Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Prior to the game, all the seniors will be honored. Hopefully there will be a good crowd at the game as the Wolves will not play again until next September.
I will be at the game and provide updates through the Ledger’s Facebook page and on our Twitter feed if you can’t make it to the game.
I attended my first city council meeting last night, see STORY. Overall, it was a good meeting. The biggest discussion centered around a proposed change to the charter allowing council members more power to decide on hiring and firing personnel.
Most of the council members in attendance were in favor. The matter will be decided on by a vote if the council moves forward. The main emphasis was that the council wants more of a say so in the hiring and firing of city employees, more along the way the school board operates.
Currently, these matters are decided on by the city manager. Heavener is taking applications for a new city clerk to replace Gail Loar, who is retiring after serving for some 25 years. They hope to have the position filled soon with the new clerk coming in at the start of February.
One thing I liked was the council talked about fixing the broken windows in the old city hall. It does not make sense for the city to issue code violations to people for not keeping their lawn mowed when a property owned by the city has broken windows in a city property.
The Heavener Wolf Pups are in playoff action Saturday at 3 p.m. against Charleston. The game will be held at Harvey Stadium. If the Wolf Pups win, they advance to the league finals next week at a site to be determined.
The third and fourth graders have only one loss on the season. If you aren’t doing anything, come out and support them.
Starting next week, we will add some more recent items to the down memory lane section in the paper, as several people requested. We will add items from five, 10 and 20 years to go along with the current format.
I continue to add scores to the Heavener football through the years. You can see the page HERE and click on the years. There are several years where I didn’t have the scores, but I am looking back through old Ledgers to get the information.
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