By CRAIG HALL
It’s Tuesday and according to the weather forecast, it will actually start to warming up over the next few days. Tomorrow, it is actually supposed to get above 50 degrees for the first time in over a week.
We received a pretty good dusting of snow yesterday. I had to break out the old scraper for the first time in a long time to get the crud off the windshield. It’s strange how times change. When I was a younger guy, I loved the snow. Now, it’s blah. I guess the only adults who really enjoy getting hammered with snow are the teachers and school people when they get a day off.
The football playoffs resume on Friday with a pair of LeFlore County teams taking part. Panama is at Adair while Talihina hosts Morrison. You can get a closer look at the Panama and Adair game HERE. We will take a closer look at the Talihina and Morrison game later this week.
Depending on the weather, I plan to cover the Talihina and Morrison game on Friday and provide updates on the Panama game thanks to Josh Burris. He is one of several people who help each week with updates and it is greatly appreciated.
Heavener schools will have a parent-teacher conference on Thursday and no school on Friday. Excellent planning by the school administrators to get an early start on the Thanksgiving break.
Speaking of the Thanksgiving break, the Ledger will print the usual schedule for next week with the usual deadlines. Please have any stories, information or ads in by Tuesday at noon.
The Heavener ministerial alliance will hold its annual Thanksgiving service on Sunday at the Wolf Pack beginning at 6 p.m. In the story, I messed up and said it was a dinner. Nope, just a service. And we do apologize for the error.
The Springhill Worship Band will sing, John Mark Little of the Big Creek Church will lead the service and Sam Wilson will provide the testimony. Try to make it, if possible.
I got the chance to talk to Jeff Chronister, the Heavener boys coach, yesterday to do a preview of the Wolves. I will add a preview of the Lady Wolves for next week’s Ledger. I’m looking forward to basketball starting and the opportunity to get inside and out of the winter weather.
Also, we have a sign-up form in last week’s Ledger and again this week for the Heavener Christmas Parade on Dec. 6. All churches, businesses and individuals can take part in the parade, which starts at 2 p.m. The Poteau parade is at 6 p.m. so you can make it a two-for-one special.