Ledger/LCJ newsletter 8-20-2021

The Ledger/LCJ newsletter for Friday

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Heavener School update 8-19-2021

Council approves resolution in brief meetings


The Heavener City Council and Heavener Utilities Authority met in brief meetings Thursday night.

Present were Mayor Max Roberts, along with Council members Melinda Ballantine, Marvin Meredith and Jim Roll, along with HUA member Billy Adrean.

After the HUA meeting adjourned, the Council approved resolution 2021-010, updating the agreement with OMAG.

The Council also approved aa code violation for Edna Cox for property at 204 Creek for rank weeds and grass.

They heard reports and adjourned the meeting.

The HUA heard from Chris Jones with USW on the water report, specifically about the number of water leaks. He said there had been several, including a major break Wednesday night which left much of the city without warer and caused a boil order to be in effect.


LeFlore County sports scoreboard 8-19-2021

Fast pitch softball

Heavener 4, Warner 0

Heavener 5, Wagoner 2

Heavener 6, Gore 0

Howe 12, Colcord 2

Howe 15, Colcord 1

LeFlore 17, Milburn 1

Stuart 6, LeFlore 1

Poteau 6, Stigler 3

Cameron 12, Talihina 1

McCurtain 13, Arkoma 1

Muldrow 9, Spiro 1


Rattan 10, Cameron 2

Wister 11, Stuart 1

Wright City 8, Wister 6

To report scores or corrections, please email craig@heavenerledger.com.

Lady Wolves sweep three games in tournament

OKMULGEE – Heavener won all three games at the Okmulgee Tournament.

The Lady Wolves improve to 7-1-1 and plat again Saturday.

Heavener opened with a 5-0 win over Warner, beat Wagoner, 5-2, and blanked Gore, 6-0.

McKinley Alexander got the win pitching, going all three innings and allowing two hits with four strikeouts and a walk.

Kinley Brand went 2-2 with two runs and a RBI.

Heavener 4, Warner 0

WHS 0 0 0—0 2 0

In the win over Wagoner, Heavener jumped ahead with three runs in the top of the first and maintained the lead.

Brand got the win for Heavener. She pitched all three innings and allowed five hits and two runs, one earned with four strikeouts and no walks.

Morgan Smith hit a home run and went 2-2 with two RBI and two runs.

Heavener 5, Wagoner 2

HHS 3 1 1—5 5 1

WHS 1 0 1—2 5 1

HHS 2 1 1—4 4 0

Brand threw a two-hitter and Heavener took the lead by scoring four runs in the first inning in the win over Gore.

Brand struck out 10 and walked one.

Cayleigh McGee doubled and was 2-2 with two RBI while Brand doubled and went 1-2 with two runs.

Heavener 6, Gore 0

GHS 0 0 0 0—0 2 2

HHS 4 2 0 x—6 7 9

Lady Savages split pair

STUART – LeFlore split a pair of games in the Stuart/Kiowa Tournament Thursday.

LeFlore, 4-4, defeated Milburn, 17-1, in the opener before losing to Stuart, 6-1 in the second game.

Against Milburn, LeFlore exploded for 14 runs in the bottom of the first and coasted to the easy win.

LeFlore only had one hit but had 21 walks.

LeFlore 17, Milburn 1

MHS 1 0 0—1 0 2

LHS 14 3 x—17 1 2

LeFlore only managed three hits in the loss to Stuart.

Stuart 6, LeFlore 1

SHS 3 2 0 1—6 5 0

LHS 1 0 0 0—1 3 5

Lady Pirates rally past Stigler

STIGLER – Poteau rallied in the final two innings to defeat Stigler in a 4A-8 game here Thursday, 6-3.

The Lady Pirates are 5-3 and play Morris and Bristow in the Kellyville Tournament Friday.

Poteau trailed 3-1 before scoring twice in the fifth, then added three more in the sixth.

Annika Dill got the win pitching for Poteau in relief of Briley Bowman. Dill went the final four innings and allowed two hits, no runs, had four strikeouts and no walks,

Bowman went three innings and gave up three hits and three runs, with three strikeouts and three walks.

Morgan Hagen homered for Poteau and was 1-3 with three RBI and one run and Dill doubled while going 1-4 with a RBI and a run.

Poteau 6, Stigler 3

PHS 1 0 0 0 2 4 0—6 4 1

SHS 1 1 1 0 0 0 0—3 5 4


Partly cloudy skies with rain possible Friday

Partly cloudy skies again Friday with another chance of rain.

The high will be 92 degrees, with a low of 75 degrees.

Thursday’s high was 85, with a low of 75.

Sunrise is at 6:42 a.m. Sunset is 8 p.m. Friday.

Average temperatures for Aug. 20 are a high of 92, with a low of 64.

Records for the date were a high of 105 in 1980. The record low was 55 in 1981.

One year ago, on Aug. 20, 2020, the high was 82, with a low of 62.

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, email craig@heavenerledger.com.


Funeral service for Coye McCage Jr.

Funeral service for Patricia Carmack

Maker times for kids 4 p.m. at Heavener Library.

Blowing off S.T.E.A.M. for adults 4 p.m. Heavener Library.

High school football: Wilburton, Muldrow at Panama scrimmage

High school softball: Heavener, Central at Cameron; Keota at Whitesboro; Howe at Stillwater Festival; Poteau at Kellyville festival

High school baseball: Bokoshe at Kiowa; Whitesboro at Smithville


Brave the mud run

Memorial service for Benjamin Bethel

High school softball: Heavener at Okmulgee Tournament; Howe at Stillwater Festival; Poteau at Kellyville Festival


LeFlore County commissioners meets 9 a.m.

High school softball: Heavener at Antlers; Cameron at Battiest; Poteau at Broken Bow

High school baseball: Wister at Howe; McCurtain at Bokoshe; Wright City at Whitesboro

Heavener Lions Club meets 5:30 p.m. at Simple Simon’s.


High school softball: Heavener at Spiro; Panama at Howe; Quinton at Cameron; Checotah at Poteau; Bokoshe at Talihina; Arkoma at Webbers Falls

High school baseball: Bokoshe at Howe: Whitesboro at Stonewall

Poteau Evening Lions Club meet 6 p.m. CASC.


Poteau Rotary Club meets noon at EOMC


Story time 4 p.m. at Heavener Library.

Poteau area hiring fair at Reynolds Center 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Kiwanis Club meets noon at Western Sizzlin’

Heavener VFW bingo 6 p.m. Highway 59 North

High school football: Panama, Morris at Warner scrimmage

High school softball: Hugo at Heavener; Howe at Oktaha; Cameron, Spiro at Keota; Whitesboro at Pittsburg; Poteau at Stigler; Talihina at Kiowa

High school baseball: Howe at Oktaha; Cameron at Bokoshe; LeFlore at Buffalo Valley at LeFlore

LeFlore County Republicans to meet 6:30 p.m. at Patrick Lynch Library in Poteau.

Blast from the past 8-20-2021

Here is today’s blast from the past.

Heavener’s four horsemen of the 1930s.

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

To sponsor our blast from the past for only $1 per day, please email craig@heavenerledger.com.

This date in history 8-20-2021

Events that happened on this date through history.

1620: First slaves arrive in Jamestown.

1794: Battle of Fallen Timbers.

1833: Future president Benjamin Harris is born.

1911: First around the world telegram sent.

1920: Professional football is born.

1940: Leon Trotsky assassinated in Mexico.

1968: Soviets invade Czechoslovakia.

1975: Viking 1 deployed to Mars.

1982: Marines deployed to Lebanon.

1989: Menendez brothers murder parents.


Obituary for Edna Pittser

HOWE - Edna Mildred Pittser, 87, of Howe was born Nov. 22, 1933 in Guthrie to William and Annise (Dean) Higel and passed away Aug. 9, 2021 in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

 Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener.

Edna was a long-time resident of the area and a homemaker. She loved spending time with her family and friends. Edna will be missed by all whom knew and loved her.

Surviving family members are a daughter, Robin Woodle, of Troutdale, Oregon; one son Jim Dean Pittser, of Laguna Woods, California; two sisters Ruby Hall of Heavener and Eva Judd of Hutchinson, Kansas; several grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; William and Annise Higel; and her husband, Jim Pittser.

To sign Edna’s online guestbook please visit www.dowdenrobertsfuneralhome.com.