Hello, this is Craig Hall with the Heavener Ledger/LCJ. Welcome to the news update/blog for today.
Today is Aug. 2, 2021, the 214th day of 2021. There are 151 days left in the year.
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The LeFlore County commissioners meet for their weekly meeting Monday at 9 a.m. in the LeFlore County Courthouse.
The Poteau Industrial Authority, Public Works Authority and City Council meet 7 p.m. at Poteau City Hall, 111 Peters Street in Poteau.
The monthly Heavener Trade Day at Blues Park is Saturday.
The Trade days are a benefit for the Lamplight Theater and the Heavener Drama Academy.
On the county calendar for Monday, funeral services for Tommy Jones are Monday at 2 p.m. at Evans Memorial Chapel in Poteau, Heavener Lions Club meets 5:30 p.m. at Simple Simon’s and vacation bible school is at Trinity Baptist Church in Heavener.
The following events took place Aug. 2 through the years.
1876: Wild Bill Hickok is murdered.
1923: President Harding dies.
1945: Potsdam Conference concludes.
1990: Iraq invades Kuwait.
Today’s top stories, Senate unveils $1T infrastructure bill.
U.S. expands Afghan refugee program.
Pelosi, Democrats call on president to extend moratorium on evictions.
In Oklahoma news, a Tulsa man was accused of trying to steal a firetruck.
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