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The Poteau Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce McKimmey Marketing and Productions LLC. as new members to the Poteau Chamber of Commerce.

McKimmey Marketing and Productions want to help grow your business.

Each of their clients are a leaf on their family tree and a member of their family.

Social Media and Web packages available.

For all your marketing, advertising and business product needs call Dave McKimmey at Call (918) 839-8707

Thursday, 06 September 2018 05:09



Poteau, OKLAHOMA - Due to health reasons, the Peppercorn Antiques in downtown Poteau is going out of business.

The store is having a store wide liquidation sale.

Everything is 50% off the sticker price.

Peppercorn Antiques is located at 203 Dewey in Poteau, Oklahoma

Store hours are:

Monday through Friday 11am until 4:30pm

Saturday 10 am until 3pm


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The Poteau Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce L & L Fencing and Construction as new members of the Poteau Chamber of Commerce.

L&L Fencing is owned and operated by LaDonna Burdett, a proud Native Indian business woman.

L&L Fencing is in Talihina Oklahoma and they are licensed and Bonded in Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas.

With 17 years of experience L&L Fencing specializes in privacy and chain link fences.

So, if you need a fence contact L&L Fencing at 918-917-7688 or 469-525- 6785



Press release


Company to work to create high-tech jobs, partnerships with area universities

OKLAHOMA CITY - Governor Mary Fallin and Valkyrie Systems Aerospace (VSA) today announced a partnership between the state of Oklahoma and the company. The partnership will ultimately accommodate manufacturing facilities, as well as flight operations and training in the greater Oklahoma City area.

VSA was recently awarded a 21st Century Quality Jobs Program incentive contract that will create at least 352 new high-paying jobs for the state of Oklahoma within the next five years.

“Oklahoma is one of the world's premier destinations for the aerospace and defense industry. The new Valkyrie facility will continue to elevate this industry in our state,” said Fallin. “By bringing aircraft manufacturing to Oklahoma, the company will help us grow as a leader in aerospace and UAS (unmanned aircraft systems). Our talented workforce and low cost of doing business along with a good quality of life makes Oklahoma very attractive for growing companies like Valkyrie. This is another example that our economic pro-business policies are diversifying Oklahoma’s economy.”

“We appreciate the efforts of Governor Mary Fallin and her team,” Glenn Dawson, Valkyrie Systems Aerospace chief executive officer, said. “They have worked hard to create an environment to attract some of the most exciting companies in the aerospace industry today. Oklahoma already has some of the top aviation companies in the world, and they are starting to grow the unmanned arena as well. The state of Oklahoma is well on its way to become the leader in unmanned aerospace development and manufacturing. We are proud to announce our choice of Oklahoma City for VSA’s operations center set to open during 2018's fourth quarter.”

“One of the reasons VSA chose to partner with the state of Oklahoma was the ability to integrate our company with the University of Oklahoma’s aviation and aerospace engineering program, as well as Oklahoma State University’s autonomous UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) program,” said Steve Tafoya, managing partner of VSA. “We are proud to bring high-tech jobs to the greater Oklahoma City area. Valkyrie’s goal is to create and maintain partnerships with the higher education system in Oklahoma, all the while developing and retaining students with the goal of moving them into the aerospace workforce as supported by Valkyrie Systems Aerospace.”

“The Oklahoma Department of Commerce has worked with Valkyrie for nine months to bring this project to fruition,” Oklahoma Secretary of Commerce and Tourism Deby Snodgrass said. “By locating in Oklahoma City, they will be in close proximity to other world-class companies and defense operations and near our research universities, which will provide a pipeline of talent through numerous aerospace and UAS degree programs.”

VSA’s HoverJets are unmanned and optionally piloted aircraft which support multiple global missions that include medical evacuation, extraction of personnel and equipment, real-time situational awareness and threat detection, re-establishment of downed communications systems, firefighting, and much more.

The HoverJets’ unique heavy-lift vertical takeoff and landing allow them to operate in any environment, whether it be land, sea or air.


Monday, 13 August 2018 02:35

Commercial Building for Rent in Poteau






6,400 sq/ft of prime commercial real estate located at 806 S Broadway in Poteau for rent for only $1,500/month.


$500 security deposit.


Contract and references required.


Contact Natalie Scrimsher at 918- 230-9214 for more information.

Saturday, 04 August 2018 04:35

Russell Cellular Holds Grand Opening

Poteau, OKLAHOMA - The Poteau Chamber of Commerce welcomes Russell Cellular with a ribbon cutting during the Grand Opening of their newest store in Poteau.

Russell Cellular has been in business since 1993 and is an exclusive Verizon Authorized Retailer specializing in wireless communication services. Russell Cellular is one of the nation's largest Verizon Wireless Retailers.
The new store is located at 2217 N Broadway (In front of Price Cutter).

Store Hours are Mon through Saturday from 9:00AM-8:00PM and Sunday from 12:00PM-5:00PM.

They will still have their smaller location at 2707-B N. Broadway as well.


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Russell Cellular employees, patrons and members of the Poteau Chamber in attendance for the ribbon cutting

The new Corporate store is staffed with 12 employees: Store Manager Misty Cannon, Marcus Chestnut, Cara Holt, Marsha Kindle, Serena Stimac, Tony Antonio, Dannon Fox, Henry Fout, Greg Meeh, Angela Higgins and Charlea McDaniel. District Manager Misty Gibson was also on hand for the ribbon cutting.

Stop by and see all the great folks at the new Russell Cellular Corporate store.

Russell Cellular operates over 400 stores in 30 states. The company’s future includes continued growth of same store sales, as well as new locations that strengthen the company’s nationwide partnership with Verizon. Regardless of the changes the company may experience, Russell Cellular will always strive to maintain its core values and founding principles that helped drive their success for nearly 25 years.

Tuesday, 31 July 2018 18:34

Talihina City Wide Yard Sale and Fun Day

Press release by  Heather Roughton

Talihina City Wide Yard Sale and Fun Day
August 4, 2018 7am – Until ?


Time is running out to be in the city wide yard sale. There are still a few booth spaces left to set up at the Visitors Center. We have a list of people participating from their home, which we are adding to daily. Names on the list include Crickets Corner 401Cemetary Rd.


Talihina, Falfa Church 5 miles West of Talihina, Jimmie and Renee Craig 6.5 miles South on HWY 271 House on left, Donna Hanebrink 502 9th Street Talihina, Leandra Potter 53985 US HWY 271 South, Lodean Star 115 Railroad Street Talihina, a complete list with all the information can be picked up at the Talihina Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center at 201 First Street, Talihina.


Bring the family and come enjoy Home Made Ice-Cream, Ice Cold Drinks, Face Painting, and Games. Also, don’t forget about our Kiss a Cow contest, Vote for your favorite; Jason Lockharts cow is at Duncan’s Delights, Vera Nelson’s cow is at El Rancho Mexican Grill, and Rodney Faulkenberry’s cow is at Pam’s Hateful Hussy Diner (1/2 of Rodney’s income will go to the Talihina Police Department.


The one with the most money will have to kiss Buttercup the cow, at the yard sale at 11:30 am so go vote!

According to Vera Nelson she is well qualified to Kiss a Cow, she grew up on a farm where they milked cows twice a day rain or shine.


She now lives on a ranch with her husband Arvil and they have had cows for 50 years.


Take time to go by El Ranch Mexican Grill and vote for Vera a qualified candidate.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 14:02

Meet Some Local #bossbabes & #bossguys

I’ve seen #bossbabe on Twitter & Facebook for quite awhile now. I couldn’t find the term #bossguy, so I guess maybe I coined it. I searched for the definition of boss babe, but what I found is nowhere near what these women do. While the term “bossbabe” may have negative connotations, Boss Babes and Boss Guys are local entrepreneurs who are their own self-employed bosses whether in business for themselves or working for themselves while part of a larger corporation. These men and women live this quote by Sheldon Adelson: I’m not in business to make money for the other guy. I’m in business to make money for myself. I reached out to my Facebook friends and asked for my friends to submit their businesses. Here are several who volunteered to be included in this article.


Joe & Stana Hardy of Wister own a storage unit business. Hardy's Rentals rents storage units and are located at 604 E. Highland in Wister. They rent 10x10s for $40.00 per month and 10x15 for $45.00 per month. They also have a special: if you rent for 3 months, you get the 4th month free. Contact Stana Hardy 209-324-0998 or Joe Hardy 209-324-0989.




Katie Aday sent OKWNEWS this message about her soon-to-open business.

Coming soon!!! ONLINE SPEECH THERAPY . What???!? This is the main complaint I've had with parents... "My child needs speech therapy but I can't bring them once or twice a week to the clinic." Okay, I've listened to you and I came up with a solution! The location is in your home, or car, or anywhere you have internet service. If you can't get to the clinic for any reason and your kiddo has a speech delay.... This is for you! We are ironing out the details now and we are not official... yet. I will start a list now to get your child the speech/language quality therapy they need. We accept Soonercare and will need a Dr. referral sent to fax number 918-779-0706. Please welcome... coming soon... "Right Click Therapy"


Stephanie Gibbens owns her own high-end skincare company with Rodan+Fields. Her company was created by the award-winning dermatologists who created Proactiv. They have products to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, acne, post acne scars marks, sun spots, age spots, and skin sensitivities. They also have products to lengthen, thicken, and darken your natural eyelashes, reduce dark under eye circles, increase the skins hydration and more. View Stephanie’s website for a free skincare consultation at or email her for more information at .


Gary Christian sent this information. Hochatown Shuttle Services is a shuttle/taxi/party bus service serving the Hochatown, Oklahoma area. They offer winery, brewery and scenic tours and everything in between. Their website is and on Facebook at Hochatown Shuttle Services llc


Joe Zook runs Social Webz, a Social Media Agency specializing in social media management and social media advertising. They also offer affordable website development, Google advertising and google business listing creation. They take great pride in providing effective and relevant ad copy and content that gives potential customers an authentic view of who you are and what your business represents. When you hire them, they understand that they become the face of your business. They take that responsibility seriously. Don't hesitate to call them at (918) 413-9443 or contact them through their website at


Kevin's Handyman Service is a family owned and operated business. Kevin, along with partner Martin Lamberger offer years of experience in all areas of remodeling, carpentry, and painting along with minor electrical and plumbing projects. Kevin and Martin do careful, timely work at very competitive prices. They always strive to do the job the way you want it done. Free estimates on your work. Contact Kevin (cell) 918-721-7318 or (home) 918-653-2293. His e-mail is . Martin can be reached @ 918-613-2364. Their address is 53157 Highway 59 in Hodgen. Check them out on Facebook!


Heather (Rose) Slater is the owner of LaFlor Lips & More as an independent SeneGence distributor. Heather offers the complete line of products available from this direct sales company that was recently ranked #2 in direct sales. Heather keeps a large, on-hand stock of the ever popular LipSense, the long-lasting lip color, as well as ShadowSense and the full range of SeneDerm skincare. She is available for in-home parties, spas, or one-on-one makeup and skincare tutorials. She is seeking other individuals who are interested in joining her business. Find her on FB as Heather Rose Slater and as Heather's LaFlor Lips & More. Call or text her at 918-413-3471.


Angel Cakes specializes in unique, home made cakes. Some favorite’s are Chewy Brownies with or without nuts (pecans/walnuts), Ambrosia Cake, Applesauce Breakfast Cake, Chocolate Cake with White Chocolate Frosting, Mexican Fruit Cake, Snickers Cake, Red Velvet Cake, Toffee Poke Cake, Rocky Road Cake, White Chocolate Fudge Cake, White Chocolate Berry Dessert, German Chocolate, German Apple Cake, Dream Cake, Better Than Almost Anything, Lemon Icebox Cake, Upside Down German Chocolate Cake, Cinnamon Roll Cake, Snickers Poke Cake, Best Banana Pecan Cake, German Apple Streusel Sheet Cake, Pig Pickin Cake, Carmel Apple Poke Cake, Ooey Gooey Carmel Cake, Easy Tiramisu, Caramel Latte Cake, Pink Flamingo Cake, Honey Bun Cake, William Tells Never Miss Apple Cake and Surprise Carrot Cake. All cakes will be made in a 9x13 pan. Contact Angel through her Facebook page Angel Cakes.


Haw Ceek Creations is now open 10 miles south of Heavener in the Haw Creek community. They will be doing custom embroidery, screen printing, sublimation printing and offer one of a kind custom gifts. Check out their website (which is under going continual revision as they expand): Contact them at 918-658-4502 or by email .


Collins Construction and Fabrications, LLC has been an Oklahoma based company for over 30 years. Del Collins started the company when he was only 22 years old. Since then, it’s grown to include commercial construction, steel fabrications, powder coating, vinyl plotting and more. Our home base is in the small community of Buffalo Valley in SE Oklahoma. Our construction crews travel to locations all over the US and our fabrication products have shipped to over 30 states. We are expanding our fabrication lines to meet custom needs of more Oklahoma companies and welcome inquiries. See our work at


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The Poteau Chamber of Commerce welcomes McDonalds of Poteau with a ribbon cutting for their Re-Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting. The Poteau location is one of the first in our area to have the new lobby design and to offer automated ordering.


McDonalds of Poteau owner, Jim Hadley, whose family own nine McDonalds throughout the area has remodeled the lobby of the Poteau McDonald adding Ordering Kiosks, Table Service, Mobile Ordering and Customer Pick-Up. In the near future, they will be adding an electronic menu board at the drive through similar to the one in the lobby.

“We haven’t had many people use the McDonalds app in this area, but it is catching on. A customer can place an order using the app and pay with their credit card. When they drive into the parking lot, the app signals the kitchen to prepare their order. They can bypass the drive through line and pull into the Curbside Parking and someone will bring their order to them. It doesn’t matter where you are when you order; the app will signal whichever restaurant location you pull into.” For example, you could order on your way to Ft. Smith and pick up your order at whichever McDonalds you pull into. This service would be great when you’re in a hurry and don’t want to wait in line at the drive through.

The addition of the kiosks and table service has meant McDonalds had to hire additional employees. There will always be at least one employee in the lobby to help with the kiosk and several employees will bring a customer’s order to the table. According to Tracy Gerlach, Poteau McDonalds manager, “We will always have someone to help you with your order. You can always order at the counter as well.”

KTCS Radio did a live remote during the grand-opening and gave away McDonalds gift cards of $25 each.


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Tracy Gerlach getting the store ready for the Re-grand opening. 

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Tracy announcing the openhouse on KTCS



live remote 

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Ribbon cutting ceremony

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Me, placing my breakfast order on the new Kiosk at McDonalds 

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