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Veterans, more than most, are known for their resilience. But Claremore Veteran's Center is going above and beyond to bring a little brightness to the center during the ever-changing COVID-19 situation.

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❝We're hoping to give people a place to come and be inspired by aviation, and enjoy what our airport has to offer. It gives our community a safe viewing area. And, I am excited that it gives the community a place where they can enjoy their airport.❞ — Deirdre Gurry, airport director at Enid Woodring Regional Airport

 

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With schools recessed for the remainder of the year and what little bit of winter might be left melts away by spring weather there is growing concern about community spread of the novel coronavirus at area parks. 

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Area officials on Tuesday, March 31, announced the number of local COVID-19 cases has doubled over the past few days, and responded with an executive order that tightens restrictions on the partial lockdown and sets a curfew.

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In a public health emergency like this one, rapidly changing facts present a challenge. We want to ensure our community of readers is getting the most timely, most accurate information possible—and sometimes that requires a bit of teamwork.

We are living in a very unique time. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the entire world. Seldom in history do disasters such as this impact practically every living human being on the planet. This is one of those special circumstances. Regardless of where you live or who you are, the COVID-19 virus is impacting a part of your life and your world.

Heather Cain said the impact of the coronavirus has "been devastating" on the 21 motels and hotels in the Muskogee Hotel and Lodging Association.

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EDMOND, Okla. — Edmond City Council told members of the community it’s time to “Shelter in Place” and close all non-essential businesses. The council amended the Declaration of Emergency during a special meeting Monday evening.

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NORMAN — Last week, Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley questioned whether Power 5 conferences were operating on a level playing field during suspended competition, based on policies enacted due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Tulsa District is implementing restrictions for certain Corps of Engineers-managed campgrounds amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

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We have a serious problem emanating from Washington, D.C., which is going to engulf and ruin us very soon if we don’t address it. Our government is spending far more money than it is taking in, and that is so, even though a record is set every year in taxes flowing into that city.

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If the coronavirus hadn't pricked our economic bubble, something else would have done the job. No financial system based on fiat (paper) currency has ever been able to survive for long. From the moment President Nixon took the American dollar off the gold standard, we were doomed. The surprising, even amazing thing is how long government officials were able to keep the Frankenstein system lurching along.

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There is a presidential election in seven months. The descriptor notwithstanding, there will be several elections for other offices on the same ballot.

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The U.S. Postal Service continues to follow safety measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and public health departments amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Farmers in the Norman Farmer's Market Association are working harder than ever to deliver fresh produce to customers while jumping through safety hoops to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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With COVID-19 cases now present across the United States and across the nation, many industries have begun to feel the impact of social distancing and restrictions allowing groups of 10 people maximum. One of the industries uniquely impacted is the funeral home industry.

This Week's Circulars

Obituaries

ADA [ndash] Steven Albert Warkaske Jr., 49, of Ada passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020, in Ada. A come-and-go viewing will be held from 2-5 p.m. today at Estes-Phillips Funeral Home in Ada. Due to current world events, a private interment will happen at a later date.

ADA [ndash] Former East Central University golf coach Danny Key passed away Monday, March 30, at the age of 67. Key was a 1974 graduate of ECU who had a career in the energy industry in Houston before coming home to Ada to work with the Chickasaw Nation. He served the Nation for 11 years as …

MIDWEST CITY [ndash] Amanda Gayle Estes McPhetridge, 42, of Midwest City passed away Saturday, March 28, 2020. Due to current world events, a come-and-go viewing will be held from noon until 5 p.m. today at Estes-Phillips Funeral Home in Ada. A private interment will be held at a later date.

ADA [ndash] Graveside services for Emily Ann Bess-Dixon, 37, of Ada are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lightning Ridge Cemetery. Chad Large will officiate. Mrs. Bess-Dixon died Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at a local hospital. She was born Oct. 24, 1982, to Larry Bess and Karen Hallmark. She graduated …