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The morning blog 3-2-2021


Good morning and welcome to the Ledger/LCJ morning blog for the second day of March.

I’m Craig Hall, the Ledger/LCJ publisher. Today is March 2, the 61st day of 2021. There are 304 days left in the year.

Today’s blog is sponsored by Central National Bank with branches in Heavener, Panama, Pocola, Poteau and Stigler.

At their weekly meeting Monday, the LeFlore County commissioners declared a state of emergency for the county because of damages from the snow and ice storm from a couple of weeks ago.

LeFlore County sheriff’s deputies and other officers captured Jeremy Call, who escaped from the county detention center Feb.12, Sheriff Rodney Derryberry said Monday.

LeFlore County Assessor Gaylon Freeman residents that Business and Farm Personal Property renditions, and other exemption applications, are due in his office by March 15. This exemption is for business assets.

For the first time in over six months, LeFlore County did not have a new coronavirus case in Monday’s report by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

A Talihina man in the 65-and-older group, reportedly died from complications due to the virus. He is the 43rd county resident who died from complications

In sports, Cade Cunningham scored 13 of his 15 points in the final 10 minutes to help No. 17 Oklahoma State defeat No. 16 Oklahoma 79-75 on Monday night, completing a sweep of two games in three days against the rival Sooners.

The Poteau Chamber of Commerce, on behalf of the family of the late Jeff Shockley, donated $5,000 to the Carl Albert State College Development Foundation.

The donation stems from proceeds raised during the Chamber’s golf tournament held in Shockley’s name, and will support the efforts of the Foundation’s scholarship named after the late Poteau mayor.

A benefit spaghetti dinner and auction will be held for Callie Curnutt Youngblood Sunday at the Wister School cafeteria.

The dinner is from 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In weather, another beautiful day for Tuesday in LeFlore County with mostly clear skies.

The high will be 60 degrees with a low of 36 degrees.

Funeral services for James Lott Jr. of Howe are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener with Bro. Jeff Dodd officiating. Burial will follow in the Loving Cemetery,

A memorial service for Dale Morrison is 11 a.m. Saturday at Southside Baptist Church in Poteau.

Chad Wesley Webb, 50, of Oklahoma City, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2020 in Oklahoma City and was born July 21, 1970 in Fort Smith, Arkansas to Winford and Charlotte (Watkins) Webb.

A memorial service will be held at a later date,

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