By CRAIG HALL
This is the Heavener Ledger/LCJ news update/blog for today.
Today is Aug. 10, 2021, the 222nd day of 2021. There are 143 days left in the year.
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New federal funds for COVID-related relief efforts were discussed Monday at the weekly LeFlore County Commission meeting.
Commissioners met with Poteau Mayor Scotty White and Nick Wann of Wells, Wann and Co. regarding how the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds may be used when they become available
Due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases and the Delta variant and in awareness of public health, the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO) has announced the cancelation of large gatherings and events, including the 2021 Labor Day Festival, due to the increase of COVID-19 cases in the area.
LeFlore County sports scoreboard for 8-9-2021
Heavener 5, Atoka 2; Keota 13, Arkoma 0; Cameron 14, Gans 1; Howe 8, Sallisaw 0; Howe 10, LeFlore 0; Panama 10, Poteau 6; Pocola 9, Chouteau 0; Pocola 14, Chouteau 1; , Central 20, Talihina 1; Wister 8, Roland 0; and Roland 11, Spiro 1.
In fall baseball Wister 5, Red Oak 4; and Howe 7, Cameron 1.
Carl Albert State College hired Justin “Jet” Taylor to the wrestling coaching staff. Taylor will serve as the assistant wrestling coach.
On the county calendar of events the Lunch at the Museum at Hotel Lowry to benefit LeFlore County Museum is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
In high school softball: Coalgate at Heavener; Arkoma, Porum at Cameron; LeFlore at Whitesboro; Idabel at Poteau; Roland at Spiro; Buffalo Valley/ Keota at Talihina.
In high school baseball: Whitesboro at New Lima; Asher at LeFlore
Also, the Poteau Evening Lions Club meet 6 p.m. CASC and Heavener School has an open house from 4-6 p.m.
Ronald Jeral Howe, 66, of Poteau passed away Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas, and was born Sept. 8, 1954 in Tulsa to Robert “Bob” Jeral and Martha Louise (Daniels) Howe.
Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Poteau with Phil McGehee officiating. Burial will be 1 p.m. Friday at Underwood Cemetery in Yale.
Marcia Lee Lowe, 81, of Poteau passed away Aug. 9, 2021 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and was born June 11, 1940 in Winchester, Indiana to Arthur Lee & Hattie Mae (Baker) Townsend.
Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Victory Worship Centerin Spiro with Bryan Fouts officiating. Interment will be at Ellis Chapel Cemetery in Wister.
The following events took place on Aug. 10 through history.
1793: Lourve Museum opens.
1977: Son of Sam killer arrested.
1981: Pete Rose sets hit record.
1984: First PG-13 movie released.
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In today’s top stories, the infrastructure bill is moving closer to approval.
The Senate unveiled a $3.5 trillion bill for climate control.
U.N scientist warns of worsening global warming.
An Oklahoma City teen and grandmother were shot dead.
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