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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.

1776: Delegates sign Declaration of Independence.

1865: CSS Shenandoah learns Civil War is over.

1876: Wild Bill Hickok is murdered.

1917: Mutiny breaks out on German battleship.

1923: President Harding dies.

1934: Hitler became dictator of Germany.

1942: Man murdered near LA reservoir.

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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