Heavener Ledger newsletter 4-12-2022
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Commissioners open bids for chiller
By KEN MILAM
POTEAU - LeFlore County commissioners opened bids on a 100-ton chiller for the county courthouse until next week so they can be examined more closely.
Bidders included Green Country Refrigeration, approximately $99,000; Caldwell Mechanical of Ardmore, $105,000; Harber Air Conditioning of Wilburton, $126,330; and McIntosh of Tulsa, $187,194.
Four appointments or reappointments to public boards were approved: Doug Harper to the EMS Board, Kevin Lashley to the Floodplain Board and Crystal Shipman to the Fair Board.
A $623,283 pay estimate from Robinson Construction was approved for the Conser Road project.
A Leflore Road project agreement was approved with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
A resolution to keep $450,000 for allocation from American Rescue Plan Act funds and put the rest in the general fund for loss of revenue was approved.
Commissioners also declared Caterpillar backhoe as surplus and agreed to seek sealed bids for its sale. Before the Commission meeting, county department heads met as the Budget Board and approved updates to the county’s Emergency Support Functions and Emergency Options Plan.
Members discussed SEFA requirements. County Clerk Kelli Ford said department heads must begin noting the receipt and depositing of any state or federal grants monies. She said the county has run afoul of auditors in the past because the funding sources were not always noted.
One transfer was approved, moving a personal property tax payment from the Choctaw Nation for Chili’s Restaurant from the Highway Fund, where it had been mistakenly deposited.
Heavener Board hires three
The Heavener School Board hired a new elementary principal, school nurse and head girls’ basketball coach during Monday’s regularly scheduled board meeting.
Present were President Dylan Roberts, along with members Danny Yandell, Ralph Perdue Jr. and Tim Davis. Michael White was sick and not present.
Kelli Cartwright, currently the elementary principal at Wister, was hired to replace Diane Cox, who has served Heavener for almost 40 years. Cheyenne Higgins was hired as the new school nurse to take Jamie Winters’ place and Curtis Curry is the new girls’ coach to replace Jim Roll.
Cox, Winters and Roll are all retiring.
The Board held a public hearing to allow tribal officials and parents of Indian children to discuss the school’s Title VI—Indian Education program, to make recommendations concerning the needs of their children, the LEA’s educational program and the degree of parental participation allowed.
In the principals’ report, Cox said the parent-teacher meetings are Thursday and the first-grade students, down two from the last board meeting. Also, kindergarten graduation is April 26.
Middle-School Principal Jeremy Dyer reported there are still 182 students in his grades, which has stayed that way most of the year. High School Principal Grant Walls said there are 192 students. will perform in a play next week.
Superintendent Ed Wilson said there will be a retirement ceremony 3:30 p.m. Thursday to honor all the teachers who are retiring. He also said the ag banquet is May 10 and the all-sports banquet is May 12 at the fellowship hall at First Baptist Church.
A contract with Career Tech to allow high school students enrolled to take mathematics, science and computer technology taught by an appropriately certified instructor, to be transcript for high school graduation, to meet the college preparatory/work ready and core curriculum requirements, and to meet the admission requirements at Oklahoma colleges and universities was approved.
A contract with Career Tech to transport students who are enrolled at KTC in the amount of $14,437.50 for 2022-2023 was also approved as was approving Jeffrey Broyles as adjunct teacher for one hour U.S. government and two hours economics for the 2021-2022 school year.
Temporary appropriations for 2022-2023 for general fund in the amount of $9,700,000; building fund in the amount of $200,000; and LCSEC fund in the amount of $1,600,000 was set up.
A renewal contract with Total Rehabilitation for speech therapy for 2022-2023 was approved, along with a new contract for audit of financial statements for 2021-2022 school year from Kerry J. Patten, CPA.
The Board approved the 2023 federal assurances.
Resignations were Susan Tolbert, Patricia Stripling, Brenn Hardin, Hillary Neal, Darla Miller and Johnna Carpenter.
The Board then went into executive session to make the three hires and Choctaw summer tutors-full day $5,400—Lacey Dyer, Jolie Kannady, Tambra Scroggins, Jill Sullivan.
Choctaw summer tutors—half day $3,000—Carrie Alexander, Sarah Bain, Shelly Brown, Bryan Cartwright, Angela Culwell, Kelli Pitchford, Cami Schiffner, Shanan Shipman, Mandy Watkins.
Choctaw summer administration—Mildred D. Cox—principal $8,400
Ed Wilson/Grant Ralls—assistant principals’ $3,380 each;
Jorena Stapp—Secretary/nurse for $4,760;
Shawn Yeager—activity coordinator $4,200; Connie Shockley—payroll $200;
Field grants summer tutors @ $28/hour—Aaron Alexander, Shelly Brown, Judy Clubb, Veronica Gabriel, Yolanda Wilson
Summer school cafeteria workers—Melissa Hamner--$15/hour; Hilda Oliver--$10/hour; Tara Olive--$10 hour
LeFlore County sports scoreboard 4-11-2022
Victory Christian 12, Heavener 0
Victory Christian 5, Heavener 1
Wister 8, Cameron 0
Wilburton 6, Howe 5
Oktaha 8, Panama 0
Poteau 6, Sallisaw 5
Eufaula 13, Spiro 10
Cameron 6, Talihina 5
Pocola 10, Cameron 0
Howe 6, Panama 3
Panama 13, Arkoma 0
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VC sweeps two from Heavener
Victory Christian remained undefeated in District 3A-7 baseball play Monday by sweeping a doubleheader at Heavener.
Victory Christian is 24-3 overall, 12-0 in district play and the only team undefeated in district play after Spiro lost at Eufaula Monday. Heavener is 13-13 overall, 5-6 in district play. The Wolves are scheduled to host Talihina Thursday.
The visitors took the opener, 12-1, before completing the sweep with a 5-1 victory in the nightcap.
In the opener, Heavener managed only three hits and Victory Christian scored six runs in the top of the fifth to end the game.
Noah Ward pitched 4.1 innings for the Wolves, giving up seven hits and 10 runs, five earned, with two strikeouts and six walks. Bryce Early finished up, pitching .2 innings, allowing one run on two hit.
Victory Christian 12, Heavener 0
VCHS 0 1 4 1 6—12 8 0
HHS 0 0 0 0 0—0 3 5
The second game was much more competitive as Heavener pitcher Gunnar McAlester only allowed five hits and five runs, two earned, while striking out four and walking one. The Wolves did commit three errors, which hurt the Wolves’ hopes of getting a split.
Victory Christian 5, Heavener 1
HHS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0—1 2 3
VCHS 1 0 3 0 0 1 x—5 5 1
Wister blanks Cameron
WISTER – Riley Crane threw a two-hitter as Wister blanked Cameron, 8-0, in high school baseball action Monday.
Wister improves to 17-3 and visits Tushka Tuesday. Cameron drops to 9-12.
Crane pitched all five innings, giving up the two hits and no runs with nine strikeouts and five walks.
Dartyn Meeks tripled and was 1-3 for the Wildcats with a run scored.
Wister 8, Cameron 0
CHS 0 0 0 0 0—0 2 0
WHS 3 2 0 2 1—8 6 0
Lady Lions edge Panama
HOWE – Howe edged Panama, 6-3, in one of the few games completed on the opening day of the 2022 slow pitch softball LeFlore County Tournament.
The Lady Lions advance to play the winner of the delayed Wister and LeFlore game, which was postponed until Tuesday due to the storms Monday evening.
Howe improves to 7-8 while Panama is 12-12. Earlier in the day Panama defeated Arkoma, 13-0.
Howe scored all six runs in the second inning to get the win.
Abby Huie went 2-4 with a RBI for Howe, Jazz Johnson was 2-3 with a RBI and run scored and Kaelbi Duvall doubled while going 1-2 with a RBI.
Layla Sons homered and doubled for Panama and was 2-4 with two RBI and a run scored, Krista Dotson had a 2-4 outing with a run scored and Kelcee Ward doubled while going 1-3.
Howe 6, Panama 3
PHS 0 0 0 0 1—3 8 2
HHS 0 6 0 0 0 0—6 11 4
Hodgen students place in Competition
Hodgen students recently placed in the top six of the ORES Academic State Classic Competition.
Gavin Lute placed in the top six in math; Brody Cheshier placed in the top six in language arts, social studies and science; and Jocilin Heflin placed in the top six in language arts.
LeFlore County weather forecast 4-12-2022
Cloudy skies for Tuesday with a chance of additional showers or storms in the LeFlore County weather forecast.
The high will be 77 degrees with a low of 67 degrees.
Sunrise is 6:50 a.m. Sunset is 7:48 p.m.
Averages temperatures for April 12 are a high of 74 and a low of 49. Record temperatures for the date were a high of 90 in 1972 and a record low of 28 in 1940.
On April 12, 2021, the high was 84 with a low of 51.
Monday’s high was 80. The low was 60. A total of .79 inches of precipitation was recorded, bringing the monthly total to 3.70 inches. Average rainfall for April is 4.18 inches.
County calendar of events
The LeFlore County calendar of events. It lists the upcoming events in the area. This is a free service, so if you or your group have an event coming up and would like it added to the calendar, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Golf: Poteau boys at Tahlequah Tournament (Cherokee Springs)
High school baseball: Arkoma at Keota; Eufaula at Spiro; Wister at Tushka
High school softball: LCT
Soccer: Inola girls at Heavener; Hilldale at Poteau.
Poteau Rotary Club meets noon at EOMC
Golf: Heavener, Poteau girls in Poteau Tournament at Choctaw CC
Poteau Kiwanis Club meets noon
High school baseball: Talihina at Heavener; Arkoma at Summit Christian; Bokoshe at Okay; Spiro at Central Tournament; Wister at Poteau
High school softball: LCT; Cameron at Talihina
Heavener VFW bingo 6 p.m. Highway 59 North
High school baseball: Bokoshe at Keota; Spiro at Central Tournament; Silo at Wister
High school softball: Heavener, Buffalo Valley at LeFlore
Soccer: Poteau at Sallisaw.
Veterans community Easter egg hunt at Heavener Runestone Park
Community wide trash off
High school baseball: Heavener at Pocola; Spiro at Central Tournament.
County commissioners meet 9 a.m.
Golf: Heavener, Poteau boys/girls in Broken Bow Tournament at Cedar Creek; Poteau girls at Pryor (Pryor Creek CC)
High school baseball: Heavener at Henryetta; Bokoshe at Indianola; Poteau at Fort Gibson; Victory Christian at Spiro; Wister at Red Oak
High school softball: Heavener, Hulbert at Vian; Cameron, Gans at Wister; Pittsburgh at LeFlore.
Remember when 4-12-2022
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Obituary for Andrew Holman
POTEAU - Andrew Jerrod Holman, 48, of Poteau was born May 11, 1973 in Boulder, Colorado to Ronald James Holman and Janet (Frizzell) Bosley and passed away April 9, 2022 in Poteau.
No services are scheduled at this time. The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener.
Andrew was a tattoo artist. He will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his mother, Janet Bosley, of Poteau; his step-father, Donald Bosley, II of Howe; one sister, Jennifer Wharton, of Springfield, Missouri; one brother, Donald Bosley, III, of Poteau; three nieces Shawna Carbone of Mena, Arkansas, Kadi Tinker of Springfield, Missouri and Gracie Glenn of Poteau; and one nephew Waylon Wharton of Springfield, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald James Holman.
To sign Andrew’s online guestbook please visit www.dowdenrobertsfuneralhome.com.