Ledger/LCJ newsletter 11-27-2020

Ledger/LCJ newsletter for Friday

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Poteau, Spiro in playoff action Friday

Poteau and Spiro will take to the fields Friday night as the Oklahoma state football playoffs continue.

Poteau is at home against Clinton in a Class 4A quarterfinal game while Spiro visits Adair in Class 2A action.

Poteau moved a step closer to repeating as Class 4A champions by defeating Skiatook, 52-27, while Spiro came from behind to win at Idabel, 14-12, and Quinton avenged an earlier loss to Arkoma with a 36-13 victory.

The Pirates are now 9-2 and have won nine straight. Poteau is hosting Clinton, the first matchup for the two schools since the 2013 battle in the swamp won by the Pirates, 10-7, in a 4A quarterfinal game. Poteau defeated Oklahoma City Douglass in the semifinals at McAlester the following week and eventually reached the state finals that season before coming up short against Anadarko.

After winning at Idabel last week, Spiro is 8-1 while Adair, which won District 2A-8, with its only loss at Stigler in non-district play.


Nice day forecast for Friday

Partly cloudy skies for Friday with a high of 63 degrees and a low of 36 degrees.

At kickoff for Poteau’s Class 4A quarterfinal game tonight at 7 in Costner Stadium against Clinton will be clear skies and 52.

Sunrise is at 7:04 a.m. with sunset at 5:07 p.m.

Thursday’s high was 66 with a low of 36.

Average temperatures for Nov. 27 are a high of 59 and low of 32. Records for the date were a high of 73 in 1985 and a low of 11 in 1975.

For the extended forecast, mostly clear skies and cooler Saturday with a high of 57 and low of 36.

Rain and cooler temperatures are expected Sunday with a high of 45 and low of 28. As we end November and move into December, much cooler temperatures next week with highs primarily in the 40s with lows dipping into the 20s, including a projected low of 22 Monday.

LeFlore County calendar of events

The LeFlore County 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 send an email to craig@heavenerledger.com.


High school football: Clinton at Poteau; Spiro at Adair.


Funeral services for Eddie Glenn

Funeral service for Klancy Hodge

Lamplight Theater fundraiser

Graveside funeral service for Tracy Caldwell


LeFlore County commissioners meet 9 a.m.

High school basketball: Stigler at Pocola


Poteau Evening Lions Club meet 6 p.m. CASC

High school basketball: Talihina at Heavener; Wister at Kinta; Bokoshe at Buffalo Valley; Spiro at Pocola; Arkoma at Webbers Falls


Medical marijuana symposium


Kiwanis Club meets noon at Western Sizzlin’

Heavener VFW bingo 6 p.m.

Heavener Utilities Authority and City Council meet 6 p.m.

High school basketball: LeFlore at Pittsburg; Kinta at Cameron; Stigler at Talihina.

U.S. President-elect John F. Kennedy says goodnight to his dinner guests Vice President-elect Lyndon Johnson and his family at the Georgetown home in Washington, D.C., Nov. 27, 1960. Next to Johnson is his wife, Lady Bird, and their daughters, Lynda Bird, left, and Lucy Baines. (AP Photo)

Today in history for Nov. 27

By The Associated Press

Today is Friday, Nov. 27, the 332nd day of 2020. There are 34 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Nov. 27, 1924, Macy's first Thanksgiving Day parade — billed as a "Christmas Parade" — took place in New York.

On this date:

In 1701, astronomer Anders Celsius, inventor of the Celsius temperature scale, was born in Uppsala, Sweden.

In 1910, New York's Pennsylvania Station officially opened.

In 1942, during World War II, the Vichy French navy scuttled its ships and submarines in Toulon (too-LOHN') to keep them out of the hands of German troops.

In 1953, playwright Eugene O'Neill died in Boston at age 65.

In 1962, the first Boeing 727 was rolled out at the company's Renton Plant.

In 1970, Pope Paul VI, visiting the Philippines, was slightly wounded at the Manila airport by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest.

In 1973, the Senate voted 92-3 to confirm Gerald R. Ford as vice president, succeeding Spiro T. Agnew, who'd resigned.

In 1978, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone (mah-SKOH'-nee) and City Supervisor Harvey Milk, a gay-rights activist, were shot to death inside City Hall by former supervisor Dan White. (White served five years for manslaughter; he committed suicide in Oct. 1985.)

In 1998, answering 81 questions put to him three weeks earlier; President Clinton wrote the House Judiciary Committee that his testimony in the Monica Lewinsky affair was "not false and misleading."

In 1989, a bomb blamed on drug traffickers destroyed a Colombian Avianca Boeing 727, killing all 107 people on board and three people on the ground.

In 1999, Northern Ireland's biggest party, the Ulster Unionists, cleared the way for the speedy formation of an unprecedented Protestant-Catholic administration.

In 2000, a day after George W. Bush was certified the winner of Florida's presidential vote, Al Gore laid out his case for letting the courts settle the nation's long-count election.

Ten years ago: The State Department released a letter from its top lawyer to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, warning that an expected imminent release of classified cables would put "countless" lives at risk, threaten global counterterrorism operations and jeopardize U.S. relations with its allies.

Five years ago: A gunman attacked a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, killing three people and injuring nine. (Suspect Robert Dear was sent to a psychiatric hospital after being deemed incompetent for trial.) A subdued France paid homage to those killed in the Paris attacks two weeks earlier, honoring each of the 130 victims by name as President Francois Hollande pledged to "destroy the army of fanatics" who had claimed so many young lives.

One year ago: Two explosions, 13 hours apart, at a chemical plant in East Texas blew out windows and doors of nearby homes and prompted an evacuation order for more than 50,000 people; three plant workers sustained minor injuries.

Today's Birthdays: Footwear designer Manolo Blahnik is 78. Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow is 69. TV host Bill Nye ("Bill Nye, the Science Guy") is 65. Actor William Fichtner (FIHK'-nuhr) is 64. Caroline Kennedy is 63. Academy Award-winning screenwriter Callie Khouri is 63. Rock musician Charlie Burchill (Simple Minds) is 61. Actor Michael Rispoli is 60. Jazz composer/big band leader Maria Schneider is 60. Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is 60. Rock musician Charlie Benante (Anthrax) is 58. Rock musician Mike Bordin (Faith No More) is 58. Actor Fisher Stevens is 57. Actor Robin Givens is 56. Actor Michael Vartan is 52. Actor Elizabeth Marvel is 51. Rapper Skoob (DAS EFX) is 50. Actor Kirk Acevedo is 49. Rapper Twista is 48. Actor Jaleel White is 44. Actor Arjay Smith is 37. Actor Alison Pill is 35. Actor Lashana Lynch (TV: "Still Star-Crossed") is 33.