garrette Cox of Anchorage, AK; 14 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren & 1 great great grandchild; brothers, Rick Adams of Oklahoma City, Jerry Adams of Gurdy, OK; sisters, Sue Hurlocker of Poteau & Sharon McCombs of Talihina, OK; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

 

Services will be 2 pm, Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau with Rev. Harold Thompson officiating.

 

You may leave an online message at www.evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com

 

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

Wednesday, 03 May 2017 10:52

Bonnie Lou Martin Obituary

 

 

 

Bonnie Lou Martin, 80, of Pocola, OK passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017 in Ft. Smith, AR.

 

Bobbie was born February 28, 1937 in LeFlore, OK to George Lindsey & Nancy Elizabeth (Knight) Dukes.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank James Martin; daughter, Patricia Ann Buikema; sister, Fannie Mae Francis; brother, Raymond Dukes.

 

Survivors include her daughters, Linda Williford of Bakersfield, CA, Sharon Powell and Teresa Kimes (The Baby) of Arkoma, OK; sons, James Martin of Lexington, OK, Steven Martin of Ft. Smith, AR, Charles Martin of Muldrow, OK, Allen Martin of Arkoma, OK; 15 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; 2 sisters, Ruby Montgomery of Kinta, OK, Wanda Little of Stigler, OK; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

 

Memorial services will be 2 pm, Sunday, May 14, 2017 at LeFlore Cemetery, LeFlore, OK.


You may leave an online message at www.evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com

 

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

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Steampunk Festival
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Poteau High School 50th Reunion
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