Ledger/LCJ newsletter 5-14-2021

The Ledger/LCJ newsletter for Friday

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Hofmeister commends state budget agreement

OKLAHOMA CITY - State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister commended state leaders Thursday after the announcement on the Fiscal Year 2022 state budget agreement. The agreement includes a record $3.2 billion in funding for common education.

"After such a very challenging year in the wake of the pandemic, the budget agreement announced today is tremendous news for students, teachers and, in fact, all Oklahomans who benefit from a strong educational system," Hofmeister said.

"An additional $137 million for the school funding formula and $60 million for textbooks will go a long way toward ensuring our children are on track academically. We are grateful to the House and Senate leadership and Gov. Stitt for this considerable investment in public education."


Christian Heritage ousts Howe

OKLAHOMA CITY – Christian Heritage defeated Howe, 20-0, in a quarterfinal game of the Class 2A state baseball tournament Thursday night.

Howe finishes with a 30-7 record and set a school record for wins and the Lions also qualified for state for the first time. Christian Heritage improves to 28-6 and plays Dale in the semifinals 2 p.m. Friday.

Christian Heritage put the game away early, scoring six runs in the first, 11 in the second and the final three in the third.

Howe was hurt by issuing 14 walks and committing five errors.

Wesley Bradley was 1-3, Jaxon Dorsey went 1-1 and Brayden Oglesby had a 1-2 game.

Christian Heritage 20, Howe 0

CHS 6 11 3 0 0—20 11 1

HHS 0 0 0 0 0—0 3 5

Heritage Hall tops Poteau at state

SHAWNEE – Heritage Hall held off Poteau to defeat the Pirates 8-5 in a quarterfinal game at the Class 4A state tournament Thursday at Shawnee High School.

Heritage Hall (26-5) advances to the semifinals Friday and will play the Berryhill/Marlow winner. Poteau finishes its season with a 27-12 record.

Poteau jumped ahead 4-2 with four runs in the bottom of the third inning before Heritage Hall scored four runs in the top of the fourth inning to take the lead for good.

The Pirates pulled within a run in the bottom half of the inning. Neither team could score until Heritage Hall added on a pair of insurance runs in the top of the seventh.

Caden Fox went the first 3.2 innings for the Pirates, allowing eight hits and six runs, all earned, while striking out three and walking three. Wesley Garrett walked two batters in the fourth inning before being relieved by Jagger Dill.

He pitched 3.1 innings and gave up three hits and two runs with three strikeouts and four walks.

Freshman Dax Collins went 2-3 with a RBI and a run, Jagger Dill doubled and was 1-3 with a RBI and a run, Tucker Garrett doubled while going 1-3 and Fox doubled in a 1-4 outing with two RBI.

Heritage Hall 8, Poteau 5

HHS  0 0 2 4 0 0 2—8 11 0

PHS 0 0 4 1 0 0 0—5 8 1


Hodgen students, teacher recognized

Heavener Masonic Lodge recognized Hodgen 8th grade Students of Today and Teacher of Today at graduation.  Listed left to right is Student of Today, McLaren Lute, Teacher of Today, Kaci Roberts, and Student of Today, Christa Keller.

Nice weather continues Friday

Another nice day for Friday in LeFlore County with mostly clear skies.

The high will be 75 degrees with a low of 56 degrees. The weather is expected to stay nice until a front moves in Saturday night with rain forecast for several days.

Sunrise is at 6:15 a.m. with sunset at 8:14 p.m.

Thursday’s high was 73 with a low of 50.

Average temperatures for May 14 are a high of 81 and low of 54. Records for the date were a high of 89 in 1984 and a low of 32 in 1971.

On May 14 last year, the high was 82 with a low of 69.

Blast from the past 5-14-2021

Here is today’s blast from the past.

Today’s picture is of Jack’s Filling Station. No names or locations are on the picture to identify anything. I’m not sure but it appears like this is the building going out of town on Highway 83 although I do not recognize the building in the background. It might be the Methodist Church, which would mean this building is where the old service station on the corner of East Avenue C and First Street is located, across the street from Rice Furniture and where the western part of the library sits now.

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.

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

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.


Funeral service for Joey Billy

Funeral services for John Restine Sr.


LeFlore County commissioners meet 9 a.m.


Poteau Evening Lions Club meet 6 p.m. CASC


Poteau Rotary Club meets noon at EOMC


Kiwanis Club meets noon at Western Sizzlin’

Heavener VFW bingo 6 p.m. Highway 59 North

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