The blog of 2-17-2021

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By CRAIG HALL

Today is Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2021. There are 317 days left in 2021.

Snowmageddon 2021 is finally expected to end today.

Yay.

The latest batch of snow forecast for overnight apparently bypassed us, thank goodness.

Still, it has been a mess. Basketball playoffs have been delayed and the roads are still junk for the most part. But we have not lost power, unlike millions of others.

It’s still not going to be exactly balmy for Wednesday with a high of 26 and low of 14 forecast.

Due to the yucky weather, it is hard to know if coronavirus reports are accurate as the numbers have been extremely low.

While the Thunder lost to the Trail Blazers, it was a good day for OSU and Tulsa in college basketball.

Garry Adams, 72, of Wister was born July 18, 1948 in Wister and passed away Feb. 13 in Fort Smith. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home.

On this date in history, in 1815 the United States and Britain exchanged the instruments of ratification for the Treaty of Ghent, ending the War of 1812.

Also on this date In 1863, the International Red Cross was founded in Geneva.

In 1972, President Richard M. Nixon departed the White House with his wife, Pat, on a historic trip to China.

Today’s birthdays include football hall of famer Jim Brown (85), actor Lou Diamond Phillips is 59, basketball stud Michael Jordan, who is 58; Larry the Cable Guy turns 58; and actor Denise Richards is 50.

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Have a great day.

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