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The morning blog 2-27-2021


Good morning and welcome to the Ledger/LCJ morning blog for Feb. 27, 2021.

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Today is the 58th day of 2021 and there are 307 days left in the year.

LeFlore County had 15 new coronavirus cases in Friday’s report by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

Poteau had four new cases, Panama three, Wister two, while Bokoshe, Cameron, Howe, Pocola, Shady Point and Spiro each had one.

Active cases are 128, up two from Thursday. The county has 5,239 cases, 5,069 recoveries and 42 deaths from complications due to the virus.

The LeFlore County sports scoreboard for Friday and a list of Saturday’s playoff games can be seen HERE.

The fifth annual LeFlore County art challenge is approaching for all LeFlore County high school students.

For more information call (918) 647-9330. The challenge is under the direction of the LeFlore County Historical Society for the LeFlore County Museum at the Hotel Lowrey in Poteau.

There are cash prizes for first, second and third places in all three categories. Categories are one for oil, watercolors, charcoal, pastels, chalk, pen and pencil; two is graphic design; and the third is photography.

All entries must be submitted to the LCHS before 3 p.m. April 16.

Winners will be announced and prizes awarded May 4. First, second and third-place cash prizes will be given in all three categories plus an overall winner.

In weather, plenty of fog early Saturday with scattered thunderstorms developing in the afternoon and continuing into the night.

The storms may produce some hail. The high will be 62 degrees with a low of 59 degrees.

Funeral services for Connor Smallwood are Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Monroe Cemetery.

In college softball Carl Albert State College is scheduled to host Rose State today while the Vikings’ baseball team is scheduled to be on the road in Kansas.

Stephen Mark Simmons, 67, of Poteau and formerly of Heavener was born Jan. 1, 1954 in Poteau and passed away Feb. 24 in Fort Smith.

Funeral service is 4 p.m. Monday at the Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel.

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