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City council passes mask resolution

By Alisha Thompson Here’s a quick refresher before we begin. Ordiance: is a law made by a municipality or other local authority. Resolution: a formal expression of opinion, will or intent voted on by an official body or assembled group. Four of the five city councilmen voted yes for Resolution 569 establishing guidelines for face…

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COVID numbers sink in Davis, skyrocket in Ardmore

The number of active cases of COVID-19 in Davis actually went down over the last seven days according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. An increase of 37 active cases in Sulphur, however drove up the Murray County total, just like three of the other four counties in the area. Davis saw it’s active…

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County Health Departments to vaccinate seniors this week

Local Health Departments in Oklahoma are making COVID-19 vaccination a top priority to protect community health. “We are excited to provide the vaccine to community members,” said Mendy Spohn, Regional Administrative Director for Oklahoma State Department of Health District 8. “We are viewing this as our light at the end of the tunnel with the…

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Noble Research donates to COVID vaccine efforts

Noble Research Institute has coordinated with the Oklahoma State Department of Health to donate 11 ultra-cold industrial freezers that will be used to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine across the state of Oklahoma. One of the biggest hurdles to overcome in safely distributing the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is that it must be shipped and stored in…

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An unprecedented year of firsts

The remarkable year that was 2020 is all but in the books. As normal life ended and the Coronavirus season began, here is the first half of a two-part story looking back at 2020. JANUARY TOP HEADLINE: Tom Graham retires as Davis city manager Jan. 1: The Davis Depot, which houses the museum, received a…

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Arbuckle Memorial revises visitor policy

To protect the safety of Arbuckle Memorial Hospital patients and staff, patients in the emergency department and hospital will no longer be allowed to have visitors. The visitor restrictions go into effect Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. Compassionate exceptions will be granted on a case-by-case basis. All visitors granted exceptions will be screened prior to entry. These…

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Our own Christmas miracle

Editor’s note: This story was submitted by Terry “Dan Stevens, a Woodland High School graduate, class of 1955. His letter to us states in part: “The attached Christmas story was written by Miss Mary West, an English and Literature teacher, at Woodland High School, West of Davis, during the period circa 1946 – 1961. The…

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Teachers moved up to phase two of vaccine plan

Governor Kevin Stitt and the Oklahoma State Department of Health announced today that PreK-12 teachers and support staff will be moved up to phase two in the state’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan. This decision was made to support teachers and encourage school districts to provide an option for safe, full-time, in-person instruction for every child…

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OSDH posts report on deficiencies at Burford Manor during outbtreak

The Oklahoma Department of Health conducted a COVID-19 special focus survey with a complaint investigation at Burford Manor on Nov. 20 and 23 to determine if the facility was in compliance with infection prevention and control requirements. The inspection found substantiated deficiencies in that the facility failed to have adequate staff to meet the standards…

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SOLS adds library content streaming from Hoopla Digital

With Hoopla Digital, patrons of the Southern Oklahoma Library System (SOLS) can now instantly read, watch, and listen to their choice of more than 850,000 titles, with their SOLS Library Card.  The popular on-demand film streaming service hoopla digital is now available for free at all Southern Oklahoma Library System branches. Library card holders can access…

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