2011-2012 Meeting Dates

June 16, 2011

LeFlore County Coalition for Healthy Living

 2011-2012 Meeting Dates

August 17 September 21 October 19 November 16
December 14* January 18 February 15 March 14*
April 18 May 16 June 20 July No Meeting

*  All dates listed are all the third Wednesday of the month except December 14 and March 14, 2012.

DATES CONFIRMED BY KTC June 16, 2011!  All meetings are currently scheduled for Seminar #5 in the Medical Professions Building.

Upcoming Events

March 24, 2011
March 29 Break the Silence, Begin to Heal:  For more information or to pre-register contact:  Nina Morgan (918) 647-4525 nmmorgan@ktc.edu
At Kiamichi Technology Center 11:00 am -12:00 pm
At Carl Albert State College Auditorium 1:00-2:00 pm
At Immanuel Baptist Church 7:00-9:00 pm
April 2nd Kiwanis Golf Tournament – Benefits LCYS & B&GC of LeFlore County 918-647-9178 poteauchamber@windstream.net
April 4-8 CASC Health Fair 918-647-1200
April 6-7 CASC Blood Drive 918-647-1200
April 9, 0900-1200 LeFlore County Baby Fair (Bob Lee Kidd Civic Ctr) Leslie Covey 918-647-8601
April 29 “Cherish the Children” Conference McAlester, OK 7:30-4:30 580-745-2858  by Fax 580-745-7462.Deadline on or before 4/8/11  $30.00 Onsite or after 4/8/11 $45.00
May 6 Choctaw Nation Project SAFE LeFlore Count Teen Fair – Contact Karen Lyons klyons@choctawnation.com
May 24-26 18th Annual Oklahoma Children’s Behavorial Health Conference, Norman, OK  ( https://ww1.odmhsas.org/regforms/ViewPDF.ashx?formid=960 )

2010-2011 Meeting Dates

June 22, 2010

LeFlore County Coalition for Healthy Living 2010-2011 Meeting Dates

August 26**** September 15*** October 13**** November 16***
December 15 January 19 February 16 March 23*
April 20 May 18 June 15 July No Meeting

* Subject to Change

**  All dates are subject to change, but the dates listed are all the third Wednesday of the month except March 2011 (I think Spring Break will be the preceding week).

*** Denotes change from original posting.

**** Please note Change effective July 21, 2010 due to scheduling conflicts at KTC.

Coalition Accomplishments

June 17, 2010

In preparing for the TSET Grant, I just finished writing the information below.  Pretty impressive IF I DO SAY SO MYSELF & that doesn’t include SOC, B&GCofLC, & SmartStart Kiamichi Country!  Please pass the word and ask everyone you know in LeFlore County read this post!  Is in draft form and there are errors for sure, but the data will get your attention!  We could not do it without all of us!  Thank you for all you do.

19. Please list and briefly describe any other coalition accomplishments.
Read the rest of this entry »

March Against Meth & Town Hall Meetings Update

April 29, 2010

Well I personally want to thank all the members of this great Coalition for their hard work and efforts in support of the Town Hall Meetings.  All were successful to one degree or another and the information put fore by the presenters was informative and timely.  A Big Thank you to the District Attorney’s office, LeFlore County Youth Services, KiBois, SmartStart Kiamichi County, Panama and Arkoma Schools, the Town of Fort Coffee, Choctaw Nation Youth Advisory Board, Poteau Public School’s “No Way Coalition”, Carl Albert State College and a host of individual presenters and volunteers.  I know I left some one out so just drop me a line and I’ll add them in and apologize for being old and absent-minded!

Arkoma Meeting - Mz Randazzo Speaking

Approximately 335 adults and adolescents attended the meetings at seven sites.  To refresh your grey cells those sites included:  Arkoma, Ft Coffee, Panama, Poteau (x2) and Springhill Baptist Church in Monroe.  One of the follow discussions at the Ft Coffee event centered on secondary meeting for next year.  We discussed that this really was not difficult to pull off and the stipends were not necessary for success.  Get a group of folks willing to host the meeting, get them to commit to a “pot luck” supper and give us or other volunteers the date and time and we can get there.  So keep that in mind for future events.

Fort Coffee Meeting - YAB Students Presenting

I think most sites had some press coverage either via “announcements” or actual coverage of the event.  A hearty thank you to the SW Times and the Poteau Daily News for your coverage of the events.  If anyone noticed any additional coverage please let me know.  I don’t know if the Spiro Graphic covered them or not

On a similar note, we need to thank the Choctaw Nation, Mrs. Shonnie Hall and her Youth Advisory Board not only for their support of the Town Hall Meetings, but for their efforts in the March Against Meth!  To my knowledge there were three events in the county, Cameron, Heavener and Pocola.  Cameron and Pocola were formal events with representatives for several agencies/groups with heavy participation from those schools.  The Heavener event was planned by the YAB students and consisted of a “March Against Meth” walking around the track at the Heavener Football Field and sporting those classy “Use Your Voice, Fight Meth” t-shirts.  Thanks also go to the Heavener Ledger for their coverage of the Heavener event.  Thanks Shonnie and the gang!

Well the weekend is almost here, so have a safe one and enjoy your chosen recreational pursuit and most importantly, get outside!

Town Hall Meetings to Combat Underage Drinking

April 9, 2010

Hello Blogger Nation

Well here’s the skinny on the town hall meetings for LeFlore County.

April 14 @ 10:00 Hamiliton Auditorum, Carl Albert State College, 1507 McKenna St, Poteau, OK,  Contact Heide Ramirez 918-647-1466 or hramirez@carlalbert.edu

April 15 @ 7:00 PM Buckley Public Library, Dewey Avenue, Poteau, OK.  Contact Kim Stephens for details.  918-647-7732 or 918-413-0636 stephensk@phs.poteau.k12.ok.us

April 21 @ 6:30 PM, Springhill Baptist Church, Monroe, OK.  For ages 12-20. 918-647-1466 or hramirez@carlalbert.edu

April 21 @ 7:30 PM, Springhill Baptist Church, Monroe, OK.  For Parents/Adults.  918-647-1466 or hramirez@carlalbert.edu

April 22 @ 3:00 PM @ the Baseball Field, Panama Public Schools, Panama, OK.  Contact Gina Nichols 918-653-4811 or rnichols@heavenerschools.org

April 22 @ 5:30 PM City Court Building, 1103 Main Street, Arkoma, OK.  Contact Bill Slater @ 918-635-5477 or bslater@heavenerschools.org.

April 22 @ 7:00 PM Fort Coffee Community Center, Fort Coffee, OK.  I’ll get directions to you.  Contact Bill Slater @ 918-635-5477 or bslater@heavenerschools.org

Some folks have agreed to assist with the meetings on the north end meetings, but we need a few more volunteers.  Any takers?

Talk to your friends and neighbors and encourage them to attend one of the seven area Town Hall Meetings.  Spread the Word!!!!!

Thank you for your support

Save the Date March 26

January 28, 2010

March 26 –  11:30 – 1:30

Meet the Candidates Q&A Forum

Sponsored by:

LeFlore County Coalition for Healthy Living and hosted at the Kiamichi Technology Center, Poteau Campus

Members and Their Guest Only!   Invitations will mailed/emailed in the coming weeks and RSVP will required.

Hope to see you there.

National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW)

January 6, 2010

Tell Us What You Have Planned for National
Influenza Vaccination Week
Visit http://www.Flu.gov/getvaccinated
National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is a national observance that was
established to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination, as well as
foster greater use of flu vaccine after the holiday season into January and beyond. This
year’s NIVW (originally scheduled for December 6-10, 2009) will be held January 10-
16, 2010.

Since the spread of 2009 H1N1 influenza is likely to continue into the new year, NIVW
will be an important opportunity to promote uptake of 2009 H1N1 flu vaccination at a
time when demand for vaccine usually drops significantly. While influenza is
unpredictable, and while we do not know the likelihood of a future wave of H1N1
influenza, we do know that if more people are vaccinated, the disease is less likely to
spread in the coming months.

One of the many goals for NIVW is to engage at-risk audiences who are not yet
vaccinated, hesitant about vaccination, or unsure about where to get vaccinated. Every
year, certain days during NIVW are designated to highlight the importance for certain
groups, like health care workers and children, to get vaccinated. This year’s national
schedule is as follows:

Day Focus
Sunday, January 10 Kickoff
Monday, January 11 General audience and health care
Tuesday, January 12 People with chronic health conditions
that put them at high risk of serious
influenza-related complications
Wednesday, January 13 Children, pregnant women, and
caregivers of infants less than 6 months
Thursday, January 14 Young adults (19 to 24 years old)
Friday, January 15 Seniors
Saturday, January 16 Wrap-up

We hope all of our partners will plan their own NIVW events and we ask that you share
your plans with us at http://www.Flu.gov/getvaccinated.

January 9, 2010 Meet the Candidates

January 6, 2010

Today is the deadline (January 6th) to register.
January 8…First Friday Lunch
11:45 Days Inn & Suites Grand Room
Meet your Candidates for State Representative:
James Lockhart,Matt Webb,Jake Leming, David Hogan, Lynn Bullard &
Jarrod Ridenhour.
Candidate for State Senator: Neil Brannon
Candidate for Lt Governor: Kenneth Corn
For reservations call 918-647-9178 by  Wed 1/6
lunch served by Cakes & More Cost $6.00

Sheets

January 5, 2010

Here are Nov & Dec ’09 sign-in sheets

Nov 09 pg 1

Nov 09 pg 2

Nov 09 pg 3

Dec 09 pg 1

Dec 09 pg 2