By CRAIG HALL
Good morning and welcome to the first place of really cold weather for the fall of 2014.
Winter is still over a month away, but it certainly feels like it this morning and will for the next several days. I checked the long-term forecast yesterday and it doesn’t look like we will have temperatures in the 50s for at least another week.
There is also a threat of some wintry mix on Saturday so the Heavener Wolf Pups’ league championship game was moved up a couple of hours to 4 p.m. The Wolf Pups play Booneville at Paris.
It was a good night for basketball last night for a few county schools. Howe, LeFlore and Wister both swept their games over McCurtain, Kinta and Cameron.
Howe’s girls led 28-0 at the end of the first quarter and 54-1 at the half. Wow. I expect the Lady Lions to be either the top seed or second seed for the 2015 LCT and Howe is certainly playing like it.
Also, the Lions have been pretty impressive in what was supposed to be a rebuilding year.
Heavener does not get going until early December at the Hartford Tournament. The home opener is on Dec. 20 against Idabel. All the new chair-back seats are supposed to be in well before that date.
This is paper day so I will be running around from approximately 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., going to get the Ledger at Stigler, then bringing them back here to put the inserts in, and delivering the batch to the post office and local stores.
We have changed our delivery routine a couple of weeks ago. In the past, we always stopped and put the papers in the stores at Poteau, Howe and Wister first. Now, I bring all the papers back to Heavener and we get them in the local stores first and to Howe and Poteau later in the day.
We sell a ton more newspapers in Heavener so that just made sense to me. Plus, now I don’t have to put a bunch of inserts in the papers by myself. It has not been officially declared, but I might be the worst inserter in inserting history.
There are stories on the city council declaring an election for changes to the city charter, school board, county commissioner, a feature on Josh Clemmer and the Wolf Pack Athletic Center, a basketball roundup, a photo page on the Wolf Packs, and stories on Heavener football finishing up against Idabel with a look ahead to 2015.
All this along with an expanded down memory lane with mentions of stories from five, 10 and 20 years ago, as many readers have suggested.
Thanks again for all the support. Please send your emails to [email protected], call us at (918) 653-2425 or stop by the office at 507 E. First in Heavener.