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Eating & Dining


Wednesday, June 20 


Shake & Bake Porkchops, BBQ Chicken Legs, Au Gratin Potatoes, Broccoli, Chicken & Wild Rice Soup.


Thursday, June 21


Brisket, Cornflake Chicken, Baked Potato, Corn on the Cob, Baked Beans.


Friday, June 22 


Hamburger Steak w/Brown Gravy, Mexican Chicken, Toby Keith Potatoes, Peas, Tomato Basil Soup.


Saturday, June 23


Grill and Salad bar Only.

Wednesday, 06 June 2018 17:10

Mississippi Pot Roast



1 (3-4 pounds) chuck roast

1 packet ranch dressing mix

1 packet au jus gravy mix

1/4 cup butter

4-5 pepperoncini peppers (or small jar sliced)


Place crock pot liner in slow cooker. Place roast in the slow cooker and sprinkle the top with the ranch dressing mix and the au jus mix.

Place peppers on top of the mixes and add the butter.

Cook over low heat for 8 hours. Serve with noodles, rice or mashed potatoes. May also use forks to pull apart to use for sandwiches.

Do not add any water or broth to this. It will make enough liquid as it cooks.

The 2018 Poteau High School All Class Reunion was a huge success. Lots of people commented on the lunch banquet Sunday. The food was really good, especially the deliciously decadent caramel pecan and cream cake dessert.

Well, Durene Sampson was gracious enough to share the recipe with OKWNEWS after another banquet which Eli had catered.

Here is that recipe

1 stick butter
1/2 cup Crisco1 cup water

Place in glass bowl and microwave till melted about 3 minutes.

In large separate bowl:
2 1/4 cup Flour
2 cup Sugar
Pour butter mixture over flour and sugar. Stir well.

1 t baking soda 1/2 t salt
1 t vanilla
1/2 cup buttermilk 2 eggs
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Mix well pour into Pam sprayed 9x13 cake pan. Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes till toothpick comes out slightly moist.

Using chop sticks poke holes all over hot cake. Pour 1 jar of Hershey's Caramel Sauce over top filling holes, saving 1/8 cup for top of frosting. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup chopped pecans over caramel.

1 box powdered sugar 1 t butter flavoring
3 to 4 T milk
1 stick butter, softened
Beat till creamy.

Frost top of cake while warm.

Drizzle with rest of Caramel.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 10:21

3 Ingredient Cookies

Old Fashioned 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Servings: 14 -18 cookies, depending on size


1 cup sugar

1 cup peanut butter

1 egg


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Stir the ingredients together until smooth. Scoop onto a parchment or Silpat lined baking sheet. (Roll into 1" balls with your hands, if you do not have a scoop.) Press down with the back of a fork and then press again from the opposite direction, to form the criss-cross pattern on top.

These cookies will not spread at all. You can bake the full recipe on a single tray if you would like. Bake for 12 minutes and then let cool on the tray for 1-2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to finish cooling. Store in an airtight container. Enjoy!

Wister Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program.

All Children 18 years and under eat Free.

Children do not have to be a Wister Student.


The Summer Food Program starts on May 21, 2018 and will run until June 28, 2018 - Monday through Thursday.

No meals on Fridays.

No meal on Monday MAY 28th for Memorial Day.

Breakfast Time: 7:30-8:30
Lunch Time: 11:00-12:30
Location: Wister School Cafeteria
201 Logan Street
Wister, Oklahoma 



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The LeFlore County Democrats are pleased to announce their annual Democrat Fish Fry on May 19, 2018, at Wister Lake at Victor Landing from 3pm until 5pm.


Free Fish Fry, chicken nuggets, fries, hush puppies, beans, drinks and lots of desserts.


Representative Johnny Tadlock accepted will be the Master of Ceremony.


Expected to attend are:
Drew Edmondson
Connie Johnson
Anna Dearmore
Eligjah McIntosh
Jason Nichols
Clay Padgett
Chris Ford
Eddie Martin
Johnny Tadlock
Troy Dyer
Pennie Embry
Peggy Derange
Don Faulkner
Brenda Cockburn
Derwin Gist
Craig Olive

Monday, 30 April 2018 00:40

Ding Dong Cake


Here is what you will need to make the best Ding Dong Cake


1 box devils food cake mix--Prepared and baked in 2 round cake pans as directed on box.
8 oz. cream cheese softened
3 c powdered sugar
1 stick butter softened
8 oz. cool whip
1 tub milk chocolate icing

After cake is completely cooled split into layers


Then add filling:

Mix and cream the butter and cream cheese.

Add powdered sugar and fold in cool whip.

Spread filling on each layer - do not spread filling all the way to the edge of the cake, the weight of the cake will press it out to the edge once you are finished, this keeps the filling from mixing with the icing.

left over filling mix it with the icing.


Then ice entire cake with the chocolate icing.

Refrigerate any left-overs.

Saturday, 28 April 2018 22:36

EOMC Menu for April 29 through May 5


Sunday, April 29 - BBQ Chicken, Spaghetti, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Corn, Roll, Garlic Bread, Creamy Potato Soup.


Monday, April 30 - Pot Roast, Parmesan Chicken, w/pasta & marinara, New Potatoes, Carrots, Cheese Chicken Tortilla Soup.


Tuesday, May 1- Turkey, Ham, Dressing, Sweet Potato,Greenbean Casserole, Tomato Basil Soup.


Wednesday, May 2- Meatloaf, Tator Tot Casserole, Scalloped Potatoes, Capri Veggies, Chicken Noodle Soup.


Thursday, May 3 - Pizza, BBQ Chicken Legs, Baby Bakers, Catalina Veggies, Baked Beans.


Friday, May 4 - Ham & Cheese Sliders, Ribs, Potato Wedges, Antigua Veggies, Chicken & Wild Rice Soup.


Saturday, May 5- Grill and Salad Bar only.

Monday, 23 April 2018 23:37

A healthy breakfast is a must for kids

From the Food and Drug Administration website


A healthy breakfast is a must for kids. Skip it and your kids will be playing nutritional catch-up for the rest of the day, says Carole L. Adler, M.A., R.D., a dietitian at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

When kids skip breakfast, they don't get what they need to be at their best, says Adler. “Growing bodies and developing brains need regular, healthy meals,” she says. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, studies show that school children who eat breakfast perform better in the classroom.


As with other meals, it’s a good idea for your kids (and you) to eat a healthy balance of fruits and vegetables, proteins, grains and dairy—not just for breakfast but throughout the day.

Here are Adler’s seven quick and easy breakfast tips to ensure your children start their day off right.

Breakfast doesn’t have to mean traditional breakfast foods.

Anything goes, as long as you maintain a healthy balance. So if your kids want a change from cereal and eggs, think about serving left-overs from last night’s dinner. There’s nothing wrong with tuna fish with celery on a whole wheat English muffin or a turkey sandwich to start the day.


Give kids foods they like.

It’s neither necessary nor effective to feed them foods they dislike. Do your kids turn up their noses at vegetables but love pizza? Left-over pizza with a whole-grain crust and veggies works for breakfast, too. Or make muffins with zucchini and carrots, and spread with peanut butter or almond butter for protein with a glass of milk. Your kids love sugary cereal? Mix a little bit of that cereal with a whole-grain, nutrient-packed healthier brand of cereal. “Nothing has to be off the table altogether, and sometimes just a taste of something your kids like is enough to keep them happy,” Adler says.


Make healthy trade-offs.

Keep in mind that nutritional balance is key—not just for one meal but for foods eaten throughout the day. Not enough vegetables in the morning meal? Prepare extra carrot, celery, and broccoli sticks with a hummus dip as an afternoon snack.


Take growth and activity levels into account.

Growing bodies need nourishment. And if your kids are physically active to boot, they need plenty of calories to keep them fueled. Adler says that having a breakfast that contains protein, fat and carbohydrates helps children feel full and stay focused until lunch. Protein choices might include an egg, some nuts, a slice of deli meat or cheese, or a container of yogurt.


Don’t take, “Mom, I don’t have time for breakfast” as an excuse.

Remember, eating on the go doesn’t have to mean forgoing breakfast. Make sure your kids grab a piece of fruit on the way out the door, and hand them a bag of nut-and-fruit trail mix or a whole-wheat tortilla spread with peanut butter or almond butter and a carton of milk. “A fruit-filled shake with milk or yogurt takes only a couple of minutes to drink,” Adler says.

Prep the night before.

Morning is a busy time for everyone—you included. So take ten minutes to think ahead and prep for breakfast the night before. Chop up fruit to layer in a yogurt parfait or add to cereal. Cut up vegetables for an omelet. Mix up muffin or whole-grain waffle batter, cover, and put in the fridge. Get out a pan for pancakes or a blender for smoothies. Put a bowl of nut-and-fruit trail mix on the table for kids to grab a handful as they walk out the door.

Use the Nutrition Facts label and ingredient statement when you shop.

“The label makes it easy to determine the amounts of nutrients your kids are getting and to compare one product to another,” Adler says. Make sure your children get nutrient-dense foods that are low in salt and added sugars.


This article appears on FDA's Consumer Updates page, which features the latest on all FDA-regulated products.

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