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The morning blog 2-15-2021

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The view from outside our back door this morning. We picked up an additional three inches of snow overnight with more snow coming down now.

By CRAIG HALL

Good morning, here is today’s morning blog for Feb. 15.

Today is the 46th day of 2021, there are 319 days left in the year. Today is also President’s Day.

Today, the Ledger staff will be working out of our homes. If you need to drop something by, you can use the mail drop at the Ledger office at 507 East First Street or come by my home office at 704 West Fifth Street from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In today’s events, funeral services for Ricky Joe Latta of Poteau are 2 p.m. at Evans Chapel of Memories in Poteau.

As far as I know, all schools are out today due to it being President’s Day or a virtual day due to the weather.

Speaking of the weather, it is nasty. Winter warnings and watches continue through Tuesday with record-setting temperatures again for today. The forecast calls for an additional one to two inches for Monday with another four to 10 inches Tuesday night.

Coronavirus cases continue to drop for LeFlore County YES! For most of the last week or so, there have been more recoveries than new cases, so that is definitely a step in the right direction. Once the weather warms up and the basketball games are over, I think that will also decrease cases.

One reader sent in an email asking if I was going to write a story on one of the district games. I replied that I would be happy to do so if I could get the information. Anybody wanting to report scores or information on games involving LeFlore County teams, please send a text to (918) 649-4712 or email craig@heavenerledger.com.

In sports, the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Milwaukee Bucks in NBA action Sunday night, 114-109.

DeAnna Rae Kirkbride, a clerk at the Heavener Post Office, died Feb. 13, 2021 in Wister. She was born Oct. 28, 1967 in Lawton. No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home.

On this date in history In 1898, the U.S. battleship Maine mysteriously blew up in Havana Harbor, killing more than 260 crew members and bringing the United States closer to war with Spain.

In 1933, President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt escaped an assassination attempt in Miami that mortally wounded Chicago Mayor Anton J. Cermak; gunman Giuseppe Zangara was executed more than four weeks later.

In 1944, Allied bombers destroyed the monastery atop Monte Cassino (MAWN’-tay kah-SEE’-noh) in Italy.

In 1992, a Milwaukee jury found that Jeffrey Dahmer was sane when he killed and mutilated 15 men and boys. (The decision meant that Dahmer, who had already pleaded guilty to the murders, would receive a mandatory life sentence for each count; Dahmer was beaten to death in prison in 1994.)

In 2004, Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Daytona 500 on the same track where his father was killed three years earlier.

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