Pocola city council members fist fight?

Pocola city council members fist fight?

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wow

United States

#1 Feb 12, 2013
Does anyone know about the physical fight that happened between two city council members? From what I understand it was a bloody mess. If anyone has any further information I would like to know what it was about, and if either of them got arrested....
tallboy

United States

#2 Feb 13, 2013
wow wrote:
Does anyone know about the physical fight that happened between two city council members? From what I understand it was a bloody mess. If anyone has any further information I would like to know what it was about, and if either of them got arrested....
You know (Wow) I have noticed that you are one poor excuse individual. You must be fat ugly, look like a Mack truck hit you in the face. The reason I say this is because you post the most random stuff in just about every town THAT YOU DONT EVEN LIVE IN. If your not fat ugly, and look like a Mack truck hit you in the face you dang sure would have a life and not do what most people do! YEAH ITS CALLED A JOB! Try doing something and shut up.
Hmmm

Fort Smith, AR

#3 Feb 13, 2013
From previous Pocola history and if I were a betting man, I would bet one of the city council members was JM! Remember way back when, he got into it with a Pocola Police officer after a city council meeting and that was the incident that several officers sued the town and they won?? Now why would anybody vote back in someone who has a history of causing altercations and then cost the town law suits??? I just have to shake my head in total disbelief in the citizens of Pocola!!
buckwild 4

Fort Smith, AR

#4 Feb 13, 2013
Its Time that the persons of Pocola sees what kind of person JM is its time for this thing to be replaced and GF AND JC also needs to go cause they back JM All they way.
buckwild 4

Fort Smith, AR

#5 Feb 14, 2013
GF is causing all of this cause of the Fire Dept. He knows all of this just Riggs is the name that he is trying to make look bad GF needs to look at his Last Name Looking Bad in this Town.Its on NOW.THIS TOWN WILL SEE WHAT IS GOING ON GF UR NOT VERY SMART.UR GOING TO !!!!!!!!!!
buckwild 4

Fort Smith, AR

#6 Feb 28, 2013
and now GF is so called training to be a Cop in Shady Point Did not know that this town was so HARD UP TO TRAIN OR SO CALLED TRAIN GF TO BE A COP This is the Dumms A thing that has ever been He GF has made Pocola A laughing stock and so Maybe he will make Shady Point one and they can see what Pocola has to dell with and get rid of this thing gf wants all control that is why he gf beg gm to run for board again really jm is going to get a law suite for saying things to persons in Pocola and mr needs to not say things about our police dept out in stores.
Hmmm

Fort Smith, AR

#7 Mar 1, 2013
Oh my that is JM history, that is what got the town in lawsuits before, JM running his mouth!!
Right Wing

Fort Smith, AR

#8 Mar 1, 2013
Buckwild I cannot figure out if you are drunk, high on meth or just to dumb to correctly spell and type a coherent sentence. Let me in on the secret please. By the way, who is mr?
buckwild 4

Fort Smith, AR

#9 Mar 2, 2013
Right wing if ur in ft sm then dont worry about pocola kiss my a and my u rot in down under and what do u know of meth maybe ur a first class member of it if u dont know who mr is then u must be drunk or on drugs.

Since: Feb 13

Lockhart, TX

#10 Mar 3, 2013
Sorry right wing, it should be "too" dumb!
Right Wing

Fort Smith, AR

#11 Mar 3, 2013
007-FYI wrote:
Sorry right wing, it should be "too" dumb!
Yes, I know, I did it on purpose to see if BuckWild would catch my mistake which may prove the point(s) I posted. By the way, Buck I live in good ole Pocola. Still curious as to who "mr" is, a first or last name would be most helpful.
buckwild 4

Fort Smith, AR

#12 Mar 6, 2013
as for gm telling around Pocola as for the fight at city hall don d was not drunk as for gm saying this he is as dumm as they come everyone in this town will see what kind of person he really is gm get a life and pull ur head out of gf and jc or should I say they should pull out of ur .
Just a Question

Fort Smith, AR

#13 Mar 20, 2013
Has anyone noticed that no negative comments ever get posted about Don Didier or Cindy Wilson?

Could it be that one of them or their family member is the "Topix Police" and doesn't allow anything bad about them to be said?

Isn't it funny how only Don's picture (with Mrs. Mendenhall (sp?)) is the only one posted on this blog. I thought it took three board members to get anything passed and if I recall correctly all five of them voted to purchase and do for the park what can be done. Looks like someone is playing favorites, but then this is Pocola.
Just a Question

Fort Smith, AR

#14 Mar 20, 2013
Hey "Buck" are you ever going to answer Right Wings' question?

Have you ever talked to GF? Seems to me you form opinions without basis or fact, then put down whoever you don't agree with, could or would it be possible that CW and DD are also wrong on occasions and you don't ever put them down. What's up with that?

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#15 Mar 21, 2013
Just a Question wrote:
Has anyone noticed that no negative comments ever get posted about Don Didier or Cindy Wilson?
Could it be that one of them or their family member is the "Topix Police" and doesn't allow anything bad about them to be said?
Isn't it funny how only Don's picture (with Mrs. Mendenhall (sp?)) is the only one posted on this blog. I thought it took three board members to get anything passed and if I recall correctly all five of them voted to purchase and do for the park what can be done. Looks like someone is playing favorites, but then this is Pocola.
jaq: This Topix site is not a blog. It is not someone's personal page. There is no "monitor" with the ability to remove posts, short of complaining directly to the corporation that owns Topix. This Topix site is owned and operated by a Corporation in California. There is a Topix page for about every town with a zip code.

As to that picture posted of DD & Mrs M, I posted that. Why is no one else in the photo? Because it came from the SW Times Record's web site and that's who they took the picture of - as in that's not a "personal picture". You have the same ability to upload photos, so if your feelings are hurt (boo-hoo) then maybe you should post your own photo.

I'd like to think with all that's going on in the World these days that you could find something worthier of complaining about, but obviously not.

Have a nice day :)
Sharon Nugent

Springdale, AR

#16 Mar 21, 2013
With reference to Just A Question's posts:

If you'll read this forum regularly you'll find that it is basically a group of folks that, for the most part, don't care about or want to take the time to research what they are being fed...all they do is repeat what they "hear". I stopped posting on here very often exactly for that reason.

I try to get some honest dialog going about issues that folks can check out for themselves but it never seems to go anywhere past the naysayers & name callers. I will say it is good for a laugh most of the time.

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#17 Mar 21, 2013
Sharon Nugent wrote:
With reference to Just A Question's posts:
If you'll read this forum regularly you'll find that it is basically a group of folks that, for the most part, don't care about or want to take the time to research what they are being fed...all they do is repeat what they "hear". I stopped posting on here very often exactly for that reason.
I try to get some honest dialog going about issues that folks can check out for themselves but it never seems to go anywhere past the naysayers & name callers. I will say it is good for a laugh most of the time.
Your concept of *"a group of folks that, for the most part, don't care about or want to take the time to research what they are being fed...all they do is repeat what they "hear"*" plays right back into my theory that there are at least 3 sides to everything - your side, my side and what say, a bird on the wire would see and hear.

I think everyone posting on this Topix site (who actually lives in the Pocola area) knows there are cliques or factions, it's not just in BOT politics, it includes the School Board ... and both of these main factions take our local politics seriously, very seriously. It seems that's just the way it is and nothing's ever going to change.

Now, if you want some open dialog I'm up to discussing DF's lawsuit being dismissed in county Court yet continuing on in Federal Court.

Does anyone remember who caused Pocola to be on the receiving end of this Civil Rights lawsuit filed by DF after the EEOC issued him "a right to sue judgment"? Who was responsible for the one before that?
Sharon Nugent

Fayetteville, AR

#18 Mar 21, 2013
Glad I logged back on tonight. Like Amusing says there are three sides to every triangle. Wouldn't it be wonderful if everyone would look through that third view to help make up their minds.
I don't know which previous suit you refer to but I'll gladly tell you who I think is responsible for the DF one & when I know which other one I'll answer it also.
When DF was hired he was hired as an appointed police chief w/benefits as an "at will" employee.....just like all the other city workers.
This means there was no "contract".
Fast forward to April 2011 & all of a sudden 4 board members (2 of them lame duck members)decide to "renew" his contract....even before the anniversary of his hire date. When the newly elected board members were seated, for reasons that I don't know about & that make no difference, decided it was time to replace him. There was talk around town that he wouldn't perform his duties as described by the trustees. As I understand it that is within their rights as trustees over at will employees.
As far as some of the stuff I've heard about regarding being discrimated against based on age, disability, harassment, etc. it all seems unlikely to me. They turned around & hired a man that I think is about the same age or maybe older. The newspaper story said some of the harassment was that the mayor wanted to know where he was.....wouldn't that be a logical question to ask of one of your employees when they were supposed to be on work duty?
Of course the above is just from my research from my perch.
To answer the question....if anyone could be said to be "responsible" for this I'd guess it would be the previous four trustees & DF himself for his actions and/or inactions.
Just a Question

Fort Smith, AR

#19 Mar 21, 2013
Sharon Nugent wrote:
Glad I logged back on tonight......

When DF was hired he was hired as an appointed police chief w/benefits as an "at will" employee.....just like all the other city workers.
This means there was no "contract".
.....
Fast forward to April 2011 & all of a sudden 4 board members (2 of them lame duck members)decide to "renew" his contract....even before the anniversary of his hire date.
As I understand it that is within their rights as trustees over at will employees.
.....
The newspaper story said some of the harassment was that the mayor wanted to know where he was.....wouldn't that be a logical question to ask of one of your employees when they were supposed to be on work duty?
.....
To answer the question....if anyone could be said to be "responsible" for this I'd guess it would be the previous four trustees & DF himself for his actions and/or inactions.
Sharon, I deleted a lot of your previous post to ask this question.
Why didn't the previous board give all of its employees a contract or at least each one of them over a department? ie: Wesley Riggs and Robbie Orick and possibly John Limbocker?

I think I know, they were mad that they lost the election and wanted to circumvent the will of the people in the Town of Pocola. So they chose to "break the law" by offering a contract which is illegal in the form of government the Town of Pocola is governed by, in that regard I agree with you - Four members should be held accountable not the three!
Sharon Nugent

Farmington, AR

#20 Mar 22, 2013
JAQ: You pretty much hit the nail on the head. I don't know if it is technically illegal to give an employee a contract.....but it definitely was done by the ones leaving office because they thought they could control the newly elected board & protect the old board's "choices". You were on target when you said will of the people. If I remember correctly the new members were elected by large majorities and probably the sitting board knew that the people that elected them wanted changes.

Pocola skull duggery as usual.

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