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Girl Scout cookie sales continue through March 18

ELKO – Girl Scout cookies can be ordered through March 18 from any member of the Girls Scouts of the Sierra Nevada.

Little Brownie Bakers, a division of Kellogg, was selected to provide the name-brand cookies such as Samoas, Tagalongs and Do-si-dos. For those who haven’t been visited by a Girl Scout, there is a Cookie Finder app that can be downloaded from Google Play or iTunes.

“The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led entrepreneurial and financial literacy program for girls in the world,” stated the organization, and it teaches them essential life skills that will stay with them forever.

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Wednesday, Feb. 14

Today is the 45th day of 2018 and the 56th day of winter.

TODAY’S HISTORY: In 1779, British explorer James Cook was killed on the island of Hawaii.

In 1912, Arizona was admitted as the 48th U.S. state.

In 1929, seven mob associates were shot and killed in a Chicago garage in the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.

In 2003, Dolly the sheep, the first mammal cloned from an adult cell, was euthanized at the age of 6.

In 2005, the video-sharing website was founded.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Jack Benny (1894-1974), actor/comedian; Mel Allen (1913-1996), sports broadcaster; Florence Henderson (1934-2016), actress; Michael Bloomberg (1942- ), business magnate/politician; Gregory Hines (1946-2003), dancer/actor; Jim Kelly (1960- ), football player; Meg Tilly (1960- ), actress; Simon Pegg (1970- ), actor; Rob Thomas (1972- ), singer-songwriter; Steve McNair (1973-2009), football player; Freddie Highmore (1992- ), actor.

TODAY’S FACT: The U.S. Congress approved the use of voting machines in federal elections on this day in 1899.

TODAY’S SPORTS: In 1988, Bobby Allison became the oldest driver (age 50) to win the Daytona 500, while his son Davey finished second. It was the race’s first 1-2 father-son finish.

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