Eating & Dining

The Lumberjack Café in Howe serves up hearty helpings of delicious cuisine and an even bigger portion of friendliness.

Enjoy their specialties - like Brenda’s Famous Tacos, Fried Catfish, or their main dishes like a hand-smashed burger and fresh cut onion rings.

Open Monday- Friday 6:30am-2:00pm and Thursday evening from 4:30pm-8:00pm.

Saturday 6:30am-1:30pm

Come hungry and leave happy!

The Lumberjack is located inside Ron’s Discount Lumber on 37850 US Hwy 59 in Howe, Oklahoma.

Howe Public Schools is participating in a free breakfast and/or lunch program for the 2018-2019 school year.


By providing breakfast and/or lunch to all children at no charge, they can create a better learning environment for out students.


The school breakfast and lunch we serve follows U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines for healthy school meals.


The program cannot succeed without your support.


Please encourage your child to participate in the school meal programs.


All students enrolled in the district may participate in the breakfast and/or lunch program at no charge. CEP (Community Eligibility Provision) schools will not collect household applications for free/reduced meals.



In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities, who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
2. Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
3. e-mail: .

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.




Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:38

Cornflake Cookies

These easy no-bake cookies are the perfect combination of creamy, sweet peanut butter and crunchy cereal.

1 cup Karo syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter
6 cups corn flake cereal

1. Pour Karo syrup and sugar into pan and heat just until sugar dissolves. This will only take a minute or so. If you cook the mixture too long, the final cookie will be rock hard.
2. Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in peanut butter until mixture is smooth. Measure cereal and place in a large mixing bowl. Pour sauce over cereal and mix until evenly combined.
3. Place scoops of the mixture onto wax paper to harden. Store in an air-tight container.


Recipe from The Craft Patch


Wednesday, 04 July 2018 19:32

The Lumberjack Café


Monday- Friday 6:30am-2:00pm
Thursday 4:30pm-8:00pm
Saturday 6:30am-1:30pm

The Lumberjack serves up hearty helpings of delicious cuisine and an even bigger portion of friendliness.


Offering specialties like Brenda’s Famous Tacos, Fried Catfish, or main dishes like a hand-smashed burger and fresh cut onion rings—you are sure to be satisfied! But that’s not all—be sure to leave a little room for something sweet and try some homemade desserts!

Stop in and try the Lumberjack Cafe to see why it is a local favorite.

Come hungry and leave happy.


Located in Howe Oklahoma, inside Ron's Discount Lumber.

Wednesday, 06 June 2018 12:10

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 05:21

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 



may june breakfast


This Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider

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

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