District standings and scores for Week 4 games and schedules for Week 5 games. Continue reading “District standings after Week 4”
By KEN MILAM
POTEAU – Poteau School Board members updated two policies and approved some personnel issues in a special meeting Thursday night. Continue reading “Poteau Board updates policies”
The 2022 football districts started Friday for five of the six LeFlore County teams with a mixed bag of results. Continue reading “Most county teams open district play”
POTEAU – Funeral service for Linda (Adams) Skinner, 75 of Poteau is 10 a.m. Friday at First Free Will Baptist Church in Poteau with Jim Cook, Cory Thompson, and Brad Hill officiating. Burial will follow at Ellis Chapel Cemetery in Wister, under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home of Poteau. Continue reading “Obituary for Linda Skinner”
By KEN MILAM
POTEAU – A longtime figure in LeFlore County education was hired Thursday as interim superintendent of Poteau Public Schools.
In a special meeting, the school board voted to hire Dr. John Turner, who retired after nine years as superintendent at Arkoma. Before that, Turner served seven years in the same post at Whitesboro.
Turner said he retired after 50 years in education, almost half of that in superintendent positions here and New Mexico.
School Board President Ranada Adams said the search would continue for a permanent replacement for Don Sjoberg, who is retiring at the end of this month.
Adams said Turner had “a great resume,” and in addition to leading school districts, had experience with the state Department of Education.
Turner said he had been contacted by a former Poteau Schools employee, who praised the district and encouraged him to look into the job.
“I’ve been retired, and I’m ready to go back to work,” he said.
He said his first order of business would be to meet the staff and familiarize himself with the district and its needs.
Also Thursday, the board voted to hire Taylor Weterfield as early childhood teacher pending certification and Montoya Seymour as paraprofessional.
p style=”text-align: center;”>If you like reading the whole story, please support the Ledger/LCJ by subscribing.
POTEAU – The Poteau School Board will meet in a special meeting at noon Thursday at the Bert Corr Administration Building at 100 Mockingbird Lane in Poteau. Continue reading “Poteau School Board to meet Thursday”
FORT SMITH, Ark. – Funeral service for Ariel Lynn Cardenas, 30 of Fort Smith, Arkansas was Friday at Church of Nazarene in Poteau with Jim Cook and Marie Akins officiating. Burial followed at the Oakland Cemetery in Poteau, under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home. Continue reading “Service set for Ariel Cardenas”