The Ledger newsletter 6-17-2022
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LeFlore County weather 6-17-2022
Clear skies again Friday in LeFlore County with hot and humid conditions continuing.
The high is expected to be 94 degrees with a low of 72 degrees.
Thursday’s high was 94 degrees with a low of 71.
Sunrise is 6:04 a.m. with sunset at 8:35 p.m.
Average temperatures for June 17 are 89 and 66. The record high for the date was 97 in 1990 and low of 56 in 1993.
On June 16, 2021, the high was 97 with a low of 72.
County calendar of events
The LeFlore County calendar of events. It 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 email email@example.com.
Chamber golf tournament
Blowing off S.T.E.A.M. for adults noon Heavener Public Library
Ledger meet the candidate event 6 p.m. Heavener PAC
LeFlore County commissioners meet 9 a.m.
Poteau Evening Lions Club meet 6 p.m. CASC
Poteau Rotary Club meets noon at EOMC
Keeping current discussion group noon Heavener Public Library
Poteau Kiwanis Club meets noon
Heavener VFW bingo 6 p.m. Highway 59 North.
Remember when 6-17-2022
Remember when is a feature we try to run daily posting a picture of the people, places and events in LeFlore County.
Today’s photograph is of your 1978 Heavener Wolves’ football team. The Wolves were coached by Robert Swinford, Danny Edwards and Bob Riley that season.
If you have a picture you would like to submit, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsor our remember when feature and get great exposure. Email email@example.com for more information.
Obituary for Edward Watkins
Edward Arther Watkins, 81, of Heavener was born April 13, 1941 in Heavener to Clarence Arthur “Buck” and Anna Mae (Crownover) Watkins and passed away June 15, 2022 in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Funeral services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Independence Baptist Church in Heavener, with Brother Mark Cook officiating. Interment will follow in Heavener Memorial Park under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener.
Edward was a long-time resident of the area and a member of Independence Baptist Church. He retired from Kansas City Southern Railway, where he worked as maintenance away. Edward loved the outdoors especially deer hunting, gardening, and taking road trips with Barbara. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. Edward will be deeply missed by all whom knew and loved him.
He is survived by one daughter Julie Thomas and husband Brett of Norman; one son
Joey and Sandy Watkins of Heavener; one sister, Norma Jean Elmore of Frederick; five grandchildren Terry Watkins, James Watkins, Jodie Allen Watkins, Jake Watkins and and Isabelle Watkins; and numerous other loved ones and host of friends
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Barbara Faye Watkins; one grandson, Eric Watkins; one great-grandson, Bryor Watkins; one sister, Gladys Cryer; and one brother, L.J. Watkins.
Pallbearers are James Watkins, Jodie Watkins, Jake Watkins, Taylor Cox, Gabe McAfee and Brett Thomas.
Viewing is from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday. The family will have visitation with friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family request you donate in honor of Edward to either Gideon’s International or the Alzheimer’s Association.
To sign Edward’s online guestbook please visit www.dowdenrobertsfuneralhome.com.