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It was time to take Dad to the VA Hospital for another checkup, and he wasn’t happy about it. Even though he was mobile, doing anything out of the ordinary made him nervous.

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Memorial Day began as Decoration Day to remember and honor all those who died during the Civil War. While it originated among relatives of Confederate soldiers in 1866, the Union veterans organization, the Grand Army of the Republic, adopted the concept in 1868. The GAR's first commander, Gen. John A. Logan, issued General Order No. 11 on May 5, 1868, asking the membership to observe May 30 as an annual observance to honor the Union dead. It became known as Decoration Day.

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Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Chickasaw National Recreation Area is increasing recreational access in accordance with Oklahoma’s “Open Up and Recover Safely” plan. The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis.

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Women account for about three-fourths of all COVID-19 infections among health care workers and in nursing homes in Oklahoma, resulting in a higher proportion of women than men overall infected across the state.

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A local father called police when he noticed a convicted sex offender was waiting outside the restrooms at a state park.

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With Oklahoma returning to a sense of normalcy after the COVID-19 situation, that means lakes and rivers will be ready for guests this Memorial Day weekend.

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The Grady County Sheriff's Office is happy to announce the hiring of Shayne Melton as our newest School Resource Deputy. Deputy Melton will be the SRO for the Canadian Valley Technology Center in Chickasha.   

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Selling images of an intimate partner without their consent will soon become a felony after the passage of Senate Bill 1492, according to a release from State Senator Kim David.

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Two Cleveland County men have been charged with multiple felony counts of performing lewd or indecent acts to a child under age 12.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A convenience to Oklahoma consumers born out of the pandemic will be allowed to remain in place.  The measure, by Sen Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, and Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, allows curbside sales or home deliveries of beer, wine and spirits to continue.  Gov. Kevin Stitt signed Senate Bill 1928 into law Thursday. 

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❝Enid is such a supportive community, and when you see this, it warms your heart. It's always good to see the community come together, especially to support our seniors.❞ — Kristie Browne

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We at Five Oaks Medical Group Pediatric department are thankful for your trust during this time of global COVID pandemic.  We are privileged to care for your children.  We acknowledge that the COVID pandemic is unprecedented, and that we as a scientific community are working diligently to le…

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Due to COVID-19, the June Tax Sale will be held on the law on the East side of the Grady County Courthouse. In case of inclement weather, it will be held at the Grady County Fairgrounds in the Community Building. Only registered bidders will be able to attend. Masks and social distancing are…

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma’s governor has signed a controversial measure that attempts to pre-empt officials from enacting so-called “red flag laws.”

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HASKELL — Stephen and Julie Mortensen first had the dream of owning a cattle ranch while attending Oklahoma State University.

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As the University of Oklahoma continues to plan for a return to in-person campus life this fall, Provost Kyle Harper has released the beginnings of a plan that will guide instruction and move some traditionally in-person classes online.

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Obituaries

Funeral service for Arthur "Hoppy" Dwight Hargus will be at 2:00 PM Friday, May 22, 2020 at Bible Baptist Church in Chickasha, OK. Pastor Lynn Walker will officiate. Hoppy was born the son of Arthur "Poss" Raymond Hargus and Ruth (Reed) Hargus on December 16, 1950 in Cement, OK. He passed fr…

Graveside service for Louise Bell, age 76 of Alex, Oklahoma, will be held at the Alex Cemetery on Wednesday, May 20, 2010, at 1:00 p.m.. Rev. Ashley Green Young will officiate. Grace Louise was born the daughter of George Stuard and Arvada Rodgers Stuard on April 13, 1944. Louise and her sis…

Douglas Derrell Kuhlman, age 30, died on May 8 2020. He is survived by his son Jaxon, his sister Brittany Kuhlman, mother Lisa Kuhlman, father Tracy Kuhlman, and uncles Terry Kuhlman and Kevin Kuhlman. A private family service will be held to honor his passing. Cremation arrangements are wit…