Ledger/LCJ newsletter 3-18-2021

The Ledger/LCJ update for Thursday

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NEWS

HUA, Council to meet Thursday

The Heavener Utilities Authority and City Council will meet in regular business meetings Thursday at Heavener City Hall, 103 East Avenue B.

Here are the agendas:

HUA agenda

1. Approval of minutes from previous meeting.

2. Approval of purchase orders presented for payment.

3. New Business / Public Comments (the public will be recognized by the chairman from a sign-in sheet where each citizen wishing to address the board of trustees shall sign their name and the request or purpose for being recognized).

4. City manager’s report

5. Water superintendent’s report

6. Trustees’/chairman’s report

7. Adjourn

City Council agenda                          

1. Approval of minutes from previous meeting.

2. Approval of purchase orders presented for payment.

3. Consider, discuss, and take action to approve Resolution # 2021-003, concerning the OMAG escrowed refund amount of $ 21,717.06 to be applied to the next OMAG workers compensation policy premium.

4. New Business / Public Comments (the public will be recognized by the Mayor from a sign-in sheet, where each citizen wishing to address the city commission, shall sign their name and the request or purpose for being recognized).

5. City manager’s report

6. Trustees/chairman’s report

7. Adjourn

SPORTS

LeFlore County sports scoreboard 3-17-2021

The LeFlore County sports scoreboard for Wednesday.

Baseball

Howe 14, Pocola 5

Howe 14, Pocola 0

Slow pitch softball

Howe 7, Pocola 5

To report scores or information on games involving LeFlore County teams please send a text to (918) 649-4712 or email to craig@heavenerledger.com.

Howe sweeps Pocola in openers

POCOLA – Howe opened its spring baseball season Wednesday by sweeping a doubleheader at Pocola.

The Lions won 14-5 and 14-0. Howe visits Wilburton Monday in district games. Pocola is 2-7 and is scheduled to play Perry in the Perry Tournament Thursday.

Howe trailed 4-3 before scoring three runs in the fourth, three more in the fifth and five in the sixth to clinch the win.

Three Howe pitchers combined for a two-hitter. Caleb Crabtree threw the first five innings, giving up a hit and four runs, none earned, with six walks and nine strikeouts. Wesley Bradley pitched 1.2 innings, allowing one hit and a run with two walks and two strikeouts. Brody Sullard was in for the final third of an inning.

Bradley was 4-5 with two doubles along with four RBI and a run, Kobe Wooten went 2-3 with two runs and a RBI, C. Crabtree homered in a 1-4 game with three RBI and two walks, Braden Blake also homered while going 1-2 with three runs and a RBI, Chase Callahan doubled and went 1-3 with two runs and Jaxon Dorsey doubled and finished 1-5 with a run.

Blake threw a three-inning no-hitter in the second win. He walked six and struck out four.

Howe scored four runs in the first, five in the second and five more in the third. Dorsey homered and doubled while going 2-3 with two runs and a RBI and Bradley doubled while going 1-2 with three runs and a RBI.

Area fishing report 3-17-2021

The area fishing report for Wednesday.

Blue River: March 15. Elevation normal, water 48 and clear. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Geological Survey website at https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ok/nwis/uv?site_no=07332390. Rainbow trout good on caddis flies, in-line spinnerbaits, midges, nymphs and spoons along the river channel and rocks. Report submitted by Ethan Lovelace, technician at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.

Broken Bow: March 12. Elevation normal, water 53. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/BROK.lakepage.html. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on bill baits, buzz baits and crankbaits around brush structure and points. White bass good on grubs and in-line spinnerbaits along channels, creek channels and river mouth. Walleye fair on grubs and rogues along channels, creek channels, river channel and river mouth. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Eufaula: March 12. Elevation normal, water 40 and murky. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/EUFA.lakepage.html. Largemouth, smallmouth, spotted, striped and white bass good on crankbaits, jerk baits, jigs, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around docks and main lake. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, hotdogs, live bait, live shad and stinkbait below the dam, along channels, discharge and main lake. Crappie good on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, plastic baits and tube jigs along channels, creek channels, docks, main lake and river channel.  Report submitted by David deMontigny, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.

TLower Mountain Fork: March 12. Elevation normal, water clear. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Geological Survey website at https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ok/nwis/uv?site_no=07339000. Rainbow trout excellent on nymphs, tube jigs and worms below the dam, along channels and spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

McGee Creek: March 12. Elevation below normal, water 52. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/MCGE.lakepage.html. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, jigs and plastic baits along channels, coves, points and standing timber. Crappie fair on minnows along creek channels and standing timber. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait and stinkbait along the river channel. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Pine Creek: March 12. Elevation above normal, water murky. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/PINE.lakepage.html. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits, lipless baits and plastic baits in coves, creek channels and points. Crappie good on jigs around brush structure and creek channels. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait and shrimp along creek channels and spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.

Robert S. Kerr: March 12. Elevation normal, water murky. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/webdata/gagedata/KERO2.current.html. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, crickets, hotdogs, minnows, shad, shrimp, sunfish and worms below the dam, along creek channels, main lake, river channel  and river mouth. Crappie good on hair jigs, jigs, minnows and small lures below the dam, around brush structure, creek channels, points, rocks, standing timber, tailwater and weed beds. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, minnows, plastic baits, small lures, spoons and topwater lures around brush structure, channels, coves, points, rocks, sandbar and weed beds. Report submitted by Logan Shimp, game warden stationed in Haskell County.

Sardis: March 15. Elevation normal, water 58. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/SARD.lakepage.html. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, jigs, spinnerbaits and crawdad colored chatter baits around brush structure, creek channels and points. White bass fair on jigs along creek channels and river channel. Crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs along creek channels and standing timber. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Atoka County.

Tenkiller: March 14. Elevation above normal, water 40 and clear. For current elevation conditions go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/TENK.lakepage.html. Crappie good on hair jigs, in-line spinnerbaits, jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, channels, docks and standing timber. White bass good on Alabama rigs, hair jigs, in-line spinnerbaits, small lures, spoons and tube jigs along channels, flats, points and river mouth. White bass are beginning to move up the river channel. Anglers are having success from the bank and from boats from Hwy 82 Bridge and up the river. Largemouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, jigs and plastic baits around brush structure, docks, rocks, shorelines and standing timber. Report submitted by Cody Youngblood, game warden stationed in Cherokee County.

Wister: March 12. Elevation normal, water 56 and cloudy. For current elevation conditions go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at https://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/WIST.lakepage.html. Largemouth and spotted bass excellent on bill baits, crankbaits, plastic baits and spinnerbaits around brush structure, points and shorelines. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, shad, stinkbait, sunfish and worms below the dam, around brush structure, main lake and points. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around brush structure and points. Report submitted by Thomas Gillham, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

Got a hunting or fishing picture to share? Send it to craig@heavenerledger.com.

OTHER STORIES

Blast from the past 3-18-2021

Here is today’s blast from the past.

Blast from the past is a feature we run daily on ledgerlcj.com along with our newsletter heavenerledger.substack.com.

Each day we feature an old picture of the people, places and events in LeFlore County from days gone by.

Today’s picture is of the 2016 seniors being honored on senior day.  

If you have a picture you would like to post on the blast from the past, send an email to craig@heavenerledger.com.

Cloudy skies, much cooler Thursday

Much cooler temperatures forecast for Thursday in LeFlore County.

There will be cloudy skies with overcast skies and wind gusts over 40 miles per hour. The high will only be 49 degrees with a low of 38 degrees.

Sunrise is at 7:24 a.m. with sunset at 7:28 p.m.

Wednesday’s high was 73 with a low of 38, 25 degrees cooler than Tuesday’s low.

Average temperatures for March 18 are a high of 66 and low of 37. Records for the date were a high of 81 in 1982 and a low of 20 in 1980.

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.

Thursday

Funeral service for Daphna Hopkins

Kiwanis Club meets noon at Western Sizzlin’

High school baseball: Heavener vs. Southwest Covenant at Union City Festival; Pocola at Perry Tournament

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

Heavener VFW bingo 6 p.m. Highway 59 North

Friday

Spring equinox walks at Spiro Mounds

Graveside funeral services for Shannon Crase

High school baseball: Heavener at Union City Festival; Whitesboro at Boswell; Pocola at Perry Tournament

Saturday

High school baseball: Haworth at Whitesboro

Fundraiser for Matt Duschel

Sunday

College softball: CASC at SAU Tech

Monday

LeFlore County commissioners meet 9 a.m.

Memorial service for Billy Jack Bell

High school baseball: Muldrow at Poteau; Hugo at Spiro; Arkoma at Porum; McCurtain at Bokoshe; Canadian at Cameron; Wilburton at Whitesboro; Panama at Talihina; Pocola vs. Vian

High school softball: Heavener at Black Diamond Conference Festival; Wister at Central Sallisaw

Golf: Poteau girls at Catoosa Tournament (Broken Arrow GC)

Tuesday

Memorial service for Susan Placke

High school baseball: Heavener at Antlers; Wilburton at Howe; Poteau at Muldrow; Spiro at Hugo; Clayton at Bokoshe; Cameron at Talihina

High school softball: Heavener at Black Diamond Conference Festival; Wister at Gans/McCurtain

High school soccer: Heavener at Poteau

College baseball: CASC at Eastern

Poteau Evening Lions Club meet 6 p.m. CASC

Wednesday

College softball: CASC at Northeast Texas Community College

Poteau Rotary Club meets noon at EOMC

OBITUARIES

Graveside services set for Shannon Crase

Graveside funeral services for Shannon Crase, 42, are 2 p.m. Friday at Old Cache Cemetery. 

Services are under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.

She was born Oct. 17, 1978 in Tulsa to Dennis and Tonya (Kirkpatrick) Crase and passed away March 17, 2021 in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

She was a Bokoshe High School graduate of the class of 1997 and worked at Mercy Orthopedic-River Valley Clinic.   

Survivors include her daughter, Mariah Crase; her sons Aidan Crase and Ashton Crase; her mother, Tonya Crase; her brother Paul Crase and wife Kayla; and her nanny, Glenda Jaye.

She was preceded in death by her father, Dennis Crase, paternal grandparents Arnold and Lydia Crase; and maternal grandfather, Bill Kirkpatrick.

Viewing is from noon to 7 p.m. Thursday with the family visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

To sign her online guest book, visit www.mallorymartinfuneralhome.com.

Services planned for Billy Jack Bell

Billy Jack Bell, 66, passed away March 14, 2021 and was born Jan. 9, 1955 to John Henry and Margaret L. (Coogan) Bell. 

He was a veteran of the United States Army and Navy.

Memorial services are 2 p.m. Monday at Evans Chapel of Memories in Poteau with Jim Cook officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Panama.

His survivors include his sister, Tami Shoup; his girls and husbands Amber and Al Gonzalez, Laci Cameron and Scott Brown, Tarah and Brandon Fruen, and Jessica Bell; and his grandchildren Alea Gonzalez, Fox Gonzalez, Avery Cameron, Jaxon Gonzalez, Mason Cameron, Ry Fruen, Grayson Cameron, Tru Fruen, Jeslyn Bell and and Jesse Bell.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers.

Pallbearers will be his oldest grands Alea, Fox and Jaxon Gonzalez, Avery, Mason, and Grayson Cameron, Ry and Tru Fruen.      

You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com.

Memorial services planned for Susan Placke

POTEAU – Memorial services for Susan Kay Sanders Placke, 57, of Poteau, are 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Monroe Community Center with Leroy Billy officiating.

The service will be followed by a potluck dinner and is under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral home.

She passed away Feb. 14, 2021 at her home in Monroe and was born March 10, 1963 in Weatherford, Texas. 

Surviving family members are her father, John Sanders; and three sisters Leona Johnson, Suzanna Frizzelln and Evie Sanders; She was preceded in death her mother, Virginia Sanders.

You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com.