Remember when — ? [June 23, 1966]

Page 1 of The Poteau News on June 23, 1966.Bryan Pritchett, young son of Jim Pritchett watches Chamber of Commerce Members as his father delivers a speech on tourism at the Tuesday noon luncheon meeting.Poteau merchants will hold Dollar Day Monday, June 27. The sale is held the last Monday of each month.Patsy Manlove, instructor, addresses the beginners class at the Kiwanis learn to-swim program at the Poteau pool.Mrs. Neville Brehm will leave Saturday for Oklahoma City where she will join 150 other Christian Church women to attend the Third International Christian Women's Fellowship Quadrennial Assembly at Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind., June 27 to July 1.Trophy winners in the first annual Poteau Twirling Clinic are (left to right) Debbie Arnell, first place trophy in elementary, Karen Coggins, first place twirling trophy in junior and senior high contest, and Susie Garner, overall trophy, drum majoring and twirling."Reeves Williamson, chairman, announced there are 10 entries in the Poteau Rodeo Queens Contest."On page 1 of The Poteau News on June 23, 1966.a.k.a vintage Facebook.shows off his catches.Usees vintage emojis.presents certificates of appreciation to the Poteau Library board of directors.
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Averie Warren
PDN Intern

Remember When is a Monday website feature where we take a look back into the Poteau Daily News archives. Today's look back is from almost 50 years ago — Thursday, June 23, 1966.

Here are several headlines from this issue of "The Poteau News."

Wister Soldier Killed In Action In Vietnam
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"A widow of a World War II veteran was notified Tuesday afternoon her only son was killed in action in Viet Nam."

Mrs. Johnson Resigns At Poteau Hospital
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"Mrs. Kathryn Johnson, LeFlore County Memorial Hospital administrator for the past nine years, tendered her resignation to the hospital Board of Control this week."

School Population Dips Again
"LeFlore County's student population continues to decline for the fourth straight year, according to the enumeration released by County Superintendent David Howery."

Brownies Attend Girls Camp:
"The Rotary Girls Camp was the scene for the Junior Brownie Troop 59's annual overnight campout."

Poteau Women to Attend Assembly at Purdue U.
"Mrs. Neville Brehm will leave Saturday for Oklahoma City where she will join 150 other Christian Church women to attend the Third International Christian Women's Fellowship Quadrennial Assembly at Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind., June 27 to July 1."

Queen Contests Get 10 Entries
"Reeves Williamson, chairman, announced there are 10 entries in the Poteau Rodeo Queens Contest."

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