Serving Heavener and LeFlore County
OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Lundy Kiger (R-Poteau) today sent a letter to Gov. Kevin Stitt asking his help in keeping rural hospitals open during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kiger said in the letter that during the past few months, but especially over the past four weeks, many who represent areas with rural …
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma continues to parallel the nation in the extraordinary number of initial claims for unemployment insurance as COVID-19 related closures and declines in the oil patch put more people out of work.
For the week ending April 4, unadjusted initial claims in Oklahoma totaled 51,124, an increase of 3,380 …
By STEVE PEOPLES AP National Political Writer
The stage is set for November.
Barring unforeseen disaster, Joe Biden will represent the Democratic Party against President Donald Trump this fall, the former vice president’s place on the general election ballot cemented by Bernie Sanders’ decision to end his campaign.
Biden likely won’t secure the …
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of coronavirus cases in Oklahoma surpassed 1,500 on Wednesday and the number of COVID-19 deaths now stands at 79, the Oklahoma State Department of Health reported.
There are at least 1,524 cases compared to 1,472 reported Tuesday and the number of deaths rose by 12. …
By MICHAEL BIESECKER Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Strategic National Stockpile is nearly out of the N95 respirators, surgical masks, face, shields, gowns and other medical supplies desperately needed to protect front-line medical workers treating coronavirus patients.
The Department of Health and Human Services told The Associated Press Wednesday that the …
By RICK WEST
Many of you know me and know that I am a man of my word. While serving as your State Representative from 2016 – 2018, I worked hard to set a new level of accountability for elected officials to …
By KEN MILLER Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Tuesday again called for more residents to be tested for the coronavirus while saying the state has an ample stockpile of personal protection equipment for medical workers and …
Heavener city manager Cody Smith announced new guidelines concerning household trash services.
He said with the many unknowns on COVID-19, this can help the community.
Smith said trash pickup does not begin before 7 a.m. and trash should not be taken to the curbside before that time. He also said trash should …
OKLAHOMA CITY – The U.S. Department of Education (USDE) has granted preliminary approval of Oklahoma waivers allowing public school districts greater flexibility in the spending of existing federal funds.
Less than 24 hours after State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister made the request, the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) received …
By SEAN MURPHY and KEN MILLER Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Legislature on Monday granted sweeping new powers to the governor to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
The House and Senate met in special session and approved the resolution under the never-before-used Catastrophic Health Emergency Act, which gives Gov. …
PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer
The Masters is so intertwined with Augusta, they added an extra day to spring break.
You see, the first full week of April isn’t just a blip in time for this place.
It’s their identity, their way of life, their cart path to success.
A restaurant or bar can …
By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said Tuesday he hopes to have his team return to its facilities on May 1, a proposed timetable that would defy federal social-distancing guidelines and was quickly disputed by the university and its athletic director.
The Centers for Disease Control and …
By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer
Kobe Bryant’s resume has yet another entry to validate his greatness: He’s now, officially, a Hall of Famer.
And he’s got plenty of elite company in the 2020 class, one that may be as glitzy as any.
Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, …
SPERRY – Spiro splits its two baseball games at the Sperry Tournament Thursday.
The Bulldogs dropped the opener to Owasso’s JV team, 8-0, before bouncing back to down Sperry, 15-8.
Spiro is 6-2 and plays again in the tournament Saturday.
See the whole story on the Ledger/LCJ morning newsletter HERE or …
STILWELL – Poteau swept both games from Vian and Stilwell in slow pitch softball Thursday.
The Lady Pirates opened with a 3-2 win over Vian in extra innings before Poteau beat Stilwell, 13-7.
Poteau improves to 5-2 and plays in the Broken Bow Bash Monday.
See the whole story on the Ledger/LCJ …
Effective Friday, Heavener Public Schools has postponed all sporting activities, travel and practice until further notice due to the coronavirus.
Also, school facilities are off limits for any kind of individual workouts.
FORT GIBSON – Fort Gibson handed Poteau its first loss of the season in baseball Thursday with a 6-2 victory.
Poteau is 5-1 and scheduled to host Red Oak Friday. The Tigers improve to 2-3.
See the whole story on the Ledger/LCJ morning newsletter HERE or in Thursday’s Ledger. Subscribe …
PANAMA – Wister scored seven runs in the top of the fifth inning to down Panama, 10-4, in slow pitch softball Thursday.
Wister improves to 4-2 and is scheduled to visit Warner Friday. Panama drops to 2-3 and visits Spiro March 23.
See the whole story on the Ledger/LCJ morning newsletter …
Class 2A state tournament postponed
Porum 3, Arkoma 0
Cameron 7, LeFlore JV 0
McCurtain 9, Panama 8
Fort Gibson 6, Poteau 2
Owasso JV 8, Spiro 0
Spiro 15, Sperry 8
Whitesboro 17, Buffalo Valley 1
Whitesboro 2, Buffalo Valley 0
Slow pitch softball
Wister 10, Panama 4
Poteau 3, Vian 2
Poteau 13, Stilwell 7
To report scores or information on …
All basketball games in the Oklahoma state tournaments have been postponed, due to the threat of the corona virus by the OSSAA.
There has not been any date set for the tournaments to be played. Both the Howe girls and boys and Talihina’s boys were competing in the tournaments.
The OSSAA updated …