News

Members of the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith campus and regional community will soon have the opportunity to pay tribute and honor fallen soldiers before a replica of the Tomb of the Unknown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden formally joined

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just say no.

 

An inmate who walked away from Jackie Brannon Correctional Center early Wednesday morning is back in custody.

Poteau Upper Elementary school has announced its Students of the Week for April 15-18.

Students were chosen based on the word accomplishment. 

Sports

MOORE—Poteau’s girls were eliminated from the Class 6A slow pitch softball regionals Wednesday with two losses to Moore.

SAPULPA—Howe freshman Jayce Blake qualified for next week’s Class

PORTLAND, Ore.

RED OAK—Pocola’s Shakyrah Gladness homered three times and drove in seven runs as the Lady Indians won at Red Oak, 20-11, Tuesday.

Columns

Before President Trump took office, the U.S.’s southern border was only covered by man-made barriers along roughly a third of the border.

Oklahoma has some of the brightest students not only in the U.S., but in the world. Without education, we as a society will cease to exist, or we’ll exist at levels far below our capabilities.

Oklahoma has entered into a new era providing our state a real chance for real change for the future.

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.

Other Stories

Today is Thursday, April 25, the 115th day of 2019.

More rain is expected for Thursday morning in LeFlore County before the skies clear as the day goes by.

Today is Wednesday, April 24, the 114th day of 201

Obituaries

PANAMA—Celebration of life for Tina Earnesteen Brown, 78, of Panama is Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Grace Memorial Chapel in Poteau with Lionel Wilson officiating.

SPIRO—Funeral services for Ruby Evelyn (Barker) Brannon, 91 of Spiro, are Friday at 10 a.m. in the First Baptist Church of Spiro with Rev. Eddie Blankenship officiating.

POCOLA—Funeral services for Buddy Lee Wallis, 92, of Pocola are Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Evans Memorial Chapel in Pocola.

SPIRO--JoAnn Dugan, 67, of Spiro was born June 19, 1951, in Marianna, Arkansas, and passed away April 15, 2019, in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

POTEAU—Funeral services for Loyd L. Ford, 89, of Poteau are Friday at 1 p.m. at the Church of God Seventh Day in Wister with Elder Chip Hinds 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 or dates, during spring cleaning. We have been posting these photos to our Facebook to help identify them.

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