Eating & Dining
Tuesday, 03 August 2021 22:04

Tuesday August 17 is Lunch at the Museum

Come out to the LeFlore County Museum located inside the Hotel Lowrey is hosting their Tuesday Lunch at the Museum.

On the menu is croissants sandwiches catered by Cakes and More in Poteau, also chips, dessert and a drink for $6.00.

Eat in or carry-out. Lunch will be served starting at 11am and will go until they run out of food.

Enjoy the sweet singing of Larissa Deaton if you eat inside and take a tour of the museum while your there.

The LeFlore County Museum is located at 303 Dewey Avenue in Downtown Poteau.

This is a fund- raiser for the LeFlore County Historical Society.

To order carry-out call 918 647-9330

Sunday, 30 May 2021 21:51

EOMC Menu for 05/31/2021-06/05/2021

Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center Cafeteria Menu
Monday, May 31- Open Grill and Salad Bar Only
Tuesday June 1- Taco, Enchiladas, Fajita, Nachos, Spanish Rice, Refried Beans, Cheesy Tortilla Soup
Wednesday, June 2- Baked Ham, Green Bean Casserole, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Corn, Rolls
Thursday, June 3- Grilled Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo, Grilled Chicken Caesar, Salad, Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Friday, June 4- Chicken Wings, Corn Dogs, Taquitos, Southwest Eggrolls
Saturday, June 5- Grill and Salad Bar Only
Thursday, 13 May 2021 22:51

May Tuesday Lunch at the Museum




The Historical Society is located at 303 Dewey Avenue in Poteau 

The Museum has over 20 rooms of artifacts, some items include Spiro Mound Artifacts, Runestones, Early pioneer artifacts, medical room, coal room, railroad room and many others.

A non Profit organization, the Historical Society relies on support of the community to stay in operation.

Come out Tuesday and support the museum and enjoy a great lunch. 

Take out available by calling 918.647.9330

By Vera Nelson, Director of the Talihina Chanber of Commerce


Kiamichi Technology Center, Talihina Campus, will host the only Auctioneering School in the state of Oklahoma June 7th through the 12th.

On June 12th the final night of the course the auctioneers in training will participate in an auction.

They will sell items they purchased then donated to be auctioned off to the public. Funds earned from the auction will be donated to San Bois CASA, Inc.

These funds will go to support a battered, abused, or neglected child. San Bois CASA serves Pittsburg, Latimer, LeFlore and Haskell Counties.

With such a large area to cover funding is essential. This auction will not only be a lot of fun but will benefit this great organization.

The public is welcome so come out and see state and world champion auctioneer’s work.

To add to the festivities the Talihina Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Shrimp Boil with desserts and a drink just before the Auction.

They will be serving from 5pm until 6 pm. Tickets for the meal will need to be purchased in advance. For more information on the Shrimp Boil contact the chamber at 918-567-3434 or email at Looking forward to seeing you there.


Monday, April 26- Roasted Turkey, Seasoned New Potatoes, Fire Roasted Corn, Mediterranean Black Bean Salad.

Tuesday, April 27- Pot Roast, Mashed Potatoes, corn-on-the-cob, Carrots, Rolls, Loaded Baked Potato Soup.

Wednesday, April 28- Speciality Sandwiches, Broccoli Cheddar Soup.

Thursday, April 29- Chili Dogs, Chili Cheese Fries/Tots, Open Face Chili Cheeseburger, Frito Chili Pie.

Friday, April 30- Indian Tacos, Fry Bread, Fish Tacos.

Saturday, May 1- Grill and Salad Bar Only.

For Child Abuse Prevention Month, San Bois CASA will host a BBQ Fundraiser Meal in Poteau on April 15, 2021


San Bois CASA would like to encouraging people to pre-order the meals so they can get an idea about the number that they will need to make.

Chad Yandell will be making the bbq and baked beans, and Jan Gragg will do the dessert.

Please let me know if you have any questions.



Children and youth who have experienced abuse or neglect are among the most vulnerable populations in America. A child in foster care may have faced physical, psychological or emotional trauma and years of uncertainty as they wait to go home, be adopted or simply see what happens next. All that chaos has long-term effects. Having a caring, consistent adult to listen and put a child's best interests before all others' can make all the difference. That's where a CASA comes in - a Court Appointed Special Advocate.


The CASA Model.
CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to advocate for children’s best interests. They stay with each case until it is closed and the child is in a safe, permanent home.

Volunteers work with legal and child welfare professionals, educators and service providers to ensure that judges have all the information they need to make the most well-informed decisions for each child.

Our best-interest advocacy is driven by the guiding principle that children grow and develop best with their family of origin, if that can be safely achieved. Most of the children we work with are in foster care, but some are with their family of origin. And, most children who leave foster care do so to return to their family.

Patrick Young

Putting your home on the market can be nerve wracking. There is so much to do, and chances are you’re in the midst of other aspects of your transition, like arranging school enrollment and a new job role. Staging a home adds another burden, financially and otherwise, but you can do this yourself with great success. Oklahoma Welcome invites you to keep reading!

Get to Know the Neighborhood

Doing a bit of research on other homes for sale in the area can tell you a lot about how to prepare for your own home sale. That way, you’ll have your ducks in a row when your listing goes live!

While local reconnaissance provides a general awareness of the marketplace, it also serves to provide examples. When you see how other homeowners have developed a welcoming atmosphere for showings and open houses, you can apply their ideas to your property. You may even find it productive to visit a few different open houses so you have a better idea of how to stage a home properly.

Take ‘You’ Out

As you prepare to put your home on the market, you need to look at it through the eyes of a house hunter. You want others to feel comfortable, and be able to envision living in the space. This means removing personal decor and expressive design elements. Everything from family photo albums to heirloom throws should be culled to make room for a more standardized atmosphere. This way, potential buyers feel as though they can customize the home to their liking without having to overlook your personal tastes.

Wide Open Spaces

As you go about pulling items, think about creating an open, welcoming feel throughout your home. If you have lots of bulky, awkward belongings crowding your home, or if you need extra storage space, another solution is to store items offsite.

You want to avoid filling closets and sheds to the brim, since when buyers stumble onto those spaces, they might think their own things won’t fit. Contemplate what type of storage unit would work best for the items you’re going to stash — climate-controlled, indoor, outdoor, and so forth — and take an inventory to guestimate how much room you need. To give you an idea of price, the overall average cost of a self-storage unit booked in Omaha, Nebraska over the past 180 days is $59.92.

Room to Move

As a general guideline, you want your home to have open floor space with obvious traffic patterns. Traditional Home notes it’s best to arrange your furniture so house hunters can go from room to room comfortably without having to dodge around pieces, and gathering places should include obvious conversational groupings.

Clean as a Whistle

With extra belongings out of the way, a thorough, deep cleaning is your next step. Eliminate dirt, dust, and any lingering odors, such as from trash and pets. Don’t overlook subtler sources of odors like a trash compactor or a musty basement. Carpet cleaning is often a practical step, brightening the space underfoot at the same time.

Recolor Your World

With a spotless home, it’s an ideal time to address your home’s color scheme. A neutral decor extends to the hues on your walls as well as style and belongings, and paint is one of the easiest, least expensive ways to achieve that atmosphere. Better Homes & Gardens suggests a palette in shades of grey, ivory, off-white, or soft tans. It’s easy for both you and the buyer to work with, and can brighten and soften the rooms.

Finishing Touches

To pull things together, think about adding some inexpensive, classic finishing touches throughout your home. Throw pillows that match the wall color, inexpensive window coverings, a bowl of fruit in the kitchen, and a wreath on the front door will make house hunters feel at ease in the space. Once complete, you can either hire a professional photographer or DIY the task.

While preparing your home for sale presents some unique challenges, you give yourself a much better presentation when you follow these basic guidelines. With the right education and preparation, getting your home ready for sale is simple and easy.

Patrick created Able USA to offer resources and advice to others with disabilities in an effort to help them navigate the various aspects of life as a person with a disability.

Are you ready to get out and enjoy the springtime weather?

How about enjoying a great lunch at the Hotel Lowrey?

The LeFlore County Historical Society is ready to get back to hosting their Tuesday Lunch at the Museum.

On April 20, 2021 the Historical Society will be hosting the grilled hamburger luncheon. The meal is sponsored by Central National Bank in Poteau and they will be grilling up the hamburgers.

Enjoy your hamburger with all the fixing, chips drink and dessert all for just $6 dollars.

All orders are made to go and if you want to call in advance to pick-up your meal just call the museum at 918.647.9330.

Submitted by  Vicki Garfinkel,

Zesty Recipes Will Inspire Bold Chili Flavor

Using New Squeeze & Serve Tahini

  • Harissa – Aromatic hot chili paste with herbs & spices
  • Adds a bit of heat and zest to any recipe for breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Available on AMAZON

(Bayonne, NJ, MARCH 23, 2021) – It seems the tahini craze is here to stay as home cooks and professional chefs keep coming up with new ways to use creamy, nutrient-rich condiment. Now, Mighty Sesame Co. is upping the game with the first-ever harissa flavored tahini.

That’s right: the maker of the original all-natural, squeeze-and-serve tahini has done it again with their new Harissa Tahini.  (Epicurious anointed original Mighty Sesame Tahini The Best Tahini You Can Buy).  Now, this new game-changer makes it easier than ever to add extra zip and a bit of heat to everything from dressings and dips to meat and veggies.

The sesame experts make their tahini from the finest Ethiopian sesame seeds and serve it up in shake-and-squeeze bottles for maximum convenience. The new variety contains a blend of 100% natural harissa spices for a distinctively aromatic flavor profile with a kick.

But just what is harissa? Seen on nearly every Israeli, Moroccan, and Tunisian table, it’s a paste made by blending roasted hot red peppers with other spices and herbs. This fragrant chili paste is often combined with garlic, olive oil, cumin, coriander, caraway & mint for a distinctive Mediterranean flavor. There are as many variations of harissa as there are grandmas who’ve passed their secrets down the generations. It can be hot or mild, smoky or pungent – depending on the ingredients and techniques involved.

Basically, all you need to know is Harissa + Tahini = Yum!

Like all Mighty Sesame tahini’s, the Harissa variety is ready to use with just a shake and a squeeze, no stirring required. It is packed with protein and contains 260mg of calcium per serving. Organic, vegan, gluten- and dairy-free, OU kosher, and halal, it’s a 100% guilt-free option for everyone. (MSRP $4.99 per 10.9 oz. bottle)

Ready to take your tahini game to new heights? Mighty Sesame Co. invites you to see how Harissa Tahini can elevate your culinary repertory with this easy recipe.

Subtle Spice Harissa Tahini Dip*

3 T. Extra Virgin Olive Oil + extra for garnish

¼ Yellow Onion, minced

2 Cloves Garlic, minced

3/4 C. Mighty Sesame Harissa Tahini

2t. Lemon Zest + 2T of Lemon Juice

¼ t. Salt

¼ Black Fresh Ground Pepper + for garnish

¼ T. Flaky Sea Salt as Garnish

1.       In saute pan heat oil. Add onions and cook until caramelized. Adding garlic for the final 1-2 minutes.

2.       In a small food processor add harissa Tahini , lemon zest and juice. Mix until smooth. Add onion and garlic mixture including oil until well mixed.

3.       At this point add in some hot water to get desired thick or thinness.

4.       Season with salt and pepper

5.       For garnish drizzle oil and flaky sea salt right before you serve.

6.       Serve with warm pita or a variety of vegetable Carrot sticks, celery sticks, Red/Yellow Peppers, Broccoli spears, Asparagus spears etc.

*Recipe by Chef Gregg, renowned food service industry expert and self-described “tahini obsessed.” He’s joined forces with Mighty Sesame to develop and present a host of innovative, tahini-based recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Mighty Sesame Harissa Tahini is available on   

The Mighty Sesame Company

It takes an expert to create a truly premium product. Our ‘sesameliers’ oversee the delicate and complex process of transforming raw, fair-trade sesame seeds into our delicious products. For over 30 years, the process from the seed cultivation to creating our sesame-based foods has been managed with expertise, refined knowledge and innovation. The palate of an experienced ‘sesamilier’ can recognize the variety, production method, and suggest improvements to a recipe simply by taste. We constantly strive to innovate our process to benefit your superfood experience.

Producing premium sesame is as complex as producing fine wine. Change of seasons, soil types and sesame varieties all greatly affect the nutrient composition, texture and flavor of the mighty seed. We carefully manage the growing and harvesting of our seeds, grinding at a low temp to achieve world class standards. Our care in choosing seed varieties, storage method, screening, meticulous peeling and roasting is combined with our exclusive grinding process and innovative recipes to create a nutritional and flavorful sesame experience of artisanal quality.

The Mighty Sesame Co. sources sesame from the most reputed growing region in the world, Ethiopia, and trade sustainably with producers to ensure fair wages for farmers in a win- win exchange for the world’s mighty finest sesame. Mighty Sesame products are distributed by Kayco Beyond, headquartered in Bayonne, NJ.


 For additional information, interviews, recipes and photos, please contact Vicki Garfinkel, VICKIGJ PR, 973-519-8926,

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