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Twelve more Oklahomans have died due to COVID-19, while the number those testing positive rose by 52 for a total of 1,524 in the state since the first official case was reported more than a month ago, according to Oklahoma State Department of Health.

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NOC, a public two-year community college, serves 4,200 students on the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater, online and the University Center in Ponca City.

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Twelve more Oklahomans have died due to COVID-19, while the number those testing positive rose by 52 for a total of 1,524 in the state since the first official case was reported more than a month ago, according to Oklahoma State Department of Health.

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EDMOND, Okla. — Jason Trice has announced that his family owned company pledges $1 million to support COVID-19 relief efforts. The Edmond-area company has a history of giving.

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Steep drops in crude oil prices with accompanying production cuts and the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the immediate implementation of cost reductions at Vallourec, which plans to reduce its North American workforce by at least a third. 

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If someone is looking to get a face mask to wear during the coronavirus outbreak, they probably don't have to leave home to learn how to make one.

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We think we are having a tough go of it with foraging for toilet paper and hand sanitizer during this time of COVID-19 precautions. But what of those whose daily lives consist mostly of scavenging for food and finding a place to sleep at night, much less trying to shelter in place? Writer and photographer Chris Arnade explores life for the forgotten men and women of America in his latest book, “Dignity, Seeking Respect in Back Row America” (Sentinel, 2019).

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❝I couldn’t believe it, honestly. It’s really crazy that happened. It’s a really big blessing for me. It lifts so many burdens off us. We don’t have to pay for college, and I have a job afterwards. I am so thankful for the whole thing.❞ — Oklahoma Bible Academy senior Luke Wells

 

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With bars and taverns shut down and more people staying indoors due to the “shelter-at-home” order, local liquor stores have been seeing a rise in sales to people looking to stock up on alcohol.

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Garfield County Sheriff Jody Helm and Garfield County Detention Facility Administrator Ben Crooks said steps are being taken to protect inmates and staff at the facility during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NOC, a public two-year community college, serves 4,200 students on the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater, online and the University Center in Ponca City.

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RSVP doubled the size of its monthly food box distribution for seniors in need Monday, in hopes of limiting seniors’ public exposure and ensuring they have adequate food supply during the coronavirus pandemic.

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To quote Charles Dickens, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.”

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While Americans have seen photos and videos of people in other countries wearing masks to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention just began recommending the use of masks on April 3.

NORMAN, Okla. — As the candidate filing period opens this week for multiple elected positions in Cleveland County, the local election board is taking social distancing precautions to keep the filing process safe.

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Tahlequah Mayor Sue Catron, during an April City Council meeting, confirmed the county has reported a second fatality related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tahlequah Police Chief Nate King confirmed Monday morning that despite claims on social media, no homeless person was handed a $500 ticket for violating the Tahlequah mayor and City Council's executive order for a curfew.

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NORMAN — The Cleveland County Court Clerk's office and District Courts will not allow public access to its offices at the end of business Monday following employees who have tested positive, a court order reveals.

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More than 50 deaths, including 5 reported Monday, have been linked to the coronavirus COVID-19 in Oklahoma as the number of cases continued to rise, but at a reduced rate, according to the latest numbers from the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

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Thousands of masks, face shields, gloves, gowns and other equipment have flowed into Oklahoma’s hospitals and the state’s reserve stockpile as officials brace for a flood of COVID-19 patients in the coming weeks.

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Oklahoma hospitals may need more life-saving ventilators to meet projections that thousands of Oklahomans will be hospitalized with COVID-19 in the coming weeks.

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When a patient with COVID-19 is brought to a hospital, they are triaged, isolated and put in a negative pressure room (if it’s available), where air blows in but can’t escape.

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Obituaries

The private family graveside service celebrating and honoring the life of Vareeda Fenimore, 62, of Midwest City, Oklahoma, will be at 02:00 P.M. Friday April 10, 2020, in the Enid Cemetery. Condolences online at WWW.Brown-Cummings.com

ENID - Services for Sharon Ann Hume, of Enid, are pending at this time and will be announced when complete through Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home. Online condolences can be given at www.enidwecare.com or call 580-233-1700.

Erma Jean "E.J." Phillips, 81, of Enid, died Sunday. Graveside services, 4:30 pm Friday, April 10, 2020 in Elmwood Cemetery in Woodward. The funeral will be broadcast live on the Billings Funeral Home Facebook page.