Ledger/LCJ newsletter 11-22-2022
The Ledger/LCJ newsletter for Tuesday
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Bible verse of the day 11-22-2022
The Bible verse of the day for Tuesday:
Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart.
Commissioners accept Oliver’s resignation
By KEN MILAM
LeFlore County commissioners voted Monday to accept Jamie Oliver’s resignation from the county Emergency Medical Service Board and appoint Kyle Price to fill the vacancy.
Oliver was elected District 3 county commissioner in the November general elections.
The proposed purchase of a commercial pumper for the Wister Fire Department was tabled until next Monday. The deal was delayed once to give department officials a chance to look over the sole bid received, then rejected because the offer was amended slightly after being opened but before being approved.
On Monday, it was delayed again because the bid received had been misplaced in the county clerk’s office. The package was located after the commissioners meeting was adjourned.
Poteau vs. Wagoner, a closer look
Poteau and Wagoner, two of the powers in Class 4A football, will meet for the second time in four years in the semifinals 1 p.m. Friday at East Central University in Ada.
Along with Clinton and Tuttle, the two teams have been dominant in Class 4A for over a decade. This will be the first meeting between Poteau and Wagoner since the Pirates won a head-to-head matchup, 7-3, at Jenks in 2019 en route to the school’s first state championship in football.
Wagoner won state in 2020 before Clinton, which Poteau defeated in triple overtime last week, captured the state crown last season.
Poteau (10-2) tied with Hilldale for the District 4A-4 championship, but went into the playoffs as the top seed due to a 30-7 win over the Hornets earlier in the season. The Pirates mauled Miami, 48-14, in the opening round of the playoffs before defeating Clinton last week.
Wagoner (9-3) finished second in 4A-3 behind top-ranked Cushing, which will play Elk City in the other semifinal Friday at Putnam City. The winners of the two games will play for the state championship the following week at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.
Wagoner opened the playoffs with a win over Ada before escaping at Tuttle last week, 13-10.
The two teams have posted fairly similar numbers with Wagoner holding a slight edge. The Bulldogs are scoring 36.2 points per game and allowing only 9.2 points per game with four shutouts.
The Pirates average 32.8 points per game and give up only 13.8 points per game.
LeFlore County weather 11-22-2022
Clear skies and even warmer Tuesday in LeFlore County.
The high will be 62 degrees with a low of 35 degrees.
Sunrise is 6:59 a.m. Sunset is 5:09 p.m.
Monday’s high was 55 with a low of 29.
Average temperatures for Nov. 21 are a high of 62 and low of 36. Records for the date were a high of 82 in 1990 and a record low of 24 in 1993.
Last year on this date, the high was 62 with a low of 34.
LeFlore County calendar 11-21-2022
The calendar of events 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 or text (918) 649-4712.
Poteau Evening Lions Club meet 6 p.m. CASC
High school basketball: Cameron at Hackett
Poteau Rotary Club meets noon at EOMC
LeFlore County commissioners meet 9 a.m.
High school basketball: Bokoshe at Kinta
The Little Ledger 11-22-2022
By CRAIG HALL
While there have been a few beanballs thrown at my rather large head this year, all by my own making, mind you, as we turn to this time of Thanksgiving, there are plenty of things that I am thankful for.
I am thankful that the Ledger is still alive, even on life support, and is continuing through our website, e-edition and newsletter. I have dug a hole it will take years to recover from, but if nothing else, I am an optimistic person, and I hope to live long enough and do enough to climb out of this deep trench.
I am also thankful for my family that seems to continue loving me, despite my many faults. That includes Trish the Wife, Khloe the Granddaughter and more. Especially Trish, I could ask for a better wife, but I won’t, because it would be a waste of time.
Most of our family will gather Thursday and have Thanksgiving festivities. While it does not seem the same without my family members who have moved on to the great beyond, I know it means a lot to Trish and I am thankful we can do this.
I am also thankful Heavener Public School and Ed Wilson have given me the opportunity to share my knowledge with the younger students on a variety of topics including photography, video, web design, live streaming and much more. During my search for a new future, there were several disappointments, but in the end, I came out in a better situation than I ever dreamed of.
While I have not carried my load financially this year in the family, I hope this changes and I don’t feel like a freeloader any more.
I am thankful for this little corner of the world where I reside. No, it is far from perfect, but this is my home and if we give up on making this a better place, it will only get worse. I live in the same house that I grew up in and I doubt many people have that opportunity. My parents bought this house a month before I was born way back in 1963, and aside from a few side trips over the years, the majority of the years have been spent in this homestead.
I am grateful to all my friends. I have been blessed in this area and received much more than I have given.
I also am thankful for everybody who has supported the Ledger through the years. Since October of 2014 through October of 2022, I can honestly say I tried to put out a good newspaper every week. Obviously, I didn’t somehow. But I am fortunate that we still have many people who have stood beside us all these years and I can never thank everybody enough.
I hope all of you have the best Thanksgiving ever. If there is a dark cloud hanging over you or your family, it will blow away and the sun will rise again.
Blast from the past 11-22-2021
This is the blast from the past for Tuesday. 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.
Dr. M.A. Stewart in front of his office on Main Street between Avenue D and Avenue E. He shared the office with a dentist. The photography studio in the background was owned by J.W. Pike, later sold to W.R. Robinson.
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Did you know 11-22-2022
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 1907, the Poteau Telephone Company was granted a 20-year franchise to provide telephone service to Heavener.
If you have an interesting fact or figure about LeFlore County, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Obituary for Dale Seaton
Funeral service for Dale Seaton, 73, of Cameron is 2 p.m. Saturday at Evans Chapel of Memories in Poteau with Jim Cook officiating. Burial will follow at Greenhill Cemetery in Cameron, under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home of Poteau.
He was born July 25, 1949, to Homer Elmer Seaton and Minnie Lola Jean (Goins) Seaton and passed away Nov. 17, 2022 in Cameron.
Surviving family members are his children Gary Seaton, Daniel and Margo Wright; his two granddaughters Charis Raya Wright and Myla Sydney Wright; a brother and sister-in-law Dewayne and Beckie Seaton; and the mother of Gary and Margo, Mary Seaton.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents Homer and Lola Seaton, his brother Curtis James Seaton, and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Jackie Lomon, Billy Wilson, Ricky Darneal, Harlan Hale, Eddie Seaton and David W. Wright.
Honorary Pallbearers are Daniel Wright, David C. Wright, Gary Seaton and Aaron Scroggins.
Family visitation is from 5 to 7 pm Friday at the funeral home.
Obituary for Bradley Hildebrant
Bradley Francis Hildebrant, 65, of Burlington, Iowa died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, at the Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center in West Burlington.
He was born Dec. 5, 1956, in Tulsa to Ronald Gerald Hildebrant and Shirley Jean Robertson.
Bradley loved to hunt and fish. He loved his dog Ruger and riding his motorcycle. He was raised in Heavener, loved everyone he met, and everyone loved him!
Survivors include his significant other, Elizabeth Cain, of Carman, Illinois; step-son; Blaine Solomon Valeu; brother Ronald Lee Hildebrant of Howe; sister, Cindy and husband Michael Smith of Sand Springs; and stepsister, Donna Dehart.
He was preceded in death by his father and step-mother, Ronald Gerald and Betty Hildebrant; mother and step-father, Shirley Jean and Billy Joe Shadwick; and three brothers Billy Ray Shadwick, Mitchell Lynn Shadwick and Michael Ray Hildebrant.
Cremation was entrusted to the care of Prugh Crematory.
Bradley will be buried in Hodgen Cemetery at a later date.