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Covid- 19 Update for April 9

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As of 11 a.m. April 9, there were 1,684 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. 

There is one additional death in Sequoyah County, bringing the death toll in the state to 80.

A Bubble Off Plumb

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We as Americans like to think we can control things. Part of the upset over this virus sweeping the nation and our state is that there is little we can do to control anything about it.

Frank Lucas Addresses Pandemic with Reporters

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In a conference call with reporters last Thursday from his home in Cheyenne, a notably concerned Third District Congressman Frank Lucas (R-OK) outlined his personal assessment of the COVID-19 pandemic and offered details of the federal government’s response to it.

Distance Learning Underway at Hinton Public Schools

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Hinton School Superintendent Marcy Derryberry has issued the district’s distance learning plan. The entire plan in complete detail is available at the school’s website. It includes requiring up to date contact information such as telephone numbers, email and addresses for students and notifying the school about access to technology and internet service at home or nearby.

Indian Health Services to Hold Telephone Townhall

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The Indian Health Service Clinton Service Unit and The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes have announced they will host a telephone town hall meeting at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 10. The call will allow patients of CSU and citizens of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes an opportunity to listen from home on what is being done to combat the 2019 novel coronavirus in their community. Dr. Joe. P. Bryan, a fellow at the Infectious Diseases Society of America, will provide a clinical update on COVID-19. Tribal leaders, including Gov.Reggie Wassana, members of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes’ Health Board, and Executive Director of the Department of Health Charlene Wassana, will discuss the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes’ response for tribal members during the COVID-19 national emergency. Capt. Joe Bryant, chief executive officer of CSU encompassing Clinton, El Reno, and Watonga Indian Health Centers, will brief callers on CSU’s current operations for each of their facilities and how CSU is taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of patients and staff during this time. To take part in the telephone

Area Gas Prices Continue to Drop

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Oklahoma gas prices have fallen 10.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.46/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,294 stations. Gas prices in Oklahoma are 64.0 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 101.8 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

Difficult Times Can Create Special Easter Memories

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This is going to be a different Easter. The traditional celebrations – family gatherings, church services and community egg hunts are now cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic. That leaves parents holding the Easter basket when it comes to making the day special for their children. In some communi