Serving Heavener and LeFlore County
OKLAHOMA CITY — As Covid-19 cases reach record highs in Oklahoma, scientists at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation continue to urge people across the state to wear masks to help stem the spread of the virus and save lives.
Throughout Oklahoma, municipalities are instating new mask requirements to help slow the virus’ …
By CRAIG HALL
The Heavener School Board approved hiring an upper elementary principal and other staff at Monday’s monthly meeting.
Present were President Ralph Perdue Jr., along with members Danny Yandell and Dylan Roberts. Members absent were Michael White and Tim Davis.
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LeFlore County commissioners Craig Olive, Derwin Gist and Lance Smith, along with county clerk Kelli Ford listen to a question from the audience at Monday’s meetingBy KEN MILAM, Ledger/LCJ Correspondent
LeFlore County Commissioners three agreements at Monday’s weekly meeting.
One was the annual financial …
There were three new cases of coronavirus reported in LeFlore County Monday by LeFlore County Emergency Management.
New cases are in Bokoshe, Panama and Poteau, giving the county 26 active cases.
Spiro currently has seven cases, Poteau five, Pocola four, Heavener three, Muse …
Heavener High School has announced its enrollment schedule for the upcoming school year.
Students will not receive a schedule until all required registration documents have been submitted to the high school office.
Seniors can pick up schedules July 27 juniors on July 28, sophomores on July 29 and freshmen on July 30. …
There are 23 active coronavirus cases in LeFlore County, according to information provided by the LeFlore County Emergency Management.
Seven of the cases are in Spiro, Pocola and Poteau each have four, Heavener has three, Muse with two, Talihina, Smithville and Whitesboro each have one.
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POTEAU – The LeFlore County commissioners will meet in a regular business meeting Monday at 9 a.m. in the office of the board of county commissioners.
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(3.) PURCHASE ORDERS/PAYROLL/CLAIMS.
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POTEAU – The Poteau School Board will meet Monday at 6 p.m. in the Bert Corr Administration Building at 100 Mockingbird Lane in Poteau.
The agenda can be seen HERE.
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The Heavener School Board will meet in a regular business meeting Monday at 6 p.m. in the Glenn Scott Educational Center at 500 West Second Street in Heavener.
The Ledger will live stream the meeting on its Facebook page.
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Summer storms Saturday night brought a swath of destruction with trees uprooted, branches destroyed and many residents in LeFlore County without electricity.
Power lines were torn down from falling trees or branches with the central parts of LeFlore County getting the brunt of the damage. Two poles on Highway 270 in …
.STILLWATER – Oklahoma State had 410 student-athletes across all sports honored with the announcement of the Big 12’s 2020 Spring Commissioner’s Honor Roll. The league recognizes all student-athletes with a 3.0 grade-point average or higher from its member institutions during each semester.
The Heavener Round-Up Club Rodeo will be Aug. 7-8 at the Cecil Leachman Arena
Events start both night at 8. Mutton busting will be at 7 p.m. with $20 fees.
Admission costs are $8 for adults, $5 for children 5-12 and free for …
Two LeFlore County golfers will take part in the Oklahoma Golf Coaches Association all-state golf tournament Monday at Lincoln Park Golf Course in Oklahoma City.
Heavener’s Journey Perdue will play for the east girls while Poteau’s Luke Wheat will take part for the boys.
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By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer
CLEVELAND (AP) — The spotlight for change is shining on the Cleveland Indians.
Now that the NFL’s Washington Redskins have retired their contentious nickname and logo after decades of objection and amid a nationwide movement calling for racial justice, the Indians appear to be the next …
STILLWATER – Oklahoma State safety Kolby Harvell-Peel has been named to the watch list for the Chuck Bednarik Award, the Maxwell Football Club announced Monday.
Harvell-Peel is one of 90 total players and nine Big 12 players to be included on the watch list for the trophy, which is awarded annually to …
By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer
LeBron James says his thoughts on social justice can’t be contained on the back of a basketball jersey.
The Los Angeles Lakers superstar won’t wear one of the NBA-approved social justice messages on the back of his jersey when the NBA resumes competition later this month …
By JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer
The Pac-12 has become the second major conference to shift to a conference-only fall schedule amid growing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.
The announcement came after a meeting of the Pac-12 CEO Group on Friday and a day after the Big Ten opted to eliminate nonconference …
By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — On his official visit, Caleb Williams was scheduled to chat with Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley for 20 minutes.
The conversation lasted two hours.
“I was very comfortable, very peaceful,” Williams said. “I guess you could say, like, chill.”
Williams has since committed to the …
By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Baseball has its answer to penalty kicks, overtimes and shootouts, and it figures to stir just as much debate as all those other tiebreakers.
Major League Baseball will start each extra inning in this abbreviated, 60-game season by putting a runner on second …
By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer
The Big Ten Conference announced Thursday it will not play nonconference games in football and several other sports this fall, the most dramatic move yet by a power conference because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The conference cited medical advice in making its decision and added ominously …