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One who knows

Fort Smith, AR

#1 Jan 12, 2010
Once again, one of only three former Pocola Board of Trustees to ever be arrested rears his ugly head and berates a Current board member with false accusations. One has to wonder how much longer the Good People of Pocola are going to tolerate the antics of this man and his four clones on the current town council.
If you think I'm joking about the clones, it is fun to watch him give them directions and hand signals as to how they are to vote.
It is also a shame that the current vice-mayor cannot read the agenda items correctly and it is a shame to listen as he repeats the already voted on items. "You" forgot to create a symbol for the last one, so that he will know when to move on!!
Just a shame that our small town has to endure-(to have or gain continued or lasting acknowledgment or recognition, as of worth, merit or greatness(NOT)) these antics continuously!
concerned citizen

United States

#2 Jan 14, 2010
You are so right, he tries to rerate any one who disagrees or calls him out. I also have seen him give directions to trustees on how to vote. I would like to know why he was put in charge of overseeing the sewer dept. when the persons working have more credentials than he does and the trustees have the power. He stated what he had done for the dept. as for the accounts having more money any one knows that a certain time of the year the accounts have a large bal. before a payment. So what has he really done other than insert himself for his own so called self importance. Maybe his time would be better served taking care of his family,I heard his daughter is having trouble again.
you aint seen nothing yet

Talala, OK

#3 Jan 23, 2010
If you think we have problems now just wait until these people win this 5 million dollar law suit they have against the town of Pocola.
Our property taxes will skyrocket so high that we won't be able to pay them and we will lose our homes. Not only will our property taxes skyrocket but so will our sales taxes. I think I will put my house up for sale now before all this happens.
I think these 5 people suing the town of Pocola are being selfish and childish.
So what if they got fired. That happens every day to people.
Also if the Mexicans want special treatment then let them go back where they belong and that is Mexico.

READ ARTICLE BELOW.....

Five former members of the Pocola Police
Department have filed a federal lawsuit against the town and former members of its Board of Trustees, alleging civil rights violations and wrongful termination.

Filed Nov. 25 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the suit alleges former Pocola Mayor Jerl Mitchell and former trustees Buddy Williams and Melinda Frick terminated former employees Jose Guzman, Eric Helms, Nena Kent, Jason Sargent and Raymond Smith III in retaliation, following racial and gender-based discriminatory statements made by Mitchell to and about Guzman and Kent.

The suit, filed for the five former employees by attorney Martha J. Cherbini of Muskogee, Okla., asks for a jury trial and $5 million in actual and punitive damages. The case has been assigned to U.S. Magistrate Judge Steven P. Shreder at the U.S. Courthouse in Muskogee. The case is expected to go to trial on Oct. 18.
some one who also knows

United States

#4 Feb 1, 2010
responding to you ain't seen nothing yet. I was there and I can tell you every person that holds a job that supports them and/or their family has the right to expect that they are paid and that they are respected in the work place. The should not have to worry about Politics,bigotry,sexist and power saturated Trustees who have thier own personal agends going and have very little regard for the Town and its employees who are only pawns in the political arena. Its a shame that our town has to be the loser. Did you know one trustees told Eric before he voted to terminate him that he was over qualified and need to move on, what a loss for our town. Ask our present Chief how many How many drug arrest have been prosecuted. Ask how many breakins have been solved, homes and business. Ask the businesses in town how many times they have been broke in too you will be surprised. Did you know that the present chief makes approx. 50,000.00 a year plus benefits and what is his name?
former pocola resident

Tulsa, OK

#5 Feb 1, 2010
this town will never be the same and its a shame. Whats bad is it is people like Bud Williams that you have to thank for that. They have a yes man to run the department now so they are happy.. really really sad
snoopdog

Greenwood, AR

#6 Feb 8, 2010
you aint seen nothing yet wrote:
If you think we have problems now just wait until these people win this 5 million dollar law suit they have against the town of Pocola.
Our property taxes will skyrocket so high that we won't be able to pay them and we will lose our homes. Not only will our property taxes skyrocket but so will our sales taxes. I think I will put my house up for sale now before all this happens.
I think these 5 people suing the town of Pocola are being selfish and childish.
So what if they got fired. That happens every day to people.
Also if the Mexicans want special treatment then let them go back where they belong and that is Mexico.
READ ARTICLE BELOW.....
Five former members of the Pocola Police
Department have filed a federal lawsuit against the town and former members of its Board of Trustees, alleging civil rights violations and wrongful termination.
Filed Nov. 25 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the suit alleges former Pocola Mayor Jerl Mitchell and former trustees Buddy Williams and Melinda Frick terminated former employees Jose Guzman, Eric Helms, Nena Kent, Jason Sargent and Raymond Smith III in retaliation, following racial and gender-based discriminatory statements made by Mitchell to and about Guzman and Kent.
The suit, filed for the five former employees by attorney Martha J. Cherbini of Muskogee, Okla., asks for a jury trial and $5 million in actual and punitive damages. The case has been assigned to U.S. Magistrate Judge Steven P. Shreder at the U.S. Courthouse in Muskogee. The case is expected to go to trial on Oct. 18.
Dont you realize that these people who are suing the town are the same people who where running the town or working for their buddies who ran the town. so when they all got voted out or fired they decided to sue and now the citizens of pocola are going to have to pay more even after all the years of them stealing money from the town. bad people going to go to hell
a citizen

United States

#7 Feb 9, 2010
you would have to be or know bud to spout such nonsense. the trustees run the town and at that time is was bud,frick,mitchell and later moore so tell me which one took the money since you seem to know so little
truth hurts

Tulsa, OK

#8 Feb 10, 2010
i know bud williams is a crook who lets meth heads like his daughter live in his houses. mitchell work at coke for what 30 years everyone i know from there say he was never liked hell his wife divorced him to move to the other side of the street. moore the good ol mayor that was sleeping with frick which was married no these are people of good character that you wan running you town what a joke
a citizen

United States

#9 Feb 16, 2010
sounds like truth hurts knows pocola and its trustees. moore was also married but i dont think he thought he was just his wife. bud want be happy till he is running the whole town and I can't figure out what he has to gain most will remember him as a busy body old man how created his own self importance and tore a town apart and took it back in time instead of forward
New Contributor Pocola

United States

#10 Mar 10, 2010
I am a follower of Pocola politics but did not know about this site until last night when I heard Mr. Williams accuse a lady at the council meeting of being guilty of putting up your posts.(Imagine that! I know him & his antics well).Upon research I found this site & am very glad I did so. I have never participated in any "blogs" or "sites" of this nature but may become a fan. I have read all of the recent posts about Pocola government and must say that whoever is posting these has a pretty good idea of what is going on. There are a few instances that I don't feel are correct but for the most part......I say keep on posting. I will definitely be posting more notes of my own within a few days and look forward to reading any new ones from others.
one who knows

Fort Smith, AR

#11 Mar 10, 2010
I personally think it is funny, it is ok for him to spit his venom and come after anyone/everyone just because that person somehow made him mad/upset. I always heard that those who live in glass houses should not throw stones! Now that Mr. Williams is a reader of this blog, just maybe he could take that advice - glass houses and stones. Funny he can say anything(TRUTH OR NOT), anytime, about anyone and yet he can't take it when others say the truth about him! Keep throwing your stones Mr. Williams and soon enough you will have no defenses! Might want to think about that one, too!
New Contributor Pocola

United States

#12 Mar 10, 2010
To one who knows: You are absolutely correct. I have seen lots over the past two or three years and like some of the other posts cannot imagine why he is allowed to keep on.....but like you said about glass houses....perhaps soon something will bring all this to some closure. Keep watching the meetings, newspapers & this space.
some one who also knows

United States

#13 Mar 13, 2010
did u know mr. williams and 2 others have been the only trustees to have ever been arrested for illegal deeds that should tell you of his morales. his problem is he thinks he is right all the time and if you don't agree he will try to bully you into his way of thinking and he and his cohorts in dishonor have caused more lawsuits to be filed than any one before or since
New Contributor Pocola

Springdale, AR

#14 Mar 14, 2010
To any & all who are interested in seeing Pocola government get back on the right track....I have been watching & waiting for quite awhile to see if & when the good folks in Pocola will wake up to see what is happening....maybe if enough of you start paying attention things will change. Since I found this place I'll keep posting what I know.
DidUknow

United States

#18 Apr 1, 2010
NEW SEXUAL ALLEGATION comments toward RODNEY FRICK are coming to light from FORMER EMPLOYEES and another from a 14 YEAR OLD GIRL according to the COMMENTS left on the kfsm website. the 14 year old is claiming that Rodney touched her innapropriately while taking her on a ride along in a Pocola Police Car Check out this site www.topix.com/forum/source/kfsm/T4F52N543SRT9...
New contributor 2

Fort Smith, AR

#19 Apr 1, 2010
WHAT???
DidUknow

United States

#20 Apr 1, 2010
New contributor 2 wrote:
WHAT???
Yep! what do you think of that situation?
DidUknow

United States

#21 Apr 1, 2010
40/29 News

Former Police Officer Accused Of Sexual Abuse Back In Jail

POSTED: 2:41 pm CDT March 31, 2010 UPDATED: 3:02 pm CDT March 31, 2010
(1)POCOLA, Okla.-- A former police officer accused of having sex with a minor was back in custody Wednesday. Early Wednesday morning, Pocola police responded to a call from the home of former police officer Rodney Frick on East Pryor Street. Police said Frick was threatening to harm himself. They took Frick into custody without incident. Frick is awaiting trial, accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl
DidUknow

United States

#22 Apr 1, 2010
FORMER AUXILIARY OFFICER ARRESTED IN GUN INCIDENT

By Amy Sherrill Times Record asherrill@swtimes.com Thursday, April 1, 2010 10:28 AM CDT
A former Pocola auxiliary police officer accused of raping a minor last year was arrested early Wednesday after authorities responded to a call for a welfare check at a Pocola residence. Rodney Allen Frick, 52, of Pocola was arrested in the 1100 block of East Pryor after authorities were called to the area just after midnight, said Cpl. Krista Schneider of the Pocola Police Department. Frick had a firearm and there was another person inside the residence, police said. Frick was taken into custody without incident for medical evaluation. Schneider emphasized that police were never in danger. Frick, who is accused of second-degree rape and soliciting sexual conduct or communication with a minor by use of technology, is being held at the LeFlore County Detention Center for violating a protection order. No further details about the call, the incident or arrest were released. The original complaint against Frick alleges that he had sex with a teenager on multiple occasions. The alleged sexual encounters occurred over a one- to two-year period, District Attorney Jeff Smith has said. Frick was arrested on the charge on Nov. 10. Frick is also accused of sending the teenager sexually explicit online MySpace messages, according to the complaint.
WhatsItMatter

United States

#23 Apr 1, 2010
ok, i can completely understand your hatred toward mr frick, however your continual thrashing of the justice process, threats toward the DAs office and continued spamming of other topics other than rodney fricks arrest in hopes to incite a riot is annoying. What he did was wrong, let the justice process work. It does no good to flood the forum with useless links.That's why we have Google.

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