Last night was our first really big storm with the threat of tornadoes. Fortunately, except for some high winds and power outages scattered around, Bartlesville was spared the tornadoes we are so used to hearing about this time of year. We were sad to hear that in southern Oklahoma, 251 miles to the south of us, the people in Lone Grove, were less fortunate. The local news listed 8 people having been killed by tornadoes. Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of loved ones lost during last night's bad weather.