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  • November Support Group…

    Press release

    The Pervasive Parenting Center and Developmental Wings are combining efforts to help families in…

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  • Eating Wisely: Soup

    By Ashton Wise

    Hey y’all – I am taking over the article this week and I am going to be sharing a new little recipe…

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  • Updated information: County…

    Press release

    With flu season upon us, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) announced county health…

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  • Fall Specials at Myers Drive…

    Myers Drive-In has some perfect for fall specials. Stop by and try an Extra Long Cheese Coney with tator tots and…

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  • Health &Wellness Center…

    Join the Stigler Health and Wellness Center, Inc. on October 17, 2017 from 9:00am -12:00pm to earn 3 CEU’s with a…

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  • Health Department Schedules…

    LeFlore County Health Department Schedules Flu Vaccine Clinics

    The LeFlore County Health Department announced today…

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  • Decorating Wisely:…

    I know it seems a bit early, but I’ve already started thinking about Thanksgiving. I mean, heck, we’re already to…

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  • License Fee Changes Announced…

    According to a press release, starting Oct. 1,2017, businesses in Oklahoma that are required to have a permit to…

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  • Practice and Policy Lecture…

    Press Release

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Supporting family members with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) is…

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  • LEFLORE COUNTY FREE HEALTH &…

    A Public Service Announcement

    LeFlore County Health Department will be hosting a multi-agency free health and safety…

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  • Autism Screening In Sallisaw

    Press Release

    The Pervasive Parenting Center (C.P.R.C.) will provide a free autism screening day, Monday, Sept. 25…

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  • Myers Drive In

    Myers Drive In – Good food, Friendly Service, great prices

    If you are looking for a good hamburger in Poteau, well…

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  • Decorating Wisely: Fall

    I hope you all had a fun-filled, relaxing Labor Day holiday. Ours didn’t start out that great since we hit a deer on…

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  • Friday, Sept 8th Lunch…

    Friday September 8th Lunch Special at the Lumberjack Café is:

    Smoked Brisket, Smoked Ribs, Smoked Bologna, Honey or Hot…

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  • Friday, Sept 8th…

    The Friday Breakfast and lunch menu at Carl Albert State College is:

    Breakfast - Scramble Eggs, Hash browns, Bacon,…

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Eating & Dining
Friday, 22 September 2017 23:42

Eating Wisely: Soup

By Ashton Wise

 

Hey y’all – I am taking over the article this week and I am going to be sharing a new little recipe that I literally made up on Thursday after daydreaming about cooler temperatures and soup. As the weather gets cooler (if it ever will) the germs start spreading and it seems like everyone starts getting sick. This soup is the perfect immune booster, detox, and of course it provides that warm cozy feeling we all look for in soup.


Turmeric is an interesting ingredient – it is strong, very bright in color, and great for your health. That is why this is the perfect add on to almost any dish. Okay, without further ado here is the soup for you.

 

INGREDIENTS:
3 Small Sweet Potatoes (peeled and diced)
3 Carrots (peeled and sliced)
1 Onion (diced
3 Celery Stalks (sliced)
8 Cups Vegetable Broth
1 Cup Jasmine Rice (uncooked)
1 Clove Garlic (minced)
2 Bay Leaves
½ tsp Turmeric
½ tsp Ground Ginger
¼ Fresh Parsley
1 tsp Oregano
Salt & Pepper to taste

 

DIRECTIONS:
(Crockpot)
1. Combine all ingredients in the crockpot – put on high and cook for 4-5 hours. Stirring occasionally.
(Stovetop)
1. Combine all ingredients in large pot – bring to a boil.
2. Reduce heat and simmer (covered or uncovered) stirring occasionally until vegetables are tender and rice is soft.
3. Serve up about a cup in a bowl and enjoy.


I have taken this to lunch 2 days in a row and I am still not tired of it – so delicious.


*Disclaimer: the jasmine rice does tend to keep drinking the broth when reheating put a little water in your bowl. Oh and it might turn your fingers yellow!

Thursday, 21 September 2017 23:10

Fall Specials at Myers Drive In

 

Myers Drive-In has some perfect for fall specials. Stop by and try an Extra Long Cheese Coney with tator tots and medium drink for only $5.99.


Since fall officially began September 22nd, Pumpkin Shakes are back or try an extra special treat—a Smores Sundae.


If you want a more traditional treat, try a root beer float or one of their many flavors of slush. Tuesday night from 4 PM-close is still half-priced #1, 2 or 3 burgers. Happy Hour’s half-priced drinks are every day from 2-5 PM.


Myers is proud to accept debit/credit cards.

 

There is a $5 minimum to use your card. Please mention that you’re paying with a card when ordering.

 

Located at 305 N Broadway in Poteau, Oklahoma.

Saturday, 09 September 2017 00:16

Myers Drive In

Myers Drive In – Good food, Friendly Service, great prices

 

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!

 


Friday September 8th Lunch Special at the Lumberjack Café is:


Smoked Brisket, Smoked Ribs, Smoked Bologna, Honey or Hot Wings, Cajun or Smoked Sausage (Choose 2 Meats)


Sides: Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Rolls or Cornbread.


They also offer a full Breakfast and Lunch Menu served all day.


Save room for Homemade Dessert.


The Lumberjack Café in Howe Oklahoma is a great place to eat.


Open Monday through Saturday from 6:30 – 2:00pm.


The Lumberjack Café is located inside Ron’s Discount Lumber in Howe.


All for reasonable prices.

Thursday, 07 September 2017 22:24

Friday, Sept 8th Breakfast/Lunch Menu at CASC


The Friday Breakfast and lunch menu at Carl Albert State College is:


Breakfast - Scramble Eggs, Hash browns, Bacon, Biscuits & Gravy, waffles, French toast and fruits
Lunch - Salad Bar, Pizza, Fried fish, baked fish, Fried potatoes Beans, Cornbread, Turnip greens, Baked Potatoes.


Breakfast- served from 7am – 9:30 am
Lunch served from 11am – 1:30pm


No Dinner served on Friday evening.


All meals include a drink and dessert.


Open to the public

 

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Friday, 01 September 2017 22:56

Blueberry Cheesecake Cookies Recipe

 

2 boxes Jiffy blueberry muffin mix
4 oz cream cheese (softened)
1 stick butter (softened)
1/2 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
2 eggs
1 1/2 c white chocolate chips

Cream together butter, cream cheese, and brown sugar. Add eggs one at a time until blended.
Combine muffin mix with the butter mixture and mix well. Fold in chocolate chips. Chill for at least 1 hour.
Pre-heat oven to 325o. Drop by tablespoonsful onto lightly greased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake for 14-15 minutes until edges just begin to brown.
Cool on cookie sheet 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. If you have any left, keep covered.

 

The Friday special at the Lumberjack Café is Smoked Brisket, Smoked Ribs, Smoked Bologna, Honey or Hot Wings, Cajun or Smoked Sausage (Choose 2 Meats)


Sides: Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Rolls or Cornbread.


They also offer a full Breakfast and Lunch Menu served all day.


Save room for Homemade Dessert.


The Lumberjack Café in Howe Oklahoma is a great place to eat.


Open Monday through Saturday from 6:30 – 2:00pm.


The Lumberjack Café is located inside Ron’s Discount Lumber in Howe.

 

All for reasonable prices.


Carl Albert State College Lunch menu for Friday is:


Salad Bar, Pizza, Fried Fish, Baked Fish, Fried Potatoes, Beans and Sweet Cornbread, Turnip Green and baked potatoes

 

Carl Albert State College offers a great dining experience for everyone.


Did you know that Carl Albert State College All You Can Eat meals are open to the public?

 

Breakfast and Lunch will be served Monday through Friday and dinner served Monday through Thursday

 

Breakfast 7 am until 9:30 am

Lunch 11:30 am until 1:30 pm

Dinner 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm

 

CASC meals are inexpensive too. Look at these prices. (All meals include a drink and dessert too).

 

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Wednesday, 30 August 2017 23:19

Create Professional Looking Desserts

 

Dessert makes the perfect finishing touch to a special event. Hosts and hostesses frequently fret over which foods to serve at their parties, and that includes dessert.

 

But hosts won't need a professional pastry chef to serve some imaginative and impressive desserts. In fact, it's easy for even novice foodies to make their own delicious desserts.

 

* Invest in a star decorator's tip and pastry bag. There's no limit to what you can do with a simple pastry bag, icing and a decorative tip. Instead of slathering frosting on cupcakes, use the tip to pipe on individual stars or swirls so the cupcakes look dressed up. The same concept can be applied when baking a cake in a molded pan-and-pipe on the frosting to create the design. You can also use it to add a dab of homemade whipped cream to a serving plate aside a slice of pie. Get creative with your pastry tip and explore different possibilities.

 

* Make garnish sauces. Professional chefs understand that many people eat with their eyes. That means guests may be more inclined to "ooh and ahh" over desserts if they are presented in a special way. Take a cue from restaurants and garnish the plate prior to adding the dessert. Create simple sauces from cooked-down strawberries or raspberries with sugar and water. Or look to premade syrups. Grab that bottle of chocolate sauce and create a design on a dish and then place the dessert on top.

 

* Use leaves or flowers. In addition to sauces on the plate, you may want to add a few mint leaves or an edible flower to cleanse the palate. This adds a touch of class to the presentation and makes guests feel special.

 

* Create individual servings. A dessert served in an individual ramekin or tin can be a nice presentation in itself. Plus, guests may feel like you individually created each dessert with them in mind. Individual servings look and serve well, rather than having a larger dessert demolished by slices or scoops.

 

* Go for the wow factor. Certain desserts lend themselves to dramatic display. Creme brule or flambe desserts will catch attention. Simply lighting a meringue-topped pudding on fire for a few minutes also can create a memorable moment. Use a good-quality liqueur for fire-enhanced desserts, so the alcohol can burn off quickly and evenly.

 

* Embrace the use of fondant or gum paste. These pastry art materials are frequently used by professional pastry chefs. They're essentially a moldable dough made out of sugar. Fondant can be rolled to cover cakes, cut to turn into intricate shapes or hand-molded to be turned into figurines or other edible pieces. Just about any dessert can be enhanced with a fondant trinket. Make a flower or a heart out of fondant and lay it aside a slice of cake. Give in to a child's sense of whimsy by molding edible cartoon characters for them to enjoy at a birthday party. Fondant-covered petit fours may be delicious and eye-catching.

 

* Use cookie cutters to create different shapes. Instead of a standard layer cake, use cookie cutters to cut out cake pieces and then layer them with frosting in between. Think about baking a pie and cutting out a piece of the pre-baked top crust with a cookie cutter that gives a clue to the filling inside (i.e., an apple cutout for an apple pie). Place on top of the crust before baking.

 

Creating special desserts doesn't require much effort or any specialized skills.

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