By CRAIG HALL
Good morning and thanks for partaking of the morning blog.
Today is Feb. 24, 2021, the 55th day of 2021. There are 310 days left in the year.
This is finish the paper day so we are a tad bit rushed today and can’t be as wordy as usual. Sorry.
Only four new coronavirus cases reported Tuesday by the Oklahoma Department of Health. Again, this is very encouraging as the virus was supposed to be at its worse during cold weather. The temperatures are feeling very Springish and we will soon be getting outside more and not be cooped up inside.
Every day for the last week, the recoveries are way more than new cases for Oklahoma. Active cases have gone from over 20,000 to around 14,000.
So we are getting there. Hopefully we can stop wearing these silly masks and social distancing soon.
Several basketball games were played Tuesday as the weather-delayed regionals and districts were finishing up. We also have a schedule of Thursday’s area and regionals games in that story.
I covered Howe’s wins over Gore last night in 2A districts. Both games were blowouts, as expected. Howe will have a tougher time Thursday when the Lions and Lady Lions play Wilburton at home in the start of 2A regionals.
The Oklahoma Blood Institute is running short of blood in part due to last week’s storm. If you can donate, you just might save a life. Any donor who gives through Sunday is eligible for a $2,000 prize, which is given daily.
Just a week after getting plowed under by a massive winter storm, Tuesday was a beautiful day in LeFlore County with a high of 75 and low of 59.
Graveside services for JC Remy and Charles Beshers are both Wednesday. Also, the Poteau Rotary Club meets at noon in Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center.
Danny Blair, 72, of Heavener passed away Feb. 16, 2021 in Tulsa. The family will hold a private memorial service with Masonic Rites Saturday with his son, Marcus, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener.
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