The morning blog 3-12-2021

By CRAIG HALL

Good morning and welcome to the Ledger/LCJ morning blog. As you can plainly see above and probably doesn’t need repeated, but I will anyway, I’m Craig Hall with the Ledger and LeFlore County Journal.

Today is March 12, the 71st day of the year. There are 294 days left in 2021.

Today’s highly anticipated blog is sponsored by Central National Bank, the oldest and largest bank in LeFlore County. CNB has convenient branches in Heavener, Panama, Pocola, Poteau and Stigler. More about CNB to follow, after we plead for your help.

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As mentioned earlier, we have additional news about Central National Bank. It was announced yesterday CNB has been purchased by First Bank Corp out of Fort Smith.

LeFlore County had 12 new coronavirus cases in Thursday’s report by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Heavener had five.to lead the county.

In sports, it was a busy day Thursday. Both Howe teams won their opening games in the Class 2A state tournament and play in the semifinals Friday.

To meet your sports fix, we have our scoreboard with all the scores we could find from LeFlore County teams yesterday.

It doesn’t look like it’s going to be a Chamber of Commerce weather day. Mostly cloudy skies and rain is likely. The high will be 74 with a low of 62. I can see the grass growing higher as I sit

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Arvilla Stewart, 90, of Howe was born Dec. 14, 1930 in Claremore and passed away March 10 in Howe.

Graveside service is 1 p.m. Saturday at the Blanco Cemetery.

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