By CRAIG HALL
Good morning and welcome to the Ledger/LCJ morning blog for the last day of February for 2021.
Hopefully, in the years coming up we can look back and say this was the month when coronavirus started slip sliding away, kind of like the song by the Paul Simon, without Garfunkel.
Today’s blog is sponsored by Central National Bank with branches in Heavener, Panama, Pocola, Poteau and Stigler.
I’m Craig Hall, the Ledger/LCJ publisher.
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In news, LeFlore County had 14 new coronavirus cases in Saturday’s report by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
Poteau had seven new cases, Spiro three, Pocola two, while Bokoshe and Cameron each had one.
The Poteau Dugout Club’s annual spaghetti dinner is today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the new seventh and eighth grade academic school. Cost is $5 per person or $20 for the family. In addition to the lunch, there will be door prizes and an auction.
Lots of basketball Saturday. . Here is the scoreboard and the upcoming schedule:
Howe 65, Central Sallisaw 44
Spiro 47, Vian 46
Hulbert 58, Pocola 47
Pocola 63, Oklahoma Union 26
Howe 72, Warner 49
Broken Bow 51, Poteau 31
Idabel 72, Heavener 70 (OT)
Varnum 52, Whitesboro 41
Spiro vs. Roland
Howe vs. Pawnee 8 p.m.
At Fort Gibson
Pocola vs. Dale 6 p.m.
Howe vs. Hartshorne 6 p.m.
Congratulations to the Howe girls and boys and Pocola girls for winning regional championships and Spiro’s boys for claiming a consolation championship.
In weather, Mostly cloudy skies with a chance of rain in the afternoon for Sunday in LeFlore County.
Temperatures will take a big drop during the day, going from a high of 68 degrees to a low of 39 degrees.
We thank all of you for joining us and hope you have a spectacular Sunday.