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The morning blog 3-7-2021



Good morning and welcome to the Ledger/LCJ morning blog.

Today is March 7, the 66th day of the year. There are 299 days left in the year.

Today’s podcast is sponsored by Central National Bank, the oldest and largest bank in LeFlore County. CNB has convenient branches in Heavener, Panama, Pocola, Poteau and Stigler.


LeFlore County had 20 new coronavirus cases in Saturday’s report by the Oklahoma Department of Health.

Poteau had seven new cases, Spiro five, Pocola three, Heavener two, while Arkoma, Shady Point and Wister each had one.

Active cases are 128, up 12 from Friday.

It was a good night for LeFlore County basketball teams Saturday night.

The Pocola girls and Howe boys were both playing for Class 2A area consolation championships and trips to the state tournament and got the wins, both bouncing back from losses the previous night.

On March 19, there will be a series of guided Vernal Equinox Walks at Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center where visitors can learn from an archaeologist about the spring equinox.

There will be walks at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., led by archaeologist and manager Dennis Peterson.

LeFlore County’s nice weather continues Sunday.

There will be clear skies along with a high of 68 degrees and a low of 40 degrees.

A benefit spaghetti dinner and auction will be held for Callie Youngblood Sunday from 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wister School cafeteria.

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