By CRAIG HALL
It’s Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014. This is the 313th day of the year and there are only 52 days left in 2014.
Another beautiful fall day for today, at least until the cold weather arrives in a couple of days. Temperatures are expected to drop below freezing for at least three straight days. It is that time of the year. I don’t much care for the cold temperatures, but at least the mowing should be over for the year.
The Heavener Wolf Pups advanced to the league championship game next Saturday by defeating Charleston, 12-0, on Saturday.
This is the third week in a row where I have watched the little guys play. It is really refreshing to watch them play. They are truly in it for fun and it is a good reminder why we have sports.
No mouthing, cheap shots or taunting the opponents. If somebody is hurt, all the players and cheerleaders take a knee and clap as the injured player leaves the field. Everybody wants to win, of course, but it isn’t the end of the world if the team loses. The players and coaches line up and shake hands with the other teams and congratulate everybody from the other side.
Depending on what is going on, I am planning to make the trip to Paris next week for the championship game against either Booneville or Lavaca.
One of the better aspects of this job, along with doing the leflorecountyjournal.com is I get to meet and know a lot of people that I wouldn’t have gotten the opportunity to know. There are a bunch of interesting people, places and events in Heavener and LeFlore County and I can share those stories.
I know that if I focused more on crime and tragedies, we could sell more newspapers. But while that is important, I also feel a lot of people enjoy getting the Ledger for the features, students of the week (or month) and that we don’t focus on who was arrested or sued.
I have really tried to add more features and human interest stories and most of our readers seem to like it.
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