District 4, April 2022

By Councilman Jess Henry
April 1, 2022

Halito from District 4! I am excited to share what has been happening in District 4 and upcoming events.

Thank you to the Choctaw Nation Child Care Center in Poteau for inviting me to read to the children in the Read Across America Event. I enjoyed it as much, if not more, as the children! The Child Care Center does a great job taking care of our children.

Congratulations to all the youth who participated in the LeFlore County Premium Sale. The Choctaw Nation invested in the community and our future by supporting these young FFA members. It was my pleasure to be a part of the sale.

I attended the Archery Tournament sponsored by the Howe Public School. The Choctaw Nation was a part of supplying the awards for the participants.

Congratulations to Alicia Griffin, Poteau Craft Barn, Keith Gammel, SOS Fire Equipment in Poteau and Katie Wooten, Southern Drift Lake Rentals in Wister, for being awarded checks for your businesses. I joined Kreg Haney and Brittany Rice from Small Business Development in presenting the checks.

It was my pleasure to honor veteran Larry Sockey, of Pocola, as Veteran of the Month at the January Tribal Council Meeting.

A few upcoming events you may like to attend:

  • Chief Gary Batton’s Easter Celebration, April 9, 10:30 a.m. at Tvshka Homma
  • Youth Advisory Board Quarterly Conference, for students 8-12 grades, April 23, 9 a.m. in Durant
  • District 4 Princess Pageant, May 12, 6:00 p.m. at Poteau Community Center

I look forward to seeing you at some of the events!

As always, if I can be of assistance to you and your family, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Jess Henry