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Press release

OKLAHOMA CITY — Governor Mary Fallin today announced that DISH Network will bring 250 new jobs to Tulsa as the pay-TV provider expands operations in the city. DISH already employs over 600 team members at its Tulsa customer care center.

“Today’s announcement is great news for Tulsa and northeastern Oklahoma,” said Fallin. “It helps us further diversify our economy and provide new career opportunities for Oklahomans. We appreciate the DISH Network’s investment in Oklahoma, and are excited they are bringing 250 new jobs to the state. Today’s announcement is another great example that our pro-growth, pro-business policies are working and are making Oklahoma an even better place to do business.”

“DISH’s continued growth in Tulsa and the addition of new lines of service at this facility show that investments made by Tulsans in our city are already paying dividends,” Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum said. “DISH is a fantastic company and we look forward to assisting their team here in Tulsa as they work to quickly fill these new positions.”

“DISH’s investment in Tulsa is an exciting opportunity for both the company and the Tulsa region,” said Mike Neal, president and chief executive officer of the Tulsa Regional Chamber. “These high-quality jobs are a boon to our economy. According to a recent labor market study commissioned by the chamber, the region’s workforce is primed to support this type of white-collar job growth. Tulsa is on a strong trajectory, and we’re happy to have DISH Network as a part of it.”

DISH is partnering with both the Cherokee Nation and the Tulsa Regional Chamber to educate the local community about the 250 new jobs, which include frontline sales, human resources, management, training, and customer retention among other roles. DISH is expanding its existing facility at 1950 E 71st St., in Tulsa to accommodate for the new positions. Recruiting is already underway, and interested parties can visit DISH will be hosting an onsite hiring event at its facility from 1 until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25.

“We are proud to employ over 600 people in the Tulsa area, and as we prepared to expand our frontline sales and support team, knew this was the ideal location given access to talent and economic opportunity,” said Brian Neylon, DISH executive vice president of customer acquisition and retention. “At DISH, our core benefit to employees is opportunity, and we are eager to share this opportunity with the talented Tulsa-based candidates who display boundless energy, intelligence rooted in curiosity, and a continuous need to achieve.”

DISH team members in Tulsa are proud to give back to the local community. Since 2015, the team has partnered with McClure Elementary School to provide school supplies, canned food, clothing, and Christmas gifts to support students and their families. The team continues to support numerous other local nonprofits through drives, fundraisers, and volunteering, including Special Olympics Oklahoma, the MDA Summer Camp, the Humane Society and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.


About DISH

DISH Network Corp. (NASDAQ:DISH), through its subsidiaries, provides approximately 13.332 million pay-TV subscribers, as of June 30, 2017, with the highest quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value. DISH offers a high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 200 company.

T-Wreck Towing and Recovery is located at 114 N Witte in Poteau.

T-Wrecks, LLC is a new wrecker service, towing company in Poteau Oklahoma but not new to the towing industry in LeFlore County.

With 20+ years of towing and recovery experience and the most up to date equipment in towing technology.

Rest assure that you, your family and your vehicle will be safe with them.

Owner, Mikel Johnson values his customers.

So, when you’re in a pinch give him a call at 918 - 649-0091.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 05:49

Talihina Fall Foliage Festival

Press Release

The Talihina Fall Foliage Festival has been awarded an Oklahoma Arts Council Grant in the amount of $2500.00. These funds make it possible to have the Art Show and the live entertainment during the festival.


Plans for this year’s festival include; Arts & Crafts, Food Booths, Car Show, Quilt Show, Native American Hoop Dancer Lyndon Alec, Whiskey River Road Band, The Marlow Gunfighters, Wild Bill Hickok Impersonator Michael Griffith, Demonstrations on making bath products with Janet Ingle, and Pony Rides.


Many committee members are needed in order to make this year’s festival one to remember. The Fall Foliage Festival is Saturday October 28, 2017; it will be at the Talihina School Ag Building, located at 803 Railroad Street, just 2 blocks off Hwy 271.

This festival is very important to the economy of the Talihina area. It brings visitors from all over the USA. The fall festival is scheduled for the time of year when visitors come to enjoy the fall foliage along the Talimena Scenic Drive. Combining the two events give those visitors more of an incentive to visit the area.

If you have questions about the festival would like to serve on the committee or would like to submit your ideas Please contact the Talihina Chamber of Commerce at 918-567-3434 or e-mail at


We would love to have you as part of our group to promote the area and help insure we have a great festival.

The Oklahoma Arts Council is the official state agency for the support and development of the arts.


The Council’s mission is to lead, cultivate and support a thriving arts environment, which is essential to quality of life, education and economic vitality for all Oklahomans. The Council provides more than 500 grants to almost 250 organizations in communities statewide each year, organizes professional development opportunities for the state’s arts and cultural industry, and manages hundreds of works of art in the public spaces of the state Capitol.


For more information, visit


Friday, 06 October 2017 12:05

Parham Chiropractic

Submitted article


Parham Chiropractic in Cameron is a family and animal clinic that provides chiropractic wellness care at an affordable price. Dr. Scott Parham began his family practice journey after he graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City in 2002. After working in both North and South Carolina for seven years, his family relocated back to their home state of Oklahoma. Here he took family practice to a new level by joining with his sister-n-law and her husband at Clark Family Chiropractic in Ft. Smith, where he continued his work with family wellness. In 2014, Dr. Parham completed the Animal Chiropractic Program in Dallas, TX through Parker Chiropractic College and started a second business which offered chiropractic to animals through farm calls and at special events. This business grew and therefore provided an opportunity for he and his wife, Mary, to open a new clinic in Oklahoma in order to provide care locally for those animals. Over the last year, the need has grown to expand the clinic to be a full service family and animal clinic in order to meet the needs of his patients, so Dr. Parham did just that and as of October 13th he will be working full time at his new clinic in Cameron!


The clinic offers affordable wellness care for both families as well as large and small animals. A notable aspect of the clinic is that they do not accept any health insurance. Filing and following up with insurance companies is a huge time drain and personnel expense that the average insurance based clinic must endure daily. That is not what we are about; says Doctor Parham. He goes on to say; we want people to be able to get as much treatment for back and neck pain as they require for their specific condition versus having to settle for what insurance will allow.


New patients at the Parham Chiropractic clinic undergo a first visit orthopedic, neurologic and physical examination just as they would in any other office. After completion of the evaluation, the patient is able to receive the first adjustment that same day provided there is nothing that warrants further examination or x-rays prior to treatment. For those who are not aware, an ˜adjustment is the process by which a chiropractor introduces motion into spinal and other joints in the body to help restore their proper mobility and alignment.


After the initial visit which is $95, patients are advised on the wellness schedule they should consider following to get the most out of their care. Parham Chiropractic also offers "memberships" which they call their Wellness Club Plans. The membership plans give patients access to a designated number of visits per month for a set fee. Prices of the memberships start at $69.50 per month.

Other interesting features of Parham Chiropractic that make it a unique concept in the industry are that the clinic does not require appointments for care and the office is essentially paperless with the new patient on-boarding and doctor’s notes all completed on tablets.


Parham Chiropractic is located on Hwy 112 just north/northeast of Smart Mart in Cameron, OK.


To learn more about the chiropractic services provided and their grand opening going on this month, visit their Facebook page at


Tuesday, 26 September 2017 04:12

Chamber welcomes Thrive Counseling Group

The Poteau Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Thrive Counseling Group with a ribbon cutting.

At Thrive Counseling Group - People come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
Relationships are built on honest, integrity and trust;
Diversity of people and thought is respected;
Excellence is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and strong ethic;
Efficiency is achieved through wise use of resources to meet needs/goals and
Commitment to individual and family achievement.

Thrive Team are: Debbie Decker, Kristi Duncan, Darlene Smith.
Employed Licensed Counselors, Shawna Morris, Sheryl Scott-Jones, Rebecca McLemore. Contracted Licensed Counselors, Ashley Stacy, Rehab Specialist.
Thrive is located 3111B N Broadway in Poteau, Behind Sure Stay Motel.

Press release


Talihina will hold its first Wild Game Dinner to benefit the Talihina Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center.


The Dinner will be November 11th at Pistols & Pearls a Skyline Hideaway which is a wedding and event venue that turn your dreams into a reality.


They are located at 53653 Frazier Creek Rd. Talihina, Oklahoma.


There will be nature trails, photo opts, games, vendors and more.


The menu will consist of Elk, Bison, Wild Boar, Veggies cooked in a Cream Can, Dutch Oven Deserts, and drinks.


You can purchase advanced tickets for $40.00 until October 15, 2017, after that they will be $50.00.


Registration and fun begin at 4pm and dinner will be served at 6pm.


Sponsorships are available as well as vendor space to highlight your business.


For more information contact the Talihina Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center, located at 201 First St., Talihina, OK at  918-567-3434 or


Check out their website and are on Facebook at Talihina Chamber.

Wednesday, 06 September 2017 03:35

Meet Rory the Lion


Ella Evans – Avon Beauty Consultant would like to introduce Rory the Lion.


In 2017, Avon introduces Rory the Lion as the fall fundraiser. Rory is the king of cuddles, bringing joy to everyone he meets. Perfect for all ages.


Rory the Lion is adorable and is a great way to have a fund raiser. So, if your school or organization need to raise money, check with Ella about raising fund with Rory the Lion.


What better way to raise money then with Avon?


Ella Evans owns and operates Avon Be-You-tiful -  check out her website at


Ella is a home town lady with so much energy that working and helping people feel better about themselves is her biggest accomplishment. Ella has always been there helping people.



Monday, 04 September 2017 17:38

Boot Camp For Boards

Do you as a Board Member Know Everything About Your Not-For-Profit Organization?

The Oklahoma Center for Non-Profits is hosting Boot Camp for Boards on September 21, 2017 from 4pm until 7pm at the Donald W Reynolds Center in Poteau.

This Session Is for Board Members & Directors who want to be a better board member or for those who just want to be a better leader and help their organization to grow financially and successfully.

Registration $8 includes meal.

Topics Include:
10 Best Practices for Better Board Performance
The Board Chair/CEO Partnership
Board Recruitment
Board's Role in Fund Raising

To Register Call 918-647-9178 or email


Poteau Chamber of Commerce held a membership luncheon on Friday, August 25, 2017.

EOMC, CEO/CFO Shaun Keef along with the new LeFlore County EMS Director Jeff Fishel introduced themselves and gave updates about their facilities.

According to Keef, Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center had 1401 visits to the ER and 1072 patients admitted as well and 253 babies have been delivered at EOMC.


Fishel with EMS commented that their 6 ambulances throughout LeFlore and the surrounding counties average approximately 8,000 calls per year. Tyler Westerfield of Poteau had created a design logo for the ambulances.

According to Karen Wages, CEO of the Poteau Chamber of Commerce, the Poteau Chamber has a total of 455 members. “Poteau is definitely above the ordinary. We wouldn't be here if it weren't for all of you.”



Shaun Keef


Jeff Fishel

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