October 21st, 2011
Poteau is playing host to
the 4-H South East District
Leadership Conference. For
the duration of the conference,
4-H delegates from
17 counties are experiencing
and are hearing from speakers
invited by the South
East District Officers to
speak on the importance of
This year's theme is
â€ś4-H.... The Game of
On Wednesday, delegates
attended the opening assembly
led by Callie Curnutt,
South East District
President. They then attended
a campaign rally where
they heard speeches from
district officer candidates
I will be at Balloonfest tonight in my creation, â€śThe Egganator.â€ť This is how it works.
I have built a 7x7-feet chicken coop cage, and I (and other third-grade Poteau Bandit League coaches) will stand inside. You will be able to purchase grade AA double-yolk eggs for $1 apiece or a dozen for $10, and you then throw the eggs at those standing inside â€śThe Egganator.â€ť
Now, I know some of you Oklahoma Sooner fans will love to tee off on me, since I picked Texas Tech to beat OU Saturday night at Owen Field in Norman. It's my â€śUpset Special of the Week.â€ť
Tommy Leon Wilson, 58, of Heavener
died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, in Fort Smith,
Ark. A private family service is planned
under the direction of Dowden Funeral
Kathryn Sue Patterson of Poteau died
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, in Poteau. A private
family service will be held at Monroe
Cemetery under the direction of Evans and
Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Willow Lucille Jenson, died Oct. 18, 2011. She was
born in Kennedy.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Wayne
Edward Jenson; two daughters, Connie and Diane Jenson;
two grandsons, Jenson Blake Isham and Cory Shawn
Porter; two great-grandchildren, Alexander Porter and
Wade Jenson Isham; one brother, Richard Baldwin; and
one sister, Pat Lynch of Wister. She was preceded in death
by her parents, Dollie and Bob Baldwin, and two brothers,
Pheland and Iree Baldwin.
A graveside service will be held at Oakland Cemetery
at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, in Poteau.
Mildred Nadine (Butler) Price, 87, Lake
Worth, Fla., (formerly of Poteau) died Oct.
14, 2011, in Florida. Mildred was born in
Poteau on Aug. 10, 1924, and graduated
from Poteau High School in 1942.
She is survived by her husband, Jim
Price; sons, Jeff and Chris Price; sisters,
Irene Bennett, Bettye Greene, Kate Cooper;
and brother, Billy Earl Butler.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Vaughn
Online messages may be left at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.
com. Arrangements are under the direction of
Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Members of the Poteau Fire Department visited with the preschool class at the First United Methodist Church
on Wednesday. They spoke with the young group about the proper things to do if they are ever in danger from
fire. The children learned the stop drop and roll rule along with the special reminder to never hide inside a home
that is on fire. Once they were done learning inside the classroom the children got to inspect a ladder truck and
learned the many functions the truck can offer to help put out fires.
The City of Pocola filed a formal
answer in response to a lawsuit filed by
Chief of Police Dale Fout, 52, with the
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission that claims he has been the
subject of discrimination by Gaylon
Freeman, a member of the Board of
According to Fout, he was harassed
because of his age and his disability.
Freeman allegedly obtained and distributed
information throughout Pocola concerning
Foutâ€™s ailment to reflect negatively
on his performance of his duties.
The complaint states that Freeman has
told local residents of Pocola that he