By CRAIG HALL
An earlier than normal detail this morning, for what that is worth.
I helped put out our fifth issue of the Ledger yesterday as publisher. Each week I learn more and new things, not bad for a semi-older guy.
So far, most people have really liked the changes and I really appreciate the support. There are a lot of things I want to add and do to make the Ledger even better.
One thing I have always liked about the Ledger is the Down Memory Lane. Several people have suggested adding information that is a little more recent and that is something I am going to try and do.
I’m not sure the years, maybe five, 10 and 25. Let me know what you think.
I had several positive comments on the story Doris Evetts wrote a couple of weeks ago on remembering the Heavener Bakery. I really enjoyed the story and the look back.
If anybody wants to write similar stories or just wants to write for us, whether it is one time, weekly, monthly or whatever, please let me know.
We have a story in this week’s Ledger about OK Foods’ plans on phasing out the deboning operation at the plant in Heavener.
I first got word on this last Thursday. I started checking around to get information and while the rumors were bad at first, OK officials say all employees will still have a job if they want one.
This is, of course, good news. The first thing we heard was OK was going to get rid of everybody aside from some 60 or so workers at the plant. That would be bad, of course, so it was good to hear that all the workers will have the opportunity to stay with OK, even if it is with a different department.
I will be covering the city council meeting on Thursday night. This will be the first council meeting I have attended since I was on the council a long time ago. Look for a story on heavenerledger.com after the meeting concludes. I will also cover the school board meeting on Monday and the county commissioners’ meeting on Monday morning.
All these meetings are important and I believe our readers need to know what is going on in Heavener and LeFlore County.
And finally, congratulations to all of the political candidates who won in the general election on Tuesday and thanks to everybody who ran for office. Hopefully the local, county and state officials will make a difference.
To those who were not elected, thanks for running. It is not easy running for political office, but we do appreciate your time and effort.
Have a good day. Please let your friends, relatives, etc., know about the Ledger. If you have any ideas, suggestions or advice, please call me at (918) 653-2425, send an email to [email protected] or come by our office.