By CRAIG HALL
It’s a little cool this Monday morning in the Heavener metropolitan area.
Kind of a laid back weekend in the Hall household. I covered the Talihina playoff game on Friday and then got an overdose of college football on Saturday, the first Saturday in several weeks that I didn’t have anything to do.
We kept the granddaughter most of the day on Saturday and overnight, so that alone kept us hopping. She is only 17 months old and wants to get into everything.
Now, it is Monday and time to get going on the biggest issue of the year.
One thing I have always appreciated about the Ledger is that it has always been locally owned. That will stay the same, of course, after we close on the purchase this week.
We aren’t part of a chain and there is nobody in Illinois or some foreign state telling us what to do or how to do our jobs. I like that. I have worked too many years for big corporations and I am glad to be doing this at a local level.
In addition to myself, we all live locally so all income that comes into the Ledger stays here. We don’t have to send the money off to some other state, which is good.
We will have our usual publishing schedule for this week with the Ledger out Wednesday afternoon.
The Ledger office will be closed on Thursday and from noon on for Friday to give us a little break for the holiday.
This will be our biggest issue of the year with lots of information, stories (including the how to cook a turkey feature) and inserts.
As I mentioned earlier, I covered the Talihina and Morrison playoff game on Friday. This was the first time I got to see the Tigers play this year and they were impressive.
Talihina has speed out the you-know-what. The final was 62-20 over a Morrison team which was better than the score indicates.
The Tigers are well coached, athletic, smart and fast. It would not surprise me a bit if they went all the way. Talihina has so many weapons and you never know what the Tigers are going to hit you with.
They have a chance on Friday to avenge their only loss of the last two years when the Tigers visit Ringling in a Class A quarterfinal game. Ringling defeated Talihina in the semifinals last year, 26-18, at Southeastern.
I know Ringling is still good, with an 11-1 record and a big advantage playing at home, but nobody has come close to Talihina this year and unless it is a mud pit, I don’t see how any team in Class A can slow down the Tigers.
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