News

Oklahoma’s public schools are poised to hire more teachers and make other classroom investments thanks to back-to-back years of increased education funding, but teacher recruitment and retention re

POTEAU—The LeFlore County commissioners will meet in a regular business meeting Monday at 9 a.m. in the office of the board of county commissioners.

STIGLER—A Pocola man is listed in critical condition after a two-car accident Friday on Highway 9, approximately one mile west of Stigler.

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mostly higher Friday, although turbulence continued on global markets amid ongoing worries about the U.S.-China trade conflict.

Sports

TULSA (AP) — Tulsa and Louisiana Tech have agreed to a home-and-home football series for the 2024 and 2025 seasons.

Tulsa made the announcement on Monday.

NORMAN (AP) — No. 4 Oklahoma has named Jalen Hurts its starting quarterback for the Sept. 1 season opener against Houston.

Cross off another milestone for Clemson, college football's newest superpower.

Area sports scoreboard for 8-19-19.

Fast pitch softball

Pocola 7, Heavener 1

Howe 10, Panama 5

LeFlore 14, Arkoma 0

Rattan 2, Clayton 1

Pocola’s Kena Chitwood threw a two-hitter as the Lady Indians defeated Heavener, 7-1, Monday night.

The two teams play again Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Pocola.

Columns

The goal in Heavener has always been about one thing and one thing only, for residents, businesses and industries to receive what most people receive when paying their monthly water bill; to have c

Since being elected and prior, I've heard nothing but complaints about Heavener's water quality and burst lines causing the public, businesses and industries to shut

Over the last 25 years, we’ve witnessed amazing advances in science and medicine. What was once thought impossible is now being accomplished. Genetic testing is one example.

The biggest financial impact to ever affect SE Oklahoma and Western Arkansas was the state’s largest single private investment in the state until 2002 – the AES Shady Point Cogeneration plant.

As storms ripped through parts of LeFlore County doing significant damage to houses, trees and power lines, I want to thank everyone involved in acting to help get peoples’ lives back on track as q

Other Stories

POTEAU-- Kris Reece Williams joins the Kiamichi Technology Center –Poteau campus as a career specialist.  Her responsibilities include offering career awareness opportunities to local elementary sc

POTEAU--Carl Albert State College is set to host The Western District play, written by Dr. Brandon Chase Goldsmith, to its Poteau campus Oct.

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2019. There are 133 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

An excessive heat warning has been issued again for Tuesday with a high of 99 degrees and a low of 76 degrees.

Obituaries

BROKEN BOW—Funeral services for Everett James Morris, 51, of Broken Bow are Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Grace Memorial Chapel in Poteau with Rev. Clyde Hess officiating.

POTEAU—Memorial services for Billy Lee “Chipper” Klutts, 67, of Poteau, are Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Evans Chapel of Memories.

BRANSON, Mo.—Memorial services for Jimmy Oscar Getz, 58, of Branson, Missouri (formerly of Poteau) are Thursday at 1 p.m. at Evans Chapel of Memories in Poteau with Jim Cook officiating.

POTEAU—Funeral services for Claude Rickey Baxter, 70, of Poteau are Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Evans Chapel of Memories in Poteau with Rev. Jim Cook officiating.

Janice D. “Nana” Copher, 70, was born Jan. 24, 1949, in Wellington, Kansas, to Vernon and Helen (Wade) LaFever, and passed away Aug. 16, 2019 in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Photo Galleries

Here are our best photos from the 2019 Talihina Rodeo Parade, held in conjunction with the Talihina IPRA Championship Rodeo held June 7-8 at the Talihina Round-Up Club Arena.

Ledger staff discovered these photos, almost all unidentified and without names or dates, during spring cleaning. We have been posting these photos to our Facebook to help identify them.

Ledger staff discovered these photos, almost all unidentified and without names or dates, during spring cleaning. We have been posting these photos to our Facebook to help identify them.

Ledger staff discovered these photos, almost all unidentified and without names or dates, during spring cleaning. We have been posting these photos to our Facebook to help identify them.

Ledger staff discovered these photos, almost all unidentified and without names or dates, during spring cleaning. We have been posting these photos to our Facebook to help identify them.

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