News

Candidates in the April 2 City of Poteau elections introduced themselves to the Poteau at Friday's Lunch and Learn held by the Poteau Chamber of Commerce in the Donald W.

The Poteau Chamber of Commerce will host Cooking with the C's Chili Cook-Off from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 10 in the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center of Poteau.

A Poteau man was involved in an accident Wednesday shortly after 7 p.m. on Highway 2, 10 miles north of Antlers in Pushmataha County.

Poteau Mainstreet Matters will host a candidate forum at 7 p.m. March 26.

The forum will be held in the LeFlore County Museum at Hotel Lowrey in downtown Poteau.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Casting aside rare censure from Republican lawm

Sports

POCOLA—Pocola jumped out to a big lead early and coasted to an 11-3 win over Central Sallisaw Thursday.

The Indians improve to 6-3 and visit Wilburton Monday.

EL RENO—Wister split a pair of baseball games Thursday by defeating Byng, 5-2, and losing to El Reno, 11-7.

RED OAK—Howe won both its slow pitch softball games in blowouts Thursday at the Red Oak Festival.

LeFlore County sports scoreboard for 3-21-19.

The Oklahoma fishing report for March 20.

Columns

Despite the opioid crisis leading to the deaths of more than 70,000 Americans by drug overdoses, only one in 10 Americans with an addiction receives treatment.  

In our country and our state most would agree that those who vote in any election should be legal citizens.

Before she even came to Congress, Rep. Omar has been reported as making anti-Semitic remarks about the Jewish people.  Should Nancy Pelosi’s Democratic Party continue to stand behind Rep.

Medicaid must be expanded.

This isn’t an issue about politics, it’s an issue about the health and safety of our fellow neighbor, our local healthcare providers, our EMS services, etc.

When we drive from rural Oklahoma to Tulsa or Oklahoma City we’re proud of the new buildings, roads, bridges and event locations being developed in our two larger populated areas.

Other Stories

HODGEN—The Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center announced the promotion of three correctional officers. 

The three officers promoted were:

Today is Friday, March 22, the 81st day of 2019. There are 284 days left in the year.

Today's Highlights in History:

Mostly clear skies and a nice day forecast again for Friday in LeFlore County. The high will be 72 degrees with a low of 47 degrees.

Sunrise is at 7:19 a.m. with sunset at 7:31 p.m.

Today is Thursday, March 21, the 80th day of 2019.

Obituaries

SPIRO—Graveside funeral services for William Henry Ray, 84, of Spiro are Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Vaughn Cemetery in Gilmore.

SPIRO—Funeral services for Ralph Avery W

SHADY POINT—Funeral services for Jerry Don Duncan, Jr., 43, of Shady Point are Monday at 11 a.m. at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro with Shaylin Yarberry officiating.

Florence Coleman, 82, of Summerfield was born Feb. 13, 1937 in Alvin, Texas to John Lee Moore, Sr. and Helen (Gilbert) Moore and passed away March 16, 2019 in Summerfield.

CAMERON—Funeral services for Shirley Louise Goforth, 78, of Cameron are Friday at 2 p.m. at Evans Chapel of Memories in Poteau with Rev. Jim Cook officiating.

Photo Galleries

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.

Ledger staff discovered these photos, almost all unidentified and without names, during spring cleaning and is using Facebook's help to identify and share the historical photographs.

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