Ledger/LCJ newsletter 3-19-2021

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NEWS

Representatives question medical marijuana ordinance

By CRAIG HALL

Two representatives from the Stash Box, a medical marijuana establishment in Heavener, had questions and observations about the City of Heavener’s new medical marijuana establishments at Thursday’s City Council meeting.

Present were Mayor Max Roberts along with council members Melinda Ballantine and Gail Nichols.

Brandy Akins, the owner of the Stash Box, and Michelle Ashford, the manager, mentioned some of the problems with the new ordinance and that some of the ordinances were in conflict with the state laws.

The pair have started petitions asking for changes, including being able to be open on Sunday, which is against Heavener’s ordinance.

City Manager Cody Smith and Roberts said they were aware of the problems and the city attorney is working to make corrections to meet all the conflicts. Akins and Ashford asked if they could address the council in the next meeting April 1.

The Council agreed to the request.

The Council also approved a resolution concerning the Oklahoma Municipal Assurance Group to take the escrowed refund amount of $21,717.06 and have it applied to the workers’ compensation policy prefund.

In the HUA part of the meeting, the members heard a report that 29 meters in February were replaced and 60 more were needed.

There was approximately 2.4 million gallons of water lost during the winter storm in February due to water line breaks. The water loss overall has been smaller than normal.

Present for the HUA meeting along with Roberts, Ballantine and Nichols, were HUA members Jim Carr, Billy Adrean, Marvin Meredith and David Grubbs, Sr.

SPORTS

LeFlore County scoreboard 3-18-2021

The LeFlore County sports scoreboard for Thursday.

Baseball

Wister 6, Lookeba-Sickles 0

Wister 14, Calumet 0

LeFlore 10, Ketchum 7

Kansas 7, LeFlore 6

Perry 14, Pocola 4

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

Wister wins twice with shutouts

CALUMET – Wister won twice over Lookeba-Sickles and Calumet in high school baseball action Thursday.

Two pitchers combined for a three-hitter as Wister defeated Lookeba-Sickles, 6-0, before the Wildcats blanked Calumet in the second game, 14-0.

Wister, ranked sixth in Class A, improves to 6-0. It was the Wildcats’ fourth shutout in the five wins.

The Wildcats visit Wright City Monday.

Against Lookeba-Sickles, Trey Krebbs got the win and pitched five innings, allowing three hits with seven strikeouts and five walks. Conner Hall pitched the final inning without giving up a hit.

Issac Carroll was 4-4 with two runs, Will Hammons doubled while going 2-2 with two RBI and a run and Matt Holzhammer also doubled and finished 1-2 with two RBI and a run.

Against Calumet, Hammons got the win, pitching four innings and giving up two hits with a pair of strikeouts and two walks.

Krebbs was 3-4 with five RBI and a run, Riley Crane had a 2-3 outing with a run, Carroll scored three runs and went 1-2 with a RBI, Landon Thornburg had a pair of RBI and finished 1-3, Tucker Wooten was 1-2 with two runs and a RBI and C.J. Halford went 1-1 with three runs and a RBI.

LeFlore splits in Ketchum Tournament

KETCHUM – LeFlore split a pair of games at the Ketchum Hardball Tournament Thursday.

LeFlore (3-3) won its opener over Ketchum, 10-7, before coming up short against Kansas, 7-6.

The Savages are scheduled to play Chelsea at noon Friday.

In the win over Ketchum, the Savages took the lead in the second inning and held on for the win.

Westin Durant got the win in relief of Hadlee Earls. Durant pitched 2.1 innings, giving up two hits and two runs, one earned, with a strikeout and two walks. Earls went 1.2 innings, allowing five hits and five runs, three earned, with two strikeouts and a walk.

Dax McMillin doubled and was 1-1 with two RBI and two runs, Earls doubled and went 1-2 with two RBI and a run and Durant doubled and finished 1-2 with two runs.

In the second game, Kansas scored a run in the bottom of the seventh to get the win over LeFlore.

The Savages led 6-4 after the fifth inning before Kansas rallied.

Chase Lloyd pitched three innings and allowed three hits and four runs, two earned, with a strikeout and two walks, Cooper Newman went one inning with a hit and walk before Taymen Vocque went 2.2 innings and allowed two hits and three runs (one earned) with two walks.

Durant went 2-3 with two runs, Bo Dacus had a 2-4 game with two runs, Earls was 2-4 with a run, Vacque finished 2-3 with a RBI and Traven Sumpter knocked in three runs and was 1-4 with a run.

OTHER STORIES

Much nicer day Friday in LeFlore County

Mostly clear skies with warmer temperatures Friday in LeFlore County.

The high will be 63 degrees with a low of 35 degrees.

Sunrise is at 7:22 a.m. with sunset at 7:29 p.m.

Thursday’s high was 49 with a low of 44, the coolest day of March.

Average temperatures for March 19 are a high of 66 and low of 38. Records for the date were a high of 79 in 1975 and a low of 25 in 1971.

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.

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

Thursday

Kiwanis Club meets noon at Western Sizzlin’

High school baseball: Heavener at Pocola; Poteau at McLoud Tournament; Spiro at Beggs Tournament; Braggs at Bokoshe; Cameron, Panama at McCurtain Wood Bat; Whitesboro at Talihina

High school softball: Wister at Webbers Falls

College baseball: National Park College at CASC

Heavener VFW bingo 6 p.m. Highway 59 North.

Blast from the past 3-19-2021

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 Bryce Tolleson throwing the shot put during the Heavener track meet in 2016.

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

The morning blog 3-19-2021

By CRAIG HALL

Good morning and welcome to the Ledger/LCJ morning blog.

Today is March 19, the 78th day of the year. There are 287 days left in 2021.

Today’s blog is sponsored by Ralph Perdue Jr. for Heavener School Board and by Central National Bank, the oldest and largest bank in LeFlore County. CNB has convenient branches in Heavener, Panama, Pocola, Poteau and Stigler.

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We apologize for missing out the last couple of days since we were working on the new website.

The owner and manager of the Stash Box in Heavener, a medical marijuana establishment in town, attended Thursday night’s City Council meeting to ask about the new medical marijuana ordinances for the city and conflicts with state law. City representatives said they are aware of the problems and are working on the problems with legal representatives.

It was a light day for sports Thursday. Check out our scoreboard for all the scores on LeFlore County teams.

Mostly clear skies with warmer temperatures Friday in LeFlore County.

The high will be 63 degrees with a low of 35 degrees.

Spring equinox walks are scheduled for Friday at the Spiro Mounds.

Graveside services for Shannon Crase are 2 p.m. Friday at Old Cache Cemetery. She was born Oct. 17, 1978 in Tulsa and passed away March 17.

Once again, we thank you for the visit and hope you have a great day. Please share this if you enjoyed it.