By CRAIG HALL
It’s paper day for the Heavener Ledger once again.
As usual, lots of stuff in this week’s edition including a feature on Melinda Ballantine and the Heavener Chamber, a preview of the Heavener boys’ basketball team, story on the KCS Holiday Express coming to Heavener and a lot more.
The longer I publish the Ledger, the more I realize it is like putting together a massive puzzle. We have to fit a bunch of stories to fit each week. Fortunately, we have an excellent staff to help out.
I hope you enjoy it and I do appreciate all the kind comments. It is really appreciated.
We had a little glitch last week with leflorecountyjournal.com, but it appears to be fixed. One thing I continue to struggle with is how much to put on the Journal’s website along with heavenerledger.com.
Currently, a lot of stuff is being duplicated. I try to put anything involving the county on leflorecountyjournal.com and put anything about the local area, including Hodgen, Howe, Wister and Heavener, of course on the Ledger’s website.
I’m also thinking about adding on the Journal content to the Ledger’s newspaper. That would result in a bigger newspaper with a lot more content from throughout the county.
The main content would be on Heavener and our part of the county, but for the Ledger to grow, I do believe we need to do that and hopefully get more readers from the north and extreme south part of the county.
Let me know what you think about that.
As I mentioned earlier, I did a preview for the Heavener boys in this week’s Ledger and hope to do one on the girls for next week’s paper.
I do expect both Heavener teams to be improved this year. Howe’s girls are rolling again and the Lions are also perfect on the season, which is impressive considering they had to replace four starters off of last year’s state tournament team.
We aren’t all the way into basketball yet, but if I had to choose my early favorites for the LeFlore County Tournament, it would be the Talihina boys and the Howe girls. That could change, of course, but those would be my top seeds. Spiro’s boys return McKinley Whitfield, so the Bulldogs will be tough as well. From the small schools, the LeFlore and Whitesboro boys could make a run.
Heavener’s girls should be seeded in the top four, possibly as high as second.
Thanks for reading. As always, send any story ideas, suggestions, comments, ideas, advice by email to [email protected], call (918) 653-2425 or come by Ledger headquarters at 507 E. First in Heavener.