By CRAIG HALL
A tad bit brisk in the Heavener metropolitan area this morning.
Temperature was 23 degrees and a good portion of the ground was covered by a slight dusting of snow. Unfortunately, that dusting included by truck so I got my first opportunity to scrape the windshields.
Hopefully this isn’t a sign of things to come. Everybody has an opinion on the weather, it seems. A lot of people say it is going to be a bad one. Others deny this. I still haven’t heard the persimmon report, or whatever it is supposed to be.
All I know is it is cold and we have had enough snow for the year.
I had a couple of people ask why I drove all the way to Paris, Ark., for the Wolf Pups’ game on Saturday.
I answered it was because kids from Heavener and the area were playing in a championship game. It was just as important to the kids, the cheerleaders, coaches and fans as any high school game.
It was my first trip to Paris. The drive wasn’t all that bad although it took a while to get warmed up on the way home. Trish the Wife actually went, but she stayed out in the car and stayed relatively warm. The car looked plenty inviting when the ice was plunking me on the head and I realized that I had not clothed myself adequately.
A fairly busy week. County commissioners’ meeting this morning, a trip to Red Oak on Tuesday to watch LeFlore and Red Oak play and I plan to visit Talihina on Friday to watch the Golden Tigers play Morrison.
And, of course, the weekly Wednesday trip to Stigler to pick up this week’s Ledger.
I have gotten a couple of suggestions on feature stories, which I really appreciate. I have a list of ideas for features and entertain any you care to share.
It is hard to keep up with everything going on without your help. So if you have any ideas, suggestions, etc., please email us at heavenerledger.com. You can also call (918) 653-2425 or stop by our office.
Christmas parades for Heavener and Poteau are on Dec. 6. The parade at Heavener starts at 2 p.m. with the Poteau parade going off at 6 p.m.
I also heard Howe is planning a parade for Dec. 13. More information as it is received.