Craig Hall

Publisher of Heavener Ledger and the LeFlore County Journal. Enjoys writing, photography, outdoors, sports. Writer, photographer, web publisher in Heavener, Okla.

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Jul2015
TULSA (AP) — Attendance is up at the Tulsa Zoo. A total of 637,700 guests visited the zoo during the past year — the second-highest attendance in the zoo's 87-year history. A total of 669,928 guests attended in 1997 after the opening of the Tropical American Rainforest exhibit. This year's attendance can ... Read More
July 23, 2015Craig Hall

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Jul2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The push for a higher minimum wage gained momentum on both sides of the country, with New York embracing an eventual $15 an hour for the state's 200,000 fast-food workers and the huge University of California system announcing the same raise for its employees. "How we support ... Read More
July 23, 2015Craig Hall

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Jul2015

Cheap outdoor adventures

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BRIAR CIRCLE   By LEON YOUNGBLOOD [email protected] My sister was as thrilled as she could be, and even disrupted an episode of Judge Judy at my Mom’s house to phone and tell us about it. She had just seen her first bear au naturel (the bear, not my sister), and by au ... Read More
July 23, 2015Craig Hall

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Jul2015

Five dead in Broken Arrow

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(Story updated at 7:56 a.m. with additional information) BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — Five people were found stabbed to death inside a well-kept suburban Tulsa home and two teenagers related to the victims were taken into custody after a police dog tracked them down. Police Sgt. Thomas Cooper said officers were summoned ... Read More
July 23, 2015Craig Hall

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Jul2015
The LCJ/Ledger calendar lists the upcoming events over the next week. This is a free service so if you or your group have an event coming up and would like it added to the calendar, please send an email to [email protected] Today Poteau Kiwanis Club meets at noon Patricia Lucille Bonney funeral ... Read More
July 23, 2015Craig Hall

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Jul2015

Today in history July 23

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Today in history 2007—Honda produces 6 millionth Civic in North America 1996—U.S. women take home gymnastics gold 1988—Guns N’ Roses makes breakthrough with “Sweet Child O’ Mine” 1984—Miss America Vanessa Williams gives up title 1982—Actor and two children killed on Twilight Zone set 1976—Legionnaires gather in Philly 1967—12th Street riot takes place 1965—Johnson urged to declare a ... Read More
July 23, 2015Craig Hall

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Jul2015
Partly to mostly cloudy skies with scattered thunderstorms in the morning on Thursday in the LeFlore County weather forecast. The high will be 98 degrees with a 40 percent chance of rain. Scattered thunderstorms early on Thursday night. There is a 40 percent chance of rain with a low of 75 ... Read More
July 23, 2015Craig Hall

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Jul2015
Spiro and Pocola will both be dropping a class in football for the 2016-2017 football seasons after the OSSAA released the new average daily membership (ADM) on Wednesday. The full list of schools and classifications can be seen HERE. Spiro will drop from 3A to 2A while Pocola is dropping from ... Read More
July 23, 2015Craig Hall

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Jul2015

Fern Barnes obituary

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POTEAU—Funeral services for Fern Barnes, 88, of  Poteau are Friday at 2 p.m. at Evans Chapel of Memories in Poteau with Leroy Billy and David Billy officiating. Interment will follow at the Shady Point Cemetery, under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home. She passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2015 in ... Read More
July 22, 2015Craig Hall

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Jul2015

CASC receives SSS grant

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Carl Albert State College has received a five-year $2,116,410 million Student Support Services (SSS) grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant begins Sept.1, 2015 and ends Aug. 30, 2020 and will serve 285 CASC students at both the Poteau and Sallisaw locations each year. Deborah ... Read More
July 22, 2015Craig Hall

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