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Ledger blog for 3-10-2022

Hello and welcome to the Ledger’s fine blog for today, not tomorrow.

This is Thursday, March 10, the 69th day of 2022. There are 206 days left in the year.

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The Class 2A state basketball tournaments start Thursday.

LeFlore County has three more teams in the bracket. The Howe girls and Pocola girls and boys all made the tournaments.

Howe’s girls (22-5), ranked first and the defending state champions, play seventh-ranked Fairland, 25-2, 1:30 p.m. at the Fairgrounds.

The second-ranked Pocola girls (25-1) take on No. 11 Merritt 10:30 a.m. at the Fairgrounds.

Pocola’s boys, ranked fifth in 2A, are 26-1 and play Silo (24-6) at 9 p.m. at the Fairgrounds.

The semifinals are Friday with the finals Saturday.

In our weekly fishing report at Wister Lake, Largemouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, crankbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, channels, points and shorelines. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, shad, stinkbait, sunfish and worms below the dam, around brush structure, channels, main lake, points and standing timber. Crappie good on jigs, minnows and tube jigs below the dam, around brush structure, channels, points, shorelines, standing timber and cedar brush.

In weather, Clear skies again Thursday before a cold front arrives Friday with the chance of more winter weather.

Thursday’s high will be 62 degrees, with a low of 32 degrees.

Sunrise is 6:35 a.m. Sunset is 6:21 p.m.

Average temperatures for March 10 are a high of 64, and low of 41.

Records for the date were a high of 86 in 1925. The record low was 16 in 1932.

On March 10, 2021, the high was 73 with a low of 66.

Wednesday’s high was 56 with a low of 31.

On the calendar for today, funeral services for Thomas Reel are 2 p.m. Thursday at the Old Bokoshe Pavilion with Nick Hess officiating.

Poteau Kiwanis Club meets at noon

High school basketball: Class 2A state tournaments

Heavener VFW bingo 6 p.m. Highway 59 North 

High school baseball: Keys at Heavener; Bokoshe at Battiest Tournament; Indianola at Cameron; Pocola at Spiro; Kinta at Talihina

High school softball: LeFlore, Weleetka at Stuart; Wister at Porum.

The Poteau seventh and eighth grade has named their students of the month for March. Congratulations to Kimber Greer, Spencer Perry, Gracie Baxter and Hudson Watkins.

Graveside service for Josephine Anita Brown, 92 of Panama is 10 a.m. Saturday at the Old Bokoshe Memorial Gardens.

She was born Jan. 2, 1930 to John and Mary Peerson. She passed away March 1, 2022 in Poteau.

Graveside service for Thomas Wayne Real, 32 of Bokoshe is 2 p.m. Thursday at the Old Bokoshe Pavilion with Nick Hess officiating. Services under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home.

He was born Nov. 20, 1989 in Poteau to Bessie Lee Tanksley (Real) and John Fuller and passed away March 3, 2022 in Tulsa.

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