Ledger newsletter 11-25-2022
The Heavener Ledger newsletter for Friday
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Bible verse of the day 11-25-2022
The Bible verse of the day for Friday:
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
Poteau, Wagoner to battle in semifinals
The beasts of the east in Class 4A football will meet again 1 p.m. Friday at East Central University in Ada with the winner advancing to the championship game next week at the University of Central Oklahoma. The opponent will be the winner of Friday’s other semifinal between top-ranked Cushing and Elk City.
Poteau vs. Wagoner 2019 state semifinals
Poteau and Wagoner have won two of the last three state championships in 4A. The Pirates won in 2019 and defeated the Bulldogs, 7-3, in the semifinals while Wagoner won state in 2020. Clinton, the team Poteau defeated in the quarterfinals in triple overtime last week, captured the gold ball in 2021.
Poteau and Wagoner have not met since that rainy evening in Jenks in 2019 where the game was delayed by an hour due to weather.
Poteau is 10-2 while Wagoner is 9-3. There have been two common opponents. Poteau defeated Ada, 27-0, in the regular season while Wagoner downed the Cougars, 31-0, in the playoffs. Poteau also downed Miami, 48-14, in the first round of the playoffs while Wagoner defeated the Wardogs, 42-7, in district play.
Poteau scores an average of 32.8 points per game while allowing 13.8. Wagoner scores 36.2 points per game and allows only 9.2 with four shutouts.
The Pirates rush for an average of 330.2 yards per game. Jackson Sommers averages 98 yards per game rushing for Poteau with Dax Collins close behind at 97 yards per game. Collins also leads the Pirates in receiving yards.
Blood drive set for Heavener
A blood drive for the Arkansas Blood Institute is from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Heavener’s First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
Those who show their giving spirit by donating blood will receive their choice of holiday-themed long-sleeved T-shirts. Choices include the “Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins” version, inspired by the classic Christmas movie “Elf”, or the festive “Be A Deer” T-shirt.
“Oklahomans have continued to demonstrate the Oklahoma Standard and ensure that the local blood supply is able to meet the demand of local patients,” said John Armitage, M.D., President and CEO of Oklahoma Blood Institute. “This year, we continued to face unprecedented challenges and obstacles. As we enter the holiday season, we encourage you to take just an hour out of your busy schedule to give the precious gift of life this holiday season.”
Oklahoma Blood Institute relies on 1,200 volunteer blood donors a day to meet the needs of patients at more than 160 hospitals and medical facilities as well as all air ambulances statewide. Anyone who is healthy and 16 years old* or older can give blood. Blood can be donated every 56 days. Platelets can be given as often as every seven days, up to 24 times a year.
Appointments to donate can be made online at obi.org or by calling 877-340-8777. Blood donation typically takes only about an hour, and one donation saves up to three lives.
*16-year-olds must weigh at least 125 pounds and provide signed parental permission; 17-year-olds must weigh at least 125 pounds; individuals over the age of 18 must weigh at least 110 pounds. Photo ID required.
LeFlore County weather 11-25-2022
Mostly cloudy skies and average temperatures for Black Friday in LeFlore County.
The high will be 59 degrees with a low of 47 degrees.
Sunrise is 7:02 a.m. Sunset is 5:08 p.m.
Thursday’s high was 60 with a low of 46. A total of 1.55 inches of rain was recorded, bringing the monthly total to 4.54 inches. Average rainfall for November is 3.85 inches.
Average temperatures for Nov. 25 are a high of 60 and low of 35. Records for the date were a high of 79 in 1989 and a record low of 19 in 1999.
Last year on this date, the high was 50 with a low of 26.
For those attending the Poteau and Wagoner football game at East Central in Ada, at kickoff there will be cloudy skies and 51 degrees. No rain is expected in Ada until after midnight.
LeFlore County calendar 11-25-2022
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LeFlore County commissioners meet 9 a.m.
High school basketball: Bokoshe at Kinta
Heavener community blood drive 2-6 p.m.
Poteau Evening Lions Club meet 6 p.m. CASC
High School basketball: Arkoma at Webbers Falls; Cave Springs at Bokoshe; Heavener at Poteau; Kinta at Panama; Wister at Talihina
Poteau Rotary Club meets noon at EOMC
Poteau Kiwanis Club meets noon
Heavener VFW bingo 6 p.m. Highway 59 North
High school basketball: Braggs at Bokoshe; Cameron at Keota; LeFlore at Red Oak; Panama at Spiro; Stigler at Talihina; Wister at Kinta
Heavener City Council meets 6 p.m.
Blast from the past 11-25-2021
This is the blast from the past for Friday. This is a feature we post daily on the Ledger’s daily newsletter of a picture from the past of the people, places and events from Heavener and LeFlore County.
The Heavener Fire Department added a new $500 chemical fire truck to the city fire department.
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Did you know 11-25-2022
Did you know is a feature we run exclusively on the Ledger’s daily newsletter focusing on the people and places of LeFlore County.
In 1924, the First Baptist Church of Heavener built an outdoor tabernacle to hold summer services.
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