Kids wear Dr. Seuss-inspired attire

Western Oklahoma Christian School students, from left, Darcy Funk, Cooper Reeves and Kambree Palmer wear college T-shirts, inspired by the Dr. Seuss book, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”

Senator James Lankford (R-OK) has issued a statement following an announcement by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on plans to vote on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which the House passed late last Friday:

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Oklahoma small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

If coordinating schedules to gather the family around the dinner table is a victory in its own right, finding enough time to prepare a well-rounded, flavorful meal may just be a medal-worthy accomplishment.


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It’s not unusual for Clinton Public Schools’ maintenance staff to work during school breaks while classrooms are empty, but during spring break this week they’re performing disinfecting procedures that are normally reserved for the height of flu season.

The latest local casualty in the fight against COVID-19 is Western Plains Library System, which closed all seven of its branches at the end of the day on Tuesday. WPLS plans to reopen on April 6 if conditions warrant, said director Tim Miller, and in the meantime the library will still be providing digital service to its customers.

Pandemic inspires creative communications

Since medically unnecessary visitations have been suspended for the time being at long-term care facilities, Grace Living Center resident Judith Harnois makes a video for family members with help from CNA Valeria Juarez, left, and Grace media specialist Stormy Flores. Flores said residents may make up to five one-minute-long videos per day, which she then forwards to loved ones.