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The morning blog 3-9-2021


Good morning and welcome to the Ledger/LCJ morning blog. I’m Craig Hall with the Ledger and LeFlore County Journal.

Today is March 9, the 68th day of the year. There are 297 days left in the year.

Today’s blog 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.

There are busy days around Ledger World Headquarters, and then there is Tuesday.

It’s busy on steroids for this afternoon and evening. In addition to the usual tasks associated with getting a weekly newspaper out, and not counting all the other calendar events, in Heavener we have a baseball game, softball game and two soccer matches.

The baseball, softball and first soccer match are expected to start at the same time. My task is to get pictures from each event.

Seriously. It’s not an easy job, but I must conquer it.

The LeFlore County commissioners approved a pay estimate of $217,833 to JoB Construction work on the Conser Road project.

They also tabled a discussion about signs on the courthouse lawn.

For the third time in less than a week, there were no new coronavirus cases in LeFlore County Tuesday.

Get caught up with all the scores from LeFlore County sports for Monday on our scoreboard.

Cloudy skies for Tuesday with a high of 69 and low of 58 in LeFlore County.

The Carl Albert State College board of regents meet today at 1 p.m. in Sallisaw.

Funeral services for Birdie Hudlow of Shady Point are at 1 p.m. today at the LeFlore Cemetery.

In high school baseball today Talihina is at Heavener, Spiro visits Coalgate, Bokoshe travels to Clayton, McCurtain entertains Cameron and Panama goes to Muldrow.

In slow pitch softball Whitesboro is at Heavener and LeFlore goes to Wister. Also, Heavener opens the 2021 soccer season at home against McAlester today.

T.C. Addison of Howe passed away March 7 in Fort Smith and was born Jan. 20, 1931 in Fort Smith. Service is 10 a.m. Wednesday at Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel..

Funeral services for Auraha Pipkins of Cameron are Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church in Pocola. She passed away March 3 and was born Dec. 25, 1977.

Billie Carpenter, 76, of Cameron was born Feb. 4, 1945 and passed away March 3 in Cameron. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. Services are Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Pocola.

Graveside services for Robby Von Zuck, 73, of Shady Point are noon Friday at the Fort Smith National Cemetery. He was born Sept. 18, 1947 in Stillwater and passed away March 6 in Fort Smith.

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