The morning blog 3-6-2021



Good morning and welcome to the Ledger/LCJ morning blog.

Today is March 6, the 65th day of the year. There are 300 days left in the year.

Today’s blog is sponsored by Central National Bank with branches in Heavener, Panama, Pocola, Poteau and Stigler.

A friend noticed how early I post stories and asked how it was done. Coffee plays a big part in my early-morning efforts, four cups most mornings. My companionship early in the morning is sometimes our dog, Molly. Our hamster, Hammy, is relegated to another room and can usually be heard going for his morning run.

We are looking at going with another website. You can see the demo here: Naturally, the stories are not from us, but I just wanted to get what our readers thought about the look and design.

On our current website, I have done everything with it and it would be nice to have somebody else make sure all the bells and whistles are working and I can just concentrate on adding stories and pictures. The only negative is it would require a new e-edition so we would lose some old issues, but I think it would be worth it. But again let me know, send an email to [email protected].

In news, LeFlore County had 18 new coronavirus cases in Friday’s report by the Oklahoma Department of Health.

Cameron had five new cases, Poteau four, Pocola three, Howe two, while Bokoshe, Shady Point, Spiro and Wister each had one.

Howe’s girls blew out Hartshorne to win the Class 2A Area IV tournament Friday night and clinch a spot in next week’s state tournament.

The Pocola girls and Howe boys will have another shot at making state Saturday in area consolation games after the two teams lost Friday.

Howe’s girls, ranked second, improved to 22-2, with a 66-39 win over Hartshorne in the area championship game at Seminole.

Also at Seminole, Howe’s boys came up short against Pawnee, 71-59, and will play Oklahoma Christian Academy in the area consolation championship at 8 p.m. Oklahoma Christian lost in the district tournament to Porter but has won five straight games to reach the consolation championship.

Pocola’s girls kept the game close most of the night against top-ranked Dale in the area championship game at Fort Gibson before losing, 74-50.

The Lady Indians take on Fairland in the area consolation championship at 6 p.m. in Fort Gibson.

In other county sports Friday, Poteau defeated Heavener in baseball, 11-2, Cameron edged Pocola, 9-6, also in baseball, and Arkoma’s slow pitch softball team lost to Keota, 26-1.

The LeFlore County Republicans will hold their annual county convention March 13, starting at 10 a.m. in the Donald W. Reynolds Center. Precinct officers, county officers and delegates to the state convention will be selected.

The 2021 class of Leadership LeFlore County is forming. For more information or to join the group, call (918) 647-9178.

We’ll have a beautiful day weather wise for Saturday. Clear skies with a high of 62 and a low of 38. We don’t have a chance for rain until Wednesday night.

The Poteau Chamber of Commerce is presenting a woman’s day out at the Donald W. Reynolds Center.

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